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by random37
29 Jun 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1637

Re: Wheels for big guys

......................Aren't we able to give simple clear advice that stands on its own and doesn't need to be argued in never ending posts. I've noticed that whenever someone asks about anything to do with cycling on here and mentions they're overweight, some people always start lecturing them abo...
by random37
28 Jun 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1637

Re: Wheels for big guys

Congratulations for starting!
The Rigida Andra 40 rim is rated for your weight. Add to that a good quality Shimano freehub, a good wheel build and you'll be golden. Expect the whole thing to cost £100-130ish.
Or the wheel in that SJS cycles link above.
by random37
26 Jun 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 11628

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

My assumption is almost anything would be better than the cheap tat available in cup and cone land these days.
Expect a new post when the need arises.
by random37
26 Jun 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 11628

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

My understanding is the Euro BB is the same size as an MTB bottom bracket (actually, there are two different shell widths). There are larger sizes (Mid and Spanish), which would require a different size frame. A BMX crank is what I'd use. You can get square spindles, but the crank it has now could b...
by random37
25 Jun 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 11628

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Regarding bottom brackets on these and singlespeed conversions. Mine is still on the original bottom bracket, which I suspect won't be good enough for another rebuild. There is the problem with the seat tube intruding into the shell. The quality of cup & cone bottom brackets is pretty poor these...
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?

Yes. He was quite well known for it. Was mostly around Oxford way.
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 54
Views: 2064

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

I suspect tyres and position of contact points are more important.
Still, I don't like it. It looks cheap.
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 4880

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

There is a natural desire amongst a noisy minority of humanity to put down "out groups" (I think this is the current sociological term). insults on grounds of race, sexuality etc are now illegal, so these pathetic people have had to move down to the next target on the list. Personally I t...
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal towpaths from London to Manchester or Preston
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Canals

It's a towpath. It's for horses to tow boats along.
I wouldn't suggest riding a bike that way unless you had to.
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?

When I used to live on a boat, I knew someone who instead of locking his bike, used to chuck it in the canal when he wasn't using it. When it was time to go somewhere, he'd pull it out and ride into town. If the bike lasted two months, he was still up on a couple of bus fares. And to be fair, no-one...
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 8:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 54
Views: 2064

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

Spinners wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HRCZoi6iRo

You'd have thought they could have set up the indexing before they did the video!
Yes, absolutely. One chainring = corner cutting.
by random37
23 Jun 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre size lower limit for rim width fit: road tyre on MTB wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Tyre size lower limit for rim width fit: road tyre on MTB wheel

Do bear in mind that different brands of tyre are sometimes different widths; two 700x32 tyres from different brands might be quite different measured next to each other.
by random37
23 Jun 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Laka Club third party insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Laka Club third party insurance

simonhill wrote:If you're not a member then you're using our forum for free.

And what's wrong with that?
I wouldn't choose to put it this way, but you could argue that non-members are giving Cycling UK the benefit of their knowledge and experience for free.
In fact, isn't the legal help free for non-members too?
by random37
23 Jun 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 54
Views: 2064

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

Secondhand.
There's no reason to make another road bike of this design. There are thousands of machines of equal or better quality out there, some of which have never been used. The going rate for such a bike is £50-£150.
by random37
23 Jun 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Service professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 993

Re: Health Service professionals

Both receptionists smiled ....... It's not necessarily the same thing you think they were smiling at. I suspect neither of them would know how to react to what you said, and were just hoping you'd go away. I cycled off home and sorted myself out using the power of the internet ... as you do ... Yes...