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by djnotts
21 Jan 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer extender
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Steerer extender

".....there may be internal fitting steerer extenders for alloy steerers, but I never found one."

plus 1. I have found a few that don't!
by djnotts
19 Jan 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another pink experience
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Another pink experience

One of my favourite colours. Not cycling, but I found an all pink outfit - shirt, Wrangler jacket and velvet flares - in Leeds in late '60s was character forming! Insults and threats of imminent violence have never really bothered me since.
by djnotts
17 Jan 2018, 9:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you like / love driving a motor vehicle?
Replies: 61
Views: 1128

Re: Do you love driving?

Used to....once I was MOVING I always seemed to want to go onwards. Cars and m'cycles. Unknown roads heading down to the Med. Italy. Spain. Or the Kwacker Plymouth to Liverpool for the ferry to IoM. Or to a frozen tent at a winter Club Rally at Princetown. No longer. Mainly a boring necessity now (h...
by djnotts
16 Jan 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 55cm Raleigh Royal Reynolds 708 *SOLD*
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

Re: 55cm Raleigh Royal Reynolds 708 Touring Bike

At 5' 9" and a bit, this would fit me fine (slightly bigger than my older Raleigh Royal, alto' that also is fine). I see that it's also on ebay at £425 start. Will you re-list if doesn't get a bite at that price?
by djnotts
16 Jan 2018, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Upgrading my gears ... is it possible?

And the moral.....do not fall for the current sales drivel which proclaims that a 50/34 plus a 32 rear gives the low, low, gearing that will get you up any hill. I've had an urge (and even the cash!) to buy an actual brand new bike - much taken with the gravel/adventure genre - for some weeks and ha...
by djnotts
11 Jan 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Frames, forks, parts for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: Frames, forks, parts for sale

Nil reply in a week, so I'll move on - OFFER TO BUY WITHDRAWN. dave j 19th Jan. "RSP 'stealth commuter' frameset. 700c New unused. ........New, couple small storage marks. Anti-rust coating inside. Fork takes disc brake, frame doesn't. As advertised on eBay by Nidderdale cycles - was intended t...
by djnotts
5 Jan 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1483
Views: 346395

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Neat looking bit of kit. Nice!
by djnotts
5 Jan 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The phishers are getting cannier
Replies: 38
Views: 1313

Re: The phishers are getting cannier

BTW what benefit is PayPal? You can pay direct from bank account, credit or debit card so why use PayPal? It's a middle man you're paying for right? I've sometimes wondered about this. I use PayPal quite a lot - it puts an extra 'barrier' between my bank account and an as-yet-untried vendor - hence...
by djnotts
3 Jan 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Thorn Mercury Rohloff size 550L
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Thorn Mercury Rohloff size 550L

" Van Nicholas Titanium Yukon Ultegra triple"

What size and where?
by djnotts
2 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single Freewheel vs fixed sprocket spacing
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Single Freewheel vs fixed sprocket spacing

3mm will not matter. "Using a BB lockring may look OK and may allay any worries but in terms of actually doing anything useful, it is unlikely to make any difference; the proper lockring is LH threaded for a reason." yes, LH threaded pukka lock ring is better, but in many years of adapting...
by djnotts
1 Jan 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 204
Views: 7437

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I can rarely exceed 13-15 mph (one reason I need assistance!) and when I do it's downhill freewheeling! Speed is not an issue. If I WEREN'T old with near enough completely shot lungs I wouldn't be thinking electric.
by djnotts
1 Jan 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 204
Views: 7437

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I'm sort of casually "looking" and oh I DO like this one!

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/quick ... -km-h-2018

Lot of pounds (both sorts) but if I start saving now ....
by djnotts
1 Jan 2018, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dutch style Spa Tourer
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: Dutch style Spa Tourer

I like that very much. I've got some suitable 'bars.....so a start!
by djnotts
29 Dec 2017, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Year’s resolutions
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: New Year’s resolutions

Equal or exceed this year's meagre (reason, not excuse, herself was in hospital for 3 months and even now she's home only very gradually mending) mileage of 3,500 (plus whatever I might manage tomorrow and Sunday). And thus help keep in the almost-severe-but-clinically-stable COPD category. Totally ...