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by Threevok
20 Nov 2016, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard horror
Replies: 52
Views: 3876

Re: Mudguard horror

I have Defenders fitted to my MTB all week for commute (when the weather dictates it) but remove them at the weekend if I use it for off road

I must abnormal. :lol:
by Threevok
20 Nov 2016, 12:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worst new road bike ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 3771

Re: Worst new road bike ever?

MikeF wrote:It's made in China. They have a little to learn. :wink: Including English. :lol:


After a few canine encounters - I bought an ultrasonic device from China, off eBay.

The instructions read
"...you are now working hard to repel gods"
by Threevok
20 Nov 2016, 12:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: No Cycling

I blame "no smoking signs" etc
by Threevok
19 Nov 2016, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worst new road bike ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 3771

Re: Worst new road bike ever?

Don't forget QR hubs.... with Bolts ? :shock:
by Threevok
19 Nov 2016, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How do you view your commute?
Replies: 34
Views: 4524

Re: How do you view your commute?

I don't measure speed or time anymore on my short commute, as I cannot go "safely" faster on the cycle-route section, or "physically" faster on the road section, without spinning out, as I use an MTB. Before my fitness level started to drop (due to a still unresolved illness) I d...
by Threevok
19 Nov 2016, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worst new road bike ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 3771

Re: Worst new road bike ever?

mercalia wrote:put in an offer every one for 5p?


Hell no - I might win it :lol:
by Threevok
19 Nov 2016, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worst new road bike ever?
Replies: 32
Views: 3771

Re: Worst new road bike ever?

17Kg !!!!! :shock:

That's heavier than my GT Avalanche, fully kitted with lights, mudguards, slime tubes and ice tyres :lol:
by Threevok
18 Nov 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5725

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Bonefishblues wrote:I don't think you should be too hard on the dogs, they are trying to fit in:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ecord.html


:lol:

now if we can just get them to train their owners .....
by Threevok
16 Nov 2016, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5725

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Get their details if you are injured, most pet insurance has liability cover. He just legged it and left me there. Never saw him again. Police were not interested either. I always put my dog into a sit and tell her to stay until the bike has gone past. But then she's a collie not a cute 'oodle, or ...
by Threevok
16 Nov 2016, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5725

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

So I'm riding along the path from the West corner entrance and a young dog runs back onto the path from straight in front of me and I skid to a halt to stop injury and the lady dog owner retorts "He won't bite" Funny enough, a bloke said the same thing to be - just before his dog ran unde...
by Threevok
14 Nov 2016, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which one has better components?
Replies: 36
Views: 3375

Re: Which one has better components?

Because alloy frames have to be thicker in order to weld them - they are not always lighter than steel. I certainly wouldn't argue with that, my Giant hybrid (alloy frame) is almost as heavy as the tourer, however, the thrust of my argument is that for strength and durability, generally speaking yo...
by Threevok
14 Nov 2016, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single Speed Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Single Speed Conversion

These work better- http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-dx-single-speed-sprocket/rp-prod38308?gs=1&gclid=CLWmn8-qqNACFUi6GwodULMLMw&gclsrc=aw.ds Agreed - I also use the Gusset ones http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/s?q=gusset+1-er+single+speed+sprocket&cat=product Both have teeth...
by Threevok
14 Nov 2016, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which one has better components?
Replies: 36
Views: 3375

Re: Which one has better components?

I would argue with that. It depends what sort of bike it is, a touring bike would benefit form having a steel frame (and thus be heavier) in order to be more durable and capable of carrying luggage etc. Because alloy frames have to be thicker in order to weld them - they are not always lighter than...
by Threevok
13 Nov 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which one has better components?
Replies: 36
Views: 3375

Re: Which one has better components?

Anyone got an idea on what sort of grease you use on most cheap end forks. Anything you like - it will make little difference. This is best for all though - http://www.juicelubes.co.uk/fork-juice.html I must have at least 12 different sus forks at the moment some good some bad, the poor seize in th...