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by mig
18 Jul 2012, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: fillthathole.org website
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

fillthathole.org website

does anyone know if a report of a dangerous 'area' on a road would be taken forward to the local council via the website or not? i ask as i commute along a main road near manchester upon which there has been tram tracks constructed over the past few years. in one area these tracks veer diagonally le...
by mig
14 Jul 2012, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ineffective brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: ineffective brakes

are you using steel rimmed wheels which are inevitably wet at the moment?!
by mig
13 Jul 2012, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'springing' a rear stay
Replies: 8
Views: 856

'springing' a rear stay

i'm sure this has been asked before but how readily will a 130 OLN rear fit into a 531 frame built to 126mm?

my feeling is that this is generally okay.. :?:
by mig
12 Jul 2012, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strange feeling from my rear wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: Strange feeling from my rear wheel

what gear are you pedalling to be still making a significant contribution from the pedals at 40mph+ downhill? 53 or 54/11?

my first feeling would be that it's a worn chain placed under duress with the load involved as it's on the right hand side.
by mig
3 Jul 2012, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing sores !
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Preventing sores !

get used to sitting on that saddle for that duration of time afore ye go!!
by mig
29 Jun 2012, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pothole
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Pothole

my experience with carbon forks would suggest to replace these. i had an 'off' cornering into spilt diesel last year. although they didn't shatter dramatically and held together later (very) close inspection revealed a hair line crack. now if i'd ridden on with them my feeling was that they would ha...
by mig
22 Jun 2012, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chains; cheap as chips?
Replies: 80
Views: 6647

Re: chains; cheap as chips?

and so you should be! :)
by mig
22 Jun 2012, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: handlebar stiffeners?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

handlebar stiffeners?

glancing through a tome entitled 'fixed' i saw a black & white photograph of a rider (ralph wilson IIRC) riding a hillclimb on fixed with what seem to be metallic rods coming down from his bars at the top bend and seemingly fixed to the top of the forks.

were these some sort of fad? or his alone?
by mig
22 Jun 2012, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chains; cheap as chips?
Replies: 80
Views: 6647

Re: chains; cheap as chips?

what sort of usage do you get out of one?
by mig
1 May 2012, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear mudguard bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: rear mudguard bridges

what??!!! i hadn't got that far.

go on brucey - make me some! :D
by mig
1 May 2012, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear mudguard bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: rear mudguard bridges

seems to be just the ticket :D
by mig
1 May 2012, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear mudguard bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

rear mudguard bridges

good afternoon

plenty of informed opinion on here - thanks for the reading.

are there any rear mudguard bridges available that aren't made out of bacofoil?

thanks!
by mig
19 Oct 2011, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "TRADITIONAL" Cycling shoes.
Replies: 19
Views: 4694

Re: "TRADITIONAL" Cycling shoes.

give 'gerry shields' in manchester a ring. 0161 681 2975. sure that they have many pairs NOS. you may find what you want and chris may post you a pair.