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by Tiberius
13 Jun 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …
Replies: 84
Views: 2922

Re: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …

Samuel. I've just spent ten minutes reading through the article and looking at your lovely bike. I then spent a further ten minutes thinking through the QL direction quandary - without coming to any conclusion !!

Anyway, a lovely bike sir.. :)
by Tiberius
12 Jun 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 8884

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Brucey wrote:
One of the downsides of the LR SFG is that it makes a terrible mess; if any gets on clothing, that clothing is more or less stained for ever.



When Mick F refered to it as 'Landrover swivel hub grease' you just KNOW that it will make a right mess of everything.... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
11 Jun 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Isle of Man NOT set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Isle of Man set to adopt compulsory cycle helmet use.

I've cycled round the TT circuit on a Brompton - the climb out of Ramsey up to the mountain was a killer but what a view when you get up there.

It's a lovely place and definitely recommended but avoid the first couple of weeks in June... :shock:
by Tiberius
10 Jun 2020, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 8884

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Is he back yet ??....Anyone HEARD anything ??..... :shock:
by Tiberius
9 Jun 2020, 5:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Winter bike?

I ride just about every day in all weather. I have a couple of lovely bikes that I'm very fussy about, there is no way that I could ride them through winter so I do have a winter bike that I always completely refurbish in summer. I have a Genesis 'Flyer' originally a single speeder, steel frame with...
by Tiberius
5 Jun 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 31
Views: 6214

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

BlackPanther wrote:! So I now have a large deposit towards the motorbike I've been lusting after


Want = A motorbike.......Lust = DUCATI !!!!...... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
24 May 2020, 6:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Protection
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Frame Protection

In my experience....It goes on easier, fits better and sticks better if you GENTLY heat the tape and the frame with a heat gun. Same again removing it.
by Tiberius
21 May 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towing a car
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: Towing a car

peetee It’s a great idea which I’m surprised no-one else has thought of. The only issue that I can think of is with car insurance. Say you were cycling down a big hill and the car ran you over, would your car insurer pay out if you were to make a claim against yourself for hospital bills/cycle repai...
by Tiberius
17 May 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs
Replies: 51
Views: 1651

Re: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs

My son has just bought a bike with through axels - not the ones that have a QR type release, the axels on his bike unscrew with an allen key. When those wheels are in they are going absolutely nowhere. I don't know if they have a downside or if they are considered 'heavy' but I do know that when the...
by Tiberius
17 May 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff questions
Replies: 59
Views: 1856

Re: Rohloff questions

I have a Troll with the OEM2 plate. It works well. To get the chain off I just loosen the QR, flop the chain tug off to one side, push the wheel forward a touch and the chain can be derailed from the chainset and set to one side off the sprocket so allowing the wheel to be pulled back. The OEM bolt...
by Tiberius
16 May 2020, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs
Replies: 51
Views: 1651

Re: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs

To be honest, if selling a bike I would sell it working order with a QR correctly done up.... once it has left my possession then it is not of my concern if the buyer is unable to work it out...... Agreed. I sold my son's bike in October. My son is 28 and 6ft 2ins, The bike was a Cube mountain bike...
by Tiberius
16 May 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?

I've used both types - no operation issues with either (all Cateye) BUT....Thanks to the dreadful roads around here, I have had two wireless heads fly out of the original mounts and end up under the wheels of cars (two different bikes-two different mounts-two different heads) Problem solved by using...
by Tiberius
11 May 2020, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4223

Re: Is it me?

It is definitely not just you, I rarely get a response to a cheery 'morning' from other cyclists. The lady on her bike, with a basket on the front, going for a Sunday paper will reply, but there's nothing from the overwhelming majority of cyclists. I used to think it was probably a North Yorkshire t...
by Tiberius
3 May 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

[quote="Des49"
I do have to run a tensioner and not sure if the 1/8th will clear this.
[/quote]

A 1/8 chain would not run through my Rohloff chain tensioner, I had to use a 3/32 chain.
by Tiberius
25 Apr 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary
Replies: 57
Views: 1591

Re: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary

you made your bed you lie on it: ^^^ That..... :wink: Most of my friends (really) are self employed, mainly gas/heating engineers and plumbers. They have all worked PAYE, but for a number of reasons they have decided to work self employed. TO A MAN they are happy to tell me how much they fiddle the...