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by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by Guardian outdoor experts
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: 11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by Guardian outdoor experts

Hi, Having been to one of those places many times over the last 45 years and even rode my bike there with camping gear :) I can say that Ducks Pool Dartmoor is not that remote or wild, some other places on Dartmoor you would not want to be in bad weather because of whats underfoot are more wild for ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti Tour Ride Cracking
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Conti Tour Ride Cracking

Hi, Just noticed this, it appears that the tyre side wall is cracking through the rubber but only where the labels are! Both tyres and little miles / use / age, six moths max, 250 miles if that 26" X 47. I can only guess that the label has effected rubber through heat / chemical glue etc, or it...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How does a rack like this fit a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: How does a rack like this fit a bike?

Hi,
Oh............someone's telling their age :mrgreen:

Or...or they work for a company / lived in a country which uses imperial measures :)
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Hi,
Composite material....................on their own the individual parts may well be totally useless.

It's not rocket science that if its not chemically changed into to one compound it may well become two parts later.
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Hi, On posts- I have been caught out many times, you submit and you are presented with what looks like your post-OK. But If another has posted since you started constructing your post it will appear above yours, a chance to read this first and maybe alter yours. But others posts since you started yo...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Click Clacking Pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Click Clacking Pedal

Hi,
Full shoulder.
Plenty of them moments :)
Yes I always think that less threads means it can strip out.
I'll just keep an eye on them.
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 11:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Hi,
I am not sure alu was ever used for steerer tube, but certainly looks like aluminium.

The plug in the pic of handlebars, is obviously to strengthen the tube, but alas in the wrong place right where it will break for sure..............
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Click Clacking Pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Click Clacking Pedal

Hi, There's a first time for everything :? Always grease the pedals after cleaning the threads. Have lately got into the habit of cycling a lot with only top gear and bike weighs in at 25kgs, up hill as well :mrgreen: The pedals I use are cheap wellgo and need constant maintenance as they tend to we...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrow handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Narrow handlebars

Hi,
The other day saw some stupid flat bars on what might of been a road bike, a bit like O'brees.
Like this -
http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-components/ ... 92958.html
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on restoration...
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Advice on restoration...

Hi,
Saw this the other day.....made me think about collecting / making my own......see the retail in photo?
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 30
Views: 985

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Hi, I have been using alu frames for several years now 5-7 I guess. Two bikes but both have front suspension but always weigh up at about 25 kgs plus me. Used on potholed tracks and cycle paths and I press high gears every ride three times a week. I do give it the eye every other week say, and I wil...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi cycling stuff april 29
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Hi,
Lidl have just given my a full refund on some mouldy food plus an extra £10 vouchers.

I wonder If I badger them on their cycling stuff whether they would stock better stuff, quoting some is excellent and some pants..........
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano RS10 wheel wear
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Shimano RS10 wheel wear

Hi,
Yes, assess, your LBS mate will give you prices If you know him / like him.
There are sometimes second hand wheels to be had cheap, people change them like their underwear :)
Front wheel is not so heavily technical / otherwords less to go wrong, so you may just be looking for rear wheel.
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Helmet Straps

Hi, I struggle to find a helmet (I always get "L", big head :mrgreen: ) that fits comfortably. And its always low on my brow , I mean its a good fit otherwise I would not buy it, that is its within 1". I see many on TV celebs etc with very poor fitting helmets. I am not entering into ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Apr 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano RS10 wheel wear
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Shimano RS10 wheel wear

Hi, I would only add- Get a cheap / another set of wheels for commuting / a cheap hack bike. Cheap bike for commuting and keep the other for sunday.........a cheap well looked after bike does not have to be rubbish even if it looks so or last years last decades model. Oh and start to do your own rep...