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by mark a.
18 Feb 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Carrying a child's bike

Thanks everyone. Yes, it's for walking and mainly when I need to carry the bike to my son's nursery. It's not too far and I can cope, but if there was some clever strap or handle solution that would be useful. I've tried lifting the handlebar, keeping the rear wheel on the ground - so it's doing a p...
by mark a.
15 Feb 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Carrying a child's bike

My 4 year old son is at the point where he'll happily ride his bike while I'm walking, but at some point he'll get tired and want to walk. Or I need to carry it to nursery so he can ride it home. The shape of the bike (Islabike Cnoc 14 large) means it's difficult to carry other than just holding on ...
by mark a.
25 Jan 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly
Replies: 15
Views: 1369

Re: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly

First thought: fantastic!

Second thought: wait, where's the ebike?
by mark a.
20 Nov 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2263

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

I don't even own a motorbike yet and I'm already bored with the HD debates. Perhaps I'll save up and get a BMW GS and annoy a whole other strata of bikers.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2263

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Try this .... https://www.royalenfield.com/motorcycles/himalayan/bike/ I need to completely re-calibrate my budget expectations. Only £4k? It's easy to spend more than that on a modern bicycle :shock: I'm a regular visitor to Brooklands Museum and I enjoy looking at the BSAs (and, of course, the Br...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2263

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Hopefully next year I'll be joining the motorcycle world. It's something I've wanted to do for years and soon I'll have the time and money to give it a go. I don't have any family with motorbikes, and only one or two friends have or had one, so I'm not entrenched in the world. What I'll end up getti...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16679

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

When looking at my freehub I looked online for pawl oil to see what options there are (considering that the only oil sold for bicycles seem to be for chains). The only sensible result I got was oil and grease for sailing boat winches, like this set . I'm not a boat person, so I've no idea if boat wi...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16679

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Graham wrote:Too Good to Lose . . . . it is already there :D


Ah! I was looking in the wrong place (in the index post). Sorry about that (and for resurrecting an older thread).
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Some finesse, cunning and brute force did the trick. Thanks :)
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Right, that's good to know. I wanted to check there wasn't some weird reason why a non-removable nut would be a good idea. I seemed like it would be madness for it to be the case, but I've been surprised by "mad" decisions before.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

I've checked both, but I suppose the final sprocket being "definitely on correctly" might still not be but feel like it is. Thanks again.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 339

QR Nut won't come off

I want to replace a QR adjusting nut (acorn) on the front wheel of my utility bike with a spare light mount I had lying around (a bit like one of these ). However, the nut won't easily unscrew off the end of the skewer. Before I get out the pliers and brute force it off, I wanted to check if it was ...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Well the freehub is fixed. Thanks for all the help. I managed to grab a couple of short fixing sessions in the garage yesterday. The LH seal came off OK, then a squirt of WD40 made everything clicky again. Later, once the WD40 had dried a bit, I added some oil and it's all gone back together and wor...
by mark a.
17 Nov 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

I'm glad the seal is easily removable. I'll see what's inside tomorrow. I'll see if I have anything better than FL green lube for the pawls. I think I probably have some super-light stuff (teflon spray, sewing machine oil etc) which would probably wrong in the other direction to too-sticky grease. I...
by mark a.
17 Nov 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Thanks again. I've returned from the garage and have caught up with the rest of the comments. It's definitely the freehub and not the chain skipping. I haven't had much success in fixing it, since the freehub is still slipping, so I'll try again tomorrow to see if the oil has penetrated. I was disco...