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by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another Time Costly Mistake Aluminium Frames Arghhhh
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Another Time Costly Mistake Aluminium Frames Arghhhh

Hi,
I'm going through my mind on what repair I can do to save all that hard work.
Welding is the only option then I'm not sure how good it's going to be after.
Just one of those things.
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mounted police pursue bike thief in Oxford
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Mounted police pursue bike thief in Oxford

Hi, I suppose they have their uses somewhere. My first close-up visit with one was while I was packing up after a night in a bus shelter. Not sure why they were there, my suspicion works overtime thinking that possibly house on other side of the road reported me, whether it's really worth a visit by...
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another Time Costly Mistake Aluminium Frames Arghhhh
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Another Time Costly Mistake Aluminium Frames Arghhhh

Hi, I should've been more observant and I'm not gonna never make this mistake again :evil: :( :oops: Well it is an aluminium frame isn't it :roll: A bit of corrosion but I'm not sure the crack started at any corrosion. Probably the tubing isn't thick enough. Not sure I can do anything with it now, i...
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Unable to honk
Replies: 42
Views: 1403

Re: Unable to honk

Hi, So Because I don't hear the term is very often because I cycle alone. Climbing is simply going uphill. Climbing can be done in or out of the saddle. Honking Is the English term for climbing out of the saddle. http://www.perfectcondition.ltd.uk/Articles/honking/Honking.htm I went looking and foun...
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 9:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Unable to honk
Replies: 42
Views: 1403

Re: Unable to honk

Hi, Going back to the OP, he says legs sorry that's calves turned to jelly. Personally I wouldn't have thought that would be the first thing I would feel from being unfit. Anyway in my diagram that's a link 1A595A0B-C1E5-4C4B-8C05-A948A1AE9709.png When I am fitter then It's the blue one, but I tend ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique

Hi, Thanks. I mostly use Shimano stuff up to 8 speed. I have a few Sram cassettes I'm not sure I've ever used any of them on Shimano stuff. I'm assuming that Sram and some cheap copy I think joy stuff, I've not had any problems using cassette on any of that stuff. So I'm assuming that the eight spee...
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 12:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique

Hi?
More pics.
Apart from bold tooth markings on each cog And the riveted Cogs There are no other markings on the cassette.
Hub is also marked "Grimeca"
by NATURAL ANKLING
28 May 2020, 12:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Grimeca Freehub Is It Unique

Hi, Shock horror just built a bike up and the freehub won't take shimano / sram lock ring :( Fortunately I managed to find the original cassette with the lock ring. The lockring has a smaller thread and is much deeper to, Is this good or not. Mind you the serrations on the Lockring don't look very g...
by NATURAL ANKLING
27 May 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: That takes trust and communication...
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: That takes trust and communication...

hi,
That would make interesting races In Paralympics :)
by NATURAL ANKLING
27 May 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather

Hi, All good advice. Keep the bike clean. Apparently this is what the Japanese industry is very good at, they make sure the machines are clean that way when they go wrong it's easy to spot. Maintained regularly. Don't forget your tools. Don't forget spare lights, see many people even today riding wi...
by NATURAL ANKLING
27 May 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather

Hi, As others have said cycle more slowly, but in warm weather you're still probably going to sweat some what. I used to get to work 20 minutes earlier on my bike to cool off before work no washing facilities available, Working conditions were 100°F I sweated much during the day. I spent many years ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
27 May 2020, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Keeping to the left

Hi, On one such time on a cycle path guy tried to cycle between me and the fence that's a metal fence, I was about two foot from the fence on my left, he came round a blind corner and tried to ride between me and the fence I stopped in front of his wheel and said something like we're not in France. ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
27 May 2020, 1:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How Can I Get It So Wrong...Car Mechanics
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: How Can I Get It So Wrong...Car Mechanics

Hi,
Clonking fixed, spring right way up, had to do it 3 times.
2nd time 2.5 hours, 3rd time 2 hours.
by NATURAL ANKLING
26 May 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Keeping to the left

Hi, Yes all the time anywhere :x Next one I meet I might just try and frighten them to get out of the way...........I have tried but just meets with a blank look or they get aggressive :twisted: Groups of people doing anything gives them bravado..................on there own they are rarely a nuisan...
by NATURAL ANKLING
26 May 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

Hi, I would clean the slit from grease and dirt and supaglue it, hold the slit firmly together for a minute. IF the inner carcase has been cut (the strands) then stick a tyre patch or a large patch on inside, it pays to prime the tyre once with glue then wait five minutes then apply more glue and wa...