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by Chris56
6 Sep 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - can be deleted
Replies: 0
Views: 121

SOLD - can be deleted

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164371966361 Im in the process of upgrading my commuter bike and have the follwoing items for sale. They are all used but are in good working order: Claris r2400 2 x 8 shifters - bought 2nd hand, shims included, shift fine but have scuffs on plastic Claris r2000 rear derai...
by Chris56
17 Aug 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 965
Views: 75521

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Oldjohnw wrote:Dominic Raab has been downgraded by algorithm to Dominic Rbbc.

Thanks to HIGNFY


Now there has been a u-turn the band AC-DC have been upgraded to ABBA
by Chris56
17 Aug 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

That would be fantastic if they pull it off
by Chris56
12 Aug 2020, 11:31pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

I can certainly imagine it being busy at peak times. So glad that they got the tunnels open. Definately one of my favourite places for days out. We also did the Tissington trail from Parsley Hay to Biggin, then across to Minninglow, then back along the High Peak Trail. Shorter ride but the climb upt...
by Chris56
12 Aug 2020, 10:15am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I have recently done this route with my wife and son and it was fantastic: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/monsal-trail Absolutely stunning ride with beautiful scenery, tunnels and an iconic viaduct over the Monsal ...
by Chris56
11 Aug 2020, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 965
Views: 75521

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Courtesy of Planet Rock yesterday:

What do you call a Magician who can't do magic tricks anymore?....


.......Ian!
by Chris56
20 Jul 2020, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Comet neowise
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Comet neowise

We were outside last night with the telescope and the SLR. Got some decent shots of it but seeing it is a challenge due to it being low in the sky and in the northwest. If you look to the south however Saturn and Jupiter appear right next to each other. Tonight is meant to be clear, a new moon and S...
by Chris56
15 Jul 2020, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Service life of a 5 speed shimano freewheel
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Service life of a 5 speed shimano freewheel

Im with Brucey on the Sunrace ones. Recently bought a wheel with an unbranded 8s freewheel fitted and it was aweful; making a clunking sound due to there being too much stack in the bearings. Even tried hammering the lockring tighter but the play wouldn't go away!! Bought an 8s Sunrace freewheel and...
by Chris56
5 Jul 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1042

Re: Front Wheel conversion

I have the Cycloticity kit but with the 15Ah battery. It worked really well for a 5 mile commute and would recharge the battery every 3 days or so. The motor did stop working after 2 years and I bought a replacement. It is now fitted to my wife's bike due to her having chronic ME and it has proved r...
by Chris56
28 Jun 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beards: Why? Why not?
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: Beards: Why? Why not?

I'd say "why not?" I started growing mine 2 1/2 years ago and my wife was skeptical, but it now looks similar to that of Billy Gibbons and she loves it. Sometimes it gets braided and I look like one of the Dothraki!. Only problem is cycling on a windy day - damn thing feels like I sail on ...
by Chris56
28 Jun 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?

I've had a couple of 26" wheels off ebay over the last year or so. I've had one set from Wheelson and have had no complains. Came with disc nub and freehub. I have also purchased one from Madspeed7 which was a really good wheel with sealed bearings and disc hub, but the 8s freewheel that came w...
by Chris56
28 Jun 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?
Replies: 30
Views: 1202

Re: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?

My SS Cross bike is just ovet 52" which works well for the light off-roading I do but is way too easy on flat roads. If I drop from a 16t sprocket to a 14t it will take it up to 59', which im hoping will be fast enough on road bit still able to deal with the off-road hills I sometimes tackle.
by Chris56
28 Jun 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: My Rebuild

Wow looks excellent in yellow
by Chris56
27 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

Given the demand for bikes at the moment £35 is a bargain even if its a wreck. Looks really cool too
by Chris56
23 Jun 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice

I would avoid the cheap steel carriers on ebay - don't last 5 minutes. I've recently bought a new car and will be choosing more carefully this time.