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by D363
19 Jan 2019, 9:04am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components(Sold)
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components

Hi, if the chainset and bb didn't sell I'd like them please.
by D363
7 Feb 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back

The Strines Rd is indeed another good option, get to it via Burbage moor and Labybower as per the first suggestion above (it connects the a57 and the a628), then plot a loop through the numerous lanes eastwards of it via Bolsterstone / Bradfield / Dungworth. If it's reasonably dry, Wyming Brook Lane...
by D363
7 Feb 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: A good ride from Sheffield into the peaks and back

A variation on the above, but presented in reverse order: Follow Abbeydale Rd to Millhouses and at some lights by a set back pub turn right up Whirlowdale Rd (no through road to cars so you cross a pavement). Up to the end then right onto Abbey Lane, left at end onto A625, plod up to the moors until...
by D363
11 Jan 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub

Thanks Brucey, helpful as ever.
by D363
11 Jan 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower limit of a SRF3 hub
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Lower limit of a SRF3 hub

Currently I've got a bike set up with the above hub. To enable luggage carrying and use on Peak District hills the range is set up at roughly 36-48-64, but I've recently come across the efneo crank product which could potentially increase the range significantly. I'd be looking to set up with a low ...
by D363
23 Feb 2016, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A question of priorities
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: A question of priorities

Not really. The quantity of dog waste on pavements and public fields and the lack of any bleating culture in the media suggests fines aren't handed out that often. Up to £1000 doesn't add up to much if it's based on multiples of zero.
by D363
8 Dec 2015, 10:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: This helmet thing.
Replies: 112
Views: 3779

Re: This helmet thing.

mjr wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:A jock strap! :D

The queue enjoyed tbat moment immensley, soo embarrasing for an 18 year old in the prudish early sixties.

Al

Ah. I thought she was pulling your leg.[emoji15]

Third leg?

Sorry IGMC


Or helmet.
by D363
5 Dec 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a folder for the missus
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Need a folder for the missus

The steering on old Raleigh 20s is OK, not that you'd come across many in France I wouldn't have thought. Braking in the rain is a different matter though ...
by D363
21 Nov 2015, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS-GR9 Platform pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: MKS-GR9 Platform pedals

I think crudely prising them off is the only way, using an awl, fine screwdriver or corkscrew in the single small gap in the pedal body.
by D363
16 Nov 2015, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3076

Re: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?

No idea what an account inch is, sorry about that - you let your mind wander for just a second and your phone starts making things up. Anyway, just to add that the spa products are worth a look. The nidd, at least the one I've got, isn't too hard at all even from new. It's an expensive solution if p...
by D363
16 Nov 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3076

Re: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?

A lot depends on how much layback your current post has. It might well already have 2cm or so, in which case you'd struggle to find one with enough extra to make up an account inch.
by D363
29 May 2015, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!
Replies: 78
Views: 1953

Re: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!

"It is better to just work with what people say, rather than presume this implication or that. If in doubt, you can always ask."

So you've checked with The Guardian that they really do prefer anything non-British to anything British have you Freddie?
by D363
28 May 2015, 10:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!
Replies: 78
Views: 1953

Re: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!

"People are basically ready to raise fists over this," sez tea-baiter, and guess what, it turns out he's right. Isn't there a thread about stirring up wasps nests somewhere as well?
by D363
4 Apr 2015, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter Bike: a choice of 4 - any advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Commuter Bike: a choice of 4 - any advice appreciated

I've just sold a day one with a dynamo hub after owning it for about a year. I think it's true role is the type of use you'd be putting it to (assuming decent security where you leave it all day) and think it would be a good bet. Having said that I found the Alfine setup to be decent but possibly no...
by D363
30 Mar 2015, 12:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling 'safety' adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 4397

Re: Cycling 'safety' adverts

Not heard them but think it is worth complaining - there can be a fine line between adverts and lies but a cyclist - or anybody else - without hi viz is not invisible. It's basically dishonest to make this claim. Any ideas who made the ads?