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by fixerupper
23 Feb 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes in Crete
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: eBikes in Crete

I just came across this post ...I live full time in East Crete ..and I've got a ebike and it's brilliant ..I bought a conversion kit from China last year and converted a Specialized Rockhopper ...now I laugh at hills ...why not convert the bikes you have ...
by fixerupper
30 Dec 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you drink too much?
Replies: 110
Views: 3278

Re: Do you drink too much?

Sounds about right to me ...Happy new year ....
by fixerupper
27 Dec 2018, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your tipple?
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: What's your tipple?

Tea for me ...but I prefer it brewed in a pot from loose tea leaves ...tea bags are a horrid invention , just about bearable if camping or in a workshop...But at home real tea every time ...Edit...if anyone is every passing this way pop in for a cuppa .....
by fixerupper
26 Dec 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you drink too much?
Replies: 110
Views: 3278

Re: Do you drink too much?

Yeah I probably do drink to much ,Like all of the people in my village , I have a plot of land and I grow a few red wine grapes on it and make about 200 lts of red wine every year.I give lots of it away to friends and visitors ...if we get invited out to friends houses for a meal I always say "...
by fixerupper
24 Nov 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to brake discs Vs Rims
Replies: 69
Views: 2150

Re: How to brake discs Vs Rims

Yep that is my braking technique on bikes when I was a kid and on motor bikes as a teenager ...and now as a born again MTB cyclist with hydra lic discs. Feather the rear brake to slow and then both brakes together to stop never the front on it's own ....
by fixerupper
13 Nov 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 233
Views: 25030

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I speak english, and can get by in Greek ..I can discuss with my neighbours things like when they are going to pick their grapes and make wine , how many kilos of olives they harvested this year , and how many glasses of Raki they drank last night ...but sadly I cannot discuss Art , Music , or Polit...
by fixerupper
13 Nov 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Arthritis and Cycling Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Arthritis and Cycling Setup

Yeah, I've just turned 65 I have arthritis in my right hip .I gave up eating wheat 3 or4 years ago and it seems to have helped massively ...I bake some real 100% wholemeal dwarf bread now and again when I feel the need ,and enjoy it immensely . I have recently taken up cycling again , bought a secon...
by fixerupper
24 Oct 2018, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Proving I'm me!
Replies: 90
Views: 2502

Re: Proving I'm me!

I was going to Chania (fair sized city in Crete ) a while ago and a friend asked me to pay a bill to her accountant for her at the bank ...she gave me the bank details of the accountant and the cash ....so far so good ...so I did the things I needed to do and then went to find the bank...It was pack...
by fixerupper
14 Oct 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s
Replies: 41
Views: 2052

Re: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s

Yes weaving between vehicles waiting at traffic lights near side or offside can be very tempting ....But it has a downside. Being doored , fag ends down your neck , windscreen washers and wing mirrors....best to just wait behind imho....
by fixerupper
30 Sep 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bikes look so boring?
Replies: 109
Views: 3550

Re: Why do bikes look so boring?

I once worked with a guy in London he was a keen cyclist bought a new Peugeot a sort of muted orange colour, nice bike, first thing he did was spray it with a rattle can grey primer, badly ...it looked odd but no one nicked it ....
by fixerupper
9 Sep 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed

OK here's a thing ...after re- positioning the PAS ring and sensor it's now 1mm I was hoping when I went out today for a 6 mile ride I would be happy with the set up ..well it worked OK but I still find it very lumpy ... it's workable on the flat but if I speed up peddling because there is a rise in...
by fixerupper
6 Sep 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed

Thanks for that info hemo...My controller is labeled..current 22plus or minus 1A....and the battery is 36 volt 11ah 2200WAH li-on so I guess I should watch the watts on the hill and pedal more ... I'm going to remove the disc from the back of the small cog and re-mount it on the face of the four fla...
by fixerupper
5 Sep 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed
Replies: 5
Views: 777

New e bike conversion PAS knowledge needed

As some of you know ,I recently fitted a 250/500 watt rear hub motor complete with a 36 volt 11amp hour battery , PAS sensor, SW900 LCD and thumb throttle to my Specialized Rockhopper MTB …the bike works fine on the thumb throttle and I can buzz about the tracks and dirt roads here no problem, but t...
by fixerupper
3 Sep 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing stainless steel frame (KVA MS3)
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Repairing stainless steel frame (KVA MS3)

Yeah, it's called back purging and any trained tig welder will know how and why ...its done to ensure impurities don't bond into the weld ....
by fixerupper
3 Sep 2018, 5:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test
Replies: 66
Views: 2347

Re: Crackdown: licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test

Sounds like a sensible plan. Here in Crete the rule is at 65 you have to have a medical and an eye test, and reapply for a new licence every three years ...