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by steve the grease
Tue May 19, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Tyre levers
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Tyre levers

These are by far the best I have ever used. Only drawback , they are a bit long for packing in a tool bag/ roll/ whatever. From the company that invented radial tyres. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Michelin-Type-Tyre-Lever-380mm-15-with-Rim-lip-/331863072974 It's quite possible to pay a lot more for th...
by steve the grease
Fri May 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

My neighbour had a very similar Tractor. 4x4.
by steve the grease
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

20200507_141905.jpg 20200507_140635.jpg A bit of a change from burning the skin off my hands with 'cement' to burning the skin off my hands with hydrochloric acid. I've been plating a few bits off my DR250R that were painted black when I did it up originally. I had the kit in 2010 and I havent used...
by steve the grease
Tue May 05, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Off-roaders on the beaches
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Off-roaders on the beaches

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52491652 Always had scramblers on the coal tips in the Valleys- it's been a problem for years but I've never seen them on our beaches until now and we are talking about very popular tourist beaches on the Gower- an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty . Taking the ...
by steve the grease
Fri May 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

I used a mix somwhere about 4-5 to 1 and a bit of lime chucked in. The lime works like a plasticiser, if starts to go stiff a cup of water and a quick stir around and it becomes fluid again . I literally chucked it in some of the bigger holes , plus a little trowel with the point cut off and the nos...
by steve the grease
Fri May 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

Nice job, Steve. I've got a barn-door lintel just like this to do. Actually it's even worse. I've been leaving it because it's a bit scary, and I'm no builder. I've got hold a couple of akros. You might have given me the boost I need to get on with it this Summer. 20200424_154718.jpg 20200423_16415...
by steve the grease
Fri May 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

The old lintels were , ' a bit rotten'. The bit of 4x2 is nothing to do with the job. 20200425_121104.jpg The metal strip is part of the steel tyre from an old horse drawn cart , you can see at the left where the old rotted lintel has been made up with concrete, the wood is absolutely crumbling away...
by steve the grease
Fri May 01, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: DIY During the lockdown
Replies: 46
Views: 2290

Re: DIY During the lockdown

20200408_122407.jpg 20200425_122839.jpg 20200427_110242.jpg The lintel on one of the sheds has rotted away after having been bodged with concrete maybe fifty years ago, I've been meaning to get on to it for ages. The big stone was going nowhere but down. Granite is very heavy, I couldn't even begin...
by steve the grease
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Newbie from the sunny South Island of NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Newbie from the sunny South Island of NZ

You are a lucky man to live there, especially now , welcome to the forum. I've been to NZ a few times ( Rellies) the North island is very nice, but it didn't take long driving from Picton to Nelson on the first leg of our 3 week South Island trip with the Grand Kids to realise that the South Island ...
by steve the grease
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.

WIBO wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:43 am
I find that if I ride along a bit with the tyre flat it will heat up the tyre and usually pop one side off the bead.
I can concur with this 100%.

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