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by colin54
14 Sep 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)
Replies: 25
Views: 4075

Re: The Wheel Fanatyk Jobst Brandt design tensiometer (photos)

This video came up on my youtube feed this morning, Jim Langley checking the build quality of some newly purchased wheels, it shows the Wheel Fanatyk meter being used @9min 39seconds in . Seems like an logical and easily understandable list of things to check on newly bought wheels, worth watching t...
by colin54
29 Aug 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 99
Views: 8596

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax

Edit, Post removed in light of Slowster's information to avoid any confusion.
by colin54
26 Aug 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 169
Views: 5808

Re: What3words

mjr wrote:
free.quirky.funhouse is a Texan dirt track.


Thanks, sounds just the place ! More fun than Manchester yesterday anyway...
by colin54
26 Aug 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 169
Views: 5808

Re: What3words

[quote="Mick F" free app.

......... and it's quirky and fun too ........ :lol:[/quote]

Free,quirky, fun....sounds like a good place to go on a bank holiday monday, I wonder where it is ?
by colin54
22 Aug 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 1816

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

These covers from Clas Ohlson are a good fit on a Brooks and cheap (3.99), they are backed with a sort of white rubbery waterproof coating, I sometimes ride with mine on even in the dry, excellent in my opinion, they make the saddle less slippy. I don't mind either way. https://www.clasohlson.com/uk...
by colin54
17 Aug 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice SQR Bag Support failure
Replies: 15
Views: 1983

Re: Carradice SQR Bag Support failure

A bit of a thread revival this but it might help someone out. I bought a couple of SQR's second hand with a bag a while back and had the same problem as the original poster on this thread. Though I was using the block and frame on a bike with a rack supporting most of it's weight, the bag still work...
by colin54
15 Aug 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 52
Views: 2800

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I gave up toeclips a few years back after a couple of mishaps, I can't say I've missed them. I just use spikey flat pedals nowadays. Clips are a nuisance in heavy traffic, ditto the modern SPD 'clipless' pedals an unnecessary complication to me. Maybe see if your mate will buy 'em of you ! Have fun....
by colin54
12 Aug 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: CUK ? Cold Call

Thanks backnotes, excellent research, much obliged.
by colin54
12 Aug 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: CUK ? Cold Call

Yes I got one on Thursday, also from a Plymouth / 01752 STD code. It was about gift-aiding my Cycling UK membership. Did it involve giving any bank details ? It seems a weird way to go about it, normally there's a box to tick on membership forms for that sort of thing. I hate cold callers, I've unp...
by colin54
12 Aug 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

CUK ? Cold Call

I got a cold call purporting to be from Cycling UK yesterday (Sunday !),I'm afraid it got my cold call immediate hang up treatment.Has anyone else had one of these ? It was from a Plymouth STD code.
Edit, Apologies, I meant to post this in CUK topics, I don't know how to move it there.
by colin54
12 Aug 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 2998

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

I just had a look on the Crazy Guy site, someone on there has extracted pictures of loaded touring bikes from within people's journals and collated them by make ! I did a quick count of the number of pages of some well known makes. Too many variables to be at all accurate but may give an idea, it's ...
by colin54
9 Aug 2019, 12:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 673
Views: 120372

Re: A positive thread

Despite a few soakings, an unplanned inspection of the local vegetation and a squealing front brake, I had a very pleasant and entertaining ride with some pleasant company today. Thanks chaps :D Likewise Bill, a grand day out, thanks for organising R2, nice to find some tracks I didn't know existed.
by colin54
6 Aug 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks

A couple of previous threads on this subject with pictures in the first one.
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