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by spider2106
13 Jul 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Is it possible to ride the Thames path ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2717

Is it possible to ride the Thames path ?

Is it possible to ride the Thames path?
by spider2106
20 Dec 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: veloche brake hoods
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: veloche brake hoods

Can you tell me how to identify the levers (mine have just 'veloce' on the brake lever),I cant remember how long I have had them, is there spare parts site?
by spider2106
20 Dec 2018, 11:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: veloche brake hoods
Replies: 5
Views: 287

veloche brake hoods

on my winter bike I have veloche 10 speed levers,they are about 8years old, the right hand lever hood has split. I have looked on some webb sites but there does not seem to be any hoods specifically for veloche.
Has anyone any advise on what hoods would fit and also how to get them on.
by spider2106
7 Aug 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: raleigh 20
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: raleigh 20

The problem is my daughter in law has a strong sentimental attachment to this bike so I don't want to change to much, also she has a high opinion of my abilities (undeserved) so I really need a new bush as I don't want to bodge it if I can avoid it.
by spider2106
6 Aug 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: raleigh 20
Replies: 7
Views: 454

raleigh 20

I am sorting a Raleigh20 (non folder) for my daughter in law.
The nylon bush on the top of the head tube needs replacing, can anyone tell me if/where I can get a replacement?
by spider2106
31 Jul 2018, 11:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: How to cycle like a Pro' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6855

Re: How to cycle like a Pro' ?

Its interesting to see the last stage when the riders were cruising along ,chatting and laughing on a very wide road that some club riders on the other carriage way were trying very hard just to keep up!
by spider2106
28 Jul 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: TdF time trial
Replies: 15
Views: 10550

TdF time trial

I watched the TdF time trial today, the teams go to huge expense in money and time to gain every possible aerodynamic advantage, I noticed that a lot of the riders had standard biddons , I can't understand why a fully hydrated rider would need a drink over an approx. 20 mile time trial given the ext...
by spider2106
20 Jul 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers

Try Velotech, Western rd, Stratford upon Avon. 0845 4755339
by spider2106
18 May 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY shed alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: DIY shed alarm

Regarding the replies about criminals I couldn't agree more, my 25 year old grand daughter fell into the clutches of an abuser (via facebook!!!!!), he did unspeakable things to her as well as being a major drug dealer, the police told her he was one of the most dangerous men the area, she has now be...
by spider2106
17 May 2018, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY shed alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

DIY shed alarm

I have got a brick built shed ( no windows) it has a reasonably strong door with a mortise lock and also hasp/padlook. I keep 2 decent bikes in there, locked to a bracket in the wall. also in the shed are a lot of tools including hacksaws,elec supply,angle grinder etc. I have a PIR security light ab...
by spider2106
16 Mar 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rechargearble tyre inflator
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: rechargearble tyre inflator

Thank you Andrew for your HELPFULL and POSITIVE reply, it does not look up to much, i read the first few reviews on Amazon and that was enough.
by spider2106
16 Mar 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rechargearble tyre inflator
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: rechargearble tyre inflator

I am sorry hamster has taken such a dim view of my request, I suppose the mechanics I saw using them at the world cyclo cross event in Milton Keynes a few years ago were all disabled in some way.
by spider2106
16 Mar 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rechargearble tyre inflator
Replies: 7
Views: 419

rechargearble tyre inflator

Has anyone any views on rechargeable tyre inflator's, I have looked at an 'Airhawk' on line, it claims to go up to 150psi.
by spider2106
8 Feb 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cones & ball bearings
Replies: 23
Views: 1231

cones & ball bearings

Servicing wheels with ball bearings and cones, do you leave a gap between the ball bearings, or is there a standard number of balls for rear and front wheels, or do some wheels have gaps between the balls and others do not.
by spider2106
24 Jan 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim wear
Replies: 65
Views: 2698

Re: Rim wear

lots of useful tips, you will end up with a dimension. BUT what is the min. amount of material for safety?