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by ROBRIENMIKE
21 Aug 2016, 10:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cramp
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: Cramp

Just found this posting. I have suffered from cramps in the calf muscles and sometimes in the toes for a few years now mainly after sitting around indoors.......yes, very painful. My Doc put it down to some of my medications inc Statins and put me onto Quinine tablets which seem to work....but who k...
by ROBRIENMIKE
14 Feb 2016, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mixing tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Mixing tyres

Well folks, if you are still out there, I had to do it or take out a summer machine without mudguards for a start. The 700x23 Marathon is on the front ( yes they have existed since marathons first appeared). To date, I have completed approx. 170 miles mainly over wet mucky country lanes and last Thu...
by ROBRIENMIKE
7 Feb 2016, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mixing tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Mixing tyres

I need to replace a front Gatorskin ( many battle scars + wear etc) immediately on my winter bike. Yet another puncture yesterday convinced me, ( I do check our tyres after every ride). The only new tyre I have immediately to hand Is a 700 x23 Marathon. The rear tyre is a fairly recent 700x23 Gators...
by ROBRIENMIKE
18 Sep 2015, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removal of tar fron tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Removal of tar fron tyres

Does anyone know of an efficient tar removing product/ chemical that won't dissolve one's tyres? Councils seem to have had a particularly active summer this year spraying tar and chippings. We all know what that means especially if we have mudguards on the bike i.e. debris rubbing including inside g...
by ROBRIENMIKE
19 Oct 2012, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 12210

Re: Waterproof clothing

Thanks, I have taken all your comments onboard and I see the jury is still out. My Polaris is of a material that does not need reproofing. It is wind proof and warm to a fault and waterproof up to a point. I was referring to cycling in heavy, continuous rain for five or six hours on end, which is wh...
by ROBRIENMIKE
9 Oct 2012, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 12210

Waterproof clothing

Can anybody recommend a waterproof jacket that actually does what it says, if there is such a thing? On club rides in the torrential downpours we have been experiencing this year, the only riders to stay dry were those using old fashioned capes. ( OK in calm weather but not in strong winds, and we h...
by ROBRIENMIKE
21 Jun 2011, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank helicoils
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Crank helicoils

Thanks for the replies so far....keep em coming please. I had already contacted Highpath and I will probably send the cranks ( NOS Stronglight 49D) there but, because of illness, they have a big back log of work at present. Rethreading... I was about to attack the cranks having read this was possibl...
by ROBRIENMIKE
21 Jun 2011, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank helicoils
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Crank helicoils

Does any one know where I can get a conversion done or a helicoil kit to convert French pedal threads to English in cranks? OR... VAR tools website shows a kit but it does not list any dealers over here. Does anyone know where VAR tools are available in UK? ALSO.... Drop bolts for rear brakes...any ...
by ROBRIENMIKE
6 Jan 2011, 9:38pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans online sales
Replies: 23
Views: 4920

Re: Evans online sales

I'm afraid this, " in stock/not in stock" syndrome and the porkies about delivery dates is quite common with internet buying. I have had this with DVDs, garden tools and even, now...a bloody tea pot! Ordered in November,we are waiting for New Year absentee potters to turn up for work. And,...
by ROBRIENMIKE
31 Oct 2010, 2:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which B17?
Replies: 22
Views: 126469

Re: Which B17?

I have been using various Brooks saddles over the years and they vary in comfort tremendously. This also goes for Wrights & Mansfield. That is why, I would never pay Ebay prices for second hand saddles or buy a new one. I now pick mine up at jumbles where I can have a good butchers and a feel of...
by ROBRIENMIKE
8 Mar 2010, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 19-5" tourer is it simplex or british? help req. to sell
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: 19-5" tourer is it simplex or british? help req. to sell

Mark, Is there a badge on the head tube or any transfers with a name. Any sign of grease nipples on the LH top of the bottom bracket or on the head tube even? Any numbers under the bottom bracket or on the LH side of the frame near the seat pin? The name Simplex refers to the fork-ends/dropouts only...