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by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 811

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

In terms of height, your gear looks too high. Question, did you have to adjust the H and L stop screws a lot when you put the new crank on?. What happens (or not) if you lower the gear to the correct 2mm above the outer ring? (assuming you measure the 2mm in the correct way - gap between the outed ...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 811

Front Derailleur positioning

I have just changed my 44t triple crank for a 46t triple crank so I obviously knew I would have to move the front derailleur up but I then found a problem getting it to work with positioning the requisite 2mm above the chain ring. It was only when I positioned it as you can see in the photo that I g...
by hondated
26 Apr 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020 (update)
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020

mercalia wrote:any one here watching this?

From Saturday until tonight & really enjoyed it.
One of the things I gleaned from it was that the lady cyclists seem to be leading the way when it comes to adventure cycling :wink:
Definitely got to try and get a ticket for it next year.
by hondated
17 Apr 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Sun Newspaper Interviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

Re: The Sun Newspaper Interviews

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:
merseymouth wrote:In truth the Sun should never be classified as a newspaper, other than in the old sense, something you wrap fish in! MM


or if you cant find any bog roll

I wouldn't tarnish my arris with it!

+ 1
Hillsborough :cry:
by hondated
14 Apr 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stirling Moss
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: Stirling Moss

A hero of mine in my boyhood, the greatest driver never to win the world championship and a great sportsman, RIP. I met him to chat to a few times over the years at Goodwood events. He was a really interesting character, and ( nearly ) always happy to chat. The only time he didn’t was when he was r...
by hondated
14 Apr 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nasty bit of abuse
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Nasty bit of abuse

On the road a mile from home yesterday. Car coming towards me with single youngish male occupant - he winds his window down to give me a load of verbal about there being a lockdown, and how I was killing people being out and about! I made the mistake of stopping to remonstrate, so there was lots of...
by hondated
28 Mar 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid 19 cycling safe distance
Replies: 55
Views: 1916

Re: Covid 19 cycling safe distance

Won't be any problem tomorrow morning at 5am :wink:
by hondated
27 Mar 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3598

Re: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes

Possibly the nearest to a specialist roughstuff bike were those built by Major Brothers of Croydon. I can remember the shop, just, very old fashioned, to my teenage eye, bits and pieces in the window. I never went in there with Allins, Leader and Jensen close and Geoffrey Butler not far away there ...
by hondated
21 Mar 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 872
Views: 21831

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Have not trawled thread so apologies if its been mentioned already. Loyalty cards only work one way then :evil:
by hondated
19 Mar 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 872
Views: 21831

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Paulatic wrote:Saw a good rationing idea on Twitter this morning. Think it was the Netherlands where one hand sanitiser cost €4 30 and buying two would cost €143 00

Brilliant idea :D
by hondated
2 Mar 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Colnago?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Colnago?

I once owned a frame built by Ron Cooper from Kent and that had fluted tubes :wink:
Ok not as prestigious as Colnago built frame but it was still a great frame.
So much so I often wonder why I sold it. :?
by hondated
23 Feb 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 234
Views: 6675

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

mercalia wrote:A short time ago I came across this Suzuki GT380 triple two stoke parked in a side road in Streatham

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Hope the owner was in eye sight of it as I cannot see a lock on it and its very collectible :?
by hondated
11 Feb 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 108
Views: 3500

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

........Although tbh I now think quite hard before expressing such an opinion because tbh I can't be bothered with the pettiness and low-level abuse (from a very small number of individuals) that sometimes results. That's completely different to robust argument......... I agree,there are those who ...