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by Eyebrox
12 Mar 2020, 11:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3120

Re: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020

Remember your bicycle lock can come in handy.
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by Eyebrox
9 Jan 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 2212

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I work in a small, independent bike shop. We charge £6 for a Continental inner tube and £4 for a repair kit. I sort the puncture there and then using a new inner tube or a patch from a repair kit (you take the rest of the kit away with you). The cost for either fix is £10 - customer decides. That's...
by Eyebrox
9 Jan 2020, 1:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 2212

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I work in a small, independent bike shop. We charge £6 for a Continental inner tube and £4 for a repair kit. I sort the puncture there and then using a new inner tube or a patch from a repair kit (you take the rest of the kit away with you). The cost for either fix is £10 - customer decides. Minor w...
by Eyebrox
5 Dec 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fitness trackers and cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Fitness trackers and cycling

I swear by my Garmin Vivoactive HR 2 (they now have a 3 version and a 4 version available). Costs £165-£180. Thousands of watch faces to choose from (small font, large font, huge font etc). Great for steps, walking, cycling, golf, heart rate, GPS. The Garmin app is excellent - loads of data options ...
by Eyebrox
14 Oct 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy

NickJP wrote:
Eyebrox wrote:Taking the chain off takes all of a minute. Putting it back on takes just as long.

But why bother?


It's quicker and more thorough. No need to change solvent three times.
by Eyebrox
14 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy

Removing chains for cleaning is too much stuffing around ... three changes of solvent (usually mineral turps), rotating the cranks about a dozen times each time, clean the chainring and cassette teeth with a brush, use a paper towel to wipe excess solvent off the chain, chainrings, and cassette, th...
by Eyebrox
13 Oct 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: 10s chain cleaning - once more around the buoy

I remove the chain and place it in a round Tupperware container, spray in some WD40 or GT85 and give the whole thing a shake. I clean the dirt and light oil off using a paper towel and re-attach the chain to the bike, then drip some wet lube onto the links. I leave it like this until my next cycle w...
by Eyebrox
13 Oct 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Derailleur Replacement - Trek 7300-FX
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Which Derailleur Replacement - Trek 7300-FX

The Alivio 410 will do you. Long cage to suit 32 cog. Cheap but ideal.
by Eyebrox
12 Oct 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords discount
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Halfords discount

Yes. But you also need to produce the monthly discount bar code with your card. You will find this online at the foot of your membership details on the CUK site. You can screenshot it for presenting to shop staff if you have a smartphone.
by Eyebrox
10 Oct 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Routing the rear mech cable
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Routing the rear mech cable

Depends on the angles. The angle at the seat post is sure to be more acute than the one at the bottom bracket. The cable will work better on the route with less of a bend.
by Eyebrox
30 Sep 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.
Replies: 51
Views: 2556

Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Oldjohnw wrote:... nothing actually happened.


Well said. The end.
by Eyebrox
24 Sep 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket question
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Bottom bracket question

What was in it? Check the markings and/or dimensions of the bb coming out and match these with the units advertised online.
by Eyebrox
24 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Changer Stiff like a Scania Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Gear Changer Stiff like a Scania Truck

Cable change might free up the movement. New inner, or if the old inner is corroded, change inner and outer. Check also for overtight bends on cable run. Dirt could be putting the derailleur operation under pressure at the back. A bit of lube in the shifter up front would also help. These are the ba...
by Eyebrox
23 Sep 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin B12 dosage
Replies: 24
Views: 1251

Re: Vitamin B12 dosage

I took the Holland & Barrett 1,000 B12 tablets daily for a fortnight. After that I took one tablet every second day. I came up with this schedule after studying all the online data sheets and less technical comments in forums and reviews. It was confusing and I opted for what I think was a conse...
by Eyebrox
23 Sep 2019, 12:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2764

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

I work in a local bike shop. Always surprises me when people I have never met before call in to ask my views on a bike for sale on Gumtree or EBay. They come in brandishing a phone with pictures and spec details, wanting to know about the quality of parts and seeking an opinion on the price. I put i...