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by freeflow
5 Feb 2019, 12:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Seat Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Quill Seat Posts

What's not clear about

putting forces on the seattube in a direction for which the seattube is not designed
by freeflow
4 Feb 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Seat Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Quill Seat Posts

Quill seatposts are the wrong solution to the problem as you would be putting forces on the seattube in a direction for which the seattube is not designed.

Like many things in life, the fact that you can does not mean you should.
by freeflow
2 Feb 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

Another insight in this matter comes from the thread on Chain Wear and the references to Molten. Speedwax. In the testing done by the manufacturers of speed wax they indicate that a significant amount of damaging metal particles ( from the chain manfactring process) are released during the first 100...
by freeflow
15 Jan 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike

I switched from 23mm to 35mm back in 2016 and haven't looked back.
by freeflow
7 Jan 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Navs?
Replies: 21
Views: 552

Re: Cycle Navs?

Locus maps,osmand both allow uploading of routes and navigation by voice command. Eyesight can be assisted by having a larger phone. For example I have a 6.5 inch screen on my phone. I also wear varifocals as I am shortsighted. IMHO one of the issues that people vary rarely mention is that vibration...
by freeflow
27 Dec 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?
Replies: 40
Views: 1873

Re: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?

I've been riding a 44/32/22 with 11/12 -36 for the past four years. Excellent for 20%+ gradients and the end of long hilly rides. As I'm now doing less hills I've switched to a Shimano compatible Miche 13-29 cassette which I'm finding very ridable and which allows more use of the 44 chainring. For c...
by freeflow
23 Dec 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!
Replies: 26
Views: 1151

Re: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!

Seen too many disappointed cycling buddies to want to go there myself.
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by freeflow
23 Dec 2018, 5:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Those flat bar triple front mechs DO work on road shifters!
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Those flat bar triple front mechs DO work on road shifters!

The R in the code number means that is designed to work with Road and not MTB equipment. Please check the Shimano technical pages if you have doubt.
by freeflow
12 Dec 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Lighting

B+M luxos IQ-X ebike front light. Takes 6-60v. No on off switch but wonderfully shaped beam and brightness.
by freeflow
12 Dec 2018, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A girl, a boy and a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

I find old films like this fascinating. Not because of the plot but as an insight into what is different between now and then.
by freeflow
23 Nov 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I clean a new chain before fitting.
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: Should I clean a new chain before fitting.

The makers of Purple extreme recommend a full degrease before using it. For this reason I always degrease new chains and take the time to do two or three applications of purple extreme before first use of the chain.
by freeflow
21 Nov 2018, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin or mio
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Garmin or mio

Been using my smart phone(s) for the past 4 years or so. Works fine. External bettery needed for rides of more than 4 hours.
by freeflow
15 Nov 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 41
Views: 5062

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

We have a local cycling group who call themselves 'The Wheezers'. Their strapline is 'A drinking club with a cycling disorder'
by freeflow
2 Oct 2018, 5:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone

As well as my note 8 ( mentioned above) I should also mention that I have a Samsung SII running lineage 14 (Android 7) which I take on longer rides as Gps backup. It runs locus maps reasonably well.
by freeflow
25 Sep 2018, 12:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone

My 6.8 inch Huawei note 8 has been mounted on my handlebars on and off for the past two years and has been quite happy. It's also my car GPS, kindle, web browser etc. It fits easily in trouser, jeans,shirt and coat pockets.