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by [XAP]Bob
20 Mar 2019, 7:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 78
Views: 5000

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

"April" showers are associated with a warming convection. As the sun becomes stronger in April this surface warming factor increases. And in a cool unstable NW maritime polar flow becomes very pronounced and CAN occur in any month. A NW flow is what has re-covered the UK overnight behind ...
by [XAP]Bob
19 Mar 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Looking for easily transported recumbent bike
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Looking for easily transported recumbent bike

Consider dropping a wheel out - saves significant length.
by [XAP]Bob
14 Mar 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 78
Views: 5000

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

It's clearly April here today...

Gone from grey to damp to downpour to rain to bright sun in the space of 20 minutes.

Proper april showers
by [XAP]Bob
12 Mar 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BIRTHSTRIKERS ... !!
Replies: 65
Views: 2555

Re: BIRTHSTRIKERS ... !!

Birth rate in some countries is so low, the country itself will cease to exist if it carries on like that. Italy for instance. Could be a good thing so there's more room for immigrants? :wink: You need 2.4 children per couple just to keep the population stable. Maybe slightly lower these days due t...
by [XAP]Bob
10 Mar 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Down, not yet out.

I've only ever washed out like that once, and it was entirely my fault, assuming there wouldn't be anyone coming out of a road with about 5 houses (I know people who live there) but I've never actually seen anyone coming out... I therefore had to adjust my line to avoid their vehicle, which a) made ...
by [XAP]Bob
8 Mar 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Private hearing aids.
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Private hearing aids.

I have had several sets of aids on trial (had £7k worth at home at one point because I was talking to two audiologists...)

All were on sale or return, as demo units from the manufacturer (I.e not putting the audiologist out of pocket).
by [XAP]Bob
6 Mar 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Cycleaire pump
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Cycleaire pump

What pressure is it meant to do? Possibly good for me
by [XAP]Bob
6 Mar 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 67
Views: 5326

Re: Wheel Nuts

The other obvious option is a sidewinder tube (as a spare) - replace the tube without removing the wheel.

Just tie the old tube around the chainstay until you get home.
by [XAP]Bob
5 Mar 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: large Rubber O rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: large Rubber O rings

Plumbing fittings?
by [XAP]Bob
3 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 24
Views: 1123

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

Why? Totally unnecessary. Anyone fit enough to ride a bike would be fit enough to pump up a tyre using a traditional hand pump. Really - one armed and one legged person should be able pump manually? Personally I hold a distaste for CO2 cylinders, wasteful and - in most cases unnecessary. But I can ...
by [XAP]Bob
3 Mar 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Private hearing aids.
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Private hearing aids.

Where are you?

I have private aids - happy to talk about options etc.
by [XAP]Bob
28 Feb 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )
Replies: 42
Views: 3828

Re: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )

Possibly a few - but normal shoes on normal flats (potentially with toe clips) give most people enough comfort and power. Because I cannot walk in shoes I have to change shoes four times to go to the shops... that’s not particularly helpful. With these I can keep my shoes on, and I just have to set ...
by [XAP]Bob
28 Feb 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )
Replies: 42
Views: 3828

Re: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )

Had a few rides on them, and I'm pretty happy overall. I can't fathom how they are meant to be a benefit in a transition, they take far too long to get into and do up - I'd just get shoes with a boa lace system... However, that's not my requirement. The 'sole' is rigid plastic, several mm thick, wit...
by [XAP]Bob
27 Feb 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are you on Google Streetview?
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Kernow flag - for the separatists among the county (i.e. those with a spare 'r'( ;)
by [XAP]Bob
27 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge suspension explain?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Challenge suspension explain?

And depends on the linkages as well, it’s fairly easy to construct a suspension geometry with the shock in any direction you like. It doesn’t change the behaviour of the suspension, just thenpackaging.