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by LollyKat
16 Aug 2011, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks aged saddles
Replies: 19
Views: 1843

Re: Broks aged saddles

I have read somewhere that the honey saddles break in more quickly than the black. In a bike shop yesterday they had B17s in both colours - just pressing my thumb into them I definitely noticed a little more give in the honey one. They didn't have a brown one out for me to try though. In my limited ...
by LollyKat
15 Aug 2011, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?
Replies: 114
Views: 10716

Re: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?

I have never tried riding the KOM no-hands but again it handles well and at 74/72deg for the 21 1/2 inch frame I would expect that. It is still in bits, but I have now finished touching up the frame, got the new wheels, sourced a replacement TA Cyclotouriste chainring from Germany (Spa didn't have t...
by LollyKat
14 Aug 2011, 10:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: quick update for those who helped me!
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: quick update for those who helped me!

Well done! I've been wondering how you were getting on. Don't forget to do a few stretches at the end of the day - hamstrings, quads and calves (can't remember the proper name) - they should help your knees. Take it easy when necessary and you will get there.
by LollyKat
14 Aug 2011, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bromptom M3L
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Bromptom M3L

You could also ask Kinetics.
by LollyKat
14 Aug 2011, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?
Replies: 114
Views: 10716

Re: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?

I tried riding my Thorn Audax Mk3 no hands today and found it very easy. It doesn't really surprise me as I find it very steady and predictable. At the same time it is very easy to flick around a pot hole. I don't know what the fork angle is but there is no toe overlap. The bike may look a bit odd w...
by LollyKat
13 Aug 2011, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: URGENT Womens saddle for touring!
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: URGENT Womens saddle for touring!

There are some very useful tips here which may help:

Saddle Fit: Tests, Tips, and Tricks
Summary of Saddle Info

They are both rather long but just the first few posts give a lot of help which should at least help to narrow your choice. Bums are different so there is no single answer.
by LollyKat
13 Aug 2011, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are these for?
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: What are these for

When I had one I could kick it on with my heel without stopping :) .
by LollyKat
12 Aug 2011, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical Disc Brakes Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Mechanical Disc Brakes Advice

Are you sure it would be wise to fit a disc brake to the front if the fork is not designed for it? There is an awful lot of torque from a disc brake and there have been cases of forks collapsing. Of course I may well be completely out of date here - but just something to check. Edit: some more on th...
by LollyKat
29 Jul 2011, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repair patches - fixing
Replies: 33
Views: 3419

Re: Puncture repair patches - fixing

There are different patches - the ones which are red and black have a a thin transparent ?cellophane on the outside as well as the usual peel-off bit for gluing sorry vulcanising. I think this is because the red edges are feathered very thin, so perhaps it would be difficult to peel the normal bit o...
by LollyKat
28 Jul 2011, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is cycling for me?
Replies: 45
Views: 3016

Re: Is cycling for me?

+1 for getting mirror. You still need to look round as it gives motorists an indication that you are going manoeuvre, but it is really good for letting you know the traffic conditions behind you.

I assume you have straight bars - I like the Zefal Dooback.
by LollyKat
27 Jul 2011, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?

This Galaxy in Yorkshire looks as if it might be small enough if you used an ordinary seat post. Worth enquiring, perhaps?
by LollyKat
26 Jul 2011, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: clicking noise when i pedal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4737

Re: clicking noise when i pedal?

If the BB has a tapered spindle (i.e., not Hollowtech) make sure the cranks are on tight. Even if they don't feel loose you may be surprised by how much you can tighten the bolts.
by LollyKat
26 Jul 2011, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?
Replies: 114
Views: 10716

Re: If you "can't ride no-hands".....what happens?

The secret does seem to be sitting up. When I was a child I had a 24" sit-up-and-beg that I could happily ride no-hands freewheeling on sweeping downhills. I found it harder as my bikes became "sportier" and I don't have the nerve to try now, though I'm sure it would be fine if I coul...
by LollyKat
26 Jul 2011, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calorie consumption and cycling nutrition
Replies: 45
Views: 3795

Re: Calorie consumption and cycling nutrition

I wish I could do the same - I don't get very good value out of B&Bs!
by LollyKat
26 Jul 2011, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripping a frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Stripping a frame?

Are the head badges alloy that have been stuck on (i.e. not rivetted)? I have heard in another context that these can be removed with a combination of heat and dental floss. Heat the badge somehow - a heated metal spoon rubbed against it is suggested - and as the glue softens work a strong fine thre...