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by KTHSullivan
15 Jan 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bodge With a Hair Drier
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Bodge With a Hair Drier

Hair drier was on high, but hub got to about 60 C, that's about the max you can put a bare hand on without going ouch (from experience). The grease returned to its in-jar consistency, which is around about that of Summer's day butter; what the original "Redwood number" or Centistoke condit...
by KTHSullivan
15 Jan 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bodge With a Hair Drier
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Bodge With a Hair Drier

Having rebuilt/serviced my vintage LX winter hubs over the summer utilising Halfords “pure bike grease” and having yesterday mounted them on my trusty Orbit Expedition (now very much like Trigger’s brush) to my dismay I discovered said pure grease has congealed and free hub would not free hub.; admi...
by KTHSullivan
11 Jan 2018, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PLASTIC BOTTLES
Replies: 14
Views: 411

PLASTIC BOTTLES

In View of the environment secretary's BS on BBC "Breakfast" this morning some of you may be interested in the following government petition.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200215

Regards

KTHS
by KTHSullivan
8 Jan 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other fora, cycling and other interests
Replies: 53
Views: 4081

Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

Other than cycling, I think that my collection of toe nail clippings is the only thing keeping me sane :?
by KTHSullivan
2 Jan 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dealing with verbal abuse
Replies: 58
Views: 2968

Re: Dealing with verbal abuse

Meanwhile this summer, having had lunch at my Mother-in-Laws, admittedly a somewhat stressful experience; I was progressing across the Humber Bridge, north to south (west side of bridge) at a snail’s pace. A couple were on the shared path ahead and obviously completely oblivious as to what was going...
by KTHSullivan
8 Dec 2017, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Malvadny,

Excellent source of info is:

[url]http://www.foldsoc.co.uk/
[/url]
Lots of combined experience of folders in general and a list of subjective reviews from members

KTHS
by KTHSullivan
7 Dec 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Revelation

The other afternoon I was looking for a paperclip to release the "jammed" CD drive on my seriously old laptop, as ever no joy. However turning quite a few cupboards out in a vain attempt to locate a thin piece of wire I found a significant number of wire coat hangers; obviously, I don't kn...
by KTHSullivan
7 Dec 2017, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 820
Views: 35178

Re: Is Trump Mad?

As my Grandfather used to say, " as mad as a dog in a bungalow" :lol:

KTHS
by KTHSullivan
7 Dec 2017, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Think the lowest gear on a Speed TR is about 21", this is obviously a combination of the Sram hub and the cluster,would have preferred to have something a tadge lower for cycle camping. From memory I think the largest sprocket on the rear cluster is 32T. The rear derailleur is "dual drive&...
by KTHSullivan
7 Dec 2017, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Agreeing with Horizon, one should base any purchase decision on the initial specifications and suitability for ones needs. Subsequently the Tern was purchased specifically due to its comparatively lower mass (-1.5kg) than the Dahon, enabling SHMBO to make the best use of it during her sometimes mult...
by KTHSullivan
6 Dec 2017, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Between SWMBO and myself we have both a Dahon speed TR and a Tern link PH24. The Tern's frame and forks are constructed out of monkey metal (sorry aluminium) subsequently due to the small by necessity frame triangles and small wheels it produces a teeth rattling ride on anything but the most pristin...
by KTHSullivan
10 Oct 2017, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why are dynamo front lights so expensive?
Replies: 137
Views: 5769

Re: Why are dynamo front lights so expensive?

Athlete Shop

Caveat Emptor, took six weeks to recover the cash they extracted from my account for goods they did not have in stock, but only after complaining to Pay Pall. Avoid.
by KTHSullivan
29 Sep 2017, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?

May I suggest the following, (attached link)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velo-dog

KTHS
by KTHSullivan
27 Sep 2017, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Preplanning 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Preplanning 2018

Billy, The Northern Rhine can be a bit industrial, but depending on your like (or dislike) of chemical plant/refinery architecture it may appeal (or not). The general start of the route is considered to be Andermatt where the is rail access and progresses over the Oberalp pass to the head waters of ...
by KTHSullivan
4 Aug 2017, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lincoln to Hull to Robin Hood's Bay!
Replies: 24
Views: 2452

Re: Lincoln to Hull to Robin Hood's Bay!

Hi, I am local to "route 1" from Lincoln to the Humber bridge, however I consider that the route negates some of the better lanes and views and villages in the area after Market Rasen. The route I suspect was not strictly thought out and may have been put together in somewhat of a hurry. U...