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by OldLimey
27 Dec 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3428

Re: Trivial brake law question.

As it's been explained to me, the requirement for a chain guard is to stop the chain coming off and gashing the rider's leg. The cage of a correctly adjusted FD should do the same. That's the theory. That sounds reasonable. Being the awkward type that likes to dig deep and know the reasons for ever...
by OldLimey
27 Dec 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3428

Re: Trivial brake law question.

Bicycle manufacture is pretty globalised, so manufacturers usually try and make their components/bikes so that they can be sold (with minimal changes) in almost any country. cheers That stands to reason. One of the things I found was the rule requiring a chain guard. It goes to great length to desc...
by OldLimey
27 Dec 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3428

Re: Trivial brake law question.

I was reading through some of this thread and thinking to myself, I'm so glad we don't have seemingly trivial laws pertaining to bikes here in the US. But then a quick search brought me to a US consumer protection website which shows the requirements for bikes; they explain things without all the le...
by OldLimey
25 Dec 2020, 3:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 13-32 Freewheel Doesn't Work
Replies: 45
Views: 1718

Re: 13-32 Freewheel Doesn't Work

I solved the problem with a new crankset with a 38T chainring to replace the 44T chainring. I had to get a new crankset because the crank arm and chainring were integrated, no way to change the chainring. I found a 30T freewheel cog online and would have put that on the freewheel instead of the 28T ...
by OldLimey
23 Dec 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

...The more accurate gauge I notice requires the chain to be pressed down on the two end protrusions so that the roller is firmly pressed in the opposite direction to the CC-3 tool. Having to touch an oily chain (even with gloves on) would be enough to dissuade a good many folk from doing a quick c...
by OldLimey
19 Dec 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: RIP OFF ITEMS
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Misting systems for air conditioners. I paid $100 for one that was guaranteed to cut my electric bill for air conditioning. A friend had bought one and highly recommended it. It sprays a fine mist into the air which is then drawn into the cooling coils. The water runs through a special filter which...
by OldLimey
19 Dec 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Melania Trump: New metal statue unveiled in Slovenia
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Melania Trump: New metal statue unveiled in Slovenia

The First Lady is very smart, speaks five languages fluently, +5! Perhaps streets could be named after her too, so that she not be forgotten I would question just how smart FLOTUS really is. She is, after all, married to Donald J Trump. It doesn't take 'smart' to keep a marriage together; it takes ...
by OldLimey
19 Dec 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 156
Views: 12716

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Another example of my art. It keeps me amused for ages.

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by OldLimey
19 Dec 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 156
Views: 12716

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Apart from riding my bike and modifying them, create stuff with my Paintshop Pro 2018 photo editor. I've spent a lot of time learning the things it can do. 'Layers' is a tricky part, at first, and things like putting text above and below a circle so that it's all the right way up. And learning to pu...
by OldLimey
19 Dec 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Beware of new scam
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Beware of new scam

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by OldLimey
18 Dec 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

I may have missed this somewhere in the thread but I don't understand why it matters which way the chain/bushings are pushed if the measuring device is 'calibrated' to account for the difference between measuring methods. Are we saying that the park tool doesn't account for the fact that the lonks ...
by OldLimey
18 Dec 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

the round things are rollers, as per the pardo illustration I posted. Only the rollers touch the sprocket teeth and transfer radial load. cheers Some of the terms had me confused. It was the mention of 'half bushings' that steered me the wrong way. The bushings are actually part of the inner side p...
by OldLimey
18 Dec 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

... The 'half bushings' are part of the inner side plates. The only thing they contact (radially) is the inside of the roller and the outside of the pin. cheers The half bushings attached to the side plates touched only the cogs on my KMC chain, and made no contact with the pins. There were no roll...
by OldLimey
18 Dec 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

I don't know about anyone else, but the program software seems to be acting up. It happens if I edit a post. Perhaps it's just here in the US.
by OldLimey
18 Dec 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do chains & sprockets last ?
Replies: 101
Views: 2990

Re: How long do chains & sprockets last ?

We call them rollers, but when I dismantled a chain a short while ago, the 'rollers' didn't actually turn. They were in two halves held firm between the two plates. When I took the chain apart, they were stuck to the plates. I do understand their function, though. Did they actually turn at one time...