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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:17 pm

Are you using a pre unit motor Stu?
Which one? British I assume?
AJS Model 20.

Sorry for the picture featuring a Triumph lump but Daryl was the only person I could think of that (a) had a chopper (b) had a crossbow (c) was suitably scruffy looking :wink:
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Post by Cyclepeasant » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 pm

Aha! 1950ish, twin, three bearing crank,nice looking rounded features! A burman box?
I have limited knowledge about British bikes to be honest,I like a few singles ie. Panther's, rocket 3 (hence Laverda triples,only 180° though!)
Plus.. kh triples, v-twins, and anything with More than 4cylinders, 😁
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:48 pm

Yep, this one's '59. 3 bearing crank, internal top end oil feeds and as you say, nice curvy looking engine. AMC box and I might treat it to a belt drive but I also might not.
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Post by Cyclepeasant » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:57 pm

Cool! Belt drive!! :-bd
Be interesting to see the bike!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by macinblack » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:47 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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In my excitement to cut my new mudguard up, I forgot that I also got a book on making crossbows. This will likely be me by summer's end :-bd

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Single speed then Stu?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:51 am

Single speed then Stu?
I was thinking I might spray it candy blue with a little flake but forego the SS insignia :wink:
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Post by sean_iow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:46 am

The postman brought me a Lezyne Pocket Drive pump. I knew from the dimensions that it would be smaller than my current pump (Lezyne Alloy Drive Small) but it really is tiny. It's a high pressure pump, 160 psi max, so aimed at smaller volume tyres. I tested it on the mtb (29 x 2.35) and after deflating the front tyre I pumped it back up without issue although it obviously took a bit longer than with the larger pump due to the reduced volume per stroke. I can also confirm it works with #adventure bikes (650 x 42) as I only noticed the front tyre was flat on that once I'd let the air out of the mtb tyre :roll:

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Pictured with a Lezyne Alloy Drive small and an Exposure Joystick for scale. As it's rated to 160 psi I might also be able to use it as an emergency shock pump? My forks and shock are both set at less than 160 psi so it could be used to top-up on a big ride if a slow leak/loss of pressure is an issue.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 am

Is it one with a hose that kindly unscrews the valve core for you on removal Sean?
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Post by sean_iow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am

I've never had it happen but I have heard that this can happen to the inept and those with limit manual dexterity :wink:

It does have the pressure relief button which should help stop this. I make sure my valve cores are screwed in tight and I only screw the hose on gently.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:43 am

I've never had it happen but I have heard that this can happen to the inept and those with limit manual dexterity :wink:
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Post by Jurassic » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm

An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock:

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Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:55 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock:
Jumped back on Zwift yesterday as there’s no way I can not bump into people where I live , forgot how painfully a hour on the trainer can be , one good thing may come out of this though is that I may have a good fitness level when it’s all over instead of just bimbling aLong like normal

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Post by whitestone » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:09 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock:
Jumped back on Zwift yesterday as there’s no way I can not bump into people where I live , forgot how painfully a hour on the trainer can be , one good thing may come out of this though is that I may have a good fitness level when it’s all over instead of just bimbling aLong like normal
I found it takes about a month for your arse to get used to the completely fixed nature of a bike on a trainer.

I've been on the trainer all winter - I don't like road riding during winter so need something to supplement things. Then I broke my collarbone so it was a means of trying to keep some fitness. It just happens to have segued into Covid-19.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:27 pm

I have an ancient "dumb" trainer, an Edge 705 and a chest HRM. I'm going to see what can be accomplished with that set-up.

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Post by Jurassic » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:02 pm

whitestone wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:09 pm
middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
An ANT+ dongle for my ageing laptop so that I can join all the other desperate housebound cyclists on Zwift. Apparently sales of trainers have gone through the roof (Sigma reckon sales are up 450%). :shock:
Jumped back on Zwift yesterday as there’s no way I can not bump into people where I live , forgot how painfully a hour on the trainer can be , one good thing may come out of this though is that I may have a good fitness level when it’s all over instead of just bimbling aLong like normal
I found it takes about a month for your arse to get used to the completely fixed nature of a bike on a trainer.

I've been on the trainer all winter - I don't like road riding during winter so need something to supplement things. Then I broke my collarbone so it was a means of trying to keep some fitness. It just happens to have segued into Covid-19.
In the past when I was a "racer" ( :lol: ) I used to use a trainer and HRM to do intervals, I never managed more than 45mins plus warm up/down due to the chronic boredom it entailed. Yesterday I opted to do a 90min session on Zwift which I managed to complete. My arse was killing me at the end and my wrists were pretty sore as well. As for the Zwift/smart trainer experience, well it was better than nothing and definitely more engaging than sessions used to be on my old turbo trainer back in the day but describing it as fun would be a stretch. I think an hour will be enough in future..........

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Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:57 pm

The zwift does make the time pass quicker especially when doing one of their set training plans but like you say a hour is ample

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Post by Zippy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
I've never had it happen but I have heard that this can happen to the inept and those with limit manual dexterity :wink:
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I've never had it happen after using loctite on the valve core - which is what I do now....

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Post by sean_iow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm

Zippy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
I've never had it happen after using loctite on the valve core - which is what I do now....
That's a good idea. When I put the hose on the valve I just spin it on by holding the rubber bit between finger and thumb. It only has to be on very loosely as the o ring does the sealing.

It is amazingly small, it's the sort of size that could be smuggled through customs :o
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Post by Zippy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:47 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm
. When I put the hose on the valve I just spin it on by holding the rubber bit between finger and thumb.
Thing is the air pressure can make the pipe quite quite tight on the core in some circumstances, so that helps with the unscrewing affect.

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Post by sean_iow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:49 pm

I only have my mtb tyres at 20 ish psi so I guess that helps. The hose on the new pump has the pressure release button, probably because it's a high pressure model, I'd imagine it's quite tight once up to 160 psi.
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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:11 am

Disney+ has just arrived and downloaded to almost every device :lol:

That’ll keep us out is mischief for the foreseeable future :-bd

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Post by johnnystorm » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:03 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:11 am
Disney+ has just arrived and downloaded to almost every device :lol:

That’ll keep us out is mischief for the foreseeable future :-bd
I dont know where to begin! :lol:
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Post by htrider » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm

macinblack wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:58 pm
In my excitement to cut my new mudguard up, I forgot that I also got a book on making crossbows. This will likely be me by summer's end :-bd

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Single speed then Stu?
Thats an 'orrible thing to do to a unit 650. Looks like a chopped standard frame rather than a full custom job :o
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Are you using a pre unit motor Stu?
Which one? British I assume?
AJS Model 20.

Sorry for the picture featuring a Triumph lump but Daryl was the only person I could think of that (a) had a chopper (b) had a crossbow (c) was suitably scruffy looking :wink:
Pics!

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm

Pics!
I will Phil but I need to get it in a position where I can take a picture. Todays 'ten minutes of magic' was fabbing up a seat hinge for it, yesterdays was finishing off welding up the electrics box and tomorrow I'll rummage about for some 7/8 cds to make some handlebars from :-bd
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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 pm

johnnystorm wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:03 pm
voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:11 am
Disney+ has just arrived and downloaded to almost every device :lol:

That’ll keep us out is mischief for the foreseeable future :-bd
I dont know where to begin! :lol:
I had you down as a Mrs doubtfire kind of guy... :lol:

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