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by Threevok
12 Dec 2016, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban this - Christmas trees!
Replies: 44
Views: 3442

Re: Ban this - Christmas trees!

My B & Q 7-foot tree is 13 years old 8)
by Threevok
12 Dec 2016, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: turbo trainer and mudguards
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: turbo trainer and mudguards

Vee Rubber ones are good and cheap
by Threevok
7 Dec 2016, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Size of Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Size of Disc Brake Pads

I switched my smaller I/O "lolipop" pad type brakes - for BB7's (with Juicy "rectangular" pad types) and there was a vast improvement in stopping power. If this is was down to the pads or better calipers - I don't know, but both types were mechanically similar (although the BB7's...
by Threevok
7 Dec 2016, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork column failure on thread less forks.
Replies: 52
Views: 4539

Re: Fork column failure on thread less forks.

I fail to see how, putting an additional tube down the centre of a steerer on a thread-less set of forks, would have any benefit. The two most likely places (if at all) of a steel steerer breaking - would be either at the point where the star nut is fitted, or where the steerer meets the crown - the...
by Threevok
5 Dec 2016, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Bike Designed To Rust?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: A Bike Designed To Rust?

Has anyone got a photo of one of these [u]intentionally[u] rusty bikes? I like the idea. Just not sure how practical it would be in the long run. And it does have a lacquer finish, so the rusting should progress in an interesting way.. Do A Google Image search for "on one super raw" and y...
by Threevok
5 Dec 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Bike Designed To Rust?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: A Bike Designed To Rust?

You shouldn't really be worried about what road salt etc will do to it - You need to look at this frame for what is designed for. Yes it's a very heavy frame (over 2kg for a 16" :shock:) but for someone wanting to build a bullet-proof summer hack on a budget, or something cheap to thrash and tr...
by Threevok
29 Nov 2016, 7:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in fog ?
Replies: 55
Views: 6703

Re: Cycling in fog ?

Yes I do
You need lights (mainly to let others know where you are)
You be very careful
by Threevok
29 Nov 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I'm not not normally worried about having the latest fad or technology but .......
Replies: 43
Views: 3354

Re: I'm not not normally worried about having the latest fad or technology but .......

This is precisely why I am switching to the single speed for winter. It is also the reason I ditched my much loved BB7 brakes for Hydros. However, I have found in the past, that lubricating the shifter (and brake) cables with wet-lube does help PS Deep snow will bring more problems - especially with...
by Threevok
25 Nov 2016, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear Wheel Noise? Tick - Click etc...
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: Rear Wheel Noise? Tick - Click etc...

Chances are it's the Bottom Bracket
by Threevok
22 Nov 2016, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 60
Views: 8151

Re: Winter tyres

The main thing with winter tyres is to remember that a certain degree of caution is still required (even with studs), and you can't ride like you would on clean & dry roads. I was thinking how much I disagree with this and Vorpal's claim of a 12mph limit. I find that studded tyres mean that I c...
by Threevok
22 Nov 2016, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 60
Views: 8151

Re: Winter tyres

Only did the "Ice Dell-Boy" once.

Since then, I wear spikes on the snow boots too.
by Threevok
21 Nov 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 60
Views: 8151

Re: Winter tyres

The main thing with winter tyres is to remember that a certain degree of caution is still required (even with studs), and you can't ride like you would on clean & dry roads. Totally agree with this. Keep your speed down, especially in corners and try to brake sooner (and thus slower) than you n...
by Threevok
21 Nov 2016, 12:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worst new road bike ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 3772

Re: Worst new road bike ever?

I think that last one was designed by Terry Gilliam :shock:
by Threevok
20 Nov 2016, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 26
Views: 2978

Re: Overshoes

My first pair of Endura MT500s lasted a few muddy seasons, despite the zip tabs snapping off after a few weeks.

The second pair I bought were pants, so I switched to BBB, which were no better

Gone back to the MT500 this season and so far everything ok
by Threevok
20 Nov 2016, 6:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 9056

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

This is my absolute fave

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