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by smcknighty
13 Dec 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: yet another brake thread; not all about discs
Replies: 111
Views: 3660

Re: yet another brake thread; not all about discs

I’ve experienced brake fade a couple of times. I’ve also experienced brake lock up( presumably fluid expansion) accompanied with a cherry red glowing disc on a particularly steep downhill. When I experience Brake fade I invariably swap the fluid afterwards, in my experience it’s fade not loss. This ...
by smcknighty
19 Nov 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2684

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

Rolls Royce seems like the wrong choice for this. Who owns the British leyland brand these days?


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels
by smcknighty
19 Nov 2020, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dogs: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 2593

Re: Dogs: Why? Why not?

I suppose spending time with an elephant or a giraffe could prove therapeutic,and promote good health,but nwould yoiu want one curled up at yiour feet while watching TV? I would find the acts of breaking wind and licking genitals quite unappealling. Dogs are very non judgemental about this stuff I'...
by smcknighty
19 Nov 2020, 7:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2684

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

Yeah quick google say £14k for 4kwh solar and a 4kwh power wall. The plan would save me a fair bit as I have electric car, even then it doesn’t payback for at least 14 years. If this was subsidised again I’d see people going for it. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hover...
by smcknighty
19 Nov 2020, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2684

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

https://octopus.energy/tesla-energy-plan-faq/

This is a step towards the storage question. Can’t see the power wall or solar paying for itself any time soon, saying that you never know I guess


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels
by smcknighty
29 Oct 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ribble
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Ribble

My stepson has just taken delivery of a Ribble Endurance which looks a nice bike and the service was good and on time. Within a few rides the bar tape started to delaminate so he contacted Ribble. They said to buy a substitute tape and have a LBS fit it and send them the bill. His experience seemed...
by smcknighty
2 Oct 2020, 11:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pop Up Cycle Lanes.
Replies: 28
Views: 1101

Re: Pop Up Cycle Lanes.

No choice I live north of crag bank. It's ok on the road so I've never used that cycle path. I had been riding past it for a year before I noticed it. Utterly pointless. Looking at it it has a point. Put the cyclists in the narrow cycle lane so cars can get by. Otherwise you’d be riding in the road...
by smcknighty
19 Sep 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gang of six-impact on Xmas
Replies: 210
Views: 4533

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

I know someone aged 35 who hasn’t been well enough to work for 6 months, my wife took sheltering very seriously, still caught it and now has breathing problems like severe asthma that aren’t going away. It’s not all about dying. It’s a very unjust disease in that people can take all the risks but no...
by smcknighty
7 Sep 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own? Vote now please
Replies: 120
Views: 4261

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

Had some awkward questions from wife and child at the weekend about this topic. How much did bike x cost, what’s the reason for the different bikes. Glad I’m not alone in my collection. I’m actually about to ebay a couple that I don’t use and won’t use, one folder (days of commuting are gone) and on...
by smcknighty
20 Apr 2020, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 3283

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

As for badgers, we met a gang of them once on an uphill really rural road. They weren’t in any way scared, as we got closer I expected them to run, instead they snarled at which point we picked up the pace, they didn’t even get out of the way of the bikes, had to go round. I'm a trendy consumer. Jus...
by smcknighty
20 Apr 2020, 10:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 3283

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

Rabbit bounced off my spokes last week. That was a first. Hope he was ok, it was a downhill so I couldn’t see him when I looked back. Sparrow hawk or peregrine hit a bird in my garden whilst I was resting in the hammock, was like a missile incoming, just a blur. Not sure which as we saw both circlin...
by smcknighty
6 Nov 2019, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles
Replies: 84
Views: 12460

Re: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles

I’ve been overtaken a few times recently. Now I know why I don’t feel so bad. Is there a way to identify these e bikes other than just them overtaking you


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels
by smcknighty
9 Dec 2018, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts
Replies: 22
Views: 1878

Re: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts

To leave a note for others in the future - non driveside moving back was caused by disc braking. The fix was find an old qr skewer, tighten it to the point of disbelieve that it wasn’t going to shatter. If it slipped again add a quarter of a turn and retry. 40km in its working ok
by smcknighty
6 Dec 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts
Replies: 22
Views: 1878

Re: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts

What happened in the end? I’ve got a surly karate monkey with a Rohloff hub and a wheel that is moving backwards :)
by smcknighty
2 Jun 2016, 8:18am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1282
Views: 50292

Re: It's not rocket science

Badgers do seem to want to attack cyclists - met a family of them on a quiet lane whilst going slowly up a hill. Much growling and anger from the Badgers, I didn't hang around. The absence of badger slappers on bikes is not evidence that badgers don't attack cyclists I'm a trendy consumer. Just look...