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by Airsporter1st
9 Oct 2019, 5:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

They are called “bicycle frame transport spacers” or similar.

See below. Note that this particular vendor includes a spacer for the front fork in the price.

https://www.condorcycles.com/products/c ... ame-spacer
by Airsporter1st
6 Oct 2019, 5:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter

No x-ray vision, to my great regret - just an ability to look at a photograph and determine that the item in question is affixed to a rubber hose using a jubilee clip.
by Airsporter1st
5 Oct 2019, 6:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter

Looking at the adverts/pictures, it is clear that this will not connect directly to your compressor schrader fitting.
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

For me therefore, there is no question that isotonic drinks are essential when exerting oneself in hot climates. Whether the same applies when engaged in sporting activities in more temperate climates, I'm not sure. Except people have been working hard in hot climates for thousands of years before ...
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

I would dispute that good quality isotonic drinks are junk food. A doctor prescribes electrolytes, which are the essentially the same thing, for dehydration. I've yet to come across a doctor who prescribes food and water under the same circumstances. Isostar: sugars, salts, acids, flavouring, starc...
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearing preload
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Hub bearing preload

I would say not. The QR applies a 'squeezing' force axially across the hub which does not occur with a properly installed solid hub.

IMHO, of course - no doubt someone else will drop in and point out my errors, shortly.
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

[...] But to say that this means the sports drink is superior to whatever a normal person would consume leading up to or during exercise just isn’t generalizable, she says. “Who starves themselves overnight and then goes to perform some exercise?” Me, every six months, on the way to a blood test. O...
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

Only my personal experience and not necessarily representative of the world at large, but I worked for many years in the M.E., regularly at ambient temperatures exceeding 35degC and up to as high as 56degC. The work involved a great deal of manual labour and walking fair distances in full sun. Initi...
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your Best Roxy Music Track
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Your Best Roxy Music Track

If There is Something - Live in Lyon

The solo saxophonist is great and I like the whole performance, without actually being able to say why!
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brinelling
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: brinelling

Brinelling, of the sort you are concerned about, usually affects stationary (rotationally speaking) bearings which are subjected to vibration for lengthy periods. This used to affect our cargo pumps on long ocean voyages, when the pumps would not be used for as much as 2 months. Whether your relativ...
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19798

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

............. a cyclist who dismounts is no longer a cyclist ................. dispel any ambiguity. Just a little thought for you to consider. I am a cyclist. People know me as a cyclist. I'm a cyclist, even though I'm sitting in my armchair typing this. I'm a cyclist through and through. What you...
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 245
Views: 14330

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

An expert might say that the language* used by my critics says more about them than it does about me * not the sort of thing one would use face-to-face, right? :? An expert might also say that some one who presses buttons on pedestrian crossings in a claimed attempt to slow down or make safe motor ...
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 8:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eight O'clock Pips
Replies: 31
Views: 2115

Re: Eight O'clock Pips

Let me tell you the scenario. We no longer listen to analogue radio. The last car had one, but this one has DAB and that's what it's set to and works flawlessly. In the house, we listen online via stereo speakers plugged into the iMac in the livingroom, and over a set of bluetooth speakers fed from...
by Airsporter1st
4 Feb 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 245
Views: 14330

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

My opinions have been formed in like manner, as a cyclist first I shall not be complaining about your strong language, not sure if it is the sort of thing that should appear here mind, but I find it entertaining, Plus One! As my sark early in the thread, replying to another of your button-pressing ...
by Airsporter1st
4 Feb 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 245
Views: 14330

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

reohn2 wrote:<snip>That said the OP's antics serve only to frustrate drivers,cause unnecessary congestion and more pollution,and as such is counter productive.


...... and could, under certain circumstances, be downright dangerous.