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Started by LomaxFairchild on Oct 21, 2019 4:02:17 PM
You lot should pay bloody road tax! - The Cycling Issue

The thread to discuss worn rims, seized nipples and tugged nuts.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2019 16:03:23 (#1 of 3137)

I saw a cyclist once. Went over a red light, so I shot him.

Does anyone understand centrepulls?

Sabacious - 21 Oct 2019 16:05:56 (#2 of 3137)

Only ever to be considered from a safe distance.

LomaxFairchild - 21 Oct 2019 16:13:45 (#3 of 3137)

#1 understand in what sense? How or why?

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2019 16:14:29 (#4 of 3137)

Why they aren't releasing after I rebuilt then and replaced the cable.

LomaxFairchild - 21 Oct 2019 16:17:47 (#5 of 3137)

Ah, no. Don't think I've ever had that issue. The ones on MsFC's mixte were shite until my now-defunct LBC recommended some brake blocks that improved matters phenomenally. Unfortunately I can't remember the brand - mid grey blobby looking things.

solomongursky - 21 Oct 2019 16:20:07 (#6 of 3137)

The millionth cyclist rode over the Manhattan Bridge in NYC and was greeted with whistles and cheers from campaigners. Unfortunately the cyclist thought they were tramps and didn't stop.

ArriveAlive - 21 Oct 2019 21:40:04 (#7 of 3137)


HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2019 22:01:26 (#8 of 3137)

Turns out there are some bushes missing. That would explain it.

Tomnoddy - 22 Oct 2019 00:25:37 (#9 of 3137)

Prolly. I put a tiny drop of dry lube on my missus's centrepull axle thingies, they work like a dream now.

Tomnoddy - 22 Oct 2019 00:27:02 (#10 of 3137)

That is, I dismantled them, down to the bare metal pegs or whatever, and lubed them.

And hello, like sh*t off a shovel new thread!

HouseOfLametta - 22 Oct 2019 06:49:26 (#11 of 3137)

Yes, the metal pegs and the lever arms are meant to have plastic top.hat washers between them, there aren't any, but I've ordered some similar doohickeys from eBay.

Amazing how well the brakes worked without them.

ArriveAlive - 22 Oct 2019 08:18:57 (#12 of 3137)

I've been cleaning and degreasing the front and rear mechs off the old Kinesis ready to fit them to the new frame, and it's amazing how much caked-on lube/grime there is, and how much effort it takes to remove it all.

In fact I wonder if by the end I'll have inadvertently removed all the "stuff" that makes them work in the first place...

Gotout - 22 Oct 2019 08:20:53 (#13 of 3137)

Modern rubbish. Get some good old rod brakes!

hailesaladdie - 22 Oct 2019 08:47:26 (#14 of 3137)

Brakes? Just get some tackets for your boots.

Tomnoddy - 22 Oct 2019 09:37:33 (#15 of 3137)

A stick to poke between the spokes. Don't think my plantar fascitis would cope with the additional braking power of tacketty boots.

HouseOfLametta - 22 Oct 2019 09:55:01 (#16 of 3137)

It's amazing how on the Facebook group I asked for help on seventy bazillion Americans thought the most helpful answer was "just lube it limey doofus" or "throw them away fit new campagnolo".

The internet, answer to, and source of, all our problems.

ArriveAlive - 22 Oct 2019 13:40:08 (#17 of 3137)

Lovely sunny lunchtime, so I went out for a 20 miles spin. Three sets of temporary traffic signals: 1st set breezed through on green; 2nd set were switched off (yay!); 3rd set got stopped at.

Still... 20 miles. On my bike. In the sun. Surely this is the answer to all our internet problems?

FrankieTeardrop - 22 Oct 2019 15:17:38 (#18 of 3137)

The most content I've felt is whizzing down upper Wharfedale, the sun shining off the limestone outcrops shielding the road, the fields that wonderful shade of green you only get on these carboniferous rocks, trees in bloom...

solomongursky - 22 Oct 2019 19:56:40 (#19 of 3137)

Wore a jacket one way then the sun came out so rode home in a shirt.

Anyone looking for lights these are a bargain, 350 lumen front 120 tail for less than £19:

They light up your wrists cos the light field's 240 degrees.

ArriveAlive - 23 Oct 2019 09:39:23 (#20 of 3137)

It's chilly enough in the mornings now that my mitts have been usurped by my new Club-liveried long-fingered gloves.

The similarly-liveried new thermal bib-longs, however, are still snugly wrapped up in their packaging.

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