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by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for 60s Moulton
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Chain for 60s Moulton

I was wondering if Mick F or any other Moulton riders had any thoughts on this. Also, does anyone sell chains long enough to do the long Moulton run without having to buy two and join them? Sorry, missed this bit. :oops: No thoughts at all regarding your chain widths, but what I do for the length i...
by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 1:42pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: I've had a ...............
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: I've had a ...............

................ plate of buttered toast with Heinz Sandwich Spread.
Yum!
by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?

Just come in from a ride and thinking about this subject ......... and knowing I'm not a high-revving 2stroke, but a low-revving 4stoke. I was riding along a flat bit. Unusual to find anywhere flat round here, but there's a a good half mile flattish not far away. I was doing 13 to 14 mph in top gear...
by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

getting up in the dark esp in Winter is the worst? I worked in the West of Scotland for a couple of years, and I didn't see daylight for the winter months. I did see it at the weekends though, thank goodness. I would cycle away from home at 7ish in the dark for a one hour commute. I did a full day ...
by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 8:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: World Car Free Day
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: World Car Free Day

It all depends upon where you live and work plus what your shift patterns are.
Public transport is sketchy, to say the least. It may be ok in the towns and cities, but in the sticks, it definitely isn't ok.
Taxi maybe?

No access to a car = no work.
by Mick F
19 Sep 2017, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?

It's more efficient to spin your legs faster than to grind a big gear. If you look at seasoned riders they typically pedal at something like 90+rpm. You can ride slowly (say 10-12mph on the flat) turning the pedals slowly but it's pretty hard to do so at 18mph. You cannot ride comfortably for long ...
by Mick F
18 Sep 2017, 6:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Campag freehub cassette carrier

Question:
How were the 7sp cassette Campag shifted?
Did they have a 7sp Ergo?

I suspect that they used DT shifters, and they would have been to last that Campag produced.
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 3:23pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: I've had a ...............
Replies: 13
Views: 295

I've had a ...............

I've had a shower.
What have you had? ............. I asked Mrs Mick F.

She said ............ I've had wine. :lol:
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is Boris Johnson?
Replies: 37
Views: 1673

Re: Where is Boris Johnson?

^^^
:lol: :lol:

It's the Autumn Equinox soon.
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)

Yes, it may be unusual, but it's put me off these hubs. Delicate, IMHO, but they strip and reassemble so very easily, they are a dream to work on. The original split ......................... I came up the steep hill on my way home. I mean steep. 25% and I was in bottom gear 28f 30r. Chorus triple c...
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)

First one split longitudinally. Cracked%20Freewheel%20Body.jpg Second one cracked near the pawls. Cracked new body.jpeg The first one had a steel pawl carrier that screwed into the alu body and original with the 2006 Churus hub. The second one - more modern - was an alu one-piece unit from a late Re...
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Ergo Wear
Replies: 86
Views: 3036

Re: Campag Ergo Wear

You could keep the Chorus levers and use Shimano 8 speed cassettes :D But that's standing still and going backwards? :roll: ps I've got a pair of 10 speed Shimano bar end shifters for sale :wink: Not keen on 'bar end shifters. Using a friction LH on the Moulton for the 3sp SA. It works well, but it...
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A really good weatherproof jacket
Replies: 37
Views: 1265

Re: A really good weatherproof jacket

I absolutely love my Paramo Quito. £250 :shock: http://www.paramo-clothing.com/en-gb/explore-range/product/?pk=1D46C98A-399E-4494-987D-2772D1148984 https://www.blacks.co.uk/mens/263083-paramo-men-s-quito-jacket.html Slightly cheaper from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Páramo-Quito-Waterproof-Brea...
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Ergo Wear
Replies: 86
Views: 3036

Re: Campag Ergo Wear

Going back to my original problem, in that the ratchets are worn in my Chorus 2006 RH 10sp Ergo. New G springs have helped, and no doubt I have a few years left in it yet. I could buy a whole new body of course. As it happens, I run a Miche rear hub now with a Campag body. I also have a spare Miche ...
by Mick F
17 Sep 2017, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Checking & Lubing Chorus Hubs (2001)

Gattonero wrote:Yep, very good price, though the skewers and hub shell won't match, the rest is perfectly usable
Like I said at the beginning. :wink:

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