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by sungod
11 Nov 2010, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim failure
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: Rim failure


i'd contact the dealer or specialized, any warranty will be from them rather than the oems who make the various bits
by sungod
31 Oct 2010, 7:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Insurance

m&s i just switched to them when my new bike arrived, they were by far the best value i got the premier contents cover, gives full cover on everything in the home, plus globally while on hols etc. you must declare any items worth over 4000 quid, so i listed my posh bike, cover is unlimited i had...
by sungod
4 Sep 2010, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hand cleaning on a ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: Hand cleaning on a ride

i just carry a pair of mechanics' disposable gloves in the saddle bag
by sungod
3 Jul 2010, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting muscle cramp after 50 miles.
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Getting muscle cramp after 50 miles.

are the fluids isotonic? if not then you'll be losing electrolytes in sweat, and as you drink water the concentration in your body will fall, this can lead to cramp or worse but if it's always in the same place i'd wonder if it's a position/bike-fit issue (or if you are a new rider, maybe just too m...
by sungod
14 Jun 2010, 2:58pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: stolen - Marin Toscana, black
Replies: 1
Views: 871

stolen - Marin Toscana, black

lock cut and bike pinched outside Santander office on Euston road (London) this lunchtime, in area with CCTV and wandering security guards Marin Toscana 2009 model Black frame, number F659765008 Differences from standard model... handlebar end caps are hi-vis yellow with smiley faces saddle is a Fiz...
by sungod
29 May 2010, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a tool kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1648

Re: Building a tool kit

in rough order of use for me... mechanics' disposable gloves (but use them until they have holes in) hex keys, couple of screwdrivers, maybe the odd torxm, plus set of hex bits for torque wrench etc. - decent ones, less likely to round/crumble/crack and damage your bike torque wrench, 2-25nm will do...
by sungod
22 Apr 2010, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BS Approved Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: BS Approved Lights

for the front, ixon iq from b&m rechargeable, carries german approvals so complies with uk regulation bright with excellent beam shape these seem cheapest in uk at the moment...
by sungod
17 Mar 2010, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tacx spacers for T4000 replacement jockey wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Tacx spacers for T4000 replacement jockey wheels

changed mine recently, so i just dug the leaflet out of the bin in the shed, wasn't too far down...

spacer selection...

A - shimano 8, 9 and 10
B - shimano 7, campag 8
C - campag 9 and 10
D - sram 9.0, 9.0sl, 7.0 and 5.0
by sungod
2 Mar 2010, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake or break?
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Brake or break?

imho it's an incorrect usage rather than a spelling error, an american dictionary makes the expected distinction between brake and break in the old days this sort of thing was 'invisible', editors etc. were there to detect and correct errors before works went to press for a mass readership, typed me...
by sungod
1 Mar 2010, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: USB rechargeable lights - kitemark?
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: USB rechargeable lights - kitemark?

the ixon iq from busch & müller is marked with german approvals, which makes it compliant with current uk legislation it's bright with an excellent beam pattern, and is rechargeable but not via usb (it uses 4 nimh aa cells, also can be used with primary cells) however you could get a usb nimh ba...
by sungod
28 Feb 2010, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

i used to be visible on google earth in the aerial view, laying on the roof sunbathing

the image was from years ago when we still had summers in the uk, they updated since then and now i'm gone, fame is indeed fleeting
by sungod
23 Feb 2010, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Identity Cards - Fancy one?
Replies: 37
Views: 2031

Re: Identity Cards - Fancy one?

id cards == waste of money, and huge potential for abuse by both the state and by criminals the complex and pervasive computing and communications infrastructure needed would be a massive fiasco and obscene cost overrun, just like every other big government project in the last 20 years, the only peo...
by sungod
23 Feb 2010, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurostar
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Eurostar

just put them in a big carrier bag, i'm sure there'll be no problem

i've seen people take huge mounds of luggage onto eurostar with no hassle
by sungod
8 Feb 2010, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle promotions question.
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Wiggle promotions question.

it varies, they did it a lot in the run-up to christmas, but prior to that i don't recall seeing it often wiggle is unlikely to stick to a fixed/public schedule as people would time purchases to fit btw if you sign up to the email newsletter you used to get a £5 off £50 code, i think that it is vali...
by sungod
2 Feb 2010, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes.... Newbie....
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Hydraulic Brakes.... Newbie....

i've had a similar issue on a brand new bike, in the end i decided that they didn't actually seat the wheel correctly before aligning the brake, so simply taking off the wheel and then putting it back was enough to make the disc catch, so i just re-aligned the calipers and no more problems after whe...