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by iandriver
23 May 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Rome in July...
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: London to Rome in July...

I think it will be best not to follow the EuroV5 now and change my route. Going from London to Brighton and through France this way. Dieppe, Paris, Geneva and through the Alps at the great St. Bernard pass making my way to Pisa and then Rome. :D I'm I a restaurant just outside Rome now having cycle...
by iandriver
16 May 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pulley wear; is this a record?
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: pulley wear; is this a record?

What would be interesting would be to know how much the crud affected the shifting. I can't help wondering if the crud actually made it better when that worn.
by iandriver
14 May 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: In-line brake lever query.
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: In-line brake lever query.

I use these on bullhorn bars with mini vees. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-lever ... 8mm-clamp/
Can't praise them enough.
by iandriver
13 May 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 53
Views: 2055

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

There are a few other easy precautions you can take. I'm just packing my bike to fly, and have chopped down some old aluminium pipe that is held in by the qrs for example
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by iandriver
13 May 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket adjustment on tour
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Bottom Bracket adjustment on tour

Personally I'd have used something on my multi tool as a drift and tapped it gently. A non drive side cup not being that tight shouldn't be too much of a problem, I wouldn't have thought.
by iandriver
11 May 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jelly Baby Diversity ..
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Jelly Baby Diversity ..

Sounds like classic internet fake news making ridiculous statements. Got any evidence to back this up? (The Daily Mail doesn't count)
by iandriver
10 May 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Tiagra 9 speed triple front derailleur smallest chainrings?

I run a 9 speed Tiagra tripple still. I simply swapped out the inner 30t ring for a 26t. It all works fine, people have been doing this to Shimano tripples for years. Spa will sell you an inner ring cheaply. I'd only consider a new chainset if you want to go right down to something like a 22t inner ...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 2989

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Is it not relevant that other airlines explicitly state that a poly bag is fine, Quote BA. "Your bike is packed in a protective bicycle cover/box that is no larger than 190 x 95 x 65cm (75 x 37.5 x 25.5in) to reduce the risk of damage. This can be a heavy-duty polythene bike bag, padded case or...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do Conductors do?
Replies: 32
Views: 758

Re: What do Conductors do?

They do save the drummer from having to shout 1234. Did you ever see The Beatles singing live? Ringo didn't count them in. They all came in together as a one. John said (or was it Paul?) that they were a tight little band. Many good bands never had a count-in. Saw The Who live too, and Moon the Loo...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2252

Re: Danny Baker

reohn2 wrote:
iandriver wrote:Engaged his gob before his brain. Only got himself to name.

Another idiot then?

He's the sort of character who makes his living sailing close to the wind. Accident waiting to happen.
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2252

Re: Danny Baker

Engaged his gob before his brain. Only got himself to name. Fair play to the daily Star for once (at least they admit to being a comic) https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/daily-star-wins-some-unexpected-fans-by-being-unusually-sarcastic-on-the-royal-baby_uk_5cd12fc0e4b0548b735efa64?utm_hp_ref=uk-n...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do Conductors do?
Replies: 32
Views: 758

Re: What do Conductors do?

reohn2 wrote:
iandriver wrote:By the time you've got to the live performance, not so much. It's a bit late to fix it by then, as long as it doesn't all go wrong.

And she trips and falls off the rostrum :lol:


I'm sure more than on has launched their baton across the auditorium in the past too :-)
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeated punctures in Schwalbe 700x28
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: rEPEASTED PUNCTURES in Schwalbe 700x28

This may involve another puncture, but make sure you align the valve of the inner tube with a known point on the tyre, such as the S in Schwalbe. It's good practice to always do this, as it helps you pinpoint the exact part of the rim/ tyre that is causing the problem. If the hole is 90 degrees away...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Second car - electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 680

Re: Second car - electric?

Renault can get stuffed! :shock: £50 a month to rent the battery, is more than we pay for petrol for our car! Why pay battery rental for an EV that is a higher cost than petrol? I wonder if that is telling us the truth about batteries? No, it's not. Batteries are fine. I think it was to counter fea...
by iandriver
9 May 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Second car - electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 680

Re: Second car - electric?

You say you don't need a Leaf, too big, but if you had one, would it become your go to car for any journey in its range rather than just the 5 mile trips.

Unless you live in a city and do lots of stop start, hybrids are probably a waste of time.