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by andwags
28 Apr 2016, 2:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which bike should I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 2203

Re: Which bike should I buy?

You need to buy a disk brake cyclocross bike and definitely not from Halfords. Support your local, independent bike shop.
by andwags
26 Aug 2008, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What you can leave off a bike before it stops being a bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

A lot of DH bikes have encased chain drives with a gear box for shifting gear so you may have been fooled by appearances but the bikes still use chains.
by andwags
15 Aug 2008, 5:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a good price?
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Sold for £220, enough said...
by andwags
15 Aug 2008, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....if I'm spending too much time riding my bike
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

The Titanium locks been done but was too flexy to work. Kryptonite made one about 15 years ago...

I'm pretty sure also that if your helmet straps were firm the helmet could choke you on impact...
by andwags
15 Aug 2008, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lights, Damn lights, and BS!
Replies: 32
Views: 3226

I thought BS is gone and replaced by CEN, hence no more can you see BS on any light packaging anymore.
by andwags
31 Jul 2008, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Polystyrene hats
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Ahhh, but what will really bug everyone is: would Pereiro have survived his fall off the mountain if he hadn't been wearing his lid? He said he hit his head and thought he was going to die.

Did the helmet yet again prevent tragedy?
by andwags
31 Jul 2008, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I don't adora Sora Pt II (with a picture)
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Wheels Manufacturing make some nice alluminium ferrules. My local shop wouldn't get buy them from the distributor unless I bought the whole bottle of 50 but it was worth it. It does make the shifting crisper and the housing ends keep their shape.
by andwags
15 Jul 2008, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14678

By whom has it been shown that it's counter productive.

There is a lot more scientific research suggesting that helmets help than the pseudo science that claims they'll snap your neck or make cars pass you too closely, etc...
by andwags
14 Jul 2008, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What cars have the worst drivers?
Replies: 48
Views: 4349

Too true, but I object to use of the sexist word mum, because the dads are just as bad. The death run, I mean school run makes a huge difference to my morning ride. The roads are so nice when the school holidays are on. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are all closely tied for having the worst aggressive driv...
by andwags
14 Jul 2008, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmets - useful or waste of money?
Replies: 137
Views: 14678

I like my helmet and I believe it helps...
by andwags
12 Jul 2008, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Bicycle Movement
Replies: 53
Views: 4434

hubgearfreak - I do have radially laced wheels on the front of both my bikes - only 16 spokes too. I'm a pretty light guy though and have never had a wheel fail in over 6 years since I started using radially laced wheels. Don't hold it against me...
by andwags
11 Jul 2008, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Bicycle Movement
Replies: 53
Views: 4434

hubgearfreak wrote:we can not be divided really.


Until we mention helmet laws...
by andwags
11 Jul 2008, 10:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trains: Difference between Canada and the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Trains: Difference between Canada and the UK

Our country is terrible when it comes to trains catering to cyclists. They try but most policies are inconvenient or discouraging. In a country where more trains and people travel the tracks than anywhere else you'd think we would have solutions for people who want to travel with their bicycle. I ca...
by andwags
17 Jun 2008, 7:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you know if the top tube length is right
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

The magic formula is completely subjective, that's why custom measuring comes with a lot of questions. That's why they'll try lots of body positions till you 'feel' right. Comfort and flexibility can't be measured easily by just measuring parts of your body.
by andwags
16 Jun 2008, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you know if the top tube length is right
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

I would pay and get a custom frame builder / dealer to measure you up for a custom frame (they'll ask you what position feels right). So at least you'll know what dimensions to look out for when shopping round and your time won't be completely wasted - it's worth the investment unless you plan on bu...