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by brush-head
27 Feb 2012, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone heard of Magnic Lights?
Replies: 82
Views: 7928

Has anyone heard of Magnic Lights?

Just came across this http://www.magniclight.com/MagnicLight/index.php/en/on the BikeSnobNYC blog & it looks rather interesting. Might consider a small sum to help get this moving.
Anyone heard of anything similar?
by brush-head
8 Jan 2011, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)

First of all many, many thanks to you all. My rationale was that the current brakes are due for major service/repair work, and rather than default to Vee Brakes, I'd consider disc especially as it would save on rim wear. It seems however, that while it may be possible, it is not desirable although 5...
by brush-head
6 Jan 2011, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Can I Do This? (fit disk brakes to old MTB)

Hi wanting to avoid spending big bucks, I've decided to turn my bike (Specialized Soft Rock no suspension at all) into a bit of a custom touring XC steed. First thing I've thought about doing is replacing the Shimano Cantilevers brakes with some form of disk brake (cable) but I'm not sure how practi...
by brush-head
2 Aug 2010, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Priority Information Signs at Narrow Sections of Road
Replies: 20
Views: 1874

Priority Information Signs at Narrow Sections of Road

Hello Out on some of the local lanes there are number of places where 2 cars could not pass, therefore in one direction traffic has priority & in the other it doesn't & you are advised to give way to oncoming traffic. Usually on the give way side, there are double broken white lines & a ...
by brush-head
2 Jan 2010, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Non-hideous bike clobber
Replies: 33
Views: 229538

Re:

This is one of my favourite subjects! If you really want to stand out, there's always... http://www.dashingtweeds.co.uk/dt/?page_id=43 :D Nuthin' I used to wear plus fours & long stockings when I was a yoof - mind you that was a long time ago & Lycra wasn't even developed then (but I've rev...
by brush-head
2 Jan 2010, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So why DO you cycle?
Replies: 81
Views: 256624

Re: So why DO you cycle?

In my yoof (in excess of 45 years ago) I used to race & an odd spot of touring, 1 or 2 hill climbs etc. Stopped when I got more interested in wimmin' & drink an stuff & moved down south. Now coming up for retirement & while there have been the odd rides over the years, nothing that s...
by brush-head
6 Dec 2009, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brooks saddle advice needed please.
Replies: 56
Views: 4904

Re: Brooks saddle advice needed please.

Just found this thread. I don't know if my 40+ years ago experience with a B17 will be of use & if you can still get the same treatment these days. Back then, a few good shops (mine was Harry Hall cycles in Cathedral Street, M'cr) offered a service where the saddle was treated either with neetsf...