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by hubgearfreak
6 Aug 2013, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've Just Discovered Radio 4 Extra!
Replies: 37
Views: 13436

Re: I've Just Discovered Radio 4 Extra!

thirdcrank wrote:the problems remain for anybody using.. .. ..a battery-powered portable.


quite, also FM/LW recievers use next to no battery compared with DAB. there must be millions of campers, fishermen, allotment holders, decorators and others all with very cheap but adequate for their needs transister sets.
by hubgearfreak
5 Aug 2013, 9:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Saltaire Orange Chopper
Replies: 12
Views: 14211

Re: Saltaire Orange Chopper

come WLR, if anyone had already done it i'm sure that they'd have let us know, and quite possibly more than once :P
by hubgearfreak
5 Aug 2013, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steel frames and rain...
Replies: 49
Views: 6493

Re: Steel frames and rain...

There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year. The city's average annual rainfall is 806.6 millimetres (31.76 in) compared to the UK average of 1,125.0 millimetres (44.29 in),[63] and its mean rain days are 140.4 per annum,[ compared to the UK average of 154.4. but the aver...
by hubgearfreak
5 Aug 2013, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is 26" on its way out?
Replies: 34
Views: 3584

Re: Is 26" on its way out?

Mr. Viking wrote:I quite like larger wheels because I am quite tall and I think large frames look a bit gawky on smaller wheels.


i'm the same. is the opposite true? ie. wouldn't little poeple be better off on little (559) wheels?
by hubgearfreak
5 Aug 2013, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've Just Discovered Radio 4 Extra!
Replies: 37
Views: 13436

Re: I've Just Discovered Radio 4 Extra!

i'm surprised that you'd be interested in radio and not yet have a DAB set. :shock: i've been enjoying 4 extra and bbc7 as it was earlier called for around a decade
by hubgearfreak
4 Aug 2013, 11:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Funerals
Replies: 6
Views: 23775

Re: Funerals

Does anyone happen to know any UK firm which provides appropriately dignified, and reliable, human-powered vehicles (plus possibly trailers) ... and which has staff who are familiar with pedalling and manoeuvring such vehicles? i don't know of one, but even if there is one in the UK, unless it's lo...
by hubgearfreak
3 Aug 2013, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New uses for old parts
Replies: 15
Views: 8854

Re: New uses for old parts

there's two pairs of these, grahamnr17 has got a pair and so have i.

greybeard did the lathe work on the plastic barrels to shorten them and make them an interference fit inside the hubshell

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by hubgearfreak
3 Aug 2013, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you want on your tombstone?
Replies: 42
Views: 9196

Re: What do you want on your tombstone?

quite possibly, SMIDSY :?
by hubgearfreak
31 Jul 2013, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anybody got/ridden a Pedersen?
Replies: 26
Views: 5809

Re: Anybody got/ridden a Pedersen?

i've ridden one that belongs to a member here. it's lovely, a proper delight. until you're facing a head wind.
by hubgearfreak
29 Jul 2013, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 26 x 2 touring tyre.
Replies: 44
Views: 9184

Re: 26 x 2 touring tyre.

i found halo twin rails excellent
by hubgearfreak
29 Jul 2013, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 650B tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

Re: 650B tyres

i'd recommend that particular continental. other contis seem to start cracking at a very young age, but those tour rides are spot on (unless you're after lightweight)
by hubgearfreak
28 Jul 2013, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A steel convert
Replies: 48
Views: 3448

Re: A steel convert

Valbrona wrote:Lugged steel frames belong in the 1930s. A good framebuilder these days is one that TIG welds.


TIG is certainly cheaper, and can be done by taiwanese robots - perhaps you're getting confused by marketing?.
as for extra weight.....unless you're around the 60kg mark don't make us all laugh
by hubgearfreak
28 Jul 2013, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £250 000 Burger
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Re: £250 000 Burger

Think back to the 50s and 60s (I'm sure we all can ;) . . . . course the taste went out the window in the process sorry. i was on milk only at the very end of the 60s :D as for taste, it may be to do with breeds. i imagine that an animal that reaches a sufficient weight for the butcher to bother wi...
by hubgearfreak
28 Jul 2013, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Six powers we cyclists never knew we had"
Replies: 4
Views: 3348

Re: "Six powers we cyclists never knew we had"

time to start a campaign for free safety training for cyclists covering subjects such as "Do not put yourself in a position of danger", "Expect your fellow road users to do something stupid" and "It doesn't matter who caused the accident, you will be the one that gets hurt&...
by hubgearfreak
28 Jul 2013, 1:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £250 000 Burger
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Re: £250 000 Burger

would it be accepted by vegans and vegetarians? the answer is in the linked article... "Eventually, my vision is that you have a limited herd of donor animals which you keep in stock in the world. You basically kill animals and take all the stem cells from them, so you would still need animals...