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by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly Trailers....?
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Surly Trailers....?

I think they've been doing them for years, at least 3 at a guess, but never seen one. Daft expensive.
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BT
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: BT

Thanks Honesty. Makes some sense, so guess I won't chase my tale (or tail) any further. Cheers.
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).

Great stuff Rich, thanks.
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).

Good deal with http://www.justridingalong.com - supplied the hub and tensioner and built a sturdy wheel for me. Price as good as German Internet options. They told me they won't supply Alfine 11 - too many problems & complaints. I got some wheels from them some years ago, and they seemed OK, th...
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Incidental uses for cycle stuff
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Re: Incidental uses for cycle stuff

Bought an Edinburgh cycles mini socket set (down to £9.99 from £19.99 IIRC) a week or 2 ago. So far only used it to fix the bed frame and tighten the toilet flush mount. Incidentally, the bad fault was stripped threads on the bolts holding the headboard on (using the headboard to shift the bed to pa...
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BT
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: BT

Had BT engineer here yesterday. Fixed the phone, which I'd not heard ringing since, well, May, but really don't care about that (especially as I avoid answering the landline!) and it was the slow internet I'd rang about, which is still slooow. Mostly not a massive deal, but if we're told a min of 7m...
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).

So... Are Alfine 8 hubs only disc versions now? Really not a huuuge issue, as I'd potentially be able to swap onto a disc frame at a later date, but of course, it's not ideal. Not sure what you mean by a 'magic gear' Brucey, unless it is the process you describe in the following passage. Is that rig...
by mrjemm
13 Nov 2015, 7:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Incidental uses for cycle stuff
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Re: Incidental uses for cycle stuff

...overglasses get used for general eye protection when cutting, sanding and so on... A cheaper option is to use safety glasses for cycling (and safer for the job too!). Usually provided free at work, or only a few quid at a PPE supplier. What I wear when bugs are out, or more relevantly now, in he...
by mrjemm
12 Nov 2015, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).

Thanks folk for the help. Lots to be going on with. Sorry I took so long to get back and go through this. Will investigate deeper tomorrow. Thank you all.
by mrjemm
12 Nov 2015, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Alfine 8 Advice (Or Nexus?).

I've got a 90s Al road frame coming my way, and am guessing it's likely a 130 rear spacing (likeliest?), and not being a speedy-roadie type, am quite keen on having a simple look, but not go as far as single speed/fixed, so... a hub gear system comes to mind. As you may know, I am not a great fan of...
by mrjemm
11 Nov 2015, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coffee tips...
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Coffee tips...

Coffee tip? Avoid the LA postcode. :( I used to be quite particular about such things, but have got slack of late and use a big name brand that comes ready ground (quite fine)- get through it fast enough that it doesn't get stale enough to notice (and of course store it in an air-tight container, b...
by mrjemm
11 Nov 2015, 12:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coffee tips...
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Coffee tips...

Coffee tip? Avoid the LA postcode. :( I used to be quite particular about such things, but have got slack of late and use a big name brand that comes ready ground (quite fine)- get through it fast enough that it doesn't get stale enough to notice (and of course store it in an air-tight container, bu...
by mrjemm
10 Nov 2015, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Steed Advice: 2017 California to Maine
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: Steed Advice: 2017 California to Maine

The Surly Straggler is a disc braked version of the Surly Cross Check and I would suggest that as an option. If it rides the same as the Cross Check (and I don't know of any reason why it shouldn't) then it should be super comfortable. It also comes in a light colour, albeit mint, rather than white...
by mrjemm
10 Nov 2015, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Natures up the chute!
Replies: 64
Views: 2685

Re: Natures up the chute!

Well back to climate. This article from New Scientist in 2007 gives a pretty good summary of the uncertainty of the historical records and the proxies for temperature they depend on. As it notes, the main proxy - Oxygen-18 - missed the 200,000 year long hottest period and although supportive of GW ...
by mrjemm
10 Nov 2015, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fat bike views.
Replies: 63
Views: 4002

Re: Fat bike views.

Actually, I saw an On-One Fatty riding through Standish the other day, and think it may've had boingy forks too, but was driving, so couldn't look properly. Was really hoping he was on his way to or from a trail, cos the main road is an odd place for one of these... Seen several in various shops as ...