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by Tiberius
9 Jun 2020, 5:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 618

Re: Winter bike?

I ride just about every day in all weather. I have a couple of lovely bikes that I'm very fussy about, there is no way that I could ride them through winter so I do have a winter bike that I always completely refurbish in summer. I have a Genesis 'Flyer' originally a single speeder, steel frame with...
by Tiberius
5 Jun 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 31
Views: 6382

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

BlackPanther wrote:! So I now have a large deposit towards the motorbike I've been lusting after


Want = A motorbike.......Lust = DUCATI !!!!...... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
24 May 2020, 6:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Frame Protection

In my experience....It goes on easier, fits better and sticks better if you GENTLY heat the tape and the frame with a heat gun. Same again removing it.
by Tiberius
21 May 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towing a car
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Towing a car

peetee It’s a great idea which I’m surprised no-one else has thought of. The only issue that I can think of is with car insurance. Say you were cycling down a big hill and the car ran you over, would your car insurer pay out if you were to make a claim against yourself for hospital bills/cycle repai...
by Tiberius
17 May 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs
Replies: 51
Views: 1747

Re: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs

My son has just bought a bike with through axels - not the ones that have a QR type release, the axels on his bike unscrew with an allen key. When those wheels are in they are going absolutely nowhere. I don't know if they have a downside or if they are considered 'heavy' but I do know that when the...
by Tiberius
17 May 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff questions
Replies: 87
Views: 3460

Re: Rohloff questions

I have a Troll with the OEM2 plate. It works well. To get the chain off I just loosen the QR, flop the chain tug off to one side, push the wheel forward a touch and the chain can be derailed from the chainset and set to one side off the sprocket so allowing the wheel to be pulled back. The OEM bolt...
by Tiberius
16 May 2020, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs
Replies: 51
Views: 1747

Re: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs

To be honest, if selling a bike I would sell it working order with a QR correctly done up.... once it has left my possession then it is not of my concern if the buyer is unable to work it out...... Agreed. I sold my son's bike in October. My son is 28 and 6ft 2ins, The bike was a Cube mountain bike...
by Tiberius
16 May 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Any Trouble With The Wire on a Wired Computer (Speedo)?

I've used both types - no operation issues with either (all Cateye) BUT....Thanks to the dreadful roads around here, I have had two wireless heads fly out of the original mounts and end up under the wheels of cars (two different bikes-two different mounts-two different heads) Problem solved by using...
by Tiberius
11 May 2020, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 8001

Re: Is it me?

It is definitely not just you, I rarely get a response to a cheery 'morning' from other cyclists. The lady on her bike, with a basket on the front, going for a Sunday paper will reply, but there's nothing from the overwhelming majority of cyclists. I used to think it was probably a North Yorkshire t...
by Tiberius
3 May 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

[quote="Des49"
I do have to run a tensioner and not sure if the 1/8th will clear this.
[/quote]

A 1/8 chain would not run through my Rohloff chain tensioner, I had to use a 3/32 chain.
by Tiberius
25 Apr 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary
Replies: 57
Views: 1626

Re: receiving an income from a company dividend rather than a salary

you made your bed you lie on it: ^^^ That..... :wink: Most of my friends (really) are self employed, mainly gas/heating engineers and plumbers. They have all worked PAYE, but for a number of reasons they have decided to work self employed. TO A MAN they are happy to tell me how much they fiddle the...
by Tiberius
24 Apr 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody had the virus?
Replies: 39
Views: 1506

Re: Anybody had the virus?

al_yrpal wrote:Tiberius, sounds exactly like my cough. Caused by phlegm from the left lung. Lie down and coughing immediately started. Horrible! Hope it clears up soon.

Al



Thank you . Your concern is very much appreciated....
by Tiberius
24 Apr 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody had the virus?
Replies: 39
Views: 1506

Re: Anybody had the virus?

I don't really get coughs/colds, I tend to be really lucky with virus' and stuff like that. Two weeks ago a cough kicks in which got REALLY bad within two days. I hit the NHS web site which advised isolation for seven days (forteen for the Mrs as it can take two to forteen days for symptoms to kick ...
by Tiberius
8 Apr 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Furlough'd Footballers
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Furlough'd Footballers

McLaren (the F1 and sports car manufacturing company) have done the same - for staff NOT the F1 drivers, they have taken a pay cut.

It just seems to me that this isn't how the 'support' was envisaged being used.
by Tiberius
8 Apr 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Corporate (Mis)Behavior
Replies: 47
Views: 1406

Re: Corporate (Mis)Behavior

Centrica - possibly the first of the 'Big Six' to go down - pulled their 2019 final dividend last week. Despite being a shareholder I thought that it was the correct decision. If a business is going to fail then it fails and the others in that market gobble up the customers. That's shirley (don't..)...