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by Dynamite_funk
14 Apr 2015, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale time
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Why not start a ride group yourself? If you are in this position I'm sure other are too, with longer days now a reality, early starts are not a necessity. Perhaps look to local cycle shops or forums? From small acorns etc etc :wink:
by Dynamite_funk
25 Feb 2015, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brake boss issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: V brake boss issues

Just discovered this myself. What a real pain in the backside this is turning out to be!
by Dynamite_funk
25 Feb 2015, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brake boss issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

V brake boss issues

Been a while since I've been on here, so hello again! After getting quite frustrated with cantis on my tourer (yes I know all the arguments for and against) I have decided to shift over to V-brakes. Unfortunately I have found that the front forks on my tourer appear to have a single hole in the brak...
by Dynamite_funk
7 Oct 2014, 11:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BT Openreach cyclists stay back
Replies: 143
Views: 32467

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

The biggest and best one yet on the back of a Sainsbury's LGV. Seriously? :roll:

I think it said something like, 'Alert today, alive tomorrow!' !!

Come on CTC, get this sorted!
by Dynamite_funk
22 Sep 2014, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 9 speed cassette spacing on Shimano freehub
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Campagnolo 9 speed cassette spacing on Shimano freehub

tbh I'd rather not mess with things like cable pull, I don't want to overcomplicate things. Plus I only tend to drink real ale so cans are not really in the house much :wink: I would just like to know if the freehubs on these wheels are interchangable or if not, if I can buy a 9 speed campag spaced ...
by Dynamite_funk
22 Sep 2014, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 9 speed cassette spacing on Shimano freehub
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Campagnolo 9 speed cassette spacing on Shimano freehub

Hi all. I have a pair of Mavic classics pro wheels from the late 90s which currently have a shimano freehub body. However, I would like to use them on my Merckx which has Campagnolo 9 speed. I have searched for a cassette which is Shimano splined but with 9 speed campag spacing but to no avail. Do t...
by Dynamite_funk
5 Sep 2014, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: York to Selby
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: York to Selby

MockCyclist wrote:It's tarmac all the way, except for the last half mile into Selby where the path is on the Ouse bank but just take the adjacent road.


It's flat too :wink:
by Dynamite_funk
4 Sep 2014, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust under stove enamel. What to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Rust under stove enamel. What to do?

Do the white lining yourself with a tiny brush and Humbrol enamel. I did this carefully supporting the frame on a chair. Its easy to wipe away any mistakes with a turps soaked tissue. Then dry it off and start again. Al Paint brushes are a pain to work with on bike frames if you are a perfectionist...
by Dynamite_funk
13 Aug 2014, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ataks to SPDs - time to change ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: time to change

SPDs give me cramp if I use them for longer/harder rides. I think it has something to do with a smaller contact area. However, for our Tandem they are great as the stoker's feet are less likely to come loose if pedalling gets a bit frantic.
by Dynamite_funk
13 Aug 2014, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shipping bike to Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Shipping bike to Australia?

Any idea on the cost of this? Someone on eBay is keen to buy my Merckx and has asked. I'm guessing it is going to be pretty extortionate!
by Dynamite_funk
15 Jul 2014, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 6 SEATER BICYCLE
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: 6 SEATER BICYCLE

I thought this thread was a joke when I first read it! Wow :shock:
by Dynamite_funk
7 Jul 2014, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 60 MPH TDF
Replies: 70
Views: 4687

Re: 60 MPH TDF

I was still quite green when I hit 56mph down Norwood edge. Swerved right into the other side of the road on a blind corner. Scared me right up, never again!
by Dynamite_funk
6 Jul 2014, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is watching bike races like bad sex?
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: Is watching bike races like bad sex?

geocycle wrote:It was my first time... and involved Hawes :oops: ...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Dynamite_funk
23 Jun 2014, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: square tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: square tyres

I hear square tyres are excellent for going down steps, not sure about up them though? :mrgreen: