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by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Handlebar + bell

Alternatively you could mount the Bosch E controller on one of these:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTB-Bike-Flashlight-Handle-Bar-Bicycle-Holder-Accessories-Extender-Mount-Bracket/254234297831?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3b318b85e7:m:mZj1A3e9CE134k58apBXXFQ&enc=AQAEAAACMBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0...
by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Handlebar + bell

Can the Bosch E controller not be moved to the middle and the bell mounted on the left side?
by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 627
Views: 12191

Re: Extinction Rebellion

What kind of crazy world do we live in that something which kills people every day (motorists) are allowed in London, but peaceful protestors are not? It would be un-English to not allow people to sit in their cars in traffic jams pouring out pollution in any city with a heavy footfall. And even mo...
by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16643

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

IMO books are sources of either entertainment or information or both,some are very useful to keep for future reference some not so.To keep them for the sake of owning them doesn't add up to me. It's a bit like owning 50 bikes,and I know someone who does,but can't use them all. Much better IMHO to h...
by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Tiberius wrote:
Sweep wrote:And never in truth understood why that couldn't be done before the frame left the factory.


FWIW....nor me.... :wink:

+1
by reohn2
15 Oct 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 85
Views: 3437

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I admire your squeaky cleanliness :) I use a Weldtite chain scrubber,I've had it for,oh must be 20 years.I've never cleaned it inside and it looks grimey,but it it still cleans the chain with WS in it :) I use it for interim cleaning if the chain isn't quite mucky enough for a full remove and shake ...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

Witterings wrote:...Reason for going tubeless .... where we cycle there are a lot of thorns ....

You can put sealant in the existing inner tubes to counter that.
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with 105 set up
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Problem with 105 set up

Did you change the front outer casing from shifter to frame stop?
If not that could be your problem.
When changing cables I always use Weldtite red grease on the inner and ensure it's slick in the outers on assembly.
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 85
Views: 3437

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Yes, I agree. Brilliant stuff and works like you say for chains and stuff in a jar or container. :D Trouble is, what is left on the thing wot yoov kleened, leaves a residue and is greasy and it won't wash off with fresh water. Take a manky single sprocket for instance. Drop it in a jar or tin with ...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 85
Views: 3437

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Yep. I'm sold on WS and it works well in the Cyclone except it's difficult to clean out. Gunk is my favourite generally though, but it isn't cheap and it is smelly. Not tried it in the Cyclone. Gunk, is £8 for a litre. Water soluble. https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-clean...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

Another question.
Why do you want to go tubeless?
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 85
Views: 3437

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I was initially interested in the Screwfix degreaser. But then thought that with White Spirit I can clean the chain with it,reuse it by decanting into a jam jar and letting it settle,and I don't even need to wash it off after cleaning,I just wipe the chain through an old rag and let any residual WS ...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 66
Views: 1505

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Seriously, it's a good question - and a serious matter. Many years ago - probably 40 or more - my rear wheel collapsed in the centre of Brighouse, on my way home from work. I'd had to make a severe brake application, and it caused the heavily worn rim to disintegrate. If it'd been on my front wheel...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16643

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

I have a few books but if I haven't read one for a while and realise it has little use as a reference it goes to the charity shop or the library. I don't keep them for the sake of owning them,they just become a burden. I really like books. Not just for their contents, but also the way they look &am...
by reohn2
14 Oct 2019, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16643

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

brynpoeth wrote:Good idea, but in my leafy suburb there would not be many customers

Besides, my collection is quite selective

You could write up a catalogue and post it on a local internet forum or Facebook or similar charging a small fee going to a local charity