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by 1066enthalpies1939
10 Sep 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 60
Views: 5520

Chain Care

Chain Care I seen many suggestion on care and up keep of a cycle chains on this forum. I use the Mick F Spambuster method , but I was wondering if after the cleaning you used a sonic bath to remove any residue grit/muck , then submerge or brush on dry chain with thick oil that had warmed to make it ...
by 1066enthalpies1939
7 Sep 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 201
Views: 10948

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Yep. Cost is the thing in all things. The price of a low-end Moulton is still high, so you would think that they could at least fit something a bit better. At least they fit a grease nipple. You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it grease the rear suspension pivot! :lol: :lol: I reckon,...
by 1066enthalpies1939
7 Sep 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Corrosion on pivot point FRONT DERAILLEUR
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Corrosion on pivot point FRONT DERAILLEUR

I am maintaining a cycle for a friend, they do not use or like using mudguards and have to leave their cycle outside exposed to the elements. The front derailleur MEZZO FRONT DERAILLEUR FD-M20 https://www.microshift.com/en/product/fd-m20/ This has been subject to corrosion as result the movement of ...
by 1066enthalpies1939
30 Aug 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lock on Octalink BB tool?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: Lock on Octalink BB tool?

The design of the normal BB tool baffles me - anyone who has ever tried to remove a stuck bottom bracket has surely had the tool slip off the splines. I did a while ago buy a wonderful Tacx tool for square taper BBs which locks on to the bottom bracket using a bolt which bolts into the BBs crank th...
by 1066enthalpies1939
20 Aug 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Royal Parks penalty fine Hyde Park
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Royal Parks penalty fine Hyde Park

Hi. Has anyone got experience of legally avoiding to pay a penalty fine for accidentally using the prohibited footpaths in Hyde Park or other Royals Parks in London. My experience on Thursday with the London Met Police bobbies was far from satisfactory. This is my second time through the park and t...
by 1066enthalpies1939
11 Aug 2018, 6:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle ability training for those not at school?
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Cycle ability training for those not at school?

Greenhedgehog wrote:Hello.

My children are home educated. Does anyone know if they can receive the sort of training I was lucky enough to get at school?

We are starting to ride on the road and I'm not sure I remember it all well enough to teach it myself.

Thank you.



Where do you live?
by 1066enthalpies1939
9 Aug 2018, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 350
Views: 7208

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Boris Johnson was right about burka, says leading imam


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news ... -brqqlfq6z
by 1066enthalpies1939
6 Aug 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating STI levers - I've never done it !
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Lubricating STI levers - I've never done it !

Went out early this morning , weather was just right bike felt ok and I was feeling good and then for some reason I got to thinking about my STI levers. They're operating ok on all of the bikes I own but not once over the years have I ever applied any form of lubricant to them. Have I just been luc...
by 1066enthalpies1939
16 Jul 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drakes Trail (part of the Devon C2C - NCN27)
Replies: 55
Views: 6680

Re: Drakes Trail (part of the Devon C2C - NCN27)

You want to try going up......Porlock....thought's of snapping chains come to mind :( It not that bad, I have climbed it on fix wheel



Ever come up from Lymouth To Linton, that equally as frightening :) Same here climbe it on fix, and have seen somebody descend on gears no handed.




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