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by Mick F
17 Oct 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

.............. and another pro for the SP is that it comes in more spoke hole variations.
I have 28h, and as far as I can make out, no-one else does them.
by Mick F
17 Oct 2018, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

by Mick F
17 Oct 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

So that was a valid test then! :D I was braking hard going down the steep hill into the back of the village on the way home, and the back wheel was definitely hopping and skipping - no doubt about it. About a 20% hill I would think, and going into a 20mph limit with a crossroads at the bottom. https...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 153
Views: 3384

Re: Visitors

I've long maintained that when people check in ready for a flight, the luggage PLUS PERSON should be weighed and charged accordingly. I find it rather annoying that me and Mrs Mick F are quite slim and light, but we pay the same for our luggage as Mr Fat Man pays - and he's probably heavier than the...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

Grief! That was a strain! :shock: I put the front end on the scales with the zip tie at the top of the strut. I leant down hard whilst reading the weight and then releasing to see how far the tie had gone down. I'm rather puny I fear, or I need to be a big chunky rugby player rather than a cyclist! ...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

Anti-dive? How does that work? Just by dint of the angles of the linkages I suppose, or the fact that the spring gets tighter as it compresses. Next experiment is to see if I can lean on the front of the bike to depress it as far. Somehow I don't think I can for any length of time as well as read th...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ease of cleaning.
Replies: 29
Views: 727

Re: Ease of cleaning.

................ and white spirit is dirt cheap too. :D
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

Well .......... that was interesting, though I don't know why. 15miles, some bits flattish, some bits steep uphill, and some bits steep downhill. I reset the position of the zip tie a couple of times and experimented. Flat Roads: It seems that when riding slowly, the suspension only goes down a quar...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ease of cleaning.
Replies: 29
Views: 727

Re: Ease of cleaning.

My regime to clean a cassette, is to take it off. :wink: Most - if not all - of the cogs come apart with all the spacers too. Drop them in a wide dish and soak them in your favourite degreaser. Use a stiff brush and a cloth, then wipe them dry. Refit them, and hey presto, a nice clean cassette to go...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

Nice pub in Lochcarron.
Lochcarron Hotel.
http://www.lochcarronhotel.com
Give them a ring, they may let you camp.
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

Put a white zip tie on, ready for a ride this morning. Photo isn't that clear as it's white, sorry. Click for bigger/closer views. IMG_0579.jpg The "head" of the zip tie is hard up against the bottom of the head tube but not fastened too tight so it will be moved downwards when the suspens...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2018, 7:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insect ident please
Replies: 82
Views: 2146

Re: Insect ident please

Our hornets have gone. Their nest was getting less used and it seemed that there were fewer and fewer hornets going in and out over the last week or so, and as we had heavy rains and winds recently, their nest was bashed and broken by it. There wasn't much left of it on the ground and none at all on...
by Mick F
15 Oct 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

20miles yesterday with the new Conti Sport Contact on the rear. Absolutely excellent! :D The difference in ride with this tyre compared to the Schwalbe Durano was rather astounding. The Durano was harsh and hard, and also "wooden" in feel. The Conti was smooth and lively, and at the same t...
by Mick F
15 Oct 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 74
Views: 2529

Re: Event helmet cobblers

Unfortunately, the lights/reflector argument - though valid of course - is a non starter as an argument about the Eden sportives as they'll be over by mid afternoon.

Pity. :wink:
by Mick F
15 Oct 2018, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddlebag on carbon seatpost
Replies: 21
Views: 611

Re: saddlebag on carbon seatpost

I had a carbon seat post on my Moulton.
I sold the carbon one and bought an alu one and made a profit on the deal.

Not only a profit, but all the issues with carbon have gone, and the alu post was a whole 19g heavier! :lol: :lol: