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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,652
Posted By MezzoLew

Enjoy your ride - she looks great! I have a...

Enjoy your ride - she looks great!

I have a Mezzo D9 which is remote cousin of the Birdy. The fact that main bike frame tube is not split means the ride is better and stronger. I love zipping...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,652
Posted By MezzoLew

After a long break due to covid I have now...

After a long break due to covid I have now recovered my Mezzo D9 and been out on it on a trip to Lincoln, UK. I have not ridden the bike for 2 years but when I jumped on it, it was like an old...
11-01-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,017
Posted By MezzoLew

Smile Plumber on a Bike!

This story is heart warming and this plumber is now using his electric powered bike instead of his white van!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-58929721
...
07-26-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
Posted By MezzoLew

That fatigue crack has been growing for some...

That fatigue crack has been growing for some time. How old do you think the wheel / bike is? Any idea how many miles it has run? How easy is it to find a replacement wheel hub?
04-26-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
Posted By MezzoLew

That's a seriously steep frame angle - how does...

That's a seriously steep frame angle - how does it feel to ride?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,652
Posted By MezzoLew

Perfect storage place for your folder! :lol:

Perfect storage place for your folder! :lol:
04-20-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By MezzoLew

Some fantastic bike news for Zambia!

See full story here: https://www.bikeforums.net/africa/1228652-bikes-providing-more-income-zambia.html#post22022673

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Forum: Africa
04-20-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By MezzoLew

Bikes providing more income for Zambia

This is an interesting and heart warming story of how bikes are helping south Zambian villages earn more money....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 338
Views: 100,905
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: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 1,716
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 1,716
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: 1,716
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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!
Forum: For Sale
11-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,517
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!
09-30-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 1,361
Views: 380,652
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 1,813
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?
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04-08-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 364,117
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: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 64,996
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: 20,533
Views: 4,796,668
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: 1,739
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: 868
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: 868
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: 2,703
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 2,703
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: 19,555
Views: 2,446,714
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: 64,996
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...
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