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by bikerider
26 Apr 2017, 5:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: non members riding with member groups
Replies: 8
Views: 11020

non members riding with member groups

Is it head office policy that non ctc members should not ride with their local group even if they have some form of insurance cover after the initial trial period or do the individual member groups formulate their own policies on this? I have looked back as far as 2011 when a survey was carried out ...
by bikerider
24 Sep 2015, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels

After some research decided to try a schwalbe durano folding tyre. It was a little tight fitting but not a real problem and should I have to remove and refit, it will be much easier after a bit of mileage.anybody with tight rims should try these certainly much easier than gatorskins.
John
by bikerider
21 Sep 2015, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels

hello mattyfez thank you for your reply I have no wish to go into battle with wheel and tyre 30 miles from home on the side of the road, I have had experience of that. I am hoping somebody can reccomend a loose fitting quality tyre. The gatorskins will not go to waste my wife and I do 15000mls a yea...
by bikerider
21 Sep 2015, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels

hello whoof that video is several years old now and offers good advice which I have taken when fitting those same tyres on previous bikes.I am hoping somebody can advise a looser fitting tyre. John
by bikerider
21 Sep 2015, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels

hello samsbike the wheel I tried to fit them on is from a giant defy it has giant pr-2 disc written on the rim
The wheel the tyres easily fitted is a shimano rs10 John
by bikerider
21 Sep 2015, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres to fit disc brake wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Tyres to fit disc brake wheels

Hello Just tried to get a new Gatorskin and a Marathon tyre onto my new bike with disc brake wheels. I failed with both tyres. I then tried the tyres on a standard, rim-brake wheel - they popped on without the use of tyre levers. Is there a tyre, 700 x 25 out there with a puncture protection belt th...
by bikerider
7 Oct 2013, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: SKIP BIKE
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

SKIP BIKE

IMG_3776 - Copy.JPG Pulled up at a customer's house and this bike was leaning against his skip ready to go in. After a very short discussion it was in the back of my van. The bike components were stiff and some parts rusty from being left outside. I stripped the bike down and was surprised to see n...
by bikerider
6 May 2013, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ticking bottom bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Ticking bottom bracket

I was hoping perhaps others had heard of and tried the loctite 641 solution to the problem. Maybe that idea is limited to a couple of the club riders I go out with. Anyway I stripped down as per rogerzilla and brucey suggested and also refitted the bottom bracket using the loctite. My wife did 105 m...
by bikerider
27 Apr 2013, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ticking bottom bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Ticking bottom bracket

My wife's titanium Van Nicholas audax bike has a tick when when peddaling under pressure. I've changed the pedals and the wheels so it's narrowed down to cranks and bottom bracket [outboard bearings]. I have now been advised it could be a noise from the frame bracket casing and the bracket thread? T...
by bikerider
27 Dec 2012, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: MY CYCLING EMBARRASSMENTS
Replies: 23
Views: 1115

MY CYCLING EMBARRASSMENTS

Brand new bike. First time out with this ctc group. Must have been too hard on front brake and went over the handlebars - dodgy knee for 6-8 weeks. Bike undamaged. Removing bottom bracket bolt from left side crank arm turned into a fight with a pole on the end of an allen key until I eventually roun...
by bikerider
27 Dec 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1080
Views: 273916

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello, I'm John. Aged 62. Married to Joy for 12 years. Address: A village on the edge of High Wycombe Work: 4 days a week for a double glazing company. I take Wednesdays off to ride wth my local ctc group. I also ride with the group on Sundays. I started cycling 4 years ago with my wife. The first 7...
by bikerider
25 Jun 2012, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a headset
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Fitting a headset

Thank you for your reply Brucey. I decided the headset must be the right size with the sizes so close. I filed the paint off round the headtube entries and with a homemade cramp, failed miserably - it kept twisting and going in at an angle. After several attempts, I gave up. I then piled some nice o...
by bikerider
24 Jun 2012, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a headset
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Fitting a headset

A couple of years ago I bought a new 'no-name' steel road bike frame without forks and then ignored it until now. It has an internal head tube diameter 33.5mm. The part of a 1 1/8" headset I have that needs to go into the head tube is 34mm (measured with a plastic vernier gauge). Now I know you...
by bikerider
9 Apr 2012, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this tyre for the bin?
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

Re: Is this tyre for the bin?

It's both funny and interesting how a simple, possibly naive question gets hijacked and taken in various directions. My question was quickly answered in 15 words by the first contributor. Thank you Brucie. We then went to various explanations on how I should have fitted the tyre, including one contr...
by bikerider
8 Apr 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this tyre for the bin?
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

Is this tyre for the bin?

I've done about 800 miles on this Schwalbe Marathon Plus and noticed a bulge in the side wall. It seems, in the battle to get the tyre on the wheel, I've damaged the tyre rim exactly where the bulge was. See picture. IMG_3002 - Copy.JPG Is the tyre Ok to ride with a bulge or should I scrap it? I've ...