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by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel spokes; first use
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Stainless Steel spokes; first use

Hi,
I went looking for technical information for stainless steel spokes at one point I didn't turn up much?
Do you know of any other incidents of using stainless wire In tension Other than spokes.
I probably wasn't looking that hard or in the wrong place.
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One wink?
Replies: 50
Views: 1744

Re: One wink?

Hi,
Mick F wrote:Grief!
Become an Advance Motorist, and then you can comment.

Do NOTHING automatically.
Do EVERYTHING purposefully and with a REASON to do it.

Please tell us Mick of your advanced qualifications With motor vehicles?
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One wink?
Replies: 50
Views: 1744

Re: One wink?

Hi,
al_yrpal wrote:I am an automatic indicator whilst driving a car, its an ingrained habit, it does no harm and makes perfect sense. I wouldnt indicate left after passing though.

Al

Dual carriageway and motorway even?
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

hi, Yes cartridge bearings can be a different kettle of fish. once assembled up it can be very difficult to remove any stiffness if any exist. Just working on a secondhand motorcycle spoked wheel. Buying this was cheaper than attempting to get quality rim. But when the wheel is assembled into the fo...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Mar 2020, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4942

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi,
Oldjohnw wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:I always wear gloves, when travelling by train the grab rails are probably covered with bacteria


Then touch your face with your gloved hands?

And shake hands too.
Or shake hands normally.
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Mar 2020, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 600
Views: 12245

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi, My normal weekly shop is between 2100-2200 once a week. No unusual to find some of the shelves bare are there waiting for an Artic to come in, sometimes it's already arrived and the stuff is freshly come out, especially holiday times where food get snapped up. Well lidls Torquay was already clos...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

Hi, Tighten until there’s no lateral play in the wheel, and there’s no rattling noises when you drop the bike from a slight lift. So lets say you start with very little play in bearings if none? And apply your method........the rattle...if there is any will disappear when the QR grips the frame just...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 600
Views: 12245

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi,
Morrisons have suspended their app................. :?
But first delivery if you are already registered for online shopping as ov yesterday is sat week.....
Sainsburys are from 23rd giving one hour at opening on thurs only for over seventies & vulnerable?.......IIRC.
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

Hi, The OP has got everything about right for sure. It has to be remembered that Any force trying to remove the wheel when braking With a disk on the front wheel, is countered by the downward force from the rider and bike When braking. Due to the difference in cross-sectional area of the skewer whic...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 343
Views: 37269

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Hi,
Cyril Haearn wrote:FSO
Fixie-Shaped-Object

Looks like a fixie but close examination reveals a freewheel :wink:

Complete with mandatory honey coloured leather Brooks, And olde worlde shop window or lamppost to lean against :P
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4942

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi, On the turbo last night. On the treadmill on Monday. I think in the last 20 years there has only been a handful of occasions where I cycle with anyone else. I have two more turbos at home, two treadmills and a row machine, Weights balls and wobble boards. For about a year now I have been going o...
by NATURAL ANKLING
18 Mar 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4942

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi, I'm over 70, I have peripheral vascular disease (narrowed arteries in groin, upper legs, intermittent claudication) There is no effective medication. No cure. Other than somewhat risky surgery, best left until unavoidable, the only treatment is exercise - walk until painful, and walk through the...
by NATURAL ANKLING
18 Mar 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 600
Views: 12245

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi, One thing I am very glad I now bought a couple of years ago. My Panasonic Bread maker. I always keep 4 or so 1.5kg pkts of bread flour in. A medium loaf uses 400grm. Just as well as there is no flour of any description in Lidl. So atleast I can have cheese on toast or baked beans on toast or whe...
by NATURAL ANKLING
18 Mar 2020, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1824
Views: 41323

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Hi, I have decided that entering into argument with Carpetcleaner is both sterile and futile. I realised that soon after s/he began posting,s/he is a windereruper nothing more,don't feed him/her and s/he will go away. What like you did R2 :) I think that The mods have said several times not to name ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
18 Mar 2020, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1824
Views: 41323

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Hi, There is no perfect democracy. Perfect democracy is a myth. PR doesn't give you perfect democracy. It has its own distortions, just like FPTP. Firstly, when you vote for a party under either system you vote knowing that you support some of their policies but you hate others. They get 100% of you...