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The Knowledge / Re: SRAM dualdrive - experiences of?
« Last post by Tigerbiten on Today at 12:59:38 am »
I have a Rohloff on a Moulton ATB/tandem conversion, with 406 wheels, no problems. By using the optional separate change box at the rear hub, it is easily detached when separating the frame, no cable couplers are needed.

With a 58T chainwheel and (I think) 16T sprocket the gear range is 20 to 105 inches.
I've a 20" (406) Rohloff on the back of my trike for +6 years now.

Plus Rohloff are now doing splined sprockets for the hub.
This will remove a lot of the hassle of changing the base gearing by changing the sprocket size.
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Last post by Jaded on Today at 12:53:05 am »
X-Men

With Huge Jackman and Anna Packhorse.

I fell asleep and confused it with A1: Britain's Longest Road*, which was on when I woke up.

I shall have to watch it again.

*Part 1
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Folders / Re: Dahon Sunrace cassettes - cheese?
« Last post by drossall on Today at 12:28:52 am »
I'm pretty-much doing that. The chainset came with a 53T ring.

Things have moved on a bit today. I think the whole bike must be made of cheese actually. I checked it all over. The rims are very concave; I measured them for thickness and felt that 1mm was probably thin enough. The ring is worn, as I said. Stunningly, even the alloy sleeve for the seat post is worn away near the top; there are two holes in the metal!

I've got a front wheel, some chains and some cassettes laid by, so I've ordered a chain ring, a new back wheel and a sleeve for the seat post. Came to 2/3 of what I paid for the bike in the first place, and that's not counting the things I had already!
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Freewheeling / If you can fix a bicycle...
« Last post by Paul on Today at 12:11:21 am »
...you can fix a car, or a helicopter, or a giant gun.

And don't worry too much about how well you can fix a bicycle,



because what's 45 degrees when you're really just cannon fodder.
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The Knowledge / Re: Sturmey Archer K series
« Last post by delap on Yesterday at 11:51:23 pm »
Brilliant, thanks Brucey this is why I come here.  The left ball ring does indeed have pawls, I can't tell if they are riveted but they are stuck (not frozen, I could rock then with the tip of a screwdriver, but pretty stiff).  It is good to know that that fits in with the observed symptoms. 


The pivot (X92) looks like it is just a push-in pin in the catalogue and the spring (X34) does look as if it might be subbed with a lighter flint spring perhaps.  I would really appreciate the dimensions of the K pawl spring if you can lay your hands on it. Do the ends of the spring fit into holes in the ball ring and underside of the pawl? 

I am not familiar enough with AW internals to be able to spot the difference.  It looks consistent with the K catalogue so far but is indicator pin coming out of the LH axle end definitive do you think?  Moar pictures (hopefully)

Resetting the the RH bearing, is that (broadly) tighten the RH cone finger tight and back off 1/2 turn then lock with the star washer or something else?

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The Pub / Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Last post by Pingu on Yesterday at 11:20:38 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40286318

Quote from: One example from the above link
Also, the Dunfallandy Stone in Pitlochry, Perthshire.

It may have words and punctuation, but it's not a sentence. ::-)
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Health & Fitness / Re: Cross Training: Running
« Last post by Quisling on Yesterday at 11:17:57 pm »
Was planning to run tomorrow morning but the report I was supposed to review this morning didn't come until late today (my poor team member is struggling with  migraine), so i went out in Beatrix Park in the evening heat after the conference canapes and a couple of glasses of red wine.  40:20 for 10k on MapMyRun.  if only I hadn't had that second glass of red wine.  However, suggests that the running legs are still in good nick even though its peak cycling season.  So will continue with the ambition of running the Basingstoke Canal (37 miles) this autumn.

I too fancy running the Basingstoke canal but am nowhere near your fitness. I'd have to do it as a slowish run/walk. Probably 60% walk at current fitness.
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Audax / Re: Help pls...
« Last post by Pingu on Yesterday at 11:17:05 pm »
I'm sorry to hear about your DNF, but glad you got back safely.
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OT Knowledge / Re: Garage shelving
« Last post by Brucey on Yesterday at 11:11:01 pm »
a fistful of coach bolts, a load of 4x2" sawn timber, some preservative and you will have a bomb-proof set of shelves that won't wilt under the weight of your vino.

BTW apologies if this is obvious but

- anything with proper corks in it ought to be stored horizontally (bottle shape vs sediment settling notwithstanding)  and
- if the storage varies too much in temperature, the wine will spoil. This varies with the type of wine but in any event high temperatures are to be avoided at all costs.

 Sheds in summer (even in the frozen north) do tend to get rather hot for a few days a year and you may find that you end up with cases of expensive vinegar.

cheers

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In case anyone searches for this in future, I thought I'd post an update.

My hand has continued to improve day by day, as everyone said it would.  Now, at 12 weeks on, it is almost, but not quite, back to normal. 

The last bit to fix itself was my middle finger which, until the last week, had no sideways movement.  But now, it has virtually the the same range as its opposite number on my right hand.  My grip strength is almost back to normal but I notice that the pinch grip (forefinger and thumb) is still not quite as strong as on my right (non-dominant) hand - in doing a contest, the right hand always wins the piece of paper! 

My handwriting is still worse than it was beforehand, but better than a few weeks ago when meeting notes really were illegible!  The one thing that I still struggle with is left hand upshifts on my commuting bike (where the front mech has always been pretty stiff). but I expect that will come back soon. 

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