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by Mike_Ayling
18 Apr 2020, 2:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

De Sisti wrote:The way I remember it is:

To take to pedal off, turn the spanner to the back of the bike (whichever side of the bike you're facing).


That is also the way I remember it.
by Mike_Ayling
15 Apr 2020, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gas cartridges by the side of the road
Replies: 165
Views: 4784

Re: Gas cartridges by the side of the road

No win compared with the simpler method of using a pump, but a loss. Why? If I'm out for an hour or two hours why is saving time a loss?I find that statement very strange. How is messing about with a pump,then pumping simpler?You attach the C02 pump head,press for a few seconds and it's done.Not 20...
by Mike_Ayling
12 Mar 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What colour is petrol?
Replies: 25
Views: 819

Re: What colour is petrol?

Whilst on the subject of diesel vehicles ................. DERV is the normal term. Diesel engine road vehicle. Red diesel is similar but not the same as DERV, and it has a dye in it. Red Diesel is not legal to be used on the road, though farmers are allowed to use their tractors on the road to go ...
by Mike_Ayling
20 Feb 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....
Replies: 35
Views: 1932

Re: RX-RD5; another flawed Sturmey Archer 5s hub? -surely not....

bgnukem wrote:Everything I read about hub gears on this forum puts me right off them.



You seldom have problems with a Rohloff!

Start saving now!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
14 Jan 2020, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?

I am a 1942 model and I have been riding a Thorn Mercury with Rohloff for the past four years.
Magnificent bike

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
14 Jan 2020, 8:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 3488

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

I thought that you just turned around and rode back like the previous poster!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
13 Jan 2020, 12:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** the climate change thread, fires in Australia **
Replies: 76
Views: 2029

Re: ** the climate change thread **

Responding to a PM from Cyril Haearn: Hello Mike I started 'the climate change thread' to talk about bush fires and the like The Guardian has quite a lot of coverage but one knows that Australia is huge, are the fires actually quite small in comparison? Well yes but they have done AUD millions in da...
by Mike_Ayling
12 Jan 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1508

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

Marcus Aurelius wrote:The bike is just the decorations, on the icing, on the cake. It’s mostly about the engine, a bit about the attitude, and a bit about technique. Unless you’re going from a 100 pound BSO, changing bikes will be a ‘marginal gain’.


Agree 100%
by Mike_Ayling
11 Jan 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bikes with single chainring
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

Re: bikes with single chainring

I believe that 1x11, due to the poor chainlines in some gears, has an efficiency similar to that of good hub gears. Apart from a small weight penalty, the hub gear alternative has a lot going for it. If you can afford it Rohloff gearing would give 14 evenly spaced gears and a good range. Maintenanc...
by Mike_Ayling
10 Jan 2020, 3:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 2297

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

PH wrote: glue as hard as concrete in the repair kit... .


Which reminds me, I usually buy a new repair kit each new year. Time to
get round to the dept store to get one.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
9 Jan 2020, 6:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Australian priorities.
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Australian priorities.

A bloke that I used to ride with who was a policemen responded to a complainant in a cycling forum who was caught riding through a red light late at night with very little traffic around and stated on the forum that he always rode through a red light when there was no traffic around by saying that i...
by Mike_Ayling
26 Dec 2019, 5:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23954

Re: Why wear black?

This is a Supermarket Car Park.... https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/1137087/stream_img.jpg There are risk assessments in place that state being in the carpark needs HiViz clothing Are the pedestrians who walk across this car park without showing Darwinism in action? Why are these individuals ...
by Mike_Ayling
25 Dec 2019, 6:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike

Have a look at Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, lighter than the Marathons.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
2 Dec 2019, 6:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1381

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

Tangled Metal wrote: . . . < SNIP > . . ..
Imho don't tell the receptionist anything you want to be kept private.

Punch line of joke:
Receptionist: whats wrong with your ear then?
Patient: I can't pass water out of it!

Mine
by Mike_Ayling
1 Dec 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1594

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

How long before Corbyn invites the terrorists family to the House of Parliament for tea ................... :( Corbyn was vilified for taking up the cause of the Guildford Four. The judge of their case regretted his inability to hang them. You may remember they were eventually found to be innocent ...