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by Threevok
11 Jan 2017, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wooden Bike Sheds / Stores - is 6ft big enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

Re: Wooden Bike Sheds / Stores - is 6ft big enough?

Beware that the dimensions may be external, so smaller inside. A usual sort of 40" wheelbase bike with 26/27" wheels adds up to 66 inches so logically fits into a 6 feet space, but not if that space includes timber frame etc. Just to add to that, beware the external dimensions also. I bou...
by Threevok
11 Jan 2017, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wooden Bike Sheds / Stores - is 6ft big enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

Re: Wooden Bike Sheds / Stores - is 6ft big enough?

I have an 8ft x 5ft and find that I can only fit an adult size bike along the long edge (athough I can get the kids bikes and a full size BMX across the 5ft edge).

I think 6ft may be a bit tight - but not impossible, as you can always turn the handlebars accordingly.
by Threevok
10 Jan 2017, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just found these Accessory bars on Ebay
Replies: 26
Views: 1849

Re: Just found these....

Look good - thanks very much

I use Top-Peak Bar X-Tender - which are more versatile than those, but are a pain in the neck to fit/relocate

these look a lot easier to fit
by Threevok
10 Jan 2017, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Steepest residential street?
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Steepest residential street?

Pah !

Come to the South Wales valleys and see some real hills :twisted:
by Threevok
4 Jan 2017, 7:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 18812

Re: Residents parking

I concur with Pete

I live in a terraced street of over 60 houses and we are one of the few houses that only own one car. Most houses have at least two cars, plus some have work vans parked outside too.
by Threevok
3 Jan 2017, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7746

Re: Black ice

Never tried the studded tyres, but thy sound like a bit of a faff, considering how few days of the year are icy around here. Maybe a better idea if you have a second bike that can be left with studded tyres on over the winter, to be used when in doubt. There are indeed a faff, with the constant on ...
by Threevok
1 Jan 2017, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rough stuff tyres, 26"
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Rough stuff tyres, 26"

Panaracer Fire XC Pro - handle just about anything
by Threevok
30 Dec 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charge Spoon replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Charge Spoon replacement

SDG Dusters are available in red - not tried one myself but I am told they are comparable with the Spoon If you really want comfort though - you could try the Selle SMP range (also available in red) I had a TRK model (when I had problems with Sciatica) and it was really really comfy, and helped a lot.
by Threevok
30 Dec 2016, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How a short rotund person (me) can keep legs warm in winter.
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: How a short rotund person (me) can keep legs warm in winter.

I don't buy bibs - bit of a waste of money when I've already bought shorts and base layers. I bought a pair of One-Ten leg warmers, that I wear with my normal liner shorts during the winter. CRC currently have them on sale It's the same thing at the end of the day - in fact - better as it's easier f...
by Threevok
29 Dec 2016, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charge Spoon replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Charge Spoon replacement

What's wrong with a new Spoon? On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere. Have you tried the saddle builder on Charge's site itself ? Works out a bit dearer, but you can custom the sa...
by Threevok
29 Dec 2016, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charge Spoon replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Charge Spoon replacement

What's wrong with a new Spoon? On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere. Have you tried the saddle builder on Charge's site itself ? Works out a bit dearer, but you can custom the sa...
by Threevok
29 Dec 2016, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What constitutes a beautiful bike?
Replies: 121
Views: 8465

Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

You mix up form with function. Life is a compromise otherwise everything would be just so,mudguards keep me dry,warm and clean No doubt, I just don't fancy the mud clearance on those to be very good - from what I can see in the photo anyway. I suppose it's down the local conditions where and when y...
by Threevok
28 Dec 2016, 4:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 11694

Re: Mudguards

If you think a brown skid up your backside is a fashionable look, fair enough. I'm completely the opposite! Run Crud Catcher and Crud Guard. I've since had a dry backside on all rides, plus no seized seatposts. When all of me and the bike is covered in mud, the only brown skids are on the inside of...
by Threevok
28 Dec 2016, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What constitutes a beautiful bike?
Replies: 121
Views: 8465

Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Re - Longstaff

I'm sorry, but there's not enough booze in the world....

That is one fugly bike - Sorry :(

the Genesis is very nice - although those mudguards just don't match that type of bike. I am not a lover of that elastomer monstrosity of a saddle either.
by Threevok
28 Dec 2016, 1:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 11694

Re: Mudguards

pjclinch wrote:(why so few people put 'guards on MTBs is a mystery to me too!)


There is quite a stigma attached to "mudgers" in the MTB world. I must admit - I only fit mine for commute purposes, normally

and I blindly refuse to fit them to my single speed :shock: