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by rjb
1 Jun 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 171
Views: 5351

Re: How's your weather?

My 'metered' water bill is roughly £240 a year. (Includes sewerage) Only two of us in the house though. Mine was too, metered before moving here. It's all those tourists coming down here... OTOH council tax is 1/3 of what it was. Al Now's your chance to install a bottling plant and sell "Cully...
by rjb
1 Jun 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose crank(left-hand)
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Loose crank(left-hand)

I successfully bodged a damaged crank using a thick aluminium foil shim from a pie tray. After eating the pie of course. Wrapped a layer around the square taper then tightened the crank back on. :wink:
by rjb
31 May 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting a headstock to length.
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Cutting a headstock to length.

I wouldn't cut carbon fibre with a pipe slice meant for copper tube. :shock: it may be ok to score a line which you then cut with a saw. That's my personal opinion. Btw.
by rjb
31 May 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem wheel rim choice
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Tandem wheel rim choice

Those 2 position bosses for your brake bosses are clever. Pity they are not widely available. Did Thorn fit them for a short time? What make is your tandem?
by rjb
31 May 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem wheel rim choice
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Tandem wheel rim choice

I've used a 32 spoke 26" rear wheel on our Dawes tandem without any problems. Our combined weight is approx 125kg so lightweights. The wheel had a Shimano disc specific 135oln hub which I increased to 145 oln by adding a longer axle and spacers. The wheel was almost dishless which helps, and th...
by rjb
31 May 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: Space 'X'

They have, as ever, been in quarantine for over two weeks. They do try rather hard not to let bugs up there! I was watching an interview with an astronaut who was talking about how 'rank' it was up there. Confined spaces, recycled air, smelly humans with their obnoxious digestive systems and little...
by rjb
30 May 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V Brake failure
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: V Brake failure

Ive seen this a few times. Often caused by swinging the handlebars around which then puts excessive pull on the brake cable and rips the noodle out from its support, bending open the support tab as shown in the photo. Worth checking so you know if its likely to happen to yours. :wink:
by rjb
30 May 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is my tandem frame scrap?
Replies: 44
Views: 1962

Re: is my tandem frame scrap?

It can clearly be seen that Dawes used a 135mm hub with a longer axle and an extra 10mm locknut to accommodate an 145 oln frame Thanks rjb, that's interesting. Was that axle in your Dawes hub a solid one or QR? If I did go the route of respacing with a longer axle do you think it would be prudent t...
by rjb
29 May 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Bates Tandem
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Bates Tandem

My neighbour is selling his Bates Tandem on eBay. If you've never seen diadrant forks, Cantiflex tubes or a Brampton headclip headset find them here.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4303110065
by rjb
29 May 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is my tandem frame scrap?
Replies: 44
Views: 1962

Re: is my tandem frame scrap?

Here's a link to my Quando hub in my Dawes tandem. It can clearly be seen that Dawes used a 135mm hub with a longer axle and an extra 10mm locknut to accommodate an 145 oln frame.viewtopic.php?f=5&t=127546&p=1315613&hilit=Quando#p1315613 :wink:
by rjb
29 May 2020, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 1375

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Before we get to the pub or school we need public toilets to open. :(
by rjb
29 May 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC chain link came undone
Replies: 26
Views: 999

Re: KMC chain link came undone

The 11 speed shimano quick link appears to be directional with an arrow marked on the link. Are they all like that. ? Can't say I've noticed, my 8 speed SRAM ones aren't directional as far as I know. :wink:
by rjb
28 May 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chamois cream
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Chamois cream

Several riders swear by the use of udder cream. More discussion here. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=132063&hilit=Udder
:wink: