Being the lazy, no good civil servant I am, I haven’t been at work since some time back in late December; even then, I wasn’t really working… In any event, I’ve completely lost track of who I am and what day it is but those in the know tell me it’s Thursday today which can mean only one thing!
Yes, it’s time for yet another round of:
Random stuff people were searching for when they landed here trivia!
Please, try to contain your excitement.
As ever, I’ve been inundated with questions and keywords this week and here are my favourites:
“will a washer stop axle sliding in horizontal dropouts?”
Happy Thursday everyone! It’s time for our weekly instalment of ‘random things people were searching for when they landed here trivia’.
Our first contestant this week “can’t fit mudguard to rigid fork”
Oh dear, that’s not good… I wish I could give you some specific advice but it very much depends on why you can’t fit your mudguards; it certainly can be a tricky job, particularly if you’ve never done it before and it’s certainly hampered in many cases if you use disc brakes and / or a front pannier rack. Really, the best advice I can give you is to take your bike and the errant mudguards to your local friendly independent bike shop (no, Halfords doesn’t count) and ask them to help you out.
Our next special guest this week tells me “my brake lever won’t fit my bullhorn bars fixie”
Firstly, don’t call me fixie. Now, the reason your brake lever doesn’t fit your bars is either 1) the internal diameter of your bars simply isn’t big enough; this is rare but it tends to happen with chopped and flipped vintage road bars and modern bar end brake levers – a practice I simply cannot condone. Or, 2) you’re trying to fit a flat bar style brake lever to your bullhorn bars; there are several reasons why this won’t work which are discussed here.
Finally this week, we have the somewhat obscure “surly blue ortlieb orange”
I can only assume you are considering putting orange Ortlieb panniers on a blue Surly. Please, I beg of you, do not do this. I don’t think I can think of a worse colour combination! Having said that, it would certainly be a unique combination and my opinions should be no barrier to you putting those two opposite colours together… *shudder*
Well, that’s all we have time for this week, dear readers; tune in next week for more of the same!