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by goatwarden
23 Sep 2015, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do with punctured inner tubes?
Replies: 103
Views: 5091

Re: What to do with punctured inner tubes?

I spend about £15 a year on new tubes, to put that into perspective I spend about £25 a week on beer! I just can't see the benefit to riding a tube which has been repaired and may fail at any point over a brand new tube which has no defects at all. For a pound I'd rather have the peace of mind! Gra...
by goatwarden
22 Sep 2015, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V-brake levers for drop bars
Replies: 17
Views: 1137

Re: V-brake levers for drop bars

I'm pretty certain the Tektro and the Cane Creek ones are identical except Cane Creek version justifies the double cost by having cute little lizards on the hoods. I have a set of each of these and they have worked fine on a variety of Vee and mountain disc brakes. I have never seen the Dia Compe so...
by goatwarden
22 Sep 2015, 12:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin...
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Garmin...

You could try some of this to fix the seal: https://sugru.com/ But overall I agree; Garmin make some things which seem really clever but just decide to make some parts completely unintuitive or simply don't provide access to functions which are clearly available from the instrument. A bit like a low...
by goatwarden
20 Sep 2015, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size outer chainring should I try?
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: What size outer chainring should I try?

The length should be that plus two links. This doesn't matter to me really, as I set my chain length by a different method, but I seek pedantic clarity. Does "two links" mean one inch (one inner and one outer link) or two inches (two pairs of links)? I have never felt Shimano are really c...
by goatwarden
17 Sep 2015, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winstanley Bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Winstanley Bikes

I bought a Kona bike from them a few years ago and it was exactly what I expected; to qualify that it was a bike in a box and so needed some assembly and the manufacturer would expect it to have a pre delivery inspection (PDI) carried out by a bike shop ("qualified person"??) prior to rece...
by goatwarden
10 Sep 2015, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How To Calm Down a Ranting Driver?
Replies: 100
Views: 4577

Re: How To Calm Down a Ranting Driver?

Sage advice from Viz top tips many years ago: "Avoid minor arguments; at the first sign of disagreement simply punch the other party in the mouth."
by goatwarden
3 Sep 2015, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legal Definition of a Bicycle.
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Legal Definition of a Bicycle.

Yes, except that in the section I highlighted above carriage, etc, appear in the same list as the livestock; so you can lead a carriage as you would livestock; so no!
by goatwarden
3 Sep 2015, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legal Definition of a Bicycle.
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Legal Definition of a Bicycle.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1 If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers; or shall wilfully lead or drive any horse, ass, sheep, mule, swine, or cattle...
by goatwarden
2 Sep 2015, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

That looks like the airbed which Ed Hillary slept on in 1953 with a bit of fluff in the tubes.
by goatwarden
1 Sep 2015, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hurry to the M&S web site!
Replies: 62
Views: 6419

Re: Hurry to the M&S web site!

I ordered a pair of 36 and a pair of 38 waist yesterday and went to pick them up today. The 36 were (as expected) snug on the waist and too tight most of the way down the legs (surprising as my legs are relatively skinny.) The 38s, however, were like a strangely shaped tent; the waist was similar to...
by goatwarden
28 Aug 2015, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3260

Re: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes

In the meantime, new plastic knobs are available and they are not that expensive. cheers I agree wit everyting except this bit. I was only able to find one place with them in stock (only available as a "kit" including the outer knob, which as you mentioned earlier never melts, and somethi...
by goatwarden
28 Aug 2015, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3260

Re: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes

the problem is that the FPA assembly uses the adjustment knob as a detent piece; around the outside the 'fingers' locate the adjustment knob and stop the whole assembly from turning in use. Once the adjuster knob is melted, it may well lose its grip. cheers My problem was somewhat the reverse of th...
by goatwarden
25 Aug 2015, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3260

Re: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes

The BB5 on the front of this bike and on the rear of another work fine and much better than rim brakes. Funnily enough I have my old 1981 Corlton, still with its cheap Wineman side pulls and those brakes still feel quite reasuring; the cantis on my Kona never did. I have had two tandems with BB7s an...
by goatwarden
24 Aug 2015, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3260

Re: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes

How do you find the braking? It looks like you have v brakes rear and disc (cable actuated) up front. Did that change the feel of the bike when braking or does it not make much difference having two types of brakes on the same bike? Are they BB7 brakes? Look like it to me. No, it's a BB5 road on th...
by goatwarden
24 Aug 2015, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 3260

Re: Surly forks on non-Surly bikes

Thanks Brucey; for posting the photo and your approval! The green looked at least as appropriate as the original black had but when I found the red the powder coat place had was so close I thought it well wort the £20 they charged me.