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by Darcus
2 Jan 2012, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Re: Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express

Darcus, Where on the coach/bus is the bike stored when in transit. Is there a luggage compartment under the bus to take the bike without dismantling? I've often thought about bus out and bike back for a day ride. Cycler. I put the bike in the compartment underneath, but It has to be in a bag or els...
by Darcus
1 Jan 2012, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Transporting a full sized bicycle on National Express

I commute to London weekly from Bristol and take my road bike with me, I started off with a fold up bike which I didnt get on with , which I sold and started to experiment with taking my trusty hack on the coach . N.E stipulate that a bike needs to be in a bag, but as I get off the coach and ride to...
by Darcus
1 Jan 2012, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?

Just so that you know,(sorry havnt logged on for ages) the forks were repaired in September by Argos in Bristol, cost me £30, I didnt however show them the frame, although it does seem to have got away unscathed , the bike is back to how it it used to be! Argos are brilliant! :lol: :lol:
by Darcus
29 Jul 2011, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?

I took my Forks to Bristol bike workshop who told me "dont ride the bike, it wont be safe, you need new forks"..............then took the bike to Argos frame rebuilders who said : £30 to mend them, no problem !
by Darcus
21 Jul 2011, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?

By the way, I have noticed that the bending/twisting/movement seems to have taken place on the crown, as one side aligns with the bearing cups and the other is slightly pushed back.
by Darcus
21 Jul 2011, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?

Thanks a lot for the advice! I will have a closer look for any frame damage.....D
by Darcus
20 Jul 2011, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

How to I repair my bent forks-advice sought?

Hi there, last week, after my panniers oddly decided to come off and go into my front wheel, I came off my bike, proper buttock over tit, landing on my chin, nose, hands and knees.....I picked myself up ,thought nothing of it ( well apart from the stitches and pain etc) until today when I realised t...
by Darcus
4 May 2011, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame ID needed! : with EO and a small triangle on BB
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Frame ID needed! : with EO and a small triangle on BB

Hi there, my friend has a road bike frame from the eighties.... he thinks it might be a reynolds and it has EO and a small triangle next to it on the bottom of the BB Its a fast looking road bike, hardly any braze on fixings anywhere, and its lugged as well ....got any ideas on what that means and w...
by Darcus
14 Mar 2011, 1:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 388209

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Im getting my aerospace 400 back on the road soon, its been in my bedroom for ages, it'll be mostly retro parts, mostly original, mine came with non death forks, and SR crankset with standard BB, weinmann 630 sidepull brakes, 27" rims, altus gearset, SR stem.....with a few news bits , got some ...
by Darcus
14 Mar 2011, 1:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: taking a blackberry/iphone
Replies: 35
Views: 5408

Re: taking a blackberry/iphone

I took a BB on a four day tour in wales last year, at one point we had a broken chain incident and we would have been stuffed if i hadnt been able to find a shop and its number on my blackberry web feature, we also used the google maps app to help with directions.......and then there's the excellent...
by Darcus
27 Jan 2011, 1:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 388209

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi there, viscount fans, Ive had this hanging from my bedroom ceiling for ages now,I'm going to get it up and running this summer at some point.....bought it from the guy who took these photos of it near Bath, Ill put some pics up when its nearer completion! http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopi...
by Darcus
25 Jan 2011, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic rims advice sought!
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Mavic rims advice sought!

Ok thanks.
by Darcus
25 Jan 2011, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic rims advice sought!
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Mavic rims advice sought!

Thanks a lot for all your advice, so......i can run clincher tires on tubeless rims ??

I just want to know before I remove the tubeless tires that came with the wheels!

:D
by Darcus
25 Jan 2011, 7:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic rims advice sought!
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

RIMS what would you do?

Hi there, I have a pair of wheels from a bike I recently bought. They have Mavic GP4 rims which are a very popular/common tubeless type on specialized hubs . Tubeless rims are not something which I desire on this machine, so I am wondering ho easy would it be to find a clincher rim to exactly replac...
by Darcus
3 Mar 2010, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank/Chain arm width help please
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Crank/Chain arm width help please

Thanks a lot, Im going to get the Stronglight Impact, seems a popular choice, and they seem quite cheap too
Darcus.