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by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

How do these things work?
How does the system in the front wheel know you are pedalling and not just freewheeling?
Can you not just sit there and let the motor do the work?
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 8:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9531
Views: 241089

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Canuk wrote:
mercalia wrote:so what now?

I don't know about you but I'm off down the pub.
I had an early night.
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 60
Views: 1660

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

Brucey wrote:depends on the CO2 gizmo you are using. Some are pretty useless, others are (with caveats about their inherent nature) OK. They are certainly not all the same.

I'll bow to that.
Mine is an Innovations Air Chuck.
https://www.genuineinnovations.com/uk/p ... -chuck.php
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 60
Views: 1660

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

Re CO2 controllability; as controllable as a pump? Nah, not a chance. Controllable enough? Maybe, sometimes. Maybe EVERY time. Easy peasy. My issue with CO2 is why do so many throw the empty canisters away on the side of the road. I agree though I've never seen any discarded. As for other rubbish ....
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace Spokes On New Rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Replace Spokes On New Rim?

Once you learn the art, it's only a hour or so work and you can fit a new hub. I don't lose any sleep about wheelbuilding. I first learned in the early 1980s by having a couple for front wheels to play with. I took one completely apart and re-built using the other wheel as a pattern, then used an up...
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 6:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

I agree on that of course. As I said, I centre-punch marked my bar-end shifter for the mid position. Can't do that with an Ergo of course. I count the clicks on my LH Ergo moving from outer ring to middle. Three clicks. Release all the way for inner, and usually four clicks to go back to middle, and...
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 6:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 60
Views: 1660

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

One of the reasons why I don't much like CO2 is that it isn't as easy to partially inflate and check that the tyre is correctly seated before inflating fully. Oh yes it is! Easy peasy to do a little quick squirt to partially inflate. In fact, it's MUCH better to do it in short bursts as the cylinde...
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 6:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Wrist mirror

Greystoke wrote:Helmet ones seem a good idea but haven't tried one.


First, you need a helmet to fit it to. :wink:
I no longer own one.
by Mick F
13 Dec 2018, 5:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 148
Views: 5205

Re: Parish Churches

Mevagissey hasn't happened yet, but drove down to Mitchell yesterday - just off the A30. Nice quiet village these days after the new dual carriageway opened. Mitchell used to be a bottle-neck on the Old A30. Eight parish churches done. St Newlyn East St Cubert Crantock Newquay St Columb Minor Colan ...
by Mick F
12 Dec 2018, 5:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduction in breath testing
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Reduction in breath testing

I saw a police car today.
First one in weeks.

We have Devon and Cornwall Police here.
We often joke that we have one each.

TBH it really looks like the saying that "many a true word is spoken in jest" is actually correect.
by Mick F
12 Dec 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

It can't be difficult to set the LH Ergo (no matter which model) to mid position and alter the cable length to get the 2nd gear spot on. Release the Ergo button all the way for 3rd, and use the paddle as far as it will go to make the cable tight for 1st. As soon as the cable is taut, the Ergo paddl...
by Mick F
12 Dec 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 60
Views: 1660

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

Remove wheel and remove tyre and tube. Wrap tube up and tie it with the lazzy band that the spare tube is wrapped in. Inspect tyre by turning it inside out to see what has punctured the tube. If nothing is seen, turn it back round and have another look. I my experience, it's not often that I find th...
by Mick F
12 Dec 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Loads of issues over the years with wheelbarrow tyres. Some of mine have been tubeless, and I tried fitting a tube to them. Difficult to do and pinching them with a tyre lever is easy to do. New wheels, and they eventually puncture too, and the sunshine UV light gets to the tyre eventually as the ba...
by Mick F
11 Dec 2018, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 60
Views: 1660

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

The pressure in the canister is HUGE. The pressure in your flat tyre is zero. To fill your tyre the gas goes in and your tyre goes hard. The canister still has plenty gas left in it and the pressure is still huge. The issue here though, is that the residual gas leaks away slowly through the adapter ...
by Mick F
11 Dec 2018, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

The pull is actually "release". Tight is 1st and loose is 3rd. It's getting the 2nd gear correct that's the issue. It can't be difficult to set the LH Ergo (no matter which model) to mid position and alter the cable length to get the 2nd gear spot on. Release the Ergo button all the way fo...