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by colin mitchell
16 Mar 2017, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low gears
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Low gears

Thank you to everyone. I saw the video from Brucy and the front mech issue. At the moment I use an Oxford Bike Works machine with the triple and this works well but is a long wheelbase machine. At the moment I might try an aluminium frame carbon fork with mudguard clearance. One of the replies sugge...
by colin mitchell
12 Mar 2017, 11:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low gears
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Low gears

As an older rider with some mobility issues, I prefer a straight handlebar bike and have a mountain bike frame with narrow tires. However, I would like a modern road frame for the summer. Can I simply use a road frame and wheels with straight handlebars and mountain bike chainset, gears and shifters?
by colin mitchell
23 Feb 2017, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SICK OF IT - GEARS AND THINGS
Replies: 82
Views: 3197

Re: SICK OF IT - GEARS AND THINGS

I'm a 3x9 person as it is easily available and with two bikes with similar straight handlebars and mountain bike equipment, they do all I need. I do agree with lorry driver that it is confusing but the manufacturers need to keep the masses wanting something new to spend their money on.
by colin mitchell
3 Oct 2016, 5:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CANDIDATES FOR THE CTC/CUK ELECTION
Replies: 197
Views: 41237

Re: CANDIDATES FOR THE CTC/CUK ELECTION

I'm against anyone standing who is not a current member. Will not vote for any in this category. Quite disgraceful if there have really been members stopped from applying. What are the grounds?
by colin mitchell
24 Dec 2015, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 136
Views: 26797

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

Very good idea. Queen Elizabeth Park centre is difficult to use currently with a road bike. I go towards the Meons and up the steep climb to the top near the mast and then round by the road unless it's dry when the south down path is safe.
by colin mitchell
14 Feb 2015, 3:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Hip replacement

Hi I'm 70 and mine became so bad last year I was unable to get onto a bike without a large step and eventually had the operation on 1st August last year. I was up and about in no time and crutches away 2 weeks stick shortly after. back on the bike within the month. It was more in the mind than anyth...
by colin mitchell
25 Nov 2014, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly
Replies: 235
Views: 32435

Re: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly

If you are after a 26 wheel look at the Oxford Bike Works. Advert page 31 of new Cycle magazine or visit their website.
by colin mitchell
17 Sep 2014, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Hip Replacement

Just past 6 weeks now. Am going to try a Watt bike trainer tomorrow. No load, slightly raised saddle to lessen knee bend. Have been walking without aid for tree weeks and it seems pretty good. To see the surgeon next week and hopefully the all clear to drive and bend beyond the 90 degree point of kn...
by colin mitchell
9 Aug 2014, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Hip Replacement

Well everyone. The operation of a full replacement was carried out on 1st August. Had to stay in hospital over the weekend, the physio's had be out of bed and walking the next morning and in the afternoon I past the stair test. Had to wait till Monday for discharge. I don't believe that the hospital...
by colin mitchell
30 Jul 2014, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Hip Replacement

Thanks everyone. I am listed for Friday. Over last three months have been unable to get onto my road bike but have used the turbo/watt bike regularly. I climb on the turbo with aid of a step ladder. The paper work that I was given states cycling is recommended. I'll let those waiting know how I get ...
by colin mitchell
28 Jul 2014, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Hip Replacement

Does anyone have advice about how quickly a return to the bike is possible? Tips and constructive suggestions welcome. I am due to have a full hip replacement on Friday next. :?
by colin mitchell
18 Nov 2013, 3:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stopped by the Police! (doing cycle checks...)
Replies: 32
Views: 3423

Re: Stopped by the Police! (doing cycle checks...)

I wonder how many HGV drivers will turn up at am awareness seminar?
by colin mitchell
1 Oct 2013, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale T800 Omega hubs.
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Cannondale T800 Omega hubs.

Thanks for the reply. There are definately no cones or lock nuts or anything with a flat for a spanner.
by colin mitchell
30 Sep 2013, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 26" steel touring bike in the UK
Replies: 89
Views: 47909

Re: 26" steel touring bike in the UK

Have a look at the Oxford Bike Works Ltd site.
by colin mitchell
30 Sep 2013, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale T800 Omega hubs.
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Cannondale T800 Omega hubs.

Please can any of the technical experts explain how to open these hubs. The rear on mine has a lot of play and they seem to be sealed but there is no obvious way to open them and replace bearings and re-grease. :(