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by Hemipode
4 Oct 2008, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If bottom bracket mounted dynamos are still made ?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

If anyone out there still has one in good working order they wouldn't mind parting with, I would be interested in purchasing it - I must be a bit mad but I liked them !
by Hemipode
4 Oct 2008, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If bottom bracket mounted dynamos are still made ?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Cheers!
Glueman - it was the Sanyo I used to have. I connected an I.K.U. halogen front lamp to it.
It was great - but as eileithyia says, it did eventualy sieze up.
It's a pity they were not developed a bit further.
by Hemipode
4 Oct 2008, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If bottom bracket mounted dynamos are still made ?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

If bottom bracket mounted dynamos are still made ?

When I was cycling in the 1980's there was a dynamo which mounted on the stays just behind the bottom bracket. It had a drum that was driven from the tread of the rear tyre. It was silver in colour & had a small right angled lever to swith it on & off. Can anyone remember what make they were...
by Hemipode
3 Oct 2008, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't people signal?!
Replies: 60
Views: 4396

When I was learning to ride a motorcycle my instructor told me to always assume everyone else was out to kill you - then you won't be too far wrong !
I apply the same principal to cycling.
I gave up the motorbikes - they did try to kill me ! :shock:
by Hemipode
27 Sep 2008, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you wetproof cycle shoes made from suede and synthetics?
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Try G-sport made by Grangers. It is an aerosol water repellant for footware & is suitable for both man-made & natural materials. It certainly works well on my wifes walking boots. It costs about £6 a can from outdoor / walking shops.
by Hemipode
26 Sep 2008, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitable cantilever brakes for 1997 Dawes Super Galaxy ?
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Suitable cantilever brakes for 1997 Dawes Super Galaxy ?

Hi. I am a 'born again cyclist' (stopped at the age of 25 now pedalling again aged 43) & am new to the forum. I have bought a second hand bike & am enjoying fixing it up. I thought I would upgrade the brakes as the fitted ones were worn. I liked the look of the Avid shorty 6 but there was no...