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by freeflow
7 Aug 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: KOPS......again.

I did say it was a poor explanation.....
by freeflow
7 Aug 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: KOPS......again.

Actually there are two, but one is not good for cycling. One is when the center of gravity is directly above the bottom bracket (assuming no sideways forces). The other is the center of gravity directly below the bottom bracket. If you are in the latter position we can assume that its not been a goo...
by freeflow
7 Aug 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: KOPS......again.

Getting a suitable position on a bike is a process of adaption. These are my thoughts on how to get a good fit (thoughts based on a bit of physics and body knowledge but no other qualification whatsoever) Its all to do with your center of gravity, and how that relates to the style of riding you do, ...
by freeflow
5 Aug 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp

my fave chinese eaterie in Soho Wong Kei, typical meal £6


Barbeque pork on rice with an unhealthy very large dollop of the chile oil for me whenever I'm up that way. Possibly preceded by a few pint of TT Landlord at the Blue Posts just around the corner. Yum yum.
by freeflow
5 Aug 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp

It was a pleasant surprise this morning at one of our local (ish) cycling cafes to find that they were applying the 50% off.
by freeflow
5 Aug 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 25
Views: 836

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

How is it more flexible if it has no sim in it?


I' think that if you can't see the enormous difference in capability between an simless smartphone and an etrex20 you are beyond help.
by freeflow
5 Aug 2020, 7:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front derailleur very stiff
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: New front derailleur very stiff

That should be speil chicken :mrgreen:
by freeflow
4 Aug 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front derailleur very stiff
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: New front derailleur very stiff

you mean chock.
by freeflow
4 Aug 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which gravel bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Which gravel bike?

A very personal opinion but none because all of them have a seat tube angle of 73 degrees or steeper which means an increased probability of not getting a saddle in the right place.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset: Advice, please. Now sorted.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Headset: Advice, please

A wider shot showing the stem and head tube would help.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: How not to lock up your bike

My trike was nicked from outside the dentist's. Wasn't locked up. This was Manchester in 1962. I was 5 at the time. I cried all the rest of the day.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: sun & planet in a new way
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: sun & planet in a new way

We need a new 'Wonder material' that allows the weight and cost of pinion gearboxes to be reduced significantly.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 25
Views: 836

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

A simless smartphone **is** a dedicated device, one with much more flexibility than a dedicated gps. Given that you can buy very well specified smartphones for around £100-120 you would be doing yourself a disservice to ignore the value for money factor.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?

Depending on the size of the flat on which the B screw pushes it may not be possible to have a 'long' b screw as the angle of attack becomes too acute and the B screw slips off the ramp. That's how I came to investigate the hanger extenders.
by freeflow
3 Aug 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Rear Derailleur B Screw Too Short?

You could try one of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Burton-Bikes ... 4039649537

which works well on the two bikes I've tried it on with a 42 tooth cassette.