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by quiksilver
23 Apr 2010, 5:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London Cycle shops
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: London Cycle shops

Try giving Simpsons Cycles in Kentish Town a call. Its a real nice friendly LBS, they maybe able to help you. I use them whenever possible.
by quiksilver
23 Apr 2010, 5:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London Cycle shops
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: London Cycle shops

Try giving Simpsons Cycles in Kentish Town a call. Its a real nice friendly LBS, they maybe able to help you. I use them whenever possible.
by quiksilver
18 Apr 2010, 11:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride To Work Bikes Show Us Yours
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: Ride To Work Bikes Show Us Yours

I try to avoid lumbering the bike with anything if possible For this very reason I have been using a fabric Horse for my Kryptonite Evo Mini and I have just started using an Archies Grobag Rosie. They both sling from your belt and feel a little heavy when standing but as soon as you mount the bike a...
by quiksilver
18 Apr 2010, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: big top, short below!
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: big top, short below!

Lol, it must be a forty something thing, I seem to be growing a huge pigeon chest but my legs look like they belong to a 16 year old. Baggy shorts are definetly the way to go I feel. Maybe I need a few lessons from Gok on what not too wear?
by quiksilver
17 Apr 2010, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddlebag vs topbag
Replies: 16
Views: 1739

Re: Saddlebag vs topbag

I have a friend who always uses panniers but I am of the opinion if you have the space you will inevitably end up filling it up. On one occasion whilst riding to his mums in Cornwall from London he ended up packing a pair of steel toe capped boots and a SDS drill into his panniers ??? He only made i...
by quiksilver
16 Apr 2010, 10:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ride To Work Bikes Show Us Yours
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: Ride To Work Bikes Show Us Yours

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This my Viscount, used for my daily London commute and for pottering around Kent at the weekends. Haven't had the guts yet to take it home to Cornwall to ride. It performs pretty well for a 32 year old machine.
by quiksilver
14 Apr 2010, 4:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stuck in a rut
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Stuck in a rut

What sort of bike do you ride? I used to commute on a 27 gear hybrid, but it all got rather mundane. I started riding fixed gear a few years back to give me a new challenge and stop me coasting for half of my ride. I love it and its stopped me being lazy and coasting for half my commute.
by quiksilver
14 Apr 2010, 4:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the trick with Presta valves?
Replies: 30
Views: 2917

Re: What's the trick with Presta valves?

Right-o, I'm going to forget all the assumptions from my schrader days and just go for the brute force approach with the track pump and see if I can reliably blow the valve open. Sounds like a plan. I guess there's no real difference between inner tubes? I have some far-eastern ones, my wife has (I...
by quiksilver
6 Apr 2010, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct measurement of Axle in Cup & Cone BB
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Correct measurement of Axle in Cup & Cone BB

Ok , I have checked on the net on a few different sites and a lot mention cup and cone BBs but none really tell you how to measure the axle length. So I was wondering if anyone can tell me please from where to where do you measure one? Is it simply end to end, or possibly cone face to cone face or s...
by quiksilver
6 Apr 2010, 5:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2755
Views: 376536

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Over the last few months I have seen a number of Viscount track frames for sale. Does anyone have any info on these? Numbers made, quality etc?
by quiksilver
29 Mar 2010, 6:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flip flop hub and brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Flip flop hub and brake adjustment

If you rode fixed instead of SS then you could do without a conventional back brake anyway. Only if you are unwise. Brakes/cables can fail, and the fixed sprocket is a weak and inadequate subsitute. Try going to a reasonable hill of 1:7 or thereabouts, and see if you can stop the bike running away ...
by quiksilver
27 Mar 2010, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flip flop hub and brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Flip flop hub and brake adjustment

If you rode fixed instead of SS then you could do without a conventional back brake anyway.
by quiksilver
26 Feb 2010, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: EGG BEATERS
Replies: 2
Views: 278

EGG BEATERS

I was wondering if any of you chaps new if the central section of Crank Brothers pedals are universal between the varying models? I have been given a pair of these central sections made up of the spring and 4 wings around it from a pair of Candy pedals but want to fit them to a pair of Egg Beaters. ...
by quiksilver
10 Feb 2010, 5:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wet Wipes And Molasses
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Wet Wipes And Molasses

We have industrial hand wipes at work in large quantities and I always use these for cleaning my bike, they are very good. One slight downside is that they are slowly wearing away the old 70s decals on my Viscount and taking off the metallic shine of them too. Avoiding the decals though they are are...
by quiksilver
8 Feb 2010, 4:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain tension on fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: chain tension on fixed

I always go for the former on mine, as you say not to put too much tension on the BB bearings.