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by steve64
28 Dec 2014, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Computer/SatNav/Heart Monitor Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Cycle Computer/SatNav/Heart Monitor Equipment

Hi I’m looking to buy a cycle computer/GPS/SatNav that not only does speed/distance etc, I want one that monitors heart rate etc and also lets you monitor progress via an app (Android) or upload data to a website , if such a thing can be done. I’m a complete novice to this stuff and haven’t cycled f...
by steve64
17 Jun 2012, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 4180

Re: Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension

Thanks very much for the help/advice Malacontus. Ive found these @ wiggle, would these fit http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-chromoplastic-road-mudguard-set/ >> 700x38-45 - Hybrid (My tyre size is 700 x 45, but I would like to go a bit thinner if I can later on) On a side note, the tyre wall states 700 x ...
by steve64
16 Jun 2012, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 4180

Re: Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension

Thanks, that is bike. I know what you mean about Halfords but this bike ticked the boxes for what I use it for and the local bike shops were either too expensive or there was nothing I fancied. With hindsight I won’t be going back there after I asked for a couple of spare tubes only to be given the ...
by steve64
16 Jun 2012, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 4180

Mudguards Advice 700 size with suspension

Hi I’ve just bought a Carrera Xfire2 hybrid and I need some mudguards. The wheels are 700 and the front is suspension. The problem is that there is no little screws next the axle that secures the support arm thingy of my old front guard. I really do want a full guard and not a small one that hangs o...
by steve64
2 Jun 2012, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Russel jones and Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 7155

Re: Russel jones and Walker?

I haven’t read everything on here but I get the gist of what happened. So here's my bit... I’ve just settled a claim via RJW when I was side swiped on a roundabout in Oct 2010. I broke my wrist, elbow, four ribs and was off work for a couple of months. RJW took on my claim right from the beginning a...
by steve64
11 Mar 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists should know better.......
Replies: 47
Views: 4954

Re: Cyclists should know better.......

Sorry to resurrect this but they are off again in my local rag... Surely cyclists are seen with the correct lights and visible clothing with absolutely no need to ride 2 abreast other than to talk to each other and/or annoy other road users. There are bad cyclists just as there are bad motor bike ri...
by steve64
29 Feb 2012, 5:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists should know better.......
Replies: 47
Views: 4954

Cyclists should know better.......

....this appeared in my local rag. The best bit " When we were clear to overtake, my husband peeped his horn and I opened my (passenger) window to say that they shouldn’t be cycling two abreast on such a narrow stretch of road ." http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/letters/9557789.C...
by steve64
27 Dec 2011, 12:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your 2011 Accident Injuries !
Replies: 23
Views: 2011

Your 2011 Accident Injuries !

I will start, but my first was at the end of 2010 only eight months after I started cycling again with my worst ever RTC: 1. [Oct 2010] Car failed to give way on roundabout, hit side on. Dislocated elbow, fractured scaphoid (wrist), four broken ribs and plenty of lumps & bumps. Was off work for ...
by steve64
4 Dec 2011, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Whats the most unusual item you have found in the road?
Replies: 79
Views: 8992

Re: Whats the most unusual item you have found in the road?

Only been cycling less than two years an have found:

SatNav !
Wallet with £500/Cards/Licence >> Cycled to owners house & returned
Big bunch of keys >> Handed in to Police
iPhone >> Rang home & returned
by steve64
29 Nov 2011, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 Speed Spacer Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: 7 Speed Spacer Ring

Thanks for the advice.

I dropped in on first but the chain lifts over the larger cog when changing up the gears. I will try it the other way round tomorrow
by steve64
29 Nov 2011, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 Speed Spacer Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 496

7 Speed Spacer Ring

Hi

I have replaced my rear wheel and it has come with a small spacer ring that I have been advised to fit on with my new 7 speed cassette. (The wheel will accommodate a 8/9 spd cassette).

Do I put this spacer on before I fit the cassette or after? Or does it not matter?

Thanks
by steve64
11 Sep 2011, 11:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sad News - LEJOG Death
Replies: 0
Views: 1016

Sad News - LEJOG Death

Very sad news on the BBC today "Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist dies in fall A woman died when she came off her bike in heavy rain in Cumbria. The 40-year-old failed to negotiate a bend at Thornton Lane, Deepdale, near Dent on Saturday afternoon. She suffered massive head injuries and died ...
by steve64
15 Aug 2011, 8:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Killed - Hereford A438
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Cyclist Killed - Hereford A438

A cyclist has died after colliding with a van in Herefordshire. The man, in his 40s, was hit by a white Fiat Fiorino travelling towards Hereford on the A438 near Staunton on Wye just after 13:45 BST on Sunday. West Mercia Police said the cyclist, who had been riding a racing-type bike, was treated a...
by steve64
4 Aug 2011, 9:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed - A449 Worcester
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Another cyclist killed - A449 Worcester

I don’t know the full facts but I saw this in the local 'rag' today. http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/9178500.Cyclist_dies_after_crash_near_Worcester/ Condolences to the family The A449 Kidderminster - Worcester often pops up on the Lejog/Jogle forum as a possible route. This is a very busy dual ...
by steve64
27 Jun 2011, 8:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike now fully loaded!
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Bike now fully loaded!

Blimey you are really taking everything including the kitchen sink! Nice pics tho`

The loaded bike is different from the others. Have you ditched the bar bag?