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by chesterpete
22 Aug 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

Ive had a pair of Scott MTB style shoes for about 10 years and they are now falling to bits. I dont use cleats (although the shoes have the necessary fitments) - I use wide flat pedals and strapless toe clips. My question is - do I need to replace the cycle specific shoes (with similar, with rigid s...
by chesterpete
5 Jun 2017, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Hi Andy. No I didnt fit a new chain. However I think its ok, as the angle of the cage is consistent with a correct length at both extremes. I may measure and fit a new one though now, just in case.
by chesterpete
4 Jun 2017, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Cheers Brucey. The hanger is straight (Ive had an alignment tool on it - it did need 'tweaking') and Ive fitted a new inner cable.
by chesterpete
4 Jun 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Ive recently bought a second hand ribble with a 11-25 tooth rear cassette - Ive swapped it out for an 11-32. Ive screwed the B screw right in and have clearance between the jockey wheel and the 32 tooth gear. Everything changes smoothly except on the 2 or 3 lowest gears, they are 'hanging'. I can ge...
by chesterpete
3 Feb 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing suspension forks
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Replacing suspension forks

Thanks guys, thats really helpful, much appreciated.
by chesterpete
2 Feb 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing suspension forks
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Replacing suspension forks

Ive got a Voodoo Hoodo MTB and I want to swap the suspension forks for solid (preferably steel) disc compatible forks - does anyone know if this is doable?
Thanks
by chesterpete
5 Oct 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overshoes for non-clipped in leisure cyclist
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Overshoes for non-clipped in leisure cyclist

What about Sealskins waterproof socks? I find them excellent.
by chesterpete
17 Aug 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight packable jacket.
Replies: 37
Views: 5048

Re: Lightweight packable jacket.

Im a big fan of the Altura Pocket Rocket - I'm on my second. A bit short in the body but I don't have a problem with it at all. Pack down very small.
by chesterpete
23 Jun 2014, 12:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice on 2 man tent please...
Replies: 12
Views: 5877

Re: Advice on 2 man tent please...

Hi. Ive used a Vango Banshee 2 person tent for several tours and always found it excellent. It weighs in at 2.2 kg and can be bought for around £100. :)
by chesterpete
31 Mar 2014, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A foolish purchase?
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: A foolish purchase?

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by chesterpete
16 Dec 2013, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another thing about France…
Replies: 28
Views: 61101

Re: Another thing about France…

I toured Brittany last year and Normandy this year - I had no difficulty in finding either a boulangerie/patisserie in almost every village. In addition, I found plenty of the type of hostelries mentioned by the OP in all but the smallest of villages. I may have just got lucky, but for me the French...
by chesterpete
8 Dec 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Copenhagen wheel
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

The Copenhagen Wheel

What do folk think of this? :
http://www.minds.com/blog/view/25550661 ... e-wheel-it’s-simply-incredible
by chesterpete
2 Oct 2013, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My Mercian nightmare continues
Replies: 121
Views: 10326

Re: My Mercian nightmare continues

Discussing if a frame that is 5mm out is acceptable = OK. Getting personal = not OK. Can everyone either stick to the subject of the frame or let it go please. This is a discussion board - discussions meander. I can see nothing wrong with discussing the merits of an individual washing his dirty lau...
by chesterpete
1 Oct 2013, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My Mercian nightmare continues
Replies: 121
Views: 10326

Re: My Mercian nightmare continues

........... As for the gentle man that ownes and recommends Bentley cars to me and has never owned a custom made frame in his life i to can recomend them go for the new v8 power continental gt and not the w12 you will notice very little difference in performance I'll try to remember that next time ...
by chesterpete
30 Sep 2013, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My Mercian nightmare continues
Replies: 121
Views: 10326

Re: My Mercian nightmare continues

It depends on how they say it frankly. Friendly or sarcastically. But either way if we put up with bad service it will only get worse. How else will they know they're giving bad service if we smile sweetly and say thanks.[/quote] Did you tell the person on the phone that you were not happy with thei...