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by delstron
13 Jan 2017, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where one can try on cycling shoes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: where one can try on cycling shoes...

My good wife decided to treat me to new shoes for Christmas so I was dispatched off to try on shoes and report back so she could buy them. Not easy. Went to LL in Derby/Notts who had only 2 or 3 pairs in randon sizes. Assistant was helpful and advised that I purchase on line for collection at the sh...
by delstron
21 May 2014, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in a shed
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Re: Bike in a shed

I am only a couple of miles away if anyone wants me to pop round with machete and camera
by delstron
12 Nov 2013, 6:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: starting my own magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 4069

Re: starting my own magazine

First thing would not be to place the text in front of the bikes, people are keen to look at the details, components etc. Good luck with your venture.
by delstron
20 Sep 2013, 6:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian Vincitore Special and King of Mercia - values
Replies: 11
Views: 4832

Re: Mercian Vincitore Special and King of Mercia - values

Not really the best place to sell an item like this (Gumtree) and not well presented in the photos. If you really are trying to get the best price, the advice in the posts above should be considered.
by delstron
15 Sep 2013, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian Vincitore Special and King of Mercia - values
Replies: 11
Views: 4832

Re: Mercian Vincitore Special and King of Mercia - values

eBay will yield the widest possible market and get you the best prices. Worth spending time presenting and describing the bikes properly and ensuring photographs do them justice. Obviously sell them separately and ensure you offer to courier. Item 'collect only' make less money, particularly in far ...
by delstron
22 Aug 2013, 6:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Medical issues and VAT exemption on bikes.
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

Re: Medical issues and VAT exemption on bikes.

Just a thought - If you were get a bike or frame "made to order - bespoke" by one of the many builders, would IR accept the invoice suitably marked up with appropriate wording indicating the changes made. Also, doctors these days, for a fee, can be encouraged to write a letter of support. ...
by delstron
30 May 2013, 6:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lanyard for Etrex
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Lanyard for Etrex

Lanyard fits to the bottom of the unit , just below the 'GARMIN' writing. It has an orange coloured opening on the Etrex 20.
by delstron
22 May 2013, 6:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lanyard for Etrex
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Lanyard for Etrex

There are numerous on Ebay starting at a fiver. If that is too much and you are not concerned about appearance, a simple length of thin strong cord tied in a loop will suffice. Poke one end through the metal loop and thread through itself. Failing that there are loads of folk continually upgrading a...
by delstron
25 Jul 2012, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Splayed drop handlebars AKA off road drops
Replies: 14
Views: 2911

Re: Splayed drop handlebars AKA off road drops

Have a look at 'bullhorn' bars, easily created by turning over conventional drop bars, then cutting the ends off them.
by delstron
30 May 2012, 6:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dutch Bikes - are they worth the premium?
Replies: 45
Views: 8952

Re: Dutch Bikes - are they worth the premium?

Scottie B
Your project would probably have got more replies and interest if you posted under a separate thread, rather than jumping aboard an established thread. People here are too polite. Hope you don't mind me mentioning it.
by delstron
9 Mar 2012, 6:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the real world difference between PCS-9 and PCS-10
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: the real world difference between PCS-9 and PCS-10

I have a proper bike stand, adjustable everything etc. but find something like this does for 95% of maintenance and adjustment. It means that work is done standing up, not kneeling or bending over a 'bottom bracket' type device. I have an hinged version of the Paddy Hopkirk so the arms do fold back ...
by delstron
21 Feb 2012, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Bikes on trains

I would second the early arrival and have a good look around. We have only done it a very few times but each time seem to get caught out unawares. Last time was Bath to Reading where the train stops literally for 30 seconds. We had not spotted the cycle sign on the PLATFORM and were stood in the wro...
by delstron
21 Dec 2011, 6:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Legend & Legend hxc no comms with PC
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Garmin Legend & Legend hxc no comms with PC

Just a thought. The USB socket on the device connects to the main board via finger contacts, gold plated. I have known units where this connection becomes 'unreliable' and the device is not recognised. Try this - Squeeze the top of the unit very hard together (both hands) with the lead attached and ...
by delstron
18 Dec 2011, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Legend & Legend hxc no comms with PC
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Garmin Legend & Legend hxc no comms with PC

Can you plug the device into another PC and check for recognition, pretty sure even without drivers the device should be immediately detected on any PC. Also, assume all other USB items (sticks, cameras) are detected OK?