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by Caulkheader
10 Mar 2017, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless cables ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1277

Re: Compressionless cables ?

Fit Jagwire compressionless cables to a Boardman CX with drops and Avid mechanical discs. Vast improvement in feel and modulation. Brakes are no longer spongy. Not cheap but I think money well spent.
by Caulkheader
5 Mar 2017, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Staying clean & maintained
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Staying clean & maintained

Good advice but I would add. Avoid using any sort of high pressure hose, it can drive dirt / grit into bearings. We had a relatively new bike into the shop recently, the owner had jet washed it contaminating most of the bearings.
by Caulkheader
24 Feb 2017, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade bits Vs New Bike?
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Upgrade bits Vs New Bike?

Sounds like you have the Bike Care Plan service coming up which is pretty comprehensive. That gives you another option - get it serviced and sell it as a recently serviced bike. Then go for the cycle to work scheme, if you can afford it aim for the Boardman range and you will notice a significant im...
by Caulkheader
3 Jun 2016, 8:28am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59692

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Cheers ! Sorry but I missed that! :shock:
by Caulkheader
3 Jun 2016, 8:19am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59692

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

If that is really the case and the demand is there for the traditional CTC and its roots, which I don't want to loose from the Club, perhaps those that care should set up an alternative? I would have thought it could be done on the web, it wouldn't be quite the same but if the will is there I'm sure...
by Caulkheader
1 Jun 2016, 4:57pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59692

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Hi Bicycler - I agree, there are are two aspects - rebranding and a change in the direction of the club. I don't like the new 'brand' for the reasons I have given. I would have been happy if we had remained the CTC but to change back now - is that really going to happen and what would the cost be? C...
by Caulkheader
1 Jun 2016, 2:33pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59692

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

I have been a member off and on since the mid 80's and have worked in the public sector with local and national government departments. I have a life long interest in cycling history and on a personal level was disappointed to see the rebrand. But on balance I can see that change was necessary. In t...
by Caulkheader
8 Mar 2016, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC frame transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: CTC frame transfer

Hi Brucey - yes I did know that but I do enjoy the heritage of the 'CTC' and wanted the traditional logo for my frame. You can't put a value on heritage and tradition - the winged wheel looks good on a traditional frame :wink:
by Caulkheader
7 Mar 2016, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC frame transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: CTC frame transfer

Thanks for the info, looks like it's eBay then. Shame they can't be purchased direct from the club.
by Caulkheader
6 Mar 2016, 8:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC frame transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

CTC frame transfer

I have rejoined after several years and am trying to find a traditional CTC winged wheel frame transfer. The club used to sell them via the shop in Godalming. They were about the size of a 50p piece. I can't find them listed anywhere and it appears the shop has ceased to exist. Any ideas? Sorry if t...
by Caulkheader
6 Jul 2008, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust in tubes - Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Thanks for the replies.

John
by Caulkheader
27 Jun 2008, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust in tubes - Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Rust in tubes - Dawes Galaxy

I have a Dawes Galaxy, owned from new in about 1995. It is the model with the rear brake cable routed along the inside of the top tube, entering and exiting from the top. I have just changed the headset and noticed whilst it was on the stand that there was a great deal of flaking rust in the top tub...
by Caulkheader
8 Apr 2008, 10:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Poor service from bike shops.
Replies: 14
Views: 5394

East Street Cycles - Farnham

I was recently in the market for a Mountain Bike to compliment my ageing tourer and went to East Street Cycles in Farnham, Surrey. I went in with a budget of about a grand and came out with a Gary Fisher for under £700. I spent the best part of 2 hrs with Dom, who I hink is the store manager. He was...
by Caulkheader
8 Apr 2008, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Adi/Lidl
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Lidl

I too purchased the toolkit from Lidl this week, whilst I have most of the tools anyway it was cheaper to buy the kit than two or three individual items from a bike shop or Halfords. The quality is on par with these stores. I also got the bike computer from Lidl, it comes with a HR monitor, back lig...