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by Cyclepeasant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2231

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: 181

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: 181

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: 124

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: 23
Views: 405

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: 46
Views: 1491

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: 180
Views: 2231

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: 1079
Views: 209885

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: 32
Views: 996

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: 27
Views: 629

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: 32
Views: 996

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: 8421
Views: 892222

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: 8421
Views: 892222

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: 85

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: 305

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: 305

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...
by Cyclepeasant
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 629

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

Hmmmm....interesting. A couple of thoughts. When you changed the gear oil,did you clean and lube the chain also? I have found a near worn chain after it has been cleaned with the sprocket(s)and chainring(s) then relubed, does feel rougher through the pedals. (But easier/free-er) Maybe the gunge that...
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1028
Views: 108530

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"
I too woke in the early hours to the sound of running water. :o
How weird is that?"
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Sorry, Everyone, it didn't happen today,it was while my father was in hospital last year. But still a pia!
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5874

Re: When?????

Lack of faith is justified guys n gals. As humans ,we learn nothing! Some of us have a consience, the rest are just selfish scum. Am not surprised about the mega- tons of beach litter in one day. My regular cycling routes on and off road have changed from a clean ,litter free pleasure, to almost ove...
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1028
Views: 108530

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Feel your stress SR. I too woke in the early hours to the sound of running water. :o Discovered water dribbling through ceiling in spare bedroom,and also into study downstairs. Luckily,some furniture damage and small sections of plaster to repair,had to remove all floorboards in loft and the fibergl...
by Cyclepeasant
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Weird stuff

Isn't it great there are some people who think outside the box.
The weird, innovative, practical, laughable, evolutionary.
Thought a thread to enjoy the above that is remotely related to bearboners ....after all... We are all individuals!!

Here goes.....

https://youtu.be/vJgjZZMC1N0
by Cyclepeasant
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HOW MUCH!!
Replies: 23
Views: 630

HOW MUCH!!

Got some loose change guys n gals??

https://absoluteblack.cc/graphenlube-wo ... nt-coating.

:o
by Cyclepeasant
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: ESI 6.75” grips

Surely,they can be degreased with carb cleaner or brake and clutch cleaner,they are not supposed to damage seals,o-rings etc.
You could try soapy water instead of gt85 or WD-40, squirt it in with a syringe, I have successfully used fairy liquid when a lube is not available.
by Cyclepeasant
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: ESI 6.75” grips

As radars, to break the seal,use a spoke with End rounded off and threads Sharp peaks filed or ground down. Then feed both in at same time and squit in small bursts.