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by fastpedaller
28 Jan 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

just found this comment online...… When I owned a motorcycle shop we used to buy and use Tri-Flow by the case. It penetrates like crazy, and it's amazingly slippery. Originally it was called Tri-Flon, but I think they got into a trade name conflict and changed the name to Tri-Flow instead. Unless th...
by fastpedaller
28 Jan 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

I remember LPS3 as being good also - Is the 'rust inhibitor' a different beast though? Difficult to tell. The danger is that once manufacturers have found a brand that works they sometimes use it for many products...… how many WD40 products are there now? makes for some careful scrutiny of the 'shel...
by fastpedaller
28 Jan 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

Maybe the nearest substance to Tri-Flon is Tri-Flow? Thanks to Mick's lead I've now found Tri-Flow (also from the US of A) and here's the testing which includes the test I described earlier. https://www.triflow.co.uk/resources/videos/ Maybe I'll just try some and see if I get the effect similar to 3...
by fastpedaller
28 Jan 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

Mick F wrote:Seems it's a 1980s thing. Just Googled it, but all the references to Triflon is from way back when.
Triflow comes up though.

Found this advert.Screen Shot 2020-01-28 at 13.14.47.png

Well done Mick - I did a G search and didn't get that. I'll try with the hyphen :D
by fastpedaller
28 Jan 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

As title...… Somewhere in the depths of all the containers in my garage is a small bottle of Triflon. This lubricant first came to my attention at a trade fair where an electric motor shaft was stopped by the friction of the application of a rigid lever - with a few drops of this miracle Teflon-incl...
by fastpedaller
26 Jan 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Spa audax mono

Probably a stupid question, but how is the chain tension adjusted on that machine? I would have thought moving the wheel in the drop outs would be an issue for the rear brake? And there's no mention of an eccentric BB? The photos are quite dark, but it looks like it has track ends ie horizontal wit...
by fastpedaller
26 Jan 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" mudguards?
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: 26" mudguards?

I've found Tortec to be as good as other top brands. :D
by fastpedaller
26 Jan 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist blaming, scraping the barrel
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Cyclist blaming, scraping the barrel

gaz wrote:Let's see how deep the barrel goes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-51237265?


On reading …. the towbar was difficult to see. Needed hi-vis, obviously :lol:
by fastpedaller
25 Jan 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

As per usual, nothing is made of consequential escalation. For example, a helmet less rider, is hit in the head, by an object, whilst riding. Loses control, due to being stunned, goes under a truck, the death is attributed to multiple injuries, no one looks at what started the chain of events, beca...
by fastpedaller
25 Jan 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 84
Views: 2793

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

Over the years various studies have reached the conclusion that for most driver (if their car was on fire) their place of safe refuge is a petrol station :shock:
by fastpedaller
23 Jan 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 64
Views: 2664

Re: Crank length

An interest subject, but so many variables and approaches to analysing it. As an example, if measuring power output at the cranks it isn't surprising that there is very little difference (by changing crank length), as the rider will be putting the same effort out (but of course the range of limb mov...
by fastpedaller
21 Jan 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 666
Views: 16558

Re: Why wear black?

Saw a guy at local supermarket, all dressed in black, and got chatting to him about his nice alloy frame 90's bike he'd picked up as a bargain. He put a H on his head, and then started up a flashing rear light on his saddle before he departed. I left shortly after (driving) and a few hundred yards ...
by fastpedaller
21 Jan 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which Pump
Replies: 52
Views: 1211

Re: which Pump

Ok if it's easy to fit a full length frame fit pump. I've never used CO2, but my gut feeling is that it could run out, which is more likely than a pump breaking (which is possible of course). I recently bought a 'Pump up the volume' from PX to replace the mini pump on my bike.I've only tried it on a...
by fastpedaller
21 Jan 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 84
Views: 2793

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

As for taking a car - you personally will be in less danger, because you are encased in armour... Maybe the physicists can opine whether that armour is sufficient to counteract the far greater kinetic energy typically involved in car crashes. And then there's a risk of spilling and lighting the fla...
by fastpedaller
21 Jan 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 666
Views: 16558

Re: Why wear black?

Saw a guy at local supermarket, all dressed in black, and got chatting to him about his nice alloy frame 90's bike he'd picked up as a bargain. He put a H on his head, and then started up a flashing rear light on his saddle before he departed. I left shortly after (driving) and a few hundred yards a...