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by peetee
12 Nov 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

I bought a big piece of self adhesive reflective tape and secured it to the washing line pole in the garden to test it's adhesive qualities. Wandering down the garden this weekend I was surprised to see it was effective from an angle of approx 30 degrees and 6-7m from my bike light. Reflective/prism...
by peetee
12 Nov 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

Yes that thing. I'm irrevocably old-school 8)
by peetee
12 Nov 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

It's also worth checking that the chain isn't running over the bridge bolt on the tail end of the front mech.
by peetee
12 Nov 2018, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeat puncture
Replies: 31
Views: 725

Re: Repeat puncture

Re tyre fitting, it is not uncommon for the inner tube to sit badly inside the tyre when refitting. Whe it is inflated it can grip the inner surface of the tyre and stay out of shape rather than centre itself. This increases the chance of pinching or the tyre bead not locating properly. A thin dusti...
by peetee
11 Nov 2018, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot 80ies racing bike - lose handlebar
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Peugeot 80ies racing bike - lose handlebar

Do not apply more than 'easy' force to the handlebar stem. If the frame is made with Carbolite 103 tubing (as many cheaper model Peugeot's are) the forks are simple rolled and welded sections rather than tubes and can twist out of shape if they or the front wheel are used to brace against when attem...
by peetee
11 Nov 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

Ha ha. I am such a nit. I actually meant standing to one side of the bike with your foot on the wheel axle. But great, glad you have got somewhere and if I had taken a bit more time and care to write that I think I would have explained better and then suggested the same method on the BB spindle too ...
by peetee
11 Nov 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes pulling trike to one side
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Disc brakes pulling trike to one side

My guess is corrosion/degredation of the left caliper affecting piston action. Possibly as a result of being closer to the kerb and muddy puddles.
by peetee
11 Nov 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

Just how frequent is the sound? Is it erratic, every couple of seconds, several tinkles then a gap, proportional to speed, accentuated by poor road surface? Also worth trying to create the noise off the bike. Roll the bike forward a few inches at a time. Lean the bike over pressing your foot on the ...
by peetee
11 Nov 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Never assume
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Never assume

I have just had cause to inspect an XT m735a hub and found that the left hand cone and locknut were loose and the both cone surfaces are wrecked. The hub is a year old and has about 1000 miles of use and has never been worked on. Bruceys comments re adjustment of Shimano hubs from new rings true and...
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cornwall cut off
Replies: 53
Views: 1024

Re: Cornwall cut off

One of the issues with the Oakhampton route is that the direct line was due to be electrified. Adding this cost to a second line is a step too far given that cost is an issue in extending the power lines beyond Bristol at present. The coast route wouldn't be removed as a significant part of the reve...
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 74
Views: 2449

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

I am not happy with them right now. I ordered something on the 4th and it won't be sent til 12th. The new owner took over on the 6th and orders were put on hold while account info was updated. Not that they informed any of their customers who were waiting. :evil: If a buyer hadn't come forward you ...
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 74
Views: 2449

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

] Wonder how many evans staff will end up on zero hours contracts and will ashley manage to persuade trek specialized and cannondale to discount the brands, watch this space it could get very interesting. How the hell did ashley manage to purchase the company for only 8 million it just simply beggar...
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 74
Views: 2449

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

I am not happy with them right now. I ordered something on the 4th and it won't be sent til 12th. The new owner took over on the 6th and orders were put on hold while account info was updated.
Not that they informed any of their customers who were waiting. :evil:
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I like a good breakfast but.....
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: I like a good breakfast but.....

661-Pete wrote:Meanwhile, first item on BBC News last night.....


They should be taken to task about the way that report is written. There are many diabetes sufferers for which their lifestyle is not to blame but you wouldn't know it until you read a long way down that story.
by peetee
9 Nov 2018, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I like a good breakfast but.....
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: I like a good breakfast but.....

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