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by ericonabike
25 Feb 2016, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abus Frame Lock
Replies: 21
Views: 3099

Re: Abus Frame Lock

PM in post. :D
by ericonabike
30 Jan 2016, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abus Frame Lock
Replies: 21
Views: 3099

Re: Abus Frame Lock

...but imagine how easy it was before someone invented t'internet.... :wink:
by ericonabike
28 Jan 2016, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiring up Shimano dynohub
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Wiring up Shimano dynohub

By way of update - bought a Busch and Miller light from SJS cycles - 30 lux, plus standlight and day riding mode. It is stunning! Light enough for anything other than manic descents, and simplicity itself to instal. Power take off for a rear light too, which I may add later. Thanks again to Brucey f...
by ericonabike
24 Jan 2016, 7:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abus Frame Lock
Replies: 21
Views: 3099

Re: Abus Frame Lock

Found this whilst browsing. Hard to understand why frame locks aren't more widely used over here. I have them [Axa Defenders] fitted to our tandem, Gazelle everyday bike and Mrs E's electric bike. I have a 1.5m chain that can be used with whichever bike we have out. Easy to wrap around a lamppost, f...
by ericonabike
24 Jan 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiring up Shimano dynohub
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Wiring up Shimano dynohub

Cheers Brucey, much appreciated. I've managed to get into the Basta [starting to seem it's short of a couple of letters at the end] that has two terminals hidden within it, which seem to require bare wires to be poked through them. Agree that things have moved on apace in the last ten years, and am ...
by ericonabike
24 Jan 2016, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiring up Shimano dynohub
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Wiring up Shimano dynohub

After some 10 years [don't like to rush these things] I'm getting round to fitting the Shimano dynohub wheel that I bought. I've got as far as installing the wheel, but the wiring side of it is making me frown. The wheel came complete with the Shimano Nexus switch ]on/off/auto] with 18" dual co...
by ericonabike
29 Oct 2015, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why are inner tubes not airtight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1478

Re: Why are inner tubes not airtight?

Tongue was slightly in cheek when I posed the question, but it still feels as though this is a forgotten area of bike tech. Especially if we are serious about making bikes an everyday form of transport, rather than a tool for the 'keen cyclist'. Imagine selling a car with a reminder to pump its tyre...
by ericonabike
28 Oct 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why are inner tubes not airtight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1478

Why are inner tubes not airtight?

Some 50 years ago, when I got my first proper bike, I was sternly advised on the need to 'put a little air in' every other week or so. Fifty years on, we have put men on the moon, computerised the world, and cloned sheep. But I still have to pump my tyres every other week. Given the advances made in...
by ericonabike
8 Oct 2015, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: importance of min/max adjustment points
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: importance of min/max adjustment points

Yes. Take it to the extreme - imagine the stress and leverage forces on the frame if just 1cm of the seatpost was inserted into it! The manufacturers undoubtedly err on the side of caution when setting the min marks, but I would be reluctant to test the theory myself...
by ericonabike
28 Sep 2015, 6:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tarp talk
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: Tarp talk

Still at planning stage - the only definite s are that: - it starts on 31 May with a ferry to Santander [booked] then either train or coach to Vigo - the bike will be my Presto Lite [a small conceit, no pun intended, to do it this way plus it fits on any train, coach or cat boot] - it will follow Le...
by ericonabike
28 Sep 2015, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stuck pedal
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: stuck pedal

Final report: friendly LBS took two minutes from his day to run a tap through the crank thread and it is now in full working order. Handy, as the little Dahon Presto Lite it is attached to is now going to fulfil a dual commuting/touring role, involving switching from SPDs to folding MKS pedals on a ...
by ericonabike
23 Sep 2015, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stuck pedal
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: stuck pedal

Hmm...seems my celebrations were a little previous. Temp pedals [SPDs] went on fine, but when I came to fir new folding pedals, the RH [drive] side pedal won't thread in. Seems the thread at the outside has stripped just enough to prevent ingress. Needs tapping [I think that's the expression] but do...
by ericonabike
17 Sep 2015, 9:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tarp talk
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: Tarp talk

Thanks again - much food for thought....
by ericonabike
17 Sep 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tarp talk
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: Tarp talk

Seems I'm not alone! One query that I'd forgotten about re tarps - when touring in France saw a guy using one on the campsite. Occurred to me - how did he get undressed? Seemed very exposed, as it were. If there is a blog or similar giving newby tarp advice I'd be pleased to see it.
by ericonabike
16 Sep 2015, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tarp talk
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Tarp talk

My 60th birthday present to myself next year is to be a cycle tour through Spain. Following in the footsteps of Laurie Lee [of Cider with Rosie fame] who walked from the port of Vigo, next the Portuguese border, to Cadiz via Madrid. I'll be setting off from Vigo on 1 June and taking two to three wee...