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11-15-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, I can't deal with a left front brake. In...

Yeah, I can't deal with a left front brake. In England I naturally cut my teeth on the status quo, and have to swap my levers when purchasing assembled hydro brakes in non-uk spec.
11-15-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By MikeyMK

Nfi. The last time I even got it measured was...

Nfi. The last time I even got it measured was some several years ago, when I went to join a gym.

The guy put me on an exercise bike, set it's resistance, and told me to mash it for 10 mins. Which...
11-15-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By MikeyMK

Hmm. Aston Martin or Dodge. I can barely decide. ...

Hmm. Aston Martin or Dodge. I can barely decide.

To assist, I've done a 4-figure number of transactions on eBay and got to a bit of a judgement on their service.

Strengths include having...
11-15-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,282
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't want a readout on my bike. I sit up, and...

I don't want a readout on my bike. I sit up, and enjoy the world.

But that's not to say that certain info isn't interesting. I do occasionally use Strava on my phone, as well as Google maps, and...
11-15-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,646
Posted By MikeyMK

One-upmanship

One-upmanship
11-15-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

The options do seem limited for people with...

The options do seem limited for people with physical impairments, I suppose someone with no hand could just use a l/h friction shifter - if such a person was happy riding a bike..

I'm sure...
11-15-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

Manual right hand drive just feels totally...

Manual right hand drive just feels totally natural for a righty, the sensitive hand being on the steering wheel makes a lot of sense! As does the stronger hand on the lever.. so I guess it just...
11-14-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

Just remembered, the first e-bike I built was...

Just remembered, the first e-bike I built was 1x...

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11-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By MikeyMK

Local charity shops are full of perfectly good...

Local charity shops are full of perfectly good bikes that don't work because they need an hour or two of TLC with a basic tool kit.

They tend to get donated due to people ''having a clear-out''.
11-14-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By MikeyMK

This is good, though a basic steel full-bouncer...

This is good, though a basic steel full-bouncer like that should have plenty clearance. Still, checking the rear nuts are tight, the wheel isn't loose, and the rear tyre clears the frame, is another...
11-14-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By MikeyMK

Tilt the saddle forward a touch, and push it back...

Tilt the saddle forward a touch, and push it back if you can, so you sit a bit further to the nose - if there's some relief from the usual issue you may need a narrower seat.

I've had a lot of...
11-14-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,646
Posted By MikeyMK

I have a power meter, it tells me how many watts...

I have a power meter, it tells me how many watts my hub motor is kicking out at any given time.
11-14-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

My recumbent only has a single chainring, but it...

My recumbent only has a single chainring, but it has a cassette on an IGH so it doesn't really count as 1x...
11-14-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't do lycra, but if I did, I'd be Spiderman!

I don't do lycra, but if I did, I'd be Spiderman!
11-13-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By MikeyMK

The chain hasn't seen lube in so long that it's...

The chain hasn't seen lube in so long that it's seizing in places. When the pedals are turned backwards, the chain is locked at the rear gears, and the chain is bunching around the crank. Likewise,...
11-13-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,959
Posted By MikeyMK

The rest of your response was just worming and...

The rest of your response was just worming and excuses, but I would just like to ensure there is no confusion whatsoever on this one point you make right there - at first i was being restrained. I...
11-13-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,009
Posted By MikeyMK

When an impact strikes a pneumatic tyre, the...

When an impact strikes a pneumatic tyre, the energy is absorbed by the entire tyre; as the affected area deforms, the air pressure is raised throughout. The spring-rate is shared all the way around....
11-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By MikeyMK

Surely there's an adaptor available? You can be...

Surely there's an adaptor available? You can be sure there's one on eBay made in a barn in China and shipped for peanuts, they're good at that sorta thing.
11-13-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By MikeyMK

B-series Shimano shifters. They bolt to my brake...

B-series Shimano shifters. They bolt to my brake levers. This means I was able to drop them low enough to clear my thumb shift. So both throttle and shifter are right where I need them.

Throttle...
11-13-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By MikeyMK

60v 20AH should be able to put out a stable 40A...

60v 20AH should be able to put out a stable 40A without issue. A 1200w motor is not using more than 30A at 60v so I really don't see an issue.

I'm at 2,000w and whilst I have 30AH it's only at...
11-13-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,959
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm happy to clear up what I mean. Smoking...

I'm happy to clear up what I mean.

Smoking is a stupid thing to do. Over a million people take up smoking every year, and over a million people die of smoking-related illnesses every year. Just...
11-13-19, 03:53 AM
11-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,959
Posted By MikeyMK

Each weighs up their own risks. I guess you...

Each weighs up their own risks. I guess you choose to read things as you wish, too. It matters not to me. I will emphasize though, that the laws and town planning situations are unacceptable.
11-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,293
Posted By MikeyMK

That might have been me. I used a 3 x 9 set up on...

That might have been me. I used a 3 x 9 set up on an RK3 hub, resulting in 81 gears
11-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,959
Posted By MikeyMK

Towns haven't evolved with transport. Except...

Towns haven't evolved with transport. Except here. If I didn't live here, I wouldn't ride.
11-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,959
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah I don't ride on roads, stupid idea. But...

Yeah I don't ride on roads, stupid idea.

But the 'mup's', as they're known on here, have their own hazards.
There's one particular descent I like to keep my speed up, as I'm charging my batteries...
11-12-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By MikeyMK

If you stud your own tyre, you should insert a...

If you stud your own tyre, you should insert a fractionally smaller tyre inside it. This should have minimal tread (preferably a slick) with the beads cut off. This will give your tube absolute...
11-12-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyMK

The front derailleur keeps the chain on. A...

The front derailleur keeps the chain on.

A second front chainring weighs nothing and will always be able to double your gearing.

I rarely use mine, but it's there if I need it.

I like...
11-11-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,868
Posted By MikeyMK

The bead isn't gonna be any bigger with the tyre...

The bead isn't gonna be any bigger with the tyre the wrong way around, so why anyone thinks it's more likely to pop off the rim is beyond me. Likewise with the rest of the structure, which is the...
11-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,710
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm quite heavily colourblind, and need...

I'm quite heavily colourblind, and need bronze-red lenses, so that's my first concern.
Happy with my current pair, which were an hour's wage - though the best I had were Bloc.

I'd like some...
11-10-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,009
Posted By MikeyMK

Well, I've now fitted these. With a pair of new...

Well, I've now fitted these. With a pair of new tyres, identical to the old ones. Sizing as follows:

Rim - 559 x 50
Tyre - 559 x 60
Tube - 26 x 1.9-2.1
Armour - 559 x 50-63

First thing you...
11-10-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By MikeyMK

I cannot get my head around the design. What...

I cannot get my head around the design. What possible application warrants one?

A traditional single wheel barrow is stable because it has a low centre of gravity. They retail at 50 quid with a...
11-10-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,263
Posted By MikeyMK

Nothing. I've done it hundreds of times....

Nothing. I've done it hundreds of times. Admittedly I use my teeth, so it's no different than biting a chocolate bar.
11-10-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,293
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm not a fan of derailleurs, but it's the only...

I'm not a fan of derailleurs, but it's the only way to get the range I like.

I'm struggling with the tandem. The extra long gear cable and 10 speeds have proven impossible to get right. I have no...
11-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By MikeyMK

Keep to my side of the path, defensively around...

Keep to my side of the path, defensively around people because they're idiots, and cruise or hammer it otherwise to my preference.

At the moment my biggest issue is dense wet leaves, tbh it's...
11-07-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,286
Posted By MikeyMK

Almost all aluminium-based metals on bikes are...

Almost all aluminium-based metals on bikes are actually alloys, not just aluminium (it's too soft).
11-07-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By MikeyMK

Speedster! Definitely looks best as a thumbnail...

Speedster! Definitely looks best as a thumbnail pic
11-06-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By MikeyMK

Chrome outer, black inner - it's actually just a...

Chrome outer, black inner - it's actually just a cheapie 9-speed, doesn't have to be anything special as it's the front relay chain on an e-tandem, but it looks good and works fine.
11-04-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,343
Posted By MikeyMK

Hard tyres and no suspension is key to flipping...

Hard tyres and no suspension is key to flipping at every bump - nothing absorbs the energy so it all goes into the frame and chucks it over.

First thing to do is get the fattest tyres you can...
11-04-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By MikeyMK

You can build any rim to any hub, you just need...

You can build any rim to any hub, you just need the spoke count to match and you need the correct length spokes - the latter can be tricky to work out!
11-04-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By MikeyMK

Vintage, or single variety, cider. Sometimes the...

Vintage, or single variety, cider. Sometimes the odd dark ale now it's getting cold.
...
11-02-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,522
Posted By MikeyMK

They're a bit crazy in there! The types who cycle...

They're a bit crazy in there! The types who cycle about with a camera on their head...

Lennon would get savaged in A&S but the police..? It's legal to carry a child and not wear a helmet. Still,...
11-01-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
Posted By MikeyMK

Well I didn't miss that. I saw the photo of the...

Well I didn't miss that. I saw the photo of the site and situ, and yes I see how there's a train in the way.

Additionally, is not just a visual issue; vibration and sound are important to the...
10-30-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By MikeyMK

If I begin to descend or approach a corner, I...

If I begin to descend or approach a corner, I touch the brake for a split second just to switch off assistance. Obviously I still pedal. It makes no sense to ride without pedalling, especially as I...
10-28-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By MikeyMK

You need brake cut-off with PAS.

You need brake cut-off with PAS.
10-28-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
Posted By MikeyMK

If you cross a railway track without looking,...

If you cross a railway track without looking, you're fodder for the Darwin awards.
10-28-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,637
Posted By MikeyMK

Strava tries to send me onto roads, so I don't...

Strava tries to send me onto roads, so I don't use it. With Google maps I can select walking, though to be fair I'm still sent along a road sometimes!
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By MikeyMK

E-bike

E-bike
10-25-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,509
Posted By MikeyMK

What's the point in putting spacers underneath a...

What's the point in putting spacers underneath a stem, and having the stem angled down? Flip the stem, lose the spacers, the handlebar position is identical and you've shaved weight. Or just flip the...
10-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By MikeyMK

I've seen one.

I've seen one.
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