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by pwward
22 Jun 2010, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Bike Bags

It was once refused on a Malaga - Newcastle Easyjet flight, but accepted in the other direction. Take printouts of official Easyjet policy to put under staffs noses.
by pwward
8 Jun 2010, 7:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmet - recent accident
Replies: 212
Views: 8507

Re: Helmet - recent accident

I think those of us who are sceptical about helmets and dislike the effect their promotion is having on cycling feel we can't win. Helmets crack very easily, often on minimal impact, so everyone who has a crash and bangs their helmet seems to think it saved their life or a brain injury. For those wh...
by pwward
31 May 2010, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's the point of narrow range 'road' cassettes
Replies: 69
Views: 5109

What's the point of narrow range 'road' cassettes

I could be missing something blindingly obvious..or maybe this has been talked about before. What is the point of fitting 'road' bikes, ones you use for racing or fast sportif type rides with rear cassettes with pathetic gear ranges? I have just been for a 100 mile ride on an audax type bike I bough...
by pwward
28 May 2010, 11:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance companies
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Insurance companies

Just claimed on a Direct line home insurance policy. My Thorn Raven Sport Tour was stolen from a locked garage (the up-and-over door was forced). The day later Directline had someone around to secure the garage. The door was replaced (very well) 3 w later and I've received a cheque for the stolen bi...
by pwward
27 May 2010, 12:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car slapping...
Replies: 20
Views: 1494

Re: Car slapping...

I slapped a car's roof as he was 'pinching' me at a pinch point created by a traffic island 2 years ago. He blocked my way, got out and punched me once in the face in front of several witnesses (who gave police statements). I still had my hands on the handlebars and didn't see it coming. He accepted...
by pwward
22 May 2010, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-painting a frame
Replies: 29
Views: 2382

Re: Re-painting a frame

Well it really cost more like £115 as I've put on new handlebars, derrailleur, cables, stem, grips and mudguards. I just need a chainguard now.

Great fun doing it all, first time I've had a go at it.
by pwward
20 May 2010, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-painting a frame
Replies: 29
Views: 2382

Re: Re-painting a frame

To let you know how I got on: The frame and forks were stripped of components apart from the bottom bracket. I taped up bits I didn't want painted with masking tape. I lightly sanded the frame and cleaned it with sugar soap. Applied 4-5 light coats of Plastikote undercoat spray paint, then 4-5 layer...
by pwward
14 May 2010, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Sense
Replies: 50
Views: 2098

Re: Common Sense

High viz and helmets are a problem for cycling. Cycling could be everyday and ordinary, like in Denmark and Holland, parts of Germany. They don't really have 'cyclists' there. By that I mean most people who cycle don't really think of themselves as 'cyclists' any more than people who walk here think...
by pwward
13 May 2010, 11:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Sense
Replies: 50
Views: 2098

Re: Common Sense

I thought that common sense was either the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of 18 (Einstein) or the view that protects us from the painful job of thinking (Galraith paraphrased).
by pwward
29 Apr 2010, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's out there for kids ?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: What's out there for kids ?

I'm in just the same position as you. I want a decent quality (with decent street cred) road and rough track bike for a tall 10 year old boy. I think suspension forks for the road are daft and want to avoid them. The idea I've hit on is the Carrera Subway from Halfords. It's a 26" wheeled alumi...
by pwward
29 Apr 2010, 2:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-painting a frame
Replies: 29
Views: 2382

Re: Re-painting a frame

I've already stripped the frame (and forks) and sanded it down. I'm at the stage when I need to put on several layers of undercoat, before applying the layer of colour. I'm doing this myself because I think it's fun. I can hand my mum a new bike and say 'There mum, get yerself out on that, I built i...
by pwward
29 Apr 2010, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-painting a frame
Replies: 29
Views: 2382

Re-painting a frame

I'm re-painting a frame I found in the house I bought. It's ahand made Dawes steel frame, about 15 years old I think. My question is about paint. Do you experienced frame sprayers use car paints to do bike frames or is there some other products that's better. If so where do you buy it and where do y...
by pwward
28 Apr 2010, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Rotterdam to Amsterdam

There loads and loads, not just one. Cycle paths in Holland are signposted from town to town, so go into the VVV (tourist info), get a map and keep a vague lookout for which town or village you go through next. The bit of Holland you'll be going through is really one big urban area the Randstad, so ...
by pwward
1 Apr 2010, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: FERRY FROM HULL
Replies: 15
Views: 3534

Re: FERRY FROM HULL

Take the train?