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by RickH
20 Oct 2019, 1:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

pwa wrote:I almost want that phenomenon to happen so I can give that "fix" a try.

I found a short video on YouTube demonstrating the technique! :shock:

by RickH
19 Oct 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

Pringles didn't exist in about 1990 when I did it to a wheel and told my better half that I needed a new wheel because I had "crisped" one. Whatever it was called, it wasn't rectifiable with a spoke key. Definitely cause by dragging sideways a loaded wheel that wasn't designed for that. I...
by RickH
19 Oct 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

Isn't what happened to that wheel sometimes called "crisping", in the sense that the wheel ends up bent like a crisp? I've done it with a rear wheel when I skidded in a crash. Many years ago. I think what you call "crisping", & I have generally heard called "pringling&q...
by RickH
19 Oct 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2376

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

My issue is that Scotland was being cited as the only place you can get potatoes from. Not the only place but it is the main place where seed potatoes are grown (& the commercial crops will be grown from seed stock rather than keeping some of the crop to replant). Over 3x the area in Scotland c...
by RickH
19 Oct 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14819

Re: Extinction Rebellion

They have a part to play in changing attitudes, but they could end up being less successful than they might be if they start to annoy the wrong people too much. Obstructing the early morning commute of weary working folk who intend getting to work by public transport just makes people angry at the ...
by RickH
18 Oct 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 96
Views: 2121

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

pwa wrote:It puts small wheel bikes alongside tandems, which have similar problems with braking heat.

Of course you can always combine the potential of both problems in one handy package...

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Shared recently on Tandem Club Facebook group

:D
by RickH
18 Oct 2019, 1:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2376

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Do you not think they'd expand to fill in for any lost supply from Scotland? There's food growers already looking into increasing UK food production to cope with any Brexit issues. Supermarkets too looking into how to support the growth of UK food growers. I personally know of some very good potato...
by RickH
16 Oct 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Cantilever brakes

Interestingly I decided to replace the Cantis with V-brakes on a bike build I'm doing. Using the spare V-brakes in my bits box the problem I encountered is that the fork bosses were too short for the V-brakes. With a tight retaining bolt the V-brakes wouldn't move. Is this a tolerancing issue or do...
by RickH
10 Oct 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New race bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: New race bike....

FSA Vero & Deda ZERO are both good if you like compact bars & want something inexpensive.
by RickH
10 Oct 2019, 12:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

I'm up North so the ferry is not convenient. Well you could always incorporate a bit of uk cycling tour into the trip? Lots of interesting routes to down south. Can recommend london northwestern trains for getting self and bike from crewe to london. It's the time not the distance. I don't go away f...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26659

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Even if the braking was no better one thing I don't miss is the grey gloop (presumably worn off rim material plus brake block suspended in water) running down the forks & seatstay when when I've been riding in the wet. None of that horrible scraping sound either on the last steep descent at the ...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

Rick Plastic overflow pipe with a QR skewer has worked for me many times,I have plenty and could cut a couple of pieces to length (100mm and 135MM?).You could pick them up next time you're passing,just let me know when if they're what you want. I'd be inclined to use a peice of cardboard or plastic...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: Great North Trail

... Two slight nitpicks: using OpenStreetMap maps without giving credit, as at https://www.cyclinguk.org/route/great-north-trail-full-route-cape-wrath, is contrary to the licence and a really sucky thing to do given that OSM is funded and made by volunteers I don't know if it has been added since y...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1649

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

These days my bike with a triple mostly stays hung up in the shed & I ride my 1x. :twisted: I don't really miss the triple - the gear range is similar (Campag 10s 50/39/26F 13-29R v SRAM 11s 36F 10-42R) & the bike is more versatile & better suited to the sort of riding I do these days. P...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

I was considering getting some of those spaces that you fasten in the dropouts to brace the frame/forks when transporting a bike with the wheels out. I remember seeing one with captive disc pad spacers but have no idea what it would be called which is kind of hampering my search. Alternatively I cou...