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by barrym
8 May 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 82
Views: 5178

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Well, I'll start off saying that I'm not an expert on anything. However my current bike is a Trek 7100 aluminium alloy frame and is 9 years old and done a lot of miles. It is 9 years old and I'd expect the same again. My previous bike was an aluminium framed GT and was getting on for 15 when I got r...
by barrym
30 Mar 2018, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lithium I-on vs Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Lithium I-on vs Iron?

A bit on next generation batteries on Inside Science, R4 last night.

Standout piece was 23,000 cycles and a performance improvement NOT deterioration!
by barrym
24 Mar 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clocks Going Forward
Replies: 47
Views: 1760

Re: Clocks Going Forward

Marcus Aurelius wrote:I always forget to adjust at least one of my cycle computers. It freaks me out at first, then I realise how much lighter it is, and I relax.
Why does altering them affect the weight?

[emoji847]
by barrym
22 Mar 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Internal hub geared bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: Internal hub geared bikes

The noise from a chain and derailleur can be more or less depending on the lube used. I remember using a dry wax once and had gotten used to the noise. Had to use some regular motor oil in an emergency and it was transformed! Picked up loads of dirt though which reminded me why I'd used the wax. How...
by barrym
22 Mar 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 1988

Re: Who's is This?

A fox, not a deer Yes definitely, deer droppings are more like rabbit or sheep. Otter scats can have that black twisted appearance but sometimes smell fishiy. I have heard the smell of otter scats being described as 'jasmine tea' - which puts me off the idea of jasmine tea... Hmm, I disagree. I hav...
by barrym
21 Mar 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 1988

Re: Who's is This?

We dont have much formal garden, just loads of grass. The deer visit close to the house depending on what is 'in season'. They often strip our pear tree, but generally leave the apples, cookers and eaters. Next door lose their roses when they're 'sweet'. So I guess even though there are lots around ...
by barrym
21 Mar 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 1988

Re: Who's is This?

Looks like deer to me.
by barrym
4 Mar 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed

Brucey wrote:.....if the same tyre section is used with 559 rims as with 622 rims then your BB height will drop about 30mm. I'd ground the pedals very often if the BB was set that low.

cheers


I was assuming wider, which is why I was asking.
by barrym
4 Mar 2018, 4:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed

pioneer wrote:......This is on a Genesis Day One. Dropping to a 26” wheel.


Sounds interesting. Any pics? Further details on what you've done and for what use would be nice to hear too.

Barry
by barrym
20 Feb 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old frame with potentially stuck BB
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: old frame with potentially stuck BB

+1 for plus gas too, but diesel also 'creeps' well if you have any to hand.
by barrym
6 Feb 2018, 6:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lowry Love and US Security
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Lowry Love and US Security

Psamathe wrote:......]
Clever security trick? Not worth hacking, cheaper to get given it all.

Ian


Security by obscurity [emoji854]
by barrym
3 Feb 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: wierd formatting of recent posts
Replies: 39
Views: 4289

Re: wierd formatting of recent posts

All looking ok from Tapatalk!!!

GD&R
by barrym
19 Jan 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Notes on a Nuvinci
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: Notes on a Nuvinci

well I wonder whether it is possible to have an automatic version that senses the effort being put into it? now that would be something to try out? no wires no controls just the hub, the ultimate in practicality and simplicity? Isn't that what the SRAM 2 speed automatic offers. It's speed sensitive...
by barrym
19 Jan 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why bolted frame, Dawes
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Why bolted frame, Dawes

Good question. Some of the current Pashley range are like this too. In a quiet moment it crossed my mind that it might make them belt compatible [emoji848].
by barrym
16 Jan 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 187
Views: 8469

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Something else just occurred. If memory serves, shouldn't plain bushes intended for grease have grooves? Which suggests a plain bush like this might be happier with oil. Years ago I had a lovely little brass oil pump that had a grease nipple end. I think originally part of a cycle toolkit from the '...