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by Grumpy Nurse
7 Oct 2011, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: England's green and pleasant land...
Replies: 55
Views: 4555

Re: Massive Gas Field Announced in NW

Where in Bowland in particular? I have a few perfect retreats up there. And what about the harriers? I have always found it a great escape from the popularity of the Dales at busier times of the year. It's always seemed a neglected and bypassed corner. Not any longer it seems. :( I think its the Bl...
by Grumpy Nurse
7 Oct 2011, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Soon forgotten
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Soon forgotten

(I think it's a while since we've had an old photos thread.) . Grandad and Grandma Clarke 1.jpg Her missing finger was ripped off by the drive-belt in a mill where she worked as a mill hand. I like that photo. The look of pride and the way she just shows her missing finger instead of trying to hide...
by Grumpy Nurse
5 Oct 2011, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Not sure what tyres to use yet. Probably something heavy and puncture resistant.
by Grumpy Nurse
4 Oct 2011, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

[quote="GrahamNR17
Is it the wheel rim width or diameter that causing the problem, GN?[/quote]

Its the width of the rims, not the diameter.

I've looked around and decided on rigida chrina rims, but they haven't been ordered yet.
by Grumpy Nurse
27 Sep 2011, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Need some rim advice, please. I built myself some lovely wheels using sa drum + 5 spd hubs and 26 westwood rims. Unfortuanately I can only just fit the rear wheel in the frame with an almighty struggle involving swearing and seperating the forks. The rims are just too wide. While its just about usab...
by Grumpy Nurse
17 Sep 2011, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Obviously it will be easier to cycle around Lancashire as you don't need to pedal continuously as you do in Gods Own Country what with all the easy down hill bits where you can just relax and take it easy. I have a tooth question here. My rear cog has 19t and a rd5 ( w ) sa hub. I've been looking a...
by Grumpy Nurse
13 Sep 2011, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I have a tooth question here. My rear cog has 19t and a rd5 ( w ) sa hub. I've been looking at chainsets and would like some advice as to the number of teeth I need on the front. I live in East Anglia but this bike is destined to be ridden around Lancashire, where it will reside at my girlfriends ho...
by Grumpy Nurse
28 Aug 2011, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pension Crisis
Replies: 33
Views: 1903

Re: Pension Crisis

Lets solve the pension crisis with the slogan "Bash an MP" The pensions could learn something from the younger generation and work together with them. Young people seem to enjoy smashing things up, so why not get them to break into the shops then pensioners could remove the stock and try ...
by Grumpy Nurse
28 Aug 2011, 8:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Got the bottom bracket in using a length of steel piping on the end of the adjustable spanner. Not the most elegant solution and I do not want to ever have to take the left hand side one out. I imagine that will involve stripping down the bike, a vice, using the frame as a lever and lots of swearing...
by Grumpy Nurse
27 Aug 2011, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

involve using a hammer and chisel to take out.

Woops!
by Grumpy Nurse
27 Aug 2011, 8:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

My bike is progressing quite well. The forks are attached to the frame and the front wheel is in place. I do need some advice about bottom brackets. I took the frame with me when I bought a shimano bottom bracket and the bloke ( who seemed to know what he was about ) confidantly assured me that it w...
by Grumpy Nurse
24 Aug 2011, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Mikews, the wheel I built has a hub brake. Will that pattern cause my wheel to collapse the minute I apply the brakes? No The wheel will be just a strong. The brakes may feel slightly "soft" when you first apply them as there are less tangential spokes and the wheel will "wind up&quo...
by Grumpy Nurse
21 Aug 2011, 11:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Mikews, the wheel I built has a hub brake.

Will that pattern cause my wheel to collapse the minute I apply the brakes?
by Grumpy Nurse
21 Aug 2011, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

That crows feet pattern, is it done with 36h rims and 36h hubs?

It is rather beautiful. But what are the advantages, disadvantages?
by Grumpy Nurse
21 Aug 2011, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214239

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Thanks for the helpful replies about the crank question. I have to agree with Graham, cycle for yourself and do it in your own way at your own speed, littleman. Anyway, I have built my first bicycle wheel! It was easier than I expected. I watched a you tube video, read a book my dad gave me and just...