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by Dynamite_funk
30 Sep 2012, 4:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lumicycle
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Lumicycle

A place to get Lumicycle lights at the best prices? Can't seem to find that many vendors! Prob gonna go for this... http://www.lumicycle.com/product/222/10000001/led3si-pro52-bag-system.html The fact my brother is an electronics egineer made me sway away from Chinese made stuff. His company has had ...
by Dynamite_funk
28 Sep 2012, 11:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Last day of shorts...
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Re: Last day of shorts...

I think during the day I'll be fine, but when your in the valleys around 7pm my knees start to ache a bit with the cold.

Ian (28 going on 68)
by Dynamite_funk
28 Sep 2012, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Last day of shorts...
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Last day of shorts...

Went for a 40miler last night north of Leeds up around Otley and Norwood Edge. All I can say is that it is definately the last time I'll be wearing shorts for this year!

Time to once again don the frogman outfit :lol:
by Dynamite_funk
27 Sep 2012, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi Cycling event
Replies: 37
Views: 7038

Re: Aldi Cycling event

Very busy in Aldi around teh biek section today. Reckon anyone wanting anything should head down there ASAP! :twisted:
by Dynamite_funk
4 Sep 2012, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2328

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

Can I just say that I am actually quite shocked at how cheap a decent set of hand built touring wheels cost. I was expecting to have to pay in the region of £200 plus.
by Dynamite_funk
4 Sep 2012, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2328

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

All this talk of spoke fatigue etc has given me the fear. I think I'll just get some built by Harry afer a discussion with what my requirements are, with his advice and experience thrown in I think it'll be well worth the money
by Dynamite_funk
4 Sep 2012, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2328

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

Any idea how much he would charge for a set of touring wheels? Just a rough ball park would do :)
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 10:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: GB has highest cyclist death-to-distance rate - News report
Replies: 21
Views: 20964

GB has highest cyclist death-to-distance rate - News report

Couldnt find this in the forum so thought I'd post it up.

http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?met ... &id=106737

No shock to me, which is a shame
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2328

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

Hi. If it is a long term, high mileage set you are looking for then please consider Terry Rowland. I bought a bike with them already fitted and have been sooooooo impressed (and Ive had a load of bikes and cycle a long way each year) They are incredibly well made, solid and smooth. Where would I ge...
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Was having a nice ride today until this happened.
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Was having a nice ride today until this happened.

That's horrendous. Glad you're OK. Give em hell!
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring

Thanks for that thirdcrank. I think the question probably can be changed to 'a good set of strong touring wheels'. The 501 hubs are very nice but I doubt I will use them as all my current bikes are cassettes and I'd like to continue the theme. There is a bike jumble near to me in a few weeks so I'll...
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring

It'd be 700c x 32 tyre. I could cold set the rear triangle but I'd rather just fit a 130 in as it's currently a 126. Not sure of the rim width but just standard (?), can go and measure in a few hours if required. I may wish to go a bit bigger on the tyres in future depending on terrain but I'm stick...
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring

Well basically I'm after a hub which has a cassette rather than screw on but had these in the draw and thought I would ask people's opion on using them for touring. When touring I usually have a full Super C set of panniers and a tent on the rear rack also, this puts a fair bit of strain on the rear...
by Dynamite_funk
3 Sep 2012, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thicker handlebar tape - a cheap quick fix
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Thicker handlebar tape - a cheap quick fix

[quote="The Mechanic"]not stockings formerly beloning to an old ladyquote]

There's no shame in likign the older woman :wink:


Wish I'd seen this post yesterday, just wrapped my bars!