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by Landy Mann
15 Aug 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres

I ran a set of Land Cruisers (I think standard not plus) for a year of city commuting and gravel roads. The only puncture came from a drawing pin, I am now running Marathon Crosses which have had one puncture from a thorn, although I don't feel they handle so well (but it's different bike and a diff...
by Landy Mann
15 Aug 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly bar end question
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Silly bar end question

Perfect, thanks for the quick reply.
by Landy Mann
15 Aug 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly bar end question
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Silly bar end question

My 9 speed Sora Sti shifter has packed up this week so I am contemplating fitting bar ends. How does the cable routing work? Do they go inside the handle bar and pop out of a hole at some point (and presumably then hide under the tape)? If so could I expect a suitable hole to be there already? Or do...
by Landy Mann
15 Jun 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for commuting
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Wheels for commuting

Probably not, if I end up commuting through winter I'll problay just get some good rehargeable LED lamps and charge them at home or my desk.

Are dynamo lights any good? I always think of them powering a glowing incandesent bulb, although I expect technoogy has moved on.
by Landy Mann
15 Jun 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?

I'm running ST-M095's with canti's and no complaints from me.
by Landy Mann
15 Jun 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for commuting
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Wheels for commuting

Good Morning, Having recently moved house my commute is going to increase from 2.5miles each way, mostly on redways* and minor residential roads, to around 12 miles, 50:50 split between busy country lanes and redways*. This means it's time to swap from the retro MTB (Dimondback Topanga based - most ...
by Landy Mann
13 Apr 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frequent Tube Punctures
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Frequent Tube Punctures

About 10 years ago was having weekly punctures with Kenda Kriterium tires, this then went down to around 0-1 every 6 months when keeping the same 10mile round trip compute but swapping to Continental gator skins. (700c x 25) Recently I have used Schwalbe Marathon Cross and Schwalbe Land cruiser in 2...
by Landy Mann
3 May 2012, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sit up and beg
Replies: 12
Views: 6586

Sit up and beg

The question is why don't more people ride sit up and beg bikes? The reason I ask is that I've just recommissioned my Grandmas old bike (standard sturmy archer 3 speed) and taken it on a quick ride round the block, it was a far more relaxing to ride than either my road bike or mountain bike, I've al...
by Landy Mann
25 Feb 2012, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain breaking stress
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Chain breaking stress

Ahh thanks for that I'd looked at SRAM and Shimano but didn't think about looking at Taya however I've now found it from a reliable enough source!

Many thanks
David
BTW what Land Rover do you have?

EDIT: Thanks I'm only looking at it in line, so that good.
by Landy Mann
25 Feb 2012, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain breaking stress
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Chain breaking stress

OK here’s an odd question for you, does anyone know what the breaking stress is of a bike chain? I'm mainly looking at the cheaper end of the spectrum, but does anyone have any vague figures, or know where to find any? The reason for this is I'm trying to work out if the forces we're planning to put...
by Landy Mann
24 Feb 2012, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre tread direction for grass, loose surfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Tyre tread direction for grass, loose surfaces

The tractor style is meant to be self cleaning, however some lots of ag trailers have there tires fitted the other way round, but I can't remember why.
by Landy Mann
9 Nov 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can get a job that pays me to ride my bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 3117

Re: Where I can get a job that pays me to ride my bike?

You are not on this planet to enjoy yourself :wink: , you are here to have a good job, career progression and a cushy pension. Do jobs like that still exist ? Yes of course become a politician. You can ride your bike and pretend you are being "green" And be paid 20p a mile for the privile...
by Landy Mann
9 Nov 2011, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded tyres - which bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Studded tyres - which bike?

....which bike they'd be best suited to? Please don't say 'none of the above' as the garage is full... If you could possibly find a bit more space I'd say go and buy a basic old MTB for £25 from Gumtree,fit the studded tyres and enjoy! I got mine free and have spent £1.69 on a free wheel tool and £...
by Landy Mann
8 Nov 2011, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded tyres - which bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Studded tyres - which bike?

I've just put my kenda klondites on my new second hand and free to me mountain bike (see siggy) but need to put the hub back together before I test them out properly. I don't think the road bike has the clearance, it has enough problems with clearance for 25mm gatorskins...
by Landy Mann
30 Oct 2011, 11:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen,check your tubes!
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Ladies and gentlemen,check your tubes!

I did find out during my summer tour that my glue was solid (in my defense it was the first puncture in two years and the first on that set of tires) fortunately it was the day I was staying over with a friend so I had nothing more than a car cycle rack (don't ask) strapped onto the back. So it was ...