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by cyclop
24 Jan 2021, 1:50pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted Weinmann Carrera Brake
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Wanted Weinmann Carrera Brake

Must they be weinnman?
by cyclop
23 Jan 2021, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pulled spoke, rideable or not
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Pulled spoke, rideable or not

I had a spoke pull thru,though different circumstances i.e.rear mech touched the spokes whilst descending a stony track in the forest,ripped a spoke out.I fashioned a support plate,drilled a spoke hole,placed in the rim well,sealed with clear silicone and its been fine since(8yrs or so)I,m not hard ...
by cyclop
21 Jan 2021, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 117
Views: 2966

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

Securing the tool is crucial.Unfortunately,with your design,the quick release spindle used to secure the tool is blocked by a guide peg.You need a hollow version of said tool.
by cyclop
7 Jan 2021, 10:17am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: raleigh royal
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Raleigh Royal 21inch frame

Could I suggest you post a few photos,give some technical details,size,etc.An advert like yours is unlikely to get people interested.Some more history perhaps and make sure the bike is spotless including transmission.
by cyclop
9 Dec 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?
Replies: 106
Views: 3206

Re: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?

Essential bedtime reading surely.....what else.
by cyclop
8 Dec 2020, 7:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Forks?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Which Forks?

Sratch could be anything from a light mark on the gel coat to a gouge into the carbon fibres,a picture would help to make a judgement on whether you really need to replace your forks unless,of course,you want discs.
by cyclop
3 Dec 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clinkers
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Clinkers

francovendee wrote:The ash from our wood burner is extremely fine, just like talc.
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Which is exactly why I wouldn,t get a woodburner again.Fine dust in our lounge,fine enough to damage lungs?maybe.My wife has copd now,not helped,obviously,by dust fine enough to penetrate deep into lungs......just saying.
by cyclop
1 Dec 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1099

Re: blood doning

Yes,that could explain it,no tea after.I googled it and was surprised that it can take weeks to get blood back to normal.When I say poorish ride,I didn,t fall off a cliff,just more effort needed,particularly on hills,not exactly a problem,just curious.
by cyclop
1 Dec 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1099

blood doning

Gave blood last thurs,fri. ride-mediocre,sun ride-same,tues ride-same.I,m 68 and have been doning for 10yrs and not had this reaction,i.e.3 poorish rides on the trot,if ,that is,it is a reaction to doning.No other symptoms.Anybody have a similar experience?
by cyclop
17 Nov 2020, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old carbon frame.
Replies: 1
Views: 194

old carbon frame.

Would you buy a 16 yr old ,nice condition,LOOK 555 frame?I,m tempted.
by cyclop
16 Nov 2020, 8:21am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Wolves
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Wolves

pete75 wrote:Wolves - when the great Billy Wright was captain and footballers looked like men not boys.

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Some o them haircuts look a bit dodgy tho, :wink:
by cyclop
16 Nov 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seized: the death knell of a frame?
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: Seized: the death knell of a frame?

My experience,though limited to a seatpost and a bb has been as follows;for the seatpost,aluminium in steel mercian,this needed a hacksaw blade sandwiched between two thin laths of wood which worked v.well.The bb,a shimano sqr taper stuck in an aluminium specialized stumpjumper needed to go along to...
by cyclop
15 Nov 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight 26" rim-brake wheel advice
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Lightweight 26" rim-brake wheel advice

How about some quality tyres?Much cheaper option than lighter wheels(on which you still need quality tyres)
by cyclop
13 Nov 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3364

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

Holywood,dumfries and galloway,home of the stars,sirrius,ursa major etc.etc.
by cyclop
13 Nov 2020, 6:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Bike Rims

NickJP wrote:I just use a dry rag - usually old underpants.

In fact,they,re so good,you leave skid marks when you brake :? (sorry,couldn,t resist)