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by kylecycler
30 Dec 2014, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 35
Views: 2816

Re: Punctures

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Also the rubber was sub standard, one lock up on the rear wheel stripped the tread right off and exposed the protection strip :?

I think maybe your definition of 'lock up' is a bit more adventurous than the rest of us, NA! :lol:
by kylecycler
30 Dec 2014, 12:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suspiciously good deals
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Suspiciously good deals

Still think woollyhatshop.com is hard to beat for wheel and tyre deals... I just bought Tortec mudguards from Ribble, a couple months ago - £22.99 reduced from £34.99 - then just before Christmas I got a 6-speed freewheel and chain, and a derailleur intended for my old Carlton (still just a frame a...
by kylecycler
29 Dec 2014, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Halfords Clarks 8 speed chains & other cheap chains
Replies: 82
Views: 11401

Re: Halfords Clarks 8 speed chains

would be helpful if u would just try it tonight and report back if any issues re gear change and general smoothness running etc for Sweep here I've gone through several Clarks 7-8 speed chains, either that or the '5,6,7' speed, which doesn't have the anti-rust treatment, although that one no longer...
by kylecycler
14 Dec 2014, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp

Yes. Just checked on my wife's Raleigh Wisp, which has no gear change problems, and the drop out is indeed cranked. It's running 6 speed Suntour now but I think I've still got the original, little used, Huret somewhere so if you have no joy getting yours straight and working drop me a PM - it'll be...
by kylecycler
14 Dec 2014, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Food / Eating on longer rides
Replies: 64
Views: 4660

Re: Food / Eating on longer rides

Hi, Yesterday I had no breakfast and did 95 miles with one stop for a slice of carrot cake and a coffee. I did amaze even myself on that one. Also was a cold windy day and I did a few hills as well. I'm a numpty and anybody can do that, but is that your best advice :?: I'm not even a numpty, then, ...
by kylecycler
14 Dec 2014, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp

The middle photo looks as if the dropout might be somewhat bent (causing the misalignment of the derailleur) - alternatively it might just be shaped... The middle photo looks as if the dropout might be somewhat bent (causing the misalignment of the derailleur) - alternatively it might just be shape...
by kylecycler
14 Dec 2014, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp

Its bent. Put it in a "middling" gear and pull it outwards with your hand until the jockey cage is more-or-less vertical, re-adjust it, and it will be OK. Thanks,all. Sorry for being so long-winded, Colin! :lol: It's just that the girl has MS, although she's an experienced cyclist and a h...
by kylecycler
14 Dec 2014, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp

I was asked to refurbish a 1983 Raleigh Wisp mixte for a neighbour's daughter. Everything is sorted except there's still a problem with the rear derailleur, a Huret Eco. Although I've cleaned and rebuilt it, it still struggles to shift onto the smallest rear sprocket, even with the cable disconnecte...
by kylecycler
28 Oct 2014, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Dawes oval head badge prior to powder coating
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Removing Dawes oval head badge prior to powder coating

If it's stuck on with adhesive and not with pins, screws or rivets, you should be able to remove it by 'sawing' between the head badge and the head tube with either fishing line or, perhaps better, thin wire, as towards the end of this video (removing the windscreen of a Porsche 917, but same princi...
by kylecycler
25 Sep 2014, 12:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comfortable saddles
Replies: 38
Views: 4030

Re: Comfortable saddles

Interestingly, I replaced the saddle on my road bike when I bought it four years ago because it was really uncomfortable. Short of a saddle to replace the ripped one on the old Raleigh I'm rebuilding, I put the discarded saddle (hoarder me, never chuck owt) as a stopgap. It's now perfectly fine. Th...
by kylecycler
24 Sep 2014, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech for 7 speed- Is it essential?
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Front mech for 7 speed- Is it essential?

The 7-speed Shimano groupset is the Tourney, not the (8-speed) Claris, if that helps - they're fitted to the entry-level Halfords Carrera road bikes, among others. Trouble is, there are 7 different Tourney front derailleurs listed on Evans Cycles' site, for example, but Evans lists the seat tube siz...
by kylecycler
23 Sep 2014, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Whatever it's worth financially, it will be worth an awful lot more to whoever rides it - I think it's a beauty. If possible, I would keep it in the family, but I suppose it depends on the circumstances - if there's anyone who would ride it, and if it would fit them, or if there's space to store it,...
by kylecycler
23 Sep 2014, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comfortable saddles
Replies: 38
Views: 4030

Re: Comfortable saddles

Would it be overkill to fit a suspension seat post as well as a sprung saddle like the Brooks Flyer, or would they work against each other (not desperate, just curious)?
by kylecycler
21 Sep 2014, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public bicycle pump
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

Re: Public bicycle pump

breakwellmz wrote:Oh yes, TARDIS spotted as well...

What TARDIS? You mean in the first photo? I can't see any TARDIS. Maybe it's gone... :wink: :D

Superb idea about the pumps, though. Once Sustrans gets word of it, the idea will fly. :)
by kylecycler
21 Sep 2014, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TDF and carbon fibre
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: TDF and carbon fibre

What kind of depresses me is that the vast majority of roadies would think it absolutely absurd that the TdF could still be won by a steel-framed bike. I truly believe it could (or by an aluminium or titanium-framed bike) - at least as long as there is a 6.8kg weight limit. (Discuss...:wink:) Grrr.....