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by borderghost
13 Dec 2015, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accurate Tyre Pressure Gauge.
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: Accurate Tyre Pressure Gauge.

I use my trusty 12 year old 12v chalenge extreme digital tyre inflator, i do not like using a guage as you have to release a little of the air to get a reading, if i think the pressure may have dropped i use my digital pump as that way if the pressure has dropped a little it will also pump tyre back...
by borderghost
12 Dec 2015, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50
Replies: 40
Views: 3073

MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50

Ok yes its cheap but should be ok for a teenagers ocacional use mountain bike. Collect for free at your nearest tesco store.

http://www.tesco.com/direct/vertigo-eig ... pageLevel=
by borderghost
10 Dec 2015, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HEADS UP £50, SAXON TRAIL 700c HYBRID, WINTER WORKHORSE?
Replies: 17
Views: 2352

HEADS UP £50, SAXON TRAIL 700c HYBRID, WINTER WORKHORSE?

Ok it is cheap but could make an ok winter bike at £50 and keep your better bikes out of the worst of winter weather and grit etc, http://www.tesco.com/direct/saxon-trail-700c-mens-hybrid-bike/414-7797.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=414-7797 Ladies version here http://www.tesco.com/direct/saxon-trail-700c...
by borderghost
26 Aug 2015, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 3128

Re: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure

Could not having halfords carry out the 6 week check up give them a reason to void your 12 month warranty?, there argument could be that they may have picked up this fault back then.
by borderghost
20 Aug 2015, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a kickstand to a bike with mounting plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Fitting a kickstand to a bike with mounting plates

When i purchased a stand for my raleigh folder i was concerned of damaging the chain stay, so i discarded the provided clamp plate that fits to the top of the chain stay and just bolted it straight to the mounting plate, I was unsure if this was a good idea but a few days later i noticed that the st...
by borderghost
15 Aug 2015, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folder for luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 3067

Re: Folder for luggage

I have a dahon speed 7 and raleigh evo 7 both from halfords, As i have now added a storage box to the rear rack of the raleigh evo carrying lugage is much easier. I originaly purchased panniers for my folders but had the same proplem as most, my heels would sometimes make contact, also i found the p...
by borderghost
8 Aug 2015, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords 3 for 2 deal. I got a bargain.
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Halfords 3 for 2 deal. I got a bargain.

I got 3 for 2 on these 26" schwalbe city jet bike tyres, they have certainly improved my ride on my 2008 woolworths bso. http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/tyres/schwalbe-city-jet-bike-tyre-26-x-1-5 The Schwalbe City Jet 26" Bike Tyre is slick and fast with an economical Puncture P...
by borderghost
6 Aug 2015, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 3779

Re: Thinking of getting an e-bike

This looks like a good price for an e-bike @£250 http://www.tesco.com/direct/hopper-city ... ff_1018132
by borderghost
3 Aug 2015, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freewheel removal tool does not quite fit (pics added)
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Freewheel removal tool does not quite fit

Thank you for the replys and help. Today i took the wheel to my local halfords. The kind bicycle mechanic tried the few freewheel removers they had in there halfords kit but none fitted, he then said wait there as i have my own tool kit in my car, he returned with 4 various size freewheel removers a...
by borderghost
1 Aug 2015, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freewheel removal tool does not quite fit (pics added)
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Freewheel removal tool does not quite fit (pics added)

Yesterday i was trying to regrease my rear wheel bearings, when it came to removing the freewheel i was suprised my trusted halfords tool did not quite fit, this tool has removed several other freewheels from my other bikes over the years. The bike in question is a rigid frame bso purchased from woo...
by borderghost
29 Jul 2015, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads up, schwalbe 26 x 1.5 city jets, 3 for £18 halfords
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Heads up, schwalbe 26 x 1.5 city jets, 3 for £18 halfords

As title, thought it may come in handy for some, good price for 3 decent pucture proof road tyres. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=242553&productId=176159&storeId=10001&_$ja=kw:drytinder|tsid:40392&cm...
by borderghost
21 Jul 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre recommendations please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: Tyre recommendations please!

How about these schwalbe city jets, seem a really good value @£9 http://www.halfords.com/cycling/parts/tyres/schwalbe-city-jet-bike-tyre-26-x-1-5 The Schwalbe City Jet 26" Bike Tyre is slick and fast with an economical Puncture Protected city tyre design. Superb for the rigours of riding at spe...
by borderghost
19 Jul 2015, 1:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Tyre Levers
Replies: 34
Views: 3520

Re: Best Tyre Levers

I picked up these rolson nylon ones today, half price at asda wrexham. Should imagine its national as part of the asda spring sale. http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p722/powyswales/20150719_012608_zpsy3bblhfk.jpg Also this saddle bag http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p722/powyswales/20150719_01...
by borderghost
19 Jul 2015, 1:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl 6th April
Replies: 38
Views: 5004

Re: Lidl 6th April

Tool kits on page 37, thread locker on page 38 may come in handy, remember it is only a bargain if you need it.
by borderghost
28 Jun 2015, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When is the strain on a chain greatest?
Replies: 43
Views: 3019

Re: When is the strain on a chain greatest?

When a chain snaps can it be dangerous? Has anyone taken a tumble when there chain has snapped?