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by Neilo
14 Nov 2017, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?

Wore my thin buff on Sunday, It was cold, I got snowed on. Folding them into 3, so I have a 3 layer tube around my neck works best for me, especially the winter one with the fleece. Fleece on the inside sandwiched between the thin material, as I find fleece quite itchy next to the skin. It has to be...
by Neilo
9 Nov 2017, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifters/Rear Mech Compatibility
Replies: 43
Views: 2144

Re: Shifters/Rear Mech Compatibility

My long cage XT is about 100mm between centres.
by Neilo
8 Nov 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifters/Rear Mech Compatibility
Replies: 43
Views: 2144

Re: Shifters/Rear Mech Compatibility

integrity necessarily. BTW there is a concern that a long cage mech will get too close to the ground if fitted to a moulton. I had to un dish the wheel to stop a long cage XT mech hitting the 20" wheel and tyre on my trike https://s6.postimg.org/6vxb23awh/IMAG0499.jpg https://s6.postimg.org/8p...
by Neilo
29 Oct 2017, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "PAUL'S" thumbies / "KELLY" take-offs for skinflints
Replies: 258
Views: 57218

Re: "PAUL'S" thumbies / "KELLY" take-offs for skinflints

Update I tried this setup on my mountain bike, Midge bars , but didn't like it. https://s6.postimg.org/b02v2yzsh/DSC_0029_1.jpg https://s6.postimg.org/q4xaillox/DSC_0073.jpg Tried it on my commuter, but the angles of the Midge bars, shifters and levers hurt my hands. https://s6.postimg.org/samzz0ry9...
by Neilo
18 Oct 2017, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA wales closed for off season?
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: YHA wales closed for off season?

What about [url]elenydd‑hostels.co.uk[/url]
by Neilo
11 Oct 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual vintage multi size spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: Unusual vintage multi size spanner

Portugese that I have worked with, call an adjustable spanner an "English spanner"
by Neilo
8 Aug 2017, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low rider panniers set-up etc
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Low rider panniers set-up etc

Can you remove the red "C" shaped part of the clip to make the clip wider?
by Neilo
1 Aug 2017, 8:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pro-Viz 360 jacket failure
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Pro-Viz 360 jacket failure

Never had a problem with mine. I've had mine for a few years now, It's a bit boil in the bag, as it isn't breathable. Normally in my area it seems to be drivers mission in life to get as close as possible to cyclists. But when I wear the Provis in the dark It looks like I get given a lot more room b...
by Neilo
28 Jun 2017, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Considering alternative to Gels, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 2683

Re: Considering alternative to Gels, etc.

My favourite fuel, both on the bike and on the hills is fruit cake.
A mixture of different carbs, fat and protein. And it tastes good, what more could you want?
by Neilo
28 Jun 2017, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cornwall rain.
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: Cornwall rain.

Welsh rain is wetter though :D
by Neilo
28 Jun 2017, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner fluid

Used to use 1,1,1-trichloroethane. many years ago, it was great stuff, until they realised it killed the planet and banned it under the Montreal protocol.
White spirit now.
by Neilo
28 Jun 2017, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner fluid

carburetor
by Neilo
25 Jun 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any cavers or potholers out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Any cavers or potholers out there?

A used rope with unknown history is pretty much worthless.
Any caver or climber would not buy a used rope
Recommended life of a rope, damage withstanding is seldom more than 10 years.
You might get a few quid chopping it up for tow ropes.
Sorry

Neil
by Neilo
18 Jun 2017, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old components
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: Old components

Save em for throwing away later