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by Steve Kish
12 Mar 2012, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What V brake pads
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: What V brake pads

Decathlon pads at under a fiver! As good and longer lasting than Aztecs!!
by Steve Kish
12 Mar 2012, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fudges cycles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: Fudges cycles?

There was a Fudges in the Harrow Road (Kilburn) about 50 years ago when I was a lad. Also, FWIW, they also recently had the lowest price on Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals.

I'd say that they are good guys!
by Steve Kish
12 Mar 2012, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Carbon Fibre; hall of horror....
Replies: 37
Views: 6012

Re: Broken Carbon Fibre; hall of horror....

I have a Planet X Pro Carbon frame/forks set-up and whilst it's not a very expensive item, buying it directly from PX is hopefully my assurance that it's not a knock-off. I don't have any carbon bars, stem, seat pillar or cranks as although the bike's a bit heavier because of this, I feel more at ea...
by Steve Kish
8 Mar 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your defenition of a good bike shop?
Replies: 25
Views: 6524

Re: What's your defenition of a good bike shop?

One where I get at least two cuppas and at least an hour of chat abouts wazzup before they ask if I actually want to buy anything! :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
6 Mar 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wanted: Experienced, Qualified Bicycle Mechanics
Replies: 66
Views: 3615

Re: Wanted: Experienced, Qualified Bicycle Mechanics

You can get qualifications for this now?

Oh well, I don't have any and I suppose that my 40+ years of building bikes for myself and other people are now not worth much. :(
by Steve Kish
5 Mar 2012, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11-25 cassette 9 speed
Replies: 39
Views: 2142

Re: 11-25 cassette 9 speed

11-25 in 9 speed = 11,12,13,15,17,19,21,23,25.

Wrong, IMHO. Should be more like 11,12,13,14,15,17,19,22,25.
by Steve Kish
5 Mar 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympic cycling.
Replies: 19
Views: 7658

Re: Olympic cycling.

I went to see last year's road race warm-up because it wasn't on the telly.

I went to the Pringle a couple of weeks ago for the World Cup because my mate treated me to some tickets.

So, as Olympic road and track events are televised, I'll use the telly. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
5 Mar 2012, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wd40
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: wd40

Current WD40 is actually a water displacement (initials, geddit?) agent although it has some slight lube properties. The version of a few dozen years ago called 'Rocket WD40' seemed to be a bit better. I prefer GT85 or TF2 for actual lubrication apart from the chain where I use Motorex wet off-road ...
by Steve Kish
29 Feb 2012, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottom bracket question ...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Bottom bracket question ...?

What's that kiddie's drawing thingy (I'm getting technical here) where you stick a pen in a cog and it rolls around other cogs

Spirograph?
by Steve Kish
29 Feb 2012, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottom bracket question ...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Bottom bracket question ...?

Thanks guys. I've given 'Doubting Thomas' a copy of CJ's explanation about the creeping of the cup in the opposite direction to the rotation of the crank, as this seems to be the easiest to explain. I think he understands this. His initial query was as to why (despite this threading) his drive side ...
by Steve Kish
28 Feb 2012, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottom bracket question ...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Bottom bracket question ...?

I've been trying to explain to a friend about why English 1.370 x 24tpi brackets have a left-handed thread on the drive side. He's said that because of this, the spindle movement whilst pedalling should undo the bracket cup, likewise with the left-hand cup. My attempts to convince him that as Italia...
by Steve Kish
24 Feb 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: times you like to ride??
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: times you like to ride??

Around the longest day, I go for a 'dusk to dawn' ride leaving at about 10pm and arriving home at about 4am ... anyone else do one of these?
by Steve Kish
24 Feb 2012, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do the cycling press live in this world?
Replies: 27
Views: 1593

Re: Do the cycling press live in this world?

You can actually get a quite decent helmet for a few quid but if you want a super-light one that's the latest style, that's where you start paying out.
by Steve Kish
17 Feb 2012, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New 'bike friendly' cafe in Wing, Aylesbury.
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

New 'bike friendly' cafe in Wing, Aylesbury.

My mate and I found one! Only open since mid-2011, the nice lady that produced a huge pot of tea for us was asked if she would cater for 'orrible smelly cyclist-types that drank gallons of tea and scoffed cakes and stuff. She was more than happy and indeed, said that she was looking to advertise alo...
by Steve Kish
13 Feb 2012, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: What is this called?