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by yostumpy
22 Feb 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: EXTENDING THESE PAGES
Replies: 44
Views: 13771

EXTENDING THESE PAGES

Can the forum chiefs see fit to extend the FOR SALE pages from 2 pages to ..say 6, or even 10. Not everything sells quickly, and if there is a flurry of new postings, things drop off too quickly, and are never to be seen again, and its a hassle relisting stuff all the time. How about it chaps?
by yostumpy
11 Feb 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 4974

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

I only use one bike ..so now!, and yesterday, and the day before that, an....
by yostumpy
7 Feb 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3292

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

I don't think the question of 'is it worth repairing' ever came into it. The chap wants to repair his favourite bike, and preserve, and add too, the memories attached . I commend him for it.
by yostumpy
2 Feb 2019, 12:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork replacement needed for Alan CX frame - recommendations please
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Re: Fork replacement needed for Alan CX frame - recommendations please

I have a pair of forks on my 'dead' Bob Jackson, 2014 world tour. Amber flam in colour, 1" threaded, canti bosses,32mm tyres, rack / guard bosses, Off a 24" frame, dead because of a side /rear impact that twisted the frame. If your interested that is :)
by yostumpy
30 Jan 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Winter Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Schwalbe Winter Tyres

was going to get a set, then, read some reviews, and was put off. A number of folks had commented that the spikes push thro into the tyre, causing punctures, then when the offending stud is removed, the tube then pops up thro the wee hole.
by yostumpy
27 Jan 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1623

Re: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?

Now then this leads me on to an idea. I have successfully re-covered 2 saddle in the past, the last being a plastic charge spoon, that I covered with a leather cusion, with very good results. Now then Why not take a C17, that is scruffy, remove the canvas cover,I would imagine it would just pull off...
by yostumpy
26 Jan 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Bottom Bracket woes

Ok folks, problem resolved. He lives across the road, so I popped over this morning, with a new Shimano UN 55. Basically the LHS cup wouldn't screw in all the way.( First Components) , so I took out the LHS and the thread was a bit 'bitty' So I cleaned the threads, put on some thin lube, and tried a...
by yostumpy
26 Jan 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Bottom Bracket woes

Valbrona wrote:In the case of some square taper bottom brackets the LH isn't meant to screw all the way in and correct fitting leaves threads on the cup exposed. Read instructions.


Ah, didn't come with any instructions. Never heard of this before. It's a 'First Components' one from Spa cycles.
by yostumpy
25 Jan 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Bottom Bracket woes

A chum has a trek road bike that had external bb. He has bought a new chainset with shorter cranks, and a square taper bb. He's tried to fit it, but the non drive side cup maxes out on thread, 1/4 " from the bb shell? What to do? Cut down lhs cup, and risk ruining thread? Get BB shell recut wit...
by yostumpy
18 Jan 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13208

Re: Duke In Rollover

I wonder if he was insured?
by yostumpy
18 Jan 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13208

Re: Duke In Rollover

Ooo! I see Land Rover have increased their turnover already in 2019!
by yostumpy
13 Jan 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Had my first puncture today
Replies: 41
Views: 1732

Re: Had my first puncture today

Audax67 wrote:
yostumpy wrote:It is a verry well nown fakt, that intelergent peepole, are verry bad spellars. :wink:


Lots of 'em don't wash, either. Bad smellars.

Dear Lord, as soon as I hit the full stop on that the dog farted. Mind you, he's pretty clever.


:lol: :lol:
by yostumpy
13 Jan 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Had my first puncture today
Replies: 41
Views: 1732

Re: Had my first puncture today

It is a verry well nown fakt, that intelergent peepole, are verry bad spellars. :wink:
by yostumpy
12 Jan 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 10306

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

Olive will be in need of TLC in about a month (after the winter hosteling rough stuff weekend ) so I have bought a 13-28 7 speed to try, on my 10 sp hub. I don't have the 4.5 mm spacer but have a Shimano and a campag cassette spacer, that come out at just over 5mm together, so I'm sure a little bit ...
by yostumpy
2 Jan 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1245

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

If you want to be truly comfortable, then maybe you should try (hire?) a recumbent, alternatively, if your limbs are shorter than average, then might I suggest a custom frame, made to measure. With regard to your painful sitbones, 4 miles a day is not a lot to give your bones a chance. I'm trying ou...