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by Bowedw
17 Jul 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540230

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: 21765
Views: 540230

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: 439

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: 1232

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: 30298

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: 33243

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...
by Bowedw
7 Jul 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag/Shimano conundrum
Replies: 38
Views: 1259

Re: Campag/Shimano conundrum

http://www.cornant.uk > home page> scroll down to cycle technical notes> rear derailleur and indexing .
by Bowedw
7 Jul 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag/Shimano conundrum
Replies: 38
Views: 1259

Re: Campag/Shimano conundrum

Loop the cable fixing onto the derailleur on the outside of the tab of the fixing bolt to move the cable about 1 to 1.5 mm away from the bolt and it will slow the action of the derailleur down. I have three setups of this combination and they works perfectly. Just look on Highpath Engineering site. ...
by Bowedw
27 Jun 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses

Another Alpina user here and well pleased with them but would have liked a clear lens option as well as the three others.
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by Bowedw
25 Jun 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Balls: How or Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Broken Balls: How or Why?

Needing to repair a rear wheel flat and having my bike upside down I examined the front wheel and decided there is a little bit more play in the bearings than I would like. I tend to err on the slack side when regreasing as I have experienced very tight bearings on new wheels. What if any are the pi...
by Bowedw
11 Jun 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 53
Views: 2501

Re: Pannier Advice

Carradice Carradry are excellent panniers and are reasonably priced. St John Cycles seemed to offer the best deals when I bought some this year.
by Bowedw
11 May 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan
Replies: 16
Views: 4177

Re: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/caravan-cycle-carriers/fiamma. This may provide you with what you want, I did see a home made one on a caravan but not had the courage to try one myself. You have to remove the cover to the A frame but it's no good if you have a van with a box there and it also restrict...
by Bowedw
4 May 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

Llanelli coastal path will give you what you are looking for, it links with Pembre Country park and possible to cycle to Tumble with trailer and maybe Cross Hands.
Maybe a bit far for you but well worth the effort weather permitting.
by Bowedw
3 May 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Comments in the classifieds
Replies: 36
Views: 15867

Re: Comments in the classifieds

In certain circumstances I believe the Moderator should ask for stupid comments to be removed. A classic case are posts on the sale of a WAW recumbent that is being parted with due to ill health. I am sure the owner is gutted with having to part with it and the least we can do is show some respect a...
by Bowedw
25 Apr 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice changing gear approaching hills
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Advice changing gear approaching hills

Probably my ignorance but are we talking about changing down to the middle cog on a triple chainset( I don't know the bike) and is the chain then rubbing on the front derailleur as you change down with the rear derailleur?