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by mike
16 Sep 2011, 1:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small-Wheel Shout Out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Re: Small-Wheel Shout Out!

Giant Escape Mini 1. My favorite bike.
by mike
9 Oct 2010, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to get the CTC members' discount with Wiggle
Replies: 27
Views: 3414

Re: ...how to get the CTC members' discount with Wiggle

I had the same problem last night. Never got asked for my CTC number and tried a few different items and everytime I went to checkout the price had increased between 10p and 40p. Sure I did it all correctly.

Ended up buying them off ebay.
by mike
2 Oct 2010, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patello-femoral pain
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

Re: Patello-femoral pain

I had similar problem many years ago when I was a young man, in those days I used to cover 80-100 miles a week. After a course of physio and the exercises to correct the inbalance around my knee everything was ok and I was back to my usual routine. I used to keep up the exercies the physio gave me a...
by mike
9 Sep 2010, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apollo Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Apollo Folder

A young guy at work commutes in ton one if the weather is nice; I must mention this is the only cycling he does. His opinion of it is that its ok for about 30 minutes but he couldn't amagine doing anything much longer. Not up to the same level of comfort as an old mountian bike he had as a teenager....
by mike
21 Aug 2010, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buying from Germany?
Replies: 20
Views: 214990

Re: Buying from Germany?

It never crossed my mind to look at mainland europe to by stuff from. I've just bought a saddle and loking on 'bike24' I could have saved £10 and that is with the postage. Definitly include that in my next search for a purchase, specially as you say it was hassle free.
by mike
15 Jul 2010, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?
Replies: 54
Views: 4215

Re: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?

Last year I thought great new bike on the cycle to work scheme. Then I spent 15 minutes on the internet and found I could save upto 50% on some of the models I was looking at, so I took the gamble and bought of the internet and save a lot more than I was expecting to. I think cycle to work like most...
by mike
14 Jul 2010, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I Want a "Bling" high polish looking touring gear - which ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: I Want a "Bling" high polish looking touring gear - which ?

Very beautiful but nickable. Seriously its got to be Campagnolo and what about getting it cromed.
by mike
14 Jul 2010, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... bike cleaning service?
Replies: 30
Views: 1953

Re: ... bike cleaning service?

SORRY did'nt Chris666 ment Chris667!
by mike
14 Jul 2010, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... bike cleaning service?
Replies: 30
Views: 1953

Re: ... bike cleaning service?

As Chris666 says a mobile service but combined with a repair service. Become CYTECH qualified then with a small van you could travel to any location with reason, home or work place. Clean bike, mantainance service; recommend to the owner what needs to be replaced they could then buy the items on the...
by mike
27 Jun 2010, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double to triple?
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Double to triple?

I have successfully converted a double to a triple. The bike circa 2000 had Ultragra STI and Tiagra double with Tiagra long rear derraileur. All I needed to change was the chainset used 44/32/22, new bottom bracket and triple front derailleur. Everything works perfectly.
by mike
27 Jun 2010, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which big organisations don't run the bike purchase scheme?
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Which big organisations don't run the bike purchase scheme?

John Lewis does not. Though they did have a one of bike purchase scheme last year, but the formulae they used ment you had to earn above a certain threshhold to qualify. I didn't use it as I bought a bike through the internet a lot cheaper than through the scheme. I did do some calculations and the ...
by mike
23 Jun 2010, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Chain Care

I know this may sound a bit sad, but I decant my White Lightning into an old nail varnish bottle and use the brush to lubricate every link. It takes a couple minutes to do but I think its worth it.
by mike
21 Jun 2010, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Best Folder

Thought of another small wheel folding bike I like the look of. The Dahon Smooth Hound, comes with brooks saddle and leather handlebar tape. Looks to be a good buy.
by mike
20 Jun 2010, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Best Folder

Forgot to mention the fold is a bit on the large size but it can also easily be dismantaled and put into a small suit case.
by mike
20 Jun 2010, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Best Folder

I will put a vote in for the Xootr Swift, I had a test ride on one a while back and it is a really great bike. Its easlily upgraded as everything is standard bike equipment, would be ok for light weight touring but if you planed carrying camping gear etc. you could always use a trailer. Tried to upl...