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by francovendee
19 Feb 2014, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strong tyre levers
Replies: 60
Views: 9709

Strong tyre levers

Can anyone recommend a really strong set of tyre levers. My last set were plastic but reinforced with something and pretty strong. I've had them for years but one finally gave up trying to get a newish tyre off the rim. The last set didn't have a makers name on them so don't know what took for. I've...
by francovendee
6 Feb 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: this is what to expect from the cops if u dont wear a helmet
Replies: 40
Views: 8081

Re: this is what to expect from the cops if u dont wear a he

I always thought police officers had to be made of much sterner stuff. How many people have had the micky taken out of them at work over something stupid they've done and just got over it. These things eventually die down and get largely forgotten. Sometimes it leads to a nickname as more permanent ...
by francovendee
1 Feb 2014, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tesco 26" Acor Mudguards
Replies: 7
Views: 6840

Re: Tesco 26" Acor Mudguards

I haven't looked but pretty sure they'll only be available on line.
by francovendee
31 Jan 2014, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upright rider gets laid back...?
Replies: 33
Views: 5597

Re: Upright rider gets laid back...?

Brucey, was it very noisy ? I ask because last year a fully enclosed bike passed me and I heard him long before he passed. It was a fairly bumpy road but the panels seem to amplify the sound. I get passed quite a lot so something of a judge :oops:
by francovendee
30 Jan 2014, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tesco 26" Acor Mudguards
Replies: 7
Views: 6840

Tesco 26" Acor Mudguards

Has anyone tried these? They seem a good price for full length mudguards but the advert doesn't mention the width. I'm running on 1.75 tyres so don't need them massively wide but don't want them too narrow either. I don't think Ill find them in store to take a look.
by francovendee
28 Jan 2014, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailleur Jockey Wheels-when to change?
Replies: 27
Views: 23260

Re: Rear Derailleur Jockey Wheels-when to change?

I had a problem with gear changing, both up and down. I'd changed inner and outer cables with no improvement. I noticed that the bearings in the jockey wheel had lots of play in it so bought a new pair, problem solved, now still changing perfectly after 8000 miles on a mix of tracks and road.
by francovendee
21 Jan 2014, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How Bad Can It Get
Replies: 4
Views: 13014

Re: How Bad Can It Get

What makes you think it'll be fixed? You have more confidence than I do. We need the police for sure but there is a disconnect between the police view of what is OK for them to do and what is OK for the rest of us. A programme was shown on TV last night about the Police use of guns which was quite s...
by francovendee
20 Jan 2014, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Cycling Diet?
Replies: 30
Views: 40445

Re: The Cycling Diet?

Let us know when you lose your weight and how many weeks it takes. I think weight loss it quicker at the start of a diet but slows later on. I'm around 6'-0" and weigh between 12.5 to 13.5 stone. The increase occurs in the winter months, a mixture of 'comfort' eating and less miles on the bike....
by francovendee
16 Jan 2014, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?
Replies: 70
Views: 9185

Re: Are Electric Bike Owners Cyclists?

I think electric bikes are bikes and I'd get one if my Knees give up but I think they can be dangerous in the wrong hands. I know you have to peddle to get the assistance but around here we have a twisty, hilly bike track and the power assistance enables the riders to go up the hills and hit the sha...
by francovendee
15 Jan 2014, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paying Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 33936

Re: Paying Tax

The problem with running a pre '70's car is that unless you can do the work yourself it can cost a fortune to keep up the with rust and mechanical issues. I also think the cost of buying old cars is rising, maybe people think that it will save them money to run one and also be a good investment. I'v...
by francovendee
21 Dec 2013, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the noise?
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Re: Why the noise?

As I read it from the replies, there are no distinct advantages from noisy freewheels, also that some like them and some, like me, don't. Could it be a marketing thing? I've read that 'sporty' have their exhaust system designed to appeal to the people who buy this sort of car although the car could ...
by francovendee
20 Dec 2013, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the noise?
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Why the noise?

I've noticed that when coasting down hills my bike is almost silent but when a road bikes pass me they make a loud clicking sound from the freewheel. I wonder what the advantage of this type of freewheel is and what's different about mine, personally I like my bike to run as silently as I can make it.
by francovendee
4 Dec 2013, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it a generation thing ?
Replies: 140
Views: 6874

Re: Is it a generation thing ?

I'd better start saving, in the meantime start cleaning it more often and start inspecting the steerer fork/crown for cracks. Now what to get, steel aluminium or carbon fibre :?
by francovendee
4 Dec 2013, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it a generation thing ?
Replies: 140
Views: 6874

Re: Is it a generation thing ?

This thread has really scared me. I ride a low end aluminium mountain bike, now 14 years old and coming up to 30000 miles. I'm now more than a little concerned each time I ride it that I could be heading for some sort of mishap due to sudden failure of the aluminium frame. Is it really a common thin...
by francovendee
24 Nov 2013, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Problem with Sunshine
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Problem with Sunshine

Out riding today in bright sunshine, very cold so wore a woolly hat instead of usual peaked cap. Part of the return route was along a disused railway track and I found the low sunlight flashing through the trees made me feel quite ill, I felt I was going to be sick. It was shining in the corner of m...