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by tb
16 Aug 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading touring bike cantilever brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: Upgrading touring bike cantilever brakes

Thanks for all your replies...

the 'upgrade ' is for an early 90's 531 touring frame.
by tb
16 Aug 2015, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: collapsed wheel beware!
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: collapsed wheel beware!

yes, spot on with your observations...Mavic MA40

obviously quite old with lots of commuting miles. I've worn out rims but never managed to collapse one...

Just pleased that it collapsed in my hallway and not on a fast descent :shock:
by tb
16 Aug 2015, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: collapsed wheel beware!
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

collapsed wheel beware!

I know I like to get my monies worth out of my cycle components but I'll pay more attention in the future! I thought this rim was in OK condition despite quite a few miles covered and I do clean and check them regular. However pumping up the rear tyre in the hallway, just about 100psi it collapsed a...
by tb
16 Aug 2015, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading touring bike cantilever brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: Upgrading touring bike cantilever brakes

Apologies...thought I might hijack this post rather than start a new one..... So if I replace the canti-lever brakes on my front forks with mini V brakes I know I'll have to replace the current Shimano levers on my drop handlebars. Will I be able use a set of Shimano STI levers which I have in my sp...
by tb
6 Aug 2015, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: anyone going to Cornwall in a car next week/soon ?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

anyone going to Cornwall in a car next week/soon ?

my son has found a summer job near Tintagel, north Cornwall and he would like his bike to commute to and fro work... If any of you holiday makers are heading that way soon and have space on your bike rack for 1 more bike I'll happily contribute to the fuel bill if you can deliver his bike ? I'm in E...
by tb
8 Feb 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15523

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

It's simple to ride safely around London if you have your wits about you and you accept that we share the roads with other road users. I think that's a horribly distasteful and offensive insult to the memories of the many experienced, careful, cyclists who have been killed riding in London and else...
by tb
5 Feb 2015, 5:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15523

CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

yes folks this is the HEADLINE on the London Evening Standard that I just picked up this afternoon. I believe this to be the immediate backlash to the announcement that the government plan to spend £160 million on the latest London superhighway. In my humble opinion ( as a road cyclist of some 40 ye...
by tb
5 Feb 2015, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Superhighway
Replies: 108
Views: 7203

Re: Superhighway

well it certainly will have a significant backlash which has already started and as if cyclists are not unpopular enough already...... see the headline on tonight's London Evening Standard ' Cyclist's are their own biggest danger '. In my humble opinion ( as a road cyclist of some 40 years and 25 of...
by tb
17 Apr 2014, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Question: Grand Union Canal London (Southall)
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Question: Grand Union Canal London (Southall)

Hi all, I have some work for a few weeks in South Ruislip and cycling home this eve I realised that I had crossed the Grand Union Canal twice, once before Greenford and then again near Hanwell ( basically the Southall bit ) I'm returning due south east to Epsom. Question is does anyone know if that ...
by tb
22 Oct 2013, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano rear hub - freewheel fowards ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Shimano rear hub - freewheel fowards ??

Hi There Am I asking alot of an old Shimano Uniglide freewheel ? On my way home from work in Wembley with about 20 miles still to go the hub started ' freewheeling ' in both pedal rotations, backwards ( as you'd expect ) but also foward ? In the dark I thought it was a chain problem, but no the hub ...
by tb
4 Nov 2010, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for puncture resistant tyres for road bike
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Looking for puncture resistant tyres for road bike

Gatorskins are very good but if you are looking for something more in common with touring / commuting then I would recommend Specialized Armadilo's. I've had several sets of these ( 700 x 28 ) and they've proved very hard wearing and dependable. available from Action bikes ( Fudges ) and now nearly ...
by tb
4 Nov 2010, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact chainsets compatability question
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Compact chainsets compatability question

has anyone experience / is it possible to use a ' modern ' compact chainset with eight speed chain and cassette ? Good quality compact ( 50 / 34 ) chainsets are available for use with 9 / 10 speed transmissions which run with narrower chains. I currently use both Shimano & Campag 8 speed ( on se...
by tb
21 Apr 2010, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's My Human Right's ( don't you know )
Replies: 2
Views: 311

It's My Human Right's ( don't you know )

recently the radio reported that people who were 'downloading' material that was above and beyond the current legal parameters, i.e music & video filesharing, could potentially, in a legal case have thier ISP connection severed :shock: a spokesman for one of the major companies who provide broad...
by tb
5 Nov 2009, 12:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords

no it does'nt have to be done through Halfords. A colleague at work has bought a bike from Condor in London and they were happy for him to buy it using the 'bike to work scheme' I think as long as the retailer is in agreement then you can buy a bike from anyone. Halfords have just managed to get thi...