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by Geoff.D
12 Apr 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Gears, How Comparable with a Full Size Bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 703

Re: Brompton Gears, How Comparable with a Full Size Bike?

A gearing comparison is independent of wheel size. A "gear inch" is a way of indicating how far a bike will travel forward for a single rotation of the pedals. If it travels further, more effort will naturally be needed. This is said to have a higher gear. However, this historical British ...
by Geoff.D
4 Apr 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6928
Views: 319747

Re: It's about time we had more fun

crossing words
by Geoff.D
1 Apr 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 62
Views: 4611

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

I do not have any kind of relationship with Steve Goff, although I am well aware of his reputation as a top frame builder. TBH, however, I am uncomfortable with this trial by internet because none of us have an insight into the specifics of the unfortunate events that have left the OP without his f...
by Geoff.D
30 Mar 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?

Positive thread alert, +1 Never thought about this before but it looks really interesting, I will have to take the time to read it Just hope there is room in my head for such 'unnecessary' but interesting material I think I'm on the same page as Brynpoeth on this issue - interesting, but a possible...
by Geoff.D
29 Mar 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: cones

OMG!!!! I recently asked, in another thread, if a 9.5,, axle had the same bearings (and hence cones) as a 10.0mm axle. Since then I've done a bit of digging and found that they probably don't, but might have if they were the same manufacturer. And now this............ !!!!! Aaaaarrgh !!!! I don't kn...
by Geoff.D
15 Mar 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?

............... I don't understand why you don't just use the wheel with its 10mm axle....... That's the best way forward, of course, Brucey. Thanks. But, the person I'm helping is 300miles away and I'm preparing to take everything I need with me when I go to visit. I'm trying to cover every eventu...
by Geoff.D
15 Mar 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?

Good morning, folks. I'm hoping that someone can help be towards a quick (and cheap) solution. I'm helping someone whose rear wheel bearing collapsed, damaging the axle bearing seat. A new hub is required. Her axle is 3/8 (9.5mm) by 175mm solid. It's a non-branded hub on a run-of-the-mill commuter. ...
by Geoff.D
12 Mar 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6928
Views: 319747

Re: It's about time we had more fun

ball race
by Geoff.D
11 Mar 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6928
Views: 319747

Re: It's about time we had more fun

play resumed
by Geoff.D
11 Mar 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel ball bearing size?
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Rear wheel ball bearing size?

......................... I found 16 but it Defo looks one short either side. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone. I've sometimes thought that there was a ball missing, but when I've offered up another (ball) into the gap I've found that there isn't enough space. So, I'e concluded t...
by Geoff.D
6 Mar 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello All - I am now officially a Recumbent Triker
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: Hello All - I am now officially a Recumbent Triker

[XAP]Bob wrote:...............the mended one that i had to tie up to the chain stay being a good one to use - still no need to remove the wheel :D


Never thought of that before. Good idea. Thanks. :D
by Geoff.D
2 Mar 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7958
Views: 281226

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The left luggage department was a handbag short. Ernest poked Annie with his bus pass Elvis action figure , Buzz lightyear hovered am I bovered about cucumber shortages? Mr Potato head suicided himself, tastefully with salt and balsamic vinegar flagellation, whipping up a croustade des langoustines ...
by Geoff.D
2 Mar 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front jersey pockets
Replies: 35
Views: 2403

Re: Front jersey pockets

I've nothing more to add to what's been said.
But, it's really good to see that other people think in terms of "cross over" usage, as I do. Many an activity can inform another, as long as one is happy to step outside convention.
by Geoff.D
2 Mar 2018, 9:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 3096

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

I am a 63 yr old female cyclist and took up riding 5 years ago after I was told that I needed hip replacement after being a runner for years. I was upset that I could no longer run, but my daughter encouraged me to start riding as I needed to wait a year as in Australia I needed to be in a health f...
by Geoff.D
2 Mar 2018, 9:18am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7958
Views: 281226

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The left luggage department was a handbag short. Ernest poked Annie with his bus pass Elvis action figure , Buzz lightyear hovered am I bovered about cucumber shortages? Mr Potato head suicided himself, tastefully with salt and balsamic vinegar flagellation, whipping up a croustade des langoustines ...