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by rjb
22 Feb 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Turn any bike into a cargo trike
Replies: 28
Views: 5017

Re: Turn any bike into a cargo trike

mercalia wrote:I came across this ecargo bike parked opposite side to Lidl in Streatham

has a bottom bracket drive?


How much booze and sacks of logs does it carry :lol:
by rjb
15 Feb 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2522
Views: 48432

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Hi all, The virus definitely had me worried until I worked out that I might have acquired immunity in childhood??? Yep, I drank so much "Corona" pop as a sprog that I think I'm safe! The Corona wagon would be up and down our street very frequently, much to the chagrin of Mum :lol: :lol: :...
by rjb
15 Feb 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 46
Views: 2055

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

I often recut slots in my brake pads. It also helps to indicate how much brake pad material remains and when you will need to renew the blocks, often well past the limit marks engraved on them. :wink:
by rjb
12 Feb 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978
Replies: 28
Views: 1407

Re: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978

1988 Ron Kit everything cycling catalogue has these pages which might be of interest.
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by rjb
8 Feb 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Marmalade
Replies: 28
Views: 715

Re: Marmalade

Couple of years ago i made a batch of Bramble Jelly. First time i had a go at making jam. Entered it into the village show and much to the consternation of the WI it won first prize. :lol: I decided to retire whilst ahead and didn't enter last year. :lol: What recipe are you using for your blackberr...
by rjb
7 Feb 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Encounter with a tractor
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Encounter with a tractor

It's that time of year. Here on the Somerset levels muck spreading tractors are prolific and they are artic lorry sized, taking up most of the road and laying a mud mat down where they have exited a field. The majority of them are considerate of cyclists usually slowing down and pulling well over as...
by rjb
7 Feb 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How do I test an electronic sensor ( on a rowing machine ) - NOW FIXED!
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: How do I test an electronic sensor ( on a rowing machine )

If you cant get it going you could fit a cycle computer. attach the magnet to the flywheel and position the sensor as you would on a bike. It may require a bit of maths calculation to get the wheel size to approximate what you are trying to measure. Ive used one on a wind turbine to measure the revs...
by rjb
6 Feb 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Toolkit pliers?

Back home now so as promised here's my vice grip pliers. Bought as a set of 3 from Aldi for about £5. They do come around every so often. I removed the knurled adjuster from the end and replaced with an Allen screw into which I had pressed a short length of whitworth stud cut from a bolt. Same diame...
by rjb
5 Feb 2020, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towel holder revealed
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Towel holder revealed

Since you've now revealed, I can't come up with any clever ideas (rear derailleur? But must be thoroughly cleaned first!). Reminds me of the spell I had in hospital last month, when a nurse needed to fit me up with a drip. She couldn't find a drip support pillar, so she tried hanging the bag from t...
by rjb
5 Feb 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towel holder revealed
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Towel holder

A brake stirrup judging by the size and shape. :wink:
by rjb
5 Feb 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Toolkit pliers?

I think CJ may have had something favourable to say about the Irwin Vise Grip , which would certainly do the job. But my small example weighs about 150g and is 16cm long, which makes it a bit too much of a lump to carry when I consider that in the last five years I have had zero occasions to use it...
by rjb
30 Jan 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sweets
Replies: 26
Views: 599

Re: Favourite sweets

Aniseed balls, Liquorice comfits Nougat, the ones that came in a big slab either white or pink. They seemed big at the time but I was only little. :D I would have added Gob Stoppers and Black jack's, but that would have meant a list of 5. My mouth is now drooling at the thought of them all. :lol:. T...
by rjb
28 Jan 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sober on the Rollers
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Sober on the Rollers

Haven't ridden rollers for decades but when i did i got going by having them against a wall so i could lean and get some initial support. After a short while i was able to just start and the momentum was sufficient then to keep going without an issue so no wall required. They were straight cylindric...
by rjb
28 Jan 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 62
Views: 2787

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Call into your optician with your sunglasses and explain the problem. I'm sure they could adjust them for you so they don't slip. Last resort is to use some elastic bands. Just follow a postman for a few houses to find some. :lol:
by rjb
28 Jan 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2522
Views: 48432

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

The current containment measures can only slow the spread of the disease which in my opinion will become a worldwide pandemic. Slowing the spread gives pharmaceutical companies a better chance of producing a vaccine in time. In the meantime i'm getting a 12 bore ready and standing at the door of the...