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by robs
19 Jan 2013, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Latest thing in lights
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Re: Latest thing in lights

Oops :oops: sorry folks didn't realise it had already been discussed. thanks Crepello.
by robs
19 Jan 2013, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Latest thing in lights
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Latest thing in lights

Hi All,
what do you think of these 8)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dyn ... y?ref=live

Cheers,Rob.
by robs
6 Jan 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI Help....
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: STI Help....

Niggle, you're awakaning bad memorys for me, my bike as a youngster, it had been my grandfathers, had the cheese quadrant gear change, the peg was somewhat worn, several times as I was stugeling uphill it would slip, and I would crash down on the crossbar, then be in tears in the gutter, suprised I ...
by robs
5 Jan 2013, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI Help....
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: STI Help....

People always seem to favour bar ends over STIs, am I the only person who has had them jam? The first bike it happened on my then LBS managed to fix them, he is no longer there so I tried to get inside, I just wrecked it :shock: Both times I could only get just the three central clicks. Cheers, Rob.
by robs
19 Dec 2012, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is the reason my bike wont brake in the wet...
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: is the reason my bike wont brake in the wet...

A while back I ran cheap brake blocks, (Trago Mills) on the rear, Kool Stops on the front, wore the rear rim out in half the mileage of the front, false economy :shock: A plug for Martin at Tavistock Cycles, ace wheel builder :D
Cheers Rob.
by robs
10 Dec 2012, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Min. distance to be see at in town
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Min. distance to be see at in town

Just received this emailed by a friend, it may help to understand some of the near misses :shock:

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilo ... -cyclists/
Cheers, Rob.
by robs
19 Nov 2012, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 3942

Re: Old magazines

As others have said, nice to know I'm not alone, and to get some hints on what to do with my 4ft stack of cycling mags. Can't bring myself to get rid of my old motorcycle mags, they go back to the 60s, built some shelves in the loft :shock: Any one any idea what to do with 2 carrier bags stuffed ful...
by robs
8 Nov 2012, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 10mm. patch's
Replies: 20
Views: 3847

Re: 10mm. patch's

Parker-international have REMA TIP-TOP 8X16mm £1.75 plus p&p
Cheers, Rob.
by robs
29 Oct 2012, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cannondale headshock suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: cannondale headshock suspension

Don't know about the head shock, but re. the tyre, diferent makes do vary the hieght slightly for a given supposed size, to check if the tyre is on correctly there is a line on the tyre which should follow the rim evenly on each side.
Cheers, Rob.
by robs
21 Oct 2012, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2847

Re: New wheels

Hi John, I live in Torbay, South Devon, it's not particularly flat around here, the local mud is red clay, ( it don't half stain) a bit father away it's black, or white near china clay works, not very abrasive I guess. The tandem lived firstly in a very average garage, then in a nice dry newly built...
by robs
20 Oct 2012, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2847

Re: New wheels

Thanks Brucey, yes I think you are right it was Fibrax that worked the best. After 12,000 we still hadn't worn through the anodising, I wonder how many miles the would have done. I've just learnt a lesson with "cheap" brake blocks, 3,000 miles on the rear my open pro was finished, the fron...
by robs
20 Oct 2012, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe CX Comp popped off
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: Schwalbe CX Comp popped off

I had a pair of Panaracer Highroads that were very slack on 26" rims, after a couple of blow offs while inflaiting them I always checked the bead was properly seated, never a problem on the road. Cheers, Rob.
by robs
20 Oct 2012, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2847

Re: New wheels

Excuse me hijacking the thread, Mavic mod 3 rims, the late Dave Bedwell rebuilt the wheels of my old motobecane tandem with these, my daughter and I rode it for 6 years, maybe 10-12,00 miles, still perfectly true, not much more than 12-13 stone the pair of us, Mafac cantilever on the front, Weinman ...
by robs
19 Sep 2012, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Winter Boot MT91 Sizing?
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: Shimano Winter Boot MT91 Sizing?

Hi Deliquium,
my son bought a pair of these a few years ago, he is usualy 43, I think he had to go to 45.
Cheers, Rob.
by robs
13 Sep 2012, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Compact gearing - how does it work?
Replies: 114
Views: 13180

Re: Compact gearing - how does it work?

A tad confusing yes. In our household we have two bikes with compact doubles of the same 105 model. One bike has a long cage rear deralier whilst the other is a short cage - any idea why they would make or fit two versions? I expect the one with the long cage mech has a cassette with more and/or lar...