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by Cyclepeasant
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 45
Views: 972

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

"haunted" :lol:

Actually that was the reason to visit it with my mates originally in the 70's as a teenager,we obviously tried to scare each other during Halloween and other times of the year!

Great times the late seventies,punk,ska etc......
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 45
Views: 972

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

Thought you might know Reg! Are the ruins still there? The 80's was the last time I went there. Or is it a housing estate? Perhaps I should revisit it! By the way boner's, I am not endorsing riding on or off road without lights. :o . I admit I have been riding for 40+ years with my lights off during...
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 45
Views: 972

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

Shame I have missed the banter lately. Father has been in and out of hospital. However,this is a great topic. Night rides. Unfortunately I am a morning person,but I really enjoy riding in complete darkness if moon is out. During lockdown. It was fantastic! Absolutely no background noise. No cars,not...
by Cyclepeasant
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff hub
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Rohloff hub

pistonbroke wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Not really Rohloff's fault but if you do get one, make sure you avoid SJS Cycles. I wanted to order a small paper gasket and drain plug screw to do an oil change, the cost of the parts is a fiver, they quoted £38 for postage and wouldn't budge when I queried it.
GULP!! :o
by Cyclepeasant
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff hub
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Rohloff hub

Main cons are weight and drag in the lower 7 gears, initial cost. Pros are low maintenance,ease of maintenance (oil change ) long service life, (claims of 100,000+ miles) A lot of round the world riders have used them. Can be used with gates belt drive instead of chain drive for even lower maintenan...
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12594

Re: What are you listening to now?

This rain is tiring....
....time for a bit of 80's goth, Camden town,the lyceum,Bowes Lyon in Stevenage etc. Virgin Prunes if I die I die. Walls of Jericho.... Xmal Duetchland...incubus sucubus.... Alien sex fiend....
by Cyclepeasant
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 87
Views: 2707

Re: who rides Ti ?

Must join this ti party! I have never had any issues with a ti frame . 1/ A litespeed ghisallo 2002. Classic round tubed version. Other than wear and tear items,it performs like new. Has currently a sram force groupset, campagnolo record or super record mechanical upgrade is due... finally! Probably...
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.
Replies: 43
Views: 1606

Re: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.

Jerseys arrived,thanks Stu.
Will wear one on weekend ride.
Classy.... befitting of ditch dwellers entering posh pubs! :cool:
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12594

Re: What are you listening to now?

WOW! Techno.
I was even fooled for a while.
Not a big strangler fan,but it did make me think "did they cover a Brubeck track?"
:lol:

Excellent find! :-bd
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term storage - top tube
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Long term storage - top tube

Psling has made an important point. A service prior to long term storage is a good idea if you have the tools. Removal of seatpost ,BB and steering bearings,brake pads,clean, inspect,regrease (not the pads)and reassemble, will guarantee bike is ready to ride after storage. It's also good practice to...
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term storage - top tube
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Long term storage - top tube

Most of my bikes are hung in shed or garage. (Some above my motorbikes) :shock: Two ti bikes, various Ali and steel ones . All with wheels fitted. Hooks from the rafters. To protect paint the hooks have inner tubes wrapped around them if not plastic coated. Some have a strap looped around top tube t...
by Cyclepeasant
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPD cleats, standard?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: SPD cleats, standard?

There are also two types of Shimano SPD cleats ,STD (black) and a commuter version (silver) . The STD version engages firmly and requires a larger arc to release,better for MTB / aggressive / sport type riding. The commuter version,feels looser,it requires a small arc to release and it can also be r...
by Cyclepeasant
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 31
Views: 1219

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

Hi Harry.
Am based in North Herts/Beds.
Probably just about within your area.
by Cyclepeasant
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 177
Views: 7710

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Chater Lea.... The company was in Letchworth garden city. I always liked Chater Lea components, lovely stainless steel. As a kid I remember a few local guys having bikes with campagnolo components and Chater Lea . Both attractive in their own way. Quite heavy though, not for weight weenie's! The bui...
by Cyclepeasant
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12594

Re: What are you listening to now?

Nice little mix KQ.
Takes me back to my childhood.
Just listening to classic 2 tone ,
May lead to some Trojan tracks!
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1112
Views: 227001

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Great photo K1100T.
Looked a bit like that at the end of yesterday's ride.
By the time I had showered,the heavens opened!! Phew! :smile:
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 35
Views: 1801

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Hey Shaf,
Is that vinegar in the camelback?
:wink:
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

Advise you convert the carrier,then the sprockets will be easy to replace. The first time I rotated a sprocket and fitted a new chain it felt rough through the pedals. I just replace the sprocket and chain now. The big bang happen every time I replaced the sprocket,caused a few grazed knuckles and c...
by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 35
Views: 1801

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Unfortunately lost my lengthy 1st day report as I typed it... :roll: So here is summary. Acepac bar harness,large fuel tank,fat bottle bag. Today's ride 62miles ,33% off road. After adjusting straps during ride ,everything performed without drama...as it should! I think a d-widgit would prevent wear...
by Cyclepeasant
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013751

Re: The post man's been ...

orange long johns
:o

:cool: sunglasses required!.
by Cyclepeasant
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013751

Re: The post man's been ...

As if Stu hasn't enough on his plate!!
:roll:
by Cyclepeasant
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Supernova E3 + Taillight + Cinq Plug - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Supernova E3 + Taillight + Cinq Plug

Am interested RP.
can you pm me photo?
Thanks
by Cyclepeasant
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blown xt piston
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Blown xt piston

WOW! :o Never seen that before! The damaged pistons were always caused by forcing pistons back without a pad in place on the pad side of the piston damaged with ehem.."incorrect tools"..., seen it on motorcycle caliper pistons especially the phenolic resin types,billet iirc. Maybe it may have been a...
by Cyclepeasant
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blown xt piston
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Blown xt piston

OMG! :o Do you have a photo? :shock: In all my years in the cycle, motorcycle and car trade,I have never seen or heard of a brake piston disintegrating. Even if it's out of warranty,I would try Shimano to see whether they will help you. When I worked at a few cycle shops they did assist with some st...