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03-28-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

About 15°C and 15KM

Spring is back!
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03-22-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

Bringing home the meth ❄️

Winter is back, just above freezing, did an hour, about 10 kms, just to bring home some alcohol for the trangia stove. ...
02-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

It's gotta be spring somewhere else too?

Just 8 kms, but I had company.
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Hope spring has sprung where you are.
01-31-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

Thaw, dirty paths and floods...

A mild 7°C, did 15 kms in the hour...

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01-24-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

'Militärvelo 05' 27 clicks (kms)

Took my Swiss military bike out as snow has mostly cleared from paths, I am still appreciating the mudguards!
...
12-27-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,438
Posted By phatjonny

I have always understood over biked to mean the...

I have always understood over biked to mean the rider is only able to do a small percentage of what the bike could do with a more experienced rider.
12-13-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By phatjonny

Many thanks Shinkers for the reply. I had...

Many thanks Shinkers for the reply. I

had replacement bearings ready to change, but it turns out it was the freehub bearings that were gritty and the seal had worn off / was missing. The freehub...
12-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

Milder Sunday

Over 5C, did 28km, and was glad of the mudguards due to the slush.
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12-07-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By phatjonny

240s single Speed Hub

Posting here rather than in mechanics forum as I guess those with experience of this hub are in here...

Just got a lovely used Nature Boy with one of these...
DT SWISS 240S CENTER LOCK SINGLE...
11-30-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,394
Posted By phatjonny

Cold Sunday

Cold, just above freezing, but did 10km
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 88,405
Posted By phatjonny

Too late for new Hooligans?

Been interested in one for over a decade, but couldn't quite justify it until now. I don't see any new available, has it been temporarily or permanently discontinued?

Cheers!
04-14-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By phatjonny

Thanks :thumb:

Thanks :thumb:
04-13-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By phatjonny

Champion Flyer, Brocken pin?

I assume this pin is broken? Or is there some Brooks mystery to be explained... :)
08-05-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,343
Posted By phatjonny

I have several pumps, one of my mini pumps is a...

I have several pumps, one of my mini pumps is a bit naff. Have you tried borrowing a different pump? Maybe you just need to ditch the ones you have, I believe that is more likely than a technique...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,774
Posted By phatjonny

Hitting someone while riding a bike will probably...

Hitting someone while riding a bike will probably wreck you both and if you cannot proceed you would fare better to get off the bike and utilize it as a weapon or shield.[/QUOTE]

^ Yes, I agree,...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,774
Posted By phatjonny

Really enjoying the thread! Would just like to...

Really enjoying the thread! Would just like to add a true story related to the OP's concern - ambush: I managed to foil an attempted one many moons ago in NY. Perhaps what I describe was more an...
05-04-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By phatjonny

Pretty sure I am the only one with interest in...

Pretty sure I am the only one with interest in this at this stage, but FYIW I changed to the fork above and the bike is now what I originally wanted and there is good clearance for wide tyres so it...
10-22-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By phatjonny

Not sure on how polite it is to drag up an old...

Not sure on how polite it is to drag up an old thread. even if it is my own...

So I have had three seasons on this bike now, and whilst I had hoped to run some wide tyres on it that was not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,913
Posted By phatjonny

Well - what have you bought? I also have a...

Well - what have you bought?

I also have a Joey Sport with small rims and had to change the original tyres to panaracer pasela - better puncture protection but would like to put Big Apples on in...
02-10-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 70,293
Posted By phatjonny

It is my understanding that the 8 speed chain...

It is my understanding that the 8 speed chain would work on the crankset even if it is designed for a narrower chain (but it doesn't work in reverse)

Keeping it 8 speed is the cheapest option...
02-10-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 70,293
Posted By phatjonny

@latfh Go disc, but consider mechanical if...

@latfh

Go disc, but consider mechanical if it is your first experiment with them - I like avid BB7s
02-10-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 70,293
Posted By phatjonny

Future proofing my long travel hardtail build

So I am considering a move into mountain biking - a hardtail as I think it is better to start on a less forgiving set up so that I develop a bit of technique. My mates with MTBs here in Switzerland...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 87,746
Posted By phatjonny

Love the yellow! So the kick stand stays?

Love the yellow!

So the kick stand stays?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 87,746
Posted By phatjonny

Hoi chekmz Enjoy the bike, I think a...

Hoi chekmz

Enjoy the bike, I think a carradice tour is what you need for luggage. Sure a messenger bag is always handy, but in the end it is always more comfortable for me to have no bag clinging...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 87,746
Posted By phatjonny

Hi chekmx Will the supplier swap the parts...

Hi chekmx

Will the supplier swap the parts out for you or will you have to make additional purchases?

Might be an idea to buy the stock bike then ride it for a year or so: you'll grow to...
09-07-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By phatjonny

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09-07-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By phatjonny

Same bearing size both sides of rear hub?

Hi all

was repacking the bearings on a rear hub last night on the balcony, light was falling and I mixed the ball bearings up from each side - they really did look the same size though. I...
12-23-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By phatjonny

Thanks very much for the help. I have placed the...

Thanks very much for the help. I have placed the order and have my tools packed in my hold luggage. Now I just need to hope that the weather improves enough to let my flight through...

Merry...
12-05-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By phatjonny

...I certainly read it as a joke...

...I certainly read it as a joke...
12-05-10, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By phatjonny

Thanks nwbikeman I have been able to look at...

Thanks nwbikeman

I have been able to look at a few pics from this catalogue... (1988 U.K. pdf)

http://www.cyclespeugeot.com/Catalogs.html

It looks as if the rear changer screws into the...
11-26-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,893
Posted By phatjonny

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; ** So I am dragging...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; ** So I am dragging up this old thread of mine. I was thinking of rebuilding this old bike and even having it resprayed. I have decided it is not worth it – even for the...
11-26-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By phatjonny

help needed with Peaugeot Lauteret refurb

So I am finally getting round to this. I was thinking of rebuilding this old bike and even having it resprayed. I have decided it is not worth it – even for the sentimental value it holds for me –...
10-31-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,758
Posted By phatjonny

As it sits now, with rando bars and in need of...

As it sits now, with rando bars and in need of fenders and a long road:
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Have never seen front rack like that,...
07-03-10, 12:57 PM
07-03-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By phatjonny

Thanks for the advice

Dear All

I took my time, but am pleased to say my Franken Commuter is finished. In the end I went with this fork as it pretty much kept the original geometry.
...
10-20-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By phatjonny

The original suspension fork had an a2c of 47,...

The original suspension fork had an a2c of 47, but when seated I imaging the fork compressed by about 1 cm. I am therefore lowering the fork by about 55mm. A fair bit - granted.

I will want to...
10-19-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By phatjonny

Swapping fork

Dear Guys

I built up a frame for my girlfriend last year as her frame was just a little bit too big. I am thinking of building the old frame for myself. The original axle to crown fork...
Forum: Introductions
07-06-08, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By phatjonny

It appears I am a Clyde

Dear Forum,

I have been cycling for fun and exercise all my life and for the past five years had been commuting a short distance (2km each way) to a train station to get to work. This was on my...
07-05-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,893
Posted By phatjonny

1980s Lautaret

Any luck with the bike?

I am hoping to rebuild the one I got when I was 16 (about 20 years ago) this summer when I visit my parents.

Would it be possible to widen this frame, to take a 8...
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