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by Phileas
8 Nov 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Wire repair

Do you want to avoid adding a connector? If so I'd either: * Work back to the next junction, or: * Solder with a sleeve on each and a sleeve around the whole thing. Then make sure that it's exposed to as little movement and stress as possible. Jonathan If I understand you, the next junction is insi...
by Phileas
8 Nov 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Wire repair

This is a sort of follow-up to my dynamo light reliability thread. In the end I went for the B+M IQ-X and Secula rear (the seat stay is the only convenient place to attach a rear light). Then I mad a mistake - I snipped the connecting wire when removing the IQ-X from the packaging, thinking it was a...
by Phileas
3 Nov 2020, 4:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 17588

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

As for the sensitivity of the test, again, a search engine is your friend, even Boris Johnson admitted to how flawed the PCR test is, PHE stated that the false positive rate median is 2.3% as high as 4.5%, the lowest figure is 0.8%. You do understand what that actually means right? :lol: You’re ref...
by Phileas
27 Oct 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lamp reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Dynamo lamp reliability

Very helpful replies from everyone, thanks.

Since it will be a road commuting light, I don't think I'll need anything too bright but a standlight might be useful.

Anyway I shall go for B+M.
by Phileas
25 Oct 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lamp reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Dynamo lamp reliability

I’m about to build a front wheel with a Sturmey Archer X-FDD hub so I will need front and rear lights. I’m hoping that decent quality dynamo lights are more reliable than similarly priced battery lights because I’ve spent a fair bit of money over the years on lights that only last a couple of winter...
by Phileas
9 Oct 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3570

Re: Flu 'jab'

@TUC Your quote seems to be about germ transmission during health care so I’m not sure it’s relevant. The CDC link I posted was specifically related to influenza not COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most exper...
by Phileas
8 Oct 2020, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3570

Re: Flu 'jab'

@TUC Your quote seems to be about germ transmission during health care so I’m not sure it’s relevant. The CDC link I posted was specifically related to influenza not COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most expert...
by Phileas
8 Oct 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3570

Re: Flu 'jab'

..hence washing hands is the singularly biggest thing you can do to stop the spread of influenza and suchlike... Except that flu and suchlike are thought to spread primarily by airborne means so physical distancing is, AIUI, the most effective way to control it. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/diseas...
by Phileas
4 Oct 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Overshoes for commuting?
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Overshoes for commuting?

For heavy rain commuting I use a pair of Carradice Duxback overshoes. They keep the rain out better than neoprene and I can stretch my leg warmers over the cuffs which also helps.

They suffer like neoprene from damage when walking.
by Phileas
2 Oct 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Home exercise - what equipment?
Replies: 41
Views: 2379

Re: Home exercise - what equipment?

They look like the most stupid design ever, to me. The point of the architrave is to cover the join between plaster and frame, it has no structural purpose at all. You can't tell what it's fixed with or to. In these days of no-nails glue and suchlike that may be the only thing holding it. But lots ...
by Phileas
27 Sep 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3570

Re: Flu 'jab'

Although I think there may be evidence that staying fit delays the age related decline in the body’s immune system.
by Phileas
27 Sep 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3570

Re: Flu 'jab'

pete75 wrote:Vaccinations I know I've had are diphtheria, polio, TB and smallpox. I think all kids get those along with MMR these days.

Well, perhaps not all apparently...
by Phileas
23 Sep 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?

The last crown race I fitted, I enlarged the race using Emery cloth. I pressed the cloth onto the inside while rolling the race on the shed floor. Worked for me.
by Phileas
20 Sep 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 210
Views: 4513

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

landsurfer wrote:Every one of you that clapped for the NHS ... did you clap for the men and women working in ALDI ? ...

No you didn't ...


I did.
by Phileas
13 Sep 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 2152

Re: YHA "post Covid"

Last Sunday I stayed at Conwy YHA for one night. £25 for one person in a private En-suite room with four beds, I couldn’t really complain.

I have tried staying in dormitories a few times previously - doesn’t suit me.