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by stuporman
2 Jun 2015, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Couriering bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Couriering bikes

Hi,

I'm going to sell some of my bike collection in EBay shortly.
I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for good courier companies to consider using when sending to the buyer?
by stuporman
18 Oct 2011, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you buy a Chinese-made Brooks clone?
Replies: 59
Views: 7544

Re: Would you buy a Chinese-made Brooks clone?

China is fairly well known for infringing the intellectual property rights of many companies like GHD, Apple, BAE, Nike,Calloway, etc, etc, so why would the situation be any different as regards Brooks leather saddles. You have a choice as the consumer to buy something that, to quote an oft used phr...
by stuporman
18 Oct 2011, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's a Comfy saddle
Replies: 50
Views: 5349

Re: What's a Comfy saddle

Brooks B17 all the way. Even from new they're far more comfy than any of those plastic saddles. They just keep on getting better the more you use them.
by stuporman
18 Oct 2011, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wireless bike brake system
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Wireless bike brake system

Bet it doesn't work so well in the rain!
Think I'll stick to cables.
by stuporman
29 Dec 2010, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing this crank
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Removing this crank

I only reply in semi-jest, but isn't there a parallel forum about someone who rides their bike and despite their best efforts the crank works loose? Couldn't you just ride a safe route, sure in the knowledge that eventually (i.e. soon) the crank will be loose enough to pull off with your bare hands ?
by stuporman
5 Dec 2010, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear dropout width 125mm (OLD)
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Rear dropout width 125mm (OLD)

I got Bob Arnold to build the most amazing set of wheels in 1992 (when he had a shop in Staines) - M3CD rims on XT hubs. They cost £225, which was quite a lot then. Imagine my horror (and step learning curve) when I realised my FW Evans had an OLD of 130mm. Having paid for these wheels they were def...
by stuporman
25 Nov 2010, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time Atac Alium pedals.
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Time Atac Alium pedals.

Does anyone know how to service these? I can't find any instructions on the web. I'm OK servicing hubs so if these are cone and bearing pedals I just need to know the bearing size. Otherwise, if they are sealed cartridge bearings does anyone know where I cam get replacements? I've had these for abou...
by stuporman
31 Aug 2010, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: At last!
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: At last!

Totally agree. Fitted one to my commuter bike round Heathrow and it's excellent. Gives you the same idea of what's behind you if you ride motorbikes - on a bike it gives you that much more time to work out who is going which way.
by stuporman
25 Aug 2010, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike transporting Racks
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Bike transporting Racks

I'm unaware of the carbon fork issue, but I finally got around to buying a bike carrier for the roof. I bought the Thule 530 model from 'The Roofbox Company' (as seen in the CTC magazine, the service was excellent). I had four bikes attached to the roof using this and did 1250 miles with the bikes a...
by stuporman
28 Jul 2010, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme
Replies: 49
Views: 3721

Re: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme

Great programme. Not sure about all the carbon fibre parts being a 'life long investment'. The wheels look great, but is it me or were the hubs Shimano Ultegra and the Groupset Campagnolo Record? Either he uses a ShimErgo option or just had Ultegra skewers on Campag hubs (and why would you do that?)...
by stuporman
27 Sep 2009, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I can't get tyres back on rim - Mavic T519
Replies: 30
Views: 4027

Re: I can't get tyres back on rim - Mavic T519

I think you've been unlucky with a random tyre/rim combination. I have Mavic M3CD rims (yes, they are old, but wheels made up by Bob Arnold) - when the old Hutichinson tyres wore out I replaced them with Nimbus. Great tyres but the Devil's own to get off. Even the 'fingers and thumbs of steel' could...