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by hayers
4 Mar 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Low frame/step through bikes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Low frame/step through bikes?

Have you seen this one?

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=135697

(No link to seller, or experience of these, but looks to fit the bill)
by hayers
25 Feb 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike advice - help appreciated!
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: New bike advice - help appreciated!

Thanks for your reply hayers. Showing my ignorance here, but did you see that from the bike photos or measurements? If it's the measurements, what measurements are you comparing between saddle and bars? I assume that all bikes can be adjusted for fit (to some extent) in terms of saddle and bar heig...
by hayers
25 Feb 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike advice - help appreciated!
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: New bike advice - help appreciated!

They both look like pretty aggressive geometry (ie bars low relative to saddle) - if you've only ridden mountain bikes before that may be a big change. I'd suggest to try before you buy. I (and suspect others on here) prefer a more relaxed (ie upright) position. For instance the top of my (dropped) ...
by hayers
23 Feb 2020, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weehoo trailer and child’s seat for a 29er
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Weehoo trailer and child’s seat for a 29er

Our weehoo came with a selection of bushes like this: https://www.weehoo.co.uk/products/bushing-kit If your seatpost is larger than the biggest.size you can get bushes so you can put a "normal" seatpin in your bike eg. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharplace-Seatpost-Reducer-Adapter-27-2mm/dp/B...
by hayers
7 Feb 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threaded hole specification
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Threaded hole specification

The "7" might also be the number of holes - would more commonly be shown as "7 x tap m3..." or "ta m3... 7 places" but I've seen lots of variations. Used to avoid cluttering the drawing labelling every hole. Of course if there's not 7 holes jn the OP's part this isn't t...
by hayers
27 Jan 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need to replace my bicycle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Introduction....

A!
by hayers
6 Jan 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork crown race fitting
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Fork crown race fitting

Maybe just open out.the hole in the adapter by polishing with emery cloth or wet and dry paper until the fit's ok. (Or adjustable reamer if you have one) Wouldn't touch the fork - hard to put material back on! Btw calipers will normally under-measure internal diameters by a fraction due to the finit...
by hayers
22 Dec 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer

Are you looking at CF to reduce weight, or improve comfort? For me, I'd not bother for the weight (as likely only equivalent to a water bottle at most) but would consider for comfort - which obviously depends on the specific forks (st and cf). If possible try same bike with the cf forks - best way t...
by hayers
7 Dec 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Asthma Inhalers
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Asthma Inhalers

Only been using for 6 months or so, but I have gained the same impression. Asked the nurse last week and was told should be ok until it's noticeable that there's nothing being squirted out with the propellant. Will count the doses when I next start a new one to be more scientific.
by hayers
22 Oct 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

andrew_s wrote:
Dean Heritage Centre, Lower Soudley (might be the place @hayers meant by Littledean - it's a couple of miles away)


Ah yes, you're right.

The museum is well worth a trip - took the kids in the summer - they were interested as were we
by hayers
21 Oct 2019, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

The Old Station Cafe at Tintern used to be nice but it's changed hands and now run by a chain, also may shut for the winter. I think the previous people now run the cafe at the dean forest museum in littledean - nice and seems to be frequented by cyclists - bit further out of bristol though - but s...
by hayers
21 Oct 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

Farm shop at wooton under edge does great bacon / sausage baps - fuel for the hills!

The Hewelsfield and Brockweir community shop / cafe is always a nice stop - either before heading further into the Forest of Dean or looping back to the bridge.

+1 for the Berkley tea rooms
by hayers
1 Oct 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Although clothing comes in fashionable colours, it's a pity that bikes and components are always(?) in no colour at all .................. black. I understand that anodising is cheaper and easier than polishing and lacquering aluminium so it's nice shiny bling, but why black? Why don't they anodise...
by hayers
26 Sep 2019, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts

I think that's non ideal as the M5 bolt will potentially damage the threads in the frame (esp if Aluminium) but if steel doubt that's too likely. The nominal crest diameter through the M6 thread is 5mm, so the M5 bolt will pass but only just. Any risk to threads would be reduced if you can find a bo...
by hayers
18 Sep 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2328

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

FWIW I don't like riding with unladen racks on; they always make a noise and I think they are aerodynamically pretty draggy too. I'm surprised that no-one seems to have made a properly aerodynamic rack, with aero-section legs. cheers It seems they have! https://www.tailfin.cc/product/pannier-racks/...