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by ignatzcatz
9 Sep 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes to Africa??
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Bikes to Africa??

I live near to Horsham in Sussex and am known as an active cyclist by friends and neighbours. As a consequence of this I get to assist on bike matters and get a few repair jobs, punctures in the main, for local folks. Of late I have had a couple of old mountain bikes deposited with me as the owners ...
by ignatzcatz
7 Oct 2015, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame repair/ who is the frame builder?
Replies: 15
Views: 2910

Re: Frame repair/ who is the frame builder?

If you can get down to the Horsham area I'd be happy to weld or braze up your frame FOC. I have seen a few cracks and such in this area due sometimes to over-tightening or incorrect sized seat pins. Unfortunately the paint in the immediate vicinity would be burnt off but a bit of Humbrol would see y...
by ignatzcatz
7 Oct 2015, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2015 Gridiron 100
Replies: 2
Views: 492

2015 Gridiron 100

I submitted an entry for this ride back in August but to date haven't received any confirmation of entry. My payment for the event has gone through Paypal so they have the money. I couldn't find any link to email the organisers directly on the Wessex CTC website to enquire so I am asking if any othe...
by ignatzcatz
11 Aug 2013, 8:47pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Required affiliations
Replies: 2
Views: 49545

Required affiliations

After two new hips and a bit of work on the back, I've been riding club 10's and training fairly hard to the extent that I hope to race again in 2014. This will be LVRC and Surrey League road races plus a few 25's and 50's. My question is do I really need to belong to a local club or can I enter on ...
by ignatzcatz
6 Nov 2012, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What aerodynamics?
Replies: 10
Views: 990

What aerodynamics?

OK brainboxes check this out. On my commute homewards I drop down a 1 in 7 hill, don't get envious, I have to go up it in the morning, in the dark, at 5 oclock when it's a bit cold, so here I am riding hard onto the hill, hands in the centre of the bars, no tri bars, nose on the stem in full tuck. N...
by ignatzcatz
6 Nov 2012, 9:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slowww cycling clubs
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

Re: Slowww cycling clubs

Why not give the Forty Plus CC a try. I am assuming you are of that age group because if you were younger you really ought to get your finger out and ride a bit harder. However the Forty plus have a couple of midweek rides plus a jaunt on Sunday and their pace is around the 12 to 14 mph range and de...
by ignatzcatz
1 Nov 2012, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old school winter riding
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: old school winter riding

I've always used Campag chainrings, they just seem to last forever. Chainring and sprocket in 3/32nd chain in 1/8th and brush on WD40 weekly in the Winter. For gearing I find 42 x 17 with 6 and 1/2" cranks will take you just about anywhere. Keep twiddlin.
by ignatzcatz
14 Oct 2012, 6:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grid Iron 100 Sunday 14th October
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Grid Iron 100 Sunday 14th October

What a great day for the Grid Iron 100. Super blue skies and only a slight breeze to contend with. However I'm sure there were a couple more hills in it than there was a few years back, or am I just getting old. Probably. Anyway thanks to all the very hard working organizers, from car park staff to ...
by ignatzcatz
12 Nov 2011, 12:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Questions for Motorcyclists
Replies: 50
Views: 3806

Re: Questions for Motorcyclists

My scoot http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/ignatzcatz/Harley%20Davidson%20WL750%20%20-%20%20thro%20the%20years/th_SANY0269.jpg It's a 1948 flathead Harley, footclutch, hand gear change, don't go too fast and don't stop too good but it's a load fun and a real nice alternative to pushing pedals.
by ignatzcatz
11 Nov 2011, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not up to evens yet
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Not up to evens yet

It was a bang in job and ceramic and I know I'm a naughty boy but I said that post op I would beat my best 10 time pre op, so I've just gotta start getting the miles in.
by ignatzcatz
10 Nov 2011, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not up to evens yet
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Not up to evens yet

Excuse my indulgence but it's 13days since having my hip replaced and I'm back on the bike again. For sure I only took it steady but it was the first ride in a month so it felt pretty good. I think I'll have 20 minutes or so on the turbo today but I don't think I'll drop it onto the 53 12 just yet. ...
by ignatzcatz
15 Aug 2010, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nightstick problem
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Nightstick problem

With a slight change in my shift work hours, I'm now riding in the dark morning hours and need lights. Earlier in the year I was using a Vistalight Nightstick powering a 5w front light. It was a great light and lit up the country lanes on my 30 mile daily commute. But putting it back into use althou...
by ignatzcatz
18 Apr 2010, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size touring bike do I need?
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: What size touring bike do I need?

There's gotta be a joke here, Moscow Joe from Russia wants a old treader, help me guys.
by ignatzcatz
18 Apr 2010, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helicoil stripped bottom bracket ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: Helicoil stripped bottom bracket ?

Now you might not want to do this but I bought an old Harry Quinn frame from Ripley bike jumble a few years back and it came with a Campag bottom bracket. That's nice I thought. So I get it home and thought it best to pull out the bottom bracket just to see if it's all greased up and serviceable. Th...
by ignatzcatz
14 Apr 2010, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubular tyres , mavic rims, - advice for 'tubs' novice
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Tubular tyres , mavic rims, - advice for 'tubs' novice

Hey Russ, cut the spokes out, save the hubs, bin the rest. Sprints and tubs are'nt for novices. They're a b##ch to fit, and a b##ch to repair. You'll get glue everywhere, trying to stretch the tub onto the rim you'll get glue all over the sidewall and glue on the rim. However, the hiss of tubs at 8 ...