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by JohnW
6 Jul 2007, 12:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Settle Cycles
Replies: 23
Views: 14352

vernon - Couldn't agree with you more about our local bike shops - and even though Spa are a 25 mile ride from home for me, I count them as one of my LBSs. My usual LBS is Spen Velo, in Cleckheaton - a good wheelbuilder and a genuine and helpful chap. I've not previously heard negative remarks about...
by JohnW
5 Jul 2007, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic A319 rims
Replies: 25
Views: 8103

ransos - Yeah - I see what you mean now. Paul Smith is right of course, it's not just the mileage, it's the type of mileage, and running in bad weather or on rough-stuff for instance can deposit grinding paste on the rims which wears them quicker than fair weather riding. The mileage counts more tha...
by JohnW
2 Jul 2007, 11:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Using Cyclists to Advertise Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3384

reohn-

I think that you're being unecessarily complimentary about the Clarkson character - I don't think he's quite as nice a chap as you say.

JohnW
by JohnW
2 Jul 2007, 11:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decided to buy Carradice. Any Views?
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

LowPlainsDrifter - After 47 years of Carradice use, including two sets of panniers, 6 saddlebags and one rack-top bag, I'd say you've made the right decision. My rack-top bag is light summer use only, but my saddlebags, all of which have been cotton duck, the most recent being a giant Super 'C' have...
by JohnW
2 Jul 2007, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic A319 rims
Replies: 25
Views: 8103

ransos wrote:John - that's also worrying then - he'll have done fewer than 2k miles on it!


ransos - I don't understand you.

JohnW
by JohnW
1 Jul 2007, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks Conquest
Replies: 3
Views: 742

drjones -

I don't ride with a sloping saddle for fear of testicular problems. Have you asked your local bike shop for advice? Have you thought of changing your seatpin?

I don't think that you'll alter the saddle in this respect by riding it - no matter how many miles you do.

JohnW
by JohnW
29 Jun 2007, 1:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Don't you just love the long evenings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

I jusy loved the long evenings last year, but this year I seem to use them for drying out waterproofs and wiping the grinding paste off my wheelrims.

JohnW
by JohnW
29 Jun 2007, 12:56am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Settle Cycles
Replies: 23
Views: 14352

jimcrosskell - As I said above. Settle Cycles didn't always come cheap, but if you were in schtuk they were there and knew what you needed. Now, it seems, that they're a bike shop that doesn't encourage cyclists. They're not a bike shop at all then - pointless. My LBS and Spa Cycles continue to reig...
by JohnW
29 Jun 2007, 12:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic A319 rims
Replies: 25
Views: 8103

ransos - it's not the length of time youv'e had them that counts, it's the mileage. Albion Lass - I have A719s with Panaracer Pasela 28mm tyres, and the ride is very good indeed. Over the years I had graduated down from the old 27inch x 1 1/4inch to 19mm and the change to 28mm, ostensibly for a &quo...
by JohnW
29 Jun 2007, 12:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Odd Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

MERCIAN to the fore again then.

Actually MickF, aren't there three E's in "Yippeee"?

JohnW
by JohnW
26 Jun 2007, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 332
Views: 266932

AlbionLass wrote : Isn't it a bit out of the way to detour to the catherdral on the way to the station? I don't blame you, the locally smoked salmon would have me travelling a fair way too. Mmmm mmmm. :) It is a bit out of the way, but I've only been to Derby three times, all associated with buying...
by JohnW
26 Jun 2007, 1:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MERCIAN
Replies: 187
Views: 32711

AlbionLass - are you impressed with all the good things that have been said about Mercian?

If you go onto their webb-site you'll see that they have a gallery, and you can browse over I don't know how many pictures submitted by proud owners.

JohnW
by JohnW
26 Jun 2007, 1:05am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Including a Quote in a Reply
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: Including a Quote in a Reply

I can't work out how to include a quote from a previous post in my reply. And I can't find anything in the FAQ about it either. So how do I do it? Clicking on the button labelled "quote" in the top right corner of the message you want to quote from inserts that message into the reply scre...
by JohnW
26 Jun 2007, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 332
Views: 266932

AlbionLass wrote : "For anyone actually passing through Derby itself I recommend the cathedral tea room/cafe opposite the catherdral. Lovely locally produced food and a nice atmosphere." Albion Lass - is the tea as good as Mercian's? Actually, I've been there, I go on my way home from Merc...
by JohnW
26 Jun 2007, 12:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my bike too big for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 3099

No, the saddle shouldn't slope forward.

JohnW