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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By jolly_ross

Folding is easy. Getting it to work after you've...

Folding is easy. Getting it to work after you've unfolded it - that is the hard part.
10-29-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,810
Posted By jolly_ross

Car tyre remover?

Car tyre remover?
10-29-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By jolly_ross

http://airless-tires.typepad.com/airless-tiresorg/...

http://airless-tires.typepad.com/airless-tiresorg/2010/07/what-is-an-airless-tire.html

They are hideous, but you know - you skid all the time.
10-29-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By jolly_ross

Looks to be cottered at first glance - but is...

Looks to be cottered at first glance - but is that a trick of the light or something like a woodruff key on the bb axle? Never seen such a thing.
10-29-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By jolly_ross

They didn't tell you because it takes 6 weeks to...

They didn't tell you because it takes 6 weeks to recover from knee surgery and the wifi is really bad in hospital.
10-29-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,198
Posted By jolly_ross

I used to live in Hobart. It's not the end of...

I used to live in Hobart. It's not the end of the world - but you can see it from there.
10-24-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By jolly_ross

Whatever you get - a smidge of grease on the...

Whatever you get - a smidge of grease on the thread wouldn't hurt.
Forum: Foo
10-24-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By jolly_ross

No. If there is an emergency call an...

No.

If there is an emergency call an ambulance. It will get to you faster than you can get to the hospital. It has sirens, lights, a trained and insured high speed driver. Whereas you are a...
10-24-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By jolly_ross

This has the advantages of a microscooter - and...

This has the advantages of a microscooter - and one or two significant disadvantages. Best disregarded.
Replies: 22
Views: 3,954
Posted By jolly_ross

1/2 a drop is still a drop isn't it? Or is drop...

1/2 a drop is still a drop isn't it? Or is drop an SI unit?

(+1 for Chain-L)
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 05:52 AM
10-23-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By jolly_ross

V nice. Interesting it has no lawyer lips.

V nice. Interesting it has no lawyer lips.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,153
Posted By jolly_ross

Horse riders can be very arrogant,...

Horse riders can be very arrogant, holier-than-thou and self-centred, same as some cyclists. Probably about the same proportion of each population. Just be as nice as you can and realise that some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By jolly_ross

You're going to need the correct collective noun...

You're going to need the correct collective noun for them as well. If pitch up at your LBS and ask for an exuberance of cable donuts then you're going to look a fool.
Forum: Touring
10-18-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,561
Posted By jolly_ross

+1 for me too I nearly dropped my MTB 3 or 4...

+1 for me too

I nearly dropped my MTB 3 or 4 times last night - it was my winter hack which has a rigid fork, smacked it into tree roots and potholes every now and then because my night vision is...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By jolly_ross

Many high-tech materials are effectively a...

Many high-tech materials are effectively a consumable - this post may be the equivalent of asking how to sharpen a disposable razor. Given that it sounds like you're not too worried about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By jolly_ross

I would superglue that and use it on the rear...

I would superglue that and use it on the rear wheel only. ymmv
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,253
Posted By jolly_ross

Among the many good reasons not to txt while...

Among the many good reasons not to txt while riding is that it encourages car drivers to txt while driving.
Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,561
Posted By jolly_ross

I've never ridden a YBB but I would very much...

I've never ridden a YBB but I would very much like one.

Alternatively you could buy 6 different bikes and have someone follow you along carrying the other 5 in a helicopter. This would probably...
10-14-13, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By jolly_ross

The 12 link method works, is cheap and is easy. ...

The 12 link method works, is cheap and is easy. If you need to measure really quickly (like, perhaps, you fix bikes for a living) then the options are pretty well either "Shimano chain checker" or...
Forum: Touring
10-14-13, 05:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,561
Posted By jolly_ross

Hardtail 29er. Thudbuster seatpost. Take spare...

Hardtail 29er. Thudbuster seatpost. Take spare elastomers.
10-12-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,058
Posted By jolly_ross

I left my PC signed on. It was my mum who posted...

I left my PC signed on. It was my mum who posted it. She's very particular about people who ride with empty panniers. I think it doesn't matter at all but I don't dare tell her.
Forum: Touring
10-11-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,877
Posted By jolly_ross

345468

345468
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,735
Posted By jolly_ross

I agree there is no right answer. Fwiw my...

I agree there is no right answer. Fwiw my preference would be to follow the exit lane keeping hard right - up to a little ahead of the dark coloured exiting car in your photo. I'd stop and get off...
Forum: Touring
10-10-13, 05:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,468
Posted By jolly_ross

Oh - or this: ...

Oh - or this:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/25/article-0-0C4147DF00000578-160_634x475.jpg (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/25/article-0-0C4147DF00000578-160_634x475.jpg)
Forum: Touring
10-10-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,468
Posted By jolly_ross

Things to look for: - quick to put up, better...

Things to look for:
- quick to put up, better if the tent just catches onto the poles with little hooks rather than requiring pole threading through sleeves.
- dual skin, if it's hot, or really...
10-10-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,819
Posted By jolly_ross

A blinky means a bike. Nearly every driver knows...

A blinky means a bike. Nearly every driver knows this code. It's to your benefit to use it.

As to aesthetics there are some very small ones available - the ones that strap to the seatpost with...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By jolly_ross

Divers reduce mask fog by spitting into the mask,...

Divers reduce mask fog by spitting into the mask, spreading about, then washing out in the sea. I don't know if this is workable for glasses - but there it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,783
Posted By jolly_ross

"I didn't see you" means either "I didn't look"...

"I didn't see you" means either "I didn't look" or "My eyesight is so bad that I shouldn't be driving". Usually the former. I'd have let the police work out which. She'd be unlikely to lose her...
10-09-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,685
Posted By jolly_ross

Of course he doesn't know how restraining orders...

Of course he doesn't know how restraining orders work. That's why he's asking the question. I do wonder why you are avoiding answering it though. My guess is that your original post was just an...
10-08-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,783
Posted By jolly_ross

Yes. I do it all the time. My kit is a big...

Yes. I do it all the time. My kit is a big plastic syringe and a couple of short lengths of car windscreen washer hose. The purpose built kits (like a great many cycling tools) make the job faster -...
10-08-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By jolly_ross

A friend tells me that egg-beater bearings conk...

A friend tells me that egg-beater bearings conk out frequently too. (There's always a friend telling someone something though - then it get posted on forums and people get *****ty about it. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,040
Posted By jolly_ross

I was wondering about exactly this question...

I was wondering about exactly this question myself recently. I asked a friend who had ridden both and he replied "Are you going to watch television while you're riding it?" This surprised me - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,090
Posted By jolly_ross

Soap on a Rope. You're gonna need Soap on a...

Soap on a Rope.

You're gonna need Soap on a Rope for your time in jail.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,090
Posted By jolly_ross

If you see the dog coming, and have time - then...

If you see the dog coming, and have time - then getting off the bike, facing the dog while holding the bike in front of you as a shield can work. Dogs are hard wired to chase things that are...
10-04-13, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By jolly_ross

The ParkTools page recommended above is...

The ParkTools page recommended above is excellent.

When reassembling you may have bearing-balls held in a circular pressed metal cage. These are used by manufacturers to speed assembly, they are...
10-04-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By jolly_ross

1x7 - meh. 7x1 - now that would be...

1x7 - meh.

7x1 - now that would be interesting.
10-04-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By jolly_ross

Do you come down that hill? At over, say, 30 mph?...

Do you come down that hill? At over, say, 30 mph? You do not want a tyre failure in that situation.

If something goes wrong, and you were to find yourself thinking "I knew that would happen" -...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,431
Posted By jolly_ross

I had one for a while. Only problem was that my...

I had one for a while. Only problem was that my water kept leaking out of my tool-roll.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,431
Posted By jolly_ross

I urge you to ignore the velominati rules, they...

I urge you to ignore the velominati rules, they are a harmless joke. You may wish to consider the Ross rules:

Rule 1. Have fun
Rule 2. Refer to rule 1
09-28-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By jolly_ross

If you're going to attempt to straighten it by...

If you're going to attempt to straighten it by eye then I'd do it with the wheel out (as others have said). That way you can get the spanner jaws all the way up over the thread hole so that the...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By jolly_ross

From my now abandoned blog. I saw the whole bike...

From my now abandoned blog. I saw the whole bike there on the way to work - didn't even last the whole working day:

http://satinbowerblog.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/london.html
09-25-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By jolly_ross

In older Citroen cars the hydraulics powered the...

In older Citroen cars the hydraulics powered the gearchange, suspension, steering and brakes. In the event of loss of the pump there was a small reservoir called the accumulator. With pump failure...
09-25-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By jolly_ross

I'm just d!cking about. I put it to you...

I'm just d!cking about.

I put it to you that betamax was a *terrible* system from a consumer's viewpoint - I bought a video cassette recorder to watch movies. Regardless of technical merit -...
09-24-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By jolly_ross

650b

The b is for betamax. 650betamax

In the future you and one other bewildered and angry guy will be in the far corner of a bikeshop trying to choose between the 2 types of tyre on offer. Good luck...
09-24-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,515
Posted By jolly_ross

Yes, yes, yes - we know that forces are applied...

Yes, yes, yes - we know that forces are applied along the tubes in a bike, but this does say something.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0eP-6j8d6s
09-23-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By jolly_ross

Ernest, it is called Ernest - although you may...

Ernest, it is called Ernest - although you may call him Steve.
09-23-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By jolly_ross

I've used both extensively and have no religious...

I've used both extensively and have no religious affiliation with either. Tubeless is about as much total maintenance time as tubes - the difference is that mostly you choose where and when you do...
09-23-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,515
Posted By jolly_ross

Very similar weight per volume to aluminium - but...

Very similar weight per volume to aluminium - but a tolerance to repeated flexing means that frames can be built thinner and lighter and give a bit more flex which translates to comfort. Aluminium...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,380
Posted By jolly_ross

Wasabi paste

Wasabi paste
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