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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

Flashing indicator lights

I have just got this snazzy rear light system to see how good it is. It was not expensive ($14.78) from Aliexpress.

The brightness is good but not amazing or dazzling but since the lights flash I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

Please explain - is it shopping under Covid rules...

Please explain - is it shopping under Covid rules or supply problems? Online shopping is also as good as ever. :foo:
02-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By MezzoLew

And here is an update on the Bike story under...

And here is an update on the Bike story under Covid-19 lockdown - good news for the bike industry and the electric bike revolution is also featured
...
01-27-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By MezzoLew

Well here is an even more unusual video to get...

Well here is an even more unusual video to get some insight into bike design features in 1952!

Here is the non facebook link so open to all
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

Thanks for sharing - I was not aware this mod was...

Thanks for sharing - I was not aware this mod was available.

I found them for sale here - seems a bit steep for a few wheels and aluminium bars.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

Got my gear ratio down to 20!!

I wanted to reduce my gear ratio from 24 to 20 to help my hill climbs.
So time to buy a replacement freewheel with a nice low 34 tooth ring. Fitted it and got a problem with the derailleur clashing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

And empties the contents onto the office floor!...

And empties the contents onto the office floor! :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

The only place where you can buy them in the UK...

The only place where you can buy them in the UK is on the auction sites (eBay - search for "Mezzo D9"... there are 5 at the moment there) or Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree

There is a rather nice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line...

Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line with the forks :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

All I used were longer screws. Stainless ones of...

All I used were longer screws. Stainless ones of course. Can't measure them for you just now as the bike is stranded at work and I am working from home!

There is also a further step where you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,121
Posted By MezzoLew

Keep posting bits and pieces on any forum page...

Keep posting bits and pieces on any forum page and you will then pass the photo limit soon!!

I also switched to Wellgo Alloy pedals. They are a great low cost upgrade.
I also have a bar end...
08-03-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

Hiya - well I grew up in Newport and I guess you...

Hiya - well I grew up in Newport and I guess you have access to some of the best cycle tracks in the South Wales hills (also known as the dumping ground!):speedy:
06-01-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By MezzoLew

Sorry pal .. now moved on to another keen cycling...

Sorry pal .. now moved on to another keen cycling with a viking!
06-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

It is great to get out and the roads around my...

It is great to get out and the roads around my neck of the woods (literally) are pretty quiet. I wore a high vis vest though to be sure to be seen! Bridgwater is a busy place in my experience going...
06-01-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

@ExPatTyke ...

@ExPatTyke (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/expattyke-443587.html)Nice to see the quiet roads in the UK and Somerset views! :)
05-11-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

I understand as I also lived in Newport, Gwent...

I understand as I also lived in Newport, Gwent but was born in England so have options when 6 Nations is on! :roflmao:
05-04-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

There are a lot of us doing this these days .....

There are a lot of us doing this these days .. not all with a 3 year old either! :bike2: My 20 year old daughter came off her bike this week...
04-15-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By MezzoLew

This is a viking headstock - see the fine detail...

This is a viking headstock - see the fine detail lugs
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1004x664/viking_bike_7d00534b50de198caeaf6e5ef9b5e4c412dfb025.png
04-13-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By MezzoLew

Viking Head Tube Badge

I have a head tube badge (NOS) for a Viking if you want to add it to your bike. I has a Viking as my first drop bar racing bike when I was 14 and loved it.

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03-30-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Company ....

Looks like the geese are trying to do their social distancing as well! :lurker:
02-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

I have not seen this before - Mine is a...

I have not seen this before - Mine is a Tourmaster - I removed the downtube shifters and have installed shifter brake levers which work rather well with the original rear changer (8 speed)
02-10-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

I am on the Lincs / Notts border (A17) :giver:

I am on the Lincs / Notts border (A17) :giver:
12-23-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today...

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today as work has stopped and the sun came out after a lot of rain recently.
Spot the bike in the bushes! Pretty flat around here but the ride back was...
12-23-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today...

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today as work has stopped and the sun came out after a lot of rain recently.
Spot the bike in the bushes! Pretty flat around here but the ride back was...
11-25-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Riveting subject!

Must say that is a fine photo of an engineering feat and how long do you think it would have taken to install (hammer in :crash:) those thousands of rivets!
11-18-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By MezzoLew

Might be controlled by the BBC to not show in a...

Might be controlled by the BBC to not show in a different region! Sorry
Forum: For Sale
11-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,826
Posted By MezzoLew

I fell in love with this bike when I was a...

I fell in love with this bike when I was a teenager - sadly could not stretch my pocket money to buy one then! Good luck with the sale as I am overseas and can't buy this one!
11-11-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By MezzoLew

30 minute video about the .... Bike!!

This is an interesting video produced by the BBC Future and BBC World News.

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07nnjdx/an-ordinary-bicycle-s-epic-journey

Enjoy!
...
09-30-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Loving those big skies - wonderful. Thanks for...

Loving those big skies - wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 307,668
Posted By MezzoLew

Wow - thanks for the photo - I evokes holiday...

Wow - thanks for the photo - I evokes holiday feelings! :roflmao:
07-22-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Shock horror - I have not seen a cotter pin for...

Shock horror - I have not seen a cotter pin for 35 years! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

two new tyres ...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x435/tyre_purchase_a019d343f9175170fcf22502db12f5dd446ad5c2.jpg


Two new nice and shiny tyres for my Mezzo D9

Nutrak 16 x 1 3/8"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By MezzoLew

Folder integrated with a kiddie stroller

Now here is an interesting concept!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/395x397/strollerbike_a40863479d9ffa40b4954ea5df1cb2d2cd25a303.png

Anyone seen one of these in use?
...
04-08-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 353,789
Posted By MezzoLew

Well here is my hand built Nigel Dean ......

Well here is my hand built Nigel Dean ... Tourmaster ... you can show it to your "current Italian GF"!! Just wondering if you are considering an upgrade for the the GF as you mention she is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

And here is the 15 new chain ring - not anything...

And here is the 15 new chain ring - not anything special but an exact cheap replacement for the old worn out one. It also uses the new 20 Tooth Bike Bicycle Bottom Bracket Crank nut so I had to buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

I had to work on my daughter's daily runabout and...

I had to work on my daughter's daily runabout and change the bottom bracket. The RH side cup was really stuck (as usual) and so I bought a nice new spanner to do the job for 6.69 (US$8.64) so not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,139
Posted By MezzoLew

And what did the LBS do? Any newer photos? ...

And what did the LBS do? Any newer photos?

I also had a chain jump off the sprockets recently and wondered if there is anything that might need adjusting? Found a stick to help get it back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,316
Posted By MezzoLew

Got my son a new bike to replace the one that was...

Got my son a new bike to replace the one that was stolen - this is his choice of course and for the price (188) it is like new so he is happy and so am I. Needs some lights and mudguards next.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By MezzoLew

General Motors - folding bike!!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x850/ebike_02_f47e3b86b0e35210a8f0715a029c9cf6528adc3c.jpg...
11-03-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By MezzoLew

Get your next bike at Sports Direct! :foo:

Get your next bike at Sports Direct! :foo:
11-03-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By MezzoLew

Evans Cycles sold off ....

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/150x45/evans_cycles_logo_040237a0beb522b5e6dedfe06aa40553ec3aec03.png

In the UK Evans Cycles is a respected vendor of cycles and well known...
10-14-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By MezzoLew

masi61 - thanks for your comments. I have not...

masi61 - thanks for your comments. I have not ridden a titanium bike as they are way beyond my budget but it would be interesting to compare one with a high quality steely framed bike.
10-14-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Those snacks look good - we just had 50 mph winds...

Those snacks look good - we just had 50 mph winds here in the UK and treeside snacks became slightly bumped free food on the sidewalk so I grabbed a few for apple crumble this evening!
10-14-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By MezzoLew

As an engineer, I would add that the stiffness of...

As an engineer, I would add that the stiffness of a titanium fork may have been too high and what you want from a front fork (and the rear fork too) is the ability to disperse the forces from a rough...
09-10-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Love the term castle-infested - the Welsh borders...

Love the term castle-infested - the Welsh borders are similar! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,139
Posted By MezzoLew

I undo the nut on the other side of the front...

I undo the nut on the other side of the front wheel quick release clamp 3 turns or so to loosen it. But remember to tighten it again so the quick release is clamping properly when you re-assemble the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,139
Posted By MezzoLew

There are a few things to remember. ...

There are a few things to remember.

Unfolding: If you try to get the front wheel to unclip from the folding position before extending the seat back to normal height, you will struggle to extend...
08-13-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,647
Posted By MezzoLew

Just returned from a short break in Norfolk,...

Just returned from a short break in Norfolk, England. Cromer was our base - well known for its crabs. Yes we did buy some fresh crab. Also enjoyed some very special ice-cream - Christmas Pudding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,139
Posted By MezzoLew

Has someone tried to fit a double or triple front...

Has someone tried to fit a double or triple front chainring with a changer? It is possible but not very useful IMHO.

Your Mezzo definitely has not been looked after so a check is imperative.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,139
Posted By MezzoLew

Clarks 50mm pads are the best ones and I have had...

Clarks 50mm pads are the best ones and I have had no issues once I fitted them.
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