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by cranky
30 Sep 2008, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holdsworth headsets
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Is there a good reason why the forks should not be put in a lathe and turned down a bit? Like does it leave a sharp corner which could start a fatigue crack? Or is the steerer too flexible for accurate cutting Reducing the steerer from 27.0mm to 26.4mm requires losing 0.2mm from the radius. (0.2mm ...
by cranky
30 Sep 2008, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Green front LED lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

Are LEDs really so standardised that I could just use any other LED from a bike lamp or other place to make this lamp useable? Ideally you'd measure the (green) led current and voltage then find a suitable replacement, in practice most 5mm leds draw around 30ma and can be dropped right in. LEDs are...
by cranky
30 Sep 2008, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Green front LED lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

I bought two sets (4 lights) for a tenner and clipped them on the panniers, if they get nicked I won't cry. If they don't I'll swap out the six green leds for white. I still reckon it's a good deal :)
by cranky
30 Sep 2008, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Green front LED lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

I too have a couple of sets of these that I use on my panniers. The red rear leds are pretty good but the front green leds are pathetic. I think I'll be calling on Maplin for six white leds to replace them. I've no idea of the legality of green lights showing at the front, except that afaik you must...
by cranky
29 Sep 2008, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far do people commute?
Replies: 50
Views: 5021

Could we have a '0' miles for those of us who don't commute but would like to see the result without injecting spurious votes ?
by cranky
29 Sep 2008, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking to amend existing flat handlebar
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

DaveP wrote:Have a look at
http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/aca ... ebars.html
particularly the promenade bars at the bottom. MTB diameters, hands closer together and lower.


ohhhhhh.....that's interesting !
by cranky
29 Sep 2008, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear hub question
Replies: 8
Views: 698

OLN = Over Lock Nut = available width between rear dropouts.

Expensive (Hope) 145mm hubs available from SJS.

You probably could just add a spacer but I don't think it'll be as strong (due to increased dishing) as using a 145mm hub. You must await the experts responding :)
by cranky
29 Sep 2008, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does 700c mean ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Eggbeater pedals...

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by cranky
29 Sep 2008, 12:28am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: ajustable seatpost
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Or perhaps you should have posted it in the "I have no sense of humour and no desire to interact with anyone unless they have what I want" section of the forum? Or perhaps you don't realise that every time a poster responds to a post it bumps it to the top where it can most likely be seen?...
by cranky
28 Sep 2008, 3:40pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: spammer anghew025
Replies: 1
Views: 774

spammer anghew025

just doin' my bit
by cranky
27 Sep 2008, 10:48pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: ajustable seatpost
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

thirdcrank wrote:There was me thinking that a q/r seatpost bolt would facilitate theft.


TC, I think the idea is to use the QR to remove the saddle & seatpost, thereby preventing theft :)
by cranky
26 Sep 2008, 12:05am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: spammer ptechmobiles
Replies: 0
Views: 602

spammer ptechmobiles

says it all
by cranky
25 Sep 2008, 11:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike chain - historical!
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

Given that bicycle chains of the time were 1" pitch rather than the 1/2" pitch of today, enlarging the rear sprocket didn't actually give you many more teeth, so Simpson's invention probably deserves far more credit than you hasty lot have given it. At any rate, given some of the other we...
by cranky
25 Sep 2008, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tent ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

:)