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by robgul
14 Jul 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle to work scheme - using someone else's?
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Cycle to work scheme - using someone else's?

Given that the scheme relates to income tax savings then "personation" would probably be classed as fraud by HMRC. As you surmise there is nothing in place to stop your brother "lending" you the bike on a long-term basis - but if your brother is rumbled doing it then his employme...
by robgul
12 Jul 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and chain recation
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Wiggle and chain recation

Anyone been into a Sports Direct F W Evans lately? (genuine question - I haven’t) how’s it looking? Although I despair of Brexit and losing easy access to Bike 24, Rose, Bike-Discount, Bikester, Hollandbike etc (last orders please!) we have still got quite a lot of choice of on-line retailers in th...
by robgul
11 Jul 2019, 7:22am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Halfords discount?
Replies: 33
Views: 8267

Re: Halfords discount?

My experience has been to go to Halfords, pick up the item and go to the bike dept counter (not the main checkout) wave your British Cycling card (or CTC) and the guy behind the counter scans a barcode he has on a sheet by the till and the discount is applied. I also bought a car satnav using tbis ...
by robgul
10 Jul 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Halfords discount?
Replies: 33
Views: 8267

Re: Halfords discount?

You don't have to print the voucher just download oonto your phone. so providing you have a smart phone with internet cover, you can download the voucher in the shop if needs be My experience has been to go to Halfords, pick up the item and go to the bike dept counter (not the main checkout) wave y...
by robgul
10 Jul 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

The international carriers like UPS/DHL etc seem to be more expensive than the consolidators that feed them bulk orders (i.e. front end resellers for them) - like Parcel2Go, P4D and Interparcel - worth checking. AND in the past I've sold a couple of bikes to people in the US and it was cheaper for t...
by robgul
6 Jul 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Vintage women's Claude Butler tourer 22", Silver Jubilee model
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Vintage women's Claude Butler tourer 22", Silver Jubilee model

That looks very muvh like a Reynolds 531 tubed Claud Butler Majestique (the female version of the Majestic which in its day was probably best described as CB's version of a Dawes Galaxy) - I had a Majestic and my wife a Majestique until quite recently. Excellent frame-set etc - ours were upgraded wi...
by robgul
3 Jul 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD : Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm

roberts979 wrote:I’m interested in your Dawes Audax and additional saddle at the asking price if they are still for sale. I live in Cheltenham so I could collect in person.
Regards
Barry


They are - give me shout - I'll PMd the number

Rob
by robgul
3 Jul 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 90
Views: 8164

Re: ORBEA (Not OBREA) GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Brucey wrote:am I the only one who finds it surprising that this thread has been running for over a year and the title has not been corrected?... :shock:

cheers


Perhaps it's a tribute to Graham Obree (the master of weird bikes and the hour record) that it hasn't been changed ? :D

Rob
Orbea/Obrea Gain owner
by robgul
1 Jul 2019, 7:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge

Brake pads often come attached to a card - I get a strip of the card, double it up, put a bend in it and hook it over the rear end of the brake block, then proceed as Robgul suggests. Yep - that works too but I prefer the rubber band method as the loops around the blocks hold it in place while you'...
by robgul
30 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike speedo v GPS
Replies: 58
Views: 2000

Re: Bike speedo v GPS

Chuck away the bike computer and stick to the GPS for just one reading! Riding with a group we seldom find that the GPS gadgets have more than a whisker of variation on the same ride - that's Garmins, Brytons, Wahoos and even one of the MemMap satnavs. The mere fact that you have to calibrate the co...
by robgul
30 Jun 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Brake squeal: another(?) dodge

Again on the rim brake assumption - toe-in for the blocks/pads usually obviates squeal ... that's my bikes and those serviced/new blocks at the shop. Efficiency is also improved with toe-in. The trick I was taught to get the toe-in was to hook a thick elastic band around the trailing edge of the blo...
by robgul
30 Jun 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

I've seen neat screw-tightened plastic clips designed for this very purpose but have been unable to find them during a brief interweb search. They must be out there somewhere and you may be in a better position than me to search the continental cycle websites which is where I believe that I came ac...
by robgul
27 Jun 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

I use some heat-shrink (electrical wiring accessory) which my local sales place has in (ISTR) 30mm diameter , which I put about a 35mm length of onto each side of the bar near the stem, before putting on brake levers. I then wrap tape in the usual way from end of bar towards centre, and the heat sh...
by robgul
26 Jun 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

When I fit bar tape to bars I fit a strip strong double sided tape (Gorilla tape) along the length of the top of the bars from just above the brake hoods to about 2cm from where the end of the wrapped tape would be - and then wrap the bar tape as normal, finished with electrical tape OR (and you hav...
by robgul
26 Jun 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and chain recation
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Wiggle and chain recation

.... and the same company also operates as trisportresort.com with an ebay shop https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tri-sport_resort - from the look of it the stuff is all end-of-line clearance or returned items.

Rob