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by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyres to road tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Changing tyres to road tyres

Paulatic wrote:I’m using these Schwalbe G One leaving me plenty of grip off road but rolling well on the road too.


Good price too for top notch tyres.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Are Mekk bikes still going?

Just haven't heard anything about them recently.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Advice on new bike

Get yourself a cheap bike, wear it out, loose some weight and then once you have a bit if experience you know what sort of bike / cycling you are doing and then you can buy something more specialised and lightweight.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any carers out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Any carers out there?

I know we are in weird times... But in more usual times I have a number of clients who bring the other halves to groups I run which gives them a couple of hours of me time. (Health and wellbeing charity) Might be an idea? If that's not possible many places have a befreinding service which will come ...
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyres to road tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Changing tyres to road tyres

I have a pair of these in 32mm on my cyclo-cross bike. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essential-commuter-road-tyre/ I find them reasonably fast in the road and still comfortable enough for the canal tow paths. These are also good tyres at a reasonable price too. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-...
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Advice on new bike

Halfords are still open and Carrera are good bikes in the main. Argos will deliver a bike. The cross bikes look cheap and cheerful if it breaks you can easily return it. You will probably lose weight if used regularly so the weight won't be so much if an issue once the warranty has expired. https://...
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Am I trying to find something that doesn't exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Am I trying to find something that doesn't exist?

How about a lightweight hybrid with butterfly bars on it?

Something from Boardman or Cannondale would be lightweight. However lightweight is often at the expense of durability.

Easier to swap straight bars to butterfly bars than drop bars.

Do you have a budget £500 £1000??

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Apr 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 70
Views: 1714

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

Just as you would rarely find a petrol engine in a boat as the hull us a ideal vessel to collect fumes - a stray spark or flame and kerboom the boat is blown apart!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
31 Mar 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 45
Views: 1143

Re: Embarrassing confessions

Got my CX winter bike out of the car helmet on, off I ride. Half a mile later as I'm coasting down Poole bank I realise I had forgotten to put the canti stirrups across. Bike was getting faster and faster with the busy dynley arms traffic lights approaching I had to put my feet to the floor and hope...
by Jamesh
30 Mar 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora rear derailleur replacement [ RD3500GS => R3000 ? ]
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Sora rear derailleur replacement [ RD3500GS => R3000 ? ]

Anything 9 spd to less.

Older deore is good too like mt750 stuff.

Usually the cable attachment is mid point in the face plate whilst newer stuff it's to the right as the cable pull changed.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
30 Mar 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 606
Views: 15418

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Sorry wrong person. Anyway what a difference a year makes!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
30 Mar 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 606
Views: 15418

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Busy tomorrow doing gardening etc, but Wednesday I plan a bike ride. I'm curious to see what it's like on the main roads, so I'll be off on Mercian to cross the Tamar Bridge over to England, to come back via Tavistock to home. A390, A388, Old A38, A386 and then A390. 32miles home to home. I expect ...
by Jamesh
30 Mar 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Make your own face mask?
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: Make your own face mask?

What's really needed is a 3l bleach container with a HEPA canister filter (tight fit) from a vacuum inside with a portable uvc light pushed up the middle for good measure. Holes drilled round the outside and the top secured to a pipe and face mask.

Too much time on my hands I think!!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
30 Mar 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700x26c tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 700x26c tyre

Michelin pro 4 25mm tend to come up large and are a comfortable tyre.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
28 Mar 2020, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 70
Views: 1714

Re: Make your own bike part cleaning tray

Genius, just got to find a suitable candidate!

Cheers James