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by Tinpotflowers
14 Apr 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ball Bearings what kind?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Ball Bearings what kind?

Ball Bearings what kind? I know this has been discussed before but I am unable to find it on the forum. Well I am seeking advice on ball bearings. I wish to service bearing on several cycles. The parts I am servicing in will be mid-range in terms of price/quality Hubs 3/16 and ¼ bearing Bottom brack...
by Tinpotflowers
11 Apr 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: the young and social distance
Replies: 35
Views: 1170

the young and social distance

I live in London; I notice when I go out for my daily exercise whether walking or cycling that I try to social distance, other do not, particularly the young (under 35 year of age) I had conversation (at 4 metre distance) the other day with my local councillor he had notices the same. Is this just L...
by Tinpotflowers
10 Apr 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Censorship? - at a government briefing
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Censorship? - at a government briefing

mjr wrote:Did it continue on BBC News or Parliament?

It seems to be repeated on BBC Parliament 0125 tonight if you really want it.



I stand corrected https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ex7uIGUdSE
by Tinpotflowers
10 Apr 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Censorship? - at a government briefing
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Censorship? - at a government briefing

Mat Hancock was being asked an awkward question regarding him holding meetings in his office with 20 people. Before the questions could finish the question, they were cut off to go to the 6pm new at 6.15pm. Censorship?
by Tinpotflowers
10 Apr 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is it with Manchester?
Replies: 18
Views: 694

What is it with Manchester?

What is it with Manchester? Little while ago one of the dockless hire cycles provider removed their bicycles from Manchester quoting vandalism and theft. It was stated on another forum that Manchester has problems In last few day it’s been reported that the police closed down many parties breaking t...
by Tinpotflowers
8 Apr 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front Page of Cycle
Replies: 38
Views: 1123

Re: Front Page of Cycle

Yep. Agree. On the coffee table is a magazine from the Institute of Advanced Motoring ......... whom I am a member. They send a mag called Road Smart out to members. Mine is still unopened and still in its envelope. Do I want to read it? No. Do I want to remain a member of the IAM Yes. Not sure how...
by Tinpotflowers
5 Apr 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A cheap way to clean your chain
Replies: 34
Views: 1649

Re: A cheap way to clean your chain

Brucey wrote:it is well known that caustic reagents react with aluminium. Whether by so doing they protect a chain from damage at the same time is not proven by that experiment....?

cheers


If I kept the chain in the solution for say a week and there was no discolouration would that be more proof?
by Tinpotflowers
5 Apr 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A cheap way to clean your chain
Replies: 34
Views: 1649

Re: A cheap way to clean your chain

20200405_110455.jpg 20200405_110507.jpg A cheap way to clean your chain A thought crosses my mind. Given that we want to clean a chain thoroughly as possible at the least cost. With that in mind if you used Soda Crystals to remove all the old grease and oil and dirt would that be a good idea? https...
by Tinpotflowers
3 Apr 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Front brake cable and guide
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Brompton Front brake cable and guide

Brompton Front brake cable and guide The Brompton has a cable guide located approximately midway along its length. The purpose of this guide is to ensure that the rear brake cable and the gear cables stay together. The issue with this arrangement is that the front brake out cable must be split, this...
by Tinpotflowers
2 Apr 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3856

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

In the 6 years since I've re-started cycling (20,000+ miles) I've had breakdowns (punctures, broken cables, fallen-off damage, etc.) but always fixed roadside or managed to cycle the bike home with the failure. My only one was probably 6 years ago when the front wheel bearing collapsed but I was on...
by Tinpotflowers
2 Apr 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?
Replies: 135
Views: 3856

Re: Covid19 - How far should we cycle each day?

I'm not cycling a distance further from home than I would be able to walk back home if needed. People walk LEJOG so that's not so restrictive. ;-) I think CUK are doing cycling and the public a disservice with their latest FAQ update "you should be able to walk home unaided" implying both...
by Tinpotflowers
1 Apr 2020, 10:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 58
Views: 3058

Re: Embarrassing confessions

When I was living in Plymouth I went on a bike to Cornwall. On the way back I return via the Torpoint Ferry https://www.google.com/search?q=torpoint+ferry&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB861GB861&sxsrf=ALeKk02kHQbGpHFA9cKA4HN92NEST0NaBQ:1585729871058&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&...
by Tinpotflowers
31 Mar 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 1042
Views: 26853

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

My local fish and chip shop were offering 25 kg sack of potatoes for £15.

Any takers
by Tinpotflowers
31 Mar 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A cheap way to clean your chain
Replies: 34
Views: 1649

A cheap way to clean your chain

A cheap way to clean your chain A thought crosses my mind. Given that we want to clean a chain thoroughly as possible at the least cost. With that in mind if you used Soda Crystals to remove all the old grease and oil and dirt would that be a good idea? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_ca ... _w...