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by DevonDamo
26 Sep 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

[Edit: balls. Brucey snuck in there whilst I was writing War and Peace. Anyway - too late, I've written it now...] If I were you, I'd just replace the chain first because it looks badly bent (although that could just be the picture.) Chains are specified according to how many cogs there are on the c...
by DevonDamo
26 Sep 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: First e-scooter prang

The OP said both him and the e-scooter were doing 13-15mph round a blind bend. Like freeflow, I'd say that was a daft thing to do. I'm not being holier than thou here, because I occasionally do something similar at a particular point on one of my regular routes, but whenever I get/give a fright, it'...
by DevonDamo
26 Sep 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 83
Views: 1933

Re: Torque Wrench Advice

I've got the expensive one, for no other reason than one of my local bike shops reckoned it was good and was able to get one from their suppliers at a good price. It works well. No idea whether it's worth paying the extra for my one though - so far I've only used it on a lowish setting to do my cran...
by DevonDamo
25 Sep 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One policeman doing his job on London trains
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: One policeman doing his job on London trains

I think I mentioned other cases I had seen who were not black or their colour not indicated and were worse IMHO. And thats how your mind seems to work It's worrying to learn how my mind works. Especially when I have to add amnesia to the list. I have absolutely no recollection of you mentioning any...
by DevonDamo
25 Sep 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One policeman doing his job on London trains
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: One policeman doing his job on London trains

some thing tells me you must be agin someone or some thing rather than take things on their own terms as just part of the story rather than the whole story which for some strange reason you feel should be every ones remit. so to mention A you also have to mention B then C then D then... Your interp...
by DevonDamo
25 Sep 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One policeman doing his job on London trains
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: One policeman doing his job on London trains

I award you the Woke Medal of Honour for Services to Bullshit I can feel your frustration: desperate to call everyone else liberal snowflakes, whilst you're being 'triggered' by what they've calmly said to you. The threads you've started have demonstrated that you don't like China, BLM protesters, ...
by DevonDamo
25 Sep 2020, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One policeman doing his job on London trains
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: One policeman doing his job on London trains

There's no doubt about it - that kid and his mates in the video are a bunch of mouthy yobs who needed to be tackled for the sake of everyone else on the train. And fair play to the policeman who did it - difficult job. So mercalia was right to bring this to our attention. Or was he? Go and have a lo...
by DevonDamo
15 Sep 2020, 12:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Breaking International Law
Replies: 145
Views: 2450

Re: Breaking International Law

Impressive verbal gymnastics. I can't wait to see how you explain to us all why the absolute economic disaster that will be visited upon us in a few short months is a triumph.
by DevonDamo
11 Sep 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension cover - worth having?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Suspension cover - worth having?

I would say yes, although it probably depends on how obsessive you are with cleaning. If you get road-salt on your paintwork, it will be slowiy eating through paint and metal until you wash it off. If you often put your bike away unwashed, then one of these things would help save the paint on your s...
by DevonDamo
8 Sep 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 1916

Re: Cycling and laws

But this is for vehicles not cycles! I don't want them because they look ugly and why do I have to shell money out on lights, it should be the drivers fault! I will look for some later but for now I am going to ride without lights as I have a cycle not a vehicle. Great response, worth waiting for. ...
by DevonDamo
7 Sep 2020, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cut Throat Razors
Replies: 35
Views: 902

Re: Cut Throat Razors

"Stropping" a blade on a tough surface like leather is all about straightening out the very fine edge of a sharp blade which folds over after use. So it's not removing any metal, just bending it - on a microscopic level. You'd still have to use an abrasive stone to do the actual sharpening...
by DevonDamo
5 Sep 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ghost fishing threads.
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: Ghost fishing threads.

Maybe the one-posters forget to check back as the “your post will go public once checked by a moderator” may go undetected by them? How many posts does it take before this stops? This will be post no.19 for me and I still have to wait for moderator approval.Sometimes I get a notification to confirm...
by DevonDamo
5 Sep 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2453

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

Apologies for posting a video from a YouTuber who is a bit of a marmite character, but I just noticed a section of this video (between 6.15 and 7.00) perfectly illustrates what I was saying earlier about one of the reasons 1x chain sets became popular in mountain biking, i.e. clearance problems with...
by DevonDamo
4 Sep 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2453

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

I wasn't aware that 2x systems had become a big thing in the mountain bike world - I thought 1x was the new norm. The reason they developed 1x set-ups for mountain bikes was to minimise the size of the front chain ring to give better clearance when going over obstacles and drops. In order to make th...
by DevonDamo
4 Sep 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ghost fishing threads.
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: Ghost fishing threads.

I see the OP’s points but feel that his proposals aren’t a clear forward step. As adults we can all view a post and decide to respond to it or not as we see fit. The date of the original post is there to be seen and likewise the status of the original poster. The current situation might be imperfec...