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by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gates Belt Drive question.
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Gates Belt Drive question.

Mike_Ayling wrote:
freeflow wrote:A pack of baby wipes may be a simpler solution. Alternatively, sufficient bottles of squirt.


+1 for Squirt

Mike


Have you tried googling 'Squirt' :shock: :lol:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1112

Re: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?

I think e-scooters are nearer the mark for the average moton - if ever the legality issues are sorted, that is :roll:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 2975

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

Bonefishblues wrote:Good angle, not me, it's the other people who will suffer...
Maybe the production company should think twice about using an actor with such a poor driving record in a programme involving lots of driving? Alan Partridge using public transport sounds more entertaining to me :roll:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 65
Views: 3585

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

reohn2 wrote:No.

+1
by squeaker
11 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Bike busted. Pls help with fix.
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: New Bike busted. Pls help with fix.

What happens if I get a different number of teeth ? i.e SHIMANO FC-M171 SQUARE TAPER 3 X 6/7/8S BIKE CRANKSET 175MM 42/34/24T 1) the gearing will be 10% (high) to 14% (low) lower 2) the chain will (probably) need shortening a little 3) the front changer will need lowering to stay within ~2mm of the...
by squeaker
6 Aug 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: walking shoes for cycling touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: walking shoes for cycling touring

About five years ago I said I used my Meindl walking shoes for cycling and apart from one who could not read and swore I said walking BOOTS, other people said I was silly (or similar) I wear these always and have worn ONLY Meindl walking shoes and boots for 20 years, nothing else, walking and cycli...
by squeaker
5 Aug 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Ride London
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Ride London

Looking at the bunch sprint pile-ups in both pro-races, maybe a good job they were wearing plastic hats?
by squeaker
2 Aug 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Downs Link
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: The Downs Link

Improvements on the way it seems. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2019/july/paths-for-everyone-is-one-step-closer-with-558-000-investment-for-all-weather-downs-link-surface/? That's if you regard a rammed stone / limestone 'dust' surface as 'all weather'. IME it suffers all the well know ...
by squeaker
2 Aug 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Downs Link
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: The Downs Link

Improvements on the way it seems. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2019/july/paths-for-everyone-is-one-step-closer-with-558-000-investment-for-all-weather-downs-link-surface/? That's if you regard a rammed stone / limestone 'dust' surface as 'all weather'. IME it suffers all the well know ...
by squeaker
25 Jul 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Writing to Grayling
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: Writing to Grayling

Oldjohnw wrote:Second, your letter goes to the Secretary of State. That office exists until it is abolished although the incmbent might change. The name is incidental.

But could Grant Shapps be an improvement over Chris Grayling - the latter's track record suggest yes, but... :roll:
by squeaker
25 Jul 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano BB-UN55; actual widths
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Shimano BB-UN55; actual widths

.... - the equivalent (symmetric) length can be used to compare between other BB units (with a similar taper, and symmetrically constructed) on a 68mm shell, for chainline purposes. Variations in equivalent length produce variations in chainline of about half the equivalent length variation. Thus r...
by squeaker
24 Jul 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10783

Re: E Bike - speeding?

40 years ago I was rear-ended and the driver didn't stop. On reporting it at the Police station the officer checked my bike over and was particularly interested in checking the brakes, I don't know why, and then he commented "your back wheel is bent" to which I only had one response "...
by squeaker
5 Jul 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trident Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 3168

Re: Trident Trike

Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires. Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres wou...
by squeaker
4 Jul 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trident Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 3168

Re: Trident Trike

Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires. Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres wou...