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by albert
4 Nov 2016, 12:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant Defy seat stay break and bit of a warranty hassle.
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Giant Defy seat stay break and bit of a warranty hassle.

You should use Consumer Protection law. Your contract is with the vendor and not with Giant . If you have not crashed the frame then you, effectively, have a six year warranty and it should be replaced. Shops often try to fob people, who don't know their rights, off. I recently bought a 5 year old 2...
by albert
15 May 2015, 12:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 83
Views: 2288

Re: Scottish Independence

Nationalism is defined by its sectarianism. Nationalists dress themselves in any clothes that will suit the aims of their agenda. Be warned, at root they are always Fascist and feed upon and exploit the resentments of people who have chips on their shoulders and have been sold a self serving myth ab...
by albert
13 Jan 2015, 11:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Devastated! Heart Attack at 59. Former fitness gone forever?
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Devastated! Heart Attack at 59. Former fitness gone fore

I too d a massive heart attack aged 59 and sustained permanent damage. I was a sedentary smoker who's work entailed no physically active element. Nearly 8 years on, I have covered 26,000 miles with the best part of a million and a half feet of climbing thrown in. I do the odd Audax and Sportive and ...
by albert
15 May 2014, 9:18pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cwtch Cafe Pontrhydygroes
Replies: 0
Views: 7183

Cwtch Cafe Pontrhydygroes

Just some words of praise for this cycle friendly café in the village of Pontrhydygroes in Ceredigion. Cwtch is now a regular haunt of riders from all over Ceredigion, of which I am one. It is open all year round. Good cakes, decent coffee and clean + it has a small stock of inner tubes and gells. :D
by albert
27 Jul 2013, 12:52am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Clive Powell Mountain Bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 17127

Re: Clive Powell Mountain Bikes

Nothing but praise from me as well. Excellent mechanic, very friendly and obliging people and NOW very good coffee.
My favourite bike shop and easily the best in Mid-Wales.
by albert
27 Jul 2013, 12:08am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Charge Bicycles metal mudguard - Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 22180

Re: Charge Bicycles metal mudguard - Warning

Update: After a further exchange of e-mails, Wiggle are now going to send me a replacement guard at no cost. This is what I would have expected and I am pleased that they have done the decent thing albeit after a bit of effort. :) However, I remain very concerned about the safety aspect of using the...
by albert
24 Jul 2013, 12:01am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Charge Bicycles metal mudguard - Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 22180

Charge Bicycles metal mudguard - Warning

I recently had a potentially serious failure while riding my Charge Juicer. Stopping to investigate a severe rattle that came on suddenly, I found that the rear mudguard had sheered across most of its width. It is easy to imagine what could have happened if I had ignored the rattle and continued rid...
by albert
31 Oct 2012, 11:43pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 76
Views: 112713

Re: Wiggle

Until recently I have always had good service from Wiggle and the few problems I have had were dealt with politely, earning them 5 stars for customer service in my book. In the last few months, however, they have gone downhill and customer service has been downright poor. Anything to do with Wiggle ...
by albert
8 Jul 2012, 12:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: audax or tourer, cliché question?
Replies: 30
Views: 4075

Re: audax or tourer, cliché question?

What I did: Bought a Charge Juicer - Hi - big discount from Wiggle. Converted the gearing into 50/34 front and 11-34 10 speed rear. Changed the stem to get a more upright position. Changed the seatpost. Changed the saddle to suit my bum. put some really nice wheels on it that I had from a previous b...
by albert
19 Apr 2011, 11:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 129
Views: 181109

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

I have had nothing but excellent service from both Wiggle and Chain Reaction. Everything I have ordered has arrived within a couple of days. Example of Wiggle's customer relations:- I bought a pair of wheels from Wiggle (£400ish). They arrived with slight damage to one of the graphics stickers. I go...
by albert
4 Feb 2011, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD shoes
Replies: 22
Views: 1856

Re: SPD shoes

Smelly Shoes. Fill your socks with talc before you ride - works for me :D
by albert
10 Oct 2009, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So why DO you cycle?
Replies: 81
Views: 256956

Re: So why DO you cycle?

I started cycling because I had a heart attack after 35 years of smoking and taking no exercise, and found it less boring than the gym. After I got my first bike I "got the bug". I do Sportifs, cycle over 100 miles a week and now have 4 bikes - much to the amusement of my family who think ...
by albert
6 Jun 2009, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poor dealers.Is it only me?
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Poor dealers.Is it only me?

The only bike I have ever bought that was set up perfectly from day 1 was a Focus Summit bought from Wiggle. It is also the only bike I have ever bought that was without a single scuff. :roll: The advantage of using my local shop is that it is handy building up a relationship should I have an emerge...
by albert
6 Jun 2009, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Turbo trainers
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Turbo trainers

I've had a Tacx Satori since Christmas and it works very well. It is stable, so getting on and off wouldn't be too difficult with your broken arm. Can you use it one-armed? I see no reason why not. BUT! I would imagine that you could possibly hurt your back through being unbalanced if you over did t...
by albert
6 Jun 2009, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS / fancy computers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: GPS / fancy computers?

I love my Edge 705. I use it on my three bikes (including the one on a turbo trainer) to record my efforts - distance, time, heart rate, distance split-times, total climb,steepness, elevation, heart rate, calories etc. It is also an excellent (better than my wife's Nuvi, which is a nightmare here in...