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by resus1uk
24 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

Thanks Brucey, that's on my joblist now
by resus1uk
23 Sep 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

SA drum brake, I thought it would take longer to dismantle.
Thanks, Brucey
by resus1uk
23 Sep 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

I have a hub brake on a trike that squeels. Not sure what to do. Inclined to leave it alone to warn of my approach
by resus1uk
25 Jun 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebars for arthritic hands
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: Handlebars for arthritic hands

I am using North Road bars one my upright trikes and bike to replace flat bars. Less strain on arthritic hands
by resus1uk
8 Jun 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake spectacular failure
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Hub brake spectacular failure

On a trike I used an ordinary jubilee clip instead of the bulky steel clip. It also failed dramatically as I braked hard to avoid a pedestrian who stepped off without looking. An HGV or bus would have killed him. The vee brake worked . Moral : don't replace tried & tested kit without good reason
by resus1uk
19 Apr 2019, 7:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Peak trail
Replies: 4
Views: 601

High Peak trail

On Wednesday, just in time for Easter, the bridge over the B5056 Longcliffe to Brassington road was accidentally demolished by a big truck. It will have to be completely rebuilt. Difficult diversion as it means leaving the trail and getting back on around cuttings and embankments with little normal ...
by resus1uk
9 Apr 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations

Recently I changed my flat bars & bar end combination to North Road bars for my trikes and bike.
More natural position for town riding as my cycling is all utility now.
Easy to swap even on the trikes. Also looks more in keeping with the age of the frames, circa 1953
by resus1uk
7 Dec 2018, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Filling in the holes in pedals after cleats removed

My Shimano shoes came with the covers. I had to remove them to fit the cleats. I've not seen them sold separately.
by resus1uk
23 Oct 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 47
Views: 2441

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

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My Higgins trike has axle & steering grease nipples. As well as the Dualco grease gun I have an unbranded pom-pom grease gun like the photo which is easy fill & doesn't leak. I keep it in the toolbox.
Seen suppliers marketing a Kennedy branded one for under a tenner
by resus1uk
7 Sep 2018, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3504

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

Currently the local Cross Country rail service on the Matlock line out of Derby is closed for the Derby Station upgrade. Replaced by a bus service along the A6. I wanted to avoid using the car to see Matlock Bath illuminations (as the parking is so bad), then cycle home, all downhill. Nothing stops ...
by resus1uk
4 Sep 2018, 7:38am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Opinions on Decathalon please ....
Replies: 18
Views: 6275

Re: Opinions on Decathalon please ....

Used their Nottingham store next to IKEA to get away from the meatball crowd. I needed tubs and tape for my trike spare wheels. Found them on the shelf and track pump parts. I had to return one tub with a faulty valve. No problem to exchange.
by resus1uk
17 Aug 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: time wasters on forum when selling
Replies: 12
Views: 7301

Re: time wasters on forum when selling

Other forums reduce the file size automatically. Also using an Android device can occasionally fail. There are Android phone apps that can reduce file sizes. I used this last time. But it is still all clunky even after 40 years of using computers.
by resus1uk
17 Aug 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: time wasters on forum when selling
Replies: 12
Views: 7301

Re: time wasters on forum when selling

Posting pictures on the forum isn't easy as some computer knowledge is needed to reduce the file size to under the limit. Off-putting for some seniors. I tried four times in the last year with one bike. Sold easily elsewhere . Blunt "reminders " about posting pictures, then no further inte...
by resus1uk
7 Aug 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

I got Jacksons to spread my mixte before they resprayed it. I was worried about the complicated lugs. In the past I have used the metal rod system, very scary to over spread the dropouts and forks. So I got the experts to do it
by resus1uk
25 Jul 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?
Replies: 49
Views: 2126

Re: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?

I fitted City Jets to my city bike for use in York. White lines and metal covers were very slippery even in the dry. Sudden changes of direction on cycle paths and at junctions led more skids than on treaded tyres. All my bikes/trikes have Marathons. Used more now on High Peak/Tissington/Monsal trai...