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by PT1029
30 Sep 2017, 7:37am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11081

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

It is a .jpg file, started off as 3.28MB. It gets to 275kb, but further reduction has no effect (I think because the "dimension" is 1x2, so goes no smaller).
I reduced by %, not by pixels, would reducing by pixels make any difference?
by PT1029
25 Sep 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11081

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I tried reducing 1% 3 times (so reducing the reduced reduced file), it seems to bottom out at 275/276kb (different name each time, so can keep track of them, and the original). In case I got my % the wrong way round, I tried 99% which did about as much as a straight through 14-18t 5 speed freewheel!...
by PT1029
25 Sep 2017, 6:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11081

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I have tried using paint (I guess this is Windows paint - I have windows 10, but I run Open Office, so the "paint" might be Open Office?), I have resized as far as 1% but it is still over 200K (about 280K). The original file was 3.2MB. Any offers on how to resize enough? Do I randomly redu...
by PT1029
18 Sep 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for 60s Moulton
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Chain for 60s Moulton

One of the KMC distributors (Moore Large) offer to the trade workshop rolls of chains. Back in the day Moulton Speedsixes/Safaris had then standard 3/32 chains. Flush rivets on chains were a thing of the future then, so a modern chain will be "narrower" due to the lack of protruding rivets...
by PT1029
18 Sep 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11081

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I have a new phone, photos are rather more (M)bits than the old phone's photos ever where. With Windows 10 I got nowhere with the stuff below. I tried resizing, the photo got a lot smaller on the screen, but properties said it was still 3.3 MB (so too large to post on here), so how do I reduce the M...
by PT1029
17 Sep 2017, 7:24am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V-brake pad allen nuts, stainless
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: V-brake pad allen nuts, stainless

I guess you could use M6 stainless nuts, obviously won't look the same, but they won't rust.
by PT1029
17 Sep 2017, 7:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?
Replies: 35
Views: 1728

Re: 21 Gears - How Come Only Four Have Any Purpose?

I interpret "'521-34-2" as meaning your chain rings are 42-32-22t. If that is the case, with a 14t top sprocket at the rear, your bike is very under geared in terms of gear ratios. 42 t outer rings are fine with cassette sprockets as these usually have 11t or 12t top sprockets which makes ...
by PT1029
14 Sep 2017, 7:16am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: moser tk1 60cm reduced
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: moser tk1 60cm

Thanks for posting the photo. Alas my friend currently has an on going bad back, so is off riding and buying bikes for some time.
Looks a nice bike though.
by PT1029
9 Sep 2017, 8:51am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: moser tk1 60cm reduced
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: moser tk1 60cm

A friend might be interested in this (it's about the right size), can you get your children to come in from playing to up load the photos?!
by PT1029
7 Sep 2017, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BR-R463 Tiagra mini v-brake query.
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: BR-R463 Tiagra mini v-brake query.

When the rear brake is put on, does the noodle foul the rear rack strut, so preventing that pad from applying full pressure onto the rim? It then feels dead/squidgy as the noodle pivots about the rack strut. If the case, cures include bending the rack strut up, or ensuring the fat spacers on the bra...
by PT1029
6 Sep 2017, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Obtaining older size tyres and rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Obtaining older size tyres and rims

+1 for Kenda's being available, even if they are nothing special quality wise. (your LBS should be able to get these if they have an account with Moore Large wholesaler). You could sub rims and tyres for 26 X 1 3/8 (590 dia rim). These nominally have the same outer tyre diameter, but the rim diamete...
by PT1029
4 Sep 2017, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shipping a bike abroad
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: Shipping a bike abroad

Just came across this on the CUK campaigning page, if it is of help to anyone. Never used them so can't say if good/bad or not, or what a bike would cost. We have recently been contacted by a company call SHERPR who offer bike transportation services. We have made some further queries about the serv...
by PT1029
2 Sep 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfort for the elderly
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Comfort for the elderly

Agree with 531 Colin, tell a decent local bike shop your issues (take your bike with you), and they should have some options to offer. I would try a shop that sells hybrids/commuters, which will give them experience of what you want. A shop selling mostly racers and mountain bikes may well not have ...
by PT1029
1 Sep 2017, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: some nice rides from Oxford
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: some nice rides from Oxford

Oxford City Cycling UK have most of their past rides (map + gpx file) on their website. Most rides are 40 - 60 ml.
https://oxfordcycling.uk/rides-and-even ... splay=past

I'm sure there will be something that fits the bill.
by PT1029
1 Sep 2017, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Soviet bicycle, 39 years later
Replies: 25
Views: 893

Re: A Soviet bicycle, 39 years later

Good old 28 X 1 1/2 wheels. Rubina tyres currently imported and distributed in the UK.
Ah, no front brake fitted, better not go there then......

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