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by Gunner
19 Nov 2013, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting a light to saddle pack
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: Fitting a light to saddle pack

Thanks everyone for replying, all very helpful and good advice and top tips, like Redvee states, the knog blinder fits onto a round seatpost or similar, will fit piping onto wedge loop to fix it on will post my method when they arrive. Agreed, the fixing of a pump under the saddle pack looks like it...
by Gunner
18 Nov 2013, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brooks saddle -which model
Replies: 55
Views: 10935

Re: brooks saddle -which model

Alastair, I have the B17 on my Brompton and Dawes Galaxy, both were very comfortable straight out of the box, I have had no problems or any issues with them at all, hope that helps some.
by Gunner
18 Nov 2013, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting a light to saddle pack
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Fitting a light to saddle pack

Has anyone solved the best way to fit a knog blinder 4 rear light to the topeak aero wedge (large size) please? Just ordered both as they get good reviews but now just wondering how to attach the light when it arrives! :D many thanks
by Gunner
10 Nov 2013, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 4436

Re: Winter Cleaning

Again,

Thank you folks for your input, some interesting points made, I enjoy tinkering and cleaning hopefully making component parts last longer work better. :D
by Gunner
9 Nov 2013, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 4436

Re: Winter Cleaning

For chain cleaning there are links to previous threads in the Technical : too good to lose section. Best of luck as there is no consensus on the best method. Some people insist that WD40 is not a lubricant and so useless on a chain. The manufacturers say it is a lubricant . I have always assumed it...
by Gunner
9 Nov 2013, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 4436

Re: Winter Cleaning

Thanks everyone all noted, yes agreed WD-40 may not be up to keeping the chain lubed correctly.
by Gunner
9 Nov 2013, 7:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 4436

Winter Cleaning

Hi Folks. I have searched the many threads within this forum regarding cleaning and chain lube etc. Could you all share your top tips regarding keeping your steed clean and lubed. I wash the bike with a hose and bucket of soapy water. I then wash the chain in white spirit then apply the oil. I have ...
by Gunner
24 Feb 2013, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different brake levers for Brompton
Replies: 14
Views: 3255

Re: Different brake levers for Brompton

I have a friend who has fitted the Shimano BL-R550 brake levers, they not only look good, but very efficient and spring loaded which should be more comfortable for you. We intend on fitting these ourselves to our Bromptons.
by Gunner
14 Feb 2013, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Use of rollers
Replies: 32
Views: 5633

Re: Use of rollers

Well ladies and gents, after placing my post yesterday I did what I said and ordered my Elite Arion rollers with Wiggle which arrived at 2.30pm today! out of the box, front roller adjusted and already completed 5 miles on the Bromton and Galaxy. Followed Mike F advice and set it up in the doorway fr...
by Gunner
13 Feb 2013, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Use of rollers
Replies: 32
Views: 5633

Re: Use of rollers

I am pleased that DAVEG has already asked this question as I was thinking of purchasing some rollers too to improve general fitness and to stop the crud getting onto my bike during this spell of poor weather. A quick search on most topics is already covered on this forum which is a great reference f...
by Gunner
30 Jan 2013, 6:15pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Adult Cycle Training - Leicestershire
Replies: 5
Views: 105015

Re: Adult Cycle Training - Leicestershire

Merry wanderer Like you, my wife and I also live in Middle Earth Hinckley meh duck..... I have a friend who may be able to help you, he lives in Leics, he has a number of ctc approved riding qualifications, which are listed his own web site for you to have a look and to make conduct if you feel he c...
by Gunner
21 Jan 2013, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In praise of mirrors
Replies: 72
Views: 4631

Re: In praise of mirrors

Another reason for considertion of the use of a mirror is the fact that cars seem to be very quiet now. On a recent ride out with ctc members a number of cars appeared from behind which were very quiet indeed, they were not travelling slowly or dawdling. Engineering has improved which an off shoot i...
by Gunner
19 Jan 2013, 10:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In praise of mirrors
Replies: 72
Views: 4631

Re: In praise of mirrors

Thank you to David F for starting this thread plus thanks to 'groberts' for his picture of the zefal spy - this looks just what we need, plus enables the mirror to be switched from bike to bike and from offside to nearside when touring overseas. The hunt begins...... We beleive a mirror fitted is be...
by Gunner
19 Jan 2013, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakes for Dawes UltraGalaxy
Replies: 15
Views: 1534

Re: Brakes for Dawes UltraGalaxy

Interesting thread to follow...... just purchased two galaxies (basic models) for my better half and I. Looking at carrying spares for when touring. The current canti brake pads appear to have a pin that pulls out thus allowing to slide a replacement pad into place. Will look at the brake pads menti...
by Gunner
15 Jan 2013, 3:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: membership
Replies: 77
Views: 147367

Re: membership

Yep, every now and then we all end up at the same cafe...can be a bit crowded!!! Anyway, remember that if you are a member you can ride with any group that you want (although you are officially assigned to one) so no reason why you can't enjoy rides with all the local groups. Si Thanks for latest r...