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by quiksilver
2 Nov 2011, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen,check your tubes!
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Ladies and gentlemen,check your tubes!

I prefer to just fit a new tube, but recently while on holiday I had a flat and decided to repair it rather than use up my spare inner. This is rare for me as I loath the job of fixing punctures. Low and behold, the rubber cement had gone solid in my repair kit. Although I have purchased a new punct...
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2011, 8:20am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

Thought I would post a photo of the B'Fold.
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2011, 7:31am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

I am toying with the idea of having a 20" rear wheel built up with a fixed hub or possibly a flip flop hub so I can try the B'Fold as a fixed gear.
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2011, 7:27am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

I managed to complete my first full commute (7 miles) into work this morning on the B'Fold and I have to say I am quite impressed with it. Of course having never ridden a folding bike before I have no yardstick to measure it against. Apart from the obvious differences to my normal ride I found it ve...
by quiksilver
31 Oct 2011, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 373707

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I'd buy one :P
by quiksilver
28 Oct 2011, 1:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad start to Monday morning.
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Re: Sad start to Monday morning.

I work right close by to where this tragic accident took place, I noticed the ghost bike a few days ago. It is drawing a lot of attention, with many people taking photos of it. Ghost bikes seem to disappear after a short time and I wonder if it is embarrased local councils removing them? The one at ...
by quiksilver
27 Oct 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

The usual price is £150 but they are on a promotion at the moment. Maybe they are a loss leader? I fitted the seat from my fixed gear to my B'Fold as I found the supplied seat too wide and spongy. I am used to a narrow, hard racing saddle, it feels better but my saddle is slightly thinner so my legs...
by quiksilver
27 Oct 2011, 5:44am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

I would say thatt the height range given is rather on the generous side. I am 1.73cms and i have the seatpost at maximum extension. If you are short in the leg you maybe ok?
by quiksilver
27 Oct 2011, 5:07am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

The rear OLN is 120, it comes as single speed from Decathlon. I imagine the weight is down to the frame being made of steel.
by quiksilver
26 Oct 2011, 1:04pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

Replaced the damaged cage with loose bearings this morning.
by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

Yep, but i am sure assembley mistakes happen on cheap and expensive bikes.
by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 1:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

Just stripped the headset to try to trace the wobble. It turned out to be crushed caged bearings, the cage was distorted and three bearings had fallen out. I managed to reshape it and refit the bearings into the cage, now re-assembled the wobble has gone. Hopefully the ride home will feel much better.
by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike

Do chain tugs work on conventional sloping dropouts? I thought they only worked on rear facing ones.
by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike

Mine was out much further before but I bodged a repair to it by cutting off the larger chainring and fitting the smaller 42 tooth on what was effectively now just a spider. It would normally would have been easier to change the entire crankset but I have BB issues and need to retain the original set...
by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 7:53am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

Did a small commute this morning on the B'Fold. Rode to the local station, jumped on the train, got off one stop before my work and rode the rest of the way in. First impressions of riding the folder are that it feels rather odd, but I usually ride a full size fixed gear bike so I guess that is to b...