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by tooley92
16 Dec 2008, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Colourful mudguards
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Blumells used to do them, I did see some yellow and red ones at Spa cycles the last time I was there around a month ago :D
by tooley92
29 Sep 2008, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: SJS Cycles
Replies: 59
Views: 7071

Very nice looking bike, but I have to ask - how do you stay on that Brooks with the nose pointing down :lol:
by tooley92
21 Sep 2008, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need a new wheel Quick
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Try Spa Cycles, they usually have wheels already built up to the spec that you have now and very speedy delivery aswell.
by tooley92
14 Sep 2008, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who would like to tell me...
Replies: 35
Views: 5623

Yup!
Looks like the rack that you have is of the clamp on variaty and not made to fit the braze ons on your forks. Shouldn't be to hard to find or make some clamps though. :roll:
by tooley92
26 Aug 2008, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C 54l vs Altura Orkney 56l
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Carradice Super C's every time :lol:

I have been using the same set of rears for over 20 years and they are still in great condition (they are the old ones with the red straps).

Easy to fix and plenty waterproof enough. If you are unlucky enough to damage one Carradice offer a repair service.
by tooley92
20 Aug 2008, 7:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 20653

I haven't stayed at Slaidburn since 1990 when 3 of us did a tour of the Yorkshire dales and trough of Bowland during the school holidays!

Remember sleeping under the water header tank in the gent's dorm hoping that it didn't leak or fall of on me :lol:
by tooley92
19 Aug 2008, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tow Ball Mounted Rack advice needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Seconded, I have a Maxxraxx and they are great!

Very secure and extremely well made.
by tooley92
17 Aug 2008, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: LIDL Cycling Gear
Replies: 27
Views: 2411

Great - I could do with a few new long sleeve tops for autumn!

Does anyone know how they compare size wise to other brands?
by tooley92
16 Aug 2008, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 531 competition seat tube decalls(transfers
Replies: 8
Views: 791

If you have a look on e-bay, under the user id of Decals 2000 you should find what you need :lol: .
by tooley92
1 Jul 2008, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat post stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2475

Good point! seriously though most frames minus forks etc will fit in a chest freezer :lol:
by tooley92
30 Jun 2008, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat post stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2475

If your frame is steel and your seat pillar is aluminium, the method that Tony Oliver recommends in his book 'Touring Bikes' is as follows; Place the frame in the freezer, or the seat pillar in a bucket of ice, once really cold put the seat pillar in a strong vice and wrap a cloth soaked in hot wate...
by tooley92
1 Jun 2008, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thule bikerack + 7/8/13 pin towbar plugs - can you help me?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

Hi Daniel, Your best bet would be to cut off the 13 pin plug that is fitted to your rack and replace it with a standard 7 pin plug (known as a 12N plug) which should only cost a couple of quid from an auto spares shop. A quick look on the Towsure or Witter towbars websites should give you the requir...
by tooley92
2 Mar 2008, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel removal on a bike with disk brakes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

When I bought my Trek 6500 disk a few years ago, the shop gave me two small plastic blocks that you can insert into the calipers to prevent the piston from moving when the wheels are out.
You should be able to source some from your LBS.
Regards, Mark.
by tooley92
28 Feb 2008, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 measurement please.
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Hi Mandy,

The parallel part of the rails on my B17 measures 70mm.

Hope this helps, Mark.
by tooley92
21 Jan 2008, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon or Claude Butler Regent?
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Hi jhs, I bought the wife a Dawes Horizon last year from Spa Cycles and she has been very happy with it so far, the only modification was to change the razor blade saddle for a Brooks B17s. You are correct that the Horizon has gearing that is well suited to loaded touring with a 28 inner chainring a...