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by pigman
14 Nov 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Old French alloy quill stem 22.0 yes 22mm
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Old French alloy quill stem 22.0 yes 22mm

If it's of any help, I once sanded an ordinary one down to fit a french steerer. Everything was ok, you're only sanding off 0.1mm off
by pigman
8 Nov 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie

It's half way between a touring bike and a mountain bike. So 700c ( road size) wheels, but probably fatter tyres, but not as extreme as mountain bike width. The forks may have suspension for comfort, but won't have as much travel as a mtb. It will have flat bars and mountain bike controls, but proba...
by pigman
8 Nov 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3320

Re: A salutary tale......caveat emptor

Best to arrange to pay after receiving the goods If they are not as expected one may just return them without paying Nice idea, but then the seller runs the risk. Plus, it would be a totally different method to the rest of the thousands of transactions that happen daily. An ex bike shop owner who u...
by pigman
6 Oct 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie

It makes more sense to have a lighter leisure bike and a bomb proof workbike
£100 isn't much though, you'll need to look hard, be prepared to travel to buy it in an instant and maybe do some work.
Pre covid, you would have had a better chance
by pigman
28 Jun 2013, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6795

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: 1161

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: 445

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: 445

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: 6565

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: 667

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: 347

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: 6293

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: 2232

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: 1296

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?