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by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?

My career took me everywhere so I didn't have a regular commute. If I was fortunate to be on one City site for any length of time, I used to power wash my mech, avoiding the cassette, then dry and re lube. The daily commute begs the question why have a deraileur? They are really superfluous these da...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Butterfly bars
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Butterfly bars

I have a similar problem with my Shimano Thumb shifter. I have onset arthritis in my hands and the Thumb joint can be painful. No doubt, with grip shift, the problem would be less so.
by arnsider
28 Nov 2020, 7:34am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Butterfly bars
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Butterfly bars

I had a much loved Claud Butler that I fitted butterfly bars to. The bike came with the defunct GripShift changers and I carried them over to my new bars. They were excellent changers, and I cannot understand the prejudice against them. The Sachs Wavy variety that superceded Grip Shift were excellen...
by arnsider
28 Nov 2020, 7:23am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: D lock for ebike
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: D lock for ebike

My insurers stipulated a Gold Standsard Lock too. I found a Master Lock DL 210, supplied with a steel cable with eyes either end and four keys, was the answer . At £41.99, it represented good value. It is heavy, but that's the price you pay for security. The "D" is large enough to go aroun...
by arnsider
27 Nov 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December
Replies: 124
Views: 4003

Re: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

I am in exactly the same situatiuon as Tangled Metal, indeed we live within a stones throw of each other. Frankly, I cannot be bothered to scramble my brain trying to understand all the half buttocked regs. I confer that I will ride in smal groups, keep out of shops other than take aways, and limit ...
by arnsider
26 Nov 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 7075

Re: Covid Infection boundaries

Cornwall!! You're welcome to it! i worked there in the late sixties and back then you still might find a village with a bakery selling saffron buns and people who talked proper and confered with you by sucking through their pierced lips. Now the place is full of of incoming grockles, who speak with ...
by arnsider
26 Nov 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 7075

Re: Covid Infection boundaries

No change to Lancashire in the latest Tier farce.
I won't be cowed into staying in my tiny top corner of the county and will ride my bike within reason, just as I have done to date.
by arnsider
25 Nov 2020, 8:28am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 134
Views: 193307

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Someone mentioned Tredz. First class outfit. I tried ordering a cassette from CR yesterday, but their payment pages would not accept my details. I tried their pathetic Chat when it wasn't busy. Complete waste of time. Their phone line was unavailable and the E mail just tries to send you through The...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 7075

Re: Covid Infection boundaries

All the foregoing offers just reinforce my negative outlook on county boundary tiering and from a personal point of view, I will ignore the ban on inter county travel and furthermore, I will ignore the sort of pathetic castigation some of us are getting from the usual mysanthropic virtue siignallers...
by arnsider
23 Nov 2020, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 7075

Covid Infection boundaries

Whilst I am willing to comply with government regulations aimed at stemming Covid 19 infections,I am confused and unhappy with the tiering boundaries. It makes sound sense that large built up areas of the UK like the West Midlands and the Liverpool/Manchester region will be contiguous and share the ...
by arnsider
20 Nov 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charging Batteries on campsites
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Charging Batteries on campsites

Interesting variety of replies here and thanks. I admit I favour the up front and forward tactic of simply approaching a friendly looking "Neighbour" and offering a small contribution (Say £2). That will work fine until the issue becomes more "public" when some sort of protocol w...
by arnsider
19 Nov 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charging Batteries on campsites
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Charging Batteries on campsites

This is obviously going to emerge as an issue sooner or later. Presently, only hook up's are going to offer the facility of charging your e bike battery. Only people with camper vans and motor homes and the odd family tent unit are going to have the requisite leads and terminals. I wonder, has anyon...
by arnsider
3 Nov 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 7075

Re: Can one legally cycle out of a Covid tier-3 area ?

One very negative aspect of the confusion is the way that it has set us against each other and given the usual zealots among us yet another chance to castigate and censor. This has happened in my own small group and it is utterly dismaying. The fact that there is no legal staus to the restriction se...
by arnsider
3 Nov 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Hip injury

Just to assure people, I have no problems at all with physios versus Osteos. My Physio had to close his clinic due to Covid, but the Osteo worked on.
National health physios are confined to telephone appointments which I think most would agree are a bit of a farce.
by arnsider
3 Nov 2020, 8:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Hip injury

Well, still suspicious of the chance it might be a fracture, I got my Doc to refer me to the Radiographers. A couple of weeks back, at the walk in, I asked if there were signs of fracture and was relieved to hear "No" Subsequently, my Doc assured me that I was suffering from arthritis cons...