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by gentlegreen
27 Aug 2010, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is my bike worthless?
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: Is my bike worthless?

Tyres, chain and cassette are "consumables" - mine need replacing every year / 2,000 miles. In fact, after 9 years, the only original components on my Giant ATX 830 are the frame, fork (shortly to be replaced), handlebar, brake levers and rear brake. Due to lack of decent local bike shop a...
by gentlegreen
25 Aug 2010, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone going to Greenbelt?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Is anyone going to Greenbelt?

AlbionLass wrote:Is there much there to appeal to a militant atheist, Jeremy Clarkson fan?


Worshipping Clarkson bit is odd for a cyclist :o
by gentlegreen
25 Aug 2010, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: are 700/27" wheels faster
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: are 700/27" wheels faster

Presumably he either has different cogs up front, or simply finds combinations that are near enough equivalent ? I'm fairly sure he'd find my 26 inch wheels heavy going with their Mavic 721 rims - the Conti 1 3/4 inch "Country plus" tyres seem to fit perfectly well but Mavic specify 2 inch...
by gentlegreen
24 Aug 2010, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445424

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

bikefield.JPG My daily transport for the past 9 years / 18,000 miles or so, and last summer I realised I could do 50 miles on it - albeit with some discomfort. It started out as a Giant ATX 830 but the only original parts are frame, fork, handlebar, brake levers and rear brake. Transmission is dist...
by gentlegreen
24 Aug 2010, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bike for a Large guy
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: New Bike for a Large guy

I'm 18 stone / 250lbs and carry luggage, and after years of trashing wheels on rough roads - including hybrid and mountain bike wheels supplied as standard by Specialized and Giant, I've ended up with Mavic EX721 "downhill" rims (Raleigh Pro-build) on a mountain bike which never need atten...