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by tatanab
18 Mar 2020, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seatpost sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: seatpost sizes

That sticker is plain gauge 3 main tubes only. I had a couple of Claud Butler/Holdsworthy frames in that construction, 26.4 saddle pillar as I recall.
by tatanab
10 Mar 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1430

Re: Minimalist helmet?

the rule has been brought in by Airbus, for whom I don't work. is this a ruling only at Airbus Filton, or also on other sites? Since you are not an Airbus employee and cannot rock the boat, I see no option but to comply - perhaps as awkwardly as possible by questioning standards etc as others have ...
by tatanab
10 Mar 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1430

Re: Minimalist helmet?

I missed the email and didn’t go to work yesterday so I was unaware of the new policy introduced by the site owners – Airbus: This is odd. Does every single site employee have email? The cleaners, the chap who drives the fuel bowser? If not, then they must surely have had a campaign with notices in...
by tatanab
7 Mar 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars - Noise (or not)
Replies: 70
Views: 1972

Re: Electric cars - Noise (or not)

Add noise up to about 30 mph, that being town limits. This to help the visually impaired. Above 30 mph turn off the noise. As any cyclist knows, out on the open road wind and tyre noise are more prevalent than exhaust noise - unless modified. Certainly DO NOT add noise at ridiculously high levels - ...
by tatanab
7 Mar 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2519
Views: 48414

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

mercalia wrote:All paper products, loo paper and kitchen roll and the decent tissues all gone.
Why the seemingly worldwide panic buying of toilet rolls? From what I've read the virus has no effect at that end of the body.
by tatanab
6 Mar 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best car to put a bike in?
Replies: 46
Views: 1913

Re: Best car to put a bike in?

mjr wrote:The reason the question gets asked so much is that no-one publishes vehicle load space dimensions online.
This one gives many useful dimensions because they are interested in getting wheelchairs in. https://www.ridc.org.uk/features-review ... ng-car/car
by tatanab
6 Mar 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 147
Views: 9547

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

winter gear - 48x21 usual gear - 48x17 track bike gear for summer road rides 49x14 All year gear of 65" 48x20. General club riding and even touring in central Wales or Brittany ----- when I were a lad 30+ years ago. Time trial and track gearing of 81" or 86" 48x16 or 15. Tried 48x14 ...
by tatanab
2 Mar 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance for racing in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Insurance for racing in Europe

I occasionally raced (very low level) in France and Belgium up until about 10 years ago. I cannot recall the name of the company I used, but this lot look like a possibility. https://www.yellowjersey.co.uk/cycle-travel-insurance/?msclkid=55019d8641531908faf2c3dab8136f31&utm_source=bing&utm_m...
by tatanab
29 Feb 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Help Identifying my bike

Gears arent quite working to well so I'll have a look into then too. Probably marginally out of adjustment. Lots of guide videos on YouTube. In short, select gear 2, using the adjuster on the chain which goes into the hub set the point where the chain becomes a rod so that the transition point is f...
by tatanab
29 Feb 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Help Identifying my bike

Thankyou, Can i ask what 65" top gear is? These utility machines tend to be greatly over geared and the riding position is such that you cannot put a great deal of force into pedalling, so to get up a decent hill you need a lower gear than is currently there. I live in a very hilly area and ch...
by tatanab
29 Feb 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Help Identifying my bike

widdo wrote:Unsure what tyres i need.
500A. This is where I got mine https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres-20-440-500a/ I suggest not the 28 width but either of the 35s for a bit more comfort.
by tatanab
27 Feb 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Help Identifying my bike

BTW you get extra style points if you have one of those tartan bags on the rack. £30 plus new tyres. Lowered gearing by changing rear sprocket, 65" top gear. Dual pivot brake on the front plus modern brake blocks. Less than £60 all told. Not something to ride briskly, the position is aweful. 1...
by tatanab
27 Feb 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Help Identifying my bike

widdo wrote:Its £50 is this a normal kind of price?
About 5 years ago I paid £30 for a 1973 folding KIngpin from a cycle recycling charity. It needed new tyres and I changed some other parts. I'd say that £50 is okay.
by tatanab
27 Feb 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike gear inches and ratios.
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Bike gear inches and ratios.

Miche cassettes can be built up with whatever you want, as they haven’t got pre bolted sections. And the sprockets (and other parts0 can be bought individually so you are not stuck with a "factory standard" difference between sizes. Click on Afficher in the link, I've already ticked the r...
by tatanab
26 Feb 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ever ready bike light
Replies: 72
Views: 2727

Re: Ever ready bike light

mercalia wrote:The slightest jolt and the battery lost contact with the bulb
which is why we used to push a piece of carboard between the batteries, to stop them moving.