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by COYB
27 Jul 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Trek Navigator 3.0 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Trek Navigator 3.0 for sale

Ladies Trek Navigator 3.0 16.5" - 43 cm Frame Triple Chain-set x 8 speed cassette - 24 speed 36 spoke wheels Triple puncture protection tyres Lock-out front suspension forks Comfort Saddle & Suspension seat post Rear Carrier Rack Trek bike computer Trek mini pump Detachable shopping basket ...
by COYB
23 Jun 2020, 12:10am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 312
Views: 17864

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

They tried a similar thing at my granddaughters school a couple of years ago. Any pupil riding to school had to produce a helmet and hi-viz vest. If they didn't have both items they were refused use of the bike sheds. Result--- empty bike sheds. On the other hand, the school did absolutely nothing a...
by COYB
29 May 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: First Folding E-Bike - Volt Metro LS or Wisper 806?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: First Folding E-Bike - Volt Metro LS or Wisper 806?

Re- Folding e-Bike. I bought my wife a Wisper 806 last year and she loves it. She rides it locally and when we are touring with the caravan. The bike has 5 power settings but she very rarely has the power set above one. A local route we ride here takes you up a long energy sapping hill but she still...
by COYB
21 Mar 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elusive Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Elusive Bottom Bracket

Many thanks for all the helpful suggestions regarding my " Elusive Bottom Bracket " which is now sorted. I have an embarrassing confession to make regarding the repair. I removed the BB to check ID, when I refitted it I used a torque wrench so the BB must have been loose all along. It must...
by COYB
16 Mar 2020, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elusive Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Elusive Bottom Bracket

Searching for a Bottom Bracket 73 mm x 124.5 mm but they seem impossible to find. I've been told a 73 mm x 127 mm would work, as I could fettle the front derailleur but a 2.5 mm seems a lot to me. Any ideas please.
by COYB
28 Feb 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple chain set advice please
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Re: Triple chain set advice please

Many thanks for all the advice. The other reason, apart from worn parts, is my age. I'm 70 this year and cycling is very much a leisure cyclist now. I usually do short rides 10 or 20 miles, usually 3 times a week but hope to increase this to 100 miles a week. The route I usually cycle has a couple o...
by COYB
26 Feb 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple chain set advice please
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Triple chain set advice please

Advice needed please. I have a 24 speed Specialized Tricross and have decided to give it an overhaul. I've had the bike since new ( 2010 ) so its well overdue for some serious maintenance. I'm changing the 8 speed 13-26 cassette for the same spec and fitting a new chain. I'd also like to change the ...
by COYB
31 Jul 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast of UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 3859

Re: Coast of UK?

There's an excellent book titled " One man and his bike " the author is Mike Carter. I read it last year and I couldn't put it down. Informative yes but so funny. You can get it on Amazon .
by COYB
17 Jul 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 44
Views: 7876

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

I know a cyclist who had the same issue. He fixed a length of sponge pipe insulation tubing to the offside of his bike. The tubing was about three feet long and was fixed to the rear rack, just behind the seat post. He covered the end of the tubing with hi-viz tape. The offending driver then used to...
by COYB
5 Jul 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 10015

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

There are drivers and then there are licence holders.