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by kylecycler
26 Feb 2015, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spa saddles
Replies: 26
Views: 3199

Re: spa saddles

Simon, that's the first review I've seen of the Esk, and I think that's the one for me. It's the most recent of the Gyes saddles marketed by Spa, and it just looks to me as if you're getting the best of both worlds - wide at the back for support, narrow at the front so no chafing, as long as the bar...
by kylecycler
26 Feb 2015, 7:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring
Replies: 27
Views: 4071

Re: Touring

OpenStreetMap will help you plan your routes. I found it on the forum, can't remember who suggested it, but thanks to whoever it was because it's excellent. Others might suggest alternatives, but it's the best I've found. You'll see there are three options: Bicycle, Car and Foot, so provided you hav...
by kylecycler
25 Feb 2015, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Not The Most Tasteful
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Not The Most Tasteful

Maybe I overreacted, but it was just how I felt when I read it. Alex Moulton was one of my heroes, but I'm sure that applies to a lot of folk on this forum. The proceeds aren't going to charity or the seller would have said. We don't know the circumstances, right enough, though - it could even have ...
by kylecycler
25 Feb 2015, 12:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get garish stickers off rims
Replies: 47
Views: 3858

Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

kylecycler The Carlton in the photo looks very nice,and it has the original Bluemels fitted too,though I'm not sure about the m/flap. Those 'guards come up on Ebay NOS occasionally,if you keep your eye out for them. The mudflap was the same on mine when it was new, so the one in the photo is origin...
by kylecycler
25 Feb 2015, 12:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obsessing...
Replies: 7
Views: 3671

Re: Obsessing...

I suspect most would find a phantom chain oiler at bit creepy...... :lol: I know how you feel, though, and I was sorely tempted recently to use an Allen key to turn the stem around on a brand new Carrera Subway parked outside my local Asda so that the disc brake was on the left , not the right, and...
by kylecycler
24 Feb 2015, 11:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Not The Most Tasteful
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Not The Most Tasteful

That's absolutely foul. You have to wonder where he got it. I hope the seller wasn't there - what kind of 'friend' would that be? Shameful. :(
by kylecycler
24 Feb 2015, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get garish stickers off rims
Replies: 47
Views: 3858

Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

.......... next question is, how to we get tyre stickers off? I'm thinking Conti Gatorskins - I actually like the Conti logo, but Gatorskins just look gross... The GATORSKIN logos are quite big for small tyres I agree but they don't bother me too much(32mm Gators' on one of the tandems) The only th...
by kylecycler
24 Feb 2015, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get garish stickers off rims
Replies: 47
Views: 3858

Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Oh lord! I've just noticed you fit your tyres to match the rims and park so that both wheels are the same - you need help! Jackie Stewart must need help too, then - he used to insist that the Stewart Grand Prix truck driver jacked up the truck in the paddock and positioned the tyres so that the tyr...
by kylecycler
23 Feb 2015, 10:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 53988

Re: Steve abraham attempt

Hi, Hopefully it will be a british record. I suppose it's like athletic Marathons. Comparing times set at the London Marathon with times set at the Boston Marathon, for example, would be largely irrelevant because the courses are different, whereas I think all the other athletics events are directl...
by kylecycler
23 Feb 2015, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something better
Replies: 44
Views: 10763

Re: Something better

Instead of using those horrible bungy cords to feebly hold the bags at the base of the rack I've deployed 8mm thick quick release cable ties. Where did you get the QR cable ties? I'm looking for some but google only seems to throw up the velcro kind which I don't want. Just found these on Amazon - ...
by kylecycler
4 Feb 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS mudguards
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

Re: SKS mudguards

Vantage wrote:I use 3mm rubber sheet from Amazon for mine.

I found this a while ago and thought it looked ideal. Is it what you used?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neoprene-Rubber ... merReviews
by kylecycler
27 Jan 2015, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Posting a bike

I'm being a bit lazy by just posting a link, but posting a bike is something I've never done - yet - I'm a hoarder, and finding somewhere to store them is more of a problem. I thought this was very well thought out, though, and clearly based on experience - you could adapt it to your own requirement...
by kylecycler
27 Jan 2015, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 53988

Re: Steve abraham attempt

It's arguable that he would benefit even more from drafting due to the lack of elevation and the winds that tends to create. All these factors crop up when you think it through, right enough - unless you were doing it, it's so hard to get your head around. According to Dave Barter, Tommy was paced ...
by kylecycler
22 Jan 2015, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: curved seat stays
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: curved seat stays

I think the most credible example of curved seatstays would be Dave Kirk's 'Terraplane' stays. Dave Kirk is an independent framebuilder from Bozeman, Montana, but before that he was R&D tech at Serotta for years. He exhaustively tested and developed fork and seatstay configurations using rigs an...
by kylecycler
22 Jan 2015, 7:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snubbed when greeting other cyclists
Replies: 47
Views: 6651

Re: Snubbed when greeting other cyclists

My response is to ride with an inane grin (it comes naturally on a recumbent, especially if, like me, you are inane. :lol: ) If a panda came riding towards me on a recumbent with an inane grin on its face, clutching a bunch of bamboo leaves in one hand and waving with the other, I don't think I'd h...