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by peetee
21 Jul 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored while on pavement.
Replies: 43
Views: 987

Re: Doored while on pavement.

It is almost certain that his insurance documents will state that he MUST inform them of any incident or action taken involving or pertaining to the vehicle. Next time he calls, answer and say you have taken advise and insist that he instruct his insurer to act on his behalf. If they contact you the...
by peetee
20 Jul 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doored while on pavement.
Replies: 43
Views: 987

Re: Doored while on pavement.

If the driver is contacting you directly the chances are he is avoiding claiming through his Insurance. If he had informed them of this incident they would be acting for him. It looks like he is looking for a bit of cash and avoiding the legal issues of reporting this. I would ignore his demands unt...
by peetee
20 Jul 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe One Problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Schwalbe One Problem?

Thanks for that.
by peetee
20 Jul 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with frame identification.
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Help with frame identification.

I don't think the forks on your Holdsworth are correct for that frame. They have a racing style crown and no mudguard eyes and the rake looks too short to my eye.
by peetee
20 Jul 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling after 50 years
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Returning to cycling after 50 years

Get your current bike assessed for a service or overhaul. If it was cheap the chances are it is tired and is hard work to ride. It was a decent machine once and could be again with the proper care. Taken to the right place they will talk to you about what you want/need and quote you first so you can...
by peetee
19 Jul 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Watford to Isle of Wight Ride!
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Watford to Isle of Wight Ride!

I would guess you are avoiding central London so you will probably end up swinging out to Twyford, Berks. While I cannot comment on roads local to that town the path to Portsmouth is best navigated south of the M3 via the Basingstoke to Alresford road. Then on to Bishops Waltham and Fareham. Wonderf...
by peetee
19 Jul 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe One Problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Schwalbe One Problem?

What an informative and helpful reply form Schwalbe. I think i will contact them about the repeated instance of premature sidewall cracks and miss-shapen marathon tyres.
by peetee
19 Jul 2018, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1333

Re: the humble tyre lever

brooksby wrote:
peetee wrote:I use a set of Schwalbe levers almost every day and they last about 9 months.


Where on earth are you riding, if you need to use tyre levers every day??


It's not my fault.
I can't help it.
It's nothing I am doing wrong.
It's my job.
Sorry.
Boo hoo hoo. :cry:
by peetee
19 Jul 2018, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passes help
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Close passes help

Satnav systems and google maps on phones haven't helped any. Once upon a time, if there was a problem on a trunk road, many drivers were doomed to sit in queues. Only locals and cyclists knew the back lane alternatives. Now, everyone knows them, and the minute there is an indication of a slow up, m...
by peetee
19 Jul 2018, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe One Problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Schwalbe One Problem?

Do check the caliper is securely mounted on the frame and the caliper arm pivot bolts are adjusted so there is no deflection when braking. I have seen examples of both even on Shimano calipers. Also is your rear axle loose? That can cause enough lateral movement to put the tyre to the pad. Especiall...
by peetee
18 Jul 2018, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1333

Re: the humble tyre lever

If you do need a strong lever because of your particular tyre/rim combo then wear eye protection. When nylon levers snap you really don't want to be in the way.
by peetee
18 Jul 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1333

Re: the humble tyre lever

I use a set of Schwalbe levers almost every day and they last about 9 months.
by peetee
16 Jul 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

I have 3 MTB's and none of them have suspension front or rear. Kind of spoils the fun, I think.
If you are interested I have a barely used 1991 Saracen Traverse Hydrotech for sale?
by peetee
15 Jul 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a Bike - Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Need a Bike - Newbie

Would agree about the £1000 limit for the bike. You are unlikely to notice the difference spending half as much again. What would make the difference to your riding experience is the proper kit. Cycling specific apparel and pertinent accessories are hugely beneficial and can make cycling a comfortab...
by peetee
15 Jul 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1245

Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Have you maybe stopped to think this isn't actually something that happens that often? You have a massive ONE in the database, you're guessing on the number you think you've seen which actually isn't that many or significant anyway, you're getting your knickers in a twist over absolutely nothing. H...