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by Geoff.D
20 Nov 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyone want to buy a shed load of upgrades...............I've got plenty to spare after watching this?
by Geoff.D
14 Nov 2017, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are there bikes/trikes for all occasions?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Are there bikes/trikes for all occasions?

NUKe wrote:I just knew when I wrote that I was wide open. You knew what I meant


I'd assumed you had circus skills, NUKe. :wink:
by Geoff.D
14 Nov 2017, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are there bikes/trikes for all occasions?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Are there bikes/trikes for all occasions?

On another thread (Pictures of your recumbent) Cyclop describes how he's tried a recumbent and found it's not to his liking. He's decided to go back to an upright. I think he's quite right to evaluate and make a decision on the strength of that. If recumbents aren't for you then why continue? Someti...
by Geoff.D
13 Nov 2017, 9:34pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Evans Advertisement

Flinders wrote:Well, up to a point, Lord Copper.....


:lol: :lol:
Waught a laugh.


(But, I do know I can go on a bit. :oops: )
by Geoff.D
13 Nov 2017, 3:40pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Evans Advertisement
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Evans Advertisement

Why they don't just make a variety of sizes and shapes in all colours and describe them as such I have no idea. I'm sure that's a rhetorical question, Flinders. But I can't resist :wink: . So............ It's because they (the manufacturers) want to make the greatest profit they can. One way to do ...
by Geoff.D
12 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How tall is "tall enough"?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

How tall is "tall enough"?

On another thread, Upwrong suggests that the Nazca Gaucho is a reasonably manageable machine if you are "tall enough". I'm wondering what the factors are that make anyone tall enough for a 2 x 26"/700c bike? Is it simply one's standing height, or purely inside leg measurement? Does hi...
by Geoff.D
10 Nov 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent buying Advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: recumbent buying Advice please

PS my father tells me he also had a tadpole, a Morgan Aero. Big problems with traction to the one wheel rear drive. Plus mum got fed up pushing it when the magneto kept cutting out in the rain. Not good when 7 months pregnant with me. It had to go! :D :D I like how this forum has quietly morphed in...
by Geoff.D
10 Nov 2017, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

Earlier this year I bought a Roberts Roughstuff frame at a fairly low price because it had a stuck seat post. To make matters worse it was a suspension post. Tried Plusgas and then a slide hammer but it it just pulled the suspension part out and left the non suspension post still in the frame. It w...
by Geoff.D
9 Nov 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

I'm assuming its an alloy post in a steel frame. I have had some success using a mineral oil release agent in a spray can. Called "Freeway" if I recall. You could try deforming the seat pin at the top of the frame to allow you to add a pool of release agent and allow it to work its way do...
by Geoff.D
9 Nov 2017, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

Brucey beat me to it. It was my first thought after reading the OP. It's normal to have holes into the tubes from the BB shell, so drilling one wouldn't be a no-no. Hard part would be drilling it though. I haven't got one, but you'll need a right-angled drill attachment. I think Brucey is suggestin...
by Geoff.D
9 Nov 2017, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

I would suggest that you drill right across the BB shell so that there are two holes opposite one another, the second of which penetrates into the seat tube. This is much safer than drilling into the seat tube itself, and will allow lots of penetrant to be added as you desire, with the frame upside...
by Geoff.D
9 Nov 2017, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

brynpoeth wrote:Drill a hole in the seat post, not the frame


Ah......now why didn't I think of that? It's a case of the brain getting stuck on a single track. :oops: :oops:
Thanks.
by Geoff.D
9 Nov 2017, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

I've got a stuck seat post - the stoker's in a tandem frame. I want to first try the liberal use of Plusgas (over an extended period) method, before having to resort to the cold/heat method, and then the hack saw method (heaven forbid it comes that that!!). But the frame presents a problem. The bott...
by Geoff.D
7 Nov 2017, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NO LYCRA PLEASE
Replies: 35
Views: 2370

Re: NO LYCRA PLEASE

Mostly I wear ronhill trackster classic which are not embarassingly form-fitting and ideal for audax style riding. +1 I like them for comfort and, as Boris says, they're not form fitting. I sometimes slip them on when I arrive in a town/village and expect to be mooching around. They're good in dry,...
by Geoff.D
6 Nov 2017, 11:41am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: 2 x (26x 1 3/8) tyres - Now Gone
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: 2 x (26x 1 3/8) tyres - Now Gone

These tyres have now gone. Thanks for the interest.