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by Tiberius
7 Aug 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

Another Paramo fan here - I actually have five Paramo jackets which I guess says it all. Not cheap but they wash and reproof well, Paramo's repair service is also very good. Try not to buy mail order. I've found that the sizing can be all over the place particularly with their cycling specific stuff.
by Tiberius
5 Aug 2020, 7:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!

CyberKnight wrote:Its a known issue with the newer shimano stuff, my 4700s did the same mid ride .


Can you honestly say that you had no warning whatsoever - that on previous rides it had worked perfectly and then out of nowhere snap ?
by Tiberius
4 Aug 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: EBAY

axel_knutt wrote:I don't bother doing Amazon reviews anymore, they delete the ones they don't like.


Like 'Booking.com'....they simply would not print a review that I was trying to leave. No swearing/bad language or anything, just a straight forward review of a very poor B & B....No chance !!
by Tiberius
26 Jul 2020, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

I have a set on one of my bikes, I 'rescued' them from a bike that was going into a skip so I reckon that they are not in their first flush of youth. I cleaned them up, fitted new pads (dead easy) and they work REALLY well - almost as good a some Hope brakes that I used to have. One finger skids, no...
by Tiberius
24 Jul 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 789

Re: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?

PH wrote:
simonineaston wrote:You might note that the Round the World record has been held at least twice by riders using hub gears and a tensioner.


I've used my Rohloff hub in two frames - one with sliding dropouts and the current one where I use a chain tensioner. Both work fine but I much prefer the latter.
by Tiberius
24 Jul 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 789

Re: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?

One considerable snag with rear-facing dropouts is that you can't get the wheel off because the mudguards are in the way - unless I'm missing something On my Surly Troll (rear facing dropouts) I fitted the rear muguard with SKS Secu-Clips - the sort of things that are usually used on front mudguard...
by Tiberius
22 Jul 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: What's your go-to online bike store?
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: What's your go-to online bike store?

Tweeks completely collapsed around April/May - I know that there was an obvious reason but others didn't and I do mean 'completely' (in my experience)
by Tiberius
16 Jul 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: THOUGH AXLES
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: THOUGH AXLES

scottg wrote:Before dropouts, bikes had solid ends. You spread the fork to pop the wheel in.
Which makes QRs the new fangled plot to separate the punters from their money. :)


...Quite.... :wink:
by Tiberius
16 Jul 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: THOUGH AXLES
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: THOUGH AXLES

My son has just bought a bike that has the hex key type thru-axels.

I had to have a play/pull apart with it and I really like those axels. When they are in they are in, they are going nowhere. It might even be a mental thing but I much prefer them to QRs with 'lawyers lips' holding the wheels in.
by Tiberius
15 Jul 2020, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?
Replies: 25
Views: 915

Re: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?

UPDATE White Industries have just emailed me and very kindly offered to send me a replacement crank for the cost of shipping! Now that's what I call service; no receipt and around 9 years out of guarantee. And I'm on the other side of the world to them. Their only proviso is that I send them photos...
by Tiberius
13 Jul 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?
Replies: 25
Views: 915

Re: Is my expensive White Industries crank toast?

I've emailed White Industries and explained my predicament. Fingers crossed on that front. ! A couple of years ago I had an issue with a WI 'ENO' freewheel. They were absolutely brilliant at sorting it - personal emails/names/contact numbers etc. My whole issue could have been closed down without t...
by Tiberius
12 Jul 2020, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Neverspoons App
Replies: 80
Views: 1764

Re: Neverspoons App

I generally like 'Spoons but I agree with some of the others here who say that they can be hit and miss.,,,our local one is a distinct 'miss' unfortunately. I love the app' which is a doddle to use and gets you served so much quicker than standing at the bar-it's particularly good if you're ordering...
by Tiberius
11 Jul 2020, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1397
Views: 69330

Re: TV licensing...

To be honest i just got a bit arsey because he started to caution me on my doorstep, i had not invited him on to my property. At the point of commencement of the caution my brain said trespass and my hand said slam the door .... i was surprised that there has been no further action though. There wi...
by Tiberius
13 Jun 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …
Replies: 87
Views: 3691

Re: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …

Samuel. I've just spent ten minutes reading through the article and looking at your lovely bike. I then spent a further ten minutes thinking through the QL direction quandary - without coming to any conclusion !!

Anyway, a lovely bike sir.. :)
by Tiberius
12 Jun 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9438

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Brucey wrote:
One of the downsides of the LR SFG is that it makes a terrible mess; if any gets on clothing, that clothing is more or less stained for ever.



When Mick F refered to it as 'Landrover swivel hub grease' you just KNOW that it will make a right mess of everything.... :mrgreen: