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by Elizabeth_S
23 Sep 2013, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More visible cycle jersey
Replies: 84
Views: 10616

More visible cycle jersey

Dreich weather, without going to the extreme of a multi-coloured fluorescent jersey, anyone can suggest what makes you most visible and doesn't make you look a complete idiot. I mostly ride in rural areas. Not that I want to wear, or feel that I should have to, but I don't want to get hit. (Although...
by Elizabeth_S
23 Aug 2013, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

Pleased to say that EBC repaired my bike under guarantee, only the middle cog needed to be replaced, the rest was sound (they have no idea either, just that it wasn't my fault). Glad to have good weather to get out this weekend.
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2013, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

Despite one or two reports of bent chainrings on this thread, I think its not common. What I think is happening is this..... The front changer moves across and peels the chain off the middle chainring at the top . As you carry on turning the pedal, the chain is supposed to peel off the chainring at...
by Elizabeth_S
12 Aug 2013, 8:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

What happened a few times was that I would be changing on the front cog and as I changed I slacked off pedalling as you would and then as I started to pedal normally the chain would feel like a few links at the front on or near the cog were stiff, the first time it happened my chain came off, I got ...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

Largest cog, not largest sprocket but a couple over. When I stopped the chain was on the middle ring and wedged between the largest and middle cog in the bent section, it had not moved over to the smallest cog, and it was quite a job to get it out, so the scraps don't necessarily mean anything as we...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

No I didn't try to change directly from the largest to the smallest cogs, I did it in 2 shifts but obviously the second shift failed. I haven't had any crashes. The gears change okay 99% of the time and it was serviced in March by the shop. The gears didn't appear to be out of adjustment and changed...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

Yes I have the thumb click gear changes, no I did it in 2 changes not one. The first one when from the large to the middle cog, the next to the smallest failed. The chain was on the middle cog when I stopped with the chain wedged down inside the bend cog. It didn't make much noise. Actually I hadn't...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: How commons is this?

The bike was £500 and is the Revolution make, a Courier Hydro, from Edinburgh Bicycle Coop. Actually this isn't my first bike, all have been derailleurs (first was a Raleigh in the 1970s, sold that, second was a Dawes, stolen broke my heart! third was a Peugeot bought in southern Germany (over 700 D...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How commons is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

How commons is this?

On a cycle yesterday I changed front cogs twice from the largest to the smallest, and a section of the middle front cog buckled out, not all only a section. I stopped (unhurt) and managed to get the chain on to the largest cog and cycle most of the way home. The bike is new (January) and I had notic...
by Elizabeth_S
11 Aug 2013, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ticks(possibly)
Replies: 55
Views: 9590

Re: Ticks(possibly)

The small ones are larvae and nymphs, full grown ticks are gross and really quite big, I usually dispose of them in a flame or alcohol to make sure they are dead. Tick removers, a well-known auction site has them, I get mine from bada, cost more but they are a charity http://www.bada-uk.org/ They gi...
by Elizabeth_S
24 Jul 2013, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Put your hand up if....
Replies: 76
Views: 11049

Re: Put your hand up if....

I was absolutely thrilled when the baby was born, mainly because my birthday is on Friday and I didn't want to share! Now I have no interest at all
by Elizabeth_S
28 May 2013, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anybody around who used to be a paper boy ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1680

Re: Anybody around who used to be a paper boy ...

I was also a paper person (mornings and weekends, the weekday round paid very little, the Sunday round was well paid)! I now work in publishing and when I worked in Germany I went to see our typesetter and printer near Heidelberg, interestingly they had a very large underground car park, this, they ...
by Elizabeth_S
27 May 2013, 3:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1148
Views: 333981

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi, I'm Elizabeth, I'm a hill walker and I'm trying to mix up my exercise routines up a bit and cycle more; knees aren't great after a cycling accident in southern Germany (I do know the German for 'I've forgotten the scalpel', not something I want to hear again!). I used to cycle in southern German...