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by Threevok
18 Feb 2017, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alexa, a new member of our family
Replies: 50
Views: 1326

Re: Alexa, a new member of our family

I'm all for modern advances el al.

However, I can just imagine this thing blurting out - in the middle of a dinner party "you are running low on pile cream" :twisted:
by Threevok
18 Feb 2017, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: single speed frame wheel adjusters
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: single speed frame wheel adjusters

ooooh, what frame is that BTW ?
by Threevok
18 Feb 2017, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you have a name for your bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 1069

Re: Do you have a name for your bike?

Yes :oops: This is "Scratchy" - a battered frame I paid £20 for on eBay, built up with slightly more expensive parts..... http://i.imgsafe.org/89136a4574.jpg And this is "Goblin" - because it has gobbled up all my green.... http://i.imgsafe.org/8925e279b7.jpg
by Threevok
18 Feb 2017, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A sort of crampted feeling!
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: A sort of crampted feeling!

Sounds like you are exactly in the same boat as me - 6ft tall but most of the height is in the torsoe, not the legs I have found 18" (or 19" with some manufactures/models) is the best fit, but you need to run a longer stem and wider bars. I run a 110mm stem on the GT - with XC riser bars -...
by Threevok
17 Feb 2017, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modern bike weights
Replies: 46
Views: 2451

Re: Modern bike weights

I was pondering this thread as I walked into work this morning, past the calibrated works despatch scales, which were switched on, I couldn't stop myself instinctively putting the carradice saddlebag on them, I wish I hadn't. There's nothing in it: Small cable lock, couple of tubes, pump, few tools...
by Threevok
17 Feb 2017, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc

Can you get varifocals built into something like wraparound cycling glasses, or would I have to just go for the distance element? Any recommendations for where such things are to be purchased gratefully received. I noticed Specsavers do prescription bike glasses - when I went for my last contact le...
by Threevok
17 Feb 2017, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will longer forks affect ride?
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Will longer forks affect ride?

In the MTB world, you not would normally go past 20mm of the max travel the frame can handle. It may be an idea to check what the max is for the frame. As you are putting rigids on and not suspension forks, you may be OK. It will make the front a lot slacker, and you may need to compensate with a ch...
by Threevok
15 Feb 2017, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc

Not sure what type of lenses you are being sold for that price, but Specsavers have the monthly disposables for £12 a month on the lensmail scheme. Mine however are £25 a month, because they are varifocal lenses. I find lenses are best for cycling. Glasses are no good in rain/fog. Get a cheap pair o...
by Threevok
11 Feb 2017, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... a source of 23.8mm flat bar grips?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: ... a source of 23.8mm flat bar grips?

Some quite unusual ones here (see the other items) - not sure if you would be interested

https://www.velovitality.co.uk/products ... ebar-grips
by Threevok
10 Feb 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Myklops Mirror?
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Myklops Mirror?

Got mine back today and wore it home on the commute and I love it. The field of vision is very good - although it's going to take some time getting used to, mainly how far objects are behind you, compared to my other mirror(s). Despite this, I found myself using this mirror constantly and not lookin...
by Threevok
9 Feb 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another saddle shape post
Replies: 247
Views: 14929

Re: Yet another saddle shape post

I had "sit bone" pain for a while, when getting back into cycling after many years. I also had the numbness of legs and sciatica - including a very bad sensation of a cold left foot, despite it being not. I found the Selle SMP saddle excellent for alleviating this. I no longer have it so I...
by Threevok
9 Feb 2017, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Source of a selection of non-rusting bolts

All can suggest is eBay.

I sourced all the bolts I needed when I built my Singlespeed, but (as you mentioned) it wasn't cheap - especially as most of them were Ti
by Threevok
9 Feb 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1708

Re: Winter tyres

foxyrider wrote:
Summer certainly isn't here - it was below freezing and snowing here when I was out earlier today!


That IS a Welsh summer :twisted:
by Threevok
8 Feb 2017, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Helmet - always too far back
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Cycle Helmet - always too far back

Maybe he's a cone head like me ?

I am still struggling to find a helmet that doesn't make me feel like Beaker off the Muppets (one that doesn't break the bank, anyway).
by Threevok
8 Feb 2017, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1708

Re: Winter tyres

Yeah sorry moot

and not hearsay - fact