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by drossall
16 Oct 2007, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Crank and Gears
Replies: 19
Views: 2520

Drossall, that link appears to show an 8 speed chain for use on all numbers of sprocket less than that, which is what I meant. Yes, you're right, I just wanted to be clear that you could get chains that were sold for use on 5/6 speeds, even if they aren't actually different from the ones sold for m...
by drossall
15 Oct 2007, 11:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Crank and Gears
Replies: 19
Views: 2520

PW wrote:I'm told that 5/6 speed chains are no longer available.

Not really true.
by drossall
13 Oct 2007, 8:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst hills
Replies: 66
Views: 9228

fatboy, I take it you are talking about Charlton hill up to Preston. I'm a terrible climber, but I'm afraid that's not a very big hill. The limit on climbing, if you have a low gear, is quite literally the point at which you fall off backwards, which is somewhere around the 1 in 3 mark. I know, I di...
by drossall
28 Sep 2007, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rain jacket
Replies: 30
Views: 5516

I find my Nevis Lite rather hot. If the rain is heavy it's great, but otherwise it's wetter with it on than not.

I wouldn't be without it but I choose the times I wear it really carefully.

When walking, it's much better than when riding, because I don't generate the heat.
by drossall
28 Sep 2007, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohubs uphill, can they light the way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2741

The great thing about dynamos and hills is that, if the hill slows you down enough to affect the dynamo, you don't need to be able to see far ahead anyway :D
by drossall
28 Sep 2007, 9:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist death not 'hit and run'
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

IIRC late Beryl Burton was also found by a road having passed away. There was an initial assumption that it was a hit and run, but that was abandoned as soon as the Police started to look at it because, just as above, there was no evidence whatever to support the notion. Thereafter I don't think any...
by drossall
26 Sep 2007, 10:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile phone whilst cycling - disgrace??
Replies: 21
Views: 2872

There's no law specifically prohibiting it because the law that was introduced only refers to drivers. You should be in control of your cycle, although I don't think there is a law specifically requiring both hands on the bars in quite the way Mick F suggests. However, if you had an accident while y...
by drossall
24 Sep 2007, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

I'm using a 10-speed (non-QS) Veloce Ergo with 9-speed 105 changer and (Ultegra) cassette, but I'm using a JTek ShiftMate as on the Shimergo page above. Works better than the all-Ultegra-9 on another bike.
by drossall
16 Sep 2007, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Part of tyre won't seat properly on rim
Replies: 21
Views: 6697

I had problems like that with a Schwalbe Marathon Plus the other week. I put it down to an over-narrow tube not filling the tyre on the opposite side.
by drossall
16 Sep 2007, 12:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What roads are you comfortable on?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

Yes, same as my experience with the A1073.
by drossall
15 Sep 2007, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What roads are you comfortable on?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

Although if there happened to be a truck to the driver's left...
by drossall
15 Sep 2007, 9:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What roads are you comfortable on?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

Nice idea although scary if the cars that had just overtaken you on the motorway started conking out.
by drossall
15 Sep 2007, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem - Replacing Chain guard on Raleigh Pioneer ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

How about one of these, which I put on my daughter's bike the other year? Or even a similar solid one?

Easy to fit - the fitting just replaces the plastic cap that goes over your crank bolt.
by drossall
15 Sep 2007, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What roads are you comfortable on?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

I have answered "Any A roads", but actually it is traffic levels that I think about most. I raced on the A10 the other year and it was great, no problem, in spite of slip roads. A good example is a trip I have done up to Skegness a couple of times. It includes the A1073 from Crowland to Bo...
by drossall
30 Aug 2007, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: map reading for cyclists
Replies: 30
Views: 4631

There are teaching resources on the OS site.