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by Phileas
1 Feb 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spiked Tyres for 650B
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Spiked Tyres for 650B

I use Marathon Winter Studs. This week I used just a front tyre on the icy roads which worked out fine.

I don’t really see them as snow tyres - it seems to me that fat knobblies would be better for that.

On the other hand, for well frozen hard-pack snow, front and back studded tyres can work well.
by Phileas
25 Jan 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 8447

Re: black ice

I misjudged the weather this morning and hit black ice and ended up on the road - one very bruised thigh! Caught out by the road surface on a small bridge over a little river being colder than rest of the road. Air temperature about 3 or 4 degrees but had been colder yesterday and was drizzle in th...
by Phileas
21 Jan 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 8447

Re: black ice

I believe the forecast air temperature is usually for 2m above the ground, hence the air next to the ground could be lower unless the wind keeps the air mixed.

Often, gritted roads are damp when ungritted roads are dry which confuses the issue somewhat.
by Phileas
21 Dec 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12988
Views: 321077

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

As far as I can tell from a quick bit of googling, fire extinguishers can still be colour coded with a coloured band and (not surprisingly) there is a justifiable reason for making them all post box red.
by Phileas
7 Oct 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Chain bouncing off

If it's going slack on a weekly basis then maybe the answer is a chain tensioner. Obviously depending on your frame this may not be a trivial solution ;) Well, it’s not really going slack, or at least probably not by your meaning of the word. I might take a picture later to try to indicate the leve...
by Phileas
7 Oct 2018, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Chain bouncing off

Bez wrote:Fair enough, there's slack and there's slack, I guess, but I can't help thinking that if it's what you'd actually call "slack" then the obvious step is to fix that.


I can fix it but I prefer not to have to fiddle with the bike on a weekly basis.
by Phileas
7 Oct 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Chain bouncing off

Bez wrote:I'm not sure why you're determined to run the chain slack. It means the chain falls off. Am I missing something?


It’s not particularly slack which is why I found it surprising that the chain bounces off. As I said, the previous chain was fully bushed and was much less prone to derailing.
by Phileas
7 Oct 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Chain bouncing off

I commute on a single speed bike and I’m getting this issue since I put the current chain on - KMC S1. I realise I could keep the chain tighter but I’d rather be able to run it with a little bit of slack. You may have adjusted it with too much slack when you put the new chain on. You should have ab...
by Phileas
7 Oct 2018, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Chain bouncing off

if your chainring doesn't have full height teeth (because it is really meant for a derailleur system) then that is likely where your troubles lie IME. I suggest getting a chainring with full height teeth if you don't have one already. BTW a KMC B1 chain is fully bushed and is less flexible laterall...
by Phileas
6 Oct 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain bouncing off
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Chain bouncing off

I commute on a single speed bike and I’m getting this issue since I put the current chain on - KMC S1. I realise I could keep the chain tighter but I’d rather be able to run it with a little bit of slack. I think what is happening is that sometimes going over a bump (rough tarmac) the chain shakes l...
by Phileas
20 Aug 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring without cooking equipment?
Replies: 53
Views: 1759

Re: Touring without cooking equipment?

I’ve hardly done any cycle touring but I walk and camp sometimes. I never cook when camping. Breakfast is the only meal I eat in the tent and that will typically be croissants or similar with a cold coffee drink - unless the campsite has cooking facilities.
by Phileas
7 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7166
Views: 345957

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Little toe
by Phileas
26 Jul 2018, 5:39pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7166
Views: 345957

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Losing altitude
by Phileas
23 Jun 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7166
Views: 345957

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Verbal gymnastics
by Phileas
3 Jun 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to view by map on AirBnB
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: How to view by map on AirBnB

If I type in a place name I get some previews and a map symbol bottom right.