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by Squibnocket
15 May 2011, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lidl Tool Kit ny Good
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

Lidl Tool Kit ny Good

Hi as the title says, I've seen the tool kit for sale from Thursday and wondered if anbody had bought one and used it and what's in it. Been thinking about doing a little more maintenance myself and is this a good starter kit to get me going.

Thanks
by Squibnocket
3 May 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Handlebar Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Topeak Handlebar Bag

Hi, Just done a two day WOR from Morecambe 2 Bridlington, my wife bought me the Topeak RX seat post rack and bag also the large handlebar bag and mount. From the minute I set off the handle bar bag kept slipping down at one point rubbing on the front tyre. I had used the correct spacer for my handle...
by Squibnocket
20 Mar 2011, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about removal of cycle grease from hi-vis fabrics ??
Replies: 21
Views: 11575

Re: ...about removal of cycle grease from hi-vis fabrics ??

Not sure which way round but I tried this years ago and it worked. It has to be done as soon as possible;

Rub talc over the grease, then rub in fairy liquid rinse under the tap with warm water Voila!

Like I said it may be the other way round ie fairy then talc, but it does work.
by Squibnocket
19 Mar 2011, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech won't return
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Rear mech won't return

Thanks for the replies,

The mech is a Shimano 105, the cables appear to be ok I'll check them tomorrow As I use the bike as a commuter I wash, degrease and relube every week.
by Squibnocket
19 Mar 2011, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech won't return
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Rear mech won't return

Apologies if this has been covered, I've had a look but can't find anything. Had a new cassette and chain fitted about 6/8 weeks ago, I have SIS down tube shiftres on my bike all has been fine up to the last week and for some reason the chain will not return to the smaller cogs as easy as they go up...
by Squibnocket
11 Aug 2010, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight Upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Lightweight Upgrades

Hi all I've just rebuilt a Fort frame and I would like to reduce the weight a little more,so could anybody recommend a lightweight road saddle preferably a white one, a set of carbon forks 1" not 1and 1/8th also a set of handle bars. I haven't got a large budget as the kids get more pocket mone...
by Squibnocket
20 Jul 2010, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Measurement for stem
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Measurement for stem

Thanks for that.

Mark
by Squibnocket
20 Jul 2010, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Measurement for stem
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Measurement for stem

Strange question but where are the measurements taken from to determine the length of the stem.

Cheers
by Squibnocket
7 Jun 2010, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BETTER THAN A PENSION
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Re: BETTER THAN A PENSION

I can't believe it, I sent him a question asking if he'd be interested in swop for a thumb of an old boxing glove and a picture of my grandma on the wall of death. What no reply :lol:
by Squibnocket
7 Jun 2010, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Powder coated frame
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Powder coated frame

I've just collected my frame after having it blasted and powder coated, whilst they have done an excellent job on the frame some of the coating has got into the bottom bracket shell, would a competent bike shop be able to clean the thread and face before fitting a new bottom bracket? Thanks for the ...
by Squibnocket
4 Jun 2010, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BETTER THAN A PENSION
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Re: BETTER THAN A PENSION

What no takers !! :o
by Squibnocket
1 Jun 2010, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Integrated headset
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Integrated headset

Hi, Thanks for all the help getting my decals sorted, got some sorted from wanit.co.uk sent some pictures and later that day proofs for me to view and purchase great service from Rob highley recommended. So now to my next question how do I know if a integrated headset will fit my frame it has a 1 1/...
by Squibnocket
25 May 2010, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fort Frame Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Fort Frame Rebuild

Thanks for the help I'll have to contact them I'll keep you posted if I get them done and post pictures up.

Cheers
by Squibnocket
24 May 2010, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fort Frame Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Fort Frame Rebuild

Hi All, First post so I hope I get lucky, not sure if I'm in the right section, I have just had a fort frame powder coated and I would like to replace the decals with some original if possible but if not replica ones. My question is where can I get the originals from and I have tried Fort direct but...