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by MartinGT
20 Dec 2014, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Racks
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Pannier Racks

Hi

I am looking at adding a rear pannier rack to my 2010 Giant Defy 4.

Is there a guide on what pannier racks? I.e are they a standard size or does my frame limit me to a certain type?
by MartinGT
25 Aug 2014, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 front brake & steel fork
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Shimano 105 front brake & steel fork

Thanks for the help.

I shall take the fork and brake to my LBS on Tuesday, the bike isnt built up yet so dont worry :D

Thanks again
by MartinGT
24 Aug 2014, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 front brake & steel fork
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Shimano 105 front brake & steel fork

Hi Guys I have a steel fork that was with my Giant Defy 4 when I bought it back on 2009. I have just had the frame & fork resprayed ready to be built into a commuter. last year when I was using it as a winter trainer and replaced the factory brakes to 105s. The front brake never really sat well ...
by MartinGT
6 Mar 2013, 1:39pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen Eccleshill - Bradford
Replies: 0
Views: 51936

Stolen Eccleshill - Bradford

Hi Guys A friend of mine has had 3 of his bikes pinched from his Garage in the Eccleshill area of Bradford last night. They just pinched the bikes and left everything else. 1. Giant Defy 4 - 2011 - 28.5cm - Frame NUmber GR1 G0387 2. Beone Crossover - 2012 - 60 - Frame number unknown 3. Kona Kahuna -...
by MartinGT
22 May 2012, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident Information Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 2992

Accident Information Thread

Guys I recall reading a thread sometime ago on what to do in the event of an accident. It had advice such as calling police, taking details etc A lot of it pretty much common sense, however when the adrenalin is pumping that sometimes goes out of the window. Does anyone have a link to it please? I h...
by MartinGT
27 Mar 2012, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Narrowing with Cycle Lane
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Re: Road Narrowing with Cycle Lane

The reason why there is 'traffic calming' is to slow the traffic. 40 klicks, 25 mph on a bicycle is exactly what the traffic calming measures are supposed to be supressing. With a road width reduction, a cyclist is wise to be 'on the alert' for other traffic more than usual because, "everyone ...
by MartinGT
27 Mar 2012, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Narrowing with Cycle Lane
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Road Narrowing with Cycle Lane

This morning whilst cycling my normal commute I was almost hit by a car. Down a road there is traffic calming where the road has been narrowed and a priority to certain vehicles is given. On one side provision has been given to cyclists however its full of rubbish therefore I use the normal route as...
by MartinGT
18 Jan 2012, 1:28pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: 3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area

a) They have been pulled b) Yes, however when you get the details, the seller gets your details. c) The seller wouldnt meet, he would only insist on sending the bikes by a courier d) He has spoken to them daily and the Police are as frustrated with their own depts and eBay e) The Police are going th...
by MartinGT
13 Jan 2012, 1:52pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: 3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area

Well, these bikes are being sold one at a time with other assumed stolen bikes & fishing gear on eBay.

The police cannot get the information off eBay and are now dropping it.

Who says crime doesnt pay?
by MartinGT
23 Dec 2011, 4:56pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

3 Bikes Stolen in Bradford, Eccleshill Area

Guys This post is on belhalf of a friend who has had three bikes stolen from his Garage. The bikes were stolen from the Eccleshill area of Bradford on 23:00 Tuesday 20th of December and 07:30am Weds 21st of December. Bikes: Ridley EOS Winter Road Bike - Frame XL With Black Mudguards https://lh3.goog...
by MartinGT
26 Oct 2011, 7:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Leeds people - consultation re: Roundhay Road
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: Leeds people - consultation re: Roundhay Road

Just looking at the plans and as with everything, not much in the way of making room for cyclists eh? I commute down Kirkstall Road everyday thats having some priority bus lanes put in. It should make it a tad safer and better,but due to existing structures i.e houses etc there will always be pinch ...
by MartinGT
26 Oct 2011, 4:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Leeds people - consultation re: Roundhay Road
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: Leeds people - consultation re: Roundhay Road

Ill have a look at this tonight when I get home. I grew up in Roundhay, but live in Horsforth now so dont use it, however will look this evening.
by MartinGT
5 Oct 2011, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Little Advice Re Accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Little Advice Re Accident

I had a call tonight from the driver. I thought "oh no here goes" However, she was just calling to see how I was and how my bike was and if there was anything she could do for me.

I told her I was fine, the bikes fine and not to worry.

There are some good people out there after all :)
by MartinGT
5 Oct 2011, 4:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Little Advice Re Accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Little Advice Re Accident

Thanks for the advice guys, its much appreciated :)