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by HJRW
5 Sep 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bike for 7 yo - opinion on Python Elite 20, please
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Bike for 7 yo - opinion on Python Elite 20, please

I bought Islabikes for my grandchildren. They fly on them. A heavy ill fitting bike can put them off for good. (Mind you I started out on an ancient Ladies bike that I couldn’t reach the saddle on) not cheap, but they pass down to younger siblings, still in good nick, and as said above, resale value...
by HJRW
27 Aug 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords online
Replies: 13
Views: 3230

Re: Halfords online

gbnz wrote:Have to admit to being tempted by a reduced £260.00 road bike from Halfords. Hopefully I won't buy one as I don't another bike, but it looks great for that price :wink:


“There’s always room for one more” :D
by HJRW
26 Aug 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords online
Replies: 13
Views: 3230

Re: Halfords online

I’ll second Nuke’s post. Easy to be sniffy about Halfords, but the shops are handy, employment for local people, and the online service works well. Just bought my second Boardman Hybrid - their tie up with Boardman is good - well specced quality bikes, great prices - and 10% discount for c.uk member...
by HJRW
13 Apr 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1602
Views: 441436

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Nice nick !
by HJRW
25 Apr 2017, 10:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Raleigh Special Products MTB
Replies: 2
Views: 9559

Re: Raleigh Special Products MTB

Very many thanks for that Gaz - didn't know that ! - parts made in April 1996- so looks like it's 1996 or 97. Question answered.
by HJRW
25 Apr 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Raleigh Special Products MTB
Replies: 2
Views: 9559

Raleigh Special Products MTB

I picked up this one on eBay - anyone had experience of these, and when it was made ? Raleigh Special Products Pro-Line M-Trax 300, serial no. AC 80510710. Shimano brakes & gears (3x8). Seems mid '90's. I've renewed the cables, tyres, pedals & put my own saddle. Photos too big to put on here...
by HJRW
2 Apr 2017, 10:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Men's euphemism & saddle issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2720

Re: Men's euphemism & saddle issues

My Tuppence worth - I finished treatment for Prostate Cancer over a year ago, Radiotherapy and Hormone Therapy. I cycle a fair bit and use Brooks B66 & B67S Ladies Saddles - (no, the Hormone therapy has worn off !!) - puts more of the weight on the pelvic bones. Adjusted to my preference, very c...
by HJRW
28 Mar 2017, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost Touch
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Lost Touch

Job done - seems mag cancelled as possibly returned by post for some reason. Very helpful - had cancelled direct debits or next renewal but now restarted.
by HJRW
28 Mar 2017, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost Touch
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Lost Touch

Thanks everyone - I'll phone the General enquiries line, try and get the magazine started - the renew in May again.
by HJRW
28 Mar 2017, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost Touch
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Lost Touch

Printed magazine stopped arriving over a year ago. Began to think, why am I here ? Renewal letter arrived yesterday - didn't even know CTC had morphed into Cycling UK - maybe I've been too busy riding my bike .. OK, CTC is moving on, but I seem to have had no communication other than Cycle Clips Ema...
by HJRW
20 Sep 2010, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mystery Bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Mystery Bike?

Wow - that was quick - thanks a lot - I'll look these up - many thanks, Hugh.
by HJRW
20 Sep 2010, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mystery Bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Mystery Bike?

Does anyone recognise this ? Any info gratefully received. Recently acquired this, in need of restoration. A mixture of MTB / American Cruiser / WWII BSA Parachute Folding Bike (without the fold). It has good quality alloy parts, stainless steel spokes, drum brakes & Sturmey Archer 4 speed hub g...
by HJRW
2 Jul 2010, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hawk Attack
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Hawk Attack

My son was doing his commute from Forfar to Montrose on Wednesday when he felt a whack on his helmet. Thought it was a stone or branch, looked round & saw he was being followed by a Buzzard. A trawl on the net has revealed that this is not unknown during the nesting season. His raptor friend eve...
by HJRW
27 Mar 2010, 10:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal won't thread on flush
Replies: 14
Views: 1368

Re: Pedal won't thread on flush

OK - see what you mean. I had bother with an ungreased pedal in my ignorance, thought the thread was 'out', a stiff tighten getting worse till near the end I feared wrecking the thread. With grease it went in firmly but OK all the way. Maybe one for the LBS - good luck - you'll get there eventually ...
by HJRW
26 Mar 2010, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal won't thread on flush
Replies: 14
Views: 1368

Re: Pedal won't thread on flush

Have you greased the thread ?