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by Steve Kish
28 Apr 2012, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So long ... and thanks for all the fish!
Replies: 4
Views: 5351

So long ... and thanks for all the fish!

I'm spending too much time on cycling forums and one has to go. Unfortunately it's this one (I'm not really doing too many CTC rides at the moment).

So, with thanks for all the help, advice, entertainment and on-line companionships given to me since I joined, this is yours truly signing off.
by Steve Kish
26 Apr 2012, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ice Toolz 11F3 external bracket tool ...?
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Ice Toolz 11F3 external bracket tool ...?

This fits my Hollowtech II bracket cups ... does it also fit the cups for a Campag Ultra-Torque chainset? TIA
by Steve Kish
23 Apr 2012, 8:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD
Replies: 108
Views: 16762

Re: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD

Well, looks like they've already deleted one of mine! :?
by Steve Kish
18 Apr 2012, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Username problem - another forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 5545

Re: Username problem - another forum!

I'd just change the user name for an easy life.
by Steve Kish
18 Apr 2012, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I make this old MTB into touring bike.
Replies: 14
Views: 6494

Re: Should I make this old MTB into touring bike.

Yes, should be fine. My CTC bike is based on a Marin Pine Mountain MTB with rigid forks and 26-inch wheels. Now shed with Schwalbe Durano 1.3 tyres (less than a tenner each from Planet X) and a Deore 48/36/26 chainset, it has full mudguards and even a set of fittings if I should ever fancy some pann...
by Steve Kish
14 Apr 2012, 7:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 50 Greatest bikes of all time - Cycling Weekly
Replies: 6
Views: 39502

Re: 50 Greatest bikes of all time - Cycling Weekly

I'm quite surprised to learn that Martin Pyne's gull-wing low profile isn't in there.

Not sure if Steve Hegg's 1980 Olympic gold medal pursuit bike is in there ....? I know the Burrows/Lotus superbike that did the same thing 8 years later is. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
11 Apr 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Some lower gears
Replies: 21
Views: 4638

Re: Some lower gears

A nice Stronglight Impact chainset with a 110mm BCD will allow a 34T inner ring. :D IIRC, Spa Cycles are practically throwing the cranks away at about £30 a pair.
by Steve Kish
11 Apr 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed cup -bottom bracket advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: Fixed cup -bottom bracket advice

I did have a really nasty one a year or so ago. I have a 3/4-inch breaker bar and had to resort to Dremelling out a 3/4-inch square hole into the cup and then giving it some Schwarzenegger. I did get it out but such was the force needed that when trying to fit a new one, I found that I had bent the ...
by Steve Kish
10 Apr 2012, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hoy! What a finish!
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

Re: Hoy! What a finish!

+1 for Laura. Her 'Devil' technique reminds me so much of what Peter Post used to do with the field during the Skol Sixes many moons ago. A great lass. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
8 Apr 2012, 5:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hoy! What a finish!
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

Re: Hoy! What a finish!

I'll make the selectors job easy for them!

Give Jason Kenny the sprint role and give Sir Chris the keirin. Obviously both for the team sprint.

CH is a superman in the sprint but a demi-God in the keirin :!:
by Steve Kish
4 Apr 2012, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unnoticable Helmet Suggestion Please
Replies: 53
Views: 5598

Re: Unnoticable Helmet Suggestion Please

My early 1990s Specialized Sub Zero helmet is very quiet. As opposed to today's modern ones with about 36 holes, mine has only 8.
by Steve Kish
4 Apr 2012, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc built wheels on a non disc bike
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Disc built wheels on a non disc bike

My hybrid has disc wheels (centre-lock with covers over them) but I use V-brakes - no problems at all providing that the rims have a braking surface as well. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
29 Mar 2012, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SHORT full-length Lycra bottoms
Replies: 12
Views: 3392

Re: SHORT full-length Lycra bottoms

The names 'Corrine Dennis and 'Minx' seem to ring bells in relation to female-specific bike clothing. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
28 Mar 2012, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: J D Whisker
Replies: 18
Views: 14617

Re: J D Whisker

He was a lot more cheerful than he used to be at Willesden Lane


Idi Amin was more cheerful than Alan when he was in the Kilburn shop! :mrgreen: However, I did once get a smile from him when I got back 20p in change and put it in the Welwyn Wheelers track fund box. :D