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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #45 on: 04.10. 2018 23:22 »
G'day Bill.
Ha, I'm the opposite. Never broke a chain but due to my over tightening of the belts I broke two of those. Blame me not the belt. 8 years service out of the ones in both A7 and A10 now.
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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #46 on: 05.10. 2018 11:44 »
I was joking, of course. *good3*  Have broken one chain so far but no plans to go to belt. *smile*
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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #47 on: 05.10. 2018 13:24 »
I am staying well outta this one! Never broke a chain or a belt... I have a chain... never been a problem, probably cuz I can't hear the thing!
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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #48 on: 05.10. 2018 13:34 »
I am staying well outta this one! Never broke a chain or a belt... I have a chain... never been a problem, probably cuz I can't hear the thing!

Interesting. At the DGR I made the point of starting up a bit before the wave of starting rolled back to me. Though the bike starts first kick cold, it's 3 or 4 when warm and I get insecure if don't hear the early sputters. I suppose you've acquired a sense for starting cues other than sound. I am weak.

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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #49 on: 05.10. 2018 13:46 »
I've heard, (pun impossible to avoid) so many say... "Best you don't hear"!  *lol* and they are probably right.
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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #50 on: 05.10. 2018 14:44 »
Interesting chat about wives. My wife was riding bikes even before I met her (I was all of 17 at the time) and rode many bikes over the years with always her A10 in the background. A few years ago her health took a serious turn for the worse and she no longer rides. However, she is adamant that her bikes are maintained and used regularly.
My quandary is that I feel selfish when out for the day on a bike when she can no longer manage to ride and could do with my help around the garden and farm.
I'll be out on her 1913 Douglas tomorrow. Just making sure it's going well, honest.
P.S. The only dynamo chain breakage was on the A10 crossing the Forth Bridge about 1980 or thereabouts and that's because the dynamo commutator flew apart.     
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Re: RICHARDL is not OK.
« Reply #51 on: 05.10. 2018 15:54 »
...her 1913 Douglas...

"...her 1913 Douglas..."!
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