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by PJ520
6 Apr 2021, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For those who don't read the NYT
Replies: 31
Views: 1510

Re: For those who don't read the NYT

531colin wrote: 6 Apr 2021, 11:54am Just enjoy the damned photos!!
That was the idea. Sorry I poked the helmets hornets nest.
by PJ520
6 Apr 2021, 12:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For those who don't read the NYT
Replies: 31
Views: 1510

Re: For those who don't read the NYT

simonhill wrote: 5 Apr 2021, 8:08pm Lovely and very evocative. I couldn't handle the early mornings.

Not sure if the photographer is a forum member, it wasn't him who posted (unless he goes in for bizarre self criticism)
For all I know the photographer could be a forum member (nice to think so) but it was not him who posted. Yes the early mornings would daunt me too.
by PJ520
5 Apr 2021, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For those who don't read the NYT
Replies: 31
Views: 1510

Re: For those who don't read the NYT

Jdsk wrote: 5 Apr 2021, 6:22pm Lovely.

Thanks for posting.

Jonathan
Thanks. Glad you were able to read it in the UK. I wasn't sure you could.
by PJ520
5 Apr 2021, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti-seize grease
Replies: 39
Views: 1579

Re: Anti-seize grease

Coppaslip doesn't seem to be available in the US so I use Permatex Anti-seize grease which works just fine as far as I can see but has the remarkable property of getting grey stuff on everything that comes within 10 feet. Anybody know what that stuff is?
by PJ520
5 Apr 2021, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For those who don't read the NYT
Replies: 31
Views: 1510

For those who don't read the NYT

A delightful photo essay. But I wish he'd wear a helmet, especially on those frosty roads.
by PJ520
19 Mar 2021, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What should I check in a second hand bike
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: What should I check in a second hand bike

djnotts wrote:Ditto. My best carbon KTM I bought new (ex-display) from a main dealer on ebay. It's been v carefully cared for and little used. I have kept none of the details of the purchase and can't recall seller's name. Suppose it'll have to be 25 quid when I come to sell it.
And I would never give out mob no in an advert.


When the frame broke on my Trek 520 the local dealer told me: no receipt no warranty replacement. Well it was ten years before and the shop had long gone out of business so I called Trek customer service. "Send me some pictures of where you've been with the bike" said the lad who was obviously into touring. I sent him a load of pictures and they replaced the frame and forks for free.

I've just sold said rebuilt bike for a decent sum (very much a seller's market these days in Seattle). Fortunately the lad who bought it wasn't picky about receipts ete.
by PJ520
18 Mar 2021, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What should I check in a second hand bike
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: What should I check in a second hand bike

Make sure the hardware is what the seller claims it to be, there are lookalikes e.g.Microshift rather than 105 front derailer, FSA rather than Hollowtech cranks are two I have personally come across. Some of the imitations may be OK but it's nice to get what you paid for.
by PJ520
17 Mar 2021, 2:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I stop maintaining my bike?
Replies: 49
Views: 2475

Re: Should I stop maintaining my bike?

Jupestar wrote: and sometimes when i know my freewheel is due a freshen up, i think about just riding it into the ground...

I've just sold a Trek 520 that got a replacement frame at 56K miles after the original broke. In that time I replaced everything, brakes, wheels, bottom bracket, headset (it was Brinelling), chains of course, quite a few cassettes + chain rings. The one thing I never thought about was the freewheel, a Shimano freehub.
by PJ520
16 Feb 2021, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whaat siz is this in inches?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Whaat siz is this in inches?

What size is this 520 I'm trying to sell in inches? A potential customer is asking. This is the only a sizing info I have. Thanks.
by PJ520
23 Jan 2021, 3:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?
Replies: 42
Views: 1725

Re: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?

LittleGreyCat wrote:Open to the air at all times, but sheltered from rain.
So probably damp for about 3-4 months of the year and warm/hot and dry for the rest.

They seem to manage OK.
Possibly not always. I kept my bike under a tin roof open on three sides and the rubber seals on my hubs disintegrated. I took it into a bike shop to get replacements and the youth observed that I must keep it outside - and he didn't have replacements
by PJ520
23 Jan 2021, 2:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 138
Views: 7917

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

pete75 wrote: The theft of the latter made me think it was a boater who broke in. What use would a random thief have for a book with damn all second hand value?
If it's not nailed down they'll steal it. I once had a Sustrans map stolen from my car, in Seattle! It could have been a wannabe bike tourist just yearning to see the sights in the UK but methinks not very likely.
by PJ520
16 Dec 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1944 PCC club dinner
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: 1944 PCC club dinner

thirdcrank wrote:I see the OP hails from the US

On that basis I'll mention that particularly when I was little, "dinner" especially "Sunday dinner" was eaten at what we call "lunchtime" now we think we know how to talk proper.
I grew up just outside Keighley and spent much of my youth caving in the Dales, though I didn't ride a bike at that time.
Like thirdcrank I didn't find out that dinner was an evening meal until I went to University in snooty Newcastle.

How you served was a sensitive topic with my parent's generation: I had an Uncle who was on a Murmansk convoy in 1944 and got called a "D_Day dodger" for his efforts.
I didn't land in the US until I was over 30.
by PJ520
15 Dec 2020, 5:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1944 PCC club dinner
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

1944 PCC club dinner

Can anybody provide inormation on this club PCC that had a dinner at Beck Hall Malham supposedly in 1944? I say supposedly because even though 1944 is the date on the back of the picture it strikes me as odd that a large number of young men and women would be available for a dinner in the middle of the war. Perhaps
club dinner Beck hall Malham 1944 PCC.jpg
PCC = Pegasus Cycling Club?
by PJ520
10 Dec 2020, 3:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Troubleshooting 105 R7020 shifter problems
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Troubleshooting 105 R7020 shifter problems

Is the cable connected to the derailer properly? There's a little boss that the cable must go over. It is easy to get the cable under that boss and that would effectively reduce the leverage of the operating arm i.e. make it harder to shift to the big ring. Well, that's the way it is on my ancient 105.
by PJ520
31 Aug 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3858

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

freeflow wrote:Drivers don't see you because of Saccades. Having a flashing light will make no difference.

https://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pil ... -cyclists/
Interesting article. Something not mentioned is that there are lots of drivers (and cyclists) with damaged brains. I had a mild stroke, over 20 years ago now, and to this day I still have a deficit on my left side. A consequence of that is that I tend not see things to my left and have to take extra care checking that side when either driving or cycling. When I first started mountain bike riding after the stroke I was constantly riding into trees on my left side. Over time I've learned to compensate for this but there's probably lots out there like me who haven't.

The deficit is an interesting phenomenon it's not a loss of peripheral vision, you brain just does not process stuff properly on that side even though your peripheral vision is normal. I had an optician check my peripheral vision and was told it was slightly better than average!

What we can do about it is beyond me other than increasing awareness of brain injury.