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by Pneumant
23 Jul 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winning Magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Winning Magazine

Why don't you ask Kenny directly?
https://twitter.com/Kenny_Pryde
by Pneumant
21 Jul 2017, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winning Magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Winning Magazine

Just had a quick rummage through my assortment of these fine mags and enjoyed the homework :D However no joy re your quest. There was a Lombardy report in the December '88 copy, as such you might strike gold if you are able to source a December '89 or '90 copy. Actually I'd forgotten how good this m...
by Pneumant
27 Apr 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any Preston folk here? Commuting from Croston.
Replies: 14
Views: 3985

Re: Any Preston folk here? Commuting from Croston.

I used to commute into Preston from Croston back in 1994. I like to do circular routes so: Outward: Croston - Bretherton - Much Hoole - Walmer Bridge - Longton - Hutton mainly on 'C' class roads. Hutton to Penwortham on A59T cycleway, cross River Ribble & up Fishergate Hill, from there turn left...
by Pneumant
3 Apr 2017, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'vintage' MTBs - is there a market?
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: 'vintage' MTBs - is there a market?

Absolutely - there are lots of folk who appreciate/prefer ( and ride) older MTB's. I have a 1992 Saracen Tufftrax Elite and a 1996 GT Tequesta in my care :) As mentioned the best place to discuss/value/sell is retrobike.
by Pneumant
1 Apr 2017, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Novel use for downtube boss
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Novel use for downtube boss

I fitted a small bell to my winter fixed in exactly the same manner, it works really well in that position. I used a Danish 25 Ore coin which has a perfectly sized centre hole , to act as a washer & securely clamp the bell against the boss - just to be a bit different 8)
by Pneumant
9 Mar 2017, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IAM Forum demise
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: IAM Forum demise

I would definitely report this again, stating that the road is in a dangerous condition and that these holes represent a significant hazard to all road users especially those on 2-wheels. Be prepared to submit grid references / pictures / largest hole dimensions. Best of luck and in the meantime kee...
by Pneumant
8 Mar 2017, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wellgo LU987 pedals (vs DMR V8, V12, V6 etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: Wellgo LU987 pedals (vs DMR V8, V12, V6 etc)

I have a pair on my work bike. As Brucey writes these are perfect pedals (robust/ any shoe will do comfortable/easily maintained) for everyday riding. Servicing is straightforward and much easier if a bench vice is utilised to clamp the axle flats; use a thin wall 12mm 1/4 drive socket to loosen the...
by Pneumant
24 Jan 2017, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 67
Views: 5564

Re: Wheel Nuts

Here is mine (no not the Parker!), a cut down 15mm spanner which although short is enough to torque up wheel nuts on the fixed. Spanner cut down to fit in tool bag and reduce weight. Can also be used as a surrogate 3rd tyre lever/thorn expulsion device too..
by Pneumant
10 Dec 2016, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant of the Tip!
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: Giant of the Tip!

The good old days of hopping into skips (or bunging the worker a couple of quid) to pull stuff out are long gone. Twenty years ago a cycling colleague found a titanium road frame & forks at the tip! These days vehicle 'boot to boot' transactions are tolerated, once an item is placed in the skip ...
by Pneumant
10 Dec 2016, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's modified with 2-stroke petrol engines?
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Re: MTB's modified with 2-stroke petrol engines?

I've seen a few like you describe on eBay, I've yet to meet one on the road. Definitely not road legal, requiring type approval, tax, insurancce, MOT, etc. There are some more elegant examples of the genre around and of course classic machines. Here is another - can't see any engine/transmission ki...
by Pneumant
9 Dec 2016, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's modified with 2-stroke petrol engines?
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

MTB's modified with 2-stroke petrol engines?

Has anyone else here recently spotted MTB's which have been modified with 2-stroke petrol engines? I have seen two in Telford. The first made me do a double take as the rider was easily keeping up with the traffic, up-hill, at 25-30 mph as I followed in the works van. He hopped onto the pavement whe...
by Pneumant
21 Sep 2016, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reuse vape bottles make perfect oil dispensers
Replies: 20
Views: 1092

Reuse vape bottles make perfect oil dispensers

At work I noticed our posse of Vapers filling their devices using these little 50ml plastic bottles. drop_1.JPG :idea: Mmm me thinks - these might do as oil dispensers! These bottles tend to be discarded once used so it was easy to blag an empty one. They are quite flexible with an extended 8mm nozz...
by Pneumant
3 Sep 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harvest Home - a Seasonal Warning
Replies: 26
Views: 1642

Re: Harvest Home - a Seasonal Warning

On a recent load restraint course at work, the trainer stated that the agricultural industry has the worse overall safety record in the UK, possibly linked to lone working/no statutory annual checks on vehicles and towed accessories. Faster and bigger tractors will not improve the situation. He also...
by Pneumant
12 Aug 2016, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Summer insects - head protection
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Summer insects - head protection

Cotton cycling cap? I wear one at work and I swear by it now. And my hair is clean when I get home. Because I'm worth it. Following a combine harvester today (holding back at a safe dust free distance) and was stung on the side of my head between cotton cap and spectacle arm. Ouch! Guess the combin...
by Pneumant
12 Aug 2016, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie - Down tube shifter levers use. Help please
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Newbie - Down tube shifter levers use. Help please

Gears are selected according to your chosen speed/terrain/fitness level. If slogging it you are in too high a gear! As you have been advised - if you haven't cycled for some time then you will have to 'find your legs' so to speak, you will definitely benefit by selecting (and keeping in) low gears a...