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08-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By MikeyMK

When it looks the same as all the used ones on...

When it looks the same as all the used ones on ebay
08-16-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By MikeyMK

I avoid putting my rear axle under, as it's an...

I avoid putting my rear axle under, as it's an e-hub and the cable enters the 16mm axle. That limits me to 1ft deep. I have waded quite quickly at over 1ft though.
08-16-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,766
Posted By MikeyMK

Mine will go up a 5ins kerb at 20 mph without a...

Mine will go up a 5ins kerb at 20 mph without a problem. Not sure how a suitcase on tiny wheels, with no suspension, is gonna manage on the MUP/trails...
08-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By MikeyMK

My 1500w/3000w large hubs with sine-wave...

My 1500w/3000w large hubs with sine-wave controllers are absolutely silent. Even at night, they're eerie - all I can hear is tyre scrub, wind noise and chain noise, like any other bike, but more so...
08-10-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,135
Posted By MikeyMK

Depends how far the rims breach the arches... ...

Depends how far the rims breach the arches...

;)

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08-10-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,646
Posted By MikeyMK

Smith and Locke :D ...

Smith and Locke :D

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08-08-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,646
Posted By MikeyMK

I considered an aluminium outer, with a steel...

I considered an aluminium outer, with a steel core, as the alloy would gum-up the cutting wheel. But it'd still get through it.

My latest U lock is 19mm thick. That's thicker than a Kryptonite New...
08-08-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By MikeyMK

I was watching hill climbing at Goodwood Festival...

I was watching hill climbing at Goodwood Festival of Speed recently, and a vintage Mercedes required the passenger to manually pump the petrol to the engine...
08-04-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By MikeyMK

Motoring journalists promote it too, telling...

Motoring journalists promote it too, telling people it's what they should expect, and criticizing vehicles with basic systems.

And it's just stupidity. How easy is it to turn the blowers on in an...
08-04-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By MikeyMK

Helmets aren't even mandatory. What next,...

Helmets aren't even mandatory.

What next, airbag suits?
08-04-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By MikeyMK

If we're playing the speculation game, i'll throw...

If we're playing the speculation game, i'll throw in my idea.

She lost control somehow, such as colliding with something or someone, in the cycling lane. She ended up falling into the motor lane...
08-04-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By MikeyMK

I lengthened my bike with a tandem mainframe. But...

I lengthened my bike with a tandem mainframe. But i shortened it. So it's only a stubby SWB tandem. Not a common approach but one that's worked great for us, we spend a lot of time on it.
08-04-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,026
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah. The front tyre sliding in a corner, causing...

Yeah. The front tyre sliding in a corner, causing you to hit the deck. There's a simple reason why that happens; taking the corner too fast for the conditions.

Of course, it's not always easy to...
08-04-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By MikeyMK

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08-04-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By MikeyMK

I've seen a 90's GT rear frame cracked around...

I've seen a 90's GT rear frame cracked around both rear brake mounts. 7005, thin wall.

The one in the picture is missing a vital brace link between the seat stay and chain stay. So fatigue was...
08-02-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By MikeyMK

I like the bike rack. Is that made of plastic...

I like the bike rack. Is that made of plastic plumbing?
08-02-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,216
Posted By MikeyMK

If you ride on the roads, and you're not fearful...

If you ride on the roads, and you're not fearful of being hit by a motor vehicle, then you're ignorant. Fact is that it's a fkn stupid thing to do, there's a huge risk of you getting hit, in fact...
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07-31-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By MikeyMK

I can't change the gearing on my indirect...

I can't change the gearing on my indirect steering without modification. The wheels turn further than the bars by a large margin, which can make it a handful at speed.
To stabilise it I've...
07-31-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By MikeyMK

Asking us to choose between a full bouncer or a...

Asking us to choose between a full bouncer or a fully rigid tells me you haven't the first idea what bike you want it to be..

But with regard to bouncers, a two-piece frame with a single pivot...
07-29-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,707
Posted By MikeyMK

I was in a bakery yesterday, buying jam...

I was in a bakery yesterday, buying jam doughnuts, and the woman serving me was wearing a disposable hair net.

This thing was like the material tights are made from. Air will pass straight through...
07-28-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By MikeyMK

The hydraulic aspect is in another league from...

The hydraulic aspect is in another league from cable, so smooth until the pad bites. I didn't have a clue but mastered it with the first bleed, the kit makes it easy and somewhat interesting to do....
07-28-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah I did a couple of years with a 1.5kw and...

Yeah I did a couple of years with a 1.5kw and since Christmas with a 3.0kw.

I can't get 3.0kw with 48v system though, this heavier, wider motor can't really do much more with my 55 amps than the...
07-27-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By MikeyMK

Rim brakes are absolute dinosaurs in every way,...

Rim brakes are absolute dinosaurs in every way, there's no avenue of their use that discs don't cover, why would i ever intentionally go back to rims?

Actually, there's one - rim pads generally...
07-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By MikeyMK

It's always been on the left, here. But a couple...

It's always been on the left, here. But a couple of years ago i bought a Nike sweater cardigan thing. Like a hoodie without a hood. The zipper is on the right. It's not a women's one. I still have...
07-26-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By MikeyMK

Aluminium handlebars should be considered a wear...

Aluminium handlebars should be considered a wear part. They suffer fatigue and can fracture at the stem clamp.

If a handlebar has so much history that it's worn and subsequently corroding like...
07-26-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By MikeyMK

Nice, that's quite an adaption! I made one...

Nice, that's quite an adaption!

I made one out of a Campag shifter for a workmate when he retired..
...
07-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,363
Posted By MikeyMK

Yep, simply connect both caliper lines, and the...

Yep, simply connect both caliper lines, and the lever line, to a T-Piece (such as this Magura one). Hey presto, one lever operates both calipers...
...
07-24-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,363
Posted By MikeyMK

Why would there be two brake levers?

Why would there be two brake levers?
07-23-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,363
Posted By MikeyMK

Hope you're not in the UK - it's illegal o only...

Hope you're not in the UK - it's illegal o only have one brake here..

But a rear brake won't be too effective on a hybrid, so I vote for front - even though rear braking is more stable, certainly...
07-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By MikeyMK

Sounds to me like you've got a tight rim. I...

Sounds to me like you've got a tight rim.

I got a bit carried away with the nipples once, ended up with a very tight rim, rubber came off, had barely even got going.
07-21-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By MikeyMK

Sorry, i forget you ride on roads. Do not take...

Sorry, i forget you ride on roads. Do not take children or dogs with you. At all.
07-21-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By MikeyMK

You still reacted. Else you wouldn't have changed...

You still reacted. Else you wouldn't have changed lanes..
07-21-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By MikeyMK

The cable might as well be made of string for as...

The cable might as well be made of string for as much use it is against a thief.
07-20-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,911
Posted By MikeyMK

I'd strap the front half of the front wheel to...

I'd strap the front half of the front wheel to the side of the rear rack. Yes the bikes will be slightly staggered instead of perfectly in-line but I can't see any issues.
07-20-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,766
Posted By MikeyMK

Bike trailers are good but they can be a bit...

Bike trailers are good but they can be a bit weighty and the hitches tend to be poor. Mine is the Avenir Cleveland.

But I wanted something bigger. So I made...
07-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,707
Posted By MikeyMK

Maybe try a jam jar cover, they look protective...

Maybe try a jam jar cover, they look protective enough from bumps and sun.
...
07-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By MikeyMK

Warm it up with a hairdryer and smell it.

Warm it up with a hairdryer and smell it.
07-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,081
Posted By MikeyMK

The thing is, if you're going to ride amongst...

The thing is, if you're going to ride amongst pedestrians, you need to ride accordingly. Cadence goes out the window. Sit upright, slow down, be sociable.

There's no good being all like ''Well the...
07-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,740
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm guessing over 50oC. I've ridden in 36oC and...

I'm guessing over 50oC. I've ridden in 36oC and that was fine. In fact, it only became intrusive when I stopped. But then, I was cruising, occasionally riding with an ice cream, not trying to give...
07-20-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 102,805
Posted By MikeyMK

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07-20-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By MikeyMK

Discs.

Discs.
07-19-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

There is a column for common sense. Let's...

There is a column for common sense.

Let's say there's slow moving traffic passing a crossing.

Now we do have some uncivilised drivers who will block it, not considering people/cyclists...
07-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

Your insistence that pedestrians should/can cross...

Your insistence that pedestrians should/can cross a road in front of traffic, regardless of road type, in any 'civilised' country is wearing thin.


We do things here in a way that is safe,...
07-19-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

It's perfectly normal and there are hundreds like...

It's perfectly normal and there are hundreds like this all over town. Most of our residential roads are blank. This is tarmac but many are brick. The only place you find white lines is at junctions...
07-19-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

That sounds like a pedestrian crossing i...

That sounds like a pedestrian crossing i mentioned earlier. Where a crossing is actually printed on the road with lights.

We also have a lot of islands in between lanes. So you've only got to...
07-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By MikeyMK

I love my Claud Butler cork-effect lock-on ergo...

I love my Claud Butler cork-effect lock-on ergo grips, but they're not the lightest as there's so much solid rubber. Fine for my e-bikes but carbon junkies might wanna consider weight with big rubber...
07-18-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

Here, we stick to the law, not trends. If...

Here, we stick to the law, not trends.

If traffic had to stop just because a pedestrian was stood by a road, the country would come to a standstill.
07-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

Police will sometimes deliberately push you or...

Police will sometimes deliberately push you or invite you to do something wrong. Don't fall for it.

As will other motorists, and it causes deaths regularly.

There's a well-known situation here...
07-18-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,525
Posted By MikeyMK

Absolutely not in the least bit possible, no. ...

Absolutely not in the least bit possible, no.

Not when i'm on a pavement with posts and lines stopping me, and they're on a clear road. If they have to stop, there'd be a major pedestrian crossing...
07-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By MikeyMK

Grip shifters have to pull the cable at a tough...

Grip shifters have to pull the cable at a tough ratio, due to the thickness of the handlebar. They're not for kids.

Thumb shifters are a better ratio, but the problem's in the name - a child's...
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