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by lauriematt
9 Feb 2010, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: recommend a speedo with backlight
Replies: 4
Views: 441

recommend a speedo with backlight

hi there the speedos gone on my motorbike and im replacing it with a bicycle speedo. i was told by a policeman today that it needs a backlight for obvious reasons...though he was a bit unsure as to whether it was actually legal or not so can anyone recommend a bike speedo that has a backlight? prefe...
by lauriematt
17 Aug 2009, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cheap alternatives to puncture tape
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: cheap alternatives to puncture tape

thanxs for all the advice. from the sounds of things im better off without the tape

i have a set of Schwalbe something tyres - by all accounts its a decent brand and should hold well
by lauriematt
17 Aug 2009, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cheap alternatives to puncture tape
Replies: 11
Views: 731

cheap alternatives to puncture tape

currently riding a bike which doesnt use quick release on the wheels...the axles have bolts on so feels like more of an effort to take the wheel out i was looking at getting some puncture tape - that goes between the tyre and inner tube - so i can reduce the chance of getting a puncture. but they se...
by lauriematt
13 Aug 2009, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?

got the cups out in the end...persisted with a hammer & screwdriver

turns out they were the 'push in' type not threaded...but took a HEAVY beating to get them out
by lauriematt
8 Aug 2009, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?

***will try to upload a pic tomorrow

true i could re-use cups...but i only wanted to remove them for the sake of the paint job...so i can get a nice flush finish
by lauriematt
8 Aug 2009, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: powder coating
Replies: 15
Views: 1952

Re: powder coating

I picked up Yellow Pages to look for a sand-blaster to clean off the paint from a mixte frame we had. The chap suggested he could powder-coat the frame too, so I asked him the price for the whole job - blast and coat. £35 the lot. Bright red. I took the bare frame down to him, and picked it up a fe...
by lauriematt
8 Aug 2009, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 798

restoration of old town bike - old style bottom bracket !?!?

hi guys im currently giving an old town bike a bit of much needed TLC...which will involve a respray. its a Townsend model ive removed everything on the bike ready for the respray - bar the bottom bracket! its an old cup and cone job (i think external bottom bracket)...with cotter pins attaching the...
by lauriematt
24 Jun 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: removal of bottom bracket-advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: removal of bottom bracket-advice needed

thanxs for the advice...yes its shimano old and new!
seems obvious now youve mentioned it :D will fit it later
thanxs
by lauriematt
24 Jun 2009, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: removal of bottom bracket-advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 276

removal of bottom bracket-advice needed

hi there...im replacing the bottom bracket on the MTB which hasnt been done in years

the problem though,is that alot of the plastic 'teeth' on the cup are mostly broken off!

any suggestions?
im thinking i might have to resort to the soldering iron & try to melt it out
by lauriematt
20 Jun 2009, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First time nearly hit by a car - police notified
Replies: 16
Views: 1540

Re: First time nearly hit by a car - police notified

glad your unhurt! although whenever i have near misses with a car i just tend to shout a little at the driver & carry on my way! dont bother reporting theres been times too when a near-miss has been my fault. ie pulling out of a junction without looking properly. i suppose if i reported the driv...
by lauriematt
14 May 2009, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: emergency puncture repair
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: emergency puncture repair

i broke a presta valve once - ripped the rubber a the base - impossible to fit a patch

applied loads of glue with some tight rubber bands wrapped around it

did me well for a good couple of days
by lauriematt
13 May 2009, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: shimano shoes sizes...
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

shimano shoes sizes...

hi guys - bought a set of lidl or aldi cycling shoes size 6.5 (size 40) but find that the shoes are too long and dont fit very well with everyday shoes im around 6.5 - 7 give or take what size shimano shoes do people wear who are around the same size? hoping to head down to lbs at some point to try ...
by lauriematt
11 May 2009, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brake blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Screaming brake blocks

'toeing' the brake pads in can reduce squealing...by that i mean you set the pads at an angle to the rim - instead of rubbing on the rims square on.

link - http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/brakepad.htm
by lauriematt
21 Apr 2009, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 5508

Re: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!

Just for the archive ... mine removed from the left hand side, with a 7/16" hex key. And - just to keep me on my toes - it's a left hand thread. i was unsure of the thread....tried it both ways and something shifted. didnt have a vice so used an extra long pole and ended up snapping it in half...
by lauriematt
20 Apr 2009, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 5508

Re: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!

been for advice to LBS....instead of the taking the bolt out from the right drive side....you use a 12mm on the left side of the wheel where there is a 6-sided edge to the bolt