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by NUKe
7 Oct 2008, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to clean a chain?
Replies: 43
Views: 2395

What mileages do people get out of Chains. I use SRAM 1500 miles a chain commuting in all weathers wears to .5% as per parktool chain checker, I cycle 3 chains to 0.5% after which they get 500 miles each or until they go to 0.75% at which point I ditch the 3 chains and the block and start again. Cle...
by NUKe
7 Oct 2008, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat Height?
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

Sheldon Brown suggest keeps raising it until it feels uncomfortable and the drop it back until it is comfortable. The 2 meothds I've found useful for me are 109% inside leg measurement in the Shoes you will cycle in NOT trouser length. Heel on the pedal in the 5 oclock position and knee slightly ben...
by NUKe
3 Oct 2008, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only a t shirt in Winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 2881

If your comfortable in T-shirt why not. I am already into wearing a windproof jacket and tights for my morning commute. One thing to watch if you do decide that you only need a T-shirt, If you have to stop, you will cool down very rapidly. So its worth having something in reserve, in case of unexpec...
by NUKe
2 Oct 2008, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Tights or Leggins
Replies: 17
Views: 2614

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/c/Cycle/7/Trousers_-_Cycle/
Bikepacker

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for,

NUKe
by NUKe
2 Oct 2008, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mountain/Touring - novice needs help
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

what are the benefits/drawbacks of drop handlebars? would it be the end of the world if I had them? Advantages more postions for hands, more prone areodynamic position comfort Disavantages braking may require a change of position but you get used to this Not upright some people prefer Straight bars...
by NUKe
25 Sep 2008, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tag Along or kiddie trailer advice wanted, please.
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

We have one of the oldstyle which mounts directly onto the Seat post. Aparently this is a big no, you need one which clamps to the seat post then has a separate pivot, if your buying new this is not a problem,All the new one have this type ofarrangement except for the burley and the Isla bike which ...
by NUKe
18 Sep 2008, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nearly a Cowastrophe !
Replies: 23
Views: 2215

4 cows in the road? sounds like bullocks to me :D
by NUKe
12 Sep 2008, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 51
Views: 3679

NUKe Comes from Northern man A name given to me by freinds in the South, when I migrated that way. I added UK when I decided upon an email name so it became NUK in shorthand, I didn't like this when someone pronounced it, So I added Europe to the mix to give NUKe, because whilst being pro European, ...
by NUKe
12 Sep 2008, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Budget sensibly sized clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Aldi Are selling budget cycling gear in next Thursdays Specials. It's not top flight but if you are on a tight budget it does the job. Check out there WEb site http://www.aldi.co.uk Not exactly what the original poster was looking for but worth a mention. DHb just look at the sizing Charts, they see...
by NUKe
11 Sep 2008, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre life
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Tyre life is one of those piece of string things depends on the tyres, weight and power of rider conditions ridden. For example Myself and my father inlaw both use Conti Gator skins I tend to get 3k out of a rear and if I m lucky 5k out of a front before they start to puncture, my father inlaw will ...
by NUKe
11 Sep 2008, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: suggest cycle shoe for flat pedals
Replies: 7
Views: 851

A walking Shoe or boot with a vibram sole is my choice, Something like Karrimor KSB for Non clipless pedals, but then again I only have one bike without clipless pedals and that doesn't go very far
by NUKe
29 Aug 2008, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Training Motivation
Replies: 10
Views: 809

A training buddy/Partner/Coach
by NUKe
23 Aug 2008, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on upgrading pedals?
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Try the for sale and wanted forum somebody might have some lying around spare.
by NUKe
9 Aug 2008, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice for a novice
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Archie A good bike shop will have clothes in your size, My father inlaw is of similar dimensions and he never has any problems finding stuff. If your an internet shop try Wiggle, or bike plus. There sizing guides seem fairly accurate. But be sure to look at the sizing guides, different manufactures ...
by NUKe
9 Aug 2008, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: large sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Indeed Thanks thirdcrank