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by WesBrooks
1 Feb 2009, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Runcorn Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Any news on the new bridge?

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpoo ... -20689768/

[edit]
...apparently the public consultation is likely early 2009:
http://www2.halton.gov.uk/merseygateway/
by WesBrooks
12 Jan 2009, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

by WesBrooks
12 Jan 2009, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much does your bike weigh???
Replies: 51
Views: 3987

12kg (26lbs) Hard tail mtb with Hydraulic discs, 26*1.5" Specialised Armadillos (550g a piece :shock:), Air Horn, Garmin, and LED lights. It's gained a bit of weight recently with the addition of an aero bar for fighting the perpetual head winds on my road rides! 8kg (18lbs) Fixed gear 25"...
by WesBrooks
9 Jan 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New groupset on an old frame? (12 ish year old)
Replies: 3
Views: 743

That's good to know cheers! I think the bike I'm getting is 531 too. That's pretty much all I know at the moment other than it's 23", parallel top tube, and 700c wheels. I'm new to road bike bits and the various different levels of quality. What level is the Mirage? Is it an entry level compone...
by WesBrooks
9 Jan 2009, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New groupset on an old frame? (12 ish year old)
Replies: 3
Views: 743

New groupset on an old frame? (12 ish year old)

I'm about to acquire an old Road bike that is in a usable condition but will need some attention. While I fully intent to get it running properly with new cables and as little money as possible I may be looking to change the gearing in the near future. I've done something similar to my mtb and by th...
by WesBrooks
7 Jan 2009, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: recommendation for drop handlebar commuter with disks?
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

...(much less hassle than hydraulic)... I've had hydrualic discs on my commute (flat bar hard tail mtb) and although I don't do huge mileage (around 2000 a year) I have not had one problem with my base model Shimano (M570 I think) set. There are a few examples of hydrualic set ups that can be a has...
by WesBrooks
14 Nov 2008, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: They wouldn't understand! - Aborted facebook status changes.
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Thankfully didn't make it past typing it in! Started changing the status and thought "Oh hell, thats just all wrong!"
by WesBrooks
14 Nov 2008, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: They wouldn't understand! - Aborted facebook status changes.
Replies: 4
Views: 721

They wouldn't understand! - Aborted facebook status changes.

Almost made a bit of a fool of myself on facebook a couple of times recently. For those not on board there is a status panel where you can post a little sentence of what your up to around the time of updating the message. If I'm not doing work related stuff, playing with the guitar, or watching a DV...
by WesBrooks
13 Nov 2008, 8:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 20 Suggestions sought re locating a puncture
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Not using the same valve cap on all of them are you? Something fowling on the pressy bit in the middle of the valve? Assuming of course your using a car type valve.
by WesBrooks
12 Nov 2008, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: If miscrosoft made bike bits...
Replies: 27
Views: 1936

If Microsoft made bike bits... Would I crash more often? :wink: Any mention of "Blue Screen of Death" would install fear deep in the cyclist's heart! ...not to mention the "Are you sure you want to brake?" ..."Are you really sure?", ..."This will cause permanent l...
by WesBrooks
4 Nov 2008, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

Ha, ha! I'm well aware of Armstrong's style, but I doubt he spins at 120rpm when pootling along at 10mph admiring the scenery. I just wanted to add some balance to those who say you should cycle at 100rpm - it depends what you're after. Fair enough. :D Have you seen this weeks cycle weekly? Page 35...
by WesBrooks
4 Nov 2008, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

AndyB wrote:True, but don't expect to tour at high cadences.


Check out the Riding style section. I think he may do a few tours! :lol:

Lance Armstrong
by WesBrooks
28 Oct 2008, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eastenders Tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Has anyone done lejog on one (with their mates) and if so can they still buy trousers that will take their enormous thighs. Alternatively I could see a unique new event for the track! It'll be some brave soles in the back for that though! Can you imagine trying to stop the bike if it where a fixie ...
by WesBrooks
28 Oct 2008, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anti Puncture Tyres
Replies: 38
Views: 5530

+Bike appears to pick up speed better, and carry it more easily. have you any idea what your averages where like for your commute before and after the new tyres? It'd be nice to have some figures on it as I'm planning to go from the Nimbus Armadillos to those tyres for exactly the same reasons. ......
by WesBrooks
28 Oct 2008, 11:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in slow moving / stationary traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

All of the above! I don't like going by the kurb for the reasons you identify. I do so in certain situations, but not often. Normally if I want to skip a load of stationary traffic I will do so either to the right of a single lane of traffic, or between the lanes of a dual carriageway. I always look...