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by quiksilver
7 Feb 2010, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Snakebite!
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Snakebite!

I remember walking down Fore Street in Newquay one Saturday night about 30 years ago and seeing some hairy biker stagger out of one of the pubs and projectile vomit purple liquid onto the street below..............Oh sorry, wrong sort of Snakebite :-(
by quiksilver
7 Feb 2010, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Model Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Bicycle Model Kits

Does anyone know if there are any makers of bicycle model kits? Like Airfix or Revell etc, I am sure I have seen kits somewhere but can't find anything on the net.
by quiksilver
5 Feb 2010, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: small bike pumps
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: small bike pumps

Top Peak, pocket master blaster. Fantastic for getting tyres up to 110psi and extremely light. Spare washers etc rebuild kit available from SJS (It may be the pump shown above, my mobile broadband connection is too slow today, to check) Their mini track pump is excellent, gets up to 110psi very well.
by quiksilver
13 Jan 2010, 5:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a bike to singlespeed...
Replies: 29
Views: 1782

Re: Converting a bike to singlespeed...

No offense to CTC but you will find more info on LFGSS, try Googling it. Its a forum specifically for fixed gear and SS.
by quiksilver
30 Dec 2009, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

What a wonderful thread, and great to see all these Viscount machines. As a kid, I had a red Viscount Sebring International complete with 5 speed Simlpex gear mech and those silly little miniature mudguards! It lasted a good five years before I managed to bend the forks to the point of fracturing b...
by quiksilver
30 Dec 2009, 4:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hey Ben, I can't help with the forks, handlebars or decals but I may well still have the original levers from my Viscount? I will check later, if I have got them still you are welcome to them.
by quiksilver
29 Dec 2009, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hmmm, did your kid reverse the photo or are you running it as a 'Leftie' ?
by quiksilver
19 Dec 2009, 12:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what makes you fall when clipless?
Replies: 28
Views: 1876

Re: what makes you fall when clipless?

reohn2 wrote:
quiksilver wrote:.......Did myself a rather painfull injury to my twernt and brought tears to my eyes.............



Whats a twernt Is it like a twas :?


If it twernt there your guts would fall out :lol:
by quiksilver
18 Dec 2009, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what makes you fall when clipless?
Replies: 28
Views: 1876

Re: what makes you fall when clipless?

I had a nasty incident earlier this year whilst riding round a mini roundabout. A woman entered the roundabout in front of me whilst talking on her Blackberry , didnt see me there at all. I hit the brake and did a sort of unconventional unclipping of both feet coupled with jumping down off the bike ...
by quiksilver
18 Dec 2009, 5:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what makes you fall when clipless?
Replies: 28
Views: 1876

Re: what makes you fall when clipless?

For me it was years of riding flat pedals without the obvious need to unclip, and a bit of brain failure too. Got caught out a couple of times when something unexpected happened just as I was about to unclip and distracted me. Eventually it becomes second nature to unclip. The worst part about forge...
by quiksilver
16 Dec 2009, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lightweight bike locks
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: lightweight bike locks

Get yourself a couple of Fabric Horses, they make carrying D locks a breeze.
by quiksilver
14 Dec 2009, 5:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . . what this road sign is?! (Not the give way sign!)
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Re: . . . what this road sign is?! (Not the give way sign!)

I reckon its something to do with the military, there's lots of MOD activity in the area.
by quiksilver
8 Dec 2009, 4:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: if you can take bikes on the new high-speed trains to Kent?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: if you can take bikes on the new high-speed trains to Kent?

I was told at the weekend at Ebbsfleet that you can take a folder on at anytime but a standard bike is only allowed on outside peak times.
by quiksilver
6 Dec 2009, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why so many people sell bikes they've hardly used?
Replies: 34
Views: 2869

Re: ...why so many people sell bikes they've hardly used?

Probably for the same reason a lot of people join gyms and only go a couple of times, good intentions but lack of motivation and determination.
by quiksilver
27 Nov 2009, 4:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

There are a couple of Viscounts for sale at the moment on Ebay UK.