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by bigbloke
25 Oct 2020, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1223
Views: 86091

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

As the Xmas party Season approaches, but public toilets are increasingly unavailable,a new online
resource has been established, offering advice for those "Caught short" at the last minute.

weebyanycar.com

:-)
by bigbloke
24 Oct 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5261

Re: Smart meters (again?)

I have consulted for one of the Smart Meter operators in a previous employment and worked on the submission for one of the companies that bid for the contract to provide the solution. I don't have one! , I don't need one. There is only one reason I would have one and that is if they offered to repla...
by bigbloke
24 Oct 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

Thanks again all . After reading everything, cross referencing other sites and articles as well as "university of Youtube" I made my purchase I went for a Flyer. Had to work away a lot this week but it was waiting for me when I got home. Put the proofer on it , and finally fitted it today....
by bigbloke
18 Oct 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

Thanks for the feedback guys ! With regard to my stance I'm would classify myself as a 60 degree rider not a "sit up and beg" so from what Ive read in the last 24 hours the 67 is out and its a choice between the B17 and the flyer. The bike has flat bars with a slight rake and has after mar...
by bigbloke
17 Oct 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

HI all, Thanks to some fatherless scroat taking a sharp implement to my 1990s vintage Selle Royal Gel saddle, its time to invest in a new sit-upon. Lets set the scene: Me: As my forum name implies - I'm a big bloke - Now in my Mid 50s - a shade over 6ft , I would describe my 52/44/31 build as somewh...
by bigbloke
13 May 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

further thoughts: Margam family trail - theres a 10 mile loop , disused railway line . I dont recall any traffic calming on there but its a long and slow but gentle climb followed by a long bumpyish descent followed by a bit of a climb back to the carpark. Steepish slate bed path from the car park t...
by bigbloke
13 May 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

a few local observations Newport (14 locks) to Cwmcarn - forget it! - really stupid road crossing systems I couldn't even get through with a trail a bike or rear panniers. Newport to Caerleon -forget it - same problem as 14 locks to cwmcarn Cardiff Bay trail - circular route around 6 miles - no real...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Thanks Brucey. Im reasonably comfortable with plumbing hydraulics. But can see no obvious way to bleed the cylinders (theres probably a video in German that covers it) Whilst we have 3 or 4 LBS I tend to end up either online or in a neighbouring city due to either service, quality or time to repair ...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Thanks Brucey. Im reasonably comfortable with plumbing hydraulics. But can see no obvious way to bleed the cylinders (theres probably a video in German that covers it) Whilst we have 3 or 4 LBS I tend to end up either online or in a neighbouring city due to either service, quality or time to repair ...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Cyril Haearn wrote:RTFM
read the.. manual
Had to wikicheck that :wink:


not past the Watershed yet so:

"Read that fine manual! " :-)

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Magura HS33 install questions

Hi All, Before someone suggests the blinkin' obvious: * I have RTFM'd * I have WTYV'd (Watched those YouTube videos) - specifically : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJOD_9BwgAw and there are still a couple of things that are not just clear about fitting HS33 brakes ! grateful for any knowledgeable ...
by bigbloke
2 Jun 2015, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safe carriage of bike in back of van
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: Safe carriage of bike in back of van

As [xap]bob will attest - two bungees and a bit of pipe lagging, thats it in my van. Bike stays on its wheels diagonally
across the bootspace - bungees secure to the mid-seat headrests

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
30 May 2015, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame
Replies: 31
Views: 3953

Re: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame

As promised here is the final job....just dont look too closely !!! :-)


bike5.jpg



Apparently my choice of bungee colour is not in keeping ! but thats a small issue in the bigger scheme of things

regards

BB
by bigbloke
28 May 2015, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame
Replies: 31
Views: 3953

Re: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame

Well its done! Not perfect, but daughter is delighted Would I spray one again ? not a ruddy chance in hell! Straight to a paint shop or frame builder ! The frustrating bits were: * Having left the paint for a week (working away) in a warm place (next to a radiator) to harden, I fitted the gear cable...
by bigbloke
28 May 2015, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle

Thanks to All,

We now have a 119mm shimano BB fitted and it works perfectly.

the old axle was 125mm so it REALLY stuck out ! :-)

Regards

BB