905 reputation
716
bio website colinnewell.wordpress.com
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen 23 hours ago

Jul
7
comment How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?
You're half right, I'm not bothering to fit them to my bike so often, but there is the general problem that I can't leave them on my bike anywhere except at home.
Jul
7
comment How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?
There is some logic to that but as Ian pointed out that still doesn't solve the major problem. I'm sat here in the office at work right now and I don't want to leave my lights on the bike in town to be stolen or turned on and drained!
Jul
7
comment How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?
Both my rear lights are cateye's, although older models. I agree that their switch positioning is better but one of them has gone flat (once) too. I wonder if I should write to the the manufacturer to suggest the feature since it doesn't sound like I'm alone and it's a feature I'd pay for.
Jul
7
awarded  Commentator
Jul
7
comment How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?
That is one solution. It's not terribly convenient but I guess I could resort to that.
Jul
7
asked How do you prevent your lights switching on in your bag?
Jul
6
awarded  Editor
Jul
6
revised Crash-proof Laptop bags for MacBook Pro for Bicycle?
answered more of the question
Jul
6
answered Crash-proof Laptop bags for MacBook Pro for Bicycle?
Jun
10
comment Are chain-drive gears 'ridiculously' efficient even when dry of oil?
Indeed, the primary purpose is surely to prevent the chain seizing which does then have an effect on efficiency.
Jun
3
accepted What's the difference between galvanised brake cables versus stainless steel?
Jun
2
asked What's the difference between galvanised brake cables versus stainless steel?
May
24
answered Protecting quick-release seats and wheels from theft
May
24
comment Whatever happened to solid bike tubes?
It should also be noted that there are some tires that are fantastic that at resisting punctures. If that's a particular problem ask your LBS about your options. There are also some other related products that can be used if you can't find tires that suite and have the puncture resistance.
May
24
answered Brooks B-17 isn't breaking in, how to accelerate the process?
May
19
comment Should the laws be amended to allow cyclists to run red lights?
A question I find myself asking now is 'Why do we want to go through red lights?'.
May
6
comment Mountain biking: How to ride in mud?
I'd add that you want to select the correct tires. They can make a massive difference.
Apr
19
answered How to know a good pump?
Mar
15
comment At what time of year can I buy a bicycle for the best price?
Last years models are definitely a good time to get a bargain. To tell the truth if you ask at your local bike shop they will probably tell you when to buy. Assuming they are nice people anyway, I had a local bikeshop explain a lot of the economics from their point of view so that I could take advantage of them. Of course that meant I spent plenty of money with them, just in an effective way :D
Mar
3
comment Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
In the UK at least this can also be referred to as the 'car type' since it's common to our car tyres. It's quite useful to use this type of valve because it means you can get your tires pumped up at petrol stations.