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by geomannie
14 Feb 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Very stiff front shifting

Thanks folks, you are tending to confirm my suspicions about component mismatch. After looking very closely I have found the actual mech serial numbers. The Alivio shifter is SL M4000 The Sora front mech is FD R3030 Can anyone comment on the specific compatibility of these? I hesitate to go back to...
by geomannie
14 Feb 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Very stiff front shifting

Thanks folks, you are tending to confirm my suspicions about component mismatch. After looking very closely I have found the actual mech serial numbers. The Alivio shifter is SL M4000 The Sora front mech is FD R3030 Can anyone comment on the specific compatibility of these? I hesitate to go back to ...
by geomannie
14 Feb 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Very stiff front shifting

Paulatic wrote:Can some of the problem be due to the position of the hand on those bars? Imagine on a straight bar the thumb is pushing directly forward. On that position is it more of a side/ backway push with a little less leverage.

Not really. Its simply very stiff.
by geomannie
14 Feb 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Very stiff front shifting

Hi My sister in law has a new bike that has swept back bars and Alivio pod shifters controling a 9 speed cassette on the rear and a triple up font via a Sora front mech. The triple is a 48/36/26. Rear shifting is fine but up-shifting the the front triple to a bigger ring is extremely hard work. It n...
by geomannie
10 Feb 2019, 8:44am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: eBay 50cm Claud Butler Mixte 531
Replies: 0
Views: 559

eBay 50cm Claud Butler Mixte 531

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Claud-Butler-Majestic-Mixte-Bike-50cm-Reynolds-531-frame-Eroica-Ready-/202592526072 Nice vintage ladies road bike, handmade in the legendary Holdsworth factory with a gold paintjob, a bit chipped in places but looks great in the elegant mixte frame geometry. True r...
by geomannie
7 Feb 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3246

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

Its actually a fallacy that cyclists can use only one pannier. If you were to try, you'd unbalance the bike so much that you would fall off. :D

(or so some non-cyclists seem to think judging by the questions I have been asked for being asymmetrically laden)
by geomannie
6 Feb 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anyone fir Squirrel?
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Anyone fir Squirrel?

foxyrider wrote:Many creatures have similar tastes/textures, so what is squirrel like?


My memory of squirrel pie from a childhood in North Carolina is that the meat is darkish and there are lots of small bones.
by geomannie
30 Jan 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The Science of Cycle Helmet Safety
Replies: 50
Views: 1191

Re: The Science of Cycle Helmet Safety

Hi [XAP]Bob I pretty much agree with your analysis. The best prevention is to be vigilant, though I have unfortunately had the opportunity to give helmets a serious test on 2 occasions. Regarding the Headkayse (soft) helmet, I have many questions, including the longevity of the materials. That notw...
by geomannie
25 Jan 2019, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 9972

Re: Duke In Rollover

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1a56d91c50b823fbcab9837cd6da13019a49e784/0_0_941_339/master/941.jpg?width=700&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=2090814e88ee78a48d5340b4d563c805 https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/28f5460bacc9368af569674027ebfba7d11f6cb2/0_0_941_342/master/941.jpg?width=700...
by geomannie
22 Jan 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub body query
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Shimano freehub body query

Hi Sadly these are nearly as expensive as a new hub, probably because Shimano knows that avoiding a rebuild of the wheel is worth a fair bit to the average customer. I too have found that buying a freehub on its own is similar in price to a complete hub. IMHO you are better to go for the whole hub, ...
by geomannie
21 Jan 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merging GPX files
Replies: 36
Views: 3014

Re: Merging GPX files

climo wrote:
geomannie wrote:If you want to get techy, try QGIS, a very powerful, open source GIS program. Hours of fun, but you really have to want to use it.

https://www.qgis.org/en/site/


eek! or should I say geek!

Guilty as charged :D
by geomannie
20 Jan 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merging GPX files
Replies: 36
Views: 3014

Re: Merging GPX files

If you want to get techy, try QGIS, a very powerful, open source GIS program. Hours of fun, but you really have to want to use it.

https://www.qgis.org/en/site/
by geomannie
17 Jan 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1383

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

Hello there, Pointless exercise! The Remain camp lost the ballot, full stop. Get over it, give us a rest! MM I would love to give it a rest but I think the leaving camp would, after 2.5 years, at least have half an agreed inkling of what leave means. The current preferred leaver's argument, such as...
by geomannie
17 Jan 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 809

Re: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?

Ixon IQ works for me. Excellent light, excellent beam and replaceable batteries.

One source https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/b-m-ixon-iq ... ux--703596
by geomannie
17 Jan 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The Science of Cycle Helmet Safety
Replies: 50
Views: 1191

Hedkayse - promotional

Is there a light weight helmet out there which is also easy to pack up, when not on the bike so then it doesn't take much room up in the bag? I have signed up for one of these "soft" Hedkayse helmets https://www.hedkayse.com/ via crowdfunding. Reasonably light (~450g) but foldable, exactl...