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Reply to: Winter wheel building project
Light Bicycle will drill their carbon rims with however many holes you want, thar’s how I converted some skinny old 26” fancy Hope wheels to 30mm 27.5”. However, if I had my time again I’d probably take cynic-al’s advice and build something new with a more normal spoke count and regular J bend spokes. That could just be me getting old and jaded thoughPosted 2 days ago | Go to post
Reply to: Rim defenders: fitting issues
What he says but with the ARD inserts I’ve found it easy enough to push the bead into the rim bed with my hands since the ARD insert doesn’t really push the bead into the rim wall. Getting a tyre off, specifically breaking the bead away from the rim, I’ve found more tricky but still not bad. Look for a YouTube video, once you see the technique it isn’t badPosted 2 days ago | Go to post
He assured us it was better than any Assos or other arse lard.
If you’ve just accidentally pulled a tube of sex lube out of your kit bag one option is to style it out I suppose. Friend of a friend you say?Posted 4 days ago | Go to post
I’d call this weird, maybe a travesty evenPosted 1 week ago | Go to post
Reply to: Have derailleurs had their day?
I’d have another Pinion (they’re now a bit smaller and lighter and I think they’ve reduced the Q factor)
Don’t want to derail this lovely thread but I have one of the newer C.12 gearboxes. It is lighter with reduced Q factor but mine has chunks missing from the surface of the magnesium casing. I can only guess stones from the rear wheel have done this but I don’t really know. My P.12 hasn’t had this problemPosted 1 week ago | Go to post
Reply to: What size shed do I need?
“my shed is too big”, said no one, ever.
Said me on Sunday when I was replacing the felt that was blown off on Saturday ☹️ Back to thinking I could do with more space now though😀 Mine is about 20′ by10′ with apex roof and double doors at the end.Posted 1 week ago | Go to post
What if I’m not feeling blue but I’m feeling down depressed and lonely? Is there a place I can go?Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: Stopping turkeys voting for Christmas
My daughter is desperate to get her friend to understand the choices she has. Is there a ‘best way to explain’ that can sway people whose views seem entrenched or is it simply a waste of my daughter’s time?
Is it your daughter, her friend or both that have the entrenched views that need swaying? Or is it you?Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
tights is the answer
Nope. Used to use them (and still use them under the trousers if I need the warmth) but the downside is after the above mentioned night rides when it’s late, I’ve had a drink, need a pee and don’t want to be hopping around wrestling muddy tights over my feet while spreading mud all over the garage.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Didn’t think I’d get on with longs but last winter I was completely converted. I have some Madison zip off waterproofs (not that I’ve ever zipped the lowers off) and a couple of pairs of stretchy Decathlon hiking trousers for when it is less wet. I find them great to ride in, water down the shoes is reduced and the luxury of easily stripping of the muddy top layer after a night ride was a revelation. Can’t really recommend them to the OP since I don’t wear knee pads for local rides so my requirements don’t matchPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I don’t think you will die but you may not like the 2.6 on such narrow rims. I have 2.6 Eliminator and Slaughter on 28mm rims and notice low tyre pressure much sooner than I do with other tyres, maybe it’s something to do with the shape or sidewalls but they get squirmy even a couple of psi under what I’d usually run.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
As mentioned above I’ve ducked out of the regular office job and bought a launderette. A bit different for me as.i have bought a self service launderette where I can offer service washes when I like and just leave.people to use the facilities whilst I’m out doing other things like riding bikes😀
For me it is low stress and I can’t even call it work chatting to people for five half days a week. I don’t expect to get hugely rich but that isn’t what I was looking for and once the trade is rebuilt I should be pretty comfortable for a part timer. BUT my family already own a couple of launderettes so I very much knew what I was getting into and have a lot of experience to call on when I have a problem.
For what you are looking at do make sure you know the condition of the equipment and that it is all running correctly, e.g. just a short time without the water softener working correctly could give you big problems.
A commercial laundry is a bit different though and I can’t offer much advice. For me I just have to keep everything clean and operational so the customers keep coming but you will have much more of a sales job I thinkPosted 1 month ago | Go to post