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by Father Jack
19 Jun 2011, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sheep
Replies: 28
Views: 1967

Re: Sheep

Put some wellies on they'll soon run away.
by Father Jack
16 Jun 2011, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Long solid axle required

What torque setting should I use the for axle bolts?
by Father Jack
16 Jun 2011, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ALDI - solar powered charger...
Replies: 17
Views: 4222

Re: ALDI - solar powered charger...

Unless you live in a desert. Although solar panels have become more efficient, need to work out on a bad day how much current it will provide.
by Father Jack
16 Jun 2011, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Long solid axle required

Wheels Manufacturing.

http://wheelsmfg.com/content/view/469/32/

£20 more expensive, and it doesn't come with nuts/spacers either! :cry:
by Father Jack
15 Jun 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Long solid axle required

Managed to get a 187 mm axle.
by Father Jack
12 Jun 2011, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Long solid axle required

picture with it finger tight. BIke is Carrera Gryphon disc. Pretty sure 17cm long axle.
by Father Jack
12 Jun 2011, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Long solid axle required

have details for Longstaffs ?
by Father Jack
12 Jun 2011, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Corner Squeal
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Tyre Corner Squeal

Is it the road service? Couple of areas where the surface is quite smooth, tescos and shopping centre so going round (and cars) make a squeal.
by Father Jack
12 Jun 2011, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long solid axle required
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Long solid axle required

Having a problem, want to replace the hollow axle on the rear wheel with a solid axle, but the one I have is too short. What is the longest solid axle available? With the trailer hitch fitted, there is not enough thread going into the end nuts. Could do with a axle about 180/190mm in length.
by Father Jack
9 Jun 2011, 10:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3087

Re: Recumbent suspension

ok probably looking at a two wheeled bent then. Any recommendations, my road bikes have 23/35/28mm tyres as I quicker rolling.
by Father Jack
9 Jun 2011, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra Gearing Selection
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: Ultegra Gearing Selection

thought dream bike would be campagnolo super record. but hey-ho.
by Father Jack
8 Jun 2011, 11:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3087

Re: Recumbent suspension

I didn't know a trike would be slower, although I thought the extra tyre would increase rolling resistance, thought the lower position would help with aerodynamics. So a two wheel recubent is faster?
by Father Jack
8 Jun 2011, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice needed on a commuting bike
Replies: 31
Views: 2927

Re: Advice needed on a commuting bike

share a front wheel... But that's only if all your bikes have the same wheel size and brake type? 20", 26" or 700c rim, drum or disc brake (then different rotor size) Rim thickness? (will need to re-adjust block) Hope doesn't need clips, it's one unit. I guess if you're out in the wildern...
by Father Jack
7 Jun 2011, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice needed on a commuting bike
Replies: 31
Views: 2927

Re: Advice needed on a commuting bike

^ happy with my Hope Vision 4. 8) Think dyanmo is fine if you have one bike, but I know someone who has 10+ bikes, cost of fitting dynamo hub to every single one will be very expensive. Plus if you ride during the day, no need to carry heavy hub dynamo around
by Father Jack
7 Jun 2011, 10:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weekly Shopping using a Kona Ute
Replies: 58
Views: 4205

Re: Weekly Shopping using a Kona Ute

ess than £30 should get a reliable bike with everything functioning. pfft, yeah right, was keeping a eye on one and it went for £90. :roll: £30 will be a "MOT" write off. Town near here has a market with bikes for sale, ones at £50 are still usually in a bad condition. And probably nicked.