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by Malky 1422
28 Jun 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drive side spokes breaking
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Drive side spokes breaking

If spokes are too tight near to their limit. they will not last as long as they should when forces are then tending to push them too far and they can fail. This is exactly what was happening with Mark Beaumonts wheel and his spokes were snapping form fun. I do agree that too loose a wheel is more li...
by Malky 1422
28 Jun 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drive side spokes breaking
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Drive side spokes breaking

Flip flops would be built assymetrical like a front wheel to minimize the risk. I would never build with heads outside its plain wrong and makes a difference if you are a big powerful rider as my past experiences, light weight riders may have a better chance, All I know is I have had no problems for...
by Malky 1422
28 Jun 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drive side spokes breaking
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Drive side spokes breaking

Can depend on quality of spokes and how the wheel has been built. I have seen many rear wheels with the pulling and static spokes the wrong way round due to being machine built in some cases, If this is the case it causes the heads to shear off the pulling spokes, Best to return to the dealer, but a...
by Malky 1422
26 Jun 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please explain this frame
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: Please explain this frame

This frame was designed for racing or more for time trialing really in its day, By having a vertical tube the rear wheel can be fitted closer to the bottom bracket reducing the rear fork length to around 385 mm for a 25c with guards so less than that for 23c with no guards, It was not really the int...
by Malky 1422
12 Mar 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.
Replies: 7
Views: 4597

Re: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.

I probably will come along Sue, The SWANS are the St.Helens and Warrington CTC group. sthelensandwarringtonctc.co.uk Its just a matter if trying out and seeing which is most convenient for me etc. All of them are a drive away but have to live with that. As I want to get out through the week as well ...
by Malky 1422
12 Mar 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.
Replies: 7
Views: 4597

Re: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.

Hi Sue, Yes I know about you. I will be moving around between SWANS, Watsons Wanderers and Chester Easies , with ocasional Sth Manchesters my old group before I moved to IOW. I am now back up here though, and just getting going again after a back problem that left me unable to walk for several month...
by Malky 1422
21 Feb 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.
Replies: 7
Views: 4597

Re: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.

Just incase anyone looking at this thinks I maybe being rude not replying, I have responded in private, which I may do with others depending.But I will reply.
by Malky 1422
20 Feb 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.
Replies: 7
Views: 4597

WINSFORD , NORTHWICH,MIDDLEWICH, CHESHIRE, NEW GROUP any interest.

Just sounding out at the moment. Would anyone in the area be interested in forming a group. This would be for Leisure / Touring rides, for any age but especially for older retired folks so rides could be arranged throughout the week as well as weekends. Sunday rides would be all day aiming for an 11...
by Malky 1422
19 Feb 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS
Replies: 3
Views: 4550

Re: WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS

Just had another look at my post. 1396 views now and not one reply, is it me or are there no other touring/audax style cyclists around this area. Surely we dont all want to race.
by Malky 1422
20 Dec 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 30
Views: 2088

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

Hi everyone, sorry I have not replied on here for a number of months now,this is because I have just moved house and I have no Internet , I am doing this on my phone. Yes I did see a chiropractor on the Isle of Wight, he reckoned that my hips were tilted, this caused my spine to twist as one tendsto...
by Malky 1422
19 Sep 2018, 7:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 30
Views: 2088

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

A warning, anyone with back problems similar to these posts be very careful. Mine has turned out to be a badly bulging disc completely trapping the Siatic nerve and requires operating on, god knows when. I can only walk short distances with a stoop, and awful pain, its completely stopped my life. Ma...
by Malky 1422
25 Aug 2018, 10:59am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS
Replies: 3
Views: 4550

Re: WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS

It seems pretty hopeless in the Winsford area then???
56 veiws and not one comment.
by Malky 1422
24 Aug 2018, 9:18am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS
Replies: 3
Views: 4550

WINSFORD CHESHIRE GROUPS

I will be moving up to Winsford soon, looking at groups near to are non existant. I dont really want racing clubs, althouch Crewe Clarion have been decent enough to answer my emails and I may give them a try. Winsford Wheelers dont answer, Hartford Cats dont answer. I may finish up going to the Warr...
by Malky 1422
22 Aug 2018, 2:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Hartford Cats
Replies: 3
Views: 6305

Re: Hartford Cats

Well I have tried and tried, I reckon this group doesnt exsist anymore.