Search found 187 matches

by AlbionLass
7 Oct 2013, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you have your heating on? POLL
Replies: 50
Views: 12256

Re: Do you have your heating on? POLL

We don't usually put ours on until mid November and then just for a couple of hours morning and evening to dry clothes (we don't have a tumble dryer). We used to have to use the heating more but we've had double glazing and new central heating in the past couple of years and it's made a heck of a di...
by AlbionLass
7 Oct 2013, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Turbo mats?
Replies: 8
Views: 3117

Re: Turbo mats?

Cheap yoga mat. About a fiver. Job done.
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring blogs?
Replies: 45
Views: 219913

Re: ...if there's a list of cycling related blogs

This is probably my favourite. http://timwiggins.blogspot.co.uk/
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 5:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pondering wheels - CRC, Rosebikes
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Pondering wheels - CRC, Rosebikes

I've had wheels built recently by both Spa Cycles and Dave Hinde, service and finished product was excellent from both and Dave Hinde were very quick quoting 2 weeks for delivery but the wheelset arrived in 1 week and a full £100 cheaper than the identical rim/hub combination from an another indepen...
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hows your workshop?
Replies: 13
Views: 8002

Re: Hows your workshop?

Mine is my living room. Or my kitchen.
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Grant Peterson Says about Bike Shoes.....
Replies: 40
Views: 6387

Re: What Grant Peterson Says about Bike Shoes.....

I dislike riding in anything but road shoes, ride better clipped in and in any case some cycling shoes just look great! :D
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 5:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Level crossing RLJ
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: Level crossing RLJ

Silly mare owes her life to whoever set her front brake up for her.
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds stickers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: Reynolds stickers?

I know that Bob Jackson apply them on top of the final coat as stickers rather than under the varnish. Really? Read steps 7 & 8 on this page http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/resprays.php Yes really, I've just had a frame resprayed by them and went through the process in detail with a member of...
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard distance between tyres and caliper brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5684

Re: Mudguard distance between tyres and caliper brakes

I don't have 10mm clearance between my 23mm tyre and caliper even before the guards go on. :) Probably about 4 mm max on my Ribble with guards fitted and slightly more on my Bob Jackson. Mighty tight under there. Ribble fitted the guards to tight that they just clear 23mm Vittoria Rubinos but the wh...
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds stickers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: Reynolds stickers?

I know that Bob Jackson apply them on top of the final coat as stickers rather than under the varnish.
by AlbionLass
3 Oct 2013, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds stickers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: Reynolds stickers?

I don't know about vintage transfers but the modern Reynolds logos are stickers that go on the frame once it's finished. (They are inclined to come off.)
by AlbionLass
9 Sep 2013, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence - how do you measure?
Replies: 107
Views: 6672

Re: Cadence - how do you measure?

Cadence sensor on my Cateye Strada double wireless, used this computer indoors on some cadence based training dvds over the winter which has given me a better ability to judge my cadence when I'm not using the sensor. My cadence 'sweet spot' is around 85-90.
by AlbionLass
9 Sep 2013, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainer Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

Re: Turbo Trainer Recommendation

I don't listen to music but I do use training dvds from http://3lc.tv/
by AlbionLass
8 Sep 2013, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainer Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

Re: Turbo Trainer Recommendation

I've been using an Elite Volare Mag for a couple of winters and it's been great. Good idea to get a riser block for your front wheel and a big fan to keep you cool. Also helpful to have a mat under the trainer to cut down vibration and protect the floor and a sweat net or just a towel over the bike ...
by AlbionLass
29 Aug 2013, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: waxoyl
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Re: waxoyl

I've done two frames from a can of Framesaver and there's enough left to do at least one more. You are probably not as wasteful as I am. Easy to apply though, isn't it? Very, just make sure to have plenty of kitchen roll handy to wipe off any excess then runs onto the outside of the frame as you go.