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by Redvee
7 Jul 2020, 1:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: student cycles home...
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: student cycles home...

Carlton Reid's son, Josh, rode his bike back from the Giant factory to the UK on his factory fresh bike and captured the journey for Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIxC7hg ... huuQWgBH22
by Redvee
6 Jul 2020, 12:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 65
Views: 934

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

I just bought one of these, it was on offer at £28.99 https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJWMTWSV2/jobsworth-pro-torque-wrench-set I've no idea how accurate it is though. One of these is in my toolbox and had a lot of use when building up my latest bike with carbon forks, my first experience of full ca...
by Redvee
5 Jul 2020, 12:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avon Gorge Cycle Path (Route 41)
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Avon Gorge Cycle Path (Route 41)

I've ridden it on 25/28c tyres and as others have said if you ride it after rain it will be muddy. There's usually a 'dry' line where it's smoother but there will be patches of mud at the sides of the path. There are some pothole type dips in centre of the path but these can be bypassed at the edges...
by Redvee
4 Jul 2020, 12:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spoke supplier recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: spoke supplier recommendation

I have had very good service using 'Spokesfromryan' on a few occasion's with very prompt delivery. 2 miles from me... ! I was going to suggest his name too. If you're looking for odd sized spokes then Ryan is the man as he custom cuts spokes for people, he also builds very good wheels. My rear whee...
by Redvee
29 Jun 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.
Replies: 34
Views: 791

Re: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.

Ditto with the first passage of the tunnel here, found a sharp stone and missed the planned train back from Weston. Things have improved since this picture was taken with the addition of lighting on the floor but I'd still take a front light to ride through the tunnel. https://scontent-lht6-1.cdnins...
by Redvee
28 Jun 2020, 12:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front fork braze-on bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Front fork braze-on bolts

I use disc rotor bolts and a dab of copper grease to fill all the unused braze ons on my Tripster AT frame.
by Redvee
27 Jun 2020, 12:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.
Replies: 34
Views: 791

Re: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.

The Bristol-Bath railway path, apparently still the UK's busiest such path, was created over several years/decades by a group of volunteers with wheelbarrows etc, eventually leading to Sustrans. A similar approach could be taken with the Strawberry line and many others; except it's no longer the 19...
by Redvee
25 Jun 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 right gear shifter - repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Shimano 105 right gear shifter - repairable?

105 5700 or 5800? Might be cheaper to scour Ebay for a replacement lever than to have it repaired which might not be possible. Depending on what is broken you might be able to buy replacement parts from SJSC but a used lever might be cheaper.
by Redvee
25 Jun 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes leaking
Replies: 24
Views: 457

Re: Hydraulic brakes leaking

Popping wheelies won't be to blame, MTBers do a lot worse on their bikes and don't have the same problem. The quoted cost of a cable is laughable, you can buy a complete new Shimano calliper and hose and have it fitted for half that.
by Redvee
25 Jun 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1295

Re: How to report an assault?

From your location I'm guessing you'll be reporting this to Thames Valley plod asap. Most police forces have a video upload portal hidden somewhere on their website, look for dashcam uploads. When dealing with my local force they ask the same questions twice in quick succession but that won't put me...
by Redvee
24 Jun 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 400
Views: 43657

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

During the initial weeks of lockdown I was on Netflix/Youtube watching far too much TV but watched all of the Rapha Film documentaries on Youtube about gravel riding and the Movistar series. One film on Netflix that started off with an amateur cyclist/journo wantin to see what effect PEDs would have...
by Redvee
24 Jun 2020, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 60
Views: 2340

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Technically not bike stuff but it's been bought for bike use, a cheap hair dryer arrived today to help me apply the Helitape on the chainstay on my new frame and also a touch-up pen for a chip on the chainstay that would be far too visible with the clear tape protecting it.
by Redvee
24 Jun 2020, 11:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.
Replies: 34
Views: 791

Re: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.

I read about this in the local rag but didn't pay too much attention as it's unlikely I'll be out that way during the scheduled closure. i find the Strawberry Line to be a somewhat fractious child at the best of times, i've not yet mastered the Cheddar-Wells segment! i'm sure a 2 day closure won't b...
by Redvee
23 Jun 2020, 12:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 60
Views: 2340

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

I bought them from Tredz. If you select those particular pads, you get an explanation of which number pads, fit which callipers. Those particular Swiss stops, cover all sorts of applications, they’re all listed on the purchase page. Got a pair of mine today, Tredz were out of stock so went elsewher...
by Redvee
22 Jun 2020, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Colourful Bib Shorts
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Colourful Bib Shorts

TrevA wrote:Shorts are black for a reason.


It's so you can rub your oily hands on them after doing roadside maintainence :lol: