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Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Tamiya

10yrs ain't old. Aged rubber don't necessarily...

10yrs ain't old. Aged rubber don't necessarily immediately blowout or delaminate just because it's old.

Tyre rubber hardens as it ages... IMHO there's bigger risk from less traction/grip than from...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Tamiya

Rest assured 4yrs on the iP6S remains perfectly...

Rest assured 4yrs on the iP6S remains perfectly functional today, they run great on iOS 12.

Don't know where they've found remaining stock of 32GB units, is it refurbished? Personally I'd prefer...
05-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Tamiya

Umm fellas... One slight hassle with Raleigh...

Umm fellas... One slight hassle with Raleigh factory cables... they made them at factory with cast potmetal tips not crimps.

BiTD replacement cables were sold by Raleigh for each specific model...
05-16-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tamiya

would've thought it'll be better (economically?)...

would've thought it'll be better (economically?) to have sold the biz as a going concern than shutting shop... last resort from not being able to find a willing buyer?
05-16-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 873
Posted By Tamiya

It's steel, steel can be welded or brazed. Or if...

It's steel, steel can be welded or brazed. Or if you want to preserve the factory paintwork from getting charred by heat there's epoxies like JB Weld... amazing stuff YMMV.
05-16-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Tamiya

I revived the ribbed Raleigh cables on my 40yo...

I revived the ribbed Raleigh cables on my 40yo Twentys by flushing out decades worth of dirt/grease with aerosol electrical contact cleaner, followed by Reducteur H72 to counter any corrosion then...
04-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,497
Posted By Tamiya

Wanted to buy one but procrastinated at A$800...

Wanted to buy one but procrastinated at A$800 price... and that rear coaster brake.Hung around waiting for discount or for local stores to changeout their display units (should be worth $500...
04-10-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Tamiya

I'd start with one of the attaché sets like shown...

I'd start with one of the attaché sets like shown above.
Plus a garage full of general spanners, sockets, monkey wrenches; I love ratcheting wrenches.

augment with...

+best set of Allen keys...
04-10-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tamiya

Petrol is too stinky, I prefer Shellite/Coleman...

Petrol is too stinky, I prefer Shellite/Coleman camp gas :) but that's only best for dismantled parts.

Whole bike I use engine/bilge degreaser on drivetrain then a Truck Wash shampoo everywhere...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Tamiya

Physics all you want but you should just try...

Physics all you want but you should just try riding a Raleigh Chopper!

20" rear vs 16" front :D plus odd Arrow frame geometry too
04-05-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,396
Posted By Tamiya

Yehuda to the rescue! ...

Yehuda to the rescue!
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x204/4f1d77a71e671b0fe28494f3e72aea64_6ce0ab39e45546f1acd22b3a2c042b4382a4d88b.jpg

Australia has Medicare as well as...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Tamiya

Weather is weird. You folks seem to be getting a...

Weather is weird. You folks seem to be getting a heap of rain up & floods in SYD whilst it's bone dry in MEL, can't even recall when we last had a decent rainy day :( the reservoirs are running low &...
01-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Tamiya

Why not shoot a thank you note to the relevant...

Why not shoot a thank you note to the relevant PD? Who knows, a commendation might well filter thru to the HWPfella eventually - perhaps right on the day he really needs a cheer up.
12-17-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tamiya

Got a wooden broomstick or suitable long dowel? ...

Got a wooden broomstick or suitable long dowel?

id be trying to spear it, get the stick jammed into the hollow at top of tube
12-14-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Tamiya

I slacken off the cable entirely before adjusting...

I slacken off the cable entirely before adjusting limit screws; those limits are set solely to suit the wheel/cassette.

If you mean top gear = smallest/outermost cog... before any adjusting, first...
12-13-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Tamiya

These are all truly "BSOs" :rolleyes:

These are all truly "BSOs" :rolleyes:
12-12-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Tamiya

& a 3D printer :innocent: drew up some collars...

& a 3D printer :innocent: drew up some collars 31.8mm -> 22.2mm, squirted them out... bell now fits nice.
Forum: Foo
12-12-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Tamiya

yeah I thought the same too. But wifey's latest...

yeah I thought the same too. But wifey's latest Dell (work supplied) doesn't look like it does. It's a fullsize unit that fills it's backpack, not particularly superthin nor featherweight. I only...
Forum: Foo
12-09-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Tamiya

meh there's already a couple of Airs scheming...

meh there's already a couple of Airs scheming under my bed right now. :innocent: but yeah, I wouldn't choosingly go pay my own $$$ to buy those things... even though I'll admit I'm a fairly hardcore...
12-09-18, 01:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tamiya

ouch, sounds painful :rolleyes: as bad as...

ouch, sounds painful :rolleyes: as bad as paper-cut when cutting the cheque on a chequebook resto? :cry:

Craftsman is the one with Lifetime Warranty replacement, right?

I don't think Park does...
Forum: Foo
12-09-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Tamiya

Do they stil make laptops with (user)removable...

Do they stil make laptops with (user)removable batteries?

Thought they were all permanently built-in nowadays; I refuse to buy those :P
12-08-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Tamiya

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x609/motoring_car_battery_myths_1_a67ffb5eb56707c4d41f6cde002fa5c2c732cc0b.jpg
12-08-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Tamiya

What's the point...? You think a $10 gadget...

What's the point...? You think a $10 gadget that'll go beepbeep every time a breeze shakes your bike is really gunna stop somebody walking off with it? Those pieces of China carp aren't waterproof,...
12-05-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By Tamiya

& pray that your 1 fork leg end is strong enough...

& pray that your 1 fork leg end is strong enough to support the braking forces
12-04-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Tamiya

Your steel bracket will last long enough; dare...

Your steel bracket will last long enough; dare say it'll probably succumb to rust first. :)

Rear rack mounting strip leftovers are my goto for making odd brackets. Most are stainless.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,614
Posted By Tamiya

My Twentys get upgraded to dual pivots on stock...

My Twentys get upgraded to dual pivots on stock 451 factory rims, stops fine with the correct brake pads.
12-03-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Tamiya

Immediately after rinsing off EvapoRust I'll heat...

Immediately after rinsing off EvapoRust I'll heat the parts to boil off any water then coat it with Lanox (lanolin, downunder we like our sheep fat) or Reducteur H72 whilst it's cooling.

Don't...
12-01-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,004
Posted By Tamiya

No need too, IMHO Casey Neisait does a better job...

No need too, IMHO Casey Neisait does a better job that I ever would :)

https://youtu.be/JI6iczwm0Ys

https://youtu.be/Q77B5eogP-w

https://youtu.be/90KSuqp2Ssk
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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Tamiya

Telescoping seat post can be handy for...

Telescoping seat post can be handy for compactness but on my Dahon it's more PITA to make sure both QR clamps are tight enough - they're also plastic lined between metal tube surfaces so it needs...
Forum: Foo
12-01-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tamiya

i do :D Miss Silvia was my first serious...

i do :D Miss Silvia was my first serious relationship 12yrs ago... have had multiple brief affairs with other machines but Silvia is always there as backup, haven't found any better companion for...
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Tamiya

hahaha have been eyeing a trike in recent times,...

hahaha have been eyeing a trike in recent times, for exactly that - a rolling work stand! :love:

Whether a kit job or even most of the newer ones I've found locally, yeah they're all pigs (as in...
11-30-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tamiya

Why not go the full gorilla... ...

Why not go the full gorilla...
https://www.monkeylectric.com/m232_bike_light/
​​​​​​​MONKEY LIGHTS
11-28-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Tamiya

i dissolve about a tablespoon (~20g?) OA per...

i dissolve about a tablespoon (~20g?) OA per litre into warm water

Concentration doesn't seem to matter as much compared to ambient temperature.

If your surroundings is below 20degC ish......
11-27-18, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Tamiya

Not hard for rim to cut into valve stem if you're...

Not hard for rim to cut into valve stem if you're hamfisted.

Valve cores can leak, even new ones. The only sure way is to buy a bunch and swap them into a known-good tyre, then when they're tested...
Forum: Foo
11-25-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tamiya

There's plenty of home sized burr grinders...

There's plenty of home sized burr grinders that'll do a decent job today.

Mazzer Mini and Rancilio Rocky comes to mind if you're looking at spending $400+... sure the top end machines look great...
11-23-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Tamiya

Lately for bike bits like bars/stem been using...

Lately for bike bits like bars/stem been using "epoxy paint" a fair bit, comes in rattlecan. Unlike cheap spraypaint that dries in minutes, this takes at least a day to tack off & 3-4 days to fully...
Forum: Foo
11-22-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tamiya

Grind fineness & your tamping skills are both...

Grind fineness & your tamping skills are both ways to adjust your shot's pull.

Plenty of good burr grinders out there, from high end fancy names (Mazzer, Rancilio etc) to the whitegoods brands...
11-22-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 852
Posted By Tamiya

Well... if there's nothing broken on the frame......

Well... if there's nothing broken on the frame... why not try replacing just the fork? Should be a fairly common size, many other bits can fit off a junker bike of similar shape & size.

If you...
11-20-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tamiya

or onlookers thinking you've just sufferred a...

or onlookers thinking you've just sufferred a close call... :eek:
11-20-18, 02:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,853
Posted By Tamiya

Used to think cramps were some electrolyte/salt...

Used to think cramps were some electrolyte/salt shortage, then inability to disperse lactic acid... lately there's talk that cramps are triggered via nervous network like a fit or seizure...
...
11-20-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Tamiya

guessing that'll be on the wheel end, not gearbox...

guessing that'll be on the wheel end, not gearbox :P
11-19-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Tamiya

PSAs ok?

PSAs ok?
Forum: Foo
11-17-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tamiya

that ain't saying much :rolleyes: these days...

that ain't saying much :rolleyes: these days downunder most petrol stations are a convenience store too or some 7-Elevens sell petrol... and most of them have a fully automatic coffee machine that...
11-17-18, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tamiya

this is Australia, we HAVE that :50: been law...

this is Australia, we HAVE that :50: been law over a decade

​​​​​​​https://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?document_id=32184
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tamiya

McDs filter coffee used to be the best perc back...

McDs filter coffee used to be the best perc back when :o

These days our Maccas have McCafes, they do proper espresso & steamed milk. Senior citizens enjoy a FREE coffee with any purchase... :50:
11-15-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Tamiya

brake housing can get a lot more damaged than...

brake housing can get a lot more damaged than that before it starts affecting function :)

if if you want to extend its life after the PVC outer is scraped off, just paint it with nailvarnish to...
Forum: Introductions
11-15-18, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Tamiya

G'day right back at ya... from slightly north of...

G'day right back at ya... from slightly north of the Yarra :thumb:
11-15-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tamiya

fellas, it's just a spray pot... BS cleaner... :P...

fellas, it's just a spray pot... BS cleaner... :P



drycleaning fluid
brake cleaner aerosol
electrical contact cleaner
ether
naptha /Coleman gas
petrol
11-15-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By Tamiya

Avoid using ANY power tools even if you're a pro,...

Avoid using ANY power tools even if you're a pro, hand tools are all you'd need around a bike.

Alloy frame... either drill it out to glue in a rivnut or helicoil; or if you can't buy either you...
11-14-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tamiya

So much change just for change's sake. Yet...

So much change just for change's sake.

Yet still don't see all eBikes make an effort to integrate front & rear lights onto frame & neatly plumbed into main power.
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