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by Mike.Ayling
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Muck on the pluck
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Muck on the pluck

It's pedal not peddle!

Both are derived from the Latin word for feet.

A pedal is that thing on the end of a crankset that riders push and pull with their feet.

To peddle is to walk from place to place selling things, i.e to peddle drugs. A person performing this function is a pedlar.

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Muck on the pluck
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Muck on the pluck

Radio 3AW has this segment where people can phone in and share what has been bugging them recently.
by Mike.Ayling
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Electric peddle assist bicycle exact power rules ??
Replies: 47
Views: 4922

Re: Electric peddle assist bicycle exact power rules ??

One year with parole. Riding two up on the footpath for 200 metres wasn't the brightest of ideas. Sounds like they were riding fairly close to the doors of the shops too - I can't imagine an 86 year old leaping out of a shop and across to the far side of the path very quickly. Making space to give ...
by Mike.Ayling
Wed 02 Jan 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

GreenAlias wrote:There must be a limit as to how many cogs you can have on the cassette before the chain goes to crazy angles.



And 1 X 13 is well into that territory!

Also the narrower chains do not last as long as the old 8 speeds and usually cost a lot more.

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Wed 02 Jan 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

My hybrid runs a 3 x 6, with linear pull brakes. Cost $400, new. We have linear pull (Shimano XT ) on our tandem. So far I have not had any problems stopping the bike with those brakes. In the wet I just anticipate when I need to brake and brake a bit earlier to dry the rims. No problem at all in t...
by Mike.Ayling
Tue 01 Jan 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Why are the Forums slowing down?
Replies: 721
Views: 57656

Re: Why are the Forums slowing down?

Canuck wrote:
On a different tangent: I note now that random guests listed are often in the 40-60 number range, whereas in the past it was much lower. Not sure what this is about...


Most users ever online was 179 on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 2:29 pm

What happened then to cause an upsurge of interest?

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Mon 31 Dec 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline
Replies: 5
Views: 806

New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

This one designed for the 1 X mountain bike riders. http://rotorbike.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ROTOR-1x13.pdf Meanwhile back at the ranch one of the blokes that I ride with has just bought a Merida Speeder 100, RRP $950. It has hydro disc brakes but I was a bit surprised to se that it only runs...
by Mike.Ayling
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Jokes.
Replies: 970
Views: 83743

Re: Jokes.

AUNTY SHARON A teacher gave her class of 11 year olds an assignment to get their Parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end. The next day the kids came back and one by one told their stories. Karl said, 'My father's a farmer and we have a lot of egg laying chooks. One time we were taking o...
by Mike.Ayling
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Phone cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: Phone cameras

Tamiya wrote:We've met, Mike :P I'm definitely of the donut diet :lol:


Would you have been on the Aussie Post payroll at the time?

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Sat 22 Dec 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: 2018 Summary
Replies: 16
Views: 3156

Re: 2018 Summary

Matt1 wrote:I have reached an age, or state of health, where my best cycling years are behind me. Just have to make the best of what I have left.


Yes, I am in that category as well!

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Sat 22 Dec 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Phone cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: Phone cameras

Well, top marks for their "idea"... but "implementation" not that accurate have never seen a legit 'screenscrubber ever dress in hi-viz, let alone a bright clean nicely-pressed new hi-viz... plus he looks too well fed, usual drongos are scrawny not on donut diet. Well it had som...
by Mike.Ayling
Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50926
Views: 2917531

Re: How was your commute today

I sent emails to our Admin and our contacts at BN with a 'tell me I received your email' option. Our Admin and BN contacts, I am still waiting for them to read the emails. Last choice was to contact BN. I never heard back from anyone, so I expected the worst, but we are back on the air again. For h...
by Mike.Ayling
Wed 19 Dec 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50926
Views: 2917531

Re: How was your commute today

and we're back... I phoned BN at 9AM on Monday. After listening to six options on the automated menu I finally got to #7 - Speak to a real person. It was answered very quickly. G'day mate, youe forums are not working (What forums) You know, the ones on BN website. (tap tap tap yes, you are correct)...
by Mike.Ayling
Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8422

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

thorle wrote:GTBR = Great Tasmanian Bike Ride


Thanks Thorle

Mike
by Mike.Ayling
Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Cyclists fined for using mobile phones while riding
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Cyclists fined for using mobile phones while riding

baudman wrote:Generally those ones are updated in here.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23857&p=684846&hilit=operation#p684846


Thanks Baudman.

Mike

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