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by quiksilver
3 Jun 2009, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 27" Wheelset
Replies: 2
Views: 175

New 27" Wheelset

Am having a bit of trouble with a new 27" wheelset I have purchased. Last night I was trying to fit a tyre and tube to the front wheel but hard as I tried I couldnt get the tyre to sit evenly around the valve area. I deflated and re-inflated it several times, jiggled it, took the tyre off and r...
by quiksilver
27 May 2009, 7:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Emergency C02 cannisters for punctures
Replies: 14
Views: 2772

Re: Emergency C02 cannisters for punctures

I bought mine from Cycle Surgery a few years back, it was pretty useless but still cost nearly 20 notes. I was using it on a hybrid tyre, maybe its better on a road tyre? Might give it a go. I am always up for carrying less on my back where possible.
by quiksilver
26 May 2009, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike options for a hilly 11 mile commute ?
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Bike options for a hilly 11 mile commute ?

Well I'm not as tall as you but I do a minimum 15 mile round trip per day on a fixed and I am a 46 year old smoker, I love it.
by quiksilver
26 May 2009, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Emergency C02 cannisters for punctures
Replies: 14
Views: 2772

Re: Emergency C02 cannisters for punctures

Two things: One . My CO2 cartridges are brilliant! I carry two, and two tubes too. There's no way I could get 120psi easily without a big pump. CO2 is light, easy to use, and fits in my little stuff sack behind my saddle. Two . CO2 does NOT go down any quicker than plain air. This is a fact. Please...
by quiksilver
26 May 2009, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To build or not to build
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: To build or not to build

Personally I would go for the building it yourself option. its such a sense of achievment when you complete a build and then ride it, but as said earlier it will cost you more. Do it for the love of it, not for economics. Remember though the components will cost you more, equate into that the purcha...
by quiksilver
22 May 2009, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374538

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

stoat wrote:Yours is a nice conversion by the way quicksilver


Thank You, mine is a later model without the said cutouts/slots but I am sure I remember reading this before? You will know anyway when you look at your machine. Post some pics and add to the thread :-)
by quiksilver
22 May 2009, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374538

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

They were fitted with pressed in bearings originally, I think they have a small cut out in the BB shell to aid removal?
by quiksilver
22 May 2009, 6:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: COLOURED 27" TYRES
Replies: 2
Views: 179

COLOURED 27" TYRES

Does anyone know if or where you maybe able to pick up coloured 27" tyres please?
Cheers Paul.
by quiksilver
30 Apr 2009, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to cycle 8 miles roughly and bike advice
Replies: 21
Views: 32187

Re: Time to cycle 8 miles roughly and bike advice

I started cycling properly again 4 years ago at the age of 42. I bought a hybrid and thought I was going to die through lack of fitness. My first few rides nearly killed me, full on aching limbs, headaches, muscle strains etc. After about 2 or 3 weeks though I really got back into it. I had ridden m...
by quiksilver
30 Apr 2009, 5:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for a lock
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Looking for a lock

I use a Kryptonite Evo Mini to lock the front wheel to the frame then an Abus Granite to lock to a suitable post. With bike thefts so high you can't cut corners on security You should spend at least 20 percent of your bikes value on locks..
by quiksilver
24 Apr 2009, 5:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust under chrome on my forks - any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Rust under chrome on my forks - any suggestions?

It sounds like a joke but it isn't, rub gently over the rusted area with scrunched up tin foil dipped in Coke. Repeat a few times then polish, it works wonders, honestly!
by quiksilver
17 Apr 2009, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to remove fork crown race?
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: How to remove fork crown race?

In the past I have put the new crown race in place then slid on the old one over the top of it and use it as a kind of drift. Then the new one isn't receiving any direct blows or hits. Some go on easy others can be a trauma, Good Luck!
by quiksilver
17 Apr 2009, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this fork dangerous?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Is this fork dangerous?

There's a chap on Ebay that sells unusual and odd bike bits at cheap prices. I have dealt with him a few times. The shop name is Bankrupt Bike Supplies, he maybe able to help?
by quiksilver
16 Apr 2009, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374538

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Cheers. Funny how things work out, I only bought the Viscount as a cheap beater while I did up my Bianchi over winter, but winter has come and gone and the Bianchi is still in the cupboard and I am loving riding the Viscount.