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by mattsccm
15 Oct 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 46
Views: 3308

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

Nope
by mattsccm
14 Oct 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

I have had success with tape a bit wider than the rim inner. It spreads up the walls at touch. If you are looking at "proper" tubeless tape you can buy similar stuff from ebay for much less. Look for yellow Tesa tape in 10m rolls.
by mattsccm
13 Oct 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

But electric eels would be fashionable nowadays.
by mattsccm
13 Oct 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Shoe sizing

In theory 8 equals 42 and each Euro size is 3/4 of a UK size. In practise it means stuff all so don't buy shoes you can't try on. That can be tricky as we all want a big choice so all you can do is find shops with free o cheap mail order returns. Don't believe your mates or the web , at best its a v...
by mattsccm
13 Oct 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

You should have seen the size of my mates hand!
by mattsccm
13 Oct 2019, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

Tried an extender just to see what could be done. It worked but wasn't as good as without. I suspect that it was just one more thread in the system and thus one more weak point. MTB mech was no different. That are cheap so may be worth a try.
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Much better that way. I remember a visit to Maine in the early 90's when English pubs were trendy over there. You could buy beer by the pint in handled glasses. Bar staff were not happy when I pointed out that a fifth of the pint was missing. All very amicable though.
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Doubt it matters one bit. After all it's just a long bike ride with no rules. Going for the record is of course different but I doubt anyone really gives a what ever otherwise.
Just have fun.
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

"I assume that there must be a higher level of documentation which helps you to decide which components you are going to use in your build (assuming that you don't just order the whole combined groupset). That is, if you decide that you want a 28/38/48 front triple then you can look up which co...
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Was reading an article in "The comic" about an winners hill climb bike. String spokes in the front wheel!
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Decades ago when I was doing an Outdoor Education degree we were shown how to abseil from a glove in hard packed snow. Last resort sort of thing. Taking it one stage further we wondered what else from the rucksack could be used. Frozen Mars bars proved darn tough. We suspected that a Curlywurly migh...
by mattsccm
12 Oct 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard

I assume that you are doing this with the wheels on the floor. If not do that. Of course it may be that the guards were put in with crooked wheels! Equally if the clearance is tight you may well have knocked the guard at some point. Bend it right.
by mattsccm
11 Oct 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

The important things, draught beer and cider and miles are Imperial. Vehicle fuel is litres. Milk can be either. Canned and bottle booze is mostly metric as well. Food is mostly metric but sometime a metric version of an imperial measure. Cycle tyres are either depending on your bike. MTBers like in...
by mattsccm
8 Oct 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

I have the plastic things but a hub works better.At the back a large sprocket keeps the chain tidy as well.