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by WOT
7 Aug 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Source for unusual / specific fastners
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Source for unusual / specific fastners

Not what the OP wants but McMaster is always worth a look when searching for anything.

https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/system- ... llimeters/
by WOT
23 Jul 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano equipment. NOW ALL SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Shimano equipment.

I’ve decided to post here as sometimes sellers of used parts put in a lot of effort behind the scenes and it goes unnoticed. In this case the seller went to lengths to explain the history, take additional photos as requested, found a convenient way to accept payment, packed the item to perfection, s...
by WOT
18 Jul 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano equipment. NOW ALL SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Shimano equipment.

I’ll take the ultegra triple cranks please. Will send you a pm now.
by WOT
18 Jun 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle cover
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Saddle cover

It isn't hard to recover a saddle . I use old leather jackets. One piece jobs are fine. I can't see how you can cover a saddle without there being some movement unless it is very well glued. Something like neoprene will change the shape anyway so will peobably be pointless. Much easier to just repl...
by WOT
18 Jun 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle cover
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Saddle cover

I fashioned a cover from an old pair of cycling shorts once as the saddle was eating my good bibs. It slipped around a little but actually worked well.
by WOT
19 May 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6348

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat-bar-disc-road-bike-sora-id_8554412.html Perhaps something like this? Add a lock, helmet, bottle, bottle cage and mudguards, pump and puncture repair kit and you should be good to go. In due course change the tyres to 35mm wide schwalbe marathon plus. 28 spoke ...
by WOT
19 May 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6348

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat- ... 54412.html

Perhaps something like this?
Add a lock, helmet, bottle, bottle cage and mudguards, pump and puncture repair kit and you should be good to go.

In due course change the tyres to 35mm wide schwalbe marathon plus.
by WOT
18 May 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6348

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

That’s how it goes. In essence they are telling you that stuff will break and you will have to pay to fix it. I can tell you that starting at more than your weight and now being ~4st less than you I have broken a lot of middle of the road bike components. Whatever you buy for your budget will requir...
by WOT
18 May 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6348

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

What height are you?
by WOT
18 May 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre size for heavy rider
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Tyre size for heavy rider

622x 35 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme at ~80psi is very comfortable for me. I am about your weight. I have previously used 622x 35 up front and 622x 45 at the rear in Schwalbe Marathon Plus. (90psi front, 70psi rear). I run tyre clearances that others would not be comfortable with like 2mm each side of ...
by WOT
15 Apr 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 2958

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

Spotted a cheeky fox on Monday night. Right up beside the road.
by WOT
27 Mar 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless
Replies: 157
Views: 4726

Re: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless

XRF Analyser would settle it.
by WOT
25 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider

I was your weight and still am your height :D If you are in London you are welcome to bring my bike for a spin, I could pretty much guarantee it won’t buckle under you. Pick a bike that fits you for a decent test ride. If you have a big gut it’s going to be difficult to get down onto drop bars. That...