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by geomannie
25 Apr 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TAX Deductions from Buisness Miliage When cycling to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: TAX Deductions from Buisness Miliage When cycling to Work

I don't fully understand. You don't use the car to get to work so where does your car journey start from when you use a car for work? In any case, at face value this sounds like the problem is with the employer not HMRC. If they are making deductions for car commuting that you haven't made, that is ...
by geomannie
18 Apr 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interesting cycling podcasts...
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Interesting cycling podcasts...

If you haven't heard this podcast with mike Burrows (originator of the compact frame), do listen. Its the most interesting discussion on aspects of modern cycling that I have ever heard.

https://thebikeshow.net/burrows-on-the- ... -part-one/
by geomannie
17 Apr 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn tyres on brand new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: Worn tyres on brand new bike

Assuming the bike is otherwise in good condition it's up to you and how much hassle you want. Even if the bike were pristine, in a week or 2 the tyres would be a bit worn, perhaps to a similar degree to that you now perceive. As for the scratch, you will do a lot worse damage in the coming weeks and...
by geomannie
16 Apr 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?

Contemplating getting a Shand Stoater but would like to use the Rohlaff I have on a Thorn bike. Is that viable or are these set up for certain types of frames. The Stoater is a Rohlaff frame. A nice choice but be warned that Shand may not be taking orders at the moment as they are extremely busy. M...
by geomannie
16 Apr 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regreasing quill stem and seatpost
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Regreasing quill stem and seatpost

Following the recommendation of my highly respected LBS owner/mechanic I use Shimano anti-seize assembly grease. It seems to work fine but whether it's the best option I can't say. However, it currently seems to be out of stock at most retailers, e.g. https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/shimano-anti-seiz...
by geomannie
11 Apr 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2619

Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Abstract from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457518309990 published April 2019 Background: Understanding factors that influence the distance that drivers provide when passing cyclists is critical to reducing subjective risk and improving cycling participation. This study ...
by geomannie
9 Apr 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Re: Bar end friction shifters

My venerable Raleigh Royal pimped with new(ish) bar-endies thanks to another forum member. Looking good and riding even better.
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by geomannie
6 Apr 2019, 8:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freedom for England
Replies: 101
Views: 2290

Re: Freedom for England

England will never willingly give up Scotland. It's far too valuable from a military perspective.

https://glasgowcycleman.wordpress.com/2 ... nw-europe/

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by geomannie
2 Apr 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New axle for old Campy hub
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: New axle for old Campy hub

Thanks for your replies folks.

After much searching my son found the correct length NOS Campy axle on eBay, but slightly more expensive than the Wheels Manufacturing one offered by SJS. As it fits exactly with no faffing/uncertainty he decided to buy.

Cheers
by geomannie
1 Apr 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New axle for old Campy hub
Replies: 6
Views: 441

New axle for old Campy hub

My son has broken the axle in his (lates 1970's?) Campy hub. It is 10mm thick 26tpi and we measure it at a bit over 134mm in length, the frame having a rear spacing of 126mm. The closest replacement that we can find is this, but its 141mm in length. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/wheels-manu...
by geomannie
1 Apr 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Re: Bar end friction shifters

Thanks folks.

A hornets nest I see.

I guess that my actual question is what are "H-bars". I will have to get back to sjscycles to ask them what they mean and what that means in terms of fit.

Cheers

Bob (who likes bar-endies a lot, including 9 speed, and who knows, maybe even 10+?)
by geomannie
31 Mar 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Re: Bar end friction shifters

landsurfer wrote:Don't do it their a nightmare ...

Can you be a bit more explicit? I am well acquainted with bar end friction shifters and like using them. Do you think shifters of this type in general, or specifically the models I linked to are nightmares?

Thanks
by geomannie
31 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Bar end friction shifters

Hi I am in the market for some new bar end friction shifters and was considering Dia-Compe as a good option. I have found 2 possibilities at slightly different prices. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-shifters/diacompe-ene-bar-end-shifters-power-ratchet-friction-control-silver/ are designed as "...
by geomannie
27 Mar 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?

Why not work it out for your specific bike? Measure the circumference of your rear tyre (sit on bike and roll for one complete revolution, measure distance travelled. Repeat for more accuracy). Work out your gearing ratio(s) i.e chain ring teeth dived by chosen cassette ring teeth Multipy to get dis...
by geomannie
21 Mar 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2176

Re: cycliing and ageing

I've often pondered the reason why so many elderly men (that includes me) wear beige clothing. I suspect that their clothing is being bought by their spouse so that they form a neutral accompaniment to whatever bright colours their spouse chooses to wear. I hope that's not sexist. That is extraordi...