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by botty
23 Jan 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?
Replies: 80
Views: 1870

Re: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?

Embrace the bling. This is my daily ride and I have a 1952 Holdsworth in the same colour
my bike.jpg
by botty
30 Oct 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1382

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

I've been a motorcyclist for 30+ years, a cyclist for the past 10 and a belated car driver recently. I would prefer cars to stay in the normal lane position OR move a little left. Don't try to accommodate people coming up your inside.
by botty
23 Sep 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin B12 dosage
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: Vitamin B12 dosage

Taken from the British national formulary (what the NHS bases treatments on):

Vitamin B12 deficiency of dietary origin
By mouth
For Adult
50–150 micrograms daily, dose to be taken between meals.
by botty
17 Aug 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocity Atlas touring rims
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Velocity Atlas touring rims

Sadly when I went back to pick up the bike with rebuilt wheels they had disposed of the rims..........
by botty
17 Aug 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycleur de luxe shoes
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Cycleur de luxe shoes

I really love my Cycleur de luxe shoes I bought as a distress purchase at a retro Ronde event a few years ago. Sadly they are reaching the end of their useful life. Their current 'crash' version appear to be closest to my current pair (unfortunate name that). Does anyone know of a UK source of these...
by botty
12 Jul 2019, 5:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocity Atlas touring rims
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Velocity Atlas touring rims

The tyres are run at 50 PSI so I would not have thought that would be the problem.

I can't do a photo as the bike is in the bike shop.
by botty
11 Jul 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocity Atlas touring rims
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Velocity Atlas touring rims

Because I wanted 650B size? because I wanted different aesthetics?

Back to the question. Anyone used these and have experience of their longevity?
by botty
11 Jul 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocity Atlas touring rims
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Velocity Atlas touring rims

Anyone used these and have experience of their longevity? https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/atlas-584 I hade some made up in 650b size on a custom frame build up and have probably done no more than 600 miles. The shop that built the frame/wheels/bike build are doing a service prior to me star...
by botty
26 Jun 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

Use string. See from about 2 minutes 45 sec in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO8DcaOJzrA
by botty
5 Jun 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Net tax contribution
Replies: 36
Views: 1102

Re: Net tax contribution

[quoteLike many things I suspect this raises the question as to how the numbers are counted. At the moment I will be a net drain as I have three kids in school (costing the taxpayer approx 15k) but in in 30 years I will have three kids earning and contributing; vs my DINKY friends who claim nothing ...
by botty
27 May 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Probably this, the same cause of the pink films found in bathrooms:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serratia_marcescens
by botty
26 Feb 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]
Replies: 25
Views: 3372

Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

Grill over the sewerage outflow from your house should do it. Suitable items would break up and flow through the grill. Unsuitable items will be trapped on YOUR premises and resulting fatberg becomes your responsibility to clear. Simple.
by botty
24 Sep 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Back peddling brake
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Back peddling brake

I suspect it is no more than your unfamiliarity with that type of brake. One of my bikes (that I made the frame for myself from 853 tubing) has a SA duomatic hub with back pedal brake. Yes it takes some readjustment initially when riding, yes I have to be careful to stop with the cranks in the posit...
by botty
24 Sep 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I sell my Mercian?
Replies: 55
Views: 2368

Re: Should I sell my Mercian?

I think point a) above only applies if you qualify by saying "does well". 250 off road touring miles on a 2 speed sit up a and beg town bike anyone?

Most bikes are able to do most things but some bikes do some things better than others. I do have 4 bikes to choose from though.