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by pubrunner
11 Mar 2013, 11:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way from LLangollen to Oswestry
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Best way from LLangollen to Oswestry

Or if your legs fancy it, there's a scenic hill route straight out of Llangollen (steep for a bit) up onto the ridge between the Dee and Ceiriog valleys, then follow the ridge road in the Chirk direction. If you take the direct route out of Llangollen, it is very steep - c. 1 in 4 in places and not...
by pubrunner
28 Feb 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: PLEASE READ - Norris Lockley Contact Details
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: PLEASE READ - Norris Lockley Contact Details

andrew_s wrote:Do you actually know Norris personally?
If not, I'd assume he's as imaginary as everything else.


Norris certainly exists - he is a top frame builder - Bespoke of Settle.
by pubrunner
28 Feb 2013, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: PLEASE READ - Norris Lockley Contact Details
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

PLEASE READ - Norris Lockley Contact Details

Hi All, Does anyone have a means of contacting Norris Lockley - other than by email ? I've just received this message - it is from Norris's email account, which has obviously been hacked. "I am in Limassol, Cyprus at the moment, I am here for a conference.I was sitting outside a cafe when gypsi...
by pubrunner
3 Dec 2012, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Atrial Fibrillation
Replies: 99
Views: 30245

Re: Atrial Fibrillation

I can see that you that you've posted lots of links . . I could post ('reputable') links which state that coffee can cause the heart to beat arrhythmically. . . . thing is though, I don't have to; from experience , I know if I were to have 4 or 5 cups of coffee and some chocolate, it would cause my ...
by pubrunner
3 Dec 2012, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Atrial Fibrillation
Replies: 99
Views: 30245

Re: Atrial Fibrillation

It's very common. 25% of people over the age of 65 have it, we used to be taught. Main causes were Hyperthyroidism, Alcohol, Rheumatic Heart Disease (a long time ago. That's gone now) and others. You cannot diagnose an arrhythmia unless the patient has it when you see him. You need a workup from a ...
by pubrunner
22 May 2012, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Cyclone Jockey Wheel replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Suntour Cyclone Jockey Wheel replacement

Hi all,

I'd like to replace the jockey wheels on my Suntour Cyclone MKII GT (long cage) derailleur; can anyone give me any pointers ?

I'm not sure how to split the cage to do it . . . . . . . and then put it together again so that it'll work :D .

Thank you for any advice
by pubrunner
17 Apr 2012, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon Fork Fatality
Replies: 27
Views: 4285

Re: Carbon Fork Fatality

Truly grim. I made steel fail by riding through 16,000 miles and 9 winters without servicing the steering bearing (who knows, I might have noticed) and with nothing to keep the salty water from spraying up inside. Salty water - where were you riding ? I wouldn't imagine that salty water would be a ...
by pubrunner
3 Jan 2012, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Obscure frame builders
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Obscure frame builders

Anyone heard of a frame builder called Wally Watkins ? I read a very brief mention of him - and I thought that he had a memorable name for a frame builder. I assume he did build his frames; of course, he might have bought them in. I believe he had a shop in Liverpool; what were his frames/bikes like...
by pubrunner
6 Oct 2011, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repair or replace ?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Repair or replace ?

Hi All, My son recently had an 'off' on his Dawes Galaxy (531 tubing). He is fine, but there is an issue with the frame. He fell off on the right of the bike and the bike slid away. The rear derallieur is a 'write off'; worse, he was bent the hanger and dropout back (inwards) ever so slightly. Furth...
by pubrunner
5 Sep 2011, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem Query
Replies: 28
Views: 2196

Tandem Query

Hi All, This is probably a daft question - but please bear with me. I'm interested in getting a tandem for use with my youngest son; what I would like to know is - does he 'have' to pedal as I pedal, or can he freewheel/coast if he gets tired ? There appear to be two types of tandem; those which hav...
by pubrunner
17 Aug 2011, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shropshire - Chirk - Llangollen
Replies: 15
Views: 5393

Re: Shropshire - Chirk - Llangollen

You could try cycling the tunnel, . . . . . . . but i certainly wouldn't advise it. There is a metal railing, to stop walkers/cyclists from falling into the canal. Sadly, large sections of the railing are missing . As Michael R has mentioned, you can avoid the Chirk tunnel by following the road to ...
by pubrunner
22 Jun 2011, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help required identifying Suntour front derailleur
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Help required identifying Suntour front derailleur

Hi All, I've just purchased a very nice Suntour front derailleur. My first impression, was that it is a Cyclone - especially from the front view; but the mounting bracket is much more like that of a Superbe. (The Cyclone mounting bracket looks entirely different). I've looked on Velobase, and I can'...
by pubrunner
17 Jun 2011, 12:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about bottom brackets?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: about bottom brackets?

When I read the description, I immediately thought that it was one of these - but obviously, not built by Rudge.

http://www.theracingbicycle.com/Thanet.html
by pubrunner
10 Jun 2011, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette Query
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Cassette Query

Hi All, One of my bikes has some Wolber Profil wheels that I rather like. However, I could do with replacing the cassette which is 6 speed - I'd like one which is slightly lower geared - 30, rather than 26T. Probably a 'daft' question, but will there be any 7 speed cassette that I could replace it w...
by pubrunner
6 Jun 2011, 12:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best on line weather forecast?
Replies: 47
Views: 2374

Re: Best on line weather forecast?

Sorebum wrote:I find accuweather Uk to be the most accurate and least sensationalist, even during the heavy snow of last November/December. Also has downloadable apps for android/iphone and BB, if I remember.


+1

I also find Accuweather UK to be excellent; it is certainly the best from the ones that I've tried.