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by Mike_Ayling
4 Oct 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

BRucey.. just finished a repair on a friends work colleague commuter bike or cheap full sus Halfords 27.5 wheeled BSO .. and i have yet to witness a worse case of gross miss use.. wish i had taken some pics.. however my chum asked me to have a look at this chaps bike, warning me not to part with it...
by Mike_Ayling
28 Sep 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2079

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

A large number of people posting on CycleBlaze are riding e bikes and seldom complain about not finding a charging point.

The Crazyguy has a separate ghetto for e bike journals on his site but I don't go there much so i don't what the experience is there.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
21 Sep 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting a Biria low-step to a Thule ball-mounted track
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Fitting a Biria low-step to a Thule ball-mounted track

I think you will require one of those bars that attach to the seat post and the head stem that used to be quite popular when carrying a traditional female step through on a bike beak. Then you put the Thule hook over the accessory bar. I am surprised that this is not mentioned in the Thule instructi...
by Mike_Ayling
12 Sep 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 476
Views: 48445

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

This notice can now be found in many French churches: En entrant dans cette église, il est possible que vous entendiez l'appel de Dieu. Par contre, il n’est pas susceptible de vous contacter par téléphone. Merci d'avoir éteint votre téléphone. Si vous souhaitez parler à Dieu, entrez, choisissez un e...
by Mike_Ayling
11 Sep 2019, 12:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 1121

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

Leather flip open case bought from Choina vis Ebay. I was born in 1942. I had a 2G flip phone and when they closed our 2G network I got a smart phone because I was tired of trying to write texts on the alpha numeric keypad. It is pay as I go but as I transferred my plan from the old phone I don't ha...
by Mike_Ayling
9 Sep 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?
Replies: 20
Views: 1619

Re: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?

Thatsme wrote:I have a San Marco Rolls, which is very comfortable. It has been used with drop handlebars & now Thorn comfort bars for an upright ride.


I have five bikes in the shed each with a San Marco Rolls.

Three flat bar and two on drop bar bikes.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
4 Sep 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: Workstand

I have a Park stand but I want one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tacx-T3075-Cyclemotion-Stand/dp/B000NNRBCY/ref=asc_df_B000NNRBCY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310164787656&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10177979870517518119&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=...
by Mike_Ayling
2 Sep 2019, 7:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 30
Views: 1593

Re: Bike security

I thought that carbon rims broke rather than bent - so the racks could be referred to as wheel benders/brakers!
by Mike_Ayling
26 Aug 2019, 12:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 476
Views: 48445

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

The lads cycled to Bryn Hall YH, near Bangor. They were assigned to spud bashing The warder cast a stern eye over their work 'No you have not done, now you may peel the peelings', she bleated :? I don't get it. They're in Wales and she's bleating - is she a sheep? No, she was a warder, a very power...
by Mike_Ayling
24 Aug 2019, 1:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Burglary for car keys when you dont have a car
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Burglary for car keys when you dont have a car

DaveGos wrote:Met up with an old cycling friend. He had recently been broken into . He lets his neighbour park a BMW on his drive , He got broken into the police said they were after the car keys


Very difficult to hot wire a modern motor vehicle.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
24 Aug 2019, 1:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: New Pump

The Zefal HPX only has a dimple for a pump pip in the top of the handle. Consequently you would only be able to mount a Zefal HPX with the bottom of the pump in the junction of the seat tube and top tube, and it has a rather angular protruding valve lever on which I think you would run the risk of ...
by Mike_Ayling
24 Aug 2019, 1:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16120

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

larger version of the above, plus some others https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/112645201703-0-1/s-l1000.jpg https://a.1stdibscdn.com/original-vintage-bicycle-advertising-poster-for-triumph-cycles-coventry-69-for-sale/1121189/f_112566811530601960628/11256681_master.jpg?width=768 https://i.pinimg.com/o...
by Mike_Ayling
22 Aug 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: New Pump

I have a "pump pip" on the head tube of my bike for an under top tube pump but not on the seat tube - will these Zefal frame fit pumps still fit - do they have a hole in one end to locate on the pip? Yes, you only need one pip. Unless you're Gladys Knight... :D I add a wrap od double side...
by Mike_Ayling
21 Aug 2019, 2:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?
Replies: 20
Views: 1619

Re: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?

I think that it's a fit thing in every way. For me a B17 is simply too fat, the B17 narrow is good but nothing that special. My go-to is the San Marco Regal (nicknamed the Belgian Sofa by pro team riders). After that it's the San Marco C40 Bontrager - long discontinued. It's a try and see thing. Th...