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by vjosullivan
2 Dec 2010, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How about this for a bike lock
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: How about this for a bike lock

gilesjuk wrote:Not exactly practical...

Ugly too. A great way to make cyclists unpopular with practically everyone.
by vjosullivan
1 Dec 2010, 1:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?
Replies: 83
Views: 7865

Re: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?

It may be a long trip - look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_of_the_United_Kingdom On the other hand, according to this wikipedia link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_on_the_British_coastline - it might be a short trip. Apparently, there aren't very many places on our c...
by vjosullivan
30 Nov 2010, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?
Replies: 83
Views: 7865

There is a Third Way

Anti-clockwise around England and Wales and clockwise around Scotland. All it takes is a couple of quick C2Cs in the middle. Sorted.
by vjosullivan
26 Nov 2010, 9:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greatest Carbon Footprint - Flying or Cycling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: Greatest Carbon Footprint - Flying or Cycling?

Cyclenut wrote:I would have to ... climb at least 10m per km in order to burn 50 calories per mile. But there's no way I could ... not even if the roads around here were dead flat
That is so true. :wink:
by vjosullivan
25 Nov 2010, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Storing Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Storing Bikes

Thanks for all the ideas. The diagrams on the Tusk website have been excellent for designing a frame to put on the end wall but their commercial grade hooks are just too expensive (£40/bike) for five bikes for me. I've seen some other hooks and fittings that may fit the bill. I'll let you know how I...
by vjosullivan
25 Nov 2010, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Storing Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Storing Bikes

Can you make use of a roof beam to hang them from? In theory, yes, but it's only a garden shed. Hanging the bikes from the roof would only raise then a couple feet off the floor at most. Seems odd that a bike, even with mudguards, comes out as taller than the inside of a shed? No, the bike isn't ta...
by vjosullivan
25 Nov 2010, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Storing Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Storing Bikes

My new garden shed arrived this morning! :D It's a second shed and means that I will no longer have to get the bikes out to get the lawnmower out to cut the grass. The new shed measures 3m x 1.8m (10'x6'). The question is how best to store the four/five family bikes in there (1 Dawes tourer and 3 MT...
by vjosullivan
20 Nov 2010, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon - Weinmann Brake Covers
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Dawes Horizon - Weinmann Brake Covers

Thanks Steve, they could be just what I need. I'll post up the results when they come.
by vjosullivan
18 Nov 2010, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon - Weinmann Brake Covers
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Dawes Horizon - Weinmann Brake Covers

I have an eighties Dawes Horizon which is still going strong. Unfortunately, the rubber covers/hoods on both brake levers have deteriorated to the point of disintegration, probably because they are my preferred hand location on this bike. The brakes are (I assume) no longer made and even if I found ...