Search found 194 matches

by Threevok
12 May 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring SPuD shoes for minimal waddle
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Touring SPuD shoes for minimal waddle

I find the Muddy Fox ones from Sports Direct are good.

Look and feel like trainers too
by Threevok
10 May 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: myklops cycle mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: myklops cycle mirror

Thanks Mark I am glad to hear you have redesigned the strap. The main problem I found with the old one - was adjusting the strap on the fly - for changes of clothing during sudden downpours. I find an elasticated solution solves this problem and also means that (if folded) I don't have to remove it ...
by Threevok
4 May 2017, 11:18am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: MTB Size
Replies: 3
Views: 9454

Re: MTB Size

Sounds like you are like me - between the M and the L in most manufactures sizes Both my bikes are M (18") running long stems (90mm on the Decade) (110mm on the GT Avalanche) I could have got away with a L on the GT with a shorter stem, because my size/ape index is so borderline Best thing to d...
by Threevok
4 May 2017, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: myklops cycle mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: myklops cycle mirror

Agree with the price being a bit steep

With the elasticated strap I use with mine - I get no slippage, no matter what I have under the strap.

They really need to rethink the strap.
by Threevok
26 Apr 2017, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting non-adjustable dropouts
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Adjusting non-adjustable dropouts

rjb wrote:Found one. They just locate in the dropout. :wink:

image.jpg


I like the look of those - do you know where I can get some ?
by Threevok
26 Apr 2017, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 1257

Re: Bikestand for Keeping Bike in The Lounge

Not sure about stands but I use one like the "

MOTTEZ SA SINGLE BIKE CEILING BIKE LIFT"
Decathlon have them for 13.99

Although mine is above the stairs, not the living room
by Threevok
25 Apr 2017, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Axle Slippage
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

Re: Rear Axle Slippage

I'm thinking that I may have to make some sort of tab washer that hooks to the rear of the dropout. I'd only have to make one for the drive side. I suppose I was thinking something like that would be available somewhere. Reminds me of the "safety" washers (or whatever they are called) tha...
by Threevok
24 Apr 2017, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: myklops cycle mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: myklops cycle mirror

Yes I have one and I am quite happy with it

My only gripe would be the strap, which was a bit of a faff to fit

I've since replaced it with an elasticated strap
by Threevok
11 Apr 2017, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension forks on trekking/city bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Suspension forks on trekking/city bikes

.......... The SIDs on my single speed weigh less than most comparable forks (even CF ones) and do an excellent job of soaking up the little bumps I encounter - on my commute............ and probably cost MORE than a hybrid with suspension forks? Oh yeah, without a doubt (although I did get mine sa...
by Threevok
11 Apr 2017, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension forks on trekking/city bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Suspension forks on trekking/city bikes

Suspension forks add extra weight and don't offer any extra comfort unless the ground is very bumpy Agreed but not always true. The SIDs on my single speed weigh less than most comparable forks (even CF ones) and do an excellent job of soaking up the little bumps I encounter - on my commute. Not su...
by Threevok
6 Apr 2017, 6:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: FOX 32 remote lockout help
Replies: 1
Views: 9075

Re: FOX 32 remote lockout help

Go here

http://www.ridefox.com/upgrades.php?m=bike

Enter the code on your forks and see what is available

I believe you need the FIT CTD Remote upgrade - if your fork is compatible
by Threevok
5 Apr 2017, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting non-adjustable dropouts
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Adjusting non-adjustable dropouts

Not sure - It would greatly depend on what frame it is.

Are you planning a Single Speed / Fixed conversion ?
by Threevok
29 Mar 2017, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top Tube bags
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Top Tube bags

Have a look at the Rosewheel ones on eBay too I have had two of the types that hold your mobile. I only bought the second one when I changed from an Iphone 5 to a 6 which then didn't fit Alternativey, to carry sonething so small as a camera, you may also want to look at the Front Tube Frame Triangle...
by Threevok
29 Mar 2017, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this spec any good for 1st MTB for 14 year old
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: Is this spec any good for 1st MTB for 14 year old

Have a look at some reviews, but at that price it looks OK

I wouldn't have paid the full £500+ for it though