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by John1054
15 May 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal tool needed (old style with recessed nut)
Replies: 29
Views: 1268

Re: Pedal removal tool needed (old style with recessed nut)

I bought some spares and tools in their shop (SJS) last autumn, as well as using their mail order service at other times,
by John1054
8 May 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Moving to the UK (London) - advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Moving to the UK (London) - advice please

I've ridden 60 miles on one, but never toured on it. Some folders are suitable and some aren't. I think Bromptons are probably one of the ones that can be customised for longer distances. The cheap £150 folding bikes from chain stores are not so good. I use panniers and sometimes a rack pack on my ...
by John1054
1 May 2018, 8:18am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A cure for cramp?
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: A cure for cramp?

Look forward to hearing if raising your other saddles help. I get cramp at times - new one recently in the back of my thighs. Not very fit and Derbyshire's hills probably the cause?
by John1054
24 Mar 2018, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: M1 crash - can someone explain
Replies: 135
Views: 6512

Re: M1 crash - can someone explain

Maybe because he pleaded guilty? Sentencing always seems a bit bizarre to me :shock:
by John1054
20 Feb 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 1796

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

We've got a poll about this but the only votes that really count are those of the people doing the work. And that's as it should be. . Thanks, we all have a voice and sometimes any one of us that help moderate can seek opinions from each other - no one is always right and that's what makes it easie...
by John1054
24 Jan 2018, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim wear
Replies: 65
Views: 2698

Re: Rim wear

Paulatic wrote:Coming soon at an ALDI near you £7:99. https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-digital ... 0189831100
Once you’ve got one you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. :D


Nice one!
by John1054
16 Jan 2018, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - Why Only 3 Speed Hub?
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Re: Brompton - Why Only 3 Speed Hub?

I've been very pleased with my Kinetics (Ben Cooper) Rohlof Brompton. The extra weight is more than balanced by the spread of gears. It depends on your usage as to what suits. :D
by John1054
15 Jan 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78
Replies: 4
Views: 2676

Re: BBB Easy tyre fitting tool - BTL78

Thanks for the heads up Gaz. Looking forward to a less finger stressed life. :D
by John1054
10 Jan 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: How to fix your washing machine
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: How to fix your washing machine

I wish that I hadn't looked at this topic, our 22 year old washing machine has finished its' useful service today. Goodbye old friend - haven't the heart to spin a lump of metal. :( :( :(
by John1054
31 Dec 2017, 8:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Re: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip

Hi Rachel, Sorry to hear of your problem, it happened to me about 5 years ago so I hope I can give you a positive look to your hip pain. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 63 after a lifetime of long distance walking and cycling and advised to do exercises to build up the muscles that support t...
by John1054
29 Dec 2017, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Bike collection - disposal advice

really, I think you should offer them for sale on here. If they go to a charity, what'll happen, some folks will cherry pick the good stuff, maybe to sell on, other stuff might be sold on, or even end up as scrap. 'PA' was a lifelong cyclist, as indeed most of us are on this forum, and to own somet...
by John1054
10 Dec 2017, 10:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!
Replies: 112
Views: 4788

Re: Near miss on busy road - plea for good lights!!

During my previous life, whilst driving fire appliances with high power flashing blue lights, flashing headlamps, siren blaring etc. there always were a few drivers and pedestrians who didn't see me. Power of lighting increasing didn't make any difference to awareness? It appears that there are time...
by John1054
27 Nov 2017, 8:23am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Why can't I click on the first unread post?
Replies: 6
Views: 4541

Re: Why can't I click on the first unread post?

Yes, I'd noticed that too, perhaps Anthony has made things a bit easier to pick up on?
by John1054
18 Nov 2017, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BUYING A BIKE FROM Bike24
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: BUYING A BIKE FROM Bike24

My latest parcel from Chain Reactions contained 9 items, all in the same box, and came very quickly.
by John1054
5 Nov 2017, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freewheels
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: freewheels

SJS https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/freewheels/1324-ird-classica-6-speed-freewheel-shimano-compatible/ This one is 6sp and they do 14-32T = 14 / 17 / 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 ..................... but not in stock. :oops: You could try emailing them. They are extremely helpful. Very much agree with that.