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12-11-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By MikeyMK

I've done rude ones. People who saw the penis...

I've done rude ones. People who saw the penis can't un-see it now when they look at a map of the town - it was like four miles long with a half-mile diameter nut sack.
12-05-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,967
Posted By MikeyMK

Trying to reflect a typical relationship in an...

Trying to reflect a typical relationship in an advertisement is only ever going to end badly.
11-30-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By MikeyMK

Electric passenger-side mirrors are worth having,...

Electric passenger-side mirrors are worth having, in particular.
11-29-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By MikeyMK

Surely this is already a thing on motorbikes..?...

Surely this is already a thing on motorbikes..? They seem really behind with the times. I fancy a Honda CB1100EX but the spec is terrible - no electric mirrors, no power steering, no air-con...
11-28-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By MikeyMK

I get on great with a beanie over a baseball cap,...

I get on great with a beanie over a baseball cap, then a hood over that. Toasty, even at 40mph in frosty weather. Obviously I don't wear a helmet, nowhere to put one. I could take all the padding and...
11-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By MikeyMK

Maybe it's e-assist, and it only pumps if you...

Maybe it's e-assist, and it only pumps if you push the plunger to make the signal.

We should do much more of this. It's like the car electric mirror. No easier than a remote mirror, but we'll put...
11-28-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,298
Posted By MikeyMK

When we were young drivers, we used to turn our...

When we were young drivers, we used to turn our windscreen washer nozzles around so we could squirt cyclists..
tbf they shouldn't have been on the roads in the first place. The reluctance to use the...
11-28-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,618
Posted By MikeyMK

I was still comfortable on my commuter when I...

I was still comfortable on my commuter when I hurt myself at work, because, electric.

I can't be late. Thankfully I have huge tyres,very heavily armoured. I can hit anything - kerbs, glass,...
11-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,360
Posted By MikeyMK

I have shopping to do. I will not be doing it on...

I have shopping to do. I will not be doing it on 'black friday' for the thousands of vermin out there falling over themselves.

Tbf this is more an American thing. They've tried to import it to...
11-24-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By MikeyMK

Tbh nobody's using 1200w for an hour solid. I'll...

Tbh nobody's using 1200w for an hour solid. I'll scramble across town at a good rate and only average half that.
11-23-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By MikeyMK

Working out the required spoke length is the bit...

Working out the required spoke length is the bit I struggle with.
11-21-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,570
Posted By MikeyMK

Aaaaaand I think I'm done with this thread.

Aaaaaand I think I'm done with this thread.
11-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,570
Posted By MikeyMK

I find the progression better on discs, the power...

I find the progression better on discs, the power is there with initial bite, but regardless of comparisons between one bike and another they work in the wet.

I haven't experienced your alignment...
11-21-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,753
Posted By MikeyMK

Haha cheers, but if they ship that to England...

Haha cheers, but if they ship that to England it'll be about 300 quid... I hadn't considered motorcycle ones or that they'd be in light alloy, I'll have a look nearby.
11-21-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,753
Posted By MikeyMK

I need a central/two-legged kickstand but haven't...

I need a central/two-legged kickstand but haven't found one yet that'll fit the full-sus e-tandem.
11-21-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,570
Posted By MikeyMK

Heavier? Marginally. Beauty is in the eye of...

Heavier? Marginally.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Less aero? Maybe. I'd like to see figures for real world drag.

More finiky to adjust? They're self adjusting. Fail.

Don't stop...
11-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By MikeyMK

A stiff or sticky headset makes a bike horrible...

A stiff or sticky headset makes a bike horrible to ride.
11-19-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By MikeyMK

You need adaptors for disc size anyway, the...

You need adaptors for disc size anyway, the calipers don't mount directly to the frame/fork unless you want tiny discs... So flat mount is largely irrelevant.
11-19-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By MikeyMK

That's not just drunk. No matter how drunk I ever...

That's not just drunk. No matter how drunk I ever got, I always had restraint towards people around me.

Drinking can expose some people's issues, but this guy has something in him where he doesn't...
11-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By MikeyMK

No point in me looking past my Shimano Zee setup,...

No point in me looking past my Shimano Zee setup, with 180/203mm discs.

I ride a 45mph e-tandem weighing over 100 lbs - they stop that as well as any bike I've ever had, and are great to use with...
11-18-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By MikeyMK

The safest helmet is the one that is most...

The safest helmet is the one that is most comfortable.

The best looking ones aren't on the floor.

There could be a connection between these two values.
11-18-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,150
Posted By MikeyMK

I doubt a cat puts too much thought into landing...

I doubt a cat puts too much thought into landing on its feet, but manages it none the less.
If it did have a conscious, methodic technique, I'd be very interested in a cat telling me how...
11-17-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By MikeyMK

The experienced and established Chinese kits are...

The experienced and established Chinese kits are worth a look too - I have a Risunmotor based kit on my tandem; it's powerful, reliable, customisable, rain proof when put together with this in mind,...
11-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MikeyMK

These are 2/3x10 but Shimano have a multitude of...

These are 2/3x10 but Shimano have a multitude of other shifters/levers in the range.

I only got these so I could use an 11-36t cassette, I'd use a 6-speed cassette if I could find one with a broad...
11-16-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,122
Posted By MikeyMK

Chains and belts are both draggy. I'm surprised...

Chains and belts are both draggy. I'm surprised to have never seen a crank biting a rim. I'm not saying that driving a rim directly off a crank is a great idea, or offering a solution as to how it'd...
11-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By MikeyMK

That's not entirely fair, as the only complete...

That's not entirely fair, as the only complete bikes I bought off eBay were pick-ups on a classified advert. I had presisely the same option to walk away.
11-15-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,544
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: 84
Views: 6,064
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: 26
Views: 1,231
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: 52
Views: 4,361
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: 124
Views: 8,417
Posted By MikeyMK

One-upmanship

One-upmanship
11-15-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,544
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: 70
Views: 5,544
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: 70
Views: 5,544
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: 25
Views: 1,907
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: 958
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: 710
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: 124
Views: 8,417
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: 70
Views: 5,544
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: 68
Views: 4,220
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: 958
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: 158
Views: 10,841
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: 60
Views: 3,737
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: 575
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: 10
Views: 452
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: 5
Views: 326
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: 158
Views: 10,841
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: 158
Views: 10,841
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: 142
Views: 13,865
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
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