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by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 3019

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

I have seen that Wolftooth hanger tool, and I am not convinced.
Seriously, if your bike is so fragile that you need constantly to carry a tool for the alignment of the mech hanger, you'd better get a bike that would use a stronger design (though there may not be many out there!)
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialised axis 2.0 brakes.
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Specialised axis 2.0 brakes.

Anyone used Specialised axis 2.0 brakes? They look quite chunky which suggests they should be stiff? Presumably they work with Shimano sti too. Cheers James Dimensions are not a real clue of their performance. What do you mean for "stiff", presumably that they will brake better? Most of t...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 28h hub - 36h rim
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: 28h hub - 36h rim

36h on a 12" rim is a bad idea anyway, even if using small-flange hubs.
More troubles than what is worth, indeed small size single-wall rims may be found very cheap.
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 152
Views: 7981

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Browsing around Mick I came across this. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Park-Tool-DH-1-Dummy-Hub_83332.htm Never knew such things existed. I clean my chain off the bike using the shake-around in a plastic bottle system. But it struck me that this might be a handy companion to one of those chain cleaning ...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longest burn time lights.
Replies: 49
Views: 2218

Re: Longest burn time lights.

FWIW, 200 real lumens are not enough to safely see in complete darkness, you want at least 300lmn. I have a Cateye Volt400 (the older model with screw-in rechargeable battery) and is just slightly brighter than a B&M Cyo 80lux driven by a Son28 hubdynamo. Both lights are on the same bike so I ca...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatstay chain peg
Replies: 39
Views: 1521

Re: Seatstay chain peg

I would just use a small p-clip, with a piece of rubber (i.e. the finishing bits that come with some handlebar tapes) inside; a long bot covered with a brake encasso-nut of suitable length will provide a nice smooth peg that's strong enough and aesthetically not too bad. Alternatively, the use of a ...
by londonbikerider
24 Aug 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3729

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Thank you all for your replies, it was not my intention to stir a debate about why and how and how antisocial is to leave your own lock on a bicycle stand; rather to discuss about locks that have been tampered. More in detail, the spot is not exactly a public space, since is well inside the boundari...
by londonbikerider
16 Aug 2019, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3729

Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Hello, has anyone seen D-locks or padlocks in general, being subject to tampering by chemicals over time? Yesterday I went to my local supermarket, where I leave a basic D-lock (if I'm not wrong, it's a 12mm Abus) to secure my bike. Since the surroundings of Finsbury Park are becoming more and more ...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 8:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 20404

Re: Deliveroo

Oh, things will end when people will abide to the law. Clearly, for you this is not important, or maybe you live in an idyllic place where nothing happens? Then I'd urge to go in central London, just up from King's Cross or up north the Green Lanes you'll see plenty. I'm sorry if you got offended by...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 7:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13959

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

Overall, and I know it sounds a cliché, things will never improve until people won't realize the true meaning of the word "sharing". Roads can be dangerous, it is up to all the categories of users, including cyclists and pedestrians, to understand and respect the other user's need for mob...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks

I'd be concerned about the strength of the threads, most of those forks have their lowers made out of cast aluminium. Also, to increase the unsprung weight will reduce the performance of the suspension, which means that a cheap one will turn almost useless? I used to have a mountain bike with cheap ...
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stainless track nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: stainless track nuts

I'd be careful with Ebay, once I bought some stainless steel crank nuts that cracked despite bene torqued correctly
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recognise this bike frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2163

Re: Anyone recognise this bike frame?

Not sure I'd call it a proven design, a friend of mne had one of those Dahon and the main frame hinge would always come loose. If I remember correctly, the whole thing was kept tight with an M5 threaded bar, far from being a sturdy arrangement!
by londonbikerider
3 Aug 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13959

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

We live in a time and age where there is a lot of information and media shared, and it's not always that easy to filter it down to an acceptable level of objective report. If we are to bring back the "I remember in the old days" then we will have to consider the overall population was smal...
by londonbikerider
3 Aug 2019, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 20404

Re: Deliveroo

the latter is a byproduct of you supposing what I am thinking. Let alone you're missing the (black?) humour implied in the exageration. Either way, it's pointless argument. I didn't suppose anything, I responded directly to what you wrote. Wrapping it up in come Clarksonesq humour doesn't make it a...