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by squeaker
21 Aug 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 301
Views: 6695

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

for chumpions only; just in case there wasn't enough tat nailed on to your bike already, you could buy more. As a kid at various times I had horns, mirrors and a speedometer. I wanted tassels but fortunately that never happened.... The speedometer not only told you things you don't want to know (or...
by squeaker
19 Aug 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 41
Views: 10629

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Sparker wrote:Anyway I suppose my advise would be don't wait and stay as fit and strong as you can before the op.
Definitely +1
by squeaker
16 Aug 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Naive battery question

squeaker wrote:
DaveReading wrote:Forgive my naivety, but what happened to the days when battery capacity was measured in watt-hours ?

It's a <i>[rude word removed]</i> energy descriptor - bring back Joules :lol:

Er, when was 'b@st@rd' considered rude? Plain english IMHO :?
by squeaker
16 Aug 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Naive battery question

DaveReading wrote:Forgive my naivety, but what happened to the days when battery capacity was measured in watt-hours ?

It's a [rude word removed] energy descriptor - bring back Joules :lol:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 301
Views: 6695

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:Image

'It came with back ache' was my immediate thought :lol:

Definitely a thread for 'too good to loose'...
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 7
Views: 2523

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

mike whittaker wrote:should answer your concerns...

http://www.britishinfrastructuregroup.u ... -cover.pdf


Oh what a giveaway :roll:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gates Belt Drive question.
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Gates Belt Drive question.

Mike_Ayling wrote:
freeflow wrote:A pack of baby wipes may be a simpler solution. Alternatively, sufficient bottles of squirt.


+1 for Squirt

Mike


Have you tried googling 'Squirt' :shock: :lol:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?

I think e-scooters are nearer the mark for the average moton - if ever the legality issues are sorted, that is :roll:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 1582

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

Bonefishblues wrote:Good angle, not me, it's the other people who will suffer...
Maybe the production company should think twice about using an actor with such a poor driving record in a programme involving lots of driving? Alan Partridge using public transport sounds more entertaining to me :roll:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

reohn2 wrote:No.

+1
by squeaker
11 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Bike busted. Pls help with fix.
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: New Bike busted. Pls help with fix.

What happens if I get a different number of teeth ? i.e SHIMANO FC-M171 SQUARE TAPER 3 X 6/7/8S BIKE CRANKSET 175MM 42/34/24T 1) the gearing will be 10% (high) to 14% (low) lower 2) the chain will (probably) need shortening a little 3) the front changer will need lowering to stay within ~2mm of the...
by squeaker
6 Aug 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: walking shoes for cycling touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: walking shoes for cycling touring

About five years ago I said I used my Meindl walking shoes for cycling and apart from one who could not read and swore I said walking BOOTS, other people said I was silly (or similar) I wear these always and have worn ONLY Meindl walking shoes and boots for 20 years, nothing else, walking and cycli...
by squeaker
5 Aug 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Ride London
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Ride London

Looking at the bunch sprint pile-ups in both pro-races, maybe a good job they were wearing plastic hats?
by squeaker
2 Aug 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Downs Link
Replies: 16
Views: 2244

Re: The Downs Link

Improvements on the way it seems. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2019/july/paths-for-everyone-is-one-step-closer-with-558-000-investment-for-all-weather-downs-link-surface/? That's if you regard a rammed stone / limestone 'dust' surface as 'all weather'. IME it suffers all the well know ...
by squeaker
2 Aug 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Downs Link
Replies: 16
Views: 2244

Re: The Downs Link

Improvements on the way it seems. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2019/july/paths-for-everyone-is-one-step-closer-with-558-000-investment-for-all-weather-downs-link-surface/? That's if you regard a rammed stone / limestone 'dust' surface as 'all weather'. IME it suffers all the well know ...