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by Grandad
8 Sep 2021, 4:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lighting up time - attachment point
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Lighting up time - attachment point

Assume it's a steel fork
by Grandad
1 Sep 2021, 4:50pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Orbea Vibe H30
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Orbea Vibe H30

I swapped the standard 34 tooth bottom sprocket on my Orbea Gain for a 40 tooth. This has improved the level of assistance on the steeper hills.
by Grandad
18 Aug 2021, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why the paper cups?
Replies: 22
Views: 1245

Re: Why the paper cups?

My latte during this morning's ride came in the traditional tall glass cup / beaker(?}
by Grandad
13 Aug 2021, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Plymouth
Replies: 120
Views: 2236

Re: Plymouth

From the BBC News website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58207064
by Grandad
10 Aug 2021, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maybe a Racing Trike coming to me
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Maybe a Racing Trike coming to me

I've ridden various trikes over the last 55 years but have never come across a Joashim. Is it definitely an English one?
by Grandad
7 Aug 2021, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use a cape
Replies: 104
Views: 3764

Re: Does anyone still use a cape

Saw a review of one a few days ago. Very traditional with an added hood big enough to accommodate a helmet. £120!
by Grandad
29 Jul 2021, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bearings for bottom bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Bearings for bottom bracket

Square taper, normally can change.
Or replace with a sealed unit
by Grandad
28 Jul 2021, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uninsured e scooters seized
Replies: 50
Views: 1679

Uninsured e scooters seized

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/ ... ht-251401/
"Uninsured e scooters seized during Kent Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour"

Are e-scooters subjectto compulsory insurance?
I suspect the real reason was the anti-social use and that the newspaper reporter added his own misinformation about insurance
by Grandad
27 Jul 2021, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Radio show on Hi-Vis.
Replies: 67
Views: 2338

Re: Radio show on Hi-Vis.

one of those fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs
Tarring many totally honest manual workers with a very nasty brush

Typical politician.
by Grandad
16 Jul 2021, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tubes in tubeless ready wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Inner tubes in tubeless ready wheels

My Orbea Gain e-bike came with inner tubes in tubeless ready wheels. Read up about tubeless and decided that for me the cons outweighed the pros.

Cheepo tyres were very stiff and a real fight to get off. Fitted better quality slightly more supple tyres but only a minimal improvement in the fight to get them off. LBS suggested that a narrower rim tape would give more space and it did the trick.

I thought the problem was solved but the plastic tape moved, causing a puncture when it exposed a spoke cut out. Tried an adhesive cotton tape but it was not sticky enough and it also moved, resulting in another puncture. Today I put a bostic type glue on the rim before fitting another adhesive rim tape.

If this doesn't work I will be swapping to old school non tubeless ready rims.

Has anyone else had problems with inner tubes in tubeless ready rims?
by Grandad
14 Jul 2021, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your first proper road bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Your first proper road bike?

Second hand semi drop bars BSA, bought in 1950 from East Lane in Camberwell for £3. Rode it to Waterloo station for the train home, successfully negotiating my first experience of tramlines.

Progressed to something better , when the frame broke grandmother lent me the £9 17s 6p to buy a Claud Butler frame which I collected from the factory in Clapham.

Some years later I bought another London made frame - Dan Genner in Colliers Wood
by Grandad
8 Jul 2021, 3:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Citroen Ami - Waddya Reckon?
Replies: 119
Views: 3021

Re: Citroen Ami - Waddya Reckon?

What's the speed limit on "minor roads"?

Round here, it's 30mph and 20mph.
Difficult to reach 30mph on many of them due to bends.
In Kent most of he smaller lanes have no restrictions so the national 70mph applies. It's not unusual to emerge from a 70mph narrow lane on to a far wider road with a 40 or 50 mph limit sign
by Grandad
8 Jul 2021, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What Cycles do the Elderly and those with Impaired Health Ride?
Replies: 73
Views: 3738

Re: What Cycles do the Elderly and those with Impaired Health Ride?

Never thought about it that way -- you forget you don't need to be balancing like you are on a bike so just sit and winch yourself up.
Getting more of an appealing machine.
I made good use of this when riding an upright trike, to the extent of coming to a standstill for a brief respite on a particularly steep bit.