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by Phil_Lee
4 Jan 2012, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatpost shims.....
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Seatpost shims.....

i've used a bit of 22mm copper water pipe on one of my bikes. make a slit so it opens up and burr over the top so that it neither drops into the frame nor scatches your seatpost. this is only any use if you've already got a bit in the garage and a vernier to check :wink: Would that work for that am...
by Phil_Lee
4 Jan 2012, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invalid scooter !!
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: Invalid scooter !!

The Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act 1970 defines an invalid carriage as: "a vehicle, whether mechanically propelled or not, constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of one person, being a person suffering from some physical defect or disability" I wonder if this means t...
by Phil_Lee
4 Jan 2012, 6:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A petition worth signing
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

A petition worth signing

Increase cycling budget to £25 per person Responsible department: Department for Transport We, the undersigned, believe that the UK government currently spends too little on improving cycle safety. Evidence shows that spending money on permanent infrastructure improvements and lifelong training and...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invalid scooter !!
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: Invalid scooter !!

A two seater wouldn't qualify as an invalid carriage. The Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act 1970 defines an invalid carriage as: "a vehicle, whether mechanically propelled or not, constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of one person, being a person suffering from some physica...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express

I put the bike in the compartment underneath, but It has to be in a bag or else the driver has the right to refuse it. What's the main reason for bagging bikes? It's not as if it's going to fall apart? Or is it to contain the dirt? It keeps dirty chains (or just well lubricated ones) away from othe...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suggestions for best bicycle pump I can carry with me
Replies: 34
Views: 6386

Re: Suggestions for best bicycle pump I can carry with me

Slidingpillar wrote:http://www.zefal.com/fr/pompes-traditionnelles/109-hpx-classic.html

Mine's all black but must be about the best pump, I've ever had.


+1
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Information on Audax UK website
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Information on Audax UK website

Members can use the website to select "nearest" rides, and possibly some other search functions to find suitable rides.
They also get their completed rides listed on the database, once verified.
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

Although the secuclip is primarily for the front mudguard, the use of a pair at the back will extend the stays by about 10mm.
You can get them as individual spares from chainreaction, SJS or other major suppliers.
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: South downs way- What tyres have you used/recommend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: South downs way- What tyres have you used/recommend?

It is many years since I used the South Downs Way, and it was on foot, but my principal memory is of large flints, lots of them. If it is still like that (I'm sure someone will be along in a while to confirm or otherwise), I would focus on cut resistance. Marathon Extreme, Marathon Plus or Marathon ...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invalid scooter !!
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: Invalid scooter !!

I'm expecting to see outdoor scooters equipped to carry indoor scooters as luggage soon.
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 12:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice's Super C panniers
Replies: 32
Views: 4346

Re: Carradice's Super C panniers

I think you'll find that before you order something from Wiggle you can see whether it's in stock or not. It says '5 in stock' or '0 in stock, expected in x weeks' or words to that effect. Yes, that's always been my experience as well. I chose to order some panniers directly from Carradice (more ex...
by Phil_Lee
3 Jan 2012, 12:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera for £20,what do we think?
Replies: 3
Views: 3748

Re: Camera for £20,what do we think?

The format of the camera looks good, and it uses AAA batteries and SDHC cards so the range can be extended by carrying spares. But there's no information given about the range of light conditions it can cope with, and it's only 640x480 resolution. One reviewer on the chilli site reckons it turns its...
by Phil_Lee
2 Jan 2012, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I lower gearing ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1602

Re: How do I lower gearing ?

Put the chain small chainring-small sprocket. Now measure the size of the gap between the chain and the bottom of the deraileur cage. You need around 1 mm per tooth lost. So if the gaps around 5 mm or more then you can easily fit a 4 tooth smaller chain ring. I've run 48-36-22 with no problems. Tha...
by Phil_Lee
1 Jan 2012, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Issues with international bike battery transport
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: Issues with international bike battery transport

It will certainly have to go surface. And that ain't gonna be quick or cheap. The only reasonably priced method I can think of is to find someone who is emigrating in your direction and is prepared to pack it with their household goods, which would be effectively free, as it wouldn't increase the vo...
by Phil_Lee
31 Dec 2011, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Headset Bearings
Replies: 69
Views: 5792

Re: Replacing Headset Bearings

It's not so much that the bottom race is weakest as that it carries nearly all of the load.
The top race has a pretty easy time by comparison.