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by Bowedw
8 Aug 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

I tried the threaded rod on a mans 531 frame, took it out to 180mm,removed the rod and it sprung back to within a mm. Plan B involved securing the bottom bracket in a vice a rag and a piece of 3x2 timber, took one side out 3mm and then the other to arrive at the 130 mm. I also had the frame checked ...
by Bowedw
5 Aug 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Denialism" and cycle helmets
Replies: 165
Views: 6692

Re: "Denialism" and cycle helmets

I have worn a helmet for 30 years for sun protection, shade etc and as a cap wearer in the cold weather, I felt at a loss without the warmth of a helmet. Fast forward 22 years and I took a massive over the bars tumble landing on the front of my head and some where along the line managed to break my ...
by Bowedw
1 Aug 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 608
Views: 344960

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another 24 hour hour delivery from Spa Cycles of tyres, tubes and stainless chainring bolts. Excellent products and service, worthy of a mention in my opinion. I do shop around and recently bought 3 sram cassettes from Cycle Republic as much cheaper than anyone. The first delivery(from Cycle Republi...
by Bowedw
29 Jul 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Chain stop on chain stay does hold cable outer

The stepped ferrule was what I used a long time ago as Brucey suggests. They look really neat and I think cheap kids bikes had them on the brake cables at the entry point into the lever. Probably they are plastic these days but internet search should find some alloy ones.
by Bowedw
21 Jul 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers

http://www.cornant.uk is the information site of the late Chris Bell of Highpath Engineering, scroll down to bottom and there are several sections to open , one being on these rings. you should find it of interest and possibly informative. Chris was a well respected producer of components of this na...
by Bowedw
20 Jul 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

I would second that 661-Pete as threads like this are turning people away from Cycling UK and is in danger of making a laughing stock of the whole organisation. Had a good laugh at our coffee shop stop this morning, really happy atmosphere which is what cycling is about in my opinion. The unreasonab...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

your probably right there boviomov. Maybe the actions of a desperate industry? Or just plain greed. Strange while we are fighting ourselves the Eu countries are still add their grab all policy of the last 40 years. The introduction of quotas in the fishing industry decimated our fishing fleets, Pemb...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

REVEALED: EU countries BUY up British fishing quotas BEFORE Brexit BRITAIN’s hopes of taking back control of its seas look to be in jeopardy after it was revealed that European countries are rapidly buying up the UK's fishing quotas ready for Brexit. Figures published by the Department for Environme...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

You're right you're not in a low paid job if your contribution towards the EU is 50 million a day. Try and answer the question accurately please. No reason to be personal and petty and as english is not my first language I feel I am not doing to bad. I have removed the inappropriate word from your ...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

Can you please explain this, in detail. How much did you personally pay for the EU last year? My contribution towards the gravy train 50 million a day but I am fortunate that my income is not dependent upon a low paid job like many who are finding themselves having to compete with foreign workers. ...
by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21060
Views: 512035

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

and people wonder why we want Independence I believe the Scottish people voted to remain with the UK? Another referendum result that did not go the way the minority voted! Maybe time to do away with Democracy completely which seems to be the way the Liberals and Labour think and just let Politicians...
by Bowedw
14 Jul 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lowering my 105 11 speed - help!
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: lowering my 105 11 speed - help!

Pretty certain that you do not need the spacer shim behind the cassette for this scram cassette. This being a mtb cassette and not a road one. Just fit it and torque up to almost the recommended and then do up to to max torque observing if the lock ring turns, if it does not then it has bottomed out...
by Bowedw
13 Jul 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Winter bike

If the 13 miles is one way then it's a fair old distance every day, If the total daily commute is 13 then you could have something a bit robust with hub gears and a full chaincase. Probably disks but I found a wash to the rims almost daily was ok for me with rim brakes. Proper full mudguards are goo...
by Bowedw
8 Jul 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 182
Views: 30118

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Looked to me as if he tried to go through a non existent gap and came off the worse.
by Bowedw
8 Jul 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 197
Views: 32577

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

The best drivers are those with Xray vision enabling them to see through hedges, otherwise how are they able to do on a single track road, what I would estimate to be well over 30, this around a blind bend. Mere mortals like myself have to slow down to about 15mph and then I have my foot poised on t...