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01-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By MikeyMK

Where did i say i was driving? No i don't have to...

Where did i say i was driving? No i don't have to explain what i meant. Troll on or learn to read.
01-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,479
Posted By MikeyMK

At the end of the day, if people are breaking the...

At the end of the day, if people are breaking the law then that's for another topic.

Or you could just drag them into a topic about e-bikes and use them as ammunition, to reinforce your personal...
12-31-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,479
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, people like him seem like nothing more than...

Yeah, people like him seem like nothing more than attention seekers who have never had that much excitement before, and are compelled to bask in the glory of someone else's achievement. You get it in...
12-30-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,479
Posted By MikeyMK

I got lost halfway through that, but I suspect...

I got lost halfway through that, but I suspect that's because it doesn't apply here - our e-bikes are often slower than manual ones, as they're limited to 16mph.

Slower on top speed anyway - point...
12-29-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,479
Posted By MikeyMK

The more people ride bikes, the better it will be...

The more people ride bikes, the better it will be for everyone.
​​​​​I wonder how many cycling purists are also purists when it comes to washing the dishes..
12-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By MikeyMK

I had a crank with two 48t rings on it..

I had a crank with two 48t rings on it..
12-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By MikeyMK

This reminds me of the safety issue with...

This reminds me of the safety issue with cantilever brakes, which were particularly popular on mountain bikes and touring bikes of the 1980s.

The reflector bracket acted as a catch arm, but many...
12-11-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
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: 12,848
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.
11-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,605
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...
11-21-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,044
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...
11-19-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
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.
11-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
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, 09:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,941
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: 1,706
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,033
Posted By MikeyMK

One-upmanship

One-upmanship
11-15-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,589
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, 03:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,866
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!
11-12-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,589
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, 11:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,299
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...
11-02-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,683
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,...
10-28-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By MikeyMK

You need brake cut-off with PAS.

You need brake cut-off with PAS.
10-18-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,637
Posted By MikeyMK

Super glue doesn't stretch. When you've...

Super glue doesn't stretch.

When you've spread the thin layer of vulcanising rubber glue on the tube, you need to wait a few minutes for it to cure before you put the patch over it.
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By MikeyMK

Mine had push-button wheels but I took the rubber...

Mine had push-button wheels but I took the rubber caps off, and they just look like bolted wheels underneath.

Atleast in the case of my Avenir Cleveland the cap covers a 19mm hex bolt - the button...
10-13-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By MikeyMK

I never locked the trailer as long as it was...

I never locked the trailer as long as it was attached to the locked bike, but then i always used a custom hitch because the standard designs were rubbish.

It would always have been possible to pin...
10-12-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,791
Posted By MikeyMK

The nearest i've found is half'n'half. Tannus...

The nearest i've found is half'n'half. Tannus Armour.

There is an inner tube, there is a conventional tyre. There is also a foam tyre you place in the normal tyre with a cavity for the tube... Not...
10-11-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,729
Posted By MikeyMK

Please. People on here are still rejecting...

Please. People on here are still rejecting hydraulic disc brakes...
10-10-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,967
Posted By MikeyMK

In my collection; Shopper folder 3-wheel...

In my collection;

Shopper folder
3-wheel Recumbent
3-speed English
27-speed MTB
e-tandem

Fairly diverse.
10-10-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,829
Posted By MikeyMK

Are carbon users touchy..?

Are carbon users touchy..?
10-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By MikeyMK

You can get golf ball valve caps, and i heard the...

You can get golf ball valve caps, and i heard the dimples improve aero...
10-02-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,054
Posted By MikeyMK

Discs are easier to service than calipers, in my...

Discs are easier to service than calipers, in my experience. Calipers can be tricky to get lined-up and balanced.
More the issue there is the increasingly useless throw-away society.

Hydraulic...
09-30-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,628
Posted By MikeyMK

The problem i find with the flexi-leash is when...

The problem i find with the flexi-leash is when the dog is far ahead of the owner. The path is some 6ft wide, the dog is 15-20ft ahead. There is absolutely nothing the owner can do to stop the dog...
09-29-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,651
Posted By MikeyMK

It baffles me to think anyone would carry out...

It baffles me to think anyone would carry out their actions based on accountability politics. Perhaps one day i will lose out by my morally-orientated attitudes of common sense, but until then ,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 254,183
Posted By MikeyMK

Sorry for the late reply - yes, being electric,...

Sorry for the late reply - yes, being electric, my daughter doesn't need to pedal. So i chopped the old crank into an armless final/relay drive...
...
09-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,241
Posted By MikeyMK

It's kinda like what's happened with cars....

It's kinda like what's happened with cars. They're not only faster now, but far easier to drive fast. Power assisted everything, auto everything, and now even grandma's taking junctions at 50mph...
...
09-20-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,961
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm perfectly capable, thanks. You concentrate on...

I'm perfectly capable, thanks. You concentrate on keeping to your side.
09-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,820
Posted By MikeyMK

They're hilarious. My town has the most...

They're hilarious.

My town has the most comprehensive MUP system in my country, and most of the world. It was built with one, from scratch. We don't cycle on roads. Some find my recurring report...
09-18-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By MikeyMK

This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have...

This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have been using pedal cars on the roads, in dedicated lanes, for decades.

They've seen the e-assist boom like bicycles have.

Berg are a well-known...
09-14-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By MikeyMK

Anyone tried a bracelet, yet? I'd need to choose...

Anyone tried a bracelet, yet? I'd need to choose a couple of links to remove, given my skinny wrists. Looks good, not sure how practical it actually is in real-world terms tho..
...
09-14-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,002
Posted By MikeyMK

My plan for this was to make a 3ft x 6ft...

My plan for this was to make a 3ft x 6ft cardboard box out of two pallet boxes, then paint it in fibreglass resin. Literally a box so big you could sleep in it. But i haven't done that yet. The...
09-14-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By MikeyMK

The battery should have a figure for max voltage,...

The battery should have a figure for max voltage, a 48v ebike battery will typically be 54.4v.

I wouldn't buy a used one, and i certainly wouldn't buy one without knowing it's exact cut-out...
09-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,080
Posted By MikeyMK

Common sense tells you a flashing light is gonna...

Common sense tells you a flashing light is gonna make you more visible.

Speculation tells you what effect that improved visibility will have.

I'll speculate that if you're already gonna...
09-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By MikeyMK

Smash the posh further in with a lump hammer, to...

Smash the posh further in with a lump hammer, to break the bond it has with the surface. Not so far that it hits the bottle-cage mount.

Note - this may wreck it.
09-12-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,080
Posted By MikeyMK

Motorcyclists say they've had to up their game. ...

Motorcyclists say they've had to up their game.

See, when motorbikes were the only vehicles with lights on in the day, they were more visible. Now that cars also have lights on in the day,...
09-08-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,651
Posted By MikeyMK

And Volvo invented the seatbelt. But they refused...

And Volvo invented the seatbelt. But they refused to patent them, so that everyone else could use them too.
09-07-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,879
Posted By MikeyMK

So as soon as the electric shift fails, as...

So as soon as the electric shift fails, as electronics do, the bearings will fail to step and crash the sprocket...

And only one tooth is under load at any given time?! Okaaay then.
09-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,879
Posted By MikeyMK

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I've seen a lot of pictures, heard...
09-06-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah a 24v battery's gotta work hard, the same...

Yeah a 24v battery's gotta work hard, the same amp hours at 36v is like 50% more capacity and continuous amps.

A 10ah 24v battery here is 100 quid but I'd want two.
09-04-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By MikeyMK

I saw a snake recently, it was pretty surreal....

I saw a snake recently, it was pretty surreal. Second one i've ever seen in the wild and the first one i was up close to (i had to stop for it, it was by my front wheel). Beautiful thing.
09-04-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,431
Posted By MikeyMK

Thanks - Was a bit fussy by then though, I'd...

Thanks - Was a bit fussy by then though, I'd previously ran it in this simpler V-brake form, cream tyres...

But it's always gonna ride like a hybrid MTB at best unless you use a lay-back seat post...
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