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by the snail
24 Sep 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Rob Archer wrote:I find it strange that permitted e-scooters have a throttle but e-bikes aren't allowed them.

Throttles aren't illegal, but it has to pedal-activated, not just twist and go (apart from 'walk assist' mode).
by the snail
19 Sep 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on planning laws
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Petition on planning laws

The chances of this going anywhere are less than zero. The whole thrust of government policy is to make it harder for anyone to deny/object to planning applications. No way will they upset their developer chums.
by the snail
14 Sep 2020, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain slipping in only one gear - chain swapped still an issue
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: Chain slipping in only one gear - chain swapped still an issue

The chain length will be acceptable if that's it stretched round the biggest chainring and biggest cog. Could the chain be slipping at the front? It's not always obvious when the chain floats on the top of the chainring teeth. You often feel that it's missing its grip on the cassette if you're sitt...
by the snail
6 Aug 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Bottom Brackets

I think the -ve with octalink is that the larger spindle means that there is less space for the bearings vs. ST, which is why they went to external bearings with HT2. I don't know what the choice of parts is, but I think octalink is a bit of a dead-end design, with ST still persisting, at least with...
by the snail
6 Aug 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits

MrCJF wrote:Hi all. This is my first post.



(my 3x9 is currently 50/39/30 with 11-32).


Another option may be to swap the inner ring for e.g. 26T, which is what I did on my similar 105 triple.
by the snail
13 Jul 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?
Replies: 25
Views: 880

Re: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?

No way would I ride that. Every chance it will fail suddenly and injure/kill you. You've had your moneysworth, time for a new crankset.
by the snail
13 Jul 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paul Donohue bike, info needed! Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Paul Donohue bike, info needed! Pics!

Columbus is good quality tubing - the stickers will tell you which grade of tubing was used. It looks like a nice frame though.
by the snail
9 Jun 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1053

Re: Little Britain.

Yes, and where's Love thy Neighbour too, eh? If that was on the BBC then it should still be available to view. The state broadcaster should not be allowed to censor its back catalogue to fit in with the prevailing attitudes, prejudices and ideologies of its staff. We paid for it and it should be av...
by the snail
13 May 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket collapsed
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Bottom bracket collapsed

. Im thinking I should take the cranks off and then see what sort of BB it is before I decide which BB tool to get ? Thanks for your advice. Very helpful. Pete That's a good plan. You could also try and identify the model no. of the crankset (might be stamped somewhere) and look it up online and se...
by the snail
12 May 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Buzz wrote:Think I've found one! Not cheap, but Danish company, made in Taiwan...
https://www.mate.bike/eu/mate-x/

I'll give you 3 guesses as to where the motor is made :wink:
by the snail
9 May 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double to triple conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Compact double to triple conversion

I think you'll need to be careful about compatibility - I don't think your existing rings will fit on a triple, and it will be cheaper to buy a chainset comnplete anyway - e.g. spa cycles have a good selection. You'll probably need a new BB, and probably front mech and shifter I would think?
by the snail
4 May 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank puller suggestions
Replies: 42
Views: 1455

Re: Crank puller suggestions

Also make sure you have taken the octalink adapter off the end of the centre part if it has one.
by the snail
29 Apr 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12324

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

The utility cyclist wrote:... Graham the moderator has not told me what false information I have published regarding covid 19....

Just about everything you've posted in this thread has been nonsense. HTH
by the snail
26 Apr 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose fitting tyre recommendation?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Loose fitting tyre recommendation?

I haven't used chrina rims, but rubino pro folding tyres were a very loose fit on open pro rims.
by the snail
27 Mar 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless
Replies: 157
Views: 4762

Re: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless

I've seen Phil Wood spokes in the flesh and they are polished. Not as polished as some but still polished. cheers So now we're into 'degrees' of polishing :lol: You'd better get on to him and tell him he's using the wrong pics on his website then. You asked for pics of unpolished stainless spokes -...