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by Si
11 Aug 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glyphosate
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: Glyphosate

Weeds.
Surrounded by scrubland and woodland here, so seeds of everything come in.


You need pigs....

Also trying to get rid of invasive bamboo. Slow process with bamboo.


...pigs and pandas.
by Si
11 Aug 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Why would you do that

A friend did it and said that there was a lot of waiting around due to the heavy rain and the tragic death of one rider. Maybe they were just getting cold, didn't want to wait and decided to skip ahead to where they could start riding again? Or, possibly, if there is a time cut off and they were wor...
by Si
9 Aug 2018, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3788

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

If we were to ban items of religious clothing then we have to do it for the right reason.......that is because it frees those concerned from some kind of oppression rather than because its a group of people doing things differently to the way that we do them, or for scoring political points. If we d...
by Si
7 Aug 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 92
Views: 1987

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

I wonder if some people tend to go for the spirally ones because the multistrand compressionless ones are such a PITA to cut unless you have a very good cutter! Getting a proper cable cutter was a revelation for me.

I am also learning to hate internal cabling with a vengeance.
by Si
6 Aug 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The hot weather could last until october
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: The hot weather could last until october

According to the Met Office, the hot hot weather currently being experienced in the UK and Europe could last until October due to an unusual weather phenomenon called "summer". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45085034 No it couldn't...I've off camping for two weeks from this weekend so expe...
by Si
6 Aug 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 48
Views: 1280

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

I got these brakes on my new bike not long ago. Compared to the BB7 on my other bike I have to say the brakes were a tad disappointing. Changing the pads from the stock ones to Discobrakes copper free (https://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=14&p=100&tb=001) has made a lot of differen...
by Si
3 Aug 2018, 7:25am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Url code not working
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Url code not working

Links that have started with https: but without a www. have always been suspect on the forum. Theres a thread about it somewhere.
by Si
2 Aug 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 464
Views: 14153

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I also chose cable over hydro for my new bike. Reasons being, much as John has said: - maintenance is much easier - reliability may be the same but damage out on the ride is probably going to be less terminal - I've had a BB7 on the MTB for ages and was very happy with it - bigger choice of levers t...
by Si
1 Aug 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating chain without contaminating rotors ?
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Lubricating chain without contaminating rotors ?

I've a rotor that has GT85 or Finish Line? spray lube on it (I'm not too worried about the pads - they were about to be replaced anyway) - reading the font of all knowledge (the interweb) there seem more opinions about cleaning rotors than there are starts in the sky. Although popular ones seem to b...
by Si
1 Aug 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating chain without contaminating rotors ?
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Lubricating chain without contaminating rotors ?

Following on.....once you have succeeded in contaminating your rotor and pads, whats the easiest/best way to purify them again?
by Si
30 Jul 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: EXUSTAR SS 503 Sandals (SPD)
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: EXUSTAR SS 503 Sandals (SPD)

I have now done several hundred miles in them plus a reasonable amount of walking. the upsides: - some people have complained about the feel of the sole underfoot - I can see why - it did feel very strange at the start but now I don't notice it at all. - comfort - excellent.....I've only worn a diff...
by Si
30 Jul 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear frame to Fixed.
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Gear frame to Fixed.

I have also seen folk using a spring loaded tensioner with fixed. I think this actually works OK provided the chain slack taken up by the tensioner is small enough; what seems to happen is that the lower run pulls straight when back-pedalling, but there is not so much slack that the chain either de...
by Si
29 Jul 2018, 11:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's raining!
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: It's raining!

Pouring down . But still had some one turn up to do learn to ride today....without a coat! But be got stuck in, seemed to love it...just kept going despite being sosked to the skin. Chapeau.to him and our instructor, Paul, who stayed out with him, giving loads of encouragement.