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by blacktriangle
12 Apr 2016, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid fork for a 2009 Orange P7
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Rigid fork for a 2009 Orange P7

Hi, I'm trying to convert my 2009 Orange P7 into a commuter/tourer, and I am struggling to find a suitable rigid fork. Orange have stopped selling the forks they used to make (How I wish I had bought one), and a suitable replacement of a Kona Project 2 Disc seems hard to find. Orange said the max fo...
by blacktriangle
5 Sep 2007, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes - stupid question
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Hydraulic brakes - stupid question

I'm going to get some Avid Juicy Five's for my MTB.

Stupid question, but when you buy this type of kit to add yourself, do they come set-up in the British fashion, or will I have to switch the levers?

i.e. Left hand rear brake, right hand front brake.
by blacktriangle
9 Aug 2007, 3:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-cycling
Replies: 58
Views: 7573

Drink-cycling

A link someone sent here said: "It is an offence to ride a bicycle whilst unfit through drink or drugs" Which makes sense. However, out of interest: 1. Is it covered by the same blood alcohol level? 2. If you get done for drink-cycling, does it put your driving license in jeopardy?
by blacktriangle
9 Aug 2007, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most usual bike theft
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Most usual bike theft

Jeff Buckley's in his so real video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WolmjxD4hn4
by blacktriangle
26 Jul 2007, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I've just done my first commute!
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Well done mate. I carry a laptop in my panniers everyday (Macbook in a neoprene sleeve, put inside a Crumpler Crispy Duck, encased in a classic waterproof Ortlieb roll-top pannier - bullet proof even in the worst weather). In November I'm hoping this won't be necessary and will be doing the once a w...
by blacktriangle
26 Jul 2007, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Increasing the speed of my ride to work
Replies: 17
Views: 3050

Increasing the speed of my ride to work

I find that my daily commute to work (20 miles round trip) is taking longer than I would like.

What drugs would people recommend to increase performance and does anyone have a cheap blood doping regime they can recommend?

None of my cycling books cover this important area of cycling.
by blacktriangle
17 Jul 2007, 7:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: In praise of ... Vélib
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

In praise of ... Vélib

In praise of ... Vélib Guardian leader... "But the cynics, who predicted that bicycles and taxis would not mix, have been proved wrong - so far. In London the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the roads has fallen by nearly a third in the last decade, mainly because of bicycle l...
by blacktriangle
12 Jul 2007, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano disc brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Shimano disc brakes

I'm considering upgrading my Shimano Deore cable disc brakes on my Mountain bike to Shimano XT M765 hydros. They are pretty cheap at the moment:

http://tinyurl.com/2s6tpw

1. Would it just be a straight swap onto the existing fittings?

2. Will I notice an increased performance?
by blacktriangle
12 Jul 2007, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reflectors for pedals
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

reflectors for pedals

I've just bought some Wellgo Trekking Single Sided SPD 95B for commuting, chosen because I can use them without cleats for short trips to shops etc, but wonder if anyone knows where you can get hold of reflectors to attach to them. They have holes which would allow this. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/user...
by blacktriangle
31 May 2007, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Naive chain question
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

What am I doing wrong?


There's a knack to it.
by blacktriangle
29 May 2007, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycle magazine
Replies: 60
Views: 11013

as for testing 5000gbp bikes, it's properly pointless, IMHO


It's bike pornography. Like Top Gear is car pornography. People like to look at things they can't afford. The same goes for most of the adverts too...
by blacktriangle
29 May 2007, 10:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code Changes & Roads For Bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 5938

Cheers for link bananaman, interesting read. Hopefully there will be movement on this.
by blacktriangle
29 May 2007, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycle magazine
Replies: 60
Views: 11013

The editor of a "free" members' mag does not face that ultimate discipline. Not directly, but since the CTC is not a closed shop the organisation faces the ultimate discipline instead (and hence the editor). The CTC leadership should keep a sharp eye on the services the CTC provides for i...
by blacktriangle
29 May 2007, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycle magazine
Replies: 60
Views: 11013

It isn't a captive audience, you can leave the CTC.

That said, I don't think cycle is all that bad compared to other cycling magazines.

If the adverts keep revenue coming in then that's good news, it keeps the subs down.
by blacktriangle
26 May 2007, 1:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trees to look out for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2234