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Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,567
Posted By Tamiya

downunder we call Coleman gas "shellite" or zippo...

downunder we call Coleman gas "shellite" or zippo lighter fluid, depending on size of bottle :)

i run my toys with small 23/26cc 2-strokes on shellite + 2T oil, they start & run fine.
Lot less...
09-22-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Tamiya

Don't buy those generic yumcha units... if you're...

Don't buy those generic yumcha units... if you're already invested into a 20V system, most brands have a airpump skin to suit your fleet of batteries.

i use a trigger style one with digital guage,...
09-10-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Tamiya

Yes, the chain must be moving when you touch the...

Yes, the chain must be moving when you touch the gearchange controls.

Otherwise it won't actually change gear & you'll probably knock it out of adjustment if you forced it whilst stationary.
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Tamiya

Are you a solid player already? Clash & Pure are...

Are you a solid player already? Clash & Pure are at high end on the price range.

Nothing wrong without them IF THEY SUIT YOU & YOUR PLAYING STYLE but if you had to ask... racquets at top end best...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,236
Posted By Tamiya

Haven't yet wrapped bike bar but I love leather...

Haven't yet wrapped bike bar but I love leather grip tape on my tennis racquets, only the top end racquets get leather & they're many more times more expensive than synthetics.

Leather grips are...
08-16-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Tamiya

Or cut the old tube into a strip or large...

Or cut the old tube into a strip or large rubberband, that'll work too.
08-12-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Tamiya

Before I bother putting tube inside tyre, I...

Before I bother putting tube inside tyre, I usually inflate it first... and leave overnight or longer.
Then deflate & install.

saves a lot of rework in long run ;)
08-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tamiya

Last year this Tasmanian family did the full...

Last year this Tasmanian family did the full mainland lap on 2 tandems with 2 young kids...!!
https://www.swagfamily.com.au
Replies: 4
Views: 4,574
Posted By Tamiya

Really depends if you've got nostalgic feelings...

Really depends if you've got nostalgic feelings for Chopper... I do & I love the Mk3 :)

Wouldn't call pictured example totally "mint", if it's been taken out to ride it's "used" and the chrome...
01-21-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Tamiya

ha ha ha... rough crowd :) Has the first...

ha ha ha... rough crowd :)

Has the first frame survived 8yrs?
Has the bamboo sprouted?
01-19-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By Tamiya

Don't you have "car share" in your town?...

Don't you have "car share" in your town? Downunder we've got several competing car share companies, subscribe ($50-100ish pa) and hire cars by the hour (from about $8/hr, fuel etc included).
...
01-19-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tamiya

Downunder we have Lekker who offers Dutch style...

Downunder we have Lekker who offers Dutch style bikes.

Some have IGR some have Derailleurs or even gates drive. The main draw of "Dutch" is a city bike for all seasons commuting, so fenders &...
01-18-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,057
Posted By Tamiya

Neato! Wow it'll be quite a sight going around...

Neato! Wow it'll be quite a sight going around Georgetown.
01-17-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tamiya

I've lived all my life in exBritish colonies :D...

I've lived all my life in exBritish colonies :D with an addiction for old British machinery.

You want a solvent degreaser? Here's what I use, in descending order of convenience...

1, electric...
01-14-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,758
Posted By Tamiya

jeez SydneyTools ain't cheap, everything is RRP...

jeez SydneyTools ain't cheap, everything is RRP afaik.. unless you've got trade credentials & can writeoff for tax?

Do you have space to spare in your garage for a toolchest with drawers on...
01-13-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tamiya

Buying good drivetrain is ok if the kid is a keen...

Buying good drivetrain is ok if the kid is a keen rider & can appreciate/look after it. To the average kid who don't look after their thing well though, might not last 1st frame - due to damage or...
01-13-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,924
Posted By Tamiya

Park is nice but I bought a local mob's wrench...

Park is nice but I bought a local mob's wrench instead with similar angled wrench head at one end, plus 14/15mm sockets at the other. Most handy I don't need to bust out the socket set to remove...
Forum: BMX
01-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Tamiya

Shouldn't be any problems adding more links... U...

Shouldn't be any problems adding more links... U got any spare links?
01-09-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tamiya

Engine oil is too thin... 80wt diff oil would be...

Engine oil is too thin... 80wt diff oil would be better. :)

If you've got a way of injecting oil, you could also try an aerosol of white lithium grease.

Lithium grease in spraycan is great...
01-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tamiya

Bi-pedal Drive :) you've seen Strider...

Bi-pedal Drive :)



you've seen Strider Cup then? :P

https://youtu.be/-a090fXw0SU
Forum: Introductions
01-08-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Tamiya

Welcome. Fellow Raleigh nutter here but I...

Welcome.

Fellow Raleigh nutter here but I think I'm at the other end of their spectrum... I love all the oddities wrought out of Nottingham! :) Derailleurs?! who needs those when we've got...
01-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tamiya

follow the grain, is usually a good tip. :) ...

follow the grain, is usually a good tip. :)

With the tank flame... pic looks like the grain runs thru the darker wood...? It would be near impossible to cut a veneer with exactly the same grain...
01-08-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,533
Posted By Tamiya

Add a front sprocket chain guide; plenty offered...

Add a front sprocket chain guide; plenty offered on the interwebs.
They clamp onto seat tube like a dérailleur just fixed.
01-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tamiya

Big fan of ShoeGoo, been using it for decades. ...

Big fan of ShoeGoo, been using it for decades.

Have used it for gluing plastics together, repairing chunks of upholstery ripped up from saddle/seat, use it proactively as scuff guard (skateboard...
01-07-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tamiya

borrowed one of these 10+ yrs ago, thought those...

borrowed one of these 10+ yrs ago, thought those markings were laser engravings
01-07-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By Tamiya

Love the Flexi noodle, much better than the stiff...

Love the Flexi noodle, much better than the stiff ones!!!
01-06-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Tamiya

Could be more lucre in Childcare or car...

Could be more lucre in Childcare or car Servicing... :)
01-06-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By Tamiya

It's called a puncture, yes replacing inner tube...

It's called a puncture, yes replacing inner tube is surefire repair... best workout what caused it & remove that cause.

When the pump is attached to the schrader valve, the valve core is opened &...
01-03-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tamiya

Bushfire has burnt 15,000,000 acres so far :eek: ...

Bushfire has burnt 15,000,000 acres so far :eek:



its a big fight against Mother Nature

CFA already doing aerial bombing with aircraft ranging from little single engine cropdusters to a...
01-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tamiya

they double as red rear Blinky. Wonder if...

they double as red rear Blinky.

Wonder if if they also cone in Blue... :twitchy:
Forum: Introductions
12-30-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,677
Posted By Tamiya

hey hey brumby33 is here!

hey hey brumby33 is here!
12-30-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tamiya

Koalas are in bad shape. Oz is in midst of...

Koalas are in bad shape. Oz is in midst of catastrophic bushfires, these summer fires are more ferocious than ever seen before & they're even burning again areas that got burnt in spring few mths...
12-19-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,376
Posted By Tamiya

Exactly. There's 2 sides to that Q... there's...

Exactly. There's 2 sides to that Q... there's nothing wrong with iOS 7, nor is there anything wrong with iP4... it's just the combination of running iOS7 on an iP4 :)

iP4 originally shipped with...
12-18-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,376
Posted By Tamiya

yep, plus don't forget the iP4 is pretty dead...

yep, plus don't forget the iP4 is pretty dead slow... even the iP4S is pretty sluggish :) used to have both on my desk doing deskclock duty, but even those have since been upgraded to a iP6 and iP5S...
12-17-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Tamiya

Did you try Releasing some tension from the Left...

Did you try Releasing some tension from the Left side screw?


Also since you've removed/replaced the V arms from their pivot... did you put the tension spring peg back into the same hole equally...
12-17-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,376
Posted By Tamiya

SE has the guts of iP6S so it's still "current"...

SE has the guts of iP6S so it's still "current" on iOS13... whereas iP6 & iP5S are now superannuated this year, maxed out on iOS12.

iP4 goes way back to iOS 7.1.2; iTunes servers have largely...
12-17-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,774
Posted By Tamiya

I have bought most of the clone/copy...

I have bought most of the clone/copy Oi-lookalikes on fleabay but they've only copied the silhouette, none work or sound the same as the proper original. :(
09-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,124
Posted By Tamiya

Try a Raleigh Chopper :love: riding never gets...

Try a Raleigh Chopper :love: riding never gets boring on that.
09-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tamiya

I would prefer a solid seat post and top it with...

I would prefer a solid seat post and top it with a nice sprung Brooks saddle :D simple, elegant & comfy

The other drawback with squishy seatpost is you'd lose 2-3" of length that can't slide into...
09-06-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 146,241
Posted By Tamiya

Howdy all! Only just discovered this antipodean...

Howdy all! Only just discovered this antipodean thread :)

Sadly Melbourne's Share Bike scheme has just been sentenced to the scrap heap, after costing us ratepayers $2M pa since they arrived in...
09-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tamiya

Springy seatpost arrived as std kit on a Giant...

Springy seatpost arrived as std kit on a Giant Elwood SE.

It seems to do a decent job... nothing to complain about, it's not worn wobbly nor affect pedalling action much afaik... it's an upright...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By Tamiya

+1, initially tried to reglue old fabric... used...

+1, initially tried to reglue old fabric... used map pins to tack it up whilst glue dried.

Glue dried but didn't grip to powdery foam.

Bought a few tubs more of map pins, started pinning up the...
Forum: Introductions
09-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Tamiya

Park Tools does a great channel on YouTube;...

Park Tools does a great channel on YouTube; they've allot done their Big Blue Book on bike repair.
09-02-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,762
Posted By Tamiya

"Bicycle ballet" & "flat land freestyling BMX" if...

"Bicycle ballet" & "flat land freestyling BMX" if you're not into Travis Pastrana type stunting
09-01-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Tamiya

Cottered cranks don't "age" it as much as the rod...

Cottered cranks don't "age" it as much as the rod brakes! :D

Kool to learn top tube kink is factory induced :) never knew,
never learnt that on any Postman Pat bicycle seen on TV.
08-31-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,224
Posted By Tamiya

Dial 112 (which is more universal internationally...

Dial 112 (which is more universal internationally than 911 or 999)

As long as your handset can access a cellular signal it can call 112, don't even need a SIM or paid up account.
08-31-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Tamiya

Interesting top tube geometry...?

Interesting top tube geometry...?
08-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By Tamiya

when I'm in SG I tend to go for Vessel (Japanese)...

when I'm in SG I tend to go for Vessel (Japanese) or Stanley (Australian); Bondhus for hex & torx. But there's no main tool shop to visit afaik, most SG ppl mailorder from Amazon or buy in person...
08-25-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tamiya

It's Decathlon, they've got a satisfaction...

It's Decathlon, they've got a satisfaction guarantee/warranty.

Take that bike back and get a full refund.

Buy a different unit or try another model...
08-16-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,097
Posted By Tamiya

https://youtu.be/IE_nktdxbSU Nothing's...

https://youtu.be/IE_nktdxbSU

Nothing's impossible but the mk3 sissy bar has the backrest plate welded into it, you'd need to chop that off before mk2's bananaseat can even offer up? Would be less...
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