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by robgul
18 Oct 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 538

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

The Park gun I have at the shop (and one at home) gets refilled with Park grease that comes in tub (usually using a flat tyre lever as a spatula/spoon/prod) Remove nozzle end, poke the base plate down with a screwdriver, fill as much as possible with grease (pushing it well down) - replace nozzle en...
by robgul
18 Oct 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 538

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

the small dualco grease gun is good value, creates lots of pressure and may be bulk filled without too much trauma https://static.modernbike.com/Product_Images/large_28021.jpg Isons sell one like this with their own branding on. £12 or £13 If you want proper grease gun, with 'last a lifetime qualit...
by robgul
18 Oct 2018, 6:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 50
Views: 2207

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Bonroute wrote:mjr

I was lucky and the van took me all the way to Calais Frethun! Apparently they sometimes pick up from Calais Frethun as it is an easier drive back to the tunnel. Not sure what the distance of the ride is.


See up-thread - it's an easy 5.4km from the drop off to Frethun

Rob
by robgul
15 Oct 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 50
Views: 2207

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

How's the ride between the drop-off and Frethun, please? Totally painless - and there's quite a bit of downhill! It's a whole 5.4km if you mean the station, about another .8km if you mean Frethun village. Great. Thanks! I meant station. Which way? Signposted? Infrastructure? cycle.travel seems to r...
by robgul
15 Oct 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 50
Views: 2207

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Rob -Thanks for the post about the Eurotunnel service, I have just used it (£20 approx). I was ignorant about this service. Only two of us plus the driver so they just sent a transit type van. Once through I took a TGV from Calais Frethun to Paris Nord.[...] How's the ride between the drop-off and ...
by robgul
13 Oct 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 50
Views: 2207

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Rob -Thanks for the post about the Eurotunnel service, I have just used it (£20 approx). I was ignorant about this service. Only two of us plus the driver so they just sent a transit type van. Once through I took a TGV from Calais Frethun to Paris Nord. Then Paris Austerlitz to Tarascon sur Ariege ...
by robgul
13 Oct 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tow bar cycle carrier : 7 pin plug / 13 pin car socket !!
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: tow bar cycle carrier : 7 pin plug / 13 pin car socket !!

I have a tow bar fitted carrier with a lighting board that has a 7 pin 12n plug fitted. My car however has 13 pin socket fitted. I purchased an adaptor that converts 13 pin to 7 pin thus allowing the lighting board to be connected to the car. Alas the adaptor seems not to work, no lights at all. I ...
by robgul
8 Oct 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Garmin Edge Updates

A LOT more detail.

Rob
by robgul
8 Oct 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Bike mirror

elmo wrote:I can vouch for the one in the above post. Gives a good rear view.

Elmo


Yep - and it's easy to swap to the other brake hood if you're riding abroad. The only downside is if you lean the bike against a wall.

Rob
by robgul
7 Oct 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 41
Views: 1337

Re: Rehook

a) can't remember the last time the chain fell off any of my bikes
b) plastic/nitrile gloves in the saddle pouch - 5 quid a hundred on ebay

Solution looking for a problem.

Rob
by robgul
2 Oct 2018, 8:52am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

At first glance - and I assume some way off availability - the new E offering from Ribble looks very similar. https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/ribble-launch-worlds-lightest-e-bike-395855 .... perhaps Orbea is making the Ribble? - it is remarkably similar to the Gain - that said given...
by robgul
29 Sep 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work

+1 Just about to say the same thing. 36/34 is 6%; the average on a ten speed 11-34 is 13% so the change will only be about half a gear! Point taken (but every little helps at my age!) - part of the reason is that the cassette is close to needing to be replaced on the bike with the double as a few s...
by robgul
29 Sep 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work

Is it even worth it? 36 and 34 are very close. You would barely feel it. The only meaningful change would come from a different chainset with smaller rings, but you don't want that. +1 Just about to say the same thing. 36/34 is 6%; the average on a ten speed 11-34 is 13% so the change will only be ...
by robgul
29 Sep 2018, 7:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Cassette sprocket size increase, and will it work

.... this was posted in "another" place but replies were inconclusive . . . so: I have a 10 speed Shimano Tiagra 4700 DOUBLE set up on one of my bikes - at present 34-50 at the front and 11-34 at the back. I'd like to get an 11-36 cassette just to give me a little bit more help .... but wi...
by robgul
20 Sep 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

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

This has been coming for a while with credit insurers cancelling cover for suppliers to Evans and major trade distributors requiring up-front payments before delivery . . . And the massive discounts Evans has been offering together with the "trade in anything and get another £x00 more off the d...