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11-04-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By CaptCarrot

Swapping bottom bracket type... is this possible?

I have a Cannodale IGH bike which is fitted with an eccentric bottom bracket.

While I can replace the CD EBB with a Carver or Bushnell or EBB, is it possible to retrofit a non-eccentric bb and...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,330
Posted By CaptCarrot

The marked gear is usually direct drive, in the...

The marked gear is usually direct drive, in the case of my 8 speed Shimano Alfine it is gear #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

It is good practice to leave...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By CaptCarrot

Even comes in black! One of my local fishing...

Even comes in black! One of my local fishing shops sells this stuff:

Skip forward to the 3 minute mark and watch the ones on the desk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDhTS8kpasE
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By CaptCarrot

I have these -...

I have these - http://www.pedalite.com/more_about_pedalites.aspx - and they have optional toeclips, which I am thinking about getting - http://www.pedalite.com/toeclips.aspx
...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,993
Posted By CaptCarrot

Also you can change the cog on the hub in some...

Also you can change the cog on the hub in some cases. Shimano do have different size cogs for their Alfine hubs.

If you want to get really technical, SRAM have a "Dual Drive" where they bolt a...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,083
Posted By CaptCarrot

Some googling threw up these suggestions ...

Some googling threw up these suggestions


Topeak Air Fender - http://www.topeak.com/products/Fenders/AirFender_a2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1arTjXVLz78
The Musguard -...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,993
Posted By CaptCarrot

Well my Alfine 8 is lovely. My wife's Shimano...

Well my Alfine 8 is lovely. My wife's Shimano Nexus 3 isn't bad rise worse, but the pawls do tick loudly.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-13, 01:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

Many years ago I had a crappy rear light that...

Many years ago I had a crappy rear light that used a micro-switch on the rear cable somehow.

There are some dynamo lights that work by sensing the frequency (basically the number of pulses...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,388
Posted By CaptCarrot

Or just get some EL Wire (comes in panels too) ...

Or just get some EL Wire (comes in panels too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLSX-ikTtA
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,388
Posted By CaptCarrot

I see no-one has mentioned Fibre-Flare's yet ...

I see no-one has mentioned Fibre-Flare's yet

I just stumbled across this: the Fibre flare MVP - http://fibreflare.com/collections/m-v-p-helmet-light/products/m-v-p-helmet-light-red...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,685
Posted By CaptCarrot

Some interesting ideas in here, liking that last...

Some interesting ideas in here, liking that last one.

I myself thought of "Shuttling" today.

But I also appreciate those who have pointed out that it is not the name alone that puts many off. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,330
Posted By CaptCarrot

Would just like to point out that Pashley...

Would just like to point out that Pashley (http://www.pashley.co.uk/) is a British manufacturer. the reason their bikes are a little pricey is easy to understand - They are all hand-built here in...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,993
Posted By CaptCarrot

Conventional IGH do use planetary gears. ...

Conventional IGH do use planetary gears.

Rohloff 14 speed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7USVMrg5phY

Shimano Alfine 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0T2HFQTbI

Sturmey Archer 8 speed...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By CaptCarrot

This is old tech. I saw a story of a similar item...

This is old tech. I saw a story of a similar item (possibly a prototype) ages ago. Found this dated 2009

http://www.gizmag.com/bike-lane-travels-with-you/12092/...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,200
Posted By CaptCarrot

Have a look at some of the racks here At...

Have a look at some of the racks here

At Practical Cycles (http://www.practicalcycles.com/userimages/Racks-Carriers-and-Straps%281620974%29.htm), Really Useful Bikes...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,685
Posted By CaptCarrot

Is there another term for Commuting ...

Is there another term for commuting (or any form of utility cycling for that matter) that is more appealing to the un-informed?

I don't know if it is just me, but in the age of the car in lots of...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By CaptCarrot

I'd be interested to hear how you fair too. ...

I'd be interested to hear how you fair too.

I am considering the Respro Nitesight Mask (http://respro.com/store/product/nitesight-mask), right now....
Forum: Commuting
09-14-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

Regarding the legality of flashing lights and...

Regarding the legality of flashing lights and blue lights.

In the UK, blue lights are reserved for emergency vehicles only, but in the last few years the law has changed to allow for flashing...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By CaptCarrot

Get some tights or stockings and put some cat...

Get some tights or stockings and put some cat litter in the toe (the clay stuff works well - but anything that claims to mask odours is good). Tie it off an put it in your shoe.

The cat litter...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,933
Posted By CaptCarrot

For about 5 years I went everywhere by bike. Then...

For about 5 years I went everywhere by bike. Then I learn's to drive. - that was 10 years ago. I am only just getting back into using my bike as a serious mode of transport.

I am fair weather...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By CaptCarrot

I quite like this Creme Ristretto Doppio ...

I quite like this
Creme Ristretto Doppio ...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,927
Posted By CaptCarrot

No problem. Please be advised though that I...

No problem.

Please be advised though that I am not necessarily recommending these bikes, they were just the cheapest options available on Halford's site. Doesn't mean they are crap, but doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,442
Posted By CaptCarrot

If you carry a backpack, get a respro hump....

If you carry a backpack, get a respro hump. (http://respro.com/hi-viz)
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

Maybe I should have used the future tense "going...

Maybe I should have used the future tense "going to do". I know what traditional Reelights are, I have 2 pairs of SL120's on my Hooligan.

What I was referring to (and I am not surprised it has...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,927
Posted By CaptCarrot

Well firstly avoid Gumtree (or any other similar...

Well firstly avoid Gumtree (or any other similar "service") unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

Secondly, 60 is not going to get you much - but you could do quite well, although it...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

I think Reelight are doing something similar -...

I think Reelight are doing something similar - maybe they purchased some rights to the tech.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

Don't thank me just yet - I only took 30 seconds...

Don't thank me just yet - I only took 30 seconds browsing for them but I did read comments saying it's not surprising they are optional as the can be a bugger to fit.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,258
Posted By CaptCarrot

Very manoeuvrable and easy to getup to speed. ...

Very manoeuvrable and easy to getup to speed. Unfortunately I can't take it on the buses here (UK). I am a bus driver, and our company (and I think most others in the UK if not all) only allow...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

Shimano SPD Reflectors (http://bit.ly/16lmxei)

Shimano SPD Reflectors (http://bit.ly/16lmxei)
Forum: Commuting
09-11-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,258
Posted By CaptCarrot

Thanks Great looking - check Great...

Thanks

Great looking - check
Great performing - check
Folder - ERM... No. Rigid frame. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

I'll agree with that. If you have 2 static...

I'll agree with that. If you have 2 static points of light, then an observer can get a much better idea of your position, speed and direction by observing each light relative to the other. For...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptCarrot

I will echo "there is no set requirement", but...

I will echo "there is no set requirement", but will add the amendment to that you need at least 1 (after sunset).

This site gives a good idea of the UK rules -...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

I think I am definitely going to get a cape of...

I think I am definitely going to get a cape of some sort - and the Duxback is one of the more tempting options. But I am still undecided. It seems that there are actually quite a few options out...
09-09-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,266
Posted By CaptCarrot

Maybe it's time for an M.O.T. I suggest you...

Maybe it's time for an M.O.T.

I suggest you make an appointment with your doctor for a general health check, and mention these "giddy attacks" - especially as you mention you have had similar...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,410
Posted By CaptCarrot

I have a small headband torch for stuff like that...

I have a small headband torch for stuff like that in my tool kit. I also have another pocket torches that I use for doing my first use vehicle checks when I get to work (actually it is dual purpose,...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 02:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

Very much like applying the hand brake causes a...

Very much like applying the hand brake causes a red light to change to green.

Cheers for the update.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

Fair enough - but then I am only cycling to work,...

Fair enough - but then I am only cycling to work, not the Eastern Front or Afghanistan ;)
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

I'm with you on that, that's why cape's interest...

I'm with you on that, that's why cape's interest me so much, due to the fact the amount of air underneath and that it is not trapped against your body.

The way I am/sweat, a rain suit would be no...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

They can still lay flat though - they just won't...

They can still lay flat though - they just won't lay square.
09-08-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,685
Posted By CaptCarrot

Got any links or prices? I have the DH-S501...

Got any links or prices?

I have the DH-S501 Alfine Dynohub. I picked it up at Rose Versand for 56 GBP and that is disc compatible. A nice hub to, and is 3W not 1.5W
...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

Which do you prefer? Do any work better than the...

Which do you prefer? Do any work better than the others?

I have been doing some more research, and the Water Off A Ducks Back Cycle Cape I like the look of may be a bit small around the neck...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,410
Posted By CaptCarrot

I can't give much info on battery lights as I am...

I can't give much info on battery lights as I am all dynamo. However, the Philips Saferide range does have a battery version which is meant to be very good.

Here is a good review for it -...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

It might only be as wide as me, but from what I...

It might only be as wide as me, but from what I have seen, it creates a "webbed-feet" effect between your body and arms, which could act like a sail.

Brilliant when the wind is behind you, sapping...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By CaptCarrot

A while ago I watched one of these Police camera...

A while ago I watched one of these Police camera shows, that showed a bus in London turning left (would be akin to a right turn in most of the rest of the world).

He was so impatient that he...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,531
Posted By CaptCarrot

Just a thought, but has anyone seen (or made) a...

Just a thought, but has anyone seen (or made) a strobe mounted where a flag would be?
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

That's fine when I start any time after 8. But...

That's fine when I start any time after 8. But when I am on an early shift with a 5am start, in the middle of winter - you have to crowbar me out of bed. If I am to cycle instead of drive my lovely...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By CaptCarrot

Wet Weather Gear Suggestions Please.

I live in the UK, so weather is very variable.

I use my bike mainly to commute, and am very bad at getting up in the morning. I wear a uniform for my job, and while we have places at work to...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,354
Posted By CaptCarrot

Have to say it didn't look that bad to me, there...

Have to say it didn't look that bad to me, there "appears" to be plenty of space there. That said, he "should" have waited for you to pass the junction or turn before he made the turn himself.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,402
Posted By CaptCarrot

I missed that part earlier. Fitting tubeless...

I missed that part earlier.

Fitting tubeless on a beach cruiser - IMO too much hassle, and probably not as flat resistant. Tubeless are generally performance tyres, not endurance tyres (from my...
09-07-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By CaptCarrot

I don't think it is that bad an idea, just run...

I don't think it is that bad an idea, just run some gaffer tape over the wires inside the fender to protect them.

I had a had an older Puky Sky Ride...
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