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by Pebble
22 Jan 2021, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

I made my own so as I could tackle the most stubborn

Notice how it holds the lockring socket in place as well as keeping good alignment between whip and cassette.

Here it is in action releasing a stupidly over tightened one.

by Pebble
22 Jan 2021, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 167
Views: 3368

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Looks like our "frictionless trade" is paying dividends. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/21/britons-buying-from-eu-websites-face-more-than-100-import-duties . Hardly an unbiased source ... sadly for the next decade or more any UK business that falls on hard times or goes to ...
by Pebble
21 Jan 2021, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

So, am expecting to use the Dinitrol if the tin will still work but open to suggestions. Thanks Sounds good - I used the Lidl product which seems similar to Din, Waxoyl etc. I recently punctured a non-working aerosol whilst holding it in the vice and using a piece of wood with a nail in the end fro...
by Pebble
19 Jan 2021, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 167
Views: 3368

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

feel free to derail the thread with cycling - surely no one will complain if we started to discuss cycling. It does impact cycling. UK companies no longer able to ship to EU (thus reducing their market e.g. SJS), problems getting gear from EU companies (I'm after specialist cycle bags only availabl...
by Pebble
19 Jan 2021, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 167
Views: 3368

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

aminthule wrote:Sorry, I was genuinely trying to find help regarding cycling when I came upon this thread. Shouldn't this sort of exchange be reserved for a forum outside Cycling UK?

:shock:

feel free to derail the thread with cycling - surely no one will complain if we started to discuss cycling. :D
by Pebble
19 Jan 2021, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8547

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

In general though cyclists are not exercising vigorously, or at least I seldom do, may be near the top of a steep hill ? And in 40 mile yesterday I don't think I seen another cyclist or pedestrian. Joggers do worry me though, when I pass I close one eye an hold my breath for as long as possible. I d...
by Pebble
18 Jan 2021, 11:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 167
Views: 3368

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

I don't think the average supporter of brexit expected it to be all roses from day one, some sectors were always going to take a hit. I think we have to give it at least five years (and may be 5 years after the pandemic is over) before we will see what the outcome is. I'm not hopeful though with the...
by Pebble
17 Jan 2021, 10:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2900

Re: Dangerous front lights

But the point here is that by having two front lights so close together that they are almost touching, we can make it look to oncoming traffic almost like one single light source, removing any possibility of misinterpretation. That is so easy to do, why would anyone not do it? My two front lights h...
by Pebble
17 Jan 2021, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1876
Views: 60134

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Credit where credit is due, so far we seem to be leading the world (as a sizeable nation) in rolling the vaccine out. They have to get something right once in a while! Plenty of time to cock it up yet and they probably will, but so far so good. We're the only country doing single doses, of course, ...
by Pebble
17 Jan 2021, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1876
Views: 60134

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Credit where credit is due, so far we seem to be leading the world (as a sizeable nation) in rolling the vaccine out. They have to get something right once in a while! Plenty of time to cock it up yet and they probably will, but so far so good.
by Pebble
16 Jan 2021, 8:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Throttle on the left or right
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: Throttle on the left or right

Thanks for the feedback.........my plan is to put it on the right. The 500C display will go on the left and my Wahoo display will stay in the centre as this monitors my heart rate along with all the other stuff but good to see how many Heinekens I can have after the ride to cancel out the calories ...
by Pebble
16 Jan 2021, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre rotation
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Tyre rotation

Drive wear is constantn during riding, braking wear on the front is intermittent. When you think of the ratio of the two it must be 100:1 or more? Drive wear will be very gentle in comparison to braking. Of course it will depend much on the rider, I am a gentle peddaller but It is quite hilly where...
by Pebble
16 Jan 2021, 12:39am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Throttle on the left or right
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: Throttle on the left or right

Yes, throttle on the right, clutch on the left. And fit your gear change so as you can use it with your left foot. And of course your right pedal will be for the rear brake.
by Pebble
16 Jan 2021, 12:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 314
Views: 8870

Re: How's your weather?

Strange period of weather here, has been very cold with night time dipping down to -10, followed by periods of heavy rain which either washes all the salt of the road or freezes on contact, as a result most of my usual quiet country roads are just too dangerous for two wheels. Wish it had all come d...
by Pebble
16 Jan 2021, 12:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre rotation
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Tyre rotation

I am thinking on a bike the greater wear on the rear wheel will be mostly down to it taking more weight. Yes it will take a little more wear being the driven wheel, but would that not be balanced out with the front being the main braking wheel ?