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by Neilo
24 Aug 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 62
Views: 2442

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

JohnW wrote:
Neilo wrote:Rule #9 or Rule #5 applies

You'll have to quote them........................


http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
by Neilo
29 Jun 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pendleton Again
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Pendleton Again

I was wondering that also. do they explode or some thing? get the reverse bends? No idea, but I suppose they might be more likely to suffer from things like strokes? Anyone know if there is any data? No they're just better when they are at a lower altitude. That's why athletes go to altitude for tr...
by Neilo
28 Jun 2018, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pendleton Again
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Pendleton Again

Aaaah, yes! That's the place. So it's it true about the free food if you've summitted? I believe so. There is a area on the wall for Everest summeteers to sign their name. Any one can buy a paper shaped foot to stick on the wall signed by your expedition members. Even some well known mountaineers h...
by Neilo
27 Jun 2018, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pendleton Again
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Pendleton Again

I'm just glad he was able to make the second trip and succeed. He's now got a lifetime of free meals at a well known (to everest summiteers) restaurant in Kathmandu. Can't remember the details but your name goes on a board (photo or something) and you get a card for the club. Something like that. G...
by Neilo
21 Jun 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M4000 Alivio; suprisingly tough?
Replies: 35
Views: 1420

Re: RD-M4000 Alivio; suprisingly tough?

That's very interesting. I fitted a cheap 9 speed Alivio 12/36 cassette to my older 9 speed Spesh Roubaix, in combination with a 9 speed Deore M.T.B. rear mech, and the bikes 9 speed Sora shifters. It all works. The intriguing thing is though that the cheap Alivio sprockets are 'bendy' when levered...
by Neilo
16 Jun 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?
Replies: 40
Views: 1224

Re: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?

I use a 42-32-22 with an 12-36 cassette and a non shadow derrailleur on my tourer works out at 15.25 inches. A little bit of adjustment on the B screw no problems, I run a shadow derraileur on a 42-33-22 with a 11-34 casseette easily. I think it would probably go to 40. With an extender it would go ...
by Neilo
15 Jun 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 76
Views: 2505

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

When you initially light it, it will burn from the central reservoir. when it warms up, small blue flames will emanate from the holes. This is the quickest/ hottest. You use the simmer ring to block the holes and allow the flame to emanate from the central reservoir. You then restrict the size of th...
by Neilo
15 Jun 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

Re: Compact double road

I started with 50-34 with a 32-11 9s cassette when I had my CdF. I then went to a 36-12 with a long cage M592 9s Deore rear derailleur, I probably didn't need the long cage, but better to be looking at it than for it. and it is compatible with my mountain, touring and commuting bike. It worked witho...
by Neilo
2 Apr 2018, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 242
Views: 43537

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Round plaque on a wall in Cowbridge. Is it what I think it is? https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4610814,-3.4453051,3a,15y,44.33h,98.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sy19T-hhgHbF3cgU6UBQR5w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-GB One in Penrhyndeudraeth as well https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9298708,-4.0665467,3a,75y,336...
by Neilo
8 Mar 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3338

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

I had a long cage on my 20" rear wheel trike, there was about an inch ground clearance at it's closest to the ground. The problem I had was that when it was at its closest to the spokes/wheel in the 34 sprocket, there was about 2 or 3mm clearance between the cage and the tyre. I'd built up the ...
by Neilo
21 Feb 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to combat rust on your forks where the mudguard mounts?
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: How to combat rust on your forks where the mudguard mounts?

I have a genesis Croix de Fer, which is a great bike, but I don't think that their painting/frame preparation is up to much. I have filiform rust under the paintwork in a few places, and rust bubbling the paint mostly around cable guides, with no scratches or scuffs to allow the rust in, so I assume...
by Neilo
10 Dec 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 76
Views: 3145

Re: Snow?

Had to go to work this morning, got to the gate, turned round and came home.
This is an A road

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by Neilo
14 Nov 2017, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: turning right
Replies: 26
Views: 2088

Re: turning right

Happens to me often. particuarly when I am overtaking parked cars, an out stretched arm turns into a two fingered salute. :evil: