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by PW
25 Feb 2012, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The furthest you have seen on a clear day
Replies: 33
Views: 6965

Re: The furthest you have seen on a clear day

So why does the shipping forecast quote "More than 27 miles" for absolutely clear?
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

I can only go by experience, we've been using them since around 2003 and no problems, which is more than I can say for some others. The previous longevity record holder was a Tange which I see is mentioned in despatches up thread.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle thermometer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2559

Re: Bicycle thermometer?

I used the temperature readout as another toy to keep me interested on the 10 miles to work and have a laugh at the motons in the car park when I got there. The only function I regard as essential is distance so I can keep an eye on component life for maintenance.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe valve dust caps
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Schwalbe valve dust caps

Agreed. The tubes are probably the best since the old Michelin Airstop quietly disappeared. Two niggles, first is the cap as you've found, the second is the valve core. They can come unscrewed. I always tighten mine before installing then there's rarely any bother.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle thermometer?
Replies: 25
Views: 2559

Re: Bicycle thermometer?

There's a cheapo Lidl computer on my winter fixed which has a temperature readout. I've had it down to -15C last winter without the LCD packing up, which surprised me just a little.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe valve dust caps
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Schwalbe valve dust caps

LBS scrap bin?
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe valve dust caps
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Schwalbe valve dust caps

I buy my inners as whatever quantity the offer happens to be so I always have a spare, but those clear Schwalbe caps are brittle, I've had several shatter. The old Michelin black ones fit. Just don't be tempted to buy Specialized tubes, the blasted valves always misbehave on any I've had.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

Velosolo, I'll remember that thanks.
I like the needle rollers because the roller unit and race are independently replaceable, and given a decent amount of grease, especially in the bottom, they seem to last ... er a long time (do we have headset fairies??) :lol:
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

If you're on 1" A-Head the A9 or the Cane Creek is about all there is. The roller A9 we've had no bother with and that's since.....2003 I think.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The furthest you have seen on a clear day
Replies: 33
Views: 6965

Re: The furthest you have seen on a clear day

If you go up to the top of Clent (next to Brum) on a clear day you can see all the way to the Urals. Fact. I think Si's forgetting earth's curvature! :lol: It's well known around here that Holmesfield Church is the highest point heading east until you hit the Urals, and the next spot at the same he...
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bm rear Toplight plus water problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Bm rear Toplight plus water problems?

I had something similar with the B&M mudguard mounted dynamo tail lamp. (Not the Seculite). I cured it with the trusty Hot Glue Gun, filed it down afterwards and camouflaged it with some Humbrol matt black model paint.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

The Spa ones are the new type with ball bearings. The one in the pics is the old style needle roller with a separate race for them to run on. The two are not compatible and as far as I know the old type is discontinued, though it was the better design by a street.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've got a puncture!
Replies: 73
Views: 4825

Re: I've got a puncture!

I use the feather edged Cure-C-Cure patches when I can get any. Tubes get patched at home until the P* is too dodgy/close to another/close to the valve to be reliably repaired. The ones I'm most wary of are those next to the rim tape if there appears to be oil on the tube thinning the rubber. If I f...
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 12:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The furthest you have seen on a clear day
Replies: 33
Views: 6965

Re: The furthest you have seen on a clear day

Two of us once took a speculative compass bearing from Kinder Downfall on a frosty day. The target turned out to be Tryfan in the Snowdon range.
by PW
25 Feb 2012, 12:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers not OT
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Re: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers no

I suppose twin hose V single hose regulators is old hat now? :oops:

Likewise unlined wet suits for the rubber fetishists?