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by kevinn123
2 Dec 2009, 12:53pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Foska
Replies: 12
Views: 6015

Re: Foska, what is the quality like?

sorry to resurrect an old thread - foska now have a Wallace and Gromit shirt available for pre-order

- keep up Lad

http://www.foska.com/road-jerseys/mens/wallace-and-gromit-road-jersey.html
by kevinn123
18 Aug 2009, 8:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 25
Views: 1386

Re: Coffee

I'be always found hasbean.co.uk an excellent site with great service and fantastic coffee
- I tend not to try the same one twice - still enough the sampling

could try ....

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/Indian-Monsoon-Malabar-2009%252d2010.html
by kevinn123
31 Jul 2009, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Tricross single
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Specialized Tricross single

Running my Tricross as fixed commuter at the moment - have never really noticed any judder issues - braking has been fine. Saddle is a bit rubbish - but an easy replacement In-line brakes which I thought I might use - haven't been and the rivets have started to rust a little (they are easy to remove...
by kevinn123
24 Jul 2009, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I remove sticky tape residue?
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: How can I remove sticky tape residue?

surgical spirits is good for getting rid of sticky stuff too
by kevinn123
5 Jun 2009, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My First Thoughts On Riding Fixed.
Replies: 28
Views: 2491

Re: My First Thoughts On Riding Fixed.

just gone fixed a few weeks ago, I echo everything already said - going down steep hills is interesting (expend all that energy getting up the hill and there is no rest on the may way down) - forgetting to keep peddling round corners is interesting too But sticking at it at the moment - speed and ca...
by kevinn123
2 Jun 2009, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Altura Panniers
Replies: 26
Views: 4394

Re: Altura Panniers

I've a set of Altura Dryline 56 Rear Panniers - coming up to 6 months old now I use one of them my daily commute - had a couple of "unscheduled stops" and the pannier is still as good as new I liked the 56 as the seemed taller the others - and I could therefore get my pump in the bag verti...
by kevinn123
14 May 2009, 9:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK

camped in the new forest at the weekend - I'm sure the rules said you had to leave 6m space between tents - due to fire safety

Makes it an expensive weekend if you need to pay for 2 pitches
by kevinn123
24 Apr 2009, 12:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My pride and joy..
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: My pride and joy..

by bigjim » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:27 pm A lot of cyclists are miserable gits. This morning on a quiet country lane old guy on a racer approached me from the opposite direction. He got a cheerful Hi from me. Nothing. Not even a glimmer, just a look of incomprehension. A nod would have done. So I shoute...
by kevinn123
8 Apr 2009, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need a decent maintenance stand.
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: I need a decent maintenance stand.

+1 for the lifeline

- I'm sure I got mine for less than £50 - wiggle seem to vary their prices quite alot - so if you can wait......
by kevinn123
24 Mar 2009, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Refusing to lift the barriers
Replies: 29
Views: 2816

Re: Refusing to lift the barriers

So if I was driving in an open topped sports car - I'd have to get out of car and push it round barrier before getting back in and driving off?

The barrier would be just as likely to fall on my head sitting in the sports car as it is on a bike (at least on a bike I'd be wearing a helmet :) )
by kevinn123
4 Mar 2009, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle repair stands
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Cycle repair stands

+ 1 for the Spin Doctor Deluxe

- easy to use - and folds easily so can be tucked away.

got it cheaper than the current price - seems if you wait long enough Wiggle will eventually drop the price for a week or two.
by kevinn123
2 Mar 2009, 12:52pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: I don't like the new look!
Replies: 42
Views: 6155

Re: I don't like the new look!

+1 for subsilver2

current one is too busy and hard to read
by kevinn123
15 Jan 2009, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: commute 10 miles +
Replies: 48
Views: 5038

18 miles round trip
3 or 4 times a week - depends if I have to do the school run or not
All year - since I started in April last year - I certainly plan too.
by kevinn123
14 Jan 2009, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tricross / SKS mudguards interface
Replies: 15
Views: 5509

I fitted SKS's to my single speed without too much problem

for the recessed brake bolt I fitted it the other way wrong, with the nut at the front - meant I could get the allen key in at the back