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by rmurphy195
13 Sep 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charging e-bike battery from motor home
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Charging e-bike battery from motor home

Ebike chargers are 240v supply, so no. Yes, of course. His motorhome probaby has mains electrics, which will include internal 13amp sockets, so as long as he's on a pitch with electric hookups he can charge the e-bike battery - obviolsy as ong as he doesn't exeed the current available from the hook...
by rmurphy195
5 Sep 2019, 12:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Children learning to ride
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Children learning to ride

My 3 year old nephew has been happily riding his balance bike through the summer - its equipped with a rear brake so he's learning about that as he goes (I think its a Wiggins). He loves it and is very confident on it. My own 2 children had stabilisers at first. We took them off my daughters bike on...
by rmurphy195
3 Sep 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 36
Views: 1299

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

Mike Sales wrote:I wonder if helmet wearers ever get shouted at by non-believers?


Yup, I have - one damn fool tried to tell me they don't work, a few weeks after mine did work, in an accident
by rmurphy195
3 Sep 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel Screws.
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Stainless Steel Screws.

Samuel D wrote:I have used Westfield Fasteners on the recommendation of 531colin of this forum and was pleased with the the whole transaction. Works well for small orders. Plenty of metric bolts.


Lots of choice and lots of info on that one thanks
by rmurphy195
1 Sep 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel Screws.
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Stainless Steel Screws.

I've had loads of stuff from Namrick, here is theier stainless products
https://www.namrick.co.uk/acatalog/Home_Metric_Stainless_Steel__Grade_A2_and_A4__54.html
by rmurphy195
1 Sep 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rider weight limits?
Replies: 31
Views: 1428

Re: Rider weight limits?

. You will still need to eat and certainly drink as your rides get longer. Fig rolls, bananas, flapjacks, a jam sandwich are among cyclists’ favourites. And fruit cake! Don't forget to find your local tea shops/National Trust cafes(if you're a member) - mugs of tea, scones & cakes 2/3 way throu...
by rmurphy195
31 Aug 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rider weight limits?
Replies: 31
Views: 1428

Re: Rider weight limits?

I have a very nice tourer that I use, in preferance to a "Road" (i.e. lightweight, high-geared sports bike). I'm not sure what the bike's weight capacity is, though I suspect it's higher than a "road" bike simply because its meant to take laden panniers front and rear! The wheels...
by rmurphy195
28 Aug 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

".... barbed wire and watch tower manufacturers...." to contain the "foreigners" who will still be here (and cannot be "sent back" because they have no other nationality) contrary to what the majority of those who voted leave expected and wanted. ......Once the EU migr...
by rmurphy195
28 Aug 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference in actual and Met Office temperatures
Replies: 22
Views: 1131

Re: Difference in actual and Met Office temperatures

Yep. Very true. Here's a typical temp trace from a ride recently. Out and back, exact same route.Screen Shot 2019-08-24 at 09.19.51.png The elevation trace is corrupted a tad as it was windy, and it effects the barometric pressure readings as the vent is at the front of the Garmin Montana. Headwind...
by rmurphy195
27 Aug 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best way to change gear ratio
Replies: 20
Views: 837

Re: Best way to change gear ratio

This sounds like the setup on my late 80' Galaxy, "hard as nails" paint, probably british racing green. It had 3 x 7 speed indexed, downtube shifters, 7-speed rear cassette, Shimano STX I think. Band-on front changer. Be careful of fitting smaller chainrings If you just change the smallest...
by rmurphy195
27 Aug 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet design features
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: Helmet design features

I suspect the round shape of helmets - whether cycle, motorcycle, or car - has as much to do with reducing the risk of irregular edges catching on something as you are sliding along. F1 helmets excepted of course, wear the driver is pretty well cocooned, and where the helmet becomes part of the earo...
by rmurphy195
22 Aug 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

If its alreadyb comfy, as others have said don't chagne it! I keep mine slightly nose up. I tried a gel saddle once, with a non-sli[p surface and founf it very uncomfortaqble after half an hour on a hot day, I kept sticking to it whaqreas with the Brroks I could move about a bit more and get some ve...
by rmurphy195
22 Aug 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2056

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

For your torque wrench - I use a Topeak Combo on the bike, very handy. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-combo-torq-wrench/rp-prod137802
by rmurphy195
19 Aug 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 41
Views: 2579

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

I think it depends, amongst other things, on the size of the locker's lock and how close together the stands are. Mostly though, leaving locks on stands in public places just strikes me as a combination of wasteful and selfish. A bit like always expecting to park your car in the exact same spot. Eq...
by rmurphy195
19 Aug 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3102

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

With disc brakes, rear triangles and forks tend to be a but beefier due, I believe (and correct me if I am wrong) to the way the forces are transmitted to these components, nearer the axle than with rim brakes.

Would the same apply to hub brakes as well?