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by 1066enthalpies1939
21 Nov 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 14300

Re: London - on the spot fine

This has come up in various forms a few times but my interpretation is that in a situation like this, riding or pushing the bike makes no difference. Note that the relevant legislation refers to driving or propelling a vehicle. Here's an earlier thread which is one among many https://forum.cyclingu...
by 1066enthalpies1939
21 Nov 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mix the old concept with new equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 1071

Mix the old concept with new equipment

Mix the old concept with new equipment With the advent of rear derailleurs that can handle up to 12 cogs I was wonder do you have to use 12 cogs? With the use of 9,10,11, and 12 speed cassettes the increase wear on the cogs and chain make them not so dependable for long term use. Therefore, is it po...
by 1066enthalpies1939
17 Nov 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing a Brompton rack
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Repairing a Brompton rack

I have repaired racks by taking a short length of steel tube and a) giving it a squashed end that can be drilled and bolted to the dropout and b) bonding the end of the broken aluminium strut into the tube using epoxy resin. A snug sleeve joint about 1" long will be more than strong enough. Th...
by 1066enthalpies1939
17 Nov 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing a Brompton rack
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Repairing a Brompton rack

I have damaged the aloy off side struts on the rack of my Brompton . The broken section is located where the strut are pressed thin to enable the struts to be fixed to the platform area. Solution is to replace the alloy struts with chrome steel tubing and fix them with bolts instead of rivit. I have...
by 1066enthalpies1939
14 Nov 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 50
Views: 2437

Re: Can you swim?

I was of the generation and upbringing that swimming wasn't even thought about. Consequently, when I joined the RN aged 16, I'd never been to the swimming baths more than once in my life and was sort of scared of water. I learnt to swim, I had to, as it was all part of the basic training. These day...
by 1066enthalpies1939
8 Nov 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 927

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

....or just moving back into normal person mode? Today i have, after not owning one for years, purchased myself an automobile. I'm shortly starting a new (non-cycle related) job, its too far to ride plus too much kit to carry, and public transport doesnt start early enough. Added to that i have als...
by 1066enthalpies1939
24 Oct 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements

Brucey wrote:
1066enthalpies1939 wrote:Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements

....Mechanical disk brakes but with twin pistons....


waste of time IMHO

cheers



Please explain
by 1066enthalpies1939
24 Oct 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements

:shock: I think it's highly unlikely that you will find a complete bike to meet your exact specification at all or a new frame and forks for £100. You could buy a second hand bike that has most of the spec and then replace the other items to make it what you want. IMO you will be looking for quite a...
by 1066enthalpies1939
24 Oct 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements

Cyclocross/gravel cycle requirements I am seeking a cycle or frame for a self build, listed below are my requirement, is it an impossible ? Inexpensive e.g. total cycle £600 or frame £100 Rack and mudguard eyelets Mechanical disk brakes but with twin pistons Alloy frame with steel folks (no drilling...
by 1066enthalpies1939
23 Oct 2018, 7:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 30
Views: 4242

Re: New Thames Crossing

I popped into a consultation event this evening. There is little to be learnt that is not already in the consultation materials. There had been some thought of creating a cycle route through the tunnels beneath the road deck. Concerns over mixing strava speed freaks with families in a confined spac...
by 1066enthalpies1939
20 Oct 2018, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 47
Views: 2244

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

the small dualco grease gun is good value, creates lots of pressure and may be bulk filled without too much trauma https://static.modernbike.com/Product_Images/large_28021.jpg Isons sell one like this with their own branding on. £12 or £13 If you want proper grease gun, with 'last a lifetime qualit...
by 1066enthalpies1939
19 Oct 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 47
Views: 2244

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

the small dualco grease gun is good value, creates lots of pressure and may be bulk filled without too much trauma https://static.modernbike.com/Product_Images/large_28021.jpg Isons sell one like this with their own branding on. £12 or £13 If you want proper grease gun, with 'last a lifetime qualit...
by 1066enthalpies1939
24 Sep 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of gears hanger and other cycle components.
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Source of gears hanger and other cycle components.

I thought this may be of interest

Source of gears hanger and other cycle components.

https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/
by 1066enthalpies1939
17 Sep 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing rivets and bushes - what types
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Replacing rivets and bushes - what types

Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/153147604368?chn=ps I have one of the above but there is sloppness in the rivets . I wish to recondition it by replacing the rivets . Question What type of rivets do I need and do I need to replace the bushes? Campagnolo Gran Sport Vin...
by 1066enthalpies1939
10 Sep 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chris Juden's talk at the 2017 York Rally
Replies: 88
Views: 4281

Re: Chris Juden's talk at the 2017 York Rally

Going back to "traditional" British tourers, if you put an alternative to drops onto a Galaxy it remains a tourer. But my default tourer has drops, and has done for decades. It is a pity that Shimano don't make a groupset for that, but I can still mix and match to get what I want. Especia...