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by sleeping_menace
27 Jul 2011, 7:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TIED AND SOLDERED
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: TIED AND SOLDERED

Actually Purdy shotguns are tacky, gaudy, and usually owned by the same type of [inappropriate word removed] who drives around in his white Range/Land Rover, just to make sure everyone looks at him. Have encountered the type before, and had very little patience for them. Your clumsy and ill-fitting ...
by sleeping_menace
21 Jul 2011, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TIED AND SOLDERED
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: TIED AND SOLDERED

With respect to measurements that have been taken by various people. I was one of the fools at the beginning of the Freeride movement, when that meant hucking and other obscene forms of bike abuse. Regardless of how they measure or not, the wheels with twisted/soldered would last 3x longer than stan...
by sleeping_menace
7 Jul 2011, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Decent brakes

Oh dear.. a Scot living in Yorkshire eh? ..bit like a Welshman with all the generosity beat out of him :) All kidding aside.. I don't know the Dawes very well..but assuming it has rim brakes, I'd suggest, for absolutely minimal money spent that you replace the front cable inner (2 quid?) and lubrica...
by sleeping_menace
4 Jul 2011, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Problem - Computer security
Replies: 51
Views: 3625

Re: Problem - Computer security

Threads like this make me SOO happy that the home network is on nix.. as are the laptops.. as are the tablets..

..living life as always.. drug, disease, and Microsoft free....
by sleeping_menace
24 Jun 2011, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1560
Views: 389339

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Trigger wrote:How do you carry the cake?


in my left hand, that's why I have the 3rd brake lever on the right hand extension.. :)
by sleeping_menace
24 Jun 2011, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1560
Views: 389339

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

...after a few recent updates....

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by sleeping_menace
9 Jun 2011, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre pressures ....
Replies: 36
Views: 2405

Re: Tyre pressures ....

Vredestein Fortezza Tri-Comps.. I run 120 front, and 140 rear.
by sleeping_menace
22 May 2011, 6:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium vs Halo Aerorage 700c road wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Mavic Aksium vs Halo Aerorage 700c road wheels

+1 on the Fulcrum 7's. I had a pair for a while.. great wheel.. tough.. reliable.. sold them to a friend who's still riding them.. they have a HUGE number of km's on them now.. and have never given a hint of trouble...
by sleeping_menace
11 May 2011, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon seatpost, steel frame, grease?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Carbon seatpost, steel frame, grease?

Scary thing about both the Ritchie and Bonty torque keys, is that they're never really @ 5.. put them against a calibrated torque wrench and test a few.. you'll find a range from 4 to 7Nm.. which really slots them into the utterly useless category..
by sleeping_menace
10 May 2011, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon seatpost, steel frame, grease?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Carbon seatpost, steel frame, grease?

No..don't go without anything.. get the carbon assembly paste..
The carbon is quite slippery, and likely will slip in the frame..unless you tighten the seat post clamp to the point of damaging the carbon..
just spend the few quid, get the paste,and do it right..
by sleeping_menace
3 May 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Woss this then?
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Woss this then?

Looks a lot like a hanger on which you suspend a basket from the stem.. The basket would nip up under the bars, and hang on that bracket which clamped around the part of the quill stem sticking out of the steerer. On the basket, was a tab with 3 little.. nubbies, which dropped into those holes and s...
by sleeping_menace
26 Apr 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1560
Views: 389339

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

...hope it's ok to post an updated pic. It's now pretty much done. Got the new disc for the rear, and replaced the Ultegra cranks with some Rotors. I'll tweak the little bits here and there, but it's largely as it's going to be for a while. http://anotherdooratthe.endoftheinternet.org/wp-uploads/201...
by sleeping_menace
13 Apr 2011, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help - Tandem trouble
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Help - Tandem trouble

Ok.. this is pathetic, but it was pointed out to me that if you read the majority of these comments aloud to yourself and replace 'tandem' or 'a tandem' with 'kinky sex life'.. it's really quite entertaining >>> :) ........................ http://anotherdooratthe.endoftheinternet.org Cycle related b...
by sleeping_menace
10 Apr 2011, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice sought on a new bike
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Advice sought on a new bike

I don't know the Dawes very well, but I know someone with the Giant Tourer and it seems to be a great bike for the money - I'd say pretty hard to go wrong with.


there are others in the forum with much more experience of those types of bikes whom I'm sure will help you...
by sleeping_menace
8 Apr 2011, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank bolts; so many to choose from.
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Crank bolts; so many to choose from.

CRC has been great to me.. I've bought everything from very large orders, to tiny bits and pieces, and their service has always been excellent, never had any problem with returns either.. .. am very happy with them..