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by Sweep
23 Oct 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: In praise of England
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: In praise of England

I'm off to the North of England for a few days of hill walking next week and I can't think of anywhere else I would rather be. I'm looking forward to the weather being a bit challenging at times, making the destination pub at the end of each walk even more inviting. I was up that way in the summer ...
by Sweep
22 Oct 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: In praise of England
Replies: 14
Views: 434

In praise of England

Kinda related to the recent thread on best places to cycle

and perhaps inspiration for Conrad's possible trip:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50138051
by Sweep
22 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?

Update update. Have now taken the 510 middle and big rings off (will save them as spares for my Hewitt) and put some Alivio 430 9 speed rings (32 and 44T) on - they fitted just as well as the 510. Also black - quite possibly both steel judging by the weight of them. Life is so simple when you don't ...
by Sweep
22 Oct 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.

Three more reasons I know of: 1. Frame bags weigh less than a pannier carrier + panniers. 2. Bike will work better off road - panniers can be horrendous on narrow trails. 3. Makes touring on an unsuitable bike easier I think they're a great idea, but not for everyone or every circumstance. By narro...
by Sweep
22 Oct 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?

Brucey wrote:
jb wrote:The man in the white suit film was flawed because simply having a material that would last forever would not have unduly affected output as people don't want the same thing forever....


That is far more true now than it was then, I feel.

cheers

Both comments very true.
by Sweep
22 Oct 2019, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14840

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Pacers are still delighting travellers after decades, most cars of that age have been scrapped :wink: Pacers are not delighting anyone who has the misfortune of being a passenger in one. Trust me. They're rubbish trains and so past their replacement date, which imho should have been straight after ...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?

Brucey wrote:going back a looong way, some versions of the shimano 'crane' RD were fitted with 9T pulleys. They were made from solid steel, and (provided they were lubed) were practically indestructible.

cheers


I do like the sound of those.

Why did they disappear?

Shades of the Man in the White Suit?
by Sweep
21 Oct 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?

Some of the latest Campag stuff has big jockey wheels, one review said it looked like a cheap Shimano gear (bit of an insult when the mech probably costs way more than an entire cheap Shimano group set!). Yes - interesting - confirms my initial impression - but then so much in modern cycling is abo...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?

Yes it will work. There will be a slight (small) gap between the crank arm shoulder and the ring because 4 bolt 8 speed and 4 bolt 9 speed have the same bolt hole dimensions, BUT the cranks have slightly different shoulder dimensions, so you can't put an 8 speed ring on a 9 speed crank (I've tried ...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Big jockey wheels - good or bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Big jockey wheels - good or bad?

Apologies if this has been covered before. Or (always possible with my goldfish mind) I have already started such a topic. But are they good or bad? Pros and cons? Reason I ask is that although the "standard" size seems by far the most common, I have the idea that big jockey wheels are on ...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 46
Views: 4484

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

pjclinch wrote:If you really want to travel further in to the anal pole care realm, if you've been camping by the seaside wash the poles in warm water .


are you on a mission to direct more google pushed traffic to our esteemed organ?
by Sweep
20 Oct 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1534

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Thanks for the square taper reply brucey.
All mine shimano.
I tighten the bolts good and tight and always check for tightness after i have ridden for a bit post- fitting.
by Sweep
20 Oct 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1534

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

New point alert.
So your opinion brucey is that you definitely should NOT grease the taper interface?
Honest question, honestly interested in your opinion.
Must admit i do grease but as i have several bikes may have been saved.
by Sweep
20 Oct 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14840

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I was observing their protests in London yesterday. In my opinion, it’s a very well scripted, choreographed affair. Essentially, it looks like a collection of actors, who are being bankrolled, by hands unseen. There’s no spontaneity, and there’s a particular element < Snip - no need to repeat pictu...
by Sweep
20 Oct 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500722

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to attribute too much of the blame there.IMV. But it didn't. Most of the rural areas that had railways taken away by Beeching already had bus routes providin...