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by thelawnet
18 Jan 2020, 2:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano 7070 hydraulic brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: shimano 7070 hydraulic brakes

I think you can use any Shimano hydraulic brakes with any levers. So just suggest you get whichever cheap Shimano calipers and then the 105 levers.

All the money is in the levers anyway.
by thelawnet
18 Jan 2020, 2:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Derailleur/Shifter Compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Shimano Derailleur/Shifter Compatibility

rip off

there are mobile mechanics who will do the labour for around £30 and then youll pay retail to them for the brifter, pads, cables.

as far as the front derailleur goes, I take it you're not replacing it (which is more complicated), so any bridger should work fine.
by thelawnet
9 Jan 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1721

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

Rather foolishly left home with no tube and a poor quality pump. Garage door cable had snapped and got embedded in the tyre. Phone signal was not good so didn't think to call the approx four or five bike shops within 3 miles. Anyway £15 plus £7 for the tube was the damage at a random LBS Could you ...
by thelawnet
9 Jan 2020, 12:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: minimum insertion seat post
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: minimum insertion seat post

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Make him pay :mrgreen:


As far as I can establish the post has been like that for a while and was at my wife's height. So I'm blaming her. :lol: I'm pretty sure he didn't adjust the height.
by thelawnet
9 Jan 2020, 12:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6916

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I happened to go out with some headphones on today. I got some of these for Christmas https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sony-wh-ch700n They are IMO not that great as headphones. I think they cost £67, the Sony RRP is just a nonsense. I used to have some of these https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7day...
by thelawnet
8 Jan 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: minimum insertion seat post
Replies: 4
Views: 323

minimum insertion seat post

IMG_20200106_230755.jpg IMG_20200106_230738.jpg My wife has an XS ladies bike. She is 5'1", so in reality this is too small for her. I think the seat post was 30cm. You can see where it was inserted, far below the minimum... Snapped when my son was riding it. No injury, fortunately. It was som...
by thelawnet
8 Jan 2020, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1721

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I always leave spare tubes, multitool, repair kit, etc attached to my bike in seat pack and pump on the down tube. That way, you can’t forget them. I'm hopelessly disorganised. I happened to have a pump with me, but it was a rubbish one that I've now thrown away. I didn't have any tube or levers, t...
by thelawnet
8 Jan 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1721

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

My LBS charge £40/hr + VAT for labour which I think is about right, whilst I think £7.50 for a tube is a smidge on the high side, £15 for a tube replacement - it's not a 'repair' as such, is about 20 minutes worth of labour incl VAT at my bike shops rate. These smaller jobs that want doing ASAP can...
by thelawnet
8 Jan 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1721

Most expensive puncture repair

Rather foolishly left home with no tube and a poor quality pump. Garage door cable had snapped and got embedded in the tyre. Phone signal was not good so didn't think to call the approx four or five bike shops within 3 miles. Anyway £15 plus £7 for the tube was the damage at a random LBS (which was ...
by thelawnet
1 Jan 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'Dog walker breaks leg after being pushed over by cyclist'
Replies: 2
Views: 410

'Dog walker breaks leg after being pushed over by cyclist'

Nice bit of inflammatory reporting here https://www.facebook.com/getsurrey/posts/3100178433343231 https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/dog-walker-61-breaks-leg-17488666 It's the usual 'I hate cyclists' stuff, when the facts of the incident have nothing to do with cycling at all. If the cycli...
by thelawnet
30 Dec 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1434

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

I bought a cheap one early this year with the intention of using to beef up my fitness when the weather was too gloomy. My gawd it's soooooooooooooooooo boring! It's had maybe 90 mins use in total over 4 or 5 times and then I couldn't take it anymore. Its been folded up and stashed away since way b...
by thelawnet
24 Dec 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane

It would be nice to have your road bike. I don't know if you ever go to west Sumatra . There is the annual road race around the region Tour de singkarak and the roads are pretty good around there ideal for a road bike. The scenery is fantastic. Yes I've been to West Sumatra. The thing about Sumatra...
by thelawnet
24 Dec 2019, 1:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

that sounds like a daft feature. A 1030 is £500 and someone can just run off with it and whatever tracking it's got you probably won't catch them. Whereas if you just put it in your pocket then it's not likely to be stolen. Why do you park valuable easily stolen device of any kind outside a cafe? L...
by thelawnet
23 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

that sounds like a daft feature. A 1030 is £500 and someone can just run off with it and whatever tracking it's got you probably won't catch them.

Whereas if you just put it in your pocket then it's not likely to be stolen.
by thelawnet
23 Dec 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane

don't think there's much point in buying a new bike. The Pinnacles are made in Indonesia I believe, though you can't buy them there. You can get Marin there (maybe from the same factory as Pinnacle?), though I'm not sure if they have the carbon frames Something like this https://www.bukalapak.com/p/...