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10-22-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By MikeyMK

It's erm... They're the ones. Pretty much...

It's erm...

They're the ones. Pretty much everything.

So yes, this clutched, Shadow type DynaSys rear derailleur is a different ratio than the 'generic' 1:1 units you mention, which is the...
10-22-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By MikeyMK

It's erm... They're the ones. Pretty much...

It's erm...

They're the ones. Pretty much everything.

So yes, this clutched, Shadow type DynaSys rear derailleur is a different ratio than the 'generic' 1:1 units you mention, which is the...
10-22-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,371
Posted By MikeyMK

Addicts can't see the wood for the trees because...

Addicts can't see the wood for the trees because drugs poison the mind. The addiction corrupts sense.

It's why good people lie, saying they 'can't' give up, or smoking in front of kids.. the drug...
10-22-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By MikeyMK

The derailleur will not work with 6,7,8,9 speed...

The derailleur will not work with 6,7,8,9 speed shifters, yet all those shifters use the generic rear derailleurs.

The problem isn't the shifter (of course a 10sp shifter will only work with a...
10-22-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By MikeyMK

Shadow are a different ratio, they don't work...

Shadow are a different ratio, they don't work with road or classic MTB. Or touring, or whatever.

My DynaSys 10sp XT setup is clutched shadow and isn't compatible with any of my other stuff. The...
10-22-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By MikeyMK

That's usually a child's wheel, so tubes will...

That's usually a child's wheel, so tubes will typically be quite girthy, and tyre choices can be frustrating.

Not to be confused with 16 3/8 rims, as used by Brompton etc, which have a bead seat...
10-21-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By MikeyMK

Your problem is you want the tightest materials,...

Your problem is you want the tightest materials, nothing loose.

Sheepskin leather mittens with waterproof long-wrist mitts over the top (I have half arm ones).
Rollneck thermal under sweater - I...
10-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By MikeyMK

Rubber is a pig to clean, same problem with...

Rubber is a pig to clean, same problem with whitewall tyres. No easy answer!
10-18-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By MikeyMK

And how does this affect people who already cycle...

And how does this affect people who already cycle to work on their own bike? Can we claim cash..?!
10-18-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By MikeyMK

I've had a few weak seams with the thinner tubes....

I've had a few weak seams with the thinner tubes. Thicker tubes can add noticeable rotational weight.

I only use Schrader valves, and never had a problem. I realise they're not as aerodynamic...
10-18-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,116
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.
10-18-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By MikeyMK

October is proving to be a total washout here,...

October is proving to be a total washout here, it's testing my waterproofs. Have you tried one of those Cape/poncho things? They cover the whole rider and half the bike... They don't look very...
10-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,068
Posted By MikeyMK

Ah, thank you. Now it begins to make sense. ...

Ah, thank you. Now it begins to make sense.

I still think it could do with suspension though, to reduce impacts against even the correct areas. Maybe assist with the leather breaking-in properly,...
10-16-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,551
Posted By MikeyMK

Our 'Walmart' sells helmets for less than an...

Our 'Walmart' sells helmets for less than an hour's minimum wage.

I find it very hard to believe the non-wearing of helmets to be an issue related to poverty.

I wouldn't wear one if I was paid....
10-15-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,068
Posted By MikeyMK

I do understand the aspect of padding pushing...

I do understand the aspect of padding pushing into soft areas, yes. This can cause circulation issues. But a brooks just looks like the opposite extreme, where all the pressure is on a small area...
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
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...
10-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By MikeyMK

Same, but they can be quite challenging for those...

Same, but they can be quite challenging for those using drop bars.
10-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By MikeyMK

Cables stretch, pads wear, and occasionally...

Cables stretch, pads wear, and occasionally you'll need to make adjustments. New cable inners would be at the top of my list with such work being done, they're wear-parts after all.
10-14-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,068
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't know if you're aware, or not, how far...

I don't know if you're aware, or not, how far you've bent this conversation.

I never said or implied that it's fully compressed when I'm sat on it.

Perhaps you should start again?
10-14-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
Posted By MikeyMK

They look like they'll last about 500 miles and...

They look like they'll last about 500 miles and be dangerous when they begin to break up. This made worse if there's any sidewall deflection, a little of which is beneficial on road cars..

I...
10-14-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,068
Posted By MikeyMK

I weigh 138 lbs, it's fine..

I weigh 138 lbs, it's fine..
10-14-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,895
Posted By MikeyMK

Wanting stuff that's built to last half your life...

Wanting stuff that's built to last half your life is such an old-people thing, showing your age there...
10-13-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
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...
10-13-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,895
Posted By MikeyMK

My square-taper bottom brackets are hollow! ...

My square-taper bottom brackets are hollow!
Plenty of scope for a thread, though I suspect they'll be open for much ridicule..
10-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
Posted By MikeyMK

700x35 is gravel bike size, full smoothie slicks...

700x35 is gravel bike size, full smoothie slicks are available in that size and they'll fit on just about anything but a strict road bike.

Any smaller and they'd be pointless, and you wouldn't get...
10-12-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
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: 1,895
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: 1,299
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: 5,302
Posted By MikeyMK

Are carbon users touchy..?

Are carbon users touchy..?
10-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By MikeyMK

My only experience of Schwalbe Marathons is on...

My only experience of Schwalbe Marathons is on the front of my recumbent trike (tadpole), where they struggled to grip. Understeer city... But that's neither a common or fair criticism, as they...
10-10-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeyMK

That reminds me - gloves. Full-fingers. For...

That reminds me - gloves. Full-fingers. For speed. Unless it's summer. Even 10 oC can bite your hands at 30mph+
10-10-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm struggling to do the work commute, school...

I'm struggling to do the work commute, school run, and shopping run indoors. I've tried, but i just get hungry and a load of phone calls.
10-10-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By MikeyMK

Getting to work, shopping, taking the kid to...

Getting to work, shopping, taking the kid to school (or anywhere else for that matter, inc swimming and parks), visiting people, delivering stuff, various reasons really.
10-10-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,068
Posted By MikeyMK

I just don't see how they can be comfortable....

I just don't see how they can be comfortable. They look like a saddle with all the padding torn off. I can push my entire thumb into my saddle. Are they any good for sitting upright?
10-10-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeyMK

That's for them to decide. It's still riding a...

That's for them to decide. It's still riding a bike, they do vary somewhat but it's largely all quite similar. Especially for those of us who pedal.
10-09-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,302
Posted By MikeyMK

Money Probably not worth the premium for an...

Money
Probably not worth the premium for an e-bike
Money
No suspension
Money
No tandem
Money
More Money
Not the prettiest
Money
10-09-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeyMK

Open area - so there are no blind spots. No...

Open area - so there are no blind spots.
No junctions, no kids, no dogs, no people at all - or i'm staying under 25mph
No cars - i don't do roads
Uphill is fine, but no headwind - i sit upright...
10-08-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,547
Posted By MikeyMK

There's nothing wrong with suggesting that...

There's nothing wrong with suggesting that someone riding a road bike in pot-hole city is on the wrong bike. Even on a forum full of die-hard roadies.

But if the OP's happy with smashing a twiglet...
10-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,565
Posted By MikeyMK

Are you talking about cable calipers? Because i...

Are you talking about cable calipers? Because i did rule out cable, though you chopped that out..
10-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By MikeyMK

What?! Yeah, he's talking out of...

What?!




Yeah, he's talking out of his backside. Of course it does. One revolution of a wheel with a fully inflated tyre will travel further than the same wheel if the tyre is half flat.
10-06-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By MikeyMK

I only ever ride the e-tandem. But i do plan to...

I only ever ride the e-tandem. But i do plan to cocoon the solar recumbent - a weatherproof velomobile that charges itself whilst i'm at work will be great, if only it does charge enough in the sort...
10-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By MikeyMK

Ah, cheers guys. Seems kinda obvious now, that...

Ah, cheers guys. Seems kinda obvious now, that this would be covered. Yeah the last one i had was some cast iron Dunlop thing from like the 1940's that was my dad's... We used foot-pump hoses on it.....
10-05-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By MikeyMK

These calculators only cater for one crank. I...

These calculators only cater for one crank. I have two. I don't use my CS-RK3 hub on the single-pedal tandem, but if i did, i'd have...

3-speeds front crank
2-speeds mid crank
10-speeds cassette...
10-05-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By MikeyMK

Air squashes. Big time. A two litre tube of...

Air squashes. Big time.

A two litre tube of air compressed to a tyre pressure will fit in a chicken's egg.

I liked old pumps. They were nice and big, and gave me big arms. They weren't very...
10-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
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...
10-03-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,565
Posted By MikeyMK

I speak from personal experience, not judging the...

I speak from personal experience, not judging the post-count on a forum and deciding from that. That'd be nonsense.

If there are more enquiries on discs, particularly hydraulic, it may be because...
10-02-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By MikeyMK

Any bike worth having today is made entirely of...

Any bike worth having today is made entirely of aerogel, apart from the brakes which are still from the 1970s.
10-02-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By MikeyMK

Or... The rider disguarded the pump for...

Or...

The rider disguarded the pump for aerodynamics and weight-shedding, remembering how they were breaking their back over carbon valve caps, which were also disguarded four miles later...
10-02-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,565
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: 9,856
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...
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