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by bigjim
25 Apr 2020, 10:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Careful out there - hit by a cab
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: Careful out there - hit by a cab

Grandad wrote:
lost the instructions a long time ago.
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Very good chance there will be a copy on line

Thought of that. However can't find a make or model on it. Obviously top of the range. LOL
by bigjim
23 Apr 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Careful out there - hit by a cab
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: Careful out there - hit by a cab

Cheers all. just a bit of bruising for me. Bike never touched, so got off very lightly. Police rang me this morning to confirm details. Admitted there is really nothing they can do without witnesses, They did ring the licensing authority and reported it and told me they would ring Taxi company and have a word. Which is something, if true. Anyway he has logged it. No choice I suppose as I filled in a long online form in that took me 40 mins.
I've got a camera gathering dust in the drawer that I've charged up and will be fitting as soon as I've worked out how to use it. lost the instructions a long time ago.
by bigjim
22 Apr 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Careful out there - hit by a cab
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Careful out there - hit by a cab

Be careful out there people. Hit by a cab from Brittania Cars, Heywood in Birch this morning who just drove off. I'm ok , just a couple of small bruises, but the next person he targets might not be be so lucky. Police their usual useless self who can't pick up the phone. One of the problems with cycling alone these days, nobody to witness or catch a number plate etc. Traffic seems to be faster and taking more risks. I've had more "incidents" since the lockdown than normal. Rang taxi Licensing in Rochdale, but nobody manning phones.
by bigjim
19 Apr 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 18523

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Well it isn't my nonsense, it's a gov website nothing to do with me. <SNIP>
by bigjim
19 Apr 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 18523

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I said assuming. Buried in the text somewhere on the site it did say this. I can't be bothered trawling to find it. When I come across this pedantic reaction I do have sympathy with Landsurfers post.
by bigjim
19 Apr 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 18523

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

That does not say all deaths saying "respiratory" are being counted as corona.

I never said that. Who did?
by bigjim
19 Apr 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB sleeve.
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: BB sleeve.

I can see it clearly on my laptop. Very strange.
I had one of those Fag BBs. bought the correct tool to remove it and it just stripped the threads and I couldn't get the thing out. Took it to an LBS who charged me £50 to remove it. He damaged the paint on the frame and cocked up the frame threads. I had to redo the threading myself. The frame wasn't worth £50. The guy is a regular on one of the cycling websites so I stupidly trusted him.
by bigjim
19 Apr 2020, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 18523

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

mjr wrote:
bigjim wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:But as the UC might say, what would the ONS know?

The ONS read and collate the death certificates so I imagine their death figures to be accurate. Cause of death though, dodgy one. If it mentions corona or respiratory on the cert then it is assuming Corona as cause of death.

Where does it say that?

By the way, C.19 is something like SARS-CoV2 and guess what the R stands for?

it's on their website. GOV stats.
A death can be registered with both Covid-19 and Influenza or Pneumonia mentioned on the death certificate, therefore a death may be counted in both categories.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/weekending20march2020
by bigjim
18 Apr 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 18523

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Oldjohnw wrote:But as the UC might say, what would the ONS know?

The ONS read and collate the death certificates so I imagine their death figures to be accurate. Cause of death though, dodgy one. If it mentions corona or respiratory on the cert then it is assuming Corona as cause of death.
by bigjim
18 Apr 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make 9 x 3 last FOREVER?
Replies: 104
Views: 3697

Re: Make 9 x 3 last FOREVER?

I recently sold a very nice full carbon bike. it was good to ride but was too highly geared for me. It was all Campagnolo. I received good advice on here on changing the gearing which would have involved front chain-rings and rear cassette. Pricing it up showed how Campag was so expensive compared to Shimano and also how limited the range was. I looked at converting the drivetrain to Shimano but that meant buying new mechs etc and in the end I just sold the bike on. For me it was just not worth the hassle.
I ride a variety of mostly steel bikes. Some modernised with STIs and some older stuff running original 5/6/7 speed freewheels and DT levers. I don't really have a preference, but do enjoy the quiet,smooth running and changing of DTs. My most used bike is a Standard Galaxy with 7 speed cassette, triple up front and DT levers. On club runs it holds it's own with the Carbon lads and I don't feel it needs anything more.
by bigjim
18 Apr 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB sleeve.
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: BB sleeve.

reohn2 wrote:Were it mine I'd swap it for a Shimano UN54,problem solved :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Shimano- ... JZlrPt25Jw

Thanks. But the bearings are fine and I'm out on the bike tomorrow so might as well re-install and see how it is.
by bigjim
18 Apr 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB sleeve.
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: BB sleeve.

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It's that central barrel that contains the writing. That is swiveling around, quite loose. It's not connected to the bearing housing on each end. I've put some epoxy on it now and maybe add some tape as per your suggestion. The other BBs in my collection, the centre barrel/sleeve is solid. I don't think it has any purpose apart from some labeling or dust protection.
by bigjim
18 Apr 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB sleeve.
Replies: 14
Views: 558

BB sleeve.

I've put up with a sporadic ticking noise for 12 months. Now it has become a regular ding. Can't find anything [yes, I've checked my knees] , but this morning I bit the bullet and removed the BB. It's a traditional square taper 68mm Shimano. Once removed I think I've found the problem. There is a centre metal sleeve. This is loose and on other similar brackets I have it is solid. The bearings are moving smoothly and the BB has only been in use for 12 months. I don't have one the correct size so I'm contemplating putting some epoxy resin over the edges to keep the sleeve in place and reinstalling. On removal the non-drive side cup was not very tight. Unscrewed by hand. I'm wondering if this sleeve is compressed on installation or should be tight from the factory.
Comments or advice would be appreciated.
Jim.
by bigjim
13 Apr 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 22838

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I tend to look at the ONS for accurate info. Their figures which are, actual registered deaths, vary widely from what is reported in the media. I may be reading it incorrectly, [I'm sure somebody will be along to tell me if I'm wrong] but the deaths registered as Covid are when Covid is mentioned. Not especially the cause and also reporting all respiratory deaths as Covid, which seems to be skewing all the figures. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales
My youngest son is a nurse. he contracted the Virus from a patent and also passed it to his wife and family. They all recovered within a few days and he was called back into work last week. He said it was bad, but he's had worse flu. The kids just seemed to sail though it but still have the cough.
Funnily enough the local large hospital has 200 ICU beds with only 35 occupied.
by bigjim
7 Apr 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front Page of Cycle
Replies: 38
Views: 1131

Re: Front Page of Cycle

I look forward to reading it when it lands in the porch. Then I find I've flicked through most of it on opening. All the gear adverts and bike tests seem to be aimed at those who would spend far more on cycling than someone like me. I often wonder if this may put some people off what appears to be an expensive hobby. The touring tales are far too brief and lack loads of info that could be useful. I'm sick of Josie Dew getting an article in almost, or all, of the editions. Must be a nice little earner for her.