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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: 2216

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 Cycles Part Number: 25138L
Manufacturer Part Number: EG48010010
Price £59.99
Description
In the last 100 years, while other components have undergone significant change flat pedals have remained practically the same. It's surprising since pedals provide the point which transfers human power to the bike and ultimately the road. The position of the foot on the pedal influences your efficiency and has consequences for muscle development and joints from hip to toe. The Ergon PC2 is the first non SPD-type pedal to have been designed with the ergonomic demands and the biomechanics of the user in min. The result is impressive. A new type of pedal with features which will increase power and comfort and help avoid aches and pains associated with traditional designs.
- Ideal Touring, Commuting, General Riding
- Superlight GFK Composite
- Maintenance free polymer bearing
Sizes;
- Small: Fits up to UK 7.5
- Large: Fits from UK 8
by Bikefayre
6 Feb 2015, 3:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 20310

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: 3287

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: 1298

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: 19861

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: 1209
Views: 342724

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 the less fortunate to get and run bicycles they cannot afford]
Bike Fairy - aye really!!! People expect me to 'magic' new parts from fresh air and expect bikes to be fixed by 'magic' needing no money or any tool work spent on them! My own bikes are considered 'magic' as they stay the same forever, in fact do fix them, no-one sees the work I put in.
Autistic
Insulin Dependent Diabetic
Model Transport Collector
Avid Book Reader
Location Stranraer, Southwest Scotland
womblebikesscotland@outlook.com is my real e-mail address!
by Bikefayre
3 Feb 2015, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Heavy is too Heavy?
Replies: 73
Views: 7831

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 Combat wheels. Plus have also fitted Shimano Megarange gearing and are now changing to E-Bike tyres. So far have managed at least one higher gear so must be doing something right!
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3639

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: 6308

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 Stroke Oregon Chainsaw Oil which repels the dirt and aye it's a wee bit messy so do not over brush.
by Bikefayre
2 Feb 2015, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Length Conundrum
Replies: 26
Views: 2887

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: 2662

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: 6259

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 it needs done.
by Bikefayre
30 Jan 2015, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for winter jacket
Replies: 17
Views: 1800

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 head.
by Bikefayre
29 Jan 2015, 3:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Are mtb tyres changing?
Replies: 11
Views: 19081

Re: Are mtb tyres changing?

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