Search found 274 matches

by archy sturmer
5 Jan 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light that lasts
Replies: 27
Views: 1328

Rear light that lasts

Recommendations please for rechargeable rear light - either with built in or separate battery. I currently have one of those USB-chargeable rear lights - the`light is good and bright, but gives no warning when it's running low. Recommendations, please, for a replacement that won't suiddenly let me d...
by archy sturmer
10 May 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1622
Views: 455026

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Yes, Cycleruk - I really ought to delve into the box of bits and find a new one!
by archy sturmer
10 May 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Timec headset locking nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Timec headset locking nuts

Thanks Tatanab. Incidentally, do you know if I would I expect to find caged or loose bearings in this?
by archy sturmer
10 May 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1622
Views: 455026

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Here's my Marin Bolinas, early 1990s vintage, and an Ebay bargain when I got it in 2006. Vivid colour adds charm, as does the unusual front brake cable arrangement. The bike comes out occasionally – in good weather and (with nobbly tyres) in snow.
by archy sturmer
10 May 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Timec headset locking nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Timec headset locking nuts

I'm hoping someone can shed light on these headset nuts: the outer one has six flats, the inner one four indentations. I'm assuming that one of them adjusts the tightness of the bearing (cup and cone, presumably) and the other is a lock nut. But which is which? The outer one can be turned by hand an...
by archy sturmer
14 Jan 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do racers "feel" different?
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Do racers "feel" different?

Thanks for all the replies (serious and otherwise) folks! My other gripe with the bike is the impossibly (for me, anyway) high gearing - 16 closely spaced ratios. I know I could replace the cassette with something a bit more accommodating, but I'm inclined to think the bike is not for me. Just one t...
by archy sturmer
13 Jan 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do racers "feel" different?
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Do racers "feel" different?

Thanks for that Brucey. I can't ride no hands anyway! Regarding the headset, what would be the symptoms of it being knackered? (This is the "old fashioned" type,not the modern ahead-sets).
by archy sturmer
13 Jan 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do racers "feel" different?
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Do racers "feel" different?

Ten years ago, newly returned to cycling, I bought on eBay a Peugeot Prestige, late 80s/early 90s vintage, I'd guess, not realising that it is, apparently, an out and out racer. I've never managed to get on with it – I've tried replacing the drops with flat bars and even those "bullhorn" t...
by archy sturmer
28 Oct 2017, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5647

Re: Squirrels!

This time of year, I think squirrels can get drunk from over ripe fermenting fruit. It might account for their excitable, reckless behaviour!
by archy sturmer
22 Aug 2016, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: midsomer cycle murder!
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: midsomer cycle murder!

If you watch repeats you may as well read repeats http://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=103225&hilit=Midsomer+murders+cyclist&start=15 Ah, the Tea Shop! - I couldn't find that when I posted this, but I see it's now tucked away at the bottom of the board index (I haven't been a...
by archy sturmer
21 Aug 2016, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: midsomer cycle murder!
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

midsomer cycle murder!

In Midsomer Murders on ITV just now, a racing cyclist is killed when someone sticks a spanner in his spokes - but his bike was on rollers, with wheels spinning but therefore not actually moving. Would this really throw off the rider? I'm baffled!
by archy sturmer
21 Sep 2009, 8:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes
Replies: 149
Views: 6459

Re: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes

It's a bonkers idea, which will merely have the effect of increasing resentment of cyclists.
by archy sturmer
8 Apr 2009, 12:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 262
Views: 11887

Re: Climate change

Blimey, it's cold tonight!
I should have put on that hair shirt!
by archy sturmer
4 Oct 2008, 6:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for riding into the wind
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

Resign yourself to the fact that - illogical and unfair though it is - it will still be a head wind on the way back
by archy sturmer
3 Oct 2008, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fangio frame
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Lindley - If the fixed gear people come up with any info, will you keep us posted here? I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in info on old bikes - I've got a few old bikes around the place which one day I'll get round to posting here in search of info. I note your comments abt 531 stickers - I ...