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by drossall
22 Dec 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: This Bike is on a roll....around the globe
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

What kind of advantage do you mean? Technically there's no such thing as centrifugal force, but in any case it would be orthogonal to the direction of travel, so it wouldn't have an effect. Unless there's something really complicated that I've missed. Of course, travelling with the sun you'd get a f...
by drossall
21 Dec 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike

I found this PDF from the Folding Bike Guide. A few years old now, but not much has changed massively. Might be of interest.
by drossall
21 Dec 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike

For what it's worth, I have a P6R bought second-hand, and I wasn't nearly as convinced by the P bars as is rmurphy195, so I don't think that their unavailability is a great loss. After a while trying them, I replaced them with Joseph Kuosac aftermarket bars , because I wanted something mid-height to...
by drossall
19 Dec 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Introducing myself and question about Brompton bike

Yes, I have thought about that. Might even put it on my Christmas list. But the same really applies. I use Marathon tyres, and mostly ride in London. The bike's pretty reliable. So all in all, I tend not to have problems and, if I did, and even though I do all my own maintenance, I'd probably just s...
by drossall
19 Dec 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Introducing myself and question about Brompton bike

I actually think that carrying tools is less important with a Brompton, especially when riding around a major city such as London. I just assume that I'd walk to the nearest rail or underground station, and stick the folded bike on a train. Or a bus for that matter. I do carry tools on any other bik...
by drossall
19 Dec 2019, 3:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Getting worse out there?

I actually think it's been improving, at least for cyclists, and at least since the 2012 surge in participation. There's simply more chance that drivers have seen things from both sides of the fence, as cyclists routinely have (generalisation). It doesn't need all drivers to have done so, as long as...
by drossall
18 Dec 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!
Replies: 22
Views: 504

Re: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!

I studied British Constitution whilst at school and came away with the idea that it's a good thing in so much that it's independent from the HoC but actually compliments it whilst also checking/challenging the Government of the day. I still think that's a good idea but would agree that the cost nee...
by drossall
16 Dec 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Switching handlebars: Solutions for quick cable interchange
Replies: 33
Views: 1120

Re: Switching handlebars: Solutions for quick cable interchange

For brakes, you can normally release the brake with a butterfly or similar arrangement. Then drop the cable out and fit it into the new lever.

All sounds complicated though. Buy three bikes? :D
by drossall
16 Dec 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small cycle computer for Brompton
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: Small cycle computer for Brompton

I've got one of these mounted to point vertically upwards, i.e. sitting between the two upswept sides of the bars, on my Brompton. Solves the problem you had, and I can now easily twist my Garmin on and off.

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by drossall
15 Dec 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Make lying in politics illegal
Replies: 36
Views: 816

Re: Make lying in politics illegal

Exactly. You can't outlaw lying without a shared definition of the truth. Politics in recent years has pushed stretching the boundaries to an art form. I at least found the BBC fact check articles helpful in showing what was going on, but see below for what some will have thought. Statistics are quo...
by drossall
15 Dec 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels - number of spokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: Wheels - number of spokes

How easy is it to rebuild a factory wheel while out on the road somewhere (even for limited values of "rebuild")? The great thing about a 36-spoke wheel is that you can lose two or three spokes, and it's a feasible job to fix it and get home. In fact, if you're not out in some remote area,...
by drossall
15 Dec 2019, 12:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 3099

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

In the club I first joined, the story was that the then timekeeper (this was in the days of five-speed derailleurs) had welded a 13 sprocket to his chainset to get properly low gears. I never saw it, so cannot verify this story :lol:
by drossall
13 Dec 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic calming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1273

Re: Traffic calming?

I've faced this on roads with parked cars on the other side, so that the oncoming car has to cross into my side to get past. I've got priority of course. It helps to move out good and early, and more than you really need to, in order to "claim the lane". I tend to hold that position even i...
by drossall
13 Dec 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: Heights of lights.

There's some information here and here.
by drossall
13 Dec 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?
Replies: 39
Views: 1073

Re: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?

I think the adaptor is a wahoo product. The wahoo mount is the same as garmin but turned 90 degrees. It's designed so you can use your old Garmin mounts for your new wahoo. Doubt it's the solution Mick needs. I suspect it makes it stand off the mount a bit. That was probably it. It was something so...