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by Brucey
20 Aug 2018, 12:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 22
Views: 542

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

wasps are not terribly important pollinators AFAICT; they don't harvest nectar like bees do and (again unlike bees) their colonies don't have any significant numbers until after the all the fruit crops are set. They have some value for sure in the garden but this time of year on, they (drunkenly I p...
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 22
Views: 542

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

Xilter wrote:didn’t work. I have two of em in my kitchen of who, would had have flown straight past my paper bag.


if they are repeat visitors, they may be imprinted onto the route into your kitchen already perhaps

cheers
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 22
Views: 542

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

What about if I dress up in a wasp suit. Will that do the trick? https://wholesalehalloweencostumes-weblinc.netdna-ssl.com/product_images/plus-size-bumble-bee-adult-plus-size-costume/574531f469702d7eab000c87/detail.jpg http://cdn.deguisetoi.fr/images/rep_art/gra/171/9/171985/deguisement-d-abeille-p...
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Perennial question but its 2018

dynamo, battery, or either?

cheers
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 22
Views: 542

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

wasps, it seems, are highly territorial; wasps from one nest won't fly near another nest presumably because they are liable to be attacked. So, if you don't want wasps (coming from some distance away) flying in through an open window, or bothering you outside, you need only hang up something that lo...
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Rear Wheel with Asymmetric rims
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: Touring Rear Wheel with Asymmetric rims

So I am guessing that, for touring purposes, there is no real difference between the two and I might as well get the cheaper FH-M525 ... especially given its available in the more aesthetically pleasing silver finish !!! ???? Bearing-wise the 525 is 'good enough' but they need to be kept perfectly ...
by Brucey
19 Aug 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers

which levers and brakes do you have?

If they work at present I can't see why they wouldn't carry on working once fitted to the new bars.

cheers
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 9/10/11sp compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Shimano 9/10/11sp compatibility

shimano 11s freehub body needs a 1.85mm spacer to work with a 10s cassette. It usually doesn't hurt to have the same spacer in with a 9s cassette too, but you can get away with a ~1mm one if you want to make the most of the possible dish adjustment. IIRC things are slightly different depending on wh...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

it is worth mentioning that many 'modern wheels' actually are fundamentally different from classical wheels and that there is a large spectrum inbetween. Classic wheels typically have narrow rims that don't have a deep section; these rims are fairly flexible and the rim needs lots of spokes (which c...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 61
Views: 1830

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

the disc spokes should always be mounted as indicated. I confess I don't fully understand why but if it didn't matter they wouldn't all be made the same way; the periphery of the disc has to be able to expand whilst withstanding the brake torque in the least destructive fashion. Most discs are surfa...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Surly LHT and Nitto Albatross bars - alternative to bar-end shift levers

the brake levers will fit the slimmer (22.2mm dia?) handlebars OK, with a shim if necessary (but it usually isn't). I take it you have bar-end shifters at present? An inexpensive way of adding them to flat bars (other than at the end) is to use a set of bar-ends mounted nearer the middle of the hand...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 hub with Alfine 11 shifter
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Alfine 8 hub with Alfine 11 shifter

There are old and new type A8s; low normal and high normal respectively. In a nutshell (and given a few givens), both types of A8 shifter pull 5.0mm per click except for the 4-5 shift (which has a longer pull) and the A11 shifter pulls 5.0mm per click apart from the 6-7 shift (which has a longer cab...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Sizing?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Bike Sizing?

To cut a long story short, It turned out it was a 61cm! Therefore much too large. Turns out that this retailer sized it by measuring the effective top tube length NOT the seat tube length (effective or otherwise) AND he insists that this is, and always has been the correct method! This is a new one...
by Brucey
18 Aug 2018, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

you know I came across a 32h sun CR18 rim the other day and I thought of you; glad to hear you have prevailed, that is nice work!

cheers