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by djnotts
16 Oct 2017, 10:31am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 700c wheelset nearish Leicester
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Wanted: 700c wheelset nearish Leicester

Before I bother going in the garage and checking specs.....is Nottingham "sane"? I could bring to rail station.
by djnotts
18 Sep 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling & the Health of the Nation Article
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Cycling & the Health of the Nation Article

Thinking more of the costs of increased (non productive) longevity. Couple of months of terminal e.g cancer a whole lot cheaper than 20 years of pension and social care with dementia almost inevitable if live long enough.
by djnotts
17 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling & the Health of the Nation Article
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Cycling & the Health of the Nation Article

Attack on smoking was a bad enough public policy disaster in economic terms. Abandoning cars for cycles would be truly calamitous.
by djnotts
16 Sep 2017, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years
Replies: 23
Views: 906

Re: Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years

There are many things about which I worry, some personal and selfish, some far less so......250m years hence is not one of them. Time will just roll on. Q "What is time?" A "One bloody thing after another."
by djnotts
21 Aug 2017, 9:34am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Salsa Vaya 57cm (re-avertised due to complete timewaster)
Replies: 26
Views: 3219

Re: Salsa Vaya 57cm (re-avertised due to complete timewaster)

I reckon "complete timewaster" is a generous description of "G Meredith". I'd have used a far more robust term - and opted for a far more robust response. You are clearly a peaceful chap. I keep looking at this ad, but I get no taller! GLWS.
by djnotts
18 Aug 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: OAP four-weekly?
Replies: 50
Views: 2167

Re: OAP four-weekly?

But....once a year get TWO payments in one of my usual monthly "accounting periods". Joy and excitement abounds - I can afford to buy a coffee and cake!
by djnotts
17 Aug 2017, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Count The Tank Slappers (Motorcycle)
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Count The Tank Slappers (Motorcycle)

Braver and quicker - mph and reacting! - men than I. Once I got to 2 miles a minute, I couldn't think any faster!
by djnotts
15 Aug 2017, 12:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hand signals.
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Hand signals.

I use the hand signals as when I learned to drive - altho' LEFT is easier on a bike! And my first few m'cycles had no indicators. I do despair of cyclists who appear to consider an arm signal negates the need to give even a cursory glance behind. Mirror/look, signal, manoeuvre isn't that difficult.....
by djnotts
5 Aug 2017, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4178

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

Any top tube measurement (actual or effective) is useless without seat tube angle. ... For the very serious - distance and/or speed - riders maybe, but for average say 5,000 miles p.a. folk I cannot agree. I've never given any thought to seat tube angles. As long as effective top tube within 21&quo...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4178

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"Ah - well - on a frame with a sloping top tube that doesn't give the same as on the classic diamond frame upon which the convention was based. The convention assumed a horizontal top tube. If you project horizontally from the top of the top tube at the head, to meet the centre line of the seat...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4178

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"On that basis a 17" frame would be way too small for a 5'8" rider unless he has disproportionately very short legs! - very, very short legs! " Well, my favourite bike for last 3 years or so (an exceptionally long time for me to keep any bike!) is a 17.5" trek 7.5. I am a b...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4178

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"On that basis a 17" frame would be way too small for a 5'8" rider unless he has disproportionately very short legs! - very, very short legs! " Well, my favourite bike for last 3 years or so (an exceptionally long time for me to keep any bike!) is a 17.5" trek 7.5. I am a bi...
by djnotts
31 Jul 2017, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Build - Gearing Options
Replies: 46
Views: 1625

Re: New Build - Gearing Options

Gearing options are indeed really poor if one wants/needs LOW. I have been seriously considering buying myself a new - as in brand new! - bicycle as an entering 70th year present, but have given up searching. Sub-20" to say 90" .....9 speed (an aversion to 10, never mind beyond). Forget it...
by djnotts
31 Jul 2017, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh All Steel Bike restore or not
Replies: 22
Views: 1132

Re: Raleigh All Steel Bike restore or not

1950s? SA hub should give the date. I had a nice one a few years ago - rode nicely, but braking is at best interesting! Is the chaincase complete - often missing the little sliding "hatch". Certainly leave it as much "as is" as possible.
by djnotts
30 Jun 2017, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly Cross-Check problems
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Surly Cross-Check problems

With fixed on "slippy" titanium drop out faces I used mild steel washers heavily scored/serrated with the edge of a file. Worked well as best I recall.

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