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by quiksilver
12 Nov 2009, 7:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pearl Izumi Waterproof Softshells
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Pearl Izumi Waterproof Softshells

I can't comment on the above tops but I have a PI cycling jacket. I picked it up 5 years ago and its been fantastic, very good quality. I use it for riding mostly but also wear it down the pub, walking the dog etc. It seemed pricey at the time (£75 in a sale) but its been an outstanding garment. Its...
by quiksilver
3 Nov 2009, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: proletarian classics
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: proletarian classics

42x28? Thats a bit spinny isnt it?
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2009, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: proletarian classics
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: proletarian classics

I can see your point Glueman, I just like the stripped down look. I run an old Viscount on 700s and an old Carlton on 27s. I make sure that I dont do anything to them to prevent them being reverted to gears. This means retaining all the original parts, even if they have had it. And only once on my f...
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2009, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight headset spanners
Replies: 132
Views: 171461

Re: Lightweight headset spanners

I always have a weeny Bahco 6" adjustable with me, the jaws will open wide enough to deal with a 1" headset, and it can be used on other parts of the bike too. It doesn't weigh much either but does cost about 30 quid.
by quiksilver
2 Nov 2009, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: proletarian classics
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: proletarian classics

glueman wrote:...or old junk? Great site either way.
http://oldtenspeedgallery.com/about-otsg/


Yes I have been on this site it great, there's some lovely old bikes on there, most of them need converting to fixed gear though.
by quiksilver
30 Oct 2009, 4:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

Re: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords

Speak to their biike to work dept, I did. They can source many more bikes than they have in their shops.
by quiksilver
30 Oct 2009, 4:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

Re: Bike to work scheme, but has to be from Halfords

Speak to their biike to work dept, I did. They can source many more bikes than they have in their shops.
by quiksilver
30 Oct 2009, 4:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Constant Puncture's - UPDATE GETTING THESE TYRES
Replies: 56
Views: 3175

Re: Constant Puncture's

It could be to do with your road position? New or inexperienced riders oftern tend to hug the kerb area. A lot of crap on our roads ends up here. I ride a road bike running 120 psi tyres and avoid the edge of the road, along with puncture proof tyres has given me 18 months flat free riding in London.
by quiksilver
21 Oct 2009, 5:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! - Wheels for a 1980 Raleigh Road Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: Help! - Wheels for a 1980 Raleigh Road Bike

Where are you based Phil? I have a set of 27 inch wheels that I think would fit your Raleigh, they came off my 1974 Carlton Grand Prix when I converted it to fixed gear. You are welcome to them if you can collect them? I am in North London at the moment.
by quiksilver
19 Oct 2009, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Over on Lodonfgss Hilarystone is selling a Viscount frame cheap if anyone is interested in aquirring one?
by quiksilver
16 Oct 2009, 6:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Been riding my Carlton conversion this week as the Viscount has been off the road. The experience has made me realise how tight and responsive the Viscount is. Roll on Monday and back on the Viscount.
by quiksilver
8 Oct 2009, 5:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 375438

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Definetly! Get that bike back on the road. There was a Viscount on Ebay recently they were asking about 200 quid for it. There's a definate upturn in their prices.
by quiksilver
1 Oct 2009, 5:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed Query
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Singlespeed Query

Check out Sheldons site or LondonFGSS.
by quiksilver
8 Sep 2009, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Immobilise your bike...........
Replies: 21
Views: 2968

Re: Immobilise your bike...........

Personally I have never had any of my bikes stolen, one of my cars once but thats another story. I don't think I would bother registering either I would rather concerntrate on not having the bike stolen in the first place. Apart from when mine is being ridden its always locked up. With at least two ...
by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Dents from Tubes.
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Removing Dents from Tubes.

Lol, yes it was Hilary, good guess. The frame arrived this afternoon and it turns out to be much less worse than I thought. A good respray and a strategically placed bandana etc will hide the dent no problem. Thanks for all your advice though guys, much appreciated.