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by peetee
14 Oct 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper

It was built as an off road bike after all.
Everyone's requirements for their bike varies but if you are riding forest roads, rural byways or designated leisure trails it will be fine. My MTB is not hugely different (steel frame, 7 speed gearing and no suspension) and I rode it up and down Helvellyn.
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 48
Views: 1290

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Years ago when I was 19 I had a weekend job at a petrol station and earned approximately £15 a week. I saved up so a mate and me could cycle to Essex to stay with rellies. beforehand I collected two wage packets from work, cycled 7 miles home and found I had lost both wage packets. I was gutted and ...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2005

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I would like to think that these gussets are fitted with prior attention to the guage of the tube at the lower join of the gusset. The butted section of tubes are often of a set length and the tubes are cut to size to suit the bike. This can leave quite short sections of 'thick' tube and it's quite...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1629

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I have a ten speed triple on my 'bike for all reasons and seasons'. It has 30/39/48 and 11-25. I chose this set up based on what I used to use long ago and allowance for my advanced years and reduced fitness. As it turns out he ratio extremes are about right. With a relatively compact cassette the s...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2005

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I would like to think that these gussets are fitted with prior attention to the guage of the tube at the lower join of the gusset. The butted section of tubes are often of a set length and the tubes are cut to size to suit the bike. This can leave quite short sections of 'thick' tube and it's quite ...
by peetee
7 Oct 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!

See my post above and to add to it, yesterday I did a ride with local club who made me feel very welcome. I had to decide which group would suit my pace and I plumped for the second slowest. The average speed was just right and the frequent hills had me breathing hard but keeping pace......for the f...
by peetee
7 Oct 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

I too have had bikes brought to me with totally encrusted jockey wheels. And on the subject of general abuse, one machine (owned by a well educated, middle aged gent not a gormless youf) where the buckled rear wheel had been ridden for so long it wore a hole in the rear chain stay and broke a sectio...
by peetee
5 Oct 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beeps
Replies: 31
Views: 656

Re: Beeps

Well I wish my oven would. The only way to switch it on is using the timer and when that runs out it doesn't make a sound !
by peetee
3 Oct 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!

Best of luck to you. I too am in a similar position having only done occasional, very short rides over the past 10 years and only commuted a few miles a day for over 10 years before that. I also have the over riding determination to avoid a recurrent knee injury that was always present in my 'golden...
by peetee
1 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon v steel frames v Gravity (Non Technical)
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Carbon v steel frames v Gravity (Non Technical)

So if a ping pong ball and a golf ball were set in motion down a hill which would get to the bottom first? Being the same size they should have the same air resistance but would that not have a greater effect upon the lighter ball?
by peetee
25 Sep 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Changer Stiff like a Scania Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Gear Changer Stiff like a Scania Truck

Cable is the first suspect. Shifters generally loose the ability to hold a gear rather than tighten up. Don't attempt to free the shifter action with repeated changes. Most people can apply enough force through the shift lever to ruin the ratchets if the cable is tight. SRAM shifters are notorious f...
by peetee
24 Sep 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!

Having just spent a week riding a Pinarello around the mountains of Spain with the obligatory 50/34 chainset and 12-28 cassette I would have killed for a triple. Hills were a slog, massive difference between rings meant changing up at the front almost invariably meant changing down at the rear, and...
by peetee
23 Sep 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 76
Views: 1704

Re: Fungi identification

In the news today, a Welsh mushroom hunter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49687905 I think I know where that is. A couple of years ago we were on holiday in South Wales and did a popular walk in Brecon. We took some photos of what we found just off the trail and, as described, it was like a s...
by peetee
23 Sep 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!

I use 12-14-16-18-21-24-28 on all my bikes and just vary the chainring sizes to get the range of gearing I need, with a triple chainset (Oh, how unfashionable!). Only use 7 sprockets regardless of the number of 'speeds' to try to obtain a decent chainline.. I am still using this on my mountain bike...