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by psvrichard
8 Dec 2017, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission slipping when pushing hard on pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Transmission slipping when pushing hard on pedals

I'm very pleased to report that after a bit of tinkering and a good clean of the chain and oiling there have been no issues which is a big relief to me. Thanks for the replies and advice as it's saved me being without my bike which has been essential this week.
by psvrichard
5 Dec 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission slipping when pushing hard on pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Bike Advice Required

Thanks Andrew - reply most helpful. I'll look into those theories and I'm hoping it's something to do with alignment as it only started on Friday when bike got really mucky and has continued today after not much love and attention in between.
by psvrichard
5 Dec 2017, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission slipping when pushing hard on pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Transmission slipping when pushing hard on pedals

Hi there. Following the recent wet weather my bike pedals have started slipping when pedalling on a down revolution if I'm going reasonably hard on the pedals. I don't think it's chain related but from my younger days of cycling in all weathers I fear it's the bottom bracket slipping. From experienc...
by psvrichard
22 Sep 2017, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly
Replies: 44
Views: 2620

Re: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly

I'll give an unashamed plug for a pub that welcomes everybody. They have signs in the windows saying that cycle tools are available, although I doubt that runs to a Park Tool workstand. :wink: http://thechequersinn.com/[/quote] LOL I know this pub and work in Castleford! Might have to visit it as no...
by psvrichard
22 Sep 2017, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly
Replies: 44
Views: 2620

Pub wanting to go cycle friendly

Hi everyone, I have a friend who has taken over a pub and has asked for advice on making it attractive to the local community, many of which are cyclists. Does anyone know whether it's still possible to get stickers from Cycling UK (used to be available for cafe's when it was CTC) to state that they...
by psvrichard
13 Sep 2017, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Advice Required
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Bike Advice Required

Thanks for all the advice, it's been most interesting. My times aren't as spectacular as I thought as I've used a Garmin the last few commutes and I've discovered some interesting facts. I climb about 150ft more than I descend on an outward journey even though this contains the steepest hill. My usu...
by psvrichard
4 Sep 2017, 2:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Advice Required
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Bike Advice Required

Back on the commute after a 3 week gap owing to holidays and working at a different site and managed the journey in 41 mins 20 today. I agree that a new bike wouldn't save me much unless it had a motor in it! Every day I tell myself it's not a race and that I'll take it steady. I wasn't fired up thi...
by psvrichard
1 Sep 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Advice Required
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Bike Advice Required

Thanks everyone for the responses, most helpful. I don't think a new bike is the answer but one or two adaptations to my existing machine may be a solution. It's not a common commute in terms of other cyclists but I'm very conscious of being overtaken by two cyclists on different days. One was a clu...
by psvrichard
1 Sep 2017, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Advice Required
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Bike Advice Required

Hello everyone. I have a 10 mile commute which incorporates modest hills and I currently have a Fuji hybrid with relatively thin tyres. I'm not a speedster by any means and my best time is 38 mins carrying a load of stuff in my shoulder bag. If the wind is seriously against it can take 50 mins! Usua...
by psvrichard
10 Sep 2009, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Happy Days
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Happy Days

I thought I'd bring a bit of good news as I'm happy to be on my bike today. I broke my spokes about a month ago and following the repair I've commuted on my bike the last two days whilst my car is in for a service. I'm a self employed chartered accountant and all my clients who I've visited were ver...
by psvrichard
11 Aug 2009, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes keep snapping
Replies: 149
Views: 12696

Re: Spokes keep snapping

The breaks have been on both but only 1 on front with the rest being on the rear, not sure whether they have been left or right, current one is right hand side though but that doesn't tell you about the risk as I can't remember with the others.
by psvrichard
11 Aug 2009, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes keep snapping
Replies: 149
Views: 12696

Re: Spokes keep snapping

Interesting reply, thank you. I don't think I've ever had a puncture with this machine which is a small mercy. I try to keep the tyres hard because of the large percentage of on road riding that I do. That said I don't think they are bone hard but prior to yesterday I did pump them up using a footpu...
by psvrichard
11 Aug 2009, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes keep snapping
Replies: 149
Views: 12696

Spokes keep snapping

I have a Ridgeback city bike which cost about £300. I'm 13st and don't go particularly mad and generally ride on sustrans tracks without too many bumps or the road as most of my cycling is commuting. I have snapped a number of spokes but over about 4 years. Each time I get them dutifully repaired on...
by psvrichard
22 Dec 2008, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worth the wait
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Worth the wait

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3826&highlight= After an accident involving myself and an uninsured driver I'm now starting to see the benefits of almost 2 years of legal argy bargy which included me proving to the Police that the driver wasn't insured even though they said he passed all...
by psvrichard
22 Sep 2008, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What’s the fastest busy dual carriageway you’ll cycle on?
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

My commute takes me on the A650 which is dual carriageway and national speed between Wakefield and the M1. It's a really wide road and even the gutter is pretty wide, plus if you are prepared to cycle on the white line you get the smoothest part and can go much faster. I think road like this are fin...