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by Mike_Ayling
4 Feb 2019, 1:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 201
Views: 18609

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

brynpoeth wrote:CGOAB
Crazy Girl/Guy On A Bike


Neil Gunton coined that term about twenty years ago!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
4 Feb 2019, 1:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 201
Views: 18609

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

brynpoeth wrote:Bluebottle - policeperson (merseymouth)



Bluebottle to describe a member of the constabulary is hardly new.

I encountered the term in a novel that I read at least sixty years ago!
by Mike_Ayling
4 Feb 2019, 12:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 2989

Re: Touring saddle

When you find something that you like, buy three then when you need another you have one on the shelf. Some makes/models become discontinued. I like selle San Marco Rolls saddles and have one on each of: Thorn Mercury Thorn tandem Surly LHT Fixie and shopping/pub bike which is an old steel machine c...
by Mike_Ayling
29 Jan 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??
Replies: 33
Views: 3176

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

I have used '18 to 25' tubes up to 32mm tyres and conti race 28-32 tubes in 37mm tyre and 26 inch tubes in 700c tyres countless times over the years and although I cannot guarantee it I have never had any problem. After a while you forget what tube is in. After stretching I suppose the tube is effe...
by Mike_Ayling
28 Jan 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 4034

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

A Rohloff is so much easier!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Jan 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly

The elderly here in Melbourne Australia fang around on ebikes! Step through frame good, 1 X 10 wide range cassette not so good. These may be great for mountain bikers who can afford a new chain each week but for the codger market a 1 X 11 IGH would be better on the low maintainance front although th...
by Mike_Ayling
23 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1873

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Last time I used a bottle dynamo was about sixty years ago and at that time they provided plenty of drag as well as plenty of light if you were riding fast enough! I am told that most people cannot detect if their hub dynamos are switched on or not and most riders never turn them off, running lights...
by Mike_Ayling
13 Jan 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice for 26" Day Touring/Semi-slick Tyre ?
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: Advice for 26" Day Touring/Semi-slick Tyre ?

I like the Supremes as well. Pity about the sizing problem.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
4 Jan 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

When I found that the R&K unit was attached to the bars using four screws I decided that the cable was redundant and did not instal it.

Just check the screws for tightness now and again.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
4 Jan 2019, 3:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

A very happy R&K user here.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
31 Dec 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker reporting in.
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Oldjohnw wrote:
Under EU law you should be able to expect an item like an ebike to last 6 years. I got a total refund for a laptop from Currys once after 3 years, using EU law.


Another post Brexit what if scenario to be considered!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
31 Dec 2018, 11:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Roadside Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 1596

Re: Roadside Recovery

Here in Victoria Orstralia our State motorists organisation runs a similar service, details as per the link. https://www.racv.com.au/on-the-road/roadside-assistance/bike-assist.html An 80 year old lady that I ride with had a puncture on her through axle disc braked road bike. All the males in the gr...
by Mike_Ayling
26 Dec 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reduced mileage!
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: A reduced mileage!

When you blokes get to >75 then you really have problems.

My lungs don't mind but my legs definitely don't like hills any longer.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Dec 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: what is the longest German word?

brynpoeth wrote:The long words are just made of many short words joined together, simples



Exactly.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
23 Dec 2018, 9:08pm
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."

On a bush walk in Australia with a group of Venturers an older experienced leader suggested to one of the Venturers that although apple cores were bio degradable another introduced species into the wild may have unintended consequences by displacing the natural vegetation. We have introduced some re...