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by simonineaston
13 Oct 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc
Replies: 68
Views: 2160

Re: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc

Just re-read through this post, looking for tips on buying Varifocal spex. and thought I'd comment as per the original invitation. Since my eye-sight started to deteriorate, due to age, I've: 1. started to use a pair of spex. with a prescription for driving, which work really well - they stay in the...
by simonineaston
19 Sep 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Tyres & Tubes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Moulton Tyres & Tubes ?

I am struggling to get the right size winter tyres ( or just decent tyres ) & tubes... Bearing in mind that 406 is one of the commonest wheel sizes for hpv / trikes so if you find a specialist supplier of tyres to the hpv sector you should be spoilt for choice! :D Here's an example: http://www....
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?

shifting, shafting - wha's it matter so long as all the bits click together nicely... :-)
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for 60s Moulton
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Chain for 60s Moulton

Not very helpfully for you, I can't remember what I used to do about buying chains for my several F frame Moultons, amongst which is one with a fairly big chain wheel. This is my own Speed look-a-like, which I decided to fit with a souped-up SA hub while I fitted a spare rear fork with a six speed w...
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A really good weatherproof jacket
Replies: 43
Views: 2322

Re: A really good weatherproof jacket

I've been collecting together stuff for a trip I'm planning which involves a '64 Moulton and some matching vintage kit. I'll be visiting a selected group of England's churches, the route being based on the churches listed in Simon Jenkin's book. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Englands-Thousand-Churches-Si...
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull

Sounds like a plan, Brucey. Thanks.
BTW, anyone interested in this hub should see this rather good video on YouTube, which explains pretty well how it works. https://youtu.be/kJIh64i9IAY
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?

I don't think you are using the products in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. That's half the fun, isn't it? ;-) Campy levers, chainset and front mech, xt cassette and Zee mech. - all shoved onto my Moulton. Got there in the end!! (with a little assistance from the folk on this forum :...
by simonineaston
17 Sep 2017, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull

The new and the old...
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different angles, and no indexing notch
by simonineaston
17 Sep 2017, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?

"Doofer" as in, "That'll doofer now - or at least until I get the lock-ring done up..." ?
by simonineaston
17 Sep 2017, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull

Hi folks, I have a Moulton F frame to which I have fitted a Sturmey Archer 8 speed hub back wheel (which has the been the subject of several other posts to this very forum, over the years...) Because of the angle of the drop-outs on Moulton's unique single-arm rear forks, I had to make my own cable ...
by simonineaston
17 Sep 2017, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?

Hi folks! Recently I've been enjoying a combination of Shimano's xt cassette and their Zee mech. which gives pretty crisp shafting over a good range (even via my Campy bar setup!) Y'day I removed the cassette for a thorough clean & found that it consists of severla discrete elements - two groups...
by simonineaston
16 Sep 2017, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A really good weatherproof jacket
Replies: 43
Views: 2322

Re: A really good weatherproof jacket

+ one for Paclite Gore-tex. I have a couple of garments made using this material and agree with MickF - they pack down well so you can readily take them with you 'just in case', rather than set off wearing them. When you do have to wear them, they're good and water-proof. Not quite the answer you we...
by simonineaston
14 Sep 2017, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do head torches have THREE batteries?
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Why do head torches have THREE batteries?

Annoying, isn't it? With respect, folks, Horizon isn't asking for an explanation - he's asking for sympathy . And I for one agree, although I took steps to ammeleriote the annoyance, by investing in 12 Eneloop batteries... I have to admit though, that Horizon could have steered our empathy better b...
by simonineaston
12 Sep 2017, 1:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Intercity Express Trains
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: New Intercity Express Trains

I can't tell you how mad reading news like this makes me... !! At a time when even the most dim-witted observer can work out that some pretty serious action is needed, in terms of climate change and moving towards integrated transport... and the final irritation is the gloomy fact that hearing about...
by simonineaston
11 Sep 2017, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Securing shopping to racks
Replies: 32
Views: 1782

Re: Securing shopping to racks

If the OP is searching for a short-term solution (I note the plan to re-proof the OP's panniers), may I suggest zip-locking a storage box to the existing rack - not pretty but it'd work great for most loads like shopping and commuting gubbins. Storage box could be a cheap plastic jobbie from a pound...

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