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by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 91
Views: 3651

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I use screwfix degreaser (diluted) for chain cleaning on or off the bike... £9 for 5 litres. It might have been someone on her who recommended it. https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-heavy-duty-degreaser-5ltr/88668 https://media.screwfix.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/88668_P&$prodImageMedium...
by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

Years ago, they tried them on the Tamar Valley Line. Late 1980s. They were called "Skippers" and were on loan from East Anglia somewhere to help out with lack of rolling stock. They had great difficulties climbing the gradients and getting round the tight curves. You could hear the wheels ...
by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Helmets in Spain

Been to Spain loadsa times.
Plenty cyclists, Ecyclists, Escooterists ......... lots.
Never seen a helmet unless they were roadies, but not all of them though.
by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1468

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Not sure what Mr Shimano says on the subject but as I'm unlikely to ever use one,... shimano says to use grease on a square taper and to use more torque on the bolt too. If you have bought stronglight in recent years then arguably you may as well have bought shimano; plenty of stronglight cranks ar...
by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 102
Views: 2529

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

As we're off on our way north up the M5 on Monday to the National Cycle Museum to hand over the RSW16, we can call in at SJS in Bridgwater on the way there (or back) and buy two CR18 rims ............. and save a fiver in postage. We called in at SJS. You can park on the road right outside the shop...
by Mick F
23 Oct 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RSW 16
Replies: 36
Views: 1975

Re: RSW 16

Got home yesterday evening. Collected Sailor Dog ok, and he's no worse for wear. RSW16 delivered yesterday morning, plus a nice hour looking round the museum. I'll start a new thread about the museum later today when I've sorted the photographs. The Montpelier Hotel was fine. The hotel is a shadow o...
by Mick F
21 Oct 2019, 8:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499979

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

Soft brexit As in not joined them, but co-operated with them. Too late now for a soft exit. Should have been a soft entry 60odd years ago and stayed soft. Ah you've come round and understood at last. That is what we do/did around the Brussels table- cooperate! To late yes. Better stay in. Better in...
by Mick F
21 Oct 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1468

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Yes. Check after a ride. I don't grease the ST Campag BBs, and didn't with the Stronglight 651 either. Square tapers need a good clean mating surface to work. Any taper joint is the same and you shouldn't grease. Not sure what Mr Shimano says on the subject but as I'm unlikely to ever use one, I've ...
by Mick F
21 Oct 2019, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RSW 16
Replies: 36
Views: 1975

Re: RSW 16

The route today will be up the back lanes to the Old A30 west to Sourton to join the New A30 to the M5 near Exeter. Then, up through Devon and Somerset. I have a plan to call in at Bridgwater and buy two rims from SJS cycles. Still not made up my mind, but as we're passing, it seems daft not to bite...
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1468

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Have it your way Brucey. Recommend what you want.
Bored with this now.

I'll carry on regardless and recommend that people grease their chainring bolts as I have always done.

You pays your money, and you takes your chance. Do as you please.
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499979

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

Bonefishblues wrote:Soft brexit

As in not joined them, but co-operated with them.

Too late now for a soft exit.
Should have been a soft entry 60odd years ago and stayed soft.
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14820

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Afternoon all, Always makes me laugh out loud when I see one of them new fangled "Mini Countryman" things, emblazoned with Union Flags. Many things wrong with them but I'll stick to two for now - (1) "Mini" should read "Maxi" is in the long lamented BL job, great conce...
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20433
Views: 499979

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

I never wanted to join in the first place. We all know my sentiments on this! Yes indeed we know, because you've repeated those exact words I don't know how many umpteens of times on this forum! Could you perhaps come up with something a bit different? No. Can you come up with an alternative to wan...
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 910

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Cycling?
We did some recycling yesterday, and today I built a bicycle wheel.
by Mick F
20 Oct 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 79
Views: 2119

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

.......pneumonia jab, normally once in a lifetime, but at risk groups every five years. I'm "at risk" and they know it as I'm asthmatic .......... and get a checkup annually. Never been told that I need a repeat every five years. :shock: 67 next month. Pneumonia jab when I'd just tuned 50.