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by JohnW
23 Feb 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: before indexing....
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: before indexing....

S2L wrote:Nice... shouldn't use Shimano cables on Campagnolo levers though... :wink:

Quite right - waste of good cable!
by JohnW
23 Feb 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..
Replies: 42
Views: 11935

Re: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..

brynpoeth wrote:Has the law led the way? Any convictions?

Good question Bryn.
by JohnW
23 Feb 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..
Replies: 42
Views: 11935

Re: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..

Cunobelin wrote:Image

That's motorists for you.................... :roll:

How fast did you go on the 'Trice' Cunobelin? - you never told us! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by JohnW
21 Feb 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist v police car drag race
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Cyclist v police car drag race

....................I have two speeding ticket from the MOD Police I was in the Bar one night and we were discussing the advantages of my early (1994) Trice. So the following day we were on the back road of the Airfield where they clocked my speed on the Rice. Then issued two tickets to certify the...
by JohnW
18 Feb 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Seat pin bolt washers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Source of Seat pin bolt washers ?

.....................FWIW mounting things on brackets that might turn the bolt they are fitted to is not always going to work very well. I'd suggest that your bracket is mounted elsewhere or has a brace that bears against something that will stop the bracket from turning. FWIW if there is any signi...
by JohnW
4 Feb 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 312
Views: 212996

Re: Favourite tea shops

.............I second the Windmills Cafe also. Mind you, it's pretty damn windy up there- no prizes for guessing why there's so many wind turbines. I was once reduced to one to one gearing on the flat up there in a howling gale,, 27" gear on the flat! - that's some headwind, if it wasn't just ...
by JohnW
2 Feb 2019, 12:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

................It's amazing how fast the chain starts to rust after degreasing. Yup - that's wisdom, that is. I ride a new chain for a couple of rides (in the dry!), and then fully lube up with my flavour-of-the-month lubes. Keep them well lubed. I've never had bad reactions between factory applie...
by JohnW
30 Jan 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any good tips to improve pedal action
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Any good tips to improve pedal action

if your legs are cold then cold feet are almost inevitable. Wind-fronted longs are very good in this sort of weather From experience - +1 to that. In much younger days, when the world was young, I learned to wear a larger sized shoe and all-wool thick socks - and don't fasten the shoes too tight; t...
by JohnW
28 Jan 2019, 11:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Increasing cyclist numbers?
Replies: 44
Views: 3376

Re: Increasing cyclist numbers?

Sorry, this next question is a little off topic, why have cyclists and walkers been banned from the recycling centres? There is a mistake here - I did NOT write : "Sorry, this next question is a little off topic, why have cyclists and walkers been banned from the recycling centres?" , or ...
by JohnW
28 Jan 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Increasing cyclist numbers?
Replies: 44
Views: 3376

Re: Increasing cyclist numbers?

lots more motor miles as they drive to their rides. Don't get me started! As a cyclist & pedestrian I'm banned from my local recycling centres (Nb. Not withstanding this I routinely drop the recycling in, on my four mile walk to catch a train - get some very disapproving looks from the "ou...
by JohnW
27 Jan 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 312
Views: 212996

Re: Favourite tea shops

Not Calder CTC but a few of the gang I go to Mallorca with ride with Calder Clarion I reckon we’ve probably crossed paths up there and I’ll look out for you in future! Calder Clarion and Calderdale CTC - two different clubs - the Clarion are Wakefield based, and faster than me! Yes - you and I must...
by JohnW
27 Jan 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 312
Views: 212996

Re: Favourite tea shops

Windmill Cafe,Royd Moor,Penistone. Mentioned this on before but I think deserves another mention as it's been extended and completely refurbished 8) +1 to Windmills Café. I must have seen you there. More than likely. I'm usually there with my lad,me in Barnsley Road Club/100%JustRide kit him in Hud...
by JohnW
25 Jan 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 312
Views: 212996

Re: Favourite tea shops

100%JR wrote:Windmill Cafe,Royd Moor,Penistone.
Mentioned this on before but I think deserves another mention as it's been extended and completely refurbished 8)

+1 to Windmills Café. I must have seen you there.
by JohnW
14 Jan 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 817

Re: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?

I have Hope Vision 1 lights. Mark 1 and Mark 2 (which are better). They use rechargeable AA batteries (and non-rechargeables of course, but that would be expensive). These Hope lights are the most powerful lights which use traditional batteries that I Know of . Their brackets are clumsy, but the lig...
by JohnW
2 Jan 2019, 12:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )
Replies: 39
Views: 2433

Re: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )

Would these be any good? - MKS Urban Platform Pedals - take clips and straps - perhaps the ridges would be uncomfortable though. I filed the two tallest ridges on the inside down on my mine. Had them for a few years with no problems and no maintenance required. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/pr...