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by De Sisti
16 Aug 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very thin seat post shims ?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: very thin seat post shims ?

As a last resort a jubilee clip may help.
by De Sisti
16 Aug 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 32
Views: 914

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Mick F wrote:It's far easier than you think.

Yes, but how do you work out what spoke pattern to use? What about calculating spoke length?
Are the spokes on either side of wheel the same type. Surely, it can't be that easy?
by De Sisti
14 Aug 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tacx workshop stand
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Tacx workshop stand

It really would help to post a picture of the item (you would probably get more people interested).
by De Sisti
13 Aug 2018, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 90
Views: 2602

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

The OP was a troll. I don't know why the moderators won't just delete the whole thread.
by De Sisti
12 Aug 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Why would you do that

Obviously Roberts8 (the OP) cares.
by De Sisti
3 Aug 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Bath Cleaner And Chain Cleaning
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

Re: Chain Bath Cleaner

Invest in a removable quick link for the chain. Take the chain off and drop it into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Tupperware sort of tub is good. Pour in a degreaser. Gunk, white spirit or whatever. Tighten the lid and shake the jar. Keep doing it until your arm aches, then swap arms. Repeat unti...
by De Sisti
3 Aug 2018, 8:22am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46): SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46): Reduced

Price reduction: Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46). Purchased earlier this year, but only worn once (I didn't like the BOA dial). These are suppose to accommodate wide feet. Cost £120, but looking for £75 £55 plus posting. Paypal gift. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/42940703104_0938488842.jpg http...
by De Sisti
2 Aug 2018, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 484
Views: 14767

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Yet it isn't really children, nowadays, who seem to need the cycling lessons. Rather it's the various daft MAMILs, wannabe racers (who don't dare) and various other "adults" who take up riding bikes instead of playing golf or squash. They seem to learn a lot of silly behaviours along with...
by De Sisti
2 Aug 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 484
Views: 14767

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Cugel wrote:Perhaps there should be compulsory cycling lessons, practical & theoretical, followed by a test and a license?

I can't imagine little Jonny and Gemima, who have just received bikes as xmas or birthday presents
wanting to take lessons and tests before being allowed to ride their bikes. :lol:
by De Sisti
28 Jul 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet may actually have saved a life...
Replies: 51
Views: 1629

Re: Helmet may actually have saved a life...

softlips wrote:Same here, helmets save lives all the time.

One would have to have the same accident, under the same circumstances, with and without a helmet
for that comment to be proven.
by De Sisti
28 Jul 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Bath Cleaner And Chain Cleaning
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

Re: Chain Bath Cleaner And Chain Cleaning

Mick F wrote:Otherwise, buy two or three expensive ones and swap them as they become dirty, so you can spend time cleaning them without having your bike off the road. One on, one in the wash, and one ready.

Does this get complicated if you're using two or three bikes on a regular basis?
by De Sisti
27 Jul 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 484
Views: 14767

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Is maintenace and changing of pads on disc brakes easier than rim brakes? I watched a video on youtube
regarding changing disc pads and thought........
by De Sisti
27 Jul 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?
Replies: 76
Views: 1810

Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot?

Helmets have never been proven to save lives. One would have to have the same accident under the exact
same conditions to prove whether a helmet would have saved someone.
by De Sisti
26 Jul 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46): SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46): SOLD

Lake MX-176 mtb shoes (size 46). Purchased earlier this year, but only worn once (I didn't like the BOA dial). These are suppose to accommodate wide feet. Cost £120, but looking for £75 £55 plus posting. Paypal gift. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/42940703104_0938488842.jpg https://farm1.static...
by De Sisti
26 Jul 2018, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddle post not staying up
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: saddle post not staying up

You may need one of these:
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