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by cyclop
1 Apr 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any carers out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Any carers out there?

Needs must,well done,there,s always a way.
by cyclop
1 Apr 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)
Replies: 39
Views: 904

Re: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)

Moved into our house 2 yrs ago.Had an electric glass hob thingy.Hated..hated....hated with a vengeance.Swapped to gas within a few months
by cyclop
1 Apr 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any carers out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Any carers out there?

Hi.Is there anybody out there who have to stay close to or at home in a caring role or otherwise and who has to use an indoor trainer for their cycling miles.How is that going and what are you using.?
by cyclop
28 Mar 2020, 6:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pondering changing from triple to double
Replies: 34
Views: 919

Re: Pondering changing from triple to double

I stand corrected about the middle ring having smaller teeth,I,d no idea.As MickF ,I,ve got an old frame with downtube 7spd levers and really like the totally reliable snick,snick of the changes.I could happily use this bike all the time.
by cyclop
28 Mar 2020, 6:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pondering changing from triple to double
Replies: 34
Views: 919

Re: Pondering changing from triple to double

middle ring teeth are (in many modern triples) shorter in height than other chainrings, since the chain has to shift in both directions on that ring then it needs all the help it can get. Middle rings tend to wear quickly because - they are small in diameter (so see more load) - they have shorter t...
by cyclop
27 Mar 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pondering changing from triple to double
Replies: 34
Views: 919

Re: Pondering changing from triple to double

Having just swapped all the components from my old winter steed onto a new (used) frame,the ultegra triple,(12-34,26-42-48)didn,t work as well,occasionally throwing the chain off the big ring.I,ve now decided to use it as a double,keeping the outer as a chain guard.Don,t miss it at all.I,ve changed ...
by cyclop
26 Feb 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: corona virus - eden valley sportive
Replies: 13
Views: 2323

corona virus - eden valley sportive

Thinking of doing eden valley sportive on sunday,probably 3-400 entries,all registering, having lunch in close proximity,likewise after ride eats,would you given the corona virus outbreak?A compromise might be to just do the ride and not eat at the stop or finish,what do you think?
by cyclop
13 Feb 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: crank bolt bottoming out.
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: crank bolt bottoming out.

It,s a v1 version which appears to be the correct one for ultegra,old style with polished rounded spider.
by cyclop
13 Feb 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: crank bolt bottoming out.
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: crank bolt bottoming out.

The crank isn,t moving and I noticed it a week or so ago,since when I,ve ridden 60 odd miles on the old bike.No idea what version of octalink.Will ride on for the time being.Cheers.
by cyclop
13 Feb 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: crank bolt bottoming out.
Replies: 5
Views: 335

crank bolt bottoming out.

In the process of building a winter bike using everything off my old bike,using a Kinesis racelight as my new (used) steed.The driveside,ultegra chainset crank bolt appears to be bottoming out.Non drive side feels as it should i.e.slowly easing the crank further on.B.B. is octalink and was off the o...
by cyclop
10 Feb 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 114
Views: 3970

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Marty Robbins,El Paso and Big Iron.
by cyclop
28 Jan 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?
Replies: 62
Views: 1964

Re: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?

Cyclop,one eyed cyclist,a perfect nom de plume having lost my eye nearly 60yrs ago.I now have a "Trautmann ocular implant" enabling my prosthesis to move,thanks to the skill of Mr Choyce,a surgeon who was an early pioneer of lens implants.
by cyclop
27 Jan 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing internally-routed rear brake cables
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Replacing internally-routed rear brake cables

Same old "form before function",clean looks,zero advantage.
by cyclop
1 Jan 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 2316

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Hi, How long you had nerve problem? I have suffered nerve problem in my thigh for and probably affected calf 20 Years. Result is muscle wastage (hardly noticeable) but can be seen and measured (tape rule) only cycling and work physical lifting etc has kept it minimal I reckon. One month after ulna ...