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by PJ520
14 Feb 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I've just fitted Jones bars to my wife's machine and I don't give a hoot how much they cost. She likes riding with them and I couldn't get her on the bike at all beforehand.
by PJ520
12 Feb 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?

The article mentions 20-30 miles to a race. A mate of mine told me his dad used to ride as far as Nottingham from Keighley to compete! My mate said his dad used to suck on a pebble so he didn't need water. Sounds horrible.
by PJ520
12 Feb 2019, 5:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?

I remember as a kid in the early 50s seeing peletons on the Keighley-Kendal road with some cyclists carrying what I thought were two spare wheels attached to the drops. I found out years later that these "spares" were in fact cane (presumably bamboo) racing wheels. Riders would ride someti...
by PJ520
12 Feb 2019, 5:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SA hub
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

Re: SA hub

by PJ520
1 Feb 2019, 2:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 24
Views: 2428

Re: Lightweight bike lock

Light, cheap, strong: pick any two.
by PJ520
2 Jan 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

The Park tool pliers for undoing quick links are the best thing since sliced bread, not much use on the road mind unless you're the kind who takes a track pump in a backpack (Yes I've seen it done.). For that I use the trick of putting the link at 2 o'clock on the big ring, moving the bottom of the ...
by PJ520
2 Jan 2019, 5:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

I once had a SRAM link come apart while i was riding. What i think happened was as follows: I was shifting up from the small ring to the middle ring under slight load, the ramps on the middle ring pushed one side of the link forward while the derailer cage pushed the other side of the link backward ...
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

531colin wrote:Even over the pond?
Indeed, they use quite a few English word over here.
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

Brucey wrote:is it my imagination or is the FD well above the big ring? If so, that won't help downshifts.
+1 a mate of mine had a new bike from Halfords and the FD was so high it wouldn't shift onto the small ring at all. It was about 10mm rather than the 2-3 recommended. Moving it down fixed it.
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

531colin wrote: (The bit thats supposed to fit into a wooden handle).
Is known as the tang.
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 5672

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

reohn2 wrote: until I pleaded with a passing motorist (can there be any worse humiliation for a cyclist? ) for liquid refreshment.
Did that myself one summer riding down the Columbia Gorge. A family of Hispanics loaded me up with water and energy drinks. I was well past feeling shame.
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have Campag discovered perpetual motion?
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Have Campag discovered perpetual motion?

Does perpetually going back to Campag for parts because no third party stuff fits count?
by PJ520
8 Dec 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just as good as Kool-Stop
Replies: 26
Views: 1383

Re: Just as good as Kool-Stop

Te only reference to Scot pads is dated 1999. The experience referred to was presumably earlier.
by PJ520
7 Dec 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alarm?
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: Alarm?

Mick F wrote:
RickH wrote:Gooseberry bushes can have quite viscous spikes on them. They also have the advantage of producing a tasty crop. :D
I was found under a gooseberry bush ................. or so my mum and dad told me.
Is that why you're so prickly Mick?
by PJ520
7 Dec 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just as good as Kool-Stop
Replies: 26
Views: 1383

Re: Just as good as Kool-Stop

MikeDee wrote:I They're OK, but they have more of a tendency to squeal.
Someone in a magazine recommended Jagwire pads for less squeal. I tried them and they were a bit better but not silent. The guff on the packaging does claim they are quieter. Can't comment on Jagwire wet vs dry. Never used them in the wet