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by bikerider
29 Dec 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: WITHDRAWN - MOUNTAIN BIKES - 18" High Wycombe
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: MOUNTAIN BIKES - 18"

djnotts wrote:Location?


Whoops! Sorry. High Wycombe
by bikerider
29 Dec 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: WITHDRAWN - BIKE BITS
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: BIKE BITS

PT1029 wrote:How long is the faded gold stem (might get as a spare if long enough), if you are willing to split that is.


Thank you for your interest. The size is now on the listing (125mm). It's only been for sale for 30 mins - I'm hoping it'll sell as a complete package.
by bikerider
29 Dec 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: WITHDRAWN - MOUNTAIN BIKES - 18" High Wycombe
Replies: 2
Views: 426

WITHDRAWN - MOUNTAIN BIKES - 18" High Wycombe

My wife and I bought these at the beginning of lockdown for cycling in the local woods and fields. We tried it 4 times - it's not for us. Both bikes appear to have been little used. I stripped them down and fitted bottom brackets, cranks and derailleurs from my bike store, replaced cables and re-gre...
by bikerider
29 Dec 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: WITHDRAWN - BIKE BITS
Replies: 2
Views: 252

WITHDRAWN - BIKE BITS

Parts taken from a 1997 Cannondale 8-speed mountain bike 11-32 Sram cassette 8X3 Shimano shifters Deore XT/LX derailleurs 31.8 Coda branded Cannondale crankset 42-32-22 Avid speed dial brake kevers 27.2 seat post New Sram chain fitted but not used Faded gold stem 1 1/8" steerer 25.4 bar. Length...
by bikerider
16 Dec 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do Not Resuscitate
Replies: 28
Views: 716

Re: Do Not Resuscitate

A walking friend (now deceased) had the post title tattooed across her chest.

John
by bikerider
5 Oct 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing rear light for daylight use
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: Flashing rear light for daylight use

Time trialists have been using daybright lights for several years and from this year it has been compulsory to have a rear light on every event. Exposure trace and traceR are excellent lights and very popular with three brightness settings.   They are rechargeable via USB port as are most daybright ...
by bikerider
20 Sep 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?

I suffered from hill climbing ability failure eighteen months ago. My wife suddenly became a lot faster than me up any kind of hill or slope to the point of spoiling our rides.  After a little research I went to the e-bike shop at Farnham.  At the time the choice was any colour (choice of four), fra...
by bikerider
18 Aug 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6214

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Twenty years ago we bought a flat a short distance from the family home for our son to live in. It gave freedom to all concerned.  He eventually moved on and we now rent it out. The flat is on a large plot with 126 flats in low level blocks built 50 years ago. The site has three entrance/exit points...
by bikerider
11 Aug 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6214

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Bmblbzzz wrote: "I haven't looked at the survey yet, but to me "trail rides" suggests purpose built trails, rather than pre-existing paths." Yes and my problem is where these extended trails off the main Ridgeway route will go.  I don't expect Mr Farmer to permit new cycleways ac...
by bikerider
11 Aug 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6214

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

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by bikerider
11 Aug 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6214

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

Hello folks                  Recently received a questionnaire from Cycling UK regarding the Ridgeway National Trail, an ancient bridleway over the Chiltern hills and Wessex Downs, an 87 mile route.  Part of the route is already open to cyclists from Avebury to Goring on Thames.  The questionnaire i...
by bikerider
30 Jun 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike. Help
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: New bike. Help

That is a very good first bike with a decent spec for your commute. As Matt says, no need to make any improvements to the bike – just ride it. Your first complaint may be the saddle being uncomfortable. They all are and will be until your bum and legs have become accustomed to it. Once you are ridin...
by bikerider
22 Jun 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike. Help
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: New bike. Help

That is reasonable budget to spend on a good idea but possibly ending up gathering dust in the garage six months from now. I suggest you save the larger part of that money for a later time. The first bike you buy will not be your first choice in a few months. I suggest you concentrate on getting fit...
by bikerider
21 Jun 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain compatability
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: chain compatability

Thank you for two excellent replies it seems I could leave with 9 speed chain fitted and have no problems as the bike has limited use.I will fit the seven speed chain as I already have it and keep the 9 speed with its cassette.I knew lots of different speed shimano stuff was compatible with each oth...
by bikerider
21 Jun 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain compatability
Replies: 3
Views: 164

chain compatability

Hello Recent wet day decided to strip down my straight bar 9 speed raleigh and fit drop bars with old 7 speed triple levers.Fitted 7 speed cassette with spacer to make up the size difference.Before fitting the new chain I decided to try it out with the old 9 speed chain. So to my question why does t...