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by pedals2slowly
3 Aug 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1367

Re: How not to lock up your bike

OK so how many of you have come back to your bike to find you left the key in the lock? :oops:
by pedals2slowly
31 Jul 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube

Alternatively cut your polymer bands from different size tubes, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50 mm and then old motorcycle or car tubes if you want bigger ones I find the post office bands degrade over a few years and just fall apart, cycle tyres don't seem to do that. I too found that cutting longer bands by go...
by pedals2slowly
30 Jul 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?

Looks like you have a tubular tyre at the front of the bike not a clincher.
Some people do use these for day to day riding but typically used for proper racing.

Not really practical these days, so that would be anew set of rims or wheels
by pedals2slowly
27 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To help, or not to help?
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: To help, or not to help?

It depends on your attitude towards risk. Personally I'm happy to do all sorts of minor repairs for friends, people I meet on the road and pupils and adults on my Bikeability courses. (Yes I know we're not supposed to) If you can't be 100% sure that the cycle leaves you safer than when it came to yo...
by pedals2slowly
23 Jul 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

How about this frame? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trekking-hybrid-commuter-cyclocross-700c-frame-alloy-44-48-52-56-60cm-Available/252919185734?hash=item3ae3288146:g:3eQAAOSww9xZCvjf&var=551933696854 But swapping all your bits over can be a nightmare - will the seat post be same diameter, is the f...
by pedals2slowly
23 Jul 2020, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rebuilt sturmey archer hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Rebuilt sturmey archer hubs

In my experience SA 3 speed hubs don't go wrong, just get a second hand one from your local tip/cycle recycling hub or local cycle hoarder, clean it up and build into the wheel of your choice.
I'm running a 50 year old hub which I very much doubt has ever been disassembled
by pedals2slowly
22 Jul 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Masks are required by the government to encourage people to go out and shop and boost the economy. I've seen all manner of incorrect mask use (even whilst being unlucky enough to accompany somebody in and out of hospital last week) I'll carry a buff as a face covering for use when required. Just lik...
by pedals2slowly
21 Jul 2020, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 107
Views: 3064

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

I agree. Our four-fold classification of non-highway rights of way: footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic -- is frequently not fit for purpose. It needs simplification and in many cases reclassification. First off - all those things are examples of highways. And th...
by pedals2slowly
20 Jul 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do Sustrans need a decent Quality Assurance system?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Do Sustrans need a decent Quality Assurance system?

I'm not very surprised to see this headline today https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/hundreds-of-miles-of-roads-removed-from-national-cycle-network-because-theyre-just-not-safe-enough-460180 I tend to plan my own routes because only I know what I like, where I have followed Sustrans rout...
by pedals2slowly
20 Jul 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 107
Views: 3064

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Since lockdown I've been cycling along a lot of public footpaths, private drives, private tracks, bridleways and river banks and I've discovered miles of peaceful byways (in the non-legal sense) I've never explored before. Without fail the people I've met (and chatted to as everyone seemed to want t...
by pedals2slowly
18 Jul 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: White Working class Boys left behind
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: White Working class Boys left behind

roubaixtuesday wrote: Good grief. Nobody's called you anything, least of all a racist.


But he clearly is a racist
by pedals2slowly
18 Jul 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 150,000miles?
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: 150,000miles?

My big mile years have always been due to commuting mileage, some years I had 30 odd miles to work and 30 odd miles home, do it two or three times a week and you have 120 or 180 before you start thinking about evening and weekend rides. Similarly when I had 15 miles to work and did it every day it w...
by pedals2slowly
17 Jul 2020, 4:23am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Non suspension 29er frame with disc fittings
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Non suspension 29er frame with disc fittings

Worth a try Having broken my frame and riding on a bodged repair I wonder if anyone has a non-suspension 29er frame with disc mount going spare?? Condition unimportant Size - large, 20" at least Material - any alloy of iron, aluminium, titanium or carbon............ Headset size, tube diameters...
by pedals2slowly
17 Jul 2020, 4:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: THOUGH AXLES
Replies: 26
Views: 1031

Re: THOUGH AXLES

You spread the fork to pop the wheel in. Nobody should be 'spreading a fork' to pop a wheel in. The cone nuts should be spaced to match the inner fork width. I've only got one bike with through axles, they provide a much more positive location for the axle in the frame than QR and are a good engine...
by pedals2slowly
16 Jul 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 41
Views: 934

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

simonineaston wrote:I would call that a sweeping generalisation


Drat, there was I thinking social media is all about sweeping generalisations :lol: