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by yostumpy
26 Jan 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 448

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: 448

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: 448

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: 13397

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: 13397

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: 1752

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: 1752

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: 184
Views: 12056

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: 1299

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...
by yostumpy
1 Jan 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1624

Re: Bike washing

do you own a car? if so take a bucket of water and a sponge/brush down stairs, and put it in the car, lock car, return to fetch bike, wash bike,and wipe dry, take bike back upstairs, after depositing the empty bucket back in the car, to bring up 'next time' ie, use the car as a workshop base.
by yostumpy
29 Dec 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reduced mileage!
Replies: 21
Views: 4207

Re: A reduced mileage!

Don't know so much about reduced mileage, just topped 857km this Dec, highest monthly total for 3 years, since I bought 'Olive', now just 250km short of 15,000 km in 3 years. I'll be 57 in January.
by yostumpy
11 Dec 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Spa Nidd, for me, 5-6 years now, many thousands on miles, honey (well was honey) coloured, and its my only saddle as I only ride one bike for everything. BUT I have been lusting after a GB Aspin in ' natural', why ....well I don't know really, suppose because I can, and I can afford it, and I belie...
by yostumpy
3 Dec 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rough Stuff Fellowship's new on-line shop operational
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Rough Stuff Fellowship's new on-line shop operational

Just a heads up,for those also in the Rough Stuff Fellowship, the on-line shop for RSF merchandise has just opened, on their web page. No more posting off cheques. :roll: