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by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: powder coating
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: powder coating

Mick! That bike of yours is stunning! Now if you lived in Liverpool, LUFC fans would love it (though Everton might not)! I wonder what a Red and White stripped one would attract? Maybe a Barber or a Sunderland Fan! 8) :lol: Hugo67
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google *walking* directions for cycling?
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Google *walking* directions for cycling?

I would be wary of the Walking feature - you might well be looking at your accessory as you tumble over the edge of a cliff ARggghh! :shock: :evil:
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google *walking* directions for cycling?
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Google *walking* directions for cycling?

You can load in Google maps into say a Nokia 5800 Mobile (or Cellphone) Music Express. As well as the Rangemaster software (which you'll have to pay extra for). ;) Hugo67
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need help finding the right saddle.
Replies: 53
Views: 5970

Re: Need help finding the right saddle.

I've got a saddle from Selle Model name: San Remo. It has a cut-out in the back of the saddle and it is profiled in the middle where the spine would be and being a long saddle it doesn't seem to give me the numbness that the previous one did. Maybe that would help? It isn't that expensive and has so...
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shorter cranks for women
Replies: 31
Views: 1430

Re: Shorter cranks for women

I suppose if you don't manage to get shorter cranks - you could get a bit cranky? :wink: :lol: - sorry! I couldn't resist that! Swizz has the right idea about getting the problem fixed! hugo67
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another pavements question - children
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Another pavements question - children

Well, I live in Ashington, Northumberland (home of Steve Hamsterley and Bobby and Jack Charlton), anyway 'nuff of the history, the kids cycle on the pavement with impunity here because its safer on the pavement than on the road (a lot of car owners (and truckers) use it like a race-track) and, a lot...
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best mitts for arthritis sufferer
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: best mitts for arthritis sufferer

I got a pair of mitts from Aldi's that cost £2.50 and had gel palms and good wicking facilities built into the back of the glove part and even reflective strips so that headlights lit them up like silver gloves. these help my osteo-arthritis in my hands (a past asthmatic who once used cortico-steroi...
by hugo67
26 Aug 2009, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mobile Phone tracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Mobile Phone tracking

I have a Nokia 5800 (music Express) the mapping facility via Google and Nokia is superb though I believe there's a purpose-built one that can be loaded on the mobile. I'm on Vodafone and it works pretty well without being charged a piece of my soul. I prefer to stop and look at my mobile rather than...
by hugo67
20 Aug 2009, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memership Renewal Fiasco
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Memership Renewal Fiasco

Doesn't anyone tutor staff on how to take details and transfer it onto Membership Cards and/or Log forms so that the membership details are updated? It would seem to me a normal activity that one would or might do in an Office environment such as for a Trade Union, Sustrans Office or a commercial en...
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 8:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memership Renewal Fiasco
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Memership Renewal Fiasco

Will the new website scheduled for Spring 2010 not help matters, as I have been told that you will be able to renew your membership on-line via the new website? Pardon me if I seem to be stepping on a few toes here, I'm a squeaky clean new member and all this talk about renewal problems seems to ind...
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much faster is a racing bike than a tourer?
Replies: 79
Views: 3419

Re: How much faster is a racing bike than a tourer?

Racers are a lot faster partly cos of the slick smooth tyres. The weight of the bike and the sleek appearance angled for cutting through the wind, also, if you have good low gearing for navigating hills and some choice high gearing when belting along on the flat, you have the best of both worlds. My...
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wooden trainer bike
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: wooden trainer bike

I didn't realise you could get wooden training bikes. I used to have (my first adult bike) a Dawes Laminated Wooden bike for use on the Road with drop handlebars - it used to really fly when you pumped the pedals - and got a few car drivers worried when I passed them going down on a hill :mrgreen: I...
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: women's lycra shorts - small chamois
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: women's lycra shorts - small chamois

Mmm - not tried Lycra shorts - even in the Men's size, though I have my old army shorts which work okay. Those pads I'm not sure about - especially the one in the crotch area what's that for incase I get taken short on a ride? Talk about the urban spaceman! :lol:
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bike to buy with £1000 budget?
Replies: 35
Views: 2559

Re: What bike to buy with £1000 budget?

I would like an Orange bike - but that's over a Grand, I think - thoughh some shops might do a discount. The standard Orange bike has suspension front and rear, using Fox rear suspension and Rokshox forks. If it drops off a ledge it lands like a Mountain Cat - beautiful! :D Er... I love Linux too es...
by hugo67
19 Aug 2009, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know some good routes in the Lake District
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Does anyone know some good routes in the Lake District

You could circumnavigate Buttermere - beautiful countryside if you can ignore the rain! Ullswater is another lake you could cycle around, then there's the hills themselves like Blencathra though I wouldn't try Squirrel-edge on foot or by bike! :mrgreen: Forget Blencathra it was meant as a joke, by t...