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by beardy
10 Jan 2014, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

7) Occasionally offer some support to the work that the CTC is doing with disadvantaged and disabled groups. Gulp, You think that making that a requirement of forum posters is going to encourage more members. 1) Don't choose a forum name that identifies you as old. Does that mean we only want to at...
by beardy
8 Jan 2014, 12:35pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 48
Views: 6228

Re: Helmets

You have missed the joke. :wink:
by beardy
8 Jan 2014, 11:52am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 48
Views: 6228

Re: Helmets

I have to opine that if the Cracknell incident demonstrates anything it's the benefit of a rear view mirror...


Now that is being cruel. :mrgreen:
by beardy
26 Dec 2013, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cost of wheelbuilding - am I missing something?
Replies: 69
Views: 9757

Re: Cost of wheelbuilding - am I missing something?

Yes, diversity of interest is to be frowned on. Getting out on the bike each day and doing 200k should enable us to all achieve 70,000kms a year. So less slacking, wasting time on wheelbuilding folks and ride, ride, ride until you are sick of it. It could be worse, some folk waste time on t'internet...
by beardy
19 Dec 2013, 11:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I Dislike Cookies
Replies: 44
Views: 4999

Re: I Dislike Cookies

I havent visited the forum for a while but I noticed when I entered that it now has a Google tracking cookie on it, that wasnt here last time I visited.
by beardy
1 Jun 2011, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke Wars
Replies: 31
Views: 4531

Spoke Wars

I like to watch this forum and many others but seldom bother posting. My sense of mischief means that I can not resist drawing your attention to this thread on another forum. http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=48012.0 where the local experts suggest that Pizzaman should use double butted spokes...
by beardy
21 Feb 2011, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Rage!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2791

Re: Cycle Rage!!

You got me there!
by beardy
24 Feb 2010, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling Valve Holes.
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Drilling Valve Holes.

I made a couple of "road" wheels for the bike a couple of years ago to have thin tyres and used thin tubes with Presta valves. The narrower Sputnik rims came drilled out for car type valves and I had to get some adaptors! Now I go to replace a fat rim for fat tyres and fat tubes, it comes ...
by beardy
24 Feb 2010, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling Valve Holes.
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Drilling Valve Holes.

Thanks,

The other wheel on the bike is Shraeder and I already have a lot of inner tubes.
Too much invested to change now.
by beardy
23 Feb 2010, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling Valve Holes.
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Drilling Valve Holes.

I have just bought a 21mm Exal Rim and to my surprise it is only drilled to 6.5mm for a Presta valve. I had assumed that a MTB style rim would take a car type valve. I guess that I can just put a drill through the hole with my hand drill and make it out to 8mm. Anyone know any reason why not? and is...