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by RodWatts
20 Mar 2021, 12:54pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Condor Baracchi stolen in Hampton, Middx
Replies: 0
Views: 859

Condor Baracchi stolen in Hampton, Middx

My precious Condor Baracchi was stolen from my front yard in Hampton, West London on 05/03/21.
Pale blue (RAL 5015) with Campagnolo Athena 11sp groupset (skeleton callipers),
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels with red hubs and KCNC skewers.
Deda bar and stem (both white) with red tape.
Selle max flite saddle with Deda seat post(both white)

I have reported it to the rozzers and trust they will track it down.
Anyone that can pass on any info that results in the recovery of said bike will be handsomely rewarded.....

Thank you
Rod
by RodWatts
24 Apr 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Stripped thread on chain ring

Natural Ankling

Wow. I wish I had the equipment and skills to do all that!
I do have a club friend who probably could / would..

In the mean time I’ve found some longer bolts (thanks to good old SJS!)

Thanks all for your input!
Rod W
by RodWatts
22 Apr 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Stripped thread on chain ring

Thanks Mick/ Bruce

At least I know they’re out there somewhere...
Nothing like a nice long ‘interweb’ search!

Rod
by RodWatts
21 Apr 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Stripped thread on chain ring

Should have said it’s a triple.
Can you recall where you sourced the longer crank bolt.
On a quick search I couldn’t find any thing except by buying a complete 5 bolt set.
There does appear to be plenty of good thread further down the hole.
Thanks
Rod
by RodWatts
21 Apr 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Stripped thread on chain ring

Campag Chorus four arm crank
Anyone got ideas on how to fix a chainring bolt where the thread has stripped on the crank hole on a four arm spider.
Would ‘Chemical Metal’ work?
Thanks
Rod
by RodWatts
20 Nov 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Depuytrens contraction
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Depuytrens contraction

I’ve got it quite badly in two fingers and have an appointment at my local hospital ( Kingston) next month for a consultation with a hand specialist.
I’ve heard there’s possibly an injection you can have instead of the surgery. ( thanks to Doc Martin for the heads up!)
Has anyone any experience of said injection and is it any good.
Thanks
Rod

PS the good thing about the depuytrens contraction of ones fingers is that one has a fantastic grip on the handlebars, hard to let go....
by RodWatts
20 Nov 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The express is at it again
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: The express is at it again

Does anyone actually read the Express anymore.
Probably got a circulation of about 20 to 30 readers.
Not worth getting excited about frankly!!
Rod
by RodWatts
24 Jul 2017, 8:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)
Replies: 42
Views: 4987

Re: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)

Last year the path from my area in Hampton in to Bushey Park (Duke's Passage) had signs put by Royal Parks saying no cycling and dogs on leads. Cyclists, dog walkers, peds all seemed to rub along together as far as I could see, however there must have been an altercation previously which I'm not aware of so the signs went up.
This week thanks to a local petition (1600 signatures) and input from sustrans and Richmond council the signs have been changed to "Pedestrian Priority Considerate behaviour welcome. Dogs on leads" a little stuffy but it gets the message across that we should all be able to rub along together in harmony.... So well done to Royal Parks for listening to reason.
A victory over "small minded, little Britain !"
How long that sign will last before the 'other side' have their say is another matter!
Rod
by RodWatts
16 Jul 2017, 6:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can anyone explain why the police didn't help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Can anyone explain why the police didn't help?

I don't understand it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07 ... -facebook/

I suppose she was lucky the police didn't arrest her for stealing a bike....!

Rod
by RodWatts
15 Jan 2017, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Foot hitting rear derailleur
Replies: 36
Views: 2548

Re: Foot hitting rear derailleur

Bottom line is 'don't buy a bike by mail order'
If you want to get a decent bike spend a £100 on a bike fit first off!
Rod
by RodWatts
8 Nov 2016, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous groups on Sportives
Replies: 64
Views: 8434

Re: Dangerous groups on Sportives

Thank goodness the sportive lot haven't discovered the wonders of an Audax.
Oh the joy of getting lost in the middle of nowhere on a cold and frosty morning or following someone who is riding the 200k when you only wanted to do the 100k! Plus there will still be enough cheese tosties, beans on toast and (last year) blackberry and apple pie with custard.. Marvellous stuff!

Rod
by RodWatts
1 Jul 2016, 7:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road Tax ("car' tax) v Council Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Road Tax ("car' tax) v Council Tax

That old chestnut, sorry!
I thought I new the answer to this one, did a search but was confronted with 10k hits so....

I got into a 'discussion' with a neighbour (rather a Mr I'm right and you're wrong character) about who pays for and who maintains our roads (specifically Surrey)

I understand that Road Tax (VED) goes directly into the government purse to be spent on what ever is thought appropriate (e.g health, education, etc) but only a small amount on roads (motorways, trunk roads?)
TfL and the local council being responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the roads in general and raising most of the cash.
"Ah, but not 'A' roads" was his answer and was not to be moved from that idea. Surely only motorways and trunk roads are government responsibility.

I think I've got the road maintenance bit right but stand to be corrected, so what is the proportion of government funding going into the road maintenance and how much from TfL and council tax.

Thanks
Rod


Thanks
Rod
by RodWatts
22 Apr 2016, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to measure the Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: How to measure the Bottom Bracket

It's a pretty standard 68mm Italian thread square taper as I've already said, but I don't have the original to check the spindle length, nor is it common frame manufacturer (Leonino da Bologna/Paletti). All I can work out from old BBs in my spares box is that the spindle length is more than 111mm. Trial and error then? I assume it's not offset....
Will be fitting a Stronglight 49D.


Rod
by RodWatts
22 Apr 2016, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to measure the Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 744

How to measure the Bottom Bracket

Just building up an old 1950s racing bike (starting from frame up)
By trial and error I've found that none of the bottom brackets (Italian thread, square taper) in my shed fit, spindles not long enough.
So is there a method to calculate how long the spindle needs to be or is it really down to trial and error?
Surely there must be a way!!
Thanks
Rod
by RodWatts
8 Apr 2016, 8:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: DUPUYTRENS FINGER OPERATION
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: DUPUYTRENS FINGER OPERATION

I had the operation on my right little finger and was told by the surgeon exactly the same. "Don't ride for four weeks"
It was difficult for the first couple of weeks but it didn't stop me riding after that! Carefully tho!
My finger is ok now except for some scar tissue. You must keep massaging it!!
I've now got it on my left middle finger and feeling rather reluctant to go thru with the operation as so long winded process but know I must.

The good news is my surgeon told me it's called the 'Viking disease' as its very common in the Viking genes!
Brought down to earth with a bump by a doctor friend who said it's also related to drinking too much....
Personally I prefer the first story. From now on I'm a Viking!!
Rod