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by seph
11 Nov 2011, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fairings
Replies: 32
Views: 2518

Re: Fairings

anything with a big surface area (and low mass) that is attached to the handlebars is likely to be rather a handful in a crosswind. I've just put heated grips on my motorbike. Fantastic!, maybe i could find a way to power some from my hub dynamo! :wink: But then i dont really get cold on the bike, m...
by seph
11 Nov 2011, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mercian
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

Re: mercian

thanks for the replies, I did mean clearance for 57mm drop dual pivots and guards, i just wanted reassurance that this will work with , say, marathon tyres(32mm). I know i could ask the shop, but i'd like to have it from someone who uses one every week... regarding other builders, well i guess i've ...
by seph
10 Nov 2011, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mercian
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

mercian

I'm in the fortunate position of being able to have a frame made by my lbs, who happen to be mercian. I've never had a frame built just for me before, which is one of the main attractions. It will be a tourer,and will go fully laden but the majority of rides will be lightly loaded day rides and auda...
by seph
27 Oct 2011, 1:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Warm and Waterproof Shoes with Cleats
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Warm and Waterproof Shoes with Cleats

lidl sometime have them. I bought some last year. I've used them for commuting ever since. Even did a 400 audax in 'em! They're warm and water resistant trainer style shoes. Though a bit heavy, and the cleat isnt totally recessed, they have been great! I much prefer them to overshoes (which cost mor...
by seph
13 Sep 2011, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: viking frame identification
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: viking frame identification

Thanks,I appreciate the help. i'll send you the photos, in fact i'll try and improve the pics i took to make the dropouts etc clearer.
by seph
12 Sep 2011, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: viking frame identification
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: viking frame identification

This is the same badge! so i guess yhat makes in 60's or 70's.
by seph
12 Sep 2011, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: viking frame identification
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: viking frame identification

sigh, i cant get the pics to attach, too big ( 400kb ish) anybody help?!
by seph
12 Sep 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: viking frame identification
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: viking frame identification

Thanks for the replys, some pics attached, (hopefully) though they're not very clear. The stamp on the bb shell is relatively poor, half the numbers are barely visible, it is on the other side, and upside down from the much clearer nervex stamp. There is a pic of the original stem too. The brakes ar...
by seph
11 Sep 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: viking frame identification
Replies: 7
Views: 517

viking frame identification

i've been given a nice old viking, which i've built up with an old 3 speed. I like it a lot, but i'd like to know how old it is. Can anyone help? the frame number, on the bottom bracket shell along with nervex is 121691. I could try and get a pic up if that would help. thanks in anticipation
by seph
2 Sep 2011, 11:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights recommendations
Replies: 67
Views: 3494

Re: Lights recommendations

I've used a shimano hub dynamo and iq fly light for 3 winters, its luverly! as back up (for stops and additional visibility) i use a light from the Lumen Junkies website. I liked the fact that they were based in the UK (though not manufactured) . I thought that would make spares/ repairs/ complaints...
by seph
31 Jul 2011, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self Adhesive patches
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Self Adhesive patches

ive used the cheap wilkos ones (a red strip) with no problems. They last well in use. I tried some others, probably meant for mtbs and they were too big, the patch wanted to wrap across the seam of the tube and they tended to leak. Wilkos ones are oval, the narrow side could always be laid down the ...
by seph
6 Jul 2011, 10:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Samways bike shop
Replies: 8
Views: 5235

Re: Derby bike shops

Samways ok for me, they honoured the sale price for my daughters pashley even though i didnt get round to going in 'til the sale was over... high street shops just dont compete with internet prices. In Derby i usually use Holts. Not loads of stock but a proper workshop feel, friendly, helpful. Andys...
by seph
29 Jun 2011, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: le tour on TV?
Replies: 39
Views: 2671

Re: le tour on TV?

no tv here. but can still catch the tour en eurosport player (£3.99 per month) hour long highlights show or video on demand of most of the days stage- several hours! but without commentary! at least noone mis pronounces anything. Though you should still have a tv licence to watch live broadcast prog...
by seph
20 Jun 2011, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Manchester to Liverpool by road
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Manchester to Liverpool by road

Hi, your post took me back, i grew up in the area and remember some of the roads well. I havent got a complete route for you, but you might find some of this useful. The A570 between the A580 (windle) and the M58 (4 lane ends) has a useful, seperate cycle lane. Parallel to this road, a little to the...
by seph
30 May 2011, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: iq fly without rear light
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: iq fly without rear light

Thianks for the advice, i feel better about running it with just the front now I know that lots of other people do! I do normally run it with a rear, but this bike has clip on mudguards and a saddlebag, without a rack, so the 3 obvious places for a rear light wont work.(i dont have a dynamo light th...