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by iow
25 Sep 2010, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bicycle warranties differ so much? (e.g Cube and CRC)
Replies: 6
Views: 2591

Re: Why do bicycle warranties differ so much? (e.g Cube and CRC)

a warranty which offers you less 'protection' than your legal rights as a consumer is pretty much worthless imho. if a frame cracked within a few months of purchase (of a fully built bike) i would not be happy with (and feel i would be legally entitled to) any thing less than a fully built-up replac...
by iow
23 Sep 2010, 2:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calorie input
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Calorie input

i reckon there's more like 1700 cals in a proper portion of battered fish and chips (unless i'm on a diet of course - then there's only a 1000 :wink: ) plus pop / beer and a doughnut....
by iow
23 Sep 2010, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain line offset
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Chain line offset

i run a 1 x 9 setup and use all the gears. i only get slight chain noise in 1st (sounds like it's coming from the chain leaving the front ring). chainline is set so that the chain runs parallel in 5th gear - approx 47.5mm with a 135mm hub. chains (kmc x9 sl) last approx 2500m before exceeding 1% elo...
by iow
22 Sep 2010, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700c drop bar commuter switch to disc brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: 700c drop bar commuter switch to disc brakes

i've been researching a similar change. my thoughts are: brakes - tektro lyra , or bb7's. the tektro's seem good value but are 140mm diameter discs. if you go with bb7's make sure they are the road version which will be compatible with your existing sti levers. forks: kinesis crosslight 3 or dc19 .
by iow
22 Sep 2010, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguard Stay endcap thingies
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Mudguard Stay endcap thingies

black plastic mudguard stay end caps here.
'updated' version (as mick f's above) which is physically trapped by the stay retaining bolt and can't fall off - unless it breaks...
by iow
6 Sep 2010, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: P&O Ferries a rip off - go with Sea France
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: P&O Ferries a rip off - go with Sea France

Barrenfluffit wrote:When you buy a day trip ticket they reserve the right to charge your card the full amount, if its not used according to the T&C's. Weather they do it I don't know.


from personal experience - yes they do.
by iow
23 Aug 2010, 9:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lungs or Legs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2303

Re: Lungs or Legs?

i appreciate Gearoidmuar's point about it always being the legs, but as per the op, on the face of it the symptoms are:
spinning = lungs
plodding = legs
by iow
19 Aug 2010, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting Tyres?
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Posting Tyres?

for folding a wire bead tyre see http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/clincher-folding.html.
i have sent and received numerous wire bead tyres unwrapped with just a lable or tag - never had a problem.
by iow
11 Aug 2010, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a Frame - who is best/cheapest/easiest ?
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Posting a Frame - who is best/cheapest/easiest ?

Parcelforce is actaully very decent. Their 48hr service with insurance costs around £13 and has the bonus you can drop it off at a depot or larger post office, rather than wait at home for the collection service to arrive. Or they offer collection too. they also cover the highlands and some islands...
by iow
27 Jul 2010, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: friction shifting on rear mech
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: friction shifting on rear mech

i have a dura ace bar end shifter fitted to an sjs straight bar thumb shift converter. i leave it permanently in friction mode and after a couple of rides instant and precise shifts were pretty much intuitive with a 9 speed casette.