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by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 60
Views: 1367

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

I'll leave it at 150psi for a day or three. 28mm Continental Sports Contact tyre. I don't think they're rated that high! :D Good grief i dont think you are meant to leave it like that..If the rim is going to fail it would have done so by now, give your tyre a break and deflate it. ps i see you have...
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 60
Views: 1367

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

At one time it was suggested that you overinflate your tyres periodically to check if the rim is still ok. I thought the pressure was 50% overpressure. I havent seen this mentioned recently, does anyone still do this.? :wink:
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 40
Views: 749

Re: Chip and Pin question

Some of those calculator look alike card readers can see the pin from other card providers. My Barclays one can check the pin is correct for other banks.
Do muggers carry one around to demand your pin when robbing you. :shock:
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1638

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

What's that got to do with Standard Telephone Dialling.?
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phone with google
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Phone with google

BBC Sounds can be accessed thru a browser Alot of people have been complaining about the Sounds app. I listening to a BBC show last night reporting the complaintes and the spokesman for the app seemed rather complacent....and young..... and robotic in tone ( you old fogies you need to do this and t...
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 216
Views: 16582

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

'You are what you have' Oh dear. I have a lot of books :wink: What do you want them all for? I have quite a few books. I like to read them. I especially like to read when I travel or use public transport. I also have some books that are more interesting for browsing and looking things up, rather th...
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 52
Views: 1258

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I’d forgotten I’d had mine yesterday until reading this. Had my jab on Saturday. Practice Nurse "We're giving a shingles jab today as well" Me "I've already had shingles " Practice nurse "doesn't matter you can catch it again". Administers injection "oh, and you m...
by rjb
14 Oct 2019, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phone with google
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Phone with google

I can't download podcasts through the BBC sounds app. It's a less than 2 year old android tablet which doesn't support the app. :( The BBC sounds app lets you download most radio programmes for a limited timescale, most of these are not available as podcasts. I don't know who is responsible for this...
by rjb
12 Oct 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano flat bar rear lever
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Shimano flat bar rear lever

Thanks Brucey, don't really see the point of them, just more eye candy to fill your bars with. Might fit the bill on a chopper though.
Cheers
by rjb
12 Oct 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano flat bar rear lever
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Shimano flat bar rear lever

I had to replace a broken gear cable today, frayed at the nipple end inside the lever. When I had the cover off I noticed that the lever has an unused threaded hole below the rear cable outlet. It looks like it is an alternative cable entry. Does anyone know its purpose? IMG_20191012_133939.jpg I kn...
by rjb
12 Oct 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 53
Views: 5861

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Why are electric kits so expensive? You can buy a cordless drill for upwards of £50 which comprises a motor, charger and li-ion battery. All the items you need for an electric bike including a simple power controller built in to the drill. Here's an idea, mount a drill on a front rack with a toothed...
by rjb
11 Oct 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?
Replies: 64
Views: 4906

Re: Why no ferries from South (West) Wales to Cornwall?

Weston to Cardiff by road takes about an hour. Why would anyone want to queue and pay for a ferry that would probably take even longer? I can remember being taken on a paddle steamer ferry from Weston Super Mare to Cardiff. I was about 10 at the time. That would have been the Waverley. Currently fu...
by rjb
11 Oct 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

Don't put it on the front! If you get a sudden failure you are more likely to control a blow out if it is on the rear wheel. :wink:
by rjb
11 Oct 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?
Replies: 64
Views: 4906

Re: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?

The roads from Swansea to Barnstaple are now fast roads, either motorways dual carriageways and a short section of fast A road. Made faster and cheaper by making the Severn crossing toll free. :) Ferries would never be competitively priced and the restrictions on entering harbour caused by the huge ...
by rjb
9 Oct 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: George Longstaff tourer 22"
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: George Longstaff tourer 22"

Just out of interest whats the tube doing welded to your rack? :?