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by Russcoles
27 Nov 2012, 2:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pins and needles
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: pins and needles

When I looked for some ergo grips, I found that they are available in many shapes and sizes, but almost all of them are grey and plastic looking. I eventually found these: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/pdw-dapper-dan-ergo-grips-right-twist-shift-dark-leather-prod24066/ They are very comfy and rather st...
by Russcoles
26 Nov 2012, 2:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Short cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2181

Re: Short cuts

I don't grate cheese and also don't pay extra for pre-grated cheese. What I do is use Caerphilly or Wensleydale which is generally cheaper and when sliced will crumble. Less money and less washing up :)
by Russcoles
26 Nov 2012, 1:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pins and needles
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: pins and needles

Ergon grips are good. before forking out any money, make sure its not just your gloves reducing circulation. Try riding with the velcro on your gloves undone, this was all I had to do to sort this problem when I had it.
by Russcoles
15 Nov 2012, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7507

Re: Mud flaps

I bought a piece of bookbinding leather off ebay. I cut 2 pieces to shape and glued them together. Nik Wax is then a good idea. Blimey, designer mudflaps :D What will be Rapha's response to this attempt to make mudflaps chic? Ray http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/Snapbucket/IMAG0...
by Russcoles
14 Nov 2012, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 day rides in Devon
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: 2 day rides in Devon

Bear in mind that if you can't get a circular route to your liking, it is relatively easy to start and finish near train stations. Devon and Somerset have 1st great western trains, I find they are one of the better train companies for taking bikes on trains.
by Russcoles
14 Nov 2012, 2:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7507

Re: Mud flaps

I bought a piece of bookbinding leather off ebay. I cut 2 pieces to shape and glued them together. Nik Wax is then a good idea.
by Russcoles
14 Nov 2012, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trial and Error. Advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

Re: Trial and Error. Advice?

Surface rust on chrome can be removed by a weak acid and aluminium foil. screw up some kitchen foil and rub the chrome with lemon juice, vinegar, ketchup or similar.
by Russcoles
9 Nov 2012, 2:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7758

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

I have had good results from cheap off road tyres, the sort that are only knobbly on the edges. I found these don't roll too badly and when you start to slip in snow and ice the edges dig in. I also tend to use small wheeled bikes for a lower center of gravity which adds to stability.
by Russcoles
7 Nov 2012, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abredeen to Norwick in the Shetlands
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: Abredeen to Norwick in the Shetlands

I did a small bit of NCN 1 from Tain to Dingwall this year whilst doing JOG to Bristol. It was very pleasant but the section where it runs along the B817 is a really poor bit of cycle path in that it keeps crossing the road. I just used the road as it was not terribly busy or fast.
by Russcoles
5 Nov 2012, 1:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing bike lights
Replies: 78
Views: 7747

Re: Flashing bike lights

Bright front lights should never flash in my opinion. The number of people who have front lights powerful enough to dazzle you set to flash is ridiculous. In the dark this is enough to destroy your night vision, not constant so the light helps you see and doesn't enable you to judge speed or directi...
by Russcoles
31 Oct 2012, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hello + Visiting London
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: Hello + Visiting London

If Boris bikes don't appeal, there's also the option of hiring bromptons from some of the main railway stations.
by Russcoles
30 Oct 2012, 2:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: University Project - Product to Improve Cyclist Safety
Replies: 60
Views: 5960

Re: University Project - Product to Improve Cyclist Safety

If a cigarette packet has to have that huge health warning because smoking is dangerous, why not put them on cars. If manufacturers had to put images of road accidents on the middle of the steering wheel instead of their logo, maybe drivers would get the message? i
by Russcoles
30 Oct 2012, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tubes for Dawes Kingpin?
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: Inner tubes for Dawes Kingpin?

I don't think you can get tubes for a 500A specifically, I believe that the inner tubes on my bike with 451 wheels stated that they were suitable for 500A so any tube for a 20x 1 3/8 tyre should be fine. It might be worth considering converting to 451 rims at some point, these will be very slightly ...
by Russcoles
30 Oct 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hello + Visiting London
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: Hello + Visiting London

If you like vintage bikes, remember to look at ebay while you're here. I believe that in the UK, you can pick up a lot of stuff that would either be unavailable or extremely expensive in Oz.
by Russcoles
25 Oct 2012, 4:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How is Karrimor these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 14328

Re: How is Karrimor these days?

I have had some Karrimor cycling gear. I found it to be rather poor quality and ill fitting. Then again, I bought some karrimor walking shoes to cycle in and found them to be extremely good despite the low price. I would guess therefore that the Karrimor brand is being used on goods made by differen...