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by pigman
13 Oct 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: wheels, a pair and a single front. FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: wheels, a pair and a single front. FREE

If you go on here, wheels like this fetch semi-decent money. Have a look at the road-for-sale section

www.retrobike.co.uk

Nice of you to offer them free, but that's very generous
by pigman
28 Jun 2013, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6506

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

Point well made on the ebay link. Good luck with the sale. Personally, I think it's 'utter nonsense' to jump in and throw offensive comments around when you clearly haven't got a clue what you're talking about. couldn't agree more. On the flip side, I personally think that its sad that the days of ...
by pigman
29 Jul 2009, 1:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legal question re. sheds and bike storage
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Legal question re. sheds and bike storage

I think youre right to be concerned about the impact of any dispute on the sale of the flat. As the sale progresses, you will be required to detail any disputes with neighbours. whilst it is only verbal, you could deny any dispute, as there is no trace. Should the dispute become paper-based then the...
by pigman
26 Jun 2009, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: anyone remember name of those one piece 'bar ends' for mtb??
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: anyone remember name of those one piece 'bar ends' for mtb??

I'm not that familiar with butterflies, going on a bit of memory. Can you not invert them, so the non-clamped bit goes up and away at the stem, rather than nearer? what about time trial areo clip ons to stretch you out? if you need some older big curve bar ends try http://www.retrobike.co.uk. They s...
by pigman
26 Jun 2009, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: anyone remember name of those one piece 'bar ends' for mtb??
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: anyone remember name of those one piece 'bar ends' for mtb??

Si wrote:Brahma bars?

no they were straights with built-in bar ends (one piece) bit like a lo pro road bar.

the OP's were more like a full loop.

Would butterfly bars give enough positions?
by pigman
24 Jun 2009, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano A530 Pedals – Reflectors Question
Replies: 32
Views: 6404

Re: Shimano A530 Pedals – Reflectors Question

which are the A530's? I bought some of the cheapest shimano SPD pedals (the narrow double sided ones) which came with clip in reflectors. So the underside has the reflector attached and the top side your foot is attached. If this is what you want, let me know, you can have them as I dont need them.
by pigman
22 Jun 2009, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problems with Shimergo
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Shimergo

interesting ! I too have shimano shifter with chorus (circa 2004 shifters - the last of the pre carbon ones) and have no problems. However, I understand the latest ultrashift ones are made with a lighter action. Could it be this that is causing the problem. I was considering buying some, but may hol...
by pigman
18 Jun 2009, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: York Rally kids facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: York Rally kids facilities

if you go and she wants to enter the kiddies races on the arena, dont rely on programme times, as they sometimes get altered on the day to cater for weather and/or over/under runs on other events. Keep yourself in proximity for a swift line up. We missed it once and kids were disappointed esp as the...
by pigman
17 Jun 2009, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Triple Chainset : "Comp" vs Centaur
Replies: 39
Views: 6117

Re: Campagnolo

I have a Chorus Triple 53/42/30 with a Centaur 10sp cassette 13-29. Superb! All the ratios I want. I can whizz along the flat and downhill too, and climb the steepest of hills. (and we do have hills round here!) I don't listen to people that say it's wrong. They don't know me or my legs! My setup i...
by pigman
15 Jun 2009, 1:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: His claim for injuries should be reduced
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

His claim for injuries should be reduced

Here's a local story of a pedestrian who suffered head injuries after being hit by a car. I reckon any claim for compensation should be reduced cos he wasnt waering a helmet. (OK - I dont really think that; I feel sorry for the fella), but after reading about a similar case involving a cyclist (migh...
by pigman
12 Jun 2009, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TT Races - Isle of Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1234

Re: TT Races - Isle of Man

Mick F wrote:ITV4?

Luxury! ??

We get the Big Switchover in August. Will the TTs still be running?

What other delights do we have to look forward to? We haven't watched ANY television for the past four weeks .......


I thought youre now watching tv thru the internet on your pc or sommat?
by pigman
10 Jun 2009, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372930

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I had an Indy 500, too! I rode so many miles on it. If I remember correctly, that blue frame is a lovely pearlescent/metallic finish, almost like enamel rather than paint. Mine never scratched. I sold it in the early 80s, but then heard that the seat tube cracked in the vicinity of the bottom brack...
by pigman
10 Jun 2009, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trailer Bike Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Trailer Bike Setup

Ive got an early islabikes rack mounted trailer bike. when I set it up initially, the pivot was vertically behind the hub of my bike. I understand this was wrong, so now have it as far forward as poss and the pivot is in front of my hub, the rationale being that the closer the weight is to the centr...
by pigman
5 Jun 2009, 2:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cycling as a punishment
Replies: 25
Views: 3040

Re: cycling as a punishment

heres some more on the prisoners TDF...

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/c ... ance-21873

Jeez, I thought it was just us brits that pandered to the jailbirds with playstaions etc. . There's many on here would pay to do this as a holiday