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by botty
11 Apr 2015, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not Shiny Lycra Shorts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Not Shiny Lycra Shorts?

Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a pair of these:

http://www.vintagevelos.com/en/wool-cyc ... 5-six.html

So much nicer feeling than lycra.
by botty
29 Jan 2015, 7:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto M12 Front Rack - Advice on hard to find bolt required
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: Nitto M12 Front Rack - Advice on hard to find bolt requi

These are the identical part, aren't they?......


Possibly but not sold as such. The OP did imply he wanted a SOURCE of such parts.
by botty
27 Jan 2015, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

You are in fact using the wrong side of the gauge. I must be missing something. Presumably differing chain wear on different sized sprockets on a bicycle is due to the different number of 'passes' a chain makes over them for a given turn of the road wheel? My smallest chain ring is 28 teeth and oft...
by botty
27 Jan 2015, 6:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

The chain is in the shed awaiting a proper 'length' measurement with a ruler to check the wear.

Interesting point about variable wear along the chain. Some checked points show totally worn out but some points show (just) not at that point yet.
by botty
25 Jan 2015, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

No. A chainring is a chainring. You were probably not born or not into cycling when aluminium sprockets were more common. Valbrona Confused now. Sprocket to me means a round thing with teeth used with a chain. Motorcycles have front and rear sprockets. My bicycle maintenance book from Zinn defines ...
by botty
25 Jan 2015, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

Thanks less often and different will be the way forward now then. New chain on so we will see if there is a difference.
by botty
25 Jan 2015, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

I can certainly change to that method of cleaning. The bicycle is in daily use. The only way I could make that work is to have 2 chains on the go. Do other commuting cyclists go through that process to get more than 500 miles from a chain?
by botty
25 Jan 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Re: Acceptable chain wear?

Isn't "chainring" the cycling term for 'big sprocket at the front of the transmission". The chain is cleaned weekly, not by removing but with a thorough clean in situ with transmission degreaser and a toothbrush. Then it has a proper lubrication with bicycle chain lube, just finished ...
by botty
25 Jan 2015, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acceptable chain wear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2348

Acceptable chain wear?

I've have just done my weekly clean and chain check and appear to have worn out a wippermann connex 808 chain between December 13th and today. At my reduced winter mileage that's likely to be about 400 miles. OK I have a couple of longish 1 in 5 hills on my commute that I grind up and the chain is u...
by botty
21 Jan 2015, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: You know you have been winter cycling when
Replies: 69
Views: 5099

Re: You know you have been winter cycling when

Your nose hair goes 'crispy' as you breath in.
by botty
20 Jan 2015, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Norway
Replies: 105
Views: 19073

Re: Touring in Norway

I've never cycled in Norway but I have motorcycled. If you are camping note that it can get COLD, even in Summer. On our trip at the end of June it was falling to 3C some nights. However all/most campsites have huts of various levels of luxury that you can hire if you need a rest from the wild campi...
by botty
16 Jan 2015, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rebuilding vintage frame
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Rebuilding vintage frame

Try to pick up a second hand 120mm hub and 5 speed freewheel. Or get a new 120mm hub from here that takes 5 speed cassettes (that they sell) : http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/gb_lfqr_r_120.html Don't be put off by the fact they are in Japan. If the price is right for you then the order process i...
by botty
12 Jan 2015, 1:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why long prison sentences are not the answer
Replies: 101
Views: 17695

Re: Why long prison sentences are not the answer

Negligence is doing something that a reasonable person would not do. So in law to be found negligent you need to be found to be doing something/not doing something everyone else does. If the original premiss was that if everyone drives like this can someone be held to be doing something wrong then n...
by botty
12 Jan 2015, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling into the River/Canal
Replies: 70
Views: 4666

Re: Cycling into the River/Canal

I very much enjoy the cycle in to Birmingham city centre from my Shropshire home. I've never even thought about what would happen if I fell in. Ride slowly enough to be safe in the circumstances, don't day dream while riding along and don't ride clipped in (an abomination anyway as far as I am conce...