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by GranvilleThomas
15 May 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

Flying squirrel, ha, ha, I think that's hilarious. :lol: If you want some funny translations then look no further than Wales. Take a look at these road signs that were badly translated into Welsh on the 'cyclingwales' website: : https://www.cyclingwales.co.uk/badlytranslated.html I have also experie...
by GranvilleThomas
13 May 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

One thing to check Is the vertical alignment of the magnet with sensor, as well as the horizontal distance. I recently changed to a new wireless computer (BBB) having used Cateyes previously. I could not get the BBB computer to work, even with a spacing of 2mm from magnet to sensor, (with sensor an...
by GranvilleThomas
9 May 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: How to get the cycle computer magnet closer to the sensor

I had problems getting an Aldi wireless computer to work because the spoke magnet was too far away from the sensor and angling the sensor in was not an option as this just caused the speed reading to jump erratically all over the place. The forks are Spinner cro-mo on an old Raleigh Dyna-tech (1993)...
by GranvilleThomas
15 Jan 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I used Gatorskins as my main commuting tyres for a few years and while I found them very stiff and dead feeling and personally found them deadly on road metalwork and white lines when the roads were wet, (which is most of the time in the winter) there was never any question about their durability a...
by GranvilleThomas
15 Jan 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I used Gatorskins as my main commuting tyres for a few years and while I found them very stiff and dead feeling and personally found them deadly on road metalwork and white lines when the roads were wet, (which is most of the time in the winter) there was never any question about their durability an...
by GranvilleThomas
17 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace battery on bikemate helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Replace battery on bikemate helmet

Hi, My bikemate helmet batteries need replacing. I looked on YouTube but no joy. Anyone help? Thanks They have sold a few, what features does it have? Lights, bluetooth speakers, indicators, inflatable life raft ? Is there a sticker inside with a model number? Might help to narrow down the search a...
by GranvilleThomas
7 Nov 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Best Track Pump

I have a Halfords, Bikehut Performance Track Bike Pump with Gauge. I cant remember exactly how long ago I purchased it but it was definitely before I moved to my present address, so that must be over 8 yrs ago. Used regularly to pump up my daughters mountain bikes and bmx shrader valved tubes and my...
by GranvilleThomas
3 Nov 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know the chinese brand called XYZ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Anyone know the chinese brand called XYZ ?

I have not heard of the company myself, but then again I have no intention of purchasing any carbon fibre items let alone wheels.

They seem to have a YouTube channel, (XYZ CARBON WHEEL PRODUCTION) I don't know if you have seen this yet?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk3l- ... lTw/videos
by GranvilleThomas
8 Oct 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

Tin of 3-in-1 left behind in the garage when I moved in. I didn't use it on the transmission until the tin of BP oil left next to it had run out. In wet weather it needs re-applying more than once a week, and it does build up a tarry deposit if you don't clean parts for a couple of weeks. I tend to...
by GranvilleThomas
13 Aug 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals

bary_hoban.jpeg It looks very much like the British Eagle - Barry Hoban bike I had in the mid 80's. It had a 531cs frame set and 531 forks, it was a very nice bike to ride and I regret selling it. The one I had was more of a blue fade and mine had Campagnolo Triomphe gears and shifters and black br...
by GranvilleThomas
10 Aug 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why CO2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1613

Re: Why CO2?

Well according to Wikipedia, by volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, so surely this car tyre filled with nitrogen business is all a scam?

Or maybe I am missing something?

Would not be the first time :D
by GranvilleThomas
10 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 7313

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Living in that area for many years I am aware that it is populated by many tiresome old farts who no doubt are very influential on the council. Disturb their peace with a gathering of lycra clad oiks at your peril... In the long run the cycling fratenernity will triumph. Al I tend to agree with you...
by GranvilleThomas
8 Aug 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 7313

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I could be totally wrong and my version of events are (probably) completely without any basis in accuracy whatsoever, so please don't take any notice of the following: The cafe was originally a pub called the 'The Snooty Fox' , the pub closed down due to a lack of customers as many pubs have in rece...
by GranvilleThomas
2 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15635

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I feel that my footprints are over all of that picture, on the beach and in the hills, and my wake in the sea: I know Arfon and Ynys Mon so well that it is the land of my heart. Since this is a cycling forum I want to add that I must have ridden every inch of road there too. Such memories, of sunsh...
by GranvilleThomas
2 Aug 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15635

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

https://i0.wp.com/www.mbird.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/this-is-my-truth-tell-me-yours-4faffbc1d79d2.jpg?fit=639%2C291 That's Traeth Llanddwyn (Newborough Beach), Ynys Mon. My self and my partner camped just off Newborough Beach a few years ago, not supposed to but we managed to avoid the Warden...