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by greyingbeard
12 Oct 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Shimano Tourney

Tourney is low down the Shimano pecking order, but like all Shimano, it works.
for many people thats all that matters.
Do the brakes work ?!?!?! yes
Do the gears work ? yes
by greyingbeard
12 Oct 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arthur Caygill 631 touring framset
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: Arthur Caygill 631 touring framset

Does it matter > does the frame fit you ?
by greyingbeard
12 Oct 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arthur Caygill 631 touring framset
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: Arthur Caygill 631 touring framset

Bike shops have been selling factory frames as "special" with their own labels on for decades
by greyingbeard
9 Oct 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New £13k Specialized audax bike
Replies: 85
Views: 3384

Re: New £13k Specialized audax bike

£13,000 and it WONT make me go faster !!!!!
by greyingbeard
9 Oct 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike

I'm inclined to say - ignore the specs - they are a tad confusing and dont compare like with like - you need to sit on bikes. Shops are generally sold out at the mo, the remainder seems to be VERY expensive bikes and odd sizes - this could be in your favour. Go around ALL the shops you can.
Also look at private sales of used bikes, evilbuy, gumtree etc
Where are you ?
by greyingbeard
9 Oct 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike

This recent thread covers the subject
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=139655
by greyingbeard
9 Oct 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.
Replies: 23
Views: 975

Handlebar padding

Some of you put soft foams etc on your handlebars - for comfort.
Show us what youve done, even better how you did it.
by greyingbeard
8 Oct 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Interupter brake levers

Different brakes require different amounts of cable pull for them to work properly

How much cable to cross top brakes pull ? and what is their optimum brake capiler/canti/etc
by greyingbeard
7 Oct 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 121
Views: 4667

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

I think its high time the police intelligence test (required for all applicants except university graduates) was actually marked. I cannot believe that any of the police people I've conversed with in the last five years could have passed it.

One told me off for causing an obstruction - I'd parked in front of a private garage block to prevent the theft of a car, at risk to my own safety.

two were slouching and chewing gum with their mouths open - at Remeberence Sunday parade.

One said - get away from there in case the "road breaks". A fence panel had blown down in the wind.

One near me has pink hair, she has no knowledge of the law and orders people about based upon emotion. For example, she recently told shops to close that were allowed to be open. No-one has anything but contempt for her. People whistle the tune to the Pink Panther as she goes by. I know that formal complaints have been made against her yet she still carries on. An idiot.

A few weeks ago a plod car drove straight past a car parked on the pavement and the stripes of a zebra crossing while its occupant lit up.

Now we read that the government is going to pass a bill allowing them to break laws. They do already, whats the point ?

They do not reflect society, they drag it down to their level.
by greyingbeard
6 Oct 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 62
Views: 1726

Re: Spiders

peetee wrote:I had one of these in my garden about 20 years ago. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I didn’t even knew that wasp spiders existed.
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Cant mistake that for anything else. I saw one near me a couple of weeks ago. Forin invader slowly moving north.
by greyingbeard
6 Oct 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Frame Weights

So how does a frame builder or designer decide which tubes to use ?

I suspect a lot of the manufacturers are led by fashion and label status, eg This model is 853 so its better etc. Theres probably a lot of engineering software for the big companies to design to an average rider weight, whatever that is.

What about the individual builders ? How do they decide ? Is it pot luck based on experience >? suggesting their early customers may not have got the ideal frame theyd hoped for ?
by greyingbeard
5 Oct 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: From flat bar to drop bars
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: From flat bar to drop bars

All those mods are going to get expensive. Perhaps buy another bike ?
by greyingbeard
5 Oct 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh Documentary on BBC 4 Tonight (5/10)
Replies: 25
Views: 1172

Re: Raleigh Documentary on BBC 4 Tonight (5/10)

Older Raleigh factory films

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w9Hr16V2Ig


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxRQh03BOw

what a horrible Dickensian place the old factory was. Glad I dont have to work there.
by greyingbeard
3 Oct 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bargain inner tubes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Re: bargain inner tubes?

Is someone suggesting that poundland sell <products of sub-optimal quality> ??
Who'd have thought it.