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by crazydavid
8 Sep 2010, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain guard
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Chain guard

Hi All Does anyone know where I can buy a full enclosing chain guard? Indeed, does anyone make one? I am commuting about 80 miles a week on a Claude Butler Urban 100. It has full mudguards and a big homemade mud flap on the front which does help, but with so much c*** on the road during the winter, ...
by crazydavid
22 Aug 2010, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wrong tyres?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Wrong tyres?

Thanks for the reply guys. I will have a read up.
by crazydavid
22 Aug 2010, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wrong tyres?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Wrong tyres?

Last week, I was given a bike which has languished in a shed for heaven knows how long. It's an old Raleigh 5 speeder which has sporting pretences (dropped handlebars to you and me). It has very little wear on it and is still on it's original tyres, (26 X 1 1/4 Raleigh Racing). These are well perish...
by crazydavid
14 Feb 2010, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: mirrors.
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: mirrors.

I bought a pair of bar ends from Halfords. With care, it is possible to work these "round the corner". You can then fit your exsisting mirror to the bar end. If the bar ends are too long, you can take a hacksaw to them and reduce their length.
by crazydavid
30 Dec 2009, 12:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lost my bottle
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Lost my bottle

I've wimped out since the white stuff. Luckily, I do have a car to fall back on.
I have a few hills to tackle on my daily commute and these are lethal when it's slippery.
by crazydavid
30 Dec 2009, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pumping up tyres - how often?
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Pumping up tyres - how often?

I check mine once a week when I wash the bike and do all my other checks (brakes, steering wheel bearings lights etc). I commute 5 days per week and clock up about 80 miles per week.
by crazydavid
30 Dec 2009, 12:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reducing Accidents
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Reducing Accidents

I have a very good friend who came off his bike after hitting a wet drain cover, he then hit his head on a kerb stone. He wasn't wearing a helmet and unfortunately ended up with brain damage. It's just not worth the risk of riding a bike without head gear IMO.
by crazydavid
10 Dec 2009, 6:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you have a shower at your workplace?
Replies: 56
Views: 3200

Re: So....how many of you have showers at work?

We don't have shower facilities at work, but our place is next door to an Hotel with a health club. I joined the club just to be able to use the showers in the morning. Quite an expensive solution, but still cheaper than the cost of running a car.
by crazydavid
21 Nov 2009, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes in movies
Replies: 65
Views: 6500

Bikes in movies

Here's a question for you. Name a movie which features a bike. I can think of 3 off the top of my head. ET, with ET riding in the basket in the front. The Great Escape. James Cockburn stealing a bike and riding through France. The little boy on a trike riding down the corridor in The Shining. Any mo...
by crazydavid
21 Nov 2009, 12:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: So why DO you cycle?
Replies: 81
Views: 256714

Re: So why DO you cycle?

Because I like to dress up in funny clothes :twisted:
by crazydavid
20 Nov 2009, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 5946

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

Hi Hugh Can't take credit for the swapping parts comment, someone else came up with that. I have not (yet) bought any secondhand bikes or secondhand bike parts off ebay, but have bought other goods with mixed fortunes :oops: Now older and wiser and I will only buy (secondhand) stuff after physical i...
by crazydavid
20 Nov 2009, 6:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 5946

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

Dear Hugh W I would not automatically think that someone with 300+ feedback was a crook, the opposite in fact :!: My original suspicions came form the sellers response (or lack of it) to a reasonable request to view the bike. That bike has now been sold. It just might have been a genuine sale in whi...
by crazydavid
19 Nov 2009, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 5946

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

Not all sellers with zero feedback are crooks, after all you do have to start somewhere. I am also sure that there are a few unscrupulous types who will build up good feedback by buying small value items with the sole purpose of then selling something dodgy. The problem with a lot of secondhand good...
by crazydavid
17 Nov 2009, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stylish Cycling Apparel
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Stylish Cycling Apparel

Spiderman outfit :twisted:
by crazydavid
17 Nov 2009, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 5946

Stolen bikes on ebay

Hi everybody New to the forum, but not new to cycling, been commuting to work for last 30 years :D I have been looking on fleabay recently for a road bike to get out on at weekends and I was wondering just how many stolen bikes end up for sale on there. I have seen a nice Cartlon Grand Prix listed b...