Search found 129 matches

by WOOLIFERKINS
17 Dec 2014, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A new glare-free headlamp for road riding
Replies: 35
Views: 1788

Re: A new glare-free headlamp for road riding

The only others I know of (Apart from other B&M models) with a cut off beam are the Phillips Saferide and the Supernova Airstream. I think the one you're looking at is pretty much spot on, it's what I'd choose if I didn't use a dynamo. Any bicycle light that confirms to the current German light...
by WOOLIFERKINS
17 Dec 2014, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M Quality.
Replies: 25
Views: 1598

Re: B&M Quality.

Never. Which light?
by WOOLIFERKINS
19 Nov 2014, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ryde Grizzly vs Sputnik rims
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Ryde Grizzly vs Sputnik rims

Koolstop do a CSS specific compound pad
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Nov 2014, 10:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's the difference between these two lights?
Replies: 31
Views: 3453

Re: What's the difference between these two lights?

The Lumen is a measure of light emitted. Lux is the level of illumination at a point. 40 Lux represents 40 lumens per square metre. This will probably be the average illumination over the beam pattern at a specific distance and angle. Neither description really gives a proper idea of how these ligh...
by WOOLIFERKINS
27 Oct 2014, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo front light
Replies: 45
Views: 4074

Re: Dynamo front light

Also, there is a comment on the Schmidt web site about how the light is asymmetric like a car headlight to reduce dazzle for oncoming drivers, which would mean it would give more light out to the right (for those riding on the right hand side of the road), so make it less suitable if anything for t...
by WOOLIFERKINS
22 Oct 2014, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted cycle hangers
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Wall mounted cycle hangers

I use the precursor to this plenty of room for about a 2" tyre
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Sep 2014, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First dynamo
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: First dynamo

Precisely, the Senso version. There is an old saw in the aviation world, "Electronics: (n) Inherently unreliable and prone to failure." This carries into the bike light world.
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Sep 2014, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine DH-S701 1.5v Dynamo
Replies: 23
Views: 3363

Re: Shimano Alfine DH-S701 1.5v Dynamo

The USB plug has gone from the current version of the Luxos and been replaced with the properly waterproof adaptor the ewerk uses so the only weather dubious connection is from cable to device. Just forget the 1.5v dynamo and buy a proper one. For their own FUBAR reasons Shimano have decided to opt ...
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Sep 2014, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First dynamo
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: First dynamo

Indeed, but in 7 years in a previous guise as a retailer the vast majority of warranty work on dynamo lights was on those with a senso function.
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Sep 2014, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine DH-S701 1.5v Dynamo
Replies: 23
Views: 3363

Re: Shimano Alfine DH-S701 1.5v Dynamo

Brian,
Don't forget if you have any warranty issue when buying from EU discounters you have to do it through the retailer you bought it from and they are notoriously poor at it.
by WOOLIFERKINS
10 Sep 2014, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First dynamo
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: First dynamo

+1 for the dynohub. I cannot begin to explain the joy of it just working in all weathers. Yes it takes you over budget but the joy of just switching on your lights and they work EVERY time is great
by WOOLIFERKINS
2 Jul 2014, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers + hitches
Replies: 17
Views: 3604

Re: Trailers + hitches

The current Croozer hitch will fit like simonineastons picture above
by WOOLIFERKINS
2 Jul 2014, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Question for spectacle wearers
Replies: 38
Views: 3370

Re: Question for spectacle wearers

I use the BBB Optiviews. Sensibly priced specs and I think it was £30 to have my prescription fitted to the insert
by WOOLIFERKINS
13 Jun 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to mount a bottle dynamo?
Replies: 38
Views: 5208

Re: how to mount a bottle dynamo?

You can mount a bottle dynamo on the rear seat stay with one of these Both extra cable and connectors are available. Don't try and earth through the frame it's a quaint historic practise that doesn't work with modern lights. Fine in its day but duplex wiring is the way forward. Remember when buying ...
by WOOLIFERKINS
8 Apr 2014, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jockey wheels upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4050

Re: Jockey wheels upgrade

Ah self cleaning that well known oxymoron. The holes just fill with the grinding gunge we generate in our drivetrains. There is no replacement for regular cleaning. Seven years commuting boil down to wash it properly every week. The quality of the bearings on jockey wheels is the key thing. The only...