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10-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,680
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: 26
Views: 793
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: 74
Views: 4,680
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: 385
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: 607
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: 10
Views: 323
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: 74
Views: 4,680
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: 44
Views: 1,347
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: 74
Views: 4,680
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: 1,679
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: 385
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: 1,679
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: 44
Views: 1,347
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: 44
Views: 1,347
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: 1,679
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: 1,152
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: 89
Views: 4,664
Posted By MikeyMK

Are carbon users touchy..?

Are carbon users touchy..?
10-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
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: 1,876
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: 500
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: 3,808
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: 74
Views: 4,680
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: 1,876
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: 89
Views: 4,664
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: 1,876
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: 31
Views: 1,074
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: 6,438
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: 1,134
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: 1,409
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: 1,184
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: 1,134
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: 1,184
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: 804
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: 6,438
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: 957
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: 804
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: 6,438
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: 9,709
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: 17,502
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 ,...
09-29-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,709
Posted By MikeyMK

This is a regular scenario for me, but this...

This is a regular scenario for me, but this picture highlights other issues too.

For one, dog walkers often fail to stick to the same side of the path as their dog. They may be on the correct...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 233,007
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...
...
09-28-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By MikeyMK

E-bikes have been around for decades, they just...

E-bikes have been around for decades, they just never took off. The Sinclair C5 was an e-recumbent, and step-through type e-bikes of the '00s look much the same today. It's a simple case of evolution...
09-28-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, you haven't been a single dad, have you. ...

Yeah, you haven't been a single dad, have you.

''Ah, it must be nice for her to be picked up by her dad''... Schools, after school club, gymnastics, parks, supermarket..?!

''Can you tell her...
09-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
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...
...
09-27-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By MikeyMK

I rarely take footage, if I do, the phone is...

I rarely take footage, if I do, the phone is fine. But I haven't recorded anything for... All year, I think.

I have a plastic 22.2mm clamp on a hard phone case, holds it great. Correctly tensioned...
09-27-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,625
Posted By MikeyMK

Got soaked today. Torrential downpour lasted just...

Got soaked today. Torrential downpour lasted just a few minutes, I'd have 'sat it out' in an underpass if only I'd known.

My coat's seen better days, but it still did well. Drenched thighs and...
09-26-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By MikeyMK

I've never seen a quick release gear cable join....

I've never seen a quick release gear cable join. As it's possible to slacken the gear cable, and IGH wheels have been around for well over a century, i do wonder why.

Sturmey Archer hubs often had...
09-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By MikeyMK

Some electras used the 2.35in Schwalbe Fat Frank,...

Some electras used the 2.35in Schwalbe Fat Frank, that's how I found out about these tyres.
I've been using them for s few years now, and they're excellent, I'm technically addicted..
09-24-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,337
Posted By MikeyMK

You can get the film, black in daylight but...

You can get the film, black in daylight but reflects white when lights hit it, so it's just a case of getting them cut to your chosen font.
09-23-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,380
Posted By MikeyMK

A Haro Hardtail MTB. They took the cable lock...

A Haro Hardtail MTB. They took the cable lock too, but that wasn't such a loss. I gained some valuable wisdom, but yeah that came at a price. Was a shame.
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