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by photobike
16 Jun 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pre-owned costing more than new.
Replies: 41
Views: 1164

Re: Pre-owned costing more than new.

The examples I have seen have usually been either rarity or where there is a waiting list for the new item and the 2nd hand price reflects the fact that people dont want to wait. Examples would include the classic Chelsea Tractor the Volvo XC90 which on release was in such demand that the used price...
by photobike
14 Feb 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Duopar; flawed genius at work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: Huret Duopar; flawed genius at work?

I had one on an 80's Raleigh Classic 15 speed that I bought off my brother in about 1989. It ate itself on a tour I was doing about 1991 from West Wales to London. Somewhere in the Brecon Beacons I think. It was replaced by the only cheap and nasty RD available in the only bike shop for miles around...
by photobike
16 Sep 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Senior moment!

I use a hard steel chain and a fairly hefty padlock. I'd be interested to know what people think of that means of security. Chain is difficult to saw through with a hacksaw; maybe an angle-grinder would go through it, but how many opportunist bike-thieves would carry one of those? And what about pa...
by photobike
16 Sep 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Senior moment!

Depending on your definition of tools. I have seen a cable lock snapped by a thief using a stick placed in the loop and twisting until it snapped at the lock in an action not unlike a garotte.
by photobike
12 Sep 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

Re: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?

A used Mezzo is another possibility. Seem fairly cheap now. Like the Birdy the main frame beam dosen't split (a la Brompton). Components other than the folding related stuff are fairly standard and reasonably good e.g. Shimano 105 RD on my D10.
by photobike
5 Sep 2018, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Dual drive 3x8 hub both auto shifting and not shifting.
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: SRAM Dual drive 3x8 hub both auto shifting and not shifting.

Thank you both. I Will start at the cable/clickbox/rod as they sound to be likely issues and are something I can do without dismantling too much.

Regards

Peter
by photobike
5 Sep 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Dual drive 3x8 hub both auto shifting and not shifting.
Replies: 3
Views: 256

SRAM Dual drive 3x8 hub both auto shifting and not shifting.

A recently acquired 2nd hand HP Spirit recumbent, (probably 10years old) has a 3x8 Dual Drive where the hub part is behaving erratically. I am unsure of the service history but assume nothing has been done recently (the chain is well worn etc) 1st (lowest) gear works most of the time although occasi...
by photobike
10 Feb 2017, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts

Thanks for all of the responses. i'll take a look at the suggestions for sourcing. However I am in Ireland and most of the suppliers mentioned are not down the road and many dont ship to here. There may be similar local suppliers who I can hunt down. Interestingly the greatest number of bolts that h...
by photobike
10 Feb 2017, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a bike for a heavy novice
Replies: 15
Views: 11915

Re: Recommend a bike for a heavy novice

Thank yo all. It is encouraging to hear that a 'normal' bike will probably satisfy his needs. I haven't gone into the details of the budget with him yet, but the Bike to Work Scheme here allows up to Eur1000 about £850 and gives instant relief of up to 52% depending on your tax rate so that might be...
by photobike
9 Feb 2017, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts

My family has a number of bikes of varying qualities from Recumbents to tandems to kids bikes to Trekking style etc. I don't have sufficient covered storage for all of them and notice that some but not all have nuts, bolts etc that rust very quickly. Individual bolts in stainless are expensive and r...
by photobike
9 Feb 2017, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a bike for a heavy novice
Replies: 15
Views: 11915

Recommend a bike for a heavy novice

I am asking for a friend - no really! This guy is in his 40s, about 6ft 4" and comfortably over 20st. He is looking to alter his lifestyle which would involve reducing to one car in the family and him switching to a bike for short runs initially < 5 miles mostly to link up with trams to work et...
by photobike
26 Feb 2015, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH Chaincase and chain lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: IGH Chaincase and chain lubrication

Thank you both for your helpful responses. I was aware that parts for the bike were expensive but that is stratospheric. One of the reasons I wanted to get it off is that there is a crack in the upper rear silver section and I dont want to cause further damage. If I was applying a semi-fluid grease ...
by photobike
26 Feb 2015, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH Chaincase and chain lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

IGH Chaincase and chain lubrication

A short while back I acquired a 2nd hand Idworx Easy Rohler of unknown age but generally good condition with a Rohloff IGH and full chaincase as seen here https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y9mBbWYkPws/VO8J3FE2C7I/AAAAAAAAMPk/F83EhHdJDqs/s640/DSCF9188.JPG Removing the lower rear silver section shows...
by photobike
29 Jan 2015, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Irish people foreigners?
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

Re: Irish people foreigners?

Irish people living here can vote in our elections but I dont think you can vote in the Republic if you are English. Al From Citizens Information in Ireland "British citizens may vote at Dáil elections, European elections and local elections;" (the Dáil in Ireland is the equivalent of the...