Search found 262 matches

by Mike_Ayling
10 Jan 2021, 12:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?
Replies: 97
Views: 3990

Re: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?

What made me cackle today was the mental image of that Trumpanzee shoving a Taser into his belt and zapping himself in the goolies. Instant Darwin: he removed himself from the gene pool firstly by spit-roasting the means of procreation and secondly by croaking. Darwin and bar by my reckoning. I wis...
by Mike_Ayling
20 Dec 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton, Airnimal, crosshead, etc - what's the pros and cons
Replies: 56
Views: 1373

Re: Brompton, Airnimal, crosshead, etc - what's the pros and cons

Bike Friday is not really a folder, designed to be dismantled and packed into a specially designed case for an extra maybe 200 squids.
by Mike_Ayling
19 Dec 2020, 7:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any recommendations for an A4 monochrome printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 762

Re: Any recommendations for an A4 monochrome printer?

there is a tendancy for the printer manufacturers to include a chip in each cartridge which is not usually included in the "compatable" cartridges at the ink and toner suppliers so the mongrels lock you into their expensive supplies. Last time I checked I think that Canon was the only one ...
by Mike_Ayling
10 Dec 2020, 6:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist died after relying on rear brake on Dales descent due to failed front brake
Replies: 50
Views: 3379

Re: Cyclist died after relying on rear brake on Dales descent due to failed front brake

....The article states he was an Engineer so surely changing disc brake pads shouldn't have been a problem for him.... clearly it was (for some reason), else he would have got on and done it? One can only assume that at least part of the reason why he didn't get on and fix his brakes was that he di...
by Mike_Ayling
10 Dec 2020, 6:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1203

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

I'm considering building a new front wheel for our tandem with a dynohub. I don't have unlimited resources so I'm looking at cheaper hub options if poss. Obviously I'm aware of the extra loads imposed by a tandem which is why I'm seeking advice. We currently have 26" 48 spoke wheels, which is ...
by Mike_Ayling
7 Dec 2020, 4:24am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bath, shower, both, neither? Vote now please!
Replies: 52
Views: 1546

Re: Bath, shower, both, neither?

Tangled Metal wrote:There was a survey report that 90% of the population only shower or bathe once a week despite claiming to do so more often. Oh and they do it wrong too. Don't ask me what they're doing wrong.


There is an old Aussie saying "I am as dry as a Pommie's towel!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
3 Dec 2020, 6:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?
Replies: 90
Views: 2927

Re: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?

reohn2 wrote:
rotavator wrote:
reohn2 wrote:If you want bomproof then forget the deraileur entirely and go Rohloff :D .


But wasn't there a problem a few years ago with the flanges breaking? Has that problem been sorted now?

I haven't heard of any recent Rohloff flange breakages.


Agree

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
19 Nov 2020, 6:20am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 916
Views: 36278

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

mill4six wrote:Hence why, instead of hence. Orientated instead of oriented and Newsreaders saying "The Whitehouse said" No it didn't Grrr.


I
I Believe that "The Palace" also says things from time to time!
by Mike_Ayling
18 Nov 2020, 6:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changing your point of view
Replies: 67
Views: 1954

Re: Changing your point of view

Those protective plastic end caps fitted to mudguard stays are worth fitting. Slipped on the stairs yesterday and 2" of mudguard stay through the thigh muscle yesterday has persuaded me :wink: (Nb. Wish that nurse hadn't poked the hyypodermic containing the saline solution into the hole yester...
by Mike_Ayling
17 Nov 2020, 12:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changing your point of view
Replies: 67
Views: 1954

Re: Changing your point of view

I've just received three weeks post which has been building up at the delivery office, including a fortnight-old Private Eye so I'm late on this. "The concept of social networks .... as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people is not what we intended." Eric Schmidt Former google CEO Wall St...
by Mike_Ayling
16 Nov 2020, 4:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2324

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Some advantages of a Rohloff over "lesser" IG Hubs Easy wheel removal. The quick release axle is the most common version but if you prefer a nutted axle and a 15mm spanner it is available but still provides a much quicker removal than other hubs. Not having to adjust shifter cables to ensu...
by Mike_Ayling
16 Nov 2020, 4:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2324

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Mikeymo wrote: 6. Rear wheel punctures on a hub gear bike can be awkward. You need a 2mm allen key, or an old spoke or something, to release the bracket thing, and you need a 15mm spanner to get the wheel out. And you need to be careful lining the wheel up again when you put it back in. And some wa...
by Mike_Ayling
16 Nov 2020, 4:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peter Sutcliffe
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Peter Sutcliffe

Good joke about him on the "dark side" cycling forum.
by Mike_Ayling
16 Nov 2020, 3:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changing your point of view
Replies: 67
Views: 1954

Re: Changing your point of view

Cyril Haearn wrote:I think most of us are in the second or third half of our lives, maybe our views evolve but do not change so much


Please define "third half"
by Mike_Ayling
8 Nov 2020, 5:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new (or used) road bike - rim/disc brakes?
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: new (or used) road bike - rim/disc brakes?

Cowsham wrote:

I wanted discs cos I found I could pack the bike better for touring,

Could you please expand on this comment please?

Mike