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by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Suntour Accushift question.

The rd I have,

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Sun ... style.html

Looks like I need to get the friction levers, thanks for the links and tips.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Suntour Accushift question.

From what you say I need to check what Cyclone I have ?

Will check now...seems to be Mk 2, Suntour on the fd (only number I can find is 4532) band in black and Suntour Cyclone on the rd the same (cannot find a number only GT stamped on the lower cage) ?

Thanks, John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Suntour Accushift question.

Hi guys, I have never used Suntour (on a roadbike) before and am building up my restored Philbrook tourer over the next few weeks - question is I am using Suntour Cyclone RD and FD, are Accushift shifters* friction or ratchet ? With-initially-a Campagnolo chainset (Nuovo Record 48/42), until I can s...
by Hobbs1951
9 Oct 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1728

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Give most of it away, it is a vulgar sum: no-one person should be able to win that much - suggest 170 people win a million.

John.
by Hobbs1951
5 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 40
Views: 7547

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

horizon wrote:Is it cycleable unpowered?

Here's a nice video from Volt - not sure what to make of it:

https://voltbikes.co.uk/blog/video/volt ... ach-na-ba/


Cycled, motorcycled and driven...before many had even heard of it !

John.
by Hobbs1951
5 Oct 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 97
Views: 8179

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Roberts frames are rarely mentioned on this forum (it does surprise me). Chas was not the Roberts framebuilder: he managed the business. Prior to Charlie Roberts death in 1979 the two principle Roberts builders (including Charlie) were Geoff Roberts (Charlie's youngest son) and Derek Bailey. Geoff R...
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1618

Re: Road Worlds

It may have been a record: 46 finishers from 196 starters in the men's road race (yesterday) !?

John.
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498449

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Retailers and manufacturers cannot absorb prices long term, though they may be able to do so short term. Retailers are unable to absorb cost increases, they've suffered much margin erosion in recent years, automotive sector economics are very complex, dealers are at the mercy (largely) of both the ...
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498449

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Very few of us will be able to afford an imported foreign car. However, since we would have taken back control, we could set our own cheaper standards for cars (e.g. no expensive catalytic converters fitted since they would no longer be required) and manufacture them cheaply using low wage UK labou...
by Hobbs1951
25 Sep 2019, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1748

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

We have not talked about the emotional damage that these boarding schools do to their pupils. The Old Etonian John Julius Norwich, asked for a memory that he thought summed up the spirit of his school, offered the following: after a boy had killed himself “the housemaster summoned the whole house a...
by Hobbs1951
25 Sep 2019, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1748

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

Oldjohnw wrote:Google would do it for you.


Not for me would it do.

John.
by Hobbs1951
25 Sep 2019, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1748

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

Mike Sales wrote:
Do you have a source on public school history?


There are many.

John.
by Hobbs1951
24 Sep 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1748

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

yeah £40,000/year of inclusivity :roll: Because some or many can't afford something is that a reason for it to go ? And if they are closed, where will all those pupils go ? John The Headmasters justification for keeping it open was that it is more inclusive than it was. I would suggest £40,000/year...
by Hobbs1951
24 Sep 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new hybrid please!!
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Advice on new hybrid please!!

I have a Trek Navigator (aluminium frame/rigid fork - 21 speeds so oldish now) with a rise adjustable stem, it had a suspension seat post but I removed that and fitted a sprung saddle - better. My preferred tyre for this type of bicycle is the Continental Town & Country (1.9 inches wide) - not s...
by Hobbs1951
24 Sep 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1748

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

mercalia wrote:

yeah £40,000/year of inclusivity :roll:




Because some or many can't afford something is that a reason for it to go ? And if they are closed, where will all those pupils go ?

John