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by Khornight
23 Feb 2009, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle
Replies: 75
Views: 5741

I've used Brooks saddles since 1977, still have one of the original batch of 6 I bought at the time. I'm currently riding a brooks around the same age as me (also born in 1977), admittedly on my dad's back up bike, so untill this year not seen a great deal of use... but gone from florida to seattle...
by Khornight
19 Jan 2009, 11:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike strength
Replies: 15
Views: 1503

Like many before I have to say that there shouldn't be any bike frames that have a problem with 20 stone... I was 20 stone when I got my first racer...

As long as the wheels are quality (and not some silly light 24 spoke ones...) and you avoid potholes (and don't jump curbs)... you'll be fine.
by Khornight
13 Jan 2009, 7:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixing a Tyre Damage (and a mysterious puncture..) 700x28 C
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

+1 for superglue

and maybe one of those inner tube protectors, strips you fit between the tube and tyre, as long as the cut is on the crown of the tyre and the protector doesn't squeeze through the gap...
by Khornight
13 Jan 2009, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much does your bike weigh???
Replies: 51
Views: 3862

trek racer 21 lbs holdsworth fixed 26 lbs back pack with tools, lock, rain coat, pump, books and everything else I could posibly need if I ever got lost on my 10 mile commute about 6lbs. me 15 and a half stone. easier for me to loose weight than loose it from the bikes. but there is a point where yo...
by Khornight
16 Dec 2008, 12:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chains and their performance.
Replies: 22
Views: 2378

Re: Chains and their performance.

I've got to admit I've not broken a chain on any of my bikes though, so this is all theoretical. By the way I ride 42/16 so if your 36 is too much, mine should be about to break any day now (it's just had it's first birthday by the way, so you should be able to last at least that long) Ok sorry to ...
by Khornight
1 Dec 2008, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legal types: Walking your bike on a Footway or a Footpath
Replies: 26
Views: 2158

I don't know about this, but as an aside, there is an area in central london where the city past a bylaw stateing that you weren't even allowed to wheel your bike in these areas (mostly around st pauls and the riverside path towards the tower), by your definition it's all footpath's. The fact they h...
by Khornight
23 Nov 2008, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling bottoms
Replies: 9
Views: 774

I wear long john's (grey) under my shorts.

Cheap, warm, but at the same time breathable (wool).
by Khornight
22 Nov 2008, 2:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Showers at workplace
Replies: 22
Views: 3011

I'm quite jealous of some of the facilities described in this thread! At work there's one show cubical in a male toilet, but it's a single toilet and there's a lock on the door so a couple of women use it, between aprox 100 employees. This time of year it's used by three or four people (at most) who...
by Khornight
16 Nov 2008, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Market in London
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Sorry meant to mention that brick lane market is a sunday market, but if it's just been nicked it can't have been sold there already? Definitely worth checking out on the off chance. Through another forum (albeit London based) I have the numbers of the brick lane market officers, so if anyone has th...
by Khornight
16 Nov 2008, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Market in London
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Cycle Market in London

FFFFFF !!!!!! My daughter's nearly new bike has just been nicked from college :evil: ISTR there is a streetmarket in London that sells cheap 2nd hand bikes but I just cannot remember where? Can anyone jog my ageing memory? Or any other places to go where I can get a cheap hack replacement for not t...
by Khornight
12 Nov 2008, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: midges
Replies: 5
Views: 515

I think they preffer to be called "small people"

:-)
by Khornight
8 Nov 2008, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Question about One Way Systems ?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

B is the correct option isn't it? You are a road vehicle and you should be taking up your lane, not trying to find a gutter... Although as a lot of people have pointed out, in reality, it does depend on the speed of the rider and distance you'll be holding traffic up... I have a dual carriage way wh...
by Khornight
8 Nov 2008, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We have new competition!
Replies: 36
Views: 3698

Cool, that's a great description of lfgss (although I'd describe the profanities as slightly more than slang!), I read here and there about equally and can't see me needing to know anything (about bikes at least) that isn't covered by these two forums. They are worlds apart. Don't thank me, I just p...
by Khornight
30 Oct 2008, 2:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trailers-Anyone have any information or experiances
Replies: 13
Views: 104409

Re: Trailers-Anyone have any information or experiances

I've used a couple of trailers, mainly for transporting kids around (my younger brother when younger and my ex's kid) Of note: the first trailer had a plate which went on to the back hub and the trailer locked onto that (plus an emergancy conection should the main connection fail). the second one ha...
by Khornight
30 Oct 2008, 11:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The oddest of bikes....
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: The oddest of bikes....

I was in London this last week on a training course and staying in a hotel near Moorgate. My, what a lot of bikes there are! if you are in london on friday (or any other last friday of the month) there's the critical mass and there were a couple of tall bikes at that... owners are pretty friendly.....