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by squeaker
18 Oct 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

Jancathy wrote:It’s all very confusing...
Isn't it just. Grab a mug of your beverage of choice, then read Sheldon Brown's exposition on the subject. Should be clearer now?
by squeaker
18 Oct 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Dismantled 10-speed chain
Replies: 42
Views: 699

Re: Dismantled 10-speed chain

One of the parts I couldn't save was the tiny O rings. They were like wire not much thicker than a human hair, and they built up around the chain tool pin, making it very hard to get them off. I used a sharp knife and pointed pliers to remove them. O-rings? I am so out of touch :( I knew motorcycle...
by squeaker
15 Oct 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy freehubs cause me much distress. Why so noisy ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1025

Re: Noisy freehubs cause me much distress. Why so noisy ?

Not true, but I'm wondering why many non-shimano freehubs are so noisy ? Is there any technical reason why the pawls can't be designed to be quieter. I realise I'm getting older and more retrogrouch...but those damn noisy freehubs that my missus and other cycling colleagues have are drowning out th...
by squeaker
13 Oct 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

kwackers wrote:
GranvilleThomas wrote:They only save money if we change our habits to use less.

Just as a point of note, I now have an EV and use more but my overall bill is less...

So technically that statement isn't quite correct... ;)


Quite, but should we be worried about money, or carbon, or both :?:
by squeaker
13 Oct 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?

FRAM7 wrote:Will I fill a massive difference in speed with heavier tires? I will add a full KG to the weight of the bike.
and more importantly, IMHO, to the weight of the wheel rims...
by squeaker
12 Oct 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Mountain bike
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Tyres for Mountain bike

ElCani wrote:Was just about to post the same thing, and now... I have.

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/mtb-reader/smart-sam


Would be my choice too.
by squeaker
12 Oct 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Sorry for the post diversion - but how does a smart meter save you money as hinted at in the TV adverts ? What is the advantage to the consumer if you have one? 1) IIRC, some trials (using in-home readouts) showed x% reduction in electricity consumption due to increased consumer awareness of how mu...
by squeaker
6 Oct 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble

Perhaps golf is the new golf? :wink: From what I'm told, as a councillor attempting to stop the sell-off of a municipal golf course for housing, golf is declining - maybe that's why it's seeking promotion? (Personally I prefer a nice walk in the countryside without all the sticks and shouting :lol: )
by squeaker
4 Oct 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

'Twittens' round here.
by squeaker
3 Oct 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who has priority here?
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: ...who has priority here?

Looks like the 'give ways' on Albert Road are a recent addition....(ie wot DaveP said earlier :oops: )
by squeaker
1 Oct 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: REAR LIGHTS
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: REAR LIGHTS

How do you find the waterproofing of the Elips? Mine did not survive its first winter because of water ingress and corrosion, presumably aided by salt from the roads, so I was more than a bit disappointed with it. It is on my wet weather shopping bike and has been fine so far (3 or 4 years?), but I...
by squeaker
1 Oct 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: REAR LIGHTS
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: REAR LIGHTS

GeekDadZoid wrote:Not sure about the rack you have but I have the Spanning Brass which is superb, on the back of my rack.

https://spanninga.com/product/brasa/

Staying with Spanninga, I like the Elips (it's quite large though, which I regard as a plus) but no flashing, and uses AAA batteries.
by squeaker
26 Sep 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1000

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

Jdsk wrote:Who remembers the wipers slowing when you drove uphill?
That'll be the inlet manifold vacuum 'powered' ones that Ford used to fit... Those were the days :roll:
by squeaker
20 Sep 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain slipping in only one gear - chain swapped still an issue
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Chain slipping in only one gear - chain swapped still an issue

Brucey wrote:highest chain tension on smaller chainrings, surely...?

cheers
Er: oops: meant lowest chain tension on the return (‘slack’) side :oops:
by squeaker
18 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Average mph difference

The loop has no serious hills in it, but Roland was seconds faster than anything else I've ridden up a 5% 550m section, and significantly quicker (14% / 7%) than either trike along a 4km section with 40m up / 20m down. (Perceived effort was similar, but these are only snapshots.) I'm surprised ther...