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by 531colin
23 Jun 2017, 8:11am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Transport industry and keeping fit
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Transport industry and keeping fit

It can be tough for young people. My daughter is a nurse, she is going back to work doing three 12-hour shifts a week after having a baby. My son in law is a bus driver, earning less money, so he will work part time and look after the nipper when my daughter is at work. I think he will have to work ...
by 531colin
23 Jun 2017, 7:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Transport industry and keeping fit
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Transport industry and keeping fit

How much exercise do you do now? You don't have to go to/from work by the most direct route all the time! You won't be doing 16 hours 5 days a week....if you get a 16 hour day, that would be a day to commute by the direct 3 mile route. To keep your work shirt from getting screwed up in the bike bag,...
by 531colin
22 Jun 2017, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick release for saddle, rather than seatpost
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Quick release for saddle, rather than seatpost

The separate saddle-clamps/seat-post ensembles were all we had at one time. Their problem for me was that the saddle angle setting was on a ratchet and I could never get the saddle exactly level, no matter which frame. Therein lies the rub. That is the same problem I have experienced. I think those...
by 531colin
21 Jun 2017, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Welding
Replies: 36
Views: 973

Re: Welding

my brother brazes pretty well with his stick welder Could you expand on this process, please? I'd just assumed brazing was only done with a flame. Does this mean you can do bike frames with a stick welder?............ Pete 75 is talking (above) about a carbon arc torch for brazing, which is already...
by 531colin
21 Jun 2017, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel not centred
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Rear wheel not centred

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59332&hilit=string........How to check your frame alignment using string.....
My way checks the wheels are in line......I don't understand why people muck about checking against the seat tube?
by 531colin
21 Jun 2017, 6:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Welding
Replies: 36
Views: 973

Re: Welding

My welding would make [Inappropriate language removed] Its an "interesting" thing to try to do on an amateur basis, you not only need to understand the theory, you need to develop the manual skills, and the "feel" for the job.....plastering might be a good comparison. Its too eas...
by 531colin
20 Jun 2017, 6:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hypothyroidism and Cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Hypothyroidism and Cycling

Exercise tends to increase your metabolism,.............. Exercise increases your body's energy requirement, so energy metabolism is increased (breakdown of carbohydrate/fats to provide metabolic energy) Hormones (and all sorts of other things) are broken down in the liver. In the normal course of ...
by 531colin
20 Jun 2017, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down a threaded steerer?
Replies: 18
Views: 683

Re: Cutting down a threaded steerer?

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Thats an old Stronglight part alleged to enable the bars to go higher. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=32615

A different shaped stem makes much more sense to me.
by 531colin
18 Jun 2017, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: T.A. Specialities quill pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: T.A. Specialities quill pedals

I have got a couple of pairs of Stronglight pedals https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/8667647155_8043e9d7b4.jpg One pair is unused, the other pair I have used, and made a Quill cage for... https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8527/8667645937_71a1d3b218.jpg They have a needle roller bearing that runs on the...
by 531colin
17 Jun 2017, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel nut
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Front wheel nut

It appears to be assembled in the correct order.....however, we can't tell by looking if it is tight enough. Set it up so it needs full hand pressure to close the lever. As you close it, you should feel the lever go tight and then fractionally easier as it "goes over" past the tightest poi...
by 531colin
8 Jun 2017, 3:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Women's audax and light touring bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Women's audax and light touring bike

I'll have a little bet with you.......I bet she can't do this..... https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1443/24265151174_02b7301005_n.jpg I'll bet the only thing "wrong" with her 'Dale is that the seat tube angle is so steep that she can't get the saddle far enough BACK in order to be in balance ...
by 531colin
6 Jun 2017, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is "cycle.travel" broken?
Replies: 55
Views: 4752

Re: Is "cycle.travel" broken?

S) Now, if there is a way of deleting routes, i didn't find it yet..... On your route list when you're logged on, there's two symbols on the right, the glasses to make it private and a little bin to delete......... Got it!..., thanks for that. (I actually tend to look at the list on the left of the...
by 531colin
6 Jun 2017, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is "cycle.travel" broken?
Replies: 55
Views: 4752

Re: Is "cycle.travel" broken?

Sort of an open letter to Richard.........and the other forum members who are so much better at all this than I am....... You see how much we appreciate what you do, Richard....... Several of the recent posts on this thread have got me in my usual fix with respect to "technology".....I und...
by 531colin
5 Jun 2017, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain wear, just reassure me.
Replies: 55
Views: 9186

Re: Chain wear, just reassure me.

mig wrote:a cassette from 2011? the 8spd cassette on the bike on my turbo is from 1998. chains never skip on it..!


how about a bike that sees rain/road salt?

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