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by barrym
20 Feb 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old frame with potentially stuck BB
Replies: 6
Views: 297

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: 271

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: 28
Views: 563

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: 1774

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: 1044

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: 128
Views: 3390

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 '...
by barrym
16 Jan 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 128
Views: 3390

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Regarding grease guns, I bought a huge tractor scale one from my local agricultural supplies shop. It uses pre-filled cartridges which eliminates the problem with air in the filling process. It is limited to the choice of greases, but the one I chose seems ok. It's a bit unwieldy but certainly has p...
by barrym
28 Dec 2017, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: Bike collection - disposal advice

If you are in Bristol, I'd give everything to these guys: http://www.thebristolbikeproject.org/ They look like they'd make sure everything was used to support cycling and cyclists There's also Bikes4Africa based in Tetbury, Wilts. Mainly they like MTBs I think. They go to kids in Africa which enabl...
by barrym
25 Dec 2017, 5:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trouser clips
Replies: 34
Views: 1910

Re: Trouser clips

I have been using slap bands for years. Usually for cycling, but occasionally walking in poor weather if I'm on the road. I have bought them at retail outlets like halfords and from eBay at much lower costs, but you do seem to get what you pay for. The cheap ones split and the metal band makes an es...
by barrym
16 Dec 2017, 3:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Food, fitness and cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Food, fitness and cycling

Porridge, what else? There were fat people in "primitive" societies I think, being fat was a sign of success and status isnt that still carbo's? Yes, a LCHF breakfast would be a Full English - bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom, tomato, black pudding, etc or an omelette. But why does everyone ...
by barrym
9 Dec 2017, 8:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Food, fitness and cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Food, fitness and cycling

Difficult to say whether I feel better or not because so much else going on. All I know is we ain't designed for carbs! Cultivated grass seeds (grain) only been around for about 4 thousand years. Only the blink of an eye in evolution. There wasn't any obesity until people swapped cooked breakfast fo...
by barrym
9 Dec 2017, 6:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Food, fitness and cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Food, fitness and cycling

+1 <100g carbs per day. Usually nearer 70. Poor by some folks standards. If you are interested in LCHF take a look over at diabetes.co.uk where there's a forum dedicated totally to the subject. Stopped stations some months ago. Refusing BP meds, poor almost non existent evidence that the guide line ...
by barrym
27 Nov 2017, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How heavy are Pashley bikes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: How heavy are Pashley bikes?

Need to specify what bike and size really. This link gives Guvnor details.

https://stuffdavelikes.wordpress.com/pashley-guvnor/
by barrym
27 Nov 2017, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Helmet Storage

Isn't it light that makes polystyrene degrade?
by barrym
24 Nov 2017, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 speed expert needed
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: 3 speed expert needed

Not long to wait. There are a couple of very knowledgeable IHG guys on here. I await their replies with interest too.