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by uppadine
23 Jan 2015, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V Brake Cartridge Insert Pins
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: V Brake Cartridge Insert Pins

I bought a small, very light pair of needle-nosed pliers on ebay, and they work perfectly for this job. You can use them to push the pin up, when removing, and they position it perfectly for insertion. It's a joy not to keep dropping them, as I did.
by uppadine
28 Sep 2014, 2:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: recommend cycle holiday company?
Replies: 5
Views: 8023

Re: recommend cycle holiday company?

CTC Tours - excellent route and well organised by Chris Ellison. Personal recommendation.
by uppadine
13 Sep 2014, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dynamo wheels - pricing and where from
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: dynamo wheels - pricing and where from

Spa Cycles have an offer on for wheelbuilding at the moment, and are true experts
by uppadine
14 Aug 2014, 11:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ID tab
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: ID tab

There's also a good reason in having your medication listed and blood group too. Wasn't it Steve Cram's brother who died out on a run and couldn't be identified for some time, so Steve was promoting ICE wristbands and so on.
by uppadine
13 Aug 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat Post mounted racks
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: Seat Post mounted racks

I have the Axiom as sold by SJS; it had a very long threaded spindle on the clamp which caught on my inner thigh and I had to cut maybe an inch or more off. The rack itself rattles, and there's no amount of tightening which can eliminate this. Good idea but faulty construction.
by uppadine
28 Jul 2014, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts

So this would be useful
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anyone have one anywhere (or two?) or want to make me a pair to buy?
Thanks! Simon
by uppadine
28 Jul 2014, 12:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts

- P clips that fit the carrier
- a short length of tube
- a couple of penny washers
- a long M5 screw, washers and nyloc nut.


oh lordy! But a wine bottle cork might be easier.
Does the Madison bracket fit all rack tube diameters?
by uppadine
27 Jul 2014, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts

I bought one of these but they are quite heavy, and the supplied light fixings easily slip off the tubular part, which is only 30mm
by uppadine
27 Jul 2014, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Pannier rack fittings for lights designed for seatposts

I'd love to use a Lezyne rear light, or the new Lumicycle Insight rear light which I've bought, on the talil-light bracket of my pannier rack. If you use a rack pack or saddle bag then it's no use having a rear light which only has a mount system for a seatpost. It's supremely annoying. Is there a s...
by uppadine
24 Jul 2014, 12:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: super brake blocks?
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: super brake blocks?

Used these with cantilevers and wore out two full sets in two days on the C2C/Reivers route, but there was a lot of gritty sludge on the route. I prefer Koolstops for v-brake.
by uppadine
14 Jul 2014, 12:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring coincidences
Replies: 22
Views: 4029

Re: Cycle touring coincidences

I was doing the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way alone, and struggling up the very quiet, remote Coverdale. The only place I could find to stop and hope for food was the tiny pub in Horsehouse (bar about the size of a small living room). I opened the door and came to face with my village postman as he was ...
by uppadine
21 Jun 2014, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 531 is back in town, well Rotherham anyway
Replies: 41
Views: 5996

Re: 531 is back in town, well Rotherham anyway

Let not knock them too much; good to see anyone paying attention to tourers these days, and 531 too. Good for Planet X
by uppadine
13 Jun 2014, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a helmet cover that fits the helmet
Replies: 28
Views: 2561

Re: Of a helmet cover that fits the helmet

Never understood the point of the things, especially as i'm not italian


They do keep your head dry, and on a long day in the cold and wet, seems worth having
by uppadine
12 Jun 2014, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a helmet cover that fits the helmet
Replies: 28
Views: 2561

Re: Of a helmet cover that fits the helmet

The black Gore one does