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by tad
1 Feb 2009, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for walking up hils and cycling down them.
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Start getting the miles in now then you'll be able to pedal up all the hills :wink:
by tad
20 Dec 2008, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where can I find a 559x25x145c fixie or road tyre?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

I ride a Hutchinson 26x1" (559x25) slick these are seriously slick, no hint of a tread what so ever, Specialised do one too.
by tad
17 Dec 2008, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should my cranks have missing or bent teeth?
Replies: 10
Views: 986

allen-uk wrote:Is goosed the same as cattled?


N.B.G.
U.D.F.
F.U.B.A.R.

Then there's just plain old <>|"{}+)(*&^%$#@!
by tad
17 Dec 2008, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First Wheel Building Experience
Replies: 84
Views: 181145

Mick F wrote: I may replace the spokes on my newly acquired 1971 Raleigh Chopper.........


You'll have to when you fit that Rohloff hub :wink: . Go on, do it!
by tad
17 Dec 2008, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone explain what caused this chain to break?
Replies: 24
Views: 2434

However you did it I think it's very clever, congratulations!
by tad
13 Dec 2008, 4:40pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Death of the simple 'Mountain Bike' ?
Replies: 60
Views: 16750

I ride a full rigid mountain bike. Yes full suspension or at least a boingy front end might help me go a bit faster but it's soooooo boring. Rigid bikes are that bit more exciting. Suspension will also wear out/break/need some sort of repair more often. As for retrobike.co.uk I can whole heartedly r...
by tad
13 Dec 2008, 4:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap tools and bits
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Cheap tools and bits

This may be of interest. It seems that Halfords are having a major clear out of odds and sods in store. My local one to where I live and the one near work both have boxes of stuff for between a fiver and a pound. Useful bits like Shimano 7 speed freehubs, bargainous one pound new in box, 7 speed fre...
by tad
12 Dec 2008, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing gears, the right way.
Replies: 19
Views: 1787

I have to stop, get off the bike, turn bike upside down, remove the back wheel, turn it around, replace the back wheel (ensuring correct chain tension), wipe grease from hands, get back on the bike and I'm all set to go. That's assuming I've got the right sized sprocket on the other side of my flip-...
by tad
7 Dec 2008, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GLOVES
Replies: 23
Views: 2006

I have a pair of Specialized Radiant gloves, thay have a little pocket in the back to put in one of the hand warmer pads. I have heated handlebar grips on my motorbike - it's easy enough to make your own. I've never thought about it, would it be possible to make a pair powered by a hub dynamo? hmmmm...
by tad
6 Dec 2008, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is 11 speed a good idea?
Replies: 95
Views: 5325

I use 8 speed on my TT, audax, commuting and mountain bikes for no other reason that it's enough for me. The Brompton has three and fixed gear has one. If I wanted 9, 10 or 11 I'd get it but as I don't I'll not bother. As for bits becoming obsolete and difficult to get hold of that's not true. You c...
by tad
30 Nov 2008, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Chopper
Replies: 25
Views: 3722

Do it, do it, do it! Oh please don't become the sort of person that notices that the pinstripe on this that or the other is too thick by 1mm or that the wrong plating has been used on nuts and bolts. Make a super chopper! This was the bike that all the kids hankered after, now build it into the bike...
by tad
10 Oct 2008, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a decent fixie?
Replies: 19
Views: 2206

fixies

Pompino - nuff said!
by tad
8 Oct 2008, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano/Pro/Saint product recall
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Shimano/Pro/Saint product recall

Hi

I just thought I'd pass it on. Shimano have recalled all their Shimano/Pro/Saint gloves that are made in Pakistan. It's a freepost address so a great opportunity to renew those old gloves!


http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/publish/con ... call_.html
by tad
6 Oct 2008, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The increased complexity of fettling
Replies: 42
Views: 2495

fettling

No, no, no, no, no! It is us who are to blame entirely for lack of fettling (also furtling) opportunities. If the majority of bike buying public didn't constantly want newer, shinier, more bounce for your ounce, flashier, gadget ridden, hoity toity, wishy washy, namby pamby... Sorry went a bit 'thin...
by tad
5 Oct 2008, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Spd/Flat pedal to go for?
Replies: 25
Views: 4093

pedals

I've used a pair of Powerplay pedals for a few years now, though they're not the platfrom type on your link. I have no complaints about them at all.