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by bikerwaser
20 Feb 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans
Replies: 64
Views: 8831

Re: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans

mercalia wrote:what about a corresponding poll for normal ones?


I think it would be a good idea to know what BB's are giving the low or high mileage

As I've mentioned, every Shi!mano BB51 has given me (and my friends) between 800 miles and 2200
But My Hope BB is still going strong at around 10,000
by bikerwaser
19 Feb 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans
Replies: 64
Views: 8831

Re: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans

Just had another BB51 go after 1549 miles. This one was on my Genesis Longitude.

As i mentioned on a previous post, since I changed my BB51 (non stainless bearings)to a Hope BB(Stainless Bearings) I haven't had any problems and done about 7 times the mileage so far on the Hope.
by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2017, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame - Successful Update
Replies: 33
Views: 1717

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

After having serious issues with one of my seat posts being stuck I tried hot and cold and various sprays left overnight to seep in but nothing worked. Then I (carefully ) used a small blow torch on it. I was concerned about the paint but kept it just right going back over it again and again to buil...
by bikerwaser
9 Nov 2017, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6972

Re: Favourite quotations

On arriving in the UK Gandhi was asked by a reporter : "what do you think of western civilisation ?"

His reply was : " I think it would be a good idea !"
by bikerwaser
9 Nov 2017, 8:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6972

Re: Favourite quotations

La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago. It'd be interesting to know the context of Nibali using the quotation,puzzling.... Hi reohn had to ask a friend with far better memory retension than myself. This was his answer : Not 100% s...
by bikerwaser
8 Nov 2017, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6972

Re: Favourite quotations

La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta

Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago.
by bikerwaser
1 Nov 2017, 7:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy bars and energy fluids
Replies: 41
Views: 2045

Re: Energy bars and energy fluids

I think energy bars and fluids are expensive, taste bad and probably have a load of chemicals in them.

Instead I go for bananas , dates and mixed nuts / raisins and flapjacks.
by bikerwaser
31 Oct 2017, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2601

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

I am lucky enough to also have a Thorn Sherpa. I didn't mention this as you wanted disc brakes and they don't do them on the Sherpa. I've been totally happy with my V-brakes on my Sherpa on long tours fully loaded . Never been a problem stopping, in fact they're very impressive and hassle free. I th...
by bikerwaser
31 Oct 2017, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2601

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Genesis Longitude though the compromise may have to be 27.5 wheels,that said there's no reason not to fit 559's with bigger tyres:- https://www.biketart.com/bikes-c1/frames-c33/genesis-longitude-frameset-2017-p21136 I read that the front forks on these are not steel? They are steel. I have a Longit...
by bikerwaser
30 Oct 2017, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2601

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Yep, Surly Troll for sure.

My friend has one and it's really good. Should be able to pick one up off Ebay for a good price if you're patient.
by bikerwaser
29 Oct 2017, 7:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Easy online film editing software
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Easy online film editing software

Thanks Matt. I'll take a look at those. I guess me asking for something online just illustrates my complete lack of knowledge on this. I don't even know how to put a photo on the CTC forum or do that "quote what other people have said thingy" on here. What a technophobe. haha ! Thanks agai...
by bikerwaser
28 Oct 2017, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Easy online film editing software
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Easy online film editing software

hi All! I wonder if anyone can give me advice about online film editing software. i have loads of film from previous trips and I have no clue as to how to put them together. i wonder if there is a very easy ( as i'm a bit of a technophobe ) film editing software i can use to edit some vids I have. I...
by bikerwaser
28 Oct 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolling Down the Road
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Rolling Down the Road

This is a song I wrote a few years ago about how happy I am when I'm cycling out in the countryside.

Finally got around to recording it.

Hope you LIKE it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no8ZCjzuoUI
by bikerwaser
27 Oct 2017, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schrader Presta
Replies: 24
Views: 910

Re: Schrader Presta

I hate Presta and always change my rims to Schrader. I do it myself no problem. At least if you have them drilled to a larger size you can accommodate both tubes if you get stuck. and then if you really want to run Prestas for some bizzare reason you can just buy these guys : https://www.sjscycles.c...