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by HPFlashman
4 Feb 2013, 12:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The one bike...
Replies: 95
Views: 9338

Re: The one bike...

Sorry for the late reply, Timmy. Yes, those are the retroshifts, so far so good, but I`ve only used them on the turbo for the time being as we`re thigh deep in snow over here. Will need some tweaking on the front derailer or one of those chain ring things as it shifts a bit to far when vigorously us...
by HPFlashman
3 Nov 2012, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The one bike...
Replies: 95
Views: 9338

Re: The one bike...

Supper is finished and heres the picture: http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/HPFlashman/Surlylht_zps2ab6cf1c.jpg My PBH is 38" or 97ish cm and the standover height are somewhat around an inch. Thats a bit less than anticipated, but workable from some balancing acts and the 10 meter dash I ...
by HPFlashman
3 Nov 2012, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The one bike...
Replies: 95
Views: 9338

Re: The one bike...

So its here and built up as well. My feelings is somewhat of an anticlimax, having been on the project mindset for the better parts of 16 months, but I now have a very large bike standing in the sitting room, with snow on the ground and ice where its not snow. May risk a small ride tomorrow anyhow. ...
by HPFlashman
1 Nov 2012, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?

Splendid, cant go much wrong, then. :D

Thanks, Colin
by HPFlashman
1 Nov 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?

Good news, I was hoping they where Schrade compatible.

Thank you for the info. :D
by HPFlashman
1 Nov 2012, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Valve size, Rigida Sputnik ?

Anyone that knows what these rims will allow as to valves ?
by HPFlashman
1 Nov 2012, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has my neighbour lost the plot?
Replies: 16
Views: 4841

Re: Has my neighbour lost the plot?

If he packed his wheel with grass, wouldnt it be proper to say that your neighbour have lost his pot ?? :mrgreen:
by HPFlashman
22 Oct 2012, 10:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Ruff Stuff Bicycle
Replies: 5
Views: 66481

Re: Ruff Stuff Bicycle

In a post at the retrobike forum, this illustration here popped up: http://barndoorcycling.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/john-finley-scott-cow-trailingsketch.jpg , according to the site its a "Ur MTB" called a woodsie from around the time frame you`re asking about. Dont know anymore about it...
by HPFlashman
21 Oct 2012, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ideal clothing set up?
Replies: 11
Views: 3490

Re: Ideal clothing set up?

I`ll second the wool as THE baselayer.

Added value for wool is that it stinks significally less than syntetics for extended wearing. :)
by HPFlashman
20 Oct 2012, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: anyone know much about bats?
Replies: 8
Views: 5116

Re: anyone know much about bats?

They taste like chicken... :P
by HPFlashman
18 Oct 2012, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breeches/pluses?
Replies: 27
Views: 6870

Re: Breeches/pluses?

When I was cycling regularly many moons ago, I had two pairs of Fjellreven cotton brecches that was the normally go to cycling gear combined with high wollen socks up if cold, down if warm. Still have them, but due to the high moisture content in my wardrobe, they have shrunk and dont fit anymore. :...
by HPFlashman
13 Oct 2012, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the things you can do on a road bike
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Re: ...the things you can do on a road bike

Clearly a fake - no roadbike would endure that without the world imploding and the universe fade to black... :wink:

Impressive skills and good music as well. :D
by HPFlashman
7 Oct 2012, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet with no peak (visor)
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Helmet with no peak (visor)

I have a couple of older Bell helmets that came with the visor attached with velcro OEM and those have held up ok. :)
by HPFlashman
26 Sep 2012, 12:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone got cold weather camping tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 5772

Re: Anyone got cold weather camping tips?

What about the vapourbarrier sack ? My own horrible translation of the Norwegian Dampsperrepose but those where all in vouge some years ago. Primarily made for not letting bodycondense leak into the sleepingbag. I have no experience with those things myself, as my coldcamping (iow non warmed up bivv...