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by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 11:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: I've been caught in a police speed-trap!
Replies: 25
Views: 2425

Re: I've been caught in a police speed-trap!

My ambition is to set off the 30 MPH flashing sign on the way into work in the mornings, keep getting caught by the traffic lights 200 yards before hand :(
by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning Rims Query
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Cleaning Rims Query

I have heard changing from black coloured brake blocks cuts down on the amount of dust produced in the future. To this end I have tried fitting red coloured blocks as this matches my bike colour scheme. They squealed like banshees, so have reverted back to black ones for the time being. The quest fo...
by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Dents from Tubes.
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Removing Dents from Tubes.

Sure yes, am in London and sometimes Cornwall.
by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Dents from Tubes.
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Removing Dents from Tubes.

I haven't actually seen the frame in person as yet, it was purchased on the understanding that it is dented and priced accordingly. Its an old late 40s track frame, not sure on the tubing? The seller is quite well known around the english bike scene and assures me it shouldn't effect the handling or...
by quiksilver
19 Aug 2009, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Dents from Tubes.
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Removing Dents from Tubes.

Chaps, Can anyone tell me where or if I can get dents in frame tubing removed? Have any of you had this type of repair carried out and can point me in the direction of someone that can carry out this work please? Thanks in advance :)
by quiksilver
13 Aug 2009, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake problem
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Brake problem

Sorry, Quicksilver, you're wrong. Sheldon Brown agrees with you, I must add! He's wrong too. Do an experiment if you want. This subject was debated for a few pages a year or two ago, and I did an experiment going down an incline and braking with front only (very good), rear only (not very good) and...
by quiksilver
13 Aug 2009, 5:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why rim tape?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Why rim tape?

I use insulation tape too and have had no probs. I always use a good quality one from a good wholesaler not the cheap crap you get in poundshops or the sheds.
by quiksilver
13 Aug 2009, 5:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovating an ATB
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Renovating an ATB

I would most definetly keep it and renovate it. If you are mostly riding towpaths and low hills had you considered converting it to singlespeed? It would save weight, cost and there is much less to go wrong. Just an idea, good luck with doing it up.
by quiksilver
13 Aug 2009, 4:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake problem
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Brake problem

I don't mean to sound rude but if you practice your braking technique you won't hardly use the rear brake. In my experience a rear brake is only good for shaving off a little speed, the front is the one that does the stopping. Or as an emergency if the front brake fails.
by quiksilver
13 Aug 2009, 4:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading an old racer (UPDATE) 700c wheels wanted
Replies: 50
Views: 2282

Re: Upgrading an old racer, advice needed

I really admire your guts mate but couldn't your borrow a bike from someone? I love old racers but I wouldn't want my holiday happiness reliant on an old unprepared bicycle. Its sounds like you will be having a great time. If you think of going for a conversion I would make it single speed not fixed...
by quiksilver
12 Aug 2009, 5:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading an old racer (UPDATE) 700c wheels wanted
Replies: 50
Views: 2282

Re: Upgrading an old racer, advice needed

You need a newer bike and plenty of Deep Heat and the best of British to you. Nice old racer though.
by quiksilver
12 Aug 2009, 5:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Brake Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 267

For me its just from the asthetics point of view, I rarely use the front brake. And I have no brake squeal issues. Mine is a nutted dual pivot.
by quiksilver
11 Aug 2009, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Brake Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Front Brake Mounting

Has anyone tried reversing a front brake mounting? That is mounting it at the rear of the fork rather than on the front? I was wondering what the pros and cons were of the rear position?
by quiksilver
22 Jul 2009, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixies - why SO expensive
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Fixies - why SO expensive



Those thing are a deathtrap, also cheap and nasty too.
by quiksilver
16 Jul 2009, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: can you put a front wheel on the wrong way around?
Replies: 19
Views: 2939

Re: can you put a front wheel on the wrong way around?

I ask (sheepishly) because I noticed, 2 miles into a run today, that my computer wasn't working. I'd fitted the front wheel the opposite way around and the 'puter magnet thing was too far from the sensor to work. I know some tyres have a direction arrow but what about the wheel itself? :oops: Make ...