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Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
No....no....no...you shouldn't think this for a...

No....no....no...you shouldn't think this for a moment.

It's because you're a horrible person and your decrepit state and grey hair has nothing to do with it.....honestly. I think that you do...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 02:28 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
This merely empathises a point that I've already...

This merely empathises a point that I've already made. What you are dealing with is not a nit-picking and pointless argument that in reality means little or nothing about the correct nomenclature...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 02:06 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
The problem with discussing this issue in binary...

The problem with discussing this issue in binary terms, which encourages disparaging comments such as E-assist riders as being "lazy" etc. is that this may obscure the real picture. For example, I...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
Well I wouldn't wish to encumber you with yet...

Well I wouldn't wish to encumber you with yet another "sob story" as you have labelled my account of my experience with an e-assist bike, and as I may be "one of those people" as you charmingly put...
Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
I think that these people will bring the country...

I think that these people will bring the country to its knees and you are right to be worried. :thumb:

Mind you.....begging for some free water and then a free pee is not going to help.
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
Big mistake.....once started I'll never stop. :)

Big mistake.....once started I'll never stop. :)
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
We know this.....but if you're going to introduce...

We know this.....but if you're going to introduce your drinking habits into this thread then that's only going to complicate things even further.
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
Forgive me for truncating your post but given the...

Forgive me for truncating your post but given the length I think I can be forgiven. I'm not sure why you should feel my post was aimed at yourself as what you allow or disallow on your website is of...
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 10,399
Posted By onbike 1939
As an old person I know that it's great to be...

As an old person I know that it's great to be young, and it's even better when you're young and fit enough to enjoy bike-touring. When young you think that you're immortal and that nothing could...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By onbike 1939
That looks like over-tensioned spokes to me and...

That looks like over-tensioned spokes to me and I'd be interested in who made them.

Edit: I see now that these were the original factory-made wheels so have to agree with the poster up-thread who...
Forum: Touring 05-21-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By onbike 1939
Everyone has an opinion on leather saddles and up...

Everyone has an opinion on leather saddles and up to now I had promised myself I wouldn't comment on this subject...however...here goes.

In the "forming" process which shapes these saddles the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-05-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By onbike 1939
That's an interesting concept and especially the...

That's an interesting concept and especially the ability to charge the battery while pedalling.

At the moment I'm evaluating the ARCC system which I had retro-fitted to my TSR27. I'm impressed by...
Forum: Touring 04-16-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By onbike 1939
Having read many descriptions of how a wheel...

Having read many descriptions of how a wheel functions in terms of tensions and loads, I think the above one best describes this in a way which is both logical and understandable to the reader.
Many...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-24-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By onbike 1939
Views on the new ACRR system

Being old and decrepit I'm having to consider E-assist options and particularly with reference to my Moulton TSR27.

Having looked at various systems including the mid-drive Bafang which seems to...
Forum: Foo 03-13-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By onbike 1939
Nope....not really. "Urine is not sterile,...

Nope....not really.

"Urine is not sterile, even before it comes out of you and gets contaminated by your skin. Bacteria are present at low levels in the urine of healthy people not suffering from...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-14-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By onbike 1939
In my opinion this is the best mirror available...

In my opinion this is the best mirror available and is so durable it will last for many years. It fits both straight and drop handlebars and I've found it indispensable. The Mirrycle mirror.

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Forum: Folding Bikes 01-04-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By onbike 1939
"Grace" may be rare but should always be...

"Grace" may be rare but should always be appreciated. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-03-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By onbike 1939
Thank you, but having re-read the thread I find...

Thank you, but having re-read the thread I find that Downtube first asserts that "....a solid majority (of hubs) are overtightened at the factory."




You appear to disagree with this as you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-03-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By onbike 1939
^^^^^^^^^ I see no logic here but merely a...

^^^^^^^^^ I see no logic here but merely a reiteration of something which everyone who works with bikes knows.

We merely differ on what is usual practice and I seriously doubt that the preparation...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-03-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By onbike 1939
In over forty years of working with bikes I've...

In over forty years of working with bikes I've yet to find an LBS that adjusts hub cones as part of new bike preparation and I know that given the time pressure I certainly didn't.

I thought it...
Forum: Foo 12-22-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By onbike 1939
Yeah........sigh.......it's always...

Yeah........sigh.......it's always sump'n.....right? :)
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-20-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,596
Posted By onbike 1939
My 2010 Esprit which I haven't really been able...

My 2010 Esprit which I haven't really been able to ride much as yet due to health problems. To me it seems such an elegant bike and looks so delicate yet functional. I've shortened the stem since...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-15, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By onbike 1939
I've always thought that this Stronglight one...

I've always thought that this Stronglight one looked good.


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Forum: Touring 11-25-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By onbike 1939
There are trailers....and trailers. The...

There are trailers....and trailers.

The Extrawheel trailer is around ten pounds and is of simple construction but will carry up to 35 kilos. The new version also uses Panniers.

Bicycle Trailer...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-30-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 234,252
Posted By onbike 1939
That's impressive but I did the same a week ago. ...

That's impressive but I did the same a week ago.


As soon as I get out of traction I'm going to do it again.
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