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by jimlews
13 Feb 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: 'Mighty' branded freehub

Thanks to all who replied. All very encouraging. I'll have to grasp the nettle and strip it down and relube. Nothing to suggest that there is anything wrong at this stage.

Brucey, the semi fluid grease you mention; would that be the stuff for Land Rover swivel hubs?
by jimlews
12 Feb 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 498

'Mighty' branded freehub

Some years ago I bought a 'Mighty' branded freehub, I think from SJS. If memory serves, it cost about £ 5.00 - it looks like a Shimano cop-off. Takes a nine speed cassette. It's been doing service on a old ridgid Saracen Sahara MTB, mostly light (summer) road use for aprox 5 years, so paid for itsel...
by jimlews
4 Feb 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 21
Views: 1990

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

Just to get the pulse racing...

Hilary Stone.com has a similar Jack Taylor ladies bike priced at £ 875.
by jimlews
11 Jan 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: British Eagle

Assuming it is a good fit, you can't go far wrong with one of those.

I seem to remember that CJ tested one for Cycle Touring magazine many years ago, he reckoned it was as good or better than its Raleigh,Dawes and Claud Butler rivals.

Also, you have that rare beast, a Welsh built bicycle!
by jimlews
1 Jan 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1500

Re: Bike washing

When the mud is dry brush it with an old tooth brush then wash with a bucket and sponge. You can put the brush and bucket on the ground floor then go and get the bike. I doubt anyone will steal your brush and bucket whilst you are getting your bike. +1 Stand bike on newspapers, brush off dry mud on...
by jimlews
27 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4883

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

NUKe wrote: No I don’t fling it up a tree, I wouldn’t be able to reach it, I hang it on low branch slightly out of the way so I can pick it up on the way back.


Take it with you!

Bag it up and put it in your pocket. Sovereign cure for cold hands!!
by jimlews
20 Sep 2018, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: N+1: A fast commuter reverie
Replies: 48
Views: 1511

Re: N+1: A fast commuter reverie

And this is a technical question :?:
by jimlews
5 Sep 2018, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1628

Re: Tyre size poll

foxyrider wrote:
jimlews wrote:Can someone explain, what is the point of this?

If it needs explaining you've already missed it.


Market research?
by jimlews
4 Sep 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1628

Re: Tyre size poll

Can someone explain, what is the point of this?
by jimlews
22 Aug 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 92
Views: 4839

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

You know you're getting old when you forget to do up your fly afterwards.

You know you're getting really old when you forget to undo your fly before.
by jimlews
10 Jul 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano shoes - do cleat covers exist for these ?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Shimano shoes - do cleat covers exist for these ?

And are 'cleat covers' available for EXUSTAR? One of mine went AWOL mid-ride.
by jimlews
3 Jul 2018, 7:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1130

Re: Road ahead closed

Here in sunny Gwent the authorities close a large number of roads - for the Velothon - most inconvenient for ordinary cyclists and cannot endear us to other road users.
by jimlews
27 Jun 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Physiology of a Cyclist
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Physiology of a Cyclist

Tangled Metal wrote:
It's like when your partner catches you looking at a member of the opposite sex on a bike and they're not bothered because they know you're looking at the bike! :D


Your bike gets jealous though! They are all female; 'the contrary evidence of a cross-bar, notwithstanding'.
by jimlews
21 Jun 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RSW 16
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: RSW 16

Trains do indeed stop at 'Dod, or you could fly into Llandegley International Airport; terminal five.
by jimlews
20 Jun 2018, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RSW 16
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: RSW 16

Just like waltzing in gumboots