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by JOFF
18 May 2010, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to ride a tandem in a wedding dress?
Replies: 45
Views: 2636

Re: How to ride a tandem in a wedding dress?

Looks great, Congrats.. :D
by JOFF
1 May 2010, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sidi Shoe Probs
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Sidi Shoe Probs

NUKe, Moved cleats all the way in as you suggested, better but still not perfect, then moved them forward following other advice(thanks Beaky), discomfort now gone completely, delighted, otherwise shoes were going to have to be ditched. Amazed at what effect a little movement on the cleats has to co...
by JOFF
27 Apr 2010, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sidi Shoe Probs
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Sidi Shoe Probs

Maybe the shoes aren't spaced apart widely enough (q factor) and you're pushing against the sides of the shoes (without realising it). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_Factor_%28Bicycles%29 I had this very problem, pain on the outside edge of the foot , with my new shoes today and did as Giles descri...
by JOFF
26 Apr 2010, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sidi Shoe Probs
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Sidi Shoe Probs

Wonder if anyone can shed some light on this; recently bought a pair of Sidi Zephyr road shoes, lovely shoes, nice fit, but after approx 20 miles I start to get slight discomfort on the outside of each foot, at the widest point, a bit behind the little toe. Is this whats called "Hotspot"? ...
by JOFF
26 Apr 2010, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head phones / walkman
Replies: 24
Views: 1037

Re: Head phones / walkman

+1 for bud type in-ear head-phones.

I use a "i-bud", a single ear piece that gives you stereo sound in one ear, very comfortable and still leaves the right ear for traffic, can't remember where i bought it from but google i-bud and I'm sure you'll find it.
by JOFF
1 Apr 2010, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra 9 speed with 11-32 cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Ultegra 9 speed with 11-32 cassette

Out of interest do you have horizontal dropouts? It crossed my mind that with my horizontal dropouts I could move the rear axle forward effectively making the the 32 teeth the same distance from the deraileur as a 28t in a vertical dropout. Possibly? Meic, I have vertical dropouts so no leeway ther...
by JOFF
31 Mar 2010, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra 9 speed with 11-32 cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Ultegra 9 speed with 11-32 cassette

Hi advice needed re a cassette swap; I currently run an Ultegra 9 speed 39-53 with a 12-27 cassette, and am planning some hilly summer rides and want to lower the gearing by fitting a 11-32 Shimano MTB cassette. This is over the Ultegras supposed max sprocket, but I've seen on some forums it will wo...
by JOFF
18 Feb 2010, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hand made leather shoes
Replies: 68
Views: 8052

Re: Hand made leather shoes

Nice looking shoes Mick, but WHAT are those very strange looking things sticking out of them!!!!! :mrgreen:
by JOFF
9 Feb 2010, 12:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted: Stem for 1" steerer with 1 1/8" bar clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Wanted: Stem for 1" steerer with 1 1/8" bar clamp

As CREPELLO states the problem here is you're mixing old and new, suspect you will struggle. My fork is 1"and have used a shim to allow use of 11/8" stem, works fine, wouldn't know it was there and easily available mail order or most LBS.
by JOFF
31 Jan 2010, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: scwalbe marathon winters
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: scwalbe marathon winters

Hi, These tyres can be awkward to fit on certain rims - it isn't anything you're doing wrong. What will make them easier is, as already suggested, a bit of talcum powder, also warm the tyres up with a hair drier, they become much more flexible when warm - avoid using hot-air guns though as they prov...
by JOFF
8 Jan 2010, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: We are Grandparents!
Replies: 43
Views: 1982

Re: We are Grandparents!

Just spotted the thread,

Congrats to you and your daughter, sounds like you had an interesting journey up and down!

Since i believe, from the SNOW thread, you are well an truly stuck at home, now might be a good time to plan the fitting of a grand-child seat to the trailer!

:P
by JOFF
19 Dec 2009, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap SPD pedals?
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Cheap SPD pedals?

Mick,

Thanks for the photo - Wonderful contraption, i wish you lots of luck, Keep us informed on the progress.
by JOFF
18 Dec 2009, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap SPD pedals?
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Cheap SPD pedals?

Mick,

Did i read correctly, you are planning to do a Jogle on a Raleigh Chopper?!!

Little wheel at the front, big wheel at the back, high bars, 3 speed, 1970's style Chopper?

If so, when, why, and please post photos !
by JOFF
16 Dec 2009, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainring wrap
Replies: 32
Views: 1788

Re: chainring wrap

If it isn't chain suck or a stiff link all i can think off is freewheel, prob worth checking if only to eliminate it, Good luck and let us all know what the prob turns out to be.
by JOFF
16 Dec 2009, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lightweight bike locks
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: lightweight bike locks

I've never seen a Titanium U lock, good idea though, both stronger and lighter than steel, reckon if you find one it'll be pretty pricy! I'd be more inclined, if doing regular commuting to buy two big heavy Kryptonites, and just leave one at each end of the journey locked to something solid.