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by horizon
20 Jan 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 155
Views: 13356

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

kwackers wrote:Nearly 10 years between the prior two posts! Is this a record?


Not as far as brynpoeth is concerned. And what does "thoyling" really mean? :D
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..
Replies: 32
Views: 1355

Re: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..

Paulatic wrote:If it’s the same bike as stolen it’s had new forks and longer steerer tube added has it not?


The bike in the ad is a stock photo from the VSF website - it isn't the actual bike. Everything else so far fits.
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend me a 26" wheel?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Can you recommend me a 26" wheel?

Well in case anyone was wondering how this turned out (Not really horizon! Ed.) , I bought the following off ebay. Double my budget and I'm not sure it was an absolute bargain at the price (£70) but I'm very pleased: Sun Rhyno Rim, XT Hub, DT Stainless Butted Competition Spokes, Panasonic Pasela Tou...
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should bicycle lights be redesigned?
Replies: 35
Views: 912

Re: Should bicycle lights be redesigned?

This brings up the point of how poorly cycle lights are designed. It's quite complicated because bicycle lights fulfill more than one function: 1. Being seen (while moving) 2. Seeing the road ahead in complete darkness (main beam) 3. Seeing the road ahead while there is an oncoming vehicle (dipped ...
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Understanding frame geometry
Replies: 27
Views: 1425

Re: Understanding frame geometry

OK, going back on topic again. to get a comfortable and injury risk reduced ride, there is an optimum reach and stack. If I match this then the bike should be able to be fine tuned to fit me? No (IMV). The optimum reach and stack is what you find comfortable (there are other reaches/stacks that you...
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..
Replies: 32
Views: 1355

Re: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..

It all adds up to stolen bike, IMO. There are other equally plausible explanations, such as the person who fitted the security measures no longer being with us. There are. But the perhaps most plausible at this stage is that it was stolen. We would need the OP to fill in a bit more background to kn...
by horizon
18 Jan 2018, 12:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..
Replies: 32
Views: 1355

Re: Second hand bicycle I bought from Ebay has anti theft nuts..

I emailed the original owner to see if he has the keys and he no longer does. Do you mean the person who sold it to you or the original owner who bought it from new? Or are they the same? I find it hard to believe that someone would go to that much trouble and not pass on the keys - it doesn't stac...
by horizon
17 Jan 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: need to get fit for 60 km ride
Replies: 25
Views: 932

Re: need to get fit for 60 km ride

I am 49 overweight and have agreed to go on a charity bike ride of 60km in 4 months. I would like to know what i should wear and what to take on the ride.. Any other help would be greatly appreciated as I have not done anything like this before.. Cheers for any help given If I were you, I'd start b...
by horizon
15 Jan 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 57cm 1980's Holdsworth Road Bike on Gumtree
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: 57cm 1980's Holdsworth Road Bike on Gumtree

martin: do you have the top tube and head tube measurements (preferably in cm) and is the top tube horizontal?
Do you know if the rear drop out (OLN) is 130?
I presume it doesn't have pannier rack eyes on the seat stays but does have mudguard eyes. Was it really a racer as such?

Cheers, horizon
by horizon
15 Jan 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New road bike advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: New road bike advice please

Hi I know it is impossible to gauge from looking at the photo but do you think the handlebars are too low and is it possible to raise them or do you think my seat is to high, my leg is virtually straight down to the peddle. You can put a stem raiser on provided the steerer tube isn't carbon (and ma...
by horizon
14 Jan 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Pulmonary Fibrosis
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Pulmonary Fibrosis

I would be interested to know whether there is anyone on here with PF as I am still on a quest to discover why I am such a rubbish cyclist. I think that before discussing PF you would have to convince us (or me at least) that you are a rubbish cyclist or at least why you think you are. I've enjoyed...
by horizon
12 Jan 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike on a budget to cycle from France to denmark
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Bike on a budget to cycle from France to denmark

Any bike can be reasonably fast whether that be a hybrid or a 40 year old racer with nothing particularly of note component or frame wise. Either of those two Raleigh racers would be fine to get across France to DK if they were mechanically sound, it's not like people BITD weren't able to go long d...
by horizon
11 Jan 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This could save your life
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Re: This could save your life

The well known author of this piece writes on another (linked) article: save for the logic that one might apply if one were trying to kill people. I was once criticised on this forum for suggesting that there is a highways version of a Harold Shipman at large but in fact we are looking at a whole pr...