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11-21-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
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: 42
Views: 1,189
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: 1,471
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: 1,471
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: 42
Views: 1,189
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: 426
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: 10
Views: 338
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: 472
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: 10
Views: 338
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: 20
Views: 541
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: 138
Views: 5,122
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: 336
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: 311
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: 44
Views: 2,631
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: 22
Views: 754
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: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 78
Views: 4,600
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: 22
Views: 754
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: 4,014
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: 123
Views: 7,747
Posted By MikeyMK

One-upmanship

One-upmanship
11-15-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 15
Views: 1,079
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: 868
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: 611
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: 123
Views: 7,747
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: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 43
Views: 2,421
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: 868
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: 156
Views: 9,780
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: 3,560
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: 501
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: 311
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: 132
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: 156
Views: 9,780
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: 156
Views: 9,780
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: 127
Views: 9,666
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: 156
Views: 9,780
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: 156
Views: 9,780
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: 847
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: 64
Views: 4,315
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: 5,087
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: 96
Views: 5,737
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: 60
Views: 3,560
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: 1,243
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: 3,378
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: 127
Views: 9,666
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: 1,871
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...
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