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by whoof
16 Jul 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

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by whoof
16 Jul 2018, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5016343 This one has a rigid fork, is of about the same quality and is typical of what you would get in a new 26" wheel rigid mountain bike. I don't know. That doesn't scream quality to me. Do you have one? Would like to see pictures. I don't have one and wouldn'...
by whoof
16 Jul 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Out of the loop for a while... where are all the rigid 26" MTBs?

Thank you, everyone. Secondhand it is. Argos http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1282669 Bleeurgh. And a springy fork! Thanks for showing it though! http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5016343 This one has a rigid fork, is of about the same quality and is typical of what you would get in a new 26" wheel...
by whoof
15 Jul 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 52cm Enigma Etape Tittanium Road/touring bike
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: 52cm Enigma Etape Tittanium Road/touring bike

How much do you want for it?
Where are you?
Would you post?
by whoof
13 Jul 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Winter bike

On older style square taper BB screws into a frame the axle sticks out both sides and you bolt the chainset (front cranks and cogs) to this. https://www.randombikeparts.com/products/aluminum-compact-7-8-speed-road-bike-square-taper-crankset-bb-170mm-50-34t-new External BB the bearings are screwed or...
by whoof
13 Jul 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Winter bike

I had steel winter bikes and also aluminium.
I would go with whatever is available second-hand, in the style of bike you want that's the right size.
by whoof
13 Jul 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Winter bike

If you pick up a slightly older bike to use in the winter that runs say 8 speed the consumable components are pretty cheap as well. Cassette £10 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-cs-hg41-8-speed-cassette/ Chain £8 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kmc-z8s-8-speed-chain-with-116-links/ and if you keep you eye ou...
by whoof
13 Jul 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Winter bike

If you can, find something with a square tapered bottom bracket.
My weekend winter bike has external bearings and they lasted 3 -4 years. My commuter has a UN71 tapered bottom bracket that has done over 20 years including approximately 37,000 miles just in the last 7 years at my current job.
by whoof
11 Jul 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Blackburn Outpost handlebar roll
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Blackburn Outpost handlebar roll

Not used a Blackburn one but do have a Podsac bar bag of similar design, a water proof dry bag in a mount that straps to the bars. The only negative thing I've found with it is that for dropped bars you can't completely fill it as it would then occupy the entire space between the brake levers and th...
by whoof
11 Jul 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

I would go around that roundabout in the same way you did. As a cyclist you can also choose to go around the whole thing in the left hand lane (HWC rule 77). I have never done this and don't think I ever will.

https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/rules-f ... bouts.html
by whoof
10 Jul 2018, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Come in B17 your time is up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Come in B17 your time is up?

I'd never bought one in 30 of years of ringing but this year I bought a second hand bike with one. It splayed out and rubbed my legs. So I laced it but only loosely, enough to stop it rubbing but it still sags when I sit on it. That's exactly what I do with mine...…..lace the bottom so the bottom e...
by whoof
10 Jul 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Trying to get rid of Tour de France Accommodation!
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Trying to get rid of Tour de France Accommodation!

The link takes me to a page which asks me if I would like to book a hotel in Plymouth, Palma or Gaudix, which are some of my most recent searches on Booking.com. It also says if I thank James I'll get £15 off my next booking.
by whoof
10 Jul 2018, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1934

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

A couple of years ago I was out on a club run and there were 9 of us and one 'guest'. We tend to call out if we are turning, I was leading and said left at the lights. As we approached the traffic lights they went red and we slowed and then stopped except the visit who turned left. This was followed...
by whoof
7 Jul 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Come in B17 your time is up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Come in B17 your time is up?

Auto correct has twice changed riding in raging and then ringing! Last week I asked a builder to come and look at my proposed bewitched which was what auto correct turn new kitchen into.