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by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar mounted compass
Replies: 42
Views: 916

Re: Bar mounted compass

Has anybody noticed any problems with steel components of the bike affecting the needle? The frame or cables for instance. Or parts of the bell itself. Kelvin's Balls and Flinders Bars. Look 'em up! I don't need to. It is the need for balls and bars on steel boats which prompted my question. That a...
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ever ready bike light
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Ever ready bike light

Thanks, but there's some bits missing from the rear lamp.
There should be two hex bolts, a plate, two washers and two nuts to form the clamp for the RH seatstay. :wink:
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar mounted compass
Replies: 42
Views: 916

Re: Bar mounted compass

Mike Sales wrote:Has anybody noticed any problems with steel components of the bike affecting the needle?
The frame or cables for instance. Or parts of the bell itself.
Kelvin's Balls and Flinders Bars.

Look 'em up!
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 brake levers?
Replies: 25
Views: 595

Re: Shimano 105 brake levers?

pwa wrote:........... trying as much as possible to confine grease to where it does a useful job.
Hence these cable oilers.

Works a treat on the rear section of the gear cable as it's a long run on a Moulton from BB to rear mech.
Without it being lubed, the indexing is rubbish.
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 brake levers?
Replies: 25
Views: 595

Re: Shimano 105 brake levers?

The trouble with me, is that I've used Campag Ergo cables for years and years. Lubed for life and you never even have to think about them. Prior to the Campag cables, I used Aztec cables. These too were lubed for life. May have had those on Mercian from 1986 right through to 2004 without so much as ...
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: corona virus - eden valley sportive
Replies: 26
Views: 816

Re: corona virus - eden valley sportive

Have any normal healthy people actually died from this virus?

The ones that I seem to have heard about were of the elderly and/or people with underlying health conditions.
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 brake levers?
Replies: 25
Views: 595

Re: Shimano 105 brake levers?

What I did woz .................... .............. Front Moulton felt poor, so I removed the cable inner and it was dry. Squirted oil into the outer and fed the inner back in and slid it back and forth, then connected up and did a re-trial. Much better and now feels ok .................. Chucking i...
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 102
Views: 2810

Re: How's your weather?

......... but I don't recall rain on the last 3 days of December. I have pictures of the sunshine! I keep a diary, and have them going back to 1989. Notes really, not a diary as such. Often note the weather if there's something interesting to report. Looking at the last week in December 2019 for we...
by Mick F
28 Feb 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ever ready bike light
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Ever ready bike light

I suspect you are very disciplined regarding maintenance and this is why your view of Ever Ready lights is positive. Most users back in the day were more like me. Yes, disciplined ............. but more like obsessive! :D This is the same for most things though. Many things aren't reliable if you d...
by Mick F
27 Feb 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ever ready bike light
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Ever ready bike light

As I keep saying, and have said so on the other threads about these lights, mine were fine. Look after them, keep good batteries in them, keep the contacts clean and lubed, and they will work fine. They were what they were. Of the age and of the technology as it was. They worked fine for me, commuti...
by Mick F
27 Feb 2020, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 102
Views: 2810

Re: How's your weather?

We've had more, but as I said, no consecutive ones. Maybe one dry day per fortnight, but can't really state any fact on this.
Should be dry today, but tomorrow is forecast to be awful again.

No end in sight to this, and I pity those poor people suffering with floods.
by Mick F
27 Feb 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain degreaser
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Chain degreaser

what lube are you using? This may affect the choice of cleaning agent. Gunk and Jizer were/are the engine degreasers of choice for many years; just brush on, then rinse off. These days there is more choice; I think Mick F has been using the basic degreaser from screwfix in his chain cleaning gadget...
by Mick F
27 Feb 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nutrak Slick eBay
Replies: 29
Views: 822

Re: Nutrak Slick eBay

PS:
Today looks like it's going to be dry and a good day for cycling ........... though windy and cold.
Trouble is, I'm doing other stuff today, and tomorrow looks awful for cycling.

Sod's Law strikes again. :cry:
by Mick F
27 Feb 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nutrak Slick eBay
Replies: 29
Views: 822

Re: Nutrak Slick eBay

Evans don't do tyres that cheap. I didn't know about the Even Cheaper tyres from Bike Tart ....... in fact I'd never heard of Bike Tart. I bought "unknown" tyres because it doesn't matter how long or short they last, as nothing that wears lasts long on a Moulton. Done 7,394 miles on it sin...
by Mick F
26 Feb 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ever ready bike light
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Ever ready bike light

Sorry.
Your's were expensive rubbish etc etc.

Mine weren't.
They were lavished with tender loving care.

If they had one single disadvantage, it was that they needed constant TLC.