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by Newtface
25 Nov 2020, 6:50am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dropper post on retro MTB?
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: Dropper post on retro MTB?

I tend to find that my older 1990s MTBs get ridden fairly gently these days; used more like gravel bikes. I can see the benefit of a dropper in a more modern bike that gets thrashed hard but I wouldn't go to the trouble and expense of fitting one to an older bike.
by Newtface
25 Nov 2020, 6:45am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes
Replies: 40
Views: 1752

Re: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes

V8s or V12s depending on budget and ride in your regular trainers and see how it goes. Upgrade to a pair of 5/10 shoes as and when -)
by Newtface
9 Nov 2020, 7:30am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: What trail gloves?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: What trail gloves?

Giro gloves are great, but expensive and can be hard to find. My other fave is Endura's Hummvee gloves ~ great all round XC/trail gloves for not too much money. Well made and last well too :-)
by Newtface
3 Mar 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6322

Re: BBC Bias again

Hasn't grasped the fact that bicycles are ridden by people either. People!! You just can't control them! ;-)
by Newtface
25 Nov 2018, 8:15am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Are my new Rockshox Reba forks real or fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 7822

Re: Are my new Rockshox Reba forks real or fake?

They look like the right decals on the right fork to me. Some forks had serial numbers/bar codes on a sticker rather than stamped in. It's possible the sticker has come off or been removed.
by Newtface
27 Mar 2016, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Car parking to access Kennet & Avon near Reading
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Car parking to access Kennet & Avon near Reading

Hi,all. Can anyone recommend a good parking spot to leave the car somewhere south/west of Reading? Without driving into Reading, I'd like to leave the car, head west on the canal path for 20 or 30 before heading back to the motor. Advice on somewhere preferably free and close to the canal appreciated please :-)
by Newtface
29 Dec 2014, 7:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Philips Bicycle manufacturing - mid 1950's
Replies: 17
Views: 2598

Re: Philips Bicycle manufacturing - mid 1950's

Nice factory film - thanks. Amazing how things have changed; the workers seem to be wearing their civvy clothes and have no protective clothing. Especially the women in the spray booths with no masks even ~ wonder if they had any extraction in there? Health and Safety would have a field day nowadays! :)
by Newtface
29 Dec 2014, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boys 24" bikes with trigger shifters
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: Boys 24" bikes with trigger shifters

https://www.frogbikes.com/lightweight-k ... rog62.aspx

Frog make really nice little hybrids for kids ~ the 62 and 69 are both 24" wheels and both have 8 speed with rapid fire. :)
by Newtface
20 Dec 2014, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if this RALEIGH any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: ... if this RALEIGH any good?

It looks like a mid range bike to me. 1980s at a guess. It has a Reynolds sticker on it (good!), looks like Alesa alloy rims, single pivot Shimano brakes, cotterless alloy chainset, decent looking pedals. Maybe the kind of bike that would have been around £300 in the 80s? Of the kind of quality which will come up well with a good service but not worth a great deal of money now.
by Newtface
16 Apr 2013, 7:26am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Specialized Epic
Replies: 3
Views: 80296

Re: Specialized Epic

2013 will be pegged at rrp ~ if you walk into a dealer you may be able to haggle a bit, but there are unlikely to be any discounts on line. Once a bike is "last years", dealers have much more freedom to discount............if they have any left!
by Newtface
29 Jan 2013, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What model was my old bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: What model was my old bike?

Probably a 501, 502 or 503; something along those lines. Try a search on Google images and Flikr :)
by Newtface
29 Jan 2013, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Discount at Bike UK
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Discount at Bike UK

I worked at Bike for four years. Back then the policy was 10% off parts and accessories, but not off bikes ~ I don't imagine that will have changed. They do pride themselves on customer service though, so if you go in with a friendly and reasonable attitude, they may do a "little something " for you.
by Newtface
13 Nov 2012, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More on bike lights
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: More on bike lights

I bought one of these for this year's dark commutes , a Cateye Nano shot and also bought it's bigger brother the Nanoshot Plus. Both are lovely, the bigger light chucks out plenty for road riding and dark lanes. Both use the same excellent Cateye Flextite bracket so easy to swap between my four bikes :D . Easy recharging from a USB, just plug into the computer at work and Cateye's build quality is always spot on.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tAod90UA-Q
by Newtface
13 Nov 2012, 8:09am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Keynsham Powder Coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 49049

Re: Keynsham Powder Coatings

Thanks! Looks good and probably easier for me to get to than ABC in Nailsea who I've used in the past, cheers for the info :)
by Newtface
13 Nov 2012, 7:38am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Keynsham Powder Coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 49049

Re: Keynsham Powder Coatings

Have you got a link to Keynsham Powdercoating's website or pictures of their finished handiwork? And roughly what do they charge to do a frame? Thanks!