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by Halla
27 Oct 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 61
Views: 2892

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

There are still a number of people around who, like me have been good customers of SPA Cycles for many years and, built up a very good relationship with them. The telephone was often answered by the boss John Pocklington (I believe is his name), the order was processed as mine was this time, and usu...
by Halla
23 Oct 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 61
Views: 2892

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

As I started this thread, here is the latest: The parcel arrived today, 3 days from order by phone, NOT 4 weeks as I was originally told. The order was not fulfilled correctly, they supplied Marathon Green Guard tyres instead of Delta Cruiser as ordered, they charged for the more expensive Marathons...
by Halla
20 Oct 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 61
Views: 2892

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

The replies are appreciated and valued, however as someone who has had their identity stolen from the internet, I am very reluctant to go through all the hassle again. I have previously had problems with the guy who answered the phone yesterday. I phoned again today and spoke the the manager, who sa...
by Halla
19 Oct 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 61
Views: 2892

SPA Cycles Harrogate

Hello All: I have for many years obtained most of my cycle parts accessories and some clothing from SPA Cycles and always received very good service. I do not order anything over the internet. I am probably not the only person who prefers direct contact. I was very surprised this afternoon when I te...
by Halla
2 Oct 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shifter and rear derailleur Compability
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: shifter and rear derailleur Compability

For my own education. I am not sure if I am reading the question correctly. Do I assume that the bike currently has rim brakes and the OP wants to change to disc brakes? Does this depend upon the frame and whether it has been built to accept either rim or disc brakes. Sorry if I have missed something.
by Halla
21 Aug 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike

Let us know how you get on with the F W Evans, as far as I know they were a decent bike.

You will have a pleasant surprise, I am sure.
by Halla
20 Aug 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Apollo -Kids Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Apollo -Kids Bike

Thank you all for the replies, I will try adjusting the brakes first and change the cables. My Nephew claims he has adjusted the brakes but they bind and his son cannot turn the pedals, because the wheels are out of true. I do not want to put him off riding before he starts. I will grab the bike and...
by Halla
20 Aug 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Apollo -Kids Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Apollo -Kids Bike

Hello All. My Nephew has just bought a second hand Apollo Kids bike for his 3 year old Son. A brief look shows that the wheels are a bit out of true and there are other minor maintenance issues. The bike looks ok paint wise but needs a bit of looking after. I have trued up 700c wheels ok but concern...
by Halla
4 Aug 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which gravel bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: Which gravel bike?

Have you looked at what Spa Cycles has to offer, bikes designed by cyclists for cyclists. At reasonable prices with choice of setup.
by Halla
27 Jul 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?

How about a good leather worker or re-upholsterer, OR even the Repair Shop on BBC TV.

Hope this helps.
by Halla
20 Jul 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Charge spoon, will it go back further than a B17 ?

You can spend a fortune and waste a huge amount of time trying to get the right saddle. I suggest you start from getting the fore aft and saddle height right first. There has been a lot of advice about getting saddles further back and often too high. Start from the basic, check the vertical line bet...
by Halla
26 Jun 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 right gear shifter - repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Shimano 105 right gear shifter - repairable?

On my 105 the model number is on the outside of the lever under the rubber.

If you pull the rubber forward, you should see the model number embossed in the plastic, near to where the lever is attached to the handlebar.

I had to use a torch and magnifying glass, but I am quite old. :lol:

Andy
by Halla
7 Jun 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes

Before committing to a bike rack, it is worth checking that the carrying vehicle is capable of carrying the load. Best to check the combined weight of the bikes and compare to the carrying capacity. The law was changed a few years ago and there should be advice in your handbook as well as the bike r...
by Halla
5 Jun 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Nomad frame sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Dawes Nomad frame sizing

Hello Mickeyluv. From the Dawes 2011 brochure there were 26 inch and 700c wheeled versions. The 26 inch wheeled version had 16,18,or 20 inch frame and 700c wheeled version 18, 20 & 22 inch frame. The frame appears to be measured from centre bottom bracket to top of seat tube, the metric equivale...
by Halla
21 Apr 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blocked ears
Replies: 35
Views: 1549

Re: Blocked ears

Hello Antonish. It is often recommended to use a few drops olive oil several times a day for a couple of weeks, doing it myself at the moment. Too much is messy!!! The volume on the radio had to be increased, then I was moaned at for it being too loud. As the doctor said " Never put anything sm...