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by crazydavid
3 Feb 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flat tyre
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: flat tyre

Thanks for the advice guys. I can't see any physical damage on it but I will swap it and put it on the back, just in case.

David
by crazydavid
3 Feb 2011, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flat tyre
Replies: 3
Views: 354

flat tyre

Hi All On the way home last night, picked up a P******e. It was on the front and I was about a mile from home. Instead of stopping to fix it, I carried on at reduced speed with my weight over the back to unload the front tyre. The question is, do you think that this will have damaged the carcase of ...
by crazydavid
28 Jan 2011, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: save a cyclist campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: save a cyclist campaign

My two penny worth. I think the name is wrong. I think it should be Respect a cyclist campaign.
by crazydavid
4 Jan 2011, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on Pavements
Replies: 72
Views: 3362

Re: Cycling on Pavements

Guilty as well! I ride every day on the pavement for about 200 yards. Always give way to the peds.

I do this to avoid a couple of roundabouts and a dangerous bit of road between them.
by crazydavid
11 Dec 2010, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hubgear in touring frame
Replies: 31
Views: 2650

Re: hubgear in touring frame

Hi Oxymoron Sorry to hi-jack your thread but I have a "thick" question. Is it possible to fit a hub gear to a bike with a triple front mechanism? If you are going to use a chain tensioner anyway to get over then rear dropout problem, then I can't see any problem with doing this. Also,presu...
by crazydavid
17 Nov 2010, 5:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Whinging cyclists
Replies: 33
Views: 2168

Re: Whinging cyclists

I have mudguards, a rack and one pannier, so does this make me the social outcast?
Mind you, I have also fitted butterflies, a chain guard and an airblaster, so I must be just crazy :lol:
by crazydavid
11 Oct 2010, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting to work - objections
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: Commuting to work - objections

We don't have shower facilities at work and arriving sweaty is a problem for me as well. 1/ Try to cool down as quickly as possible, remove layers as soon as you get in. 2/Try baby wipes. I use the cheapy ASDA non perfumed type. 3/I now wash up in a sink in the disabled toilets, I keep a flannel and...
by crazydavid
7 Oct 2010, 6:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cost of frame restoration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Cost of frame restoration?

Well, they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! :lol:
by crazydavid
1 Oct 2010, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness improvement ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: Fitness improvement ?

May be a stupid question but have you checked the tyre pressures since buying the bike? Nothing kills speed more than under-inflated tyres.
by crazydavid
1 Oct 2010, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Indicators for trekking (butterfly) handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Indicators for trekking (butterfly) handlebars

Forgot to say, I use butterfly bars now. I have fitted normal bar ends (just "walk" them round the curved bits). You can then fit whatever you like in the end of the bar ends. If the bar ends are too long, just hacksaw them down a bit

All the best

David
by crazydavid
1 Oct 2010, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Indicators for trekking (butterfly) handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Indicators for trekking (butterfly) handlebars

Are you talking about Winkku's? Tried these last year and was not impressed. They lasted less than a week before they broke off. The problem is that when you load the batteries in, they weigh a ton and the plastic fittings that slip into the end of the bars are not strong enough. On anything less th...
by crazydavid
8 Sep 2010, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder check ---> Overtake?
Replies: 30
Views: 1902

Re: Shoulder check ---> Overtake?

Invest in a rear view mirror :lol:
by crazydavid
8 Sep 2010, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder check ---> Overtake?
Replies: 30
Views: 1902

Re: Shoulder check ---> Overtake?

Invest in a rear view mirror :lol:
by crazydavid
8 Sep 2010, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Winter Topics.
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Winter Topics.

My post about chain guards was driven by the current lot of wet weather :)

The clocks go back in about 5 weeks time, I have just got my winter lights back on the bike to make sure that they are still working.

Regards

David
by crazydavid
8 Sep 2010, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain guard
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Chain guard

Hi I do have a big front mudflap on the front which I made up from a sheet of neoprene, this keeps a load of muck off the bottom Bracket. The bike does have a dérailleur. My commute takes me through woodland for the last 3/4 of a mile and it can get a bit boggy this time of year. Do you think that a...