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by DurableAce
13 Jun 2009, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exploding glue tin
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Exploding glue tin

You had a lucky escape! Glad you're ok. And glad I use clinchers!
by DurableAce
10 Jun 2009, 10:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: CTC Quiz

I find it useful to be reminded of good responses to direct at the less well informed. Also, perhaps some who are considering taking up cycling are put off by Clarkson-style popular propaganda. As for the cost, putting what you already have available on a website isn't a big job by any standards. I'...
by DurableAce
9 Jun 2009, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaky Specialized BG Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Squeaky Specialized BG Saddle

My Toupe Team and standard Toupe are thankfully squeak free. Long may it continue (fingers crossed!).
by DurableAce
9 Jun 2009, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Annoying transmission "click" noises
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Annoying transmission "click" noises

I'd check the saddle area too (seatpost clamp, saddle rails and seat clamp). It turned out to be the source of my most recent annoying click, which I found when I got out of the saddle and did some sprints - and it disappeared. I could've sworn it was a chainring or crank! If there's a click coming ...
by DurableAce
9 Jun 2009, 7:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike

Hi, Try riding someone else's carbon forks and see how you find them. I find that there is a substantial difference in weight and comfort offered by carbon forks. Er, if you ride someone else's bike which happens to have carbon forks it will probably also have an aluminium or carbon frame with diff...
by DurableAce
8 Jun 2009, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike

Hi,

Try riding someone else's carbon forks and see how you find them. I find that there is a substantial difference in weight and comfort offered by carbon forks.

Good luck!