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11-10-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 673
Posted By MikeyMK

I have the one-sided ones on my shoppers, one a...

I have the one-sided ones on my shoppers, one a Pletcher, one a Nuvo. I like them. I'd like a centre one for the new bike, but there's really no way to fit one.
11-08-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,412
Posted By MikeyMK

There are some stuck-up bigots on here. I've...

There are some stuck-up bigots on here. I've quickly learnt to work around them, they won't change.

What someone interprets as a bicycle or not does not matter. The law matters. Most E-bikes are...
11-06-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,425
Posted By MikeyMK

Heh, all my boot cut jeans have slight oil...

Heh, all my boot cut jeans have slight oil staining at the end of the inner right seam, it says i'm a cyclist, I wear it with pride!
11-06-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By MikeyMK

Ah, not quite, think i found 47 lbs for the Go!...

Ah, not quite, think i found 47 lbs for the Go! on a quick search. Mine's 45kgs though, 100 lbs
11-06-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By MikeyMK

When I'm on my Hercules 3-speed shopper i'm...

When I'm on my Hercules 3-speed shopper i'm hitting 80-85 happy points.

On the stock Michelin tyres this can hit 90, as the back wheel slides a little under cornering. But with the Savage 2.5in...
11-06-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By MikeyMK

For circa ten years (18-26) I smoked about a pack...

For circa ten years (18-26) I smoked about a pack a day, as did most people I knew. Also smoked weed that time.

Giving up didn't come immediately because I turned into a cocky control freak...
11-06-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 838
Posted By MikeyMK

I've had derailleurs on a drop link for a couple...

I've had derailleurs on a drop link for a couple of years now, no problems (90s XTR, recent Tiagra and XT). Big outer washer on the wheel axle probably helped support the hanger, fitted purely due to...
11-05-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,081
Posted By MikeyMK

''Forty five!'' Shouted the passenger of a car...

''Forty five!'' Shouted the passenger of a car next to me.

I was on an MUP next to a road in a 40mph zone. I was doing 45mph. Needless to say, so was the car.
11-05-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,329
Posted By MikeyMK

Supplying cheap pedals is wasteful not only...

Supplying cheap pedals is wasteful not only monetarily but also from an environmental perspective. You'd think cyclists of all people would support cutting down on waste.
11-04-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By MikeyMK

You're right about the O-ring. I got around the...

You're right about the O-ring. I got around the problem with my daughter's helmet with superglue.

I figured I'll just replace it when she grows put of it. Though I could probably part the straps...
11-04-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 891
Posted By MikeyMK

Same. If I need a photo for a post I'll...

Same.

If I need a photo for a post I'll often just Google one, it's far easier than hosting my own.
It's a bike box ffs. Any bike box will do.

Secondly, it's a valid topic. As in, it's a fair...
11-04-18, 04:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,379
Posted By MikeyMK

Ouch.. The tandem i'm currently building has 5ins...

Ouch.. The tandem i'm currently building has 5ins of suspension travel front and rear, big wheels (well, 26 balloons) and the front seat tube is 19ins.
I've measured the top tube and measured my...
11-04-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By MikeyMK

I carry mine up three flights of stairs everyday,...

I carry mine up three flights of stairs everyday, and it's over double the weight of that one. But then, I never stop pedalling so it's not like I haven't got the legs.

I like the Electras. That's...
11-04-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 479
Posted By MikeyMK

UV film on the windows.

UV film on the windows.
11-03-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm surprised nobody's suggested the good old...

I'm surprised nobody's suggested the good old fashioned leather glove.
11-03-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By MikeyMK

I expect the best part of a century was spent...

I expect the best part of a century was spent working out how to get a steel rim stopped in wet conditions. The closest they came to managing it was by knurling a diamond pattern into the braking...
11-03-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 962
Posted By MikeyMK

Location - Milton Keynes, England. Weather -...

Location - Milton Keynes, England.

Weather - Thin high cloud, previous dampness drying out, -1 oC (30 oF). Dark, early-mid evening.

Ride - Several miles each way across town and back.

What...
11-03-18, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By MikeyMK

I've sppken out against bike lanes before, they...

I've sppken out against bike lanes before, they just confuse the issue. They create a false sense of security for cyclists, they effectively mean nothing and should be treated as such.

Roads are...
11-03-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By MikeyMK

I'd knock it out by pressing a snug-fitting...

I'd knock it out by pressing a snug-fitting socket into it.
11-03-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By MikeyMK

My e-bike is a hybrid. I never stop...

My e-bike is a hybrid.

I never stop pedalling during riding - as soon as I'm up to speed on a flat I switch to regeneration. I pedal downhill on regen.

Not only do I generate electricity but it...
11-03-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,379
Posted By MikeyMK

Bit sexist. Men can wear skirts too. ...

Bit sexist. Men can wear skirts too.

Opinions and political design are both fashioned, they change with the times. But currently, femininity is outlawed. But don't worry, it will return once...
11-03-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,425
Posted By MikeyMK

You actually don't speak for anyone else on here,...

You actually don't speak for anyone else on here, and you also don't know what what my point is. You don't 'get' anything.

Your post makes you a.. Well, you decide. And So will others.

I...
11-01-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,912
Posted By MikeyMK

Polymer requires battery management, my cards...

Polymer requires battery management, my cards would cut each cell bank individually at 42v, but I have my controller set to 45 so I doubt any cells actually reach 42 anyway.
The chargers are set to...
10-31-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,425
Posted By MikeyMK

People will take offence to anything, and that's...

People will take offence to anything, and that's their move.

I may not need to give an opinion, and I may not give a popular one - I may even make myself unpopular.. But that's my move.
10-31-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By MikeyMK

Contrary to what a horn should or shouldn't be,...

Contrary to what a horn should or shouldn't be, the issue is in the resource available - if someone pulls put on me, I'm on the brakes. And if i'm on the brakes, where's the horn..? Its near my thumb...
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