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by sweatysock
15 May 2011, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel mountain bike frame advise
Replies: 46
Views: 5463

Re: Steel mountain bike frame advise

I recently, and very luckily, obtained a Dawes 1-Down (pre-Sardar). More expensive than a Galaxy originally. Very Sherpa/Surly type of thing, but from 1991. Reynolds 631. Brilliant. I love it. What a find. Hen's teeth. Good luck. BTW, my mate, currently doing Mongolia-Beijing-Edinburgh (!!!) loves h...
by sweatysock
11 May 2011, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A bit of a ranter about sale section
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: A bit of a ranter about sale section

Anyone want to buy my old saddlebag...? :roll:

Perhaps the mods might consider not only censoring the "c" word and the "f" word, but the "T" word too? :wink:
by sweatysock
10 May 2011, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A bit of a ranter about sale section
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: A bit of a ranter about sale section

That, Sir, was not JUST any old saddlebg, that was my WIFE! I would sell to first dibs. I would prefer to buy/sell from/to someone with some sort of reputation... That said, I posted some hifi cable once, sold on PinkFish hifi forum, to a chap in France before receiving payment- he did cough up as p...
by sweatysock
4 May 2011, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking for unfit touring Mate
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: Looking for unfit touring Mate

I'm in Powys (bloody big county, I know...) in the Montgomery bit if any use... I fit the bill :roll:
by sweatysock
30 Apr 2011, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rebuilding a wheel using old rim/new hub?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Rebuilding a wheel using old rim/new hub?

Just the sort of advice I was needing! Excellent job :wink: . Off to buy a new rim and spokes... :) Thanks.
by sweatysock
28 Apr 2011, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rebuilding a wheel using old rim/new hub?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Rebuilding a wheel using old rim/new hub?

Having read some previous posts (always recommended :wink: ) I see the error of a rebuild using old spokes. So... I'm OK with a new hub, new spokes and the old rim??? :? I'm doing it myself as my first ever wheel build... a long time ambition. I have the hub already, just need to buy the spokes (55p...
by sweatysock
26 Apr 2011, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mayonaisse
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Mayonaisse

Sometimes condensation combines with that white powdery alloy corrosion to make a paste, but that has a gritty texture, more like mustard... :roll:
by sweatysock
23 Apr 2011, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My name is....
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: My name is....

Hi Si, and thanks for sharing. My name is Sweaty and I'm an alco.., sorry, a SPD addict. I am unable to get as far as the shops, 1 mile away, without Spuds, as we addicts call them. When I've tried, I've found myself in the gutter, as so many times before. Sometimes a ditch, or a hedge, but mostly t...
by sweatysock
17 Mar 2011, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What sort of quality is Suntour Edge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: What sort of quality is Suntour Edge?

Right- that's decided then... build on the Edge :wink: thanks.

I blame the MTB thing for a drop in Shimano quality- parts are disposable, not rebuildable. No one can be bothered and fewer of us have any skill to repair things... when I were a lad... :roll:

:lol:
by sweatysock
17 Mar 2011, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What to do with patients who don't wash?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: What to do with patients who don't wash?

Thank you for a stunning response- and I am encouraged by the variety of what is thought to be necessary or desirable. My OP is an increasing dilemma faced by many working in care. In the good old-bad old days, say as recently as the 80's (1980's !) very unwell folk, usually under section, would be ...
by sweatysock
16 Mar 2011, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What to do with patients who don't wash?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

What to do with patients who don't wash?

Be gentle- this is my first visit to the tea room... :wink: I am a qualified psychiatric nurse. Of 25 years experience. Times change, yes, but do people have to stop washing? Even the mentally ill? I have a duty of care. I also have a duty not to let a person harm themselves. What does the assembled...
by sweatysock
15 Mar 2011, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Posture problem
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Posture problem

As well as snibgo's comments regarding core strength improvements, for the setup problem you could try a shorter stem. 13cm is pretty long* (although at one time I used to find that every rod bike I looked at was like this - these days makers seem more attuned to the fact that people prefer a bit o...
by sweatysock
15 Mar 2011, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What sort of quality is Suntour Edge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

What sort of quality is Suntour Edge?

I have a oldish Suntour Edge hub- lovely thing, very slightly used that I was going to rebuild a wheel on, replacing a worn Shimano Alivio cheapo front hub. How good is the Edge in quality terms? Better than the Alivio I'm sure, but should I just shell out (hub pun there!) for an XT? Is it my imagin...
by sweatysock
14 Mar 2011, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?
Replies: 170
Views: 12901

Re: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?

I've just returned from my first ride out on the One-down :D What a smashing ride quality- even on the elderly 1.5in ChengShing tyres (Maxxis now?). Very sprightly, handling my local hills admirably, unlike its rider :oops: Getting used to the bar-end shifters meant that on the way home, within 200y...
by sweatysock
24 Feb 2011, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700c wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: 700c wheels

Sorry, only one :D English is not my native language, and for some reason my spelling checker didn't like "wife's", so I changed until it didn't have a red line underneath... I am Scottish, so its ( or it's?) not really mine either... :roll: Hey ho... could be worse, could be German... (f...