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by tatanab
27 Jan 2008, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nutters
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Front fog lights. The problem is one of fashion. It seemed to become fashionable about 5 years ago. Since then many people have seen others using them so think it is ok or normal. Like many other normal people, very few motorists know many of the laws that apply to them. I find them an annoyance bec...
by tatanab
27 Jan 2008, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are rear blue lights legal
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Not legal. Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1989/Uksi_19891796_en_3.htm#(Tii)iicolourlightshownlampreflector (2) No vehicle shall be fitted with a lamp which is capable of showing any light to the rear, other than a red light, except- (h) blue light and white light...
by tatanab
20 Jan 2008, 6:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nil Incidents
Replies: 18
Views: 2759

When I was a Driving Instructor, and before I was a cyclist, I also used to answer the question from pupils of 'how much clearance do I give a cyclist?' With the reply 'enougth room to fall off!' I am pretty sure that up until some time in the late 70s, maybe early 80s, the Highway Code gave a reco...
by tatanab
20 Jan 2008, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to saddle bags?
Replies: 41
Views: 5983

A soapbox subject of mine. All of my machines are capable of carrying a saddlebag, and even years ago when I raced those machines could carry saddlebags as well because we used to ride out to the event, leave our bag under the hedge, compete, and then join the club run for the rest of the day. In th...
by tatanab
20 Jan 2008, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Funky Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Kirk Precision http://www.firstflightbikes.com/KirkPrecision.html
Early 90s so not exactly old.
by tatanab
16 Jan 2008, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blinded by the light?
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

I was considering getting one of the B&M lumotec dynamo lights - sticking a 10W bulb in it and wiring it up to the smart battery pack. Do the Lumotec have the cut off beam design mentioned here or do I have to go for the expensive lights to get this? The B&M beam pattern is shaped ok, but y...
by tatanab
15 Jan 2008, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting Caliper Brake Drop
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Some models (Centaur/Daytona I think), in some years (2006) have a maximum drop of 52mm versus the modern standard of 49. You can check on the old data sheets on the Campag website.
by tatanab
12 Jan 2008, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano R600 Brake Fitting?
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Options -
1. Drill the existing frame to take the allen key fitment.
2. Buy 47-57 nutted brakes such as Shimano BR A550 RX100 Dual-pivot brake calipers 47-57mm Deep-drop
Go the SJS websiteand look under brakes.
by tatanab
11 Jan 2008, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Vincitore Special on Order - 631 or 853
Replies: 19
Views: 2947

A friend in my cycling club had a second-hand 853 frame that looked in very good condition, but it broke at one of the rear stays. That is not a fault or weakness of 853 because chain stays and seat stays are not 853 they are something else. The attached file shows which tubes are available in whic...
by tatanab
10 Jan 2008, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eager Clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Last year I wanted some new calf length spats, just like you. I was unable to turn up an address for Eager Sport to buy directly, as I've done in the past, and ended up buying from SJS Cycles.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Eage ... ir-155.htm
by tatanab
27 Dec 2007, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Lee Cooper in Coventry.
http://www.lacycles.co.uk/index.html
by tatanab
27 Dec 2007, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bib longs
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

The website description says they have "Comfort zip so you don't have to do contortions to relieve yourself". I expect this is the same as the zip on my Lusso bib tights which does not go as far down as it does in trousers but allows you to relieve yourself by only very minor contortions. ...
by tatanab
21 Dec 2007, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clipless pedals: Time ATAC vs SPD
Replies: 11
Views: 2517

what specifically do you mean - lots or little float? I'm wanting to go to some sort of spd, but I want no float. I think you will have a problem finding cleats with no float. SPD used to have two types of cleat with one type fixed and the other with float, I am not sure if they still do. The old (...
by tatanab
20 Dec 2007, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Clipless pedals: Time ATAC vs SPD
Replies: 11
Views: 2517

For road use I doubt you will notice a difference. Off road the ATAC will clear of mud etc much more easily. I used SPD about 12 years ago for a couple of years. I found them ok but I needed to increase the release tension to prevent the cleats releasing when climbing on the road. This is probably j...
by tatanab
18 Dec 2007, 11:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blinded by the light?
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Agreed.

I use a 5W bulb in a cycle specific headlamp, with a beam shaped as described. For most of my riding it is a far more useful shape than the cone of light designed for use in a bathroom ceiling.