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by foxyrider
25 Jan 2021, 6:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Egg’d
Replies: 31
Views: 1117

Re: Egg’d

never had eggs but during a tandem tt near Lincoln we were accosted by a dead rabbit being waved out of a Landy :D The screen washer thing - well i've had quite a few times but how could you prove it wasn't accidental as they were 'cleaning their screen'? A few years ago there was a spate of firewor...
by foxyrider
25 Jan 2021, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding Derailleur Hangers
Replies: 24
Views: 684

Re: Adding Derailleur Hangers

Unless I have missed something, derailleur mounted on the Chainstay died out in the thirties or forties. Google Cyclo Gear . Fitted on a plate bolted round the stay on two slots , sometimes the plate was brazed in place. Nope alive and well in this century, the arrangement is used on some folders a...
by foxyrider
25 Jan 2021, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1129

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

I do hope the spannering remains enjoyable! cheers I love it. I literally get paid to play with bikes all day. I worked in the bike trade selling, servicing and even designing bikes for over 20 years and whilst my departure five years ago was not wished for, i don't miss the job as much as my colle...
by foxyrider
25 Jan 2021, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beyond confused now smh
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Beyond confused now smh

Yes I’ll shift the saddle a bit more at an angle. Can it go straight back, rather than changing the angle? Jonathan +1 - the saddle top should be pretty much parallel to the ground, any tilt over a couple of degrees would suggest the saddle is too high. And don't forget to wear the shoes/clothes yo...
by foxyrider
22 Jan 2021, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 126
Views: 3305

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

I do find chain whips a bloody PITA. Why don't they have a hook or something that would secure the loose end and stop it slipping off. I actually invested in three of the four packages in the link. The first two didn't include a lockring that fit my Shimano. The third one did, but unfortunately the...
by foxyrider
19 Jan 2021, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: killing parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: killing parts!

You were lucky that wasn't the front wheel... :shock: ..... Not trying to teach anyone how to suck eggs but I a) can't stand dirty bikes and b) can't stand bikes that aren't 100% so I'd just ride something else if there were an unfixed fault. If it had been the front wheel with any hint of impendin...
by foxyrider
19 Jan 2021, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo bearings
Replies: 29
Views: 728

Re: Campagnolo bearings

Cranky2 wrote:IMG_20210118_190755.jpg

1/8 sounds far too big,especially looking at your pic, 5/32 seems more likely
by foxyrider
18 Jan 2021, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Foam sleeping mats
Replies: 50
Views: 1682

Re: Foam sleeping mats

Another NeoAir Xlite user here. As Simonineaston said above, in my yoof i'd manage direct on the floor which could be quite comfy on soft ground or horrible on anything hard. A brief flirt with foam convinced me to buy my first Thermarest SI which lasted a few years use but became a bit porous - the...
by foxyrider
18 Jan 2021, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: killing parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: killing parts!

So the replacement wheel arrived today - time for a quick clean/service including removing a bit of grime off the old wheel. DSCN8485.JPG Which is when i discovered not just the failure which prompted the thread DSCN8483.JPG but what i thought was the wear indicator on the drive side was in fact an ...
by foxyrider
17 Jan 2021, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: killing parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: killing parts!

cyclemad wrote:
youve done well travelling from South Yorkshire * as per your profile ) to Gloucester for a ride out :)


i've been marooned in Brizzle due to CV19, i'm between accomodation atm, but i'll be back in GOC as soon as conditions allow.
by foxyrider
17 Jan 2021, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: killing parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: killing parts!

Jdsk wrote:Please could you clean it and show us another photo?

Jonathan



New wheel due tomorrow :D , i'll give the dead one a quick wipe when i do the wheel swap stuff - i don't really want to get covered in crud removing tyre/ cassette :lol:
by foxyrider
15 Jan 2021, 4:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads and cyclepaths with appropriate names
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Roads and cyclepaths with appropriate names

On my walk today (i'm awaiting delivery of a new wheel to get back on the bike :( ), i passed The Ride which runs off Champion Road in the Warmley Brook area of east Brizzle. :D
by foxyrider
15 Jan 2021, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike - no end of trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Kid's bike - no end of trouble

unfortunately grandparents decided to splash out on a Specialized Riprock Coaster 12 for our 4 year old (when we thought an £80 paw patrol one from a high street shop would be sufficient for now). The grandparents have done you a huge favour. Your child has a really good bike that will be a joy to ...
by foxyrider
15 Jan 2021, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre rotation
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Tyre rotation

i have done it on matched pairs but more often than not it doesn't happen when it should, its most likely to be done on a long laden tour than the daily grind. Indeed the daily mile muncher rarely has 2 tyres of even the same brand, in the last 12 months its had a Schwalbe Lugano, a Conti Gatorskin,...
by foxyrider
14 Jan 2021, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: killing parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: killing parts!

I have seen many rims fail in that kind of way. If similar it'll be; - a driveside rear spoke - in a wheel with full dishing eg 8s/130mm - a tight build - statistically it is most likely to be within a few holes of the rim joint, - in a single-eyelet (or no-eyelet) rim, - with PG spokes not DB ones...