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by slowster
4 Dec 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 741
Views: 16015

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

We can note that prior to the crash and during Labour's apparently reckless spending, Osborne committed a future Tory govt to match Labour spending plans. Naturally, this has been airbrushed from history. Prior to the crash the Tories' policy on the UK financial sector and the banks was that more d...
by slowster
3 Dec 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wrong diagnosis (thankfully) front disc
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Wrong diagnosis (thankfully) front disc

It sounds to me like the problem of vibration and braking force transmitted by the front disc causing the bolt to gradually loosen. Whether you use allen key skewers or QR skewers, what matters is whether the skewer is sufficiently tightened (although I think I recall a comment by Brucey that it's p...
by slowster
3 Dec 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?

Something else which you might need or want to take into account, is that most manufacturers of carbon forks stipulate that there should be no more than 30mm of spacers under the stem. That said, I suspect that that figure has been chosen on a somewhat precautionary basis, since the amount of stress...
by slowster
3 Dec 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for strongest rear wheel
Replies: 60
Views: 5176

Re: Recommendation for strongest rear wheel

I've swapped Shimano freehubs between hubs a couple of times. They seem to be generally compatible between hubs but the sealing ring seems to be specific to the hub so you might need to swap this between freehubs. I'm confused. I thought that when swapping freehubs between different models of Shima...
by slowster
2 Dec 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 999

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

To add another data point, I'm running an XD2 46/36/26 triple with TA rings and a Campag 10 speed chain and derailleurs. Front shifting is OK (not as slick as with components all from the same groupset, but OK), and I cannot recall the chain skipping on the middle chainring. That's not to say it has...
by slowster
2 Dec 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But I can’t see the catch here. A price difference of £71 for what seems to be the same product is amazing. How many more companies stick a premium price on their products on the strength of a name? Many, I suspect. It is especially pleasing th...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1275

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

How long before Corbyn invites the terrorists family to the House of Parliament for tea ................... :( Corbyn was vilified for taking up the cause of the Guildford Four. The judge of their case regretted his inability to hang them. You may remember they were eventually found to be innocent ...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1275

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

My view is that the trial of David was flawed, had he not been a Policeman (now retired) the jury would likely have reached a different outcome. IMHO the actions of SYP are indefensible and drastically below the level of honesty and integrity that our constabulary should practice. I’d have filled t...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "PAUL'S" thumbies / "KELLY" take-offs for skinflints
Replies: 258
Views: 56924

Re: "PAUL'S" thumbies / "KELLY" take-offs for skinflints

Apologies for reviving an old thread, but this photograph of a Spa steel tourer in their ex-demo clearance bikes section here caught my eye. Spa state that the photograph is for illustrative purposes only, but even so it looks like they have built a bike with some form of shifter mount similar to 53...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1275

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

our Judicial system has failed and as such Justice has not been served. You can wrap it up anyway you like but at the end of the day criminals (for that's what they are) have escaped the judgement of guilt that they so richly deserve and the consequences of their actions. Madness and anarchy is whe...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1275

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

How long before Corbyn invites the terrorists family to the House of Parliament for tea ................... :( Which was worse or better: Corbyn's willingness to talk to the IRA and Sein Fein and seek to engage them in a political peace process, and be seen to do so, or the actions of Conservative ...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

My understanding is that the only significant functional difference between the two is weight, i.e. I don't think the butted version is supposed to flex more and be more comfortable (whereas the 'sell your first born expensive' carbon bar reportedly does dampen vibration more than the aluminium bars...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Another reason not to buy a new stem straight away is that you may want/need to have the Jones bars higher than your current drop bars. The general recommendation is to have Jones bars at a height roughly level with your saddle (or possibly even a bit higher). Depending upon how much of the steerer ...
by slowster
1 Dec 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

If the Jones bars are 22.2mm (7/8") OD then you should buy levers which have a short cable pull (for cantis and some DP brakes) if you want to keep the brakes. However it would almost certainly be a lot easier to source V-brake levers (there would certainly be a lot more choice) and to use the...