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by spanner
27 May 2010, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new bottom brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: new bottom brackets

try nigel scot at campy oldy he may be able to help with a new clamp access his site via classic lightweights then click on links scroll down and he is in the right hand column though he hasnt traded for the last month due to house repairs he is back on june 1st if you send him an email at the weeke...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Replies: 91
Views: 182774

Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

i used to go to a bike shop in Dundee for my bike stuff and the owner could fit a tyre in 3 minutes he showed me how to fit a tyre without using tyre levers and i was 14 at the time and still use the method he showed me as regards mtb tyres yes you can pull an mtb tyre off without tyre levers as ive...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: water bottle cage mounts for handlebars
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: water bottle cage mounts for handlebars

BODACH ive sent a pm re the waterbottle cage
by spanner
27 May 2010, 4:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many end to enders don't wear cleats?
Replies: 28
Views: 2522

Re: How many end to enders don't wear cleats?

i recently bought a 1957 flying scot and it had toeclips and straps fitted but i removed them as havent ridden with toeclips for years on a VCC run a few years ago one of our members who uses toeclips and straps and rides fast descended a hill and tried to avoid a kid on a bmx bike and ended up goin...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 4:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: midgies in scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1176

midgies in scotland

helpful tip for anyone doing lejog here in scotland in particular the highlands we have small insects called midgies these insects bite so get some midgie or insect repellant cream also be careful when doing a decent down a steep hill especially after a shower of rain more particularly where there a...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What have you forgotten to take?
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: What have you forgotten to take?

i went to a VCC club run and realised i had left my wallet at home luckily i had pound coins in my pocket which was enough to pay for my lunch now i always ensure i have my wallet when going a club run an easy back up would be to leave £20 in the glove box as backup (provided i realise the wallet is...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking from BB area?
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Creaking from BB area?

Morning folks, on my morning ride I started to hear some creaking from the area of my bottom bracket, any ideas? It isn't really loud and only happens when I'm applying a lot of pressure to get the notorious cornish hills! There is no play in the cranks or anything else that seems wrong. The bottom...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Replies: 91
Views: 182774

Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

i bought 7ooc x23 tyres for a pair of wheels i built for a peugeot aspin racer i bought(original rear wheel rim was buckled) and had a hell of a problem getting them to fit i had a simlar problem with dsi 27x11/4 tyres a couple of years ago but found that after they had been on for a while and ridde...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke keys and nipple sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 4203

Re: Spoke keys and nipple sizes

Try alf webb at his web site webbline he does a good spoke key for about £7 i got one of these when i bought my wheel jig and dishing tool off him a few years ago and compared to other spoke keys ive used this is the one i like the best and always ensure i put it back into my toolchest when am fini...
by spanner
26 May 2010, 7:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Show us your bike workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Show us your bike workshop

my 1957 flying scot continental gets kept in the spare bedroom covered with a green candlewick bedspread but is repaired outside on the repair stand
my 8x6 shed with the workbench and toolchest doesnt leave room for the bike stand with a bike on it
by spanner
26 May 2010, 4:51pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bonthrone Bikes - New Management
Replies: 3
Views: 2899

Re: Bonthrone Bikes - New Management

dodgy as... do some search on the interweb they are in administration i ordered stuff from bonthrone before they went into administration then when i wnet onto their site and saw this decided it wasnt worth the risk ordering from them because of being in administration although i think they were st...
by spanner
26 May 2010, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Byercycles touring wheelset
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Byercycles touring wheelset

"the difference between plain gauge and double butted spokes is that the double butted spokes have a raised butt at the top and bottom of the spoke this gives the wheel extra strength and is ideal for touring bikes" That isnt the way that most people see it. Most people when building a wh...
by spanner
26 May 2010, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork loose in headset
Replies: 13
Views: 1396

Re: Fork loose in headset

the headset could just need a service with new bearings and fresh grease my 1957 flying scot had a loose headset when i bought it and when i dropped the forks the cause of the problem was lack of grease mind you though the previous owner had owned it for about 15 years and i dont think it had had a ...
by spanner
26 May 2010, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 320
Views: 233467

Re: Favourite tea shops

the cafe in Biggar here in scotland
they welcome cyclists as apparently its been a cyclists cafe for years
they do a good bacon roll and coffee or full breakfast at reasonable prices
the pub across the road and down a bit does a nice lunch and also welcomes cyclists
by spanner
26 May 2010, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What have you forgotten to take?
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: What have you forgotten to take?

PW wrote:I set off to JOG to ride home. Somewhere on the A1 in N. Yorks sat in the lad's car my phone rang. Mrs W took great delight in telling me I'd left my cycling shoes, Goretex jacket & water bottles on the front doorstep. :oops:

where is JOG?