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by Russcoles
20 Sep 2012, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bicycle bell auto response
Replies: 34
Views: 4043

Re: Bicycle bell auto response

I think the difference here is not the culture, its the bell. Most bells these days are the small single ping bells, they are more difficult to identify as a bicycle and harder for people to tell direction and speed than the traditional 'tring-tring' bell. Some riders may keep ringing their bell to ...
by Russcoles
17 Sep 2012, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where can you find "eat it all and pay nothing" deals?
Replies: 18
Views: 4670

Re: Where can you find "eat it all and pay nothing" deals?

This place is just accross the road from me: http://www.warrensgourmetburger.co.uk/ Their burgers are amazing, but I have not yet attempted 'the beast'. Unfortunately you have to give them 24hrs notice, otherwise I'm pretty sure I could have done it the evening I got home from cycling from John O Gr...
by Russcoles
10 Sep 2012, 3:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front Light for Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: Front Light for Rack

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/b-and-m-light-bracket-for-fork-crown-254mm-mount-493ghpb-prod22455/ http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/thumbnail/22455.jpg Should work to attach any handlebar mounted lamp. Or take a piece of PVC pipe the right diameter and drill a hole in it, bolt this to the rack...
by Russcoles
6 Sep 2012, 2:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Seat post suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Seat post suspension

Try a sprung saddle, they do a similar job. I love my brooks flyer (now that its broken in).
by Russcoles
4 Sep 2012, 3:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Travel to Wick
Replies: 16
Views: 35449

Re: Travel to Wick

If splitting your journey at Edinburgh, allow a lot of time. With the construction work I simply couldn't move through the crowds in some of the narrower areas and also got lost as signs were covered by scaffolding. End result, I missed my train and had to buy a new ticket. The original ticket from ...
by Russcoles
4 Sep 2012, 2:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I need some cheap rubber...
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: I need some cheap rubber...

I bought some book binding leather, cut 2 pieces and glued them together with the smooth faces outwards. Bit posher than cheap rubber and the colour matches my frame :)
by Russcoles
31 Aug 2012, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A worthy rebuild?
Replies: 4
Views: 3650

Re: A worthy rebuild?

Very true. Just because road bikes are popular for rebuilds doesn't mean they are the only bikes worth doing. Far better to restore a bike you are going to use.
by Russcoles
27 Aug 2012, 2:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A worthy rebuild?
Replies: 4
Views: 3650

Re: A worthy rebuild?

Unless you are dead set on a road bike, there are lots of classic bikes on ebay for less than £100. The cheapest and easiest to get is the Raleigh Twenty. They are the small wheeled shopping bikes (sometimes folding) that are hidden away at the back of many a garage and due to the sheer number of th...
by Russcoles
26 Aug 2012, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GAP IN THE MARKET
Replies: 91
Views: 10732

Re: GAP IN THE MARKET

I would like to see a modern lightweight version of my favourite bike. http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/Snapbucket/IMAG0038.jpg This is my Royal Enfield Revelation. Its an amazing bike and looks awesome. But what would it be like if someone made a copy using lighter weight tubing?
by Russcoles
26 Aug 2012, 5:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle policy on trains advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: Cycle policy on trains advice

I don't usually fold it. The rules say that a folding bike with 20" wheels doesn't need a cycle reservation, thats all that matters. It doesn't fold very small so won't fit in luggage racks but if the bike spaces are all used up, I can get it onto a train where a normal bike would be turned awa...
by Russcoles
26 Aug 2012, 1:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can I still do it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Can I still do it?

Remember that if you are slower, its not because your fitness has decreased, its just that you aren't going to be late for work :D
by Russcoles
26 Aug 2012, 12:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle policy on trains advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: Cycle policy on trains advice

Sounds like you need a Brompton Why do some people think Bromptons are the only folding bikes out there? They are a neat bit of design. They fold up really well, but having ridden one I would suggest they are rather poor to ride. In most cases the requirement to never need a cycle reservation is 20...
by Russcoles
26 Aug 2012, 12:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mini rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: Mini rack

Neither link appears to work. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bicycle-Mini-Pannier-Rack-Front-rear-pannier-rack-carrier-24-28-bike-luggage-/140748160201?pt=UK_Sports_Leisure_Cycling_Bags_Panniers_SR&hash=item20c53e7cc9 Assume this is what you are referring to? I have used one of these in the past and ...
by Russcoles
24 Aug 2012, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling and the winter break
Replies: 38
Views: 3700

Re: Cycling and the winter break

Winter cycling is another excuse to get one more bike. Consider something slower, cheaper and heavier so that you have a lower center of mass. This will improve stability so that if you do hit ice you have a better chance of staying upright. A less efficient bike should also keep you fitter with a s...
by Russcoles
23 Aug 2012, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How idle can you get?!!!
Replies: 88
Views: 6499

Re: How idle can you get?!!!

It includes any meandering and weaving the cyclist does. Just one point, when you weave you 'lean' and leaning moves to the edge of the tyre which reduces wheel circumference. On a motorcycle going through a set of bends you get a very obvious change in engine note due to this. (Obviously motorcycl...