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by aegelstane
17 Sep 2020, 1:16am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 20” wheeled e bike
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: 20” wheeled e bike

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/fietsen-en-brommers/fietsen-tandems/m1592805992-kindertandem-onderwater.html?c=08c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=l Hope the link works! The Dutch have the answer to all things cycling. The onderwater type tandem comes in various sizes & is steered fro...
by aegelstane
19 May 2020, 1:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 44
Views: 2871

Re: Non-cycling books

May I recommend; The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=Eric%20Newby&bsi=0&sortby=17&tn=The%20Last%20Grain%20Race&prevpage=2 A gripping account of 18 year old Newby's 1939 voyage to Australia and back as an apprentice on board Mushulu. T...
by aegelstane
26 Apr 2020, 2:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get a letter from the PM ( govt ) re Covid-19?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Did you get a letter from the PM ( govt ) re Covid-19?

It was delivered in an unaddressed envelope marked; "This is a vital update from the Government about Coronavirus". Presumably some posties particularly in rural areas and, knowing the contents couldn't be buttocked to deliver all of their allocation. Suggest,for starters, someone checks t...
by aegelstane
24 Apr 2020, 3:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What should the UK govt do about Branson & Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 80
Views: 2384

Re: What should the UK govt do about Branson & Virgin Atlantic?

Private Eye 20th March - 2nd April; NUMBER CRUNCHING; £7.5bn Government bailout demanded by Branson's Virgin Atlantic to help deal with effects of corona virus. £2bn Gov bailout given to Branson's Virgin Rail when it walked away from East Coast Mainline contract five years early £2.2mn Money taken f...
by aegelstane
13 Mar 2020, 3:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole Perdition...
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Pothole Perdition...

Private Eye 21st February; "Shropshire Council which spent £80,000 resurfacing a lane leading to a Tory councillor's house while other roads remain pitted with potholes [Eye 1509] has found a brilliant cost-effective solution. It's paying a "pothole consultant" £1,000 a day to,er,look...
by aegelstane
14 Feb 2020, 3:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone painted their bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Anyone painted their bikes?

Still have my first handmade frame [by Egar Allen, Ripley Derbys, c1954] hanging in the shed with it's last respray [1970ish] using a glorified jam jar with a plastic handle and a pipe which connected to the wrong end of a cylindrical vacuum cleaner.Thinned cellulose paint of course- must have a loo...
by aegelstane
1 Dec 2019, 3:05am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

One could take refuge in a telephone box :wink: Difficult to fix a tyre in a telephone box. (I imagine, I've never tried) Straitened a buckled front wheel by using a phone box door as a sort of vice - a team effort by a group of Heanor Clarion members on a Whit bank holiday weekend bash, near Apple...
by aegelstane
20 Nov 2019, 2:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Penny Farthing record
Replies: 42
Views: 12242

Re: Penny Farthing record

The Road Records Assn was formed in 1888 and the first LEJOG entry reads;1891 G P Mills 4 Days 11 Hours 17 Min Presumably riding a "safety" machine In 1894 he reduced this to 3.05.49 and would have been awarded the Anfield Bicycle Club Shield presented perpetually 1894. In 1895, with T A E...
by aegelstane
31 May 2017, 3:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture proof your tyres - is this is a good idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 7929

Re: Puncture proof your tyres - is this is a good idea?

Surely it's time to reinvent [a more lively version] of the "solid" tyres which were on sale a few years ago. :D
by aegelstane
16 Mar 2017, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sprockets bigger than 22 teeth for Sturmey Archer AW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

Re: Sprockets bigger than 22 teeth for Sturmey Archer AW?

SA splined sprocket hub gears were introduced in the late 50s [?] Up to then they were screw on with the same threading as a normal hub. The standard practice re the wide ration three was to fit a threaded driver from the earlier epoch thus allowing much bigger cog to be used
by aegelstane
22 Mar 2016, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bikes - do you secretly want one?
Replies: 130
Views: 8968

Re: E bikes - do you secretly want one?

I remarked to my partner recently that Dutch pensioners can be seen having a daily trundle on e-bikes. Here folks of a similar age seem to spend most of their time mooching around garden centres!
by aegelstane
5 Jan 2013, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A childs bike with hub gears ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2353

Re: A childs bike with hub gears ?

Check out the Dutch marktplaats.nl website; This is a far more user friendly version of ebay. There are literally thousands of bikes of all types on there - the range will astound you and most of the stuff is good quality -the Dutch know their bikes. For example; a quick inspection shows a very nice...
by aegelstane
6 Aug 2012, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 795
Views: 166487

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Finally! Someone has given me a bike with a Shimano 3 and the plastic shield on the twist grip changer is broken. Can I replace with an SA trigger changer - have loads of them in my spares dept!
by aegelstane
26 Mar 2012, 12:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do all cranks have the same thread?
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re: Do all cranks have the same thread?

There's a little more to it as I found out when I recently attempted to fit new pedals to a Peugot tandem imported c1980 with Stronglight cranks etc.. My brother who has the benefit of a Rolls Royce apprenticeship behind him explained that the thread profile was correct but there were more/less of t...