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by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Re: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves

PS:
It works the same way with Presta too, and the pump connector only depresses the Presta valve when air is being pumped.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Re: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves

Yes, like I said.
Press the plunger and the pressure will equalise and the pressure gauge will show the pressure in the whole system.

By "plunger" I mean the pump plunger with the handle.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are you on Google Streetview?
Replies: 51
Views: 6417

Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Never heard of it.
Just looked it up, and it only works in "select cities".
Tried London, and it works there.

It's not covered in Plymouth, and definitely not in Hoscar.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Food Waste
Replies: 114
Views: 1860

Re: Food Waste

We bought half a pig some years back.
All shrunk-wrapped in film ready for the freezer.

Both girls were at home in those days, one maybe 10 and the other mabe 13.
I "assembled" our half-pig on the dining room table to the horror of the girls! :lol:

Trouble is, we didn't have "half a pig" but portions of a pig.
We had some left bits and some right bits! :lol:
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 2:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gibraltar to Lancashire
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: Gibraltar to Lancashire

Gibraltar.
Been there many times in my life in the RN, and also been there a couple of times after.

When there in 1986 and in 1988, I had a bike with me on the ships. Ridden up to the top of The Rock and back down, but I found it harder work coming down than going up.

The hills are about 33% or even steeper in places, so it takes strength and a good set of gears, but in 1986 I did it on a Raleigh Esquire with a 3sp SA. :D

Coming down, it's hard on the arms and the hands pulling the brakes all the way down.
Hairpin bends, so you can't just let fly!

Any road up, it's highly recommended cycling The Rock, so if you visit with a bike, take the time there to have a go.
Up from the town past the Cable Car and the casino (is it still there?) and to St Michael's Cave, then up and up and up. :D
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mittens
Replies: 29
Views: 863

Re: Cycling Mittens

It's not the gear changing that's the issue.
Two bikes - one with Campag Ergos, and the other with indexed DT shifters.

The problem is holding the dropped handlebars and operating the brakes.

Say I have bare hands ...............

Thumb and three fingers grip the hoods though all five can hold the tops.
Braking from the hoods the pinkies are hooked under the bars, the thumb is on top of the hoods, and the three fingers squeeze the brake levers.

From the drops, it's the same.
Three fingers to squeeze the brake levers.

Pinkies can do not a lot except hold on.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 9:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are you on Google Streetview?
Replies: 51
Views: 6417

Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Chatting to my sister (she's staying with us at the mo) she told me she was on Streetview standing in her front doorway.
That's her in red.
Sister on Google Streetview.jpg
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mittens
Replies: 29
Views: 863

Re: Cycling Mittens

Thanks.
Give me time, and I may get back to you.

The Planet X mitts arrived from De Sisti and I've had some difficulties in getting them on.
It was easier to fold over my little fingers and have only my ring finger in the part meant for ring+pinkie.
If I can ride like that and hold the bars comfortably, all well and good ........ but I don't know as yet. They seem ok - just about - holding the bars whilst standing astride. Busy this week with visitors so it'll be next week before I can get out and ride.

I can get my pinkies into the correct slot with my ring fingers, but that means that two fingers have to be crooked and not just one.

Normal five-finger gloves - so long as they aren't too thick - I can manage with, but if and when the winter comes, the ones I have won't be warm enough. I do have some Sealskinz winter gloves, but I can't get them on.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Re: pressure gauge for schrader, presta, & woods valves

My track pump - and the previous one - has a pressure gauge. The connector will go on all valve types.
Press the plunger to equalise the pressure and the gauge will tell you the tyre pressure.
by Mick F
27 Oct 2021, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Food Waste
Replies: 114
Views: 1860

Re: Food Waste

Can you not use the teeth like you do with sharks' teeth?
Jewellery - necklaces and the like?
by Mick F
24 Oct 2021, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Food Waste
Replies: 114
Views: 1860

Re: Food Waste

Had some leftover mashed spuds from yesterday, and fried it up for breakfast this morning to go with my fried egg.
Too much spud, so scraped it off into the cats's dish, and she gobbled it up.

Scrapings from our evening meal today, went into the dog's dish, and he scoffed it.

Food waste?
Buy a dog and a cat! :D
by Mick F
24 Oct 2021, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: OLN distance for a Dawes Red Feather?
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: OLN distance for a Dawes Red Feather?

OLN on frames is adjustable - inwards or outwards.
Done it on a variety of frames, and it isn't much of an issue.
by Mick F
24 Oct 2021, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling Proficiency Test
Replies: 30
Views: 474

Re: Cycling Proficiency Test

Still have mine, like I said. Nice enamelled metal.
Wear it on my overcoat along with my Veteran's badge. Medals too when at the Remembrance Day parade.
Still have my Prefect's badges from skool too, but I don't wear those! :D
by Mick F
23 Oct 2021, 6:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Royal Succession
Replies: 60
Views: 1079

Re: Royal Succession

George VII is my bet.
by Mick F
23 Oct 2021, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Speedplay frog RIP. Replacements?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Speedplay frog RIP. Replacements?

I have Frogs on both bikes, with the cleats on sandals and on shoes.
I also have a spare set of cleats.

Absolutely wonderful pedals and it's sad (very sad indeed) that Speedplay as a company have finished. New company has taken over and the Frogs have been dropped from their line-up.

The bearings are available via
https://www.airevelobearings.com/produc ... pedal-kit/

As for the pedals themselves as a complete unit, they are few and far between, but eBay is your friend ............... but be quick, and be prepared to pay megabucks.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... g&_sacat=0

I'm glad I bought two pairs and a spare set of cleats too, and I'm hanging onto them. I may buy a couple of spare sets of bearings too before their demise.