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by Bikefayre
9 Feb 2015, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thinking of finally giving up on clipless pedals. :-(
Replies: 21
Views: 2065

Re: Thinking of finally giving up on clipless pedals. :-(

One of the best out there is the Ergon pedals from sjscycles.co.uk and elsewhere:- Ergon PC2 Pedals Reviews 4 / 5 Road.cc - "Good pedals offering comfort, efficiency and decent grip, but they're only worth the investment for regular and long-term flat pedal users" Manufacturer: Ergon SJS C...
by Bikefayre
6 Feb 2015, 3:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 118
Views: 15528

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

My biggest gripe here in Scotland the cycle lanes do not join up or worse exit onto a blind or narrow bit of road. Also find people love to use them as dog toilets and bottle banks!
by Bikefayre
6 Feb 2015, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nuts, bolts, washers etc for bicycles
Replies: 16
Views: 2697

Re: Nuts, bolts, washers etc for bicycles

Try amazon.co.uk for storage solutions and sjscyles.co.uk do bolts. As for washers buy a box off amazon.co.uk or screwfix.
by Bikefayre
6 Feb 2015, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freelight not Reelight
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Freelight not Reelight

Sprintect Vision Reflectors from sjscycles.co.uk are another option-watch the enclosed video link on the site.
by Bikefayre
3 Feb 2015, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autistic Quotient
Replies: 125
Views: 19712

Re: Autistic Quotient

Positive!!! Are a genuine Autistic person and even build genuine Autistic Bicycles!
by Bikefayre
3 Feb 2015, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1095
Views: 310248

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Richard F. Henry Unemployed Womble - recycle the most unimaginable junk! Scrap Dealer [freecycling] Bicycle Breaker Bicycle Salvage Vintage Bicycle Builder and Owner - self taught mainly Tyre Specialist [not expert please!] Humanitarian Bicycle Work [despite being unemployed work tirelessly to help ...
by Bikefayre
3 Feb 2015, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Heavy is too Heavy?
Replies: 73
Views: 6984

Re: How Heavy is too Heavy?

My own bike is the weight of two normal road bikes, in fact would say three after getting a new one!!! Mine is one of the stupidly heavy double disc, double suspension mountain bikes made with a an over engineered frame. To solve this problem use Oregon 2-Stroke Chainsaw Oil plus lightweight Halo Co...
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

My Sealskinz winter cycling gloves do not let me down despite living in Scotland!
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?
Replies: 32
Views: 5938

Re: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?

The old fashioned way was to wrap newspaper around the chain then pedal fast backwards whilst leaning the bike against something with a cloth to protect the frame. Can even remember a time when cyclist use to remove the chain and soak it in petrol. For myself use a brush and self cleaning oil - 2 St...
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Length Conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 2694

Re: Chain Length Conundrum

sjscycles.co.uk do both KMC and Shimano chains in 116 links so cannot understand your problem.
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: goretex pants that can be converted into shorts
Replies: 19
Views: 2542

Re: goretex pants that can be converted into shorts

Kiwi Convertible Trousers from Caghoppers. Have used the standard Kiwi troosers [pants] for many years for cycling.
by Bikefayre
30 Jan 2015, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which lubricant for my chain?
Replies: 85
Views: 5899

Re: Which lubricant for my chain?

Think there's nothing to beat 2 Stroke Oregon Chainsaw oil as it's designed to repel grassy matter and wood. All you do is paint it on with a small or narrow paint brush and simply wrap the chain with newspaper and reverse spin the chain to remove any excess. Have found the more you do the less time...
by Bikefayre
30 Jan 2015, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for winter jacket
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: Looking for winter jacket

For myself got a Location black camouflage jacket from amazon.co.uk for £25. It, s perfect for cycling as it's windproof, waterproof and breathable. Plus is not too long or bulky for cycling. Use a Sam Brown over it to be seen. It even comes with a severe weather balaclava which protects your whole ...
by Bikefayre
29 Jan 2015, 3:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Are mtb tyres changing?
Replies: 11
Views: 18913

Re: Are mtb tyres changing?

Would say the Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro is probably the closest you would get to the old Panaracer.