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by De Sisti
18 Dec 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

I can really only use the 4th gear without worrying about the chain keeping on skipping the cogs Your gears obviously haven't been indexed properly. Here are a few link on how to do it. Give it go and satisfy yourself that you're being self reliant (up to a point): https://www.google.com/search?q=h...
by De Sisti
18 Dec 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Chains and brake pads (if looked after and maintained) should last more than a couple of months. Please bear that in mind if you're going to do a much cycling as your post suggests. If you've spent £100 or so already it should be ok to ride? Have you thought of buying a pre-owned one with better co...
by De Sisti
18 Dec 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Chains and brake pads (if looked after and maintained) should last more than a couple of months. Please bear that in mind if you're going to do a much cycling as your post suggests. If you've spent £100 or so already it should be ok to ride? Have you thought of buying a pre-owned one with better com...
by De Sisti
12 Dec 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why you need aero wheels
Replies: 85
Views: 2874

Re: Why you need aero wheels

It applies to expensive Garmins that are poor at measuring data accurately and of no use navigationally as most riders cycle on roads they know very well. And why do they need any data? Cugel Speak for yourself. My Garmin Edge Touring Plus has been very reliable. I like and appreciate the data it s...
by De Sisti
12 Dec 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Krietler rollers
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Krietler rollers

Krietler sell many variety of rollers. Please upload a picture of what you're selling
by De Sisti
11 Dec 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

Playing a musical instrument (in an orchestra) definitely works the brain cells.
by De Sisti
11 Dec 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: Jess Varnish ..

landsurfer wrote:So she was dropped for being too slow .... and now she will destroy the incomes of all semi professional cyclists .... discuss.

Me thinks the OP has a vested inerest in this. :roll:
by De Sisti
9 Dec 2018, 5:27am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano 600 rear gear excellent condition
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Shimano 600 rear gear excellent condition

Pictures; or you haven't got one. :wink:
by De Sisti
7 Dec 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Heart rate monitors

My experience of heart rate monitors is this : 1: You will wear it for about two weeks, after that the thought of licking the chest strap and applying it clammy cold to your beating breast will fade. Then you need to fiddle about with it to get a good contact signal. Then you need to buy 3 batterie...
by De Sisti
4 Dec 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Autographs ( mid 1960s)
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Autographs ( mid 1960s)

I have several 7 x 5 sheets of slightly yellowing paper covered in autographs ( these would have been collected at Weston Super Mare ; Milk Race stage and/or the final stage of Tour of the West) Mick Shea John Perks Bob Addy Albert Hitchen Peter Chisman Ken Hill Tony Mills Mick Cowley Bill Bradley ...
by De Sisti
2 Dec 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?
Replies: 36
Views: 1220

Re: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?

saw this and thought it might be a good idea for a touring tool kit; a pair of tyre levers that can double as a QL tool. I think it just opens QLs , rather than closes them, but even so it might be worth having. A potential downside is that the ends you hold when using them as tyre levers are the s...
by De Sisti
1 Dec 2018, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping seat post
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Slipping seat post

You could use one of these jubliee clips. I had one on my audax bike for about 2 years
(after purchasing it mid-ride, after suffering a slipping seat post during a 200 km event).

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by De Sisti
21 Nov 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campagnolo Ultrashift 10 speed levers - double
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Campagnolo Ultrashift 10 speed levers - double

That wasn't an offer. It's just that I think you'd stand a better of selling if you brought
the price under £100.
by De Sisti
19 Nov 2018, 6:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring
Replies: 47
Views: 1919

Re: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring

Spa Audax with custom Stronglight chainset (46/34/24). https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1915/30973583678_9e3948af44_z.jpg Very nice! :wink: Really? The Spa Audax comes across as the Model T Ford of the bike world. I know it's available in other colours but none of them are very inspiring (I've seen t...