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by peetee
23 Oct 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B,twin Rockrider 540
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: B,twin Rockrider 540

The cheapest place to get Allen keys is a tool supply depot. They can be had for as little as £1 each, so considerably cheaper than bike shops.
by peetee
23 Oct 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

The Highway Code is your friend: Clause 133 is pretty clear - the responsibility is on the person changing lanes. She might argue she wasn't, she was turning, but to complete that she crossed your lane: "If you need to change lane, first use your mirrors and if necessary take a quick sideways ...
by peetee
23 Oct 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hand built wheels.
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Hand built wheels.

Agree with the above comments about taking the advice of the builder for best results but have to add that most light wheels get there by using a rear hub with an aluminium cassette body. If you are going to be applying more than moderate pedal force in the course of your rides I would get a hub wit...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 239
Views: 22199

Re: Visitors

Ah, thanks for that info. I didn't put the suet feeder up purely for the sparrows - any birds are welcome - but the feeder is perhaps a bit too close to the house for most other species. There is another suet filled feeder at the top of the back garden, I will have to pay more attention to that and ...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Rotrax Frame - info & valuation sought

It is indeed an oddity but all the more desirable for it, in my book - but then I am a quirky beastie. The seat stays look very chunky and are not road 753 guage. Track spec, perhaps? If so, somewhat at odds with the forks - but ah, I am getting all nostalgic now because, bottle cage aside that woul...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 239
Views: 22199

Re: Visitors

I decided to give them a treat by making some suet, raisin and seed mix but so far they haven't touched it. Any ideas? Your "treat" is only a treat in name? Well I certainly won't be eating it! I thought the temptation of a bit of (insulating) fat would be strong at this time of year. Per...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 239
Views: 22199

Re: Visitors

I have loads of sparrows in the front garden enjoying the seeds in the feeder. I decided to give them a treat by making some suet, raisin and seed mix but so far they haven't touched it. Any ideas?
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi vis and reflective jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Hi vis and reflective jacket

I have a mesh hi-vis tabard that is far far cooler than a regular one. I got it through work several years ago so can't recommend a supplier.
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!
Replies: 36
Views: 1030

Re: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!

Did somebody mention bending moments? Lean a stick against a wall. Q. Where's the easiest place to break it with a kick? A. I the middle. Substitute the stick for a seat tube and the kick for the shock from a back wheel travelling up the stays. There's the reason why hard tail mountain bikes don't h...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: Bikes and air pockets (General not technical)

I have often wondered if the turbulant area behind a vehicle traveling at a constant speed is confirming to a regular/mathematic/random law whereby it's motion can be predicted or projected? Perhaps in the real world full of trees, buildings, other vehicles etc prevailing air conditions are too comp...
by peetee
22 Oct 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur double-downshift problem
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Derailleur double-downshift problem

I have come across this more than once with cheaper SRAM front shifter levers. They are not too sturdy and rather intolerant of the additional friction caused, usually, by a deteriorating cable. A bit of lube sprayed inside the shifter might help but don't attempt to dismantle it. Also unbolt the ca...
by peetee
18 Oct 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Nigel Dean Tour Master (Reynolds 753)
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Nigel Dean Tour Master (Reynolds 753)

If you have or have seen an old Nigel Dean Tour Master in Reynolds 753 tubing from 22 - 23" or 56 -58 cm please let me know. Rare, but I've seen they do exist (see http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=361423). They do, and that one is now in my ownership and sporting a new...
by peetee
18 Oct 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur guard
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Rear derailleur guard

I flew with my bike once. When I landed I wished I had bought one with suspension. 8)
by peetee
18 Oct 2019, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: Booze - minimum price?

Last time I was in Glasgow there were people on Queen Street station promoting healthy eating by handing out free bananas. I think we were the only takers but we made the most of their generosity! These promotions and initiatives make a lot of sense when you look at the balance of spending in most p...
by peetee
18 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: SMIDSY vs SMIFY
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: SMIDSY vs SMIFY

Some of the drivers who pull out in front of me when I'm on my bike definitely have that look on their chops that says, "I can see you but you're only a bike". :? Bully's. That sort of behaviour is inherent in so many road users when they encounter a vehicle with less mass or smaller dime...