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by Airsporter1st
14 Jan 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Sweep wrote:fixed by moderator

.... in the meantime, may I respectfully request that you attribute your quotes to the person making them? I have not mentioned house prices in this thread or any other on this forum.
by Airsporter1st
14 Jan 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Its a funny old world isn't it? All this talk about snobbery and yet the only snobbery to be found in the above thread is of the inverse variety.
by Airsporter1st
11 Jan 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post accident car insurance premiums
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Post accident car insurance premiums

And what really does bug me is that the 17 years no claims I accrued on my motorcycle, amounts to nothing for a car. No one would let me transfer it. And the reason. It's a different type of vehicle so its not relevant to a car. I once (in the days of proper brokers) got full NCB. because I had bee...
by Airsporter1st
11 Jan 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post accident car insurance premiums
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Post accident car insurance premiums

Time to shop around. You should be doing this every year anyway as insurers give the best deals to new customers and rely on existing customers not shopping around. The online comparison sites make this a relatively simple process. ] True - but on the odd occasion that I have done this, they’ve dra...
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

if you could only hear yourself.... jeez... :roll: ...and vice versa. As a relative newcomer to the forum, I have the greatest respect for the phenomenal wealth of knowledge and experience that you share so freely with others, but your frequent condescension and belittlement of others do you no fav...
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke Tension Meter, Hows This Work?
Replies: 51
Views: 2332

Re: Spoke Tension Meter, Hows This Work?

Airsporter1st wrote:Post deleted. Unnecessarily condescending response below.


I now understand that I took what was intended to be a humorous response by Brucie the wrong way. I apologise unreservedly.
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Re: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike

Thanks for the response folks and to the mods for changing to a more relevant title!
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2808

Re: degreasing and regreasing

Has anyone used WD-40 to clean the chain? WD = Water Dispersant ... so it should leave the chain clean and moisture free? I've used WD40 and it does indeed clean and remove moisture, but it must be remembered that it tends to 'wash out' the existing chain lubricant and is not a good substitute for ...
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike

Saw this link on another thread: https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b0s21p3866/SPA-CYCLES-Wayfarer Is the handlebar stem protrusion normal and is it then ridden like that - or is it intended that the shop or new owner cut it down to size? I'm guessing the latter, but have seen some people riding bikes wi...
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

if you could only hear yourself.... jeez... :roll: ...and vice versa. As a relative newcomer to the forum, I have the greatest respect for the phenomenal wealth of knowledge and experience that you share so freely with others, but your frequent condescension and belittlement of others do you no fav...
by Airsporter1st
8 Jan 2019, 3:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

⬆️ Very well put!
by Airsporter1st
7 Jan 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 4122

Re: How much for a decent bike?

…….NEVER feel guilty about pending the money...... [sic] a Freudian slip? It is certainly your business (and being so why go on about it...?) but if you have hocked yourself up to the eyeballs already , spending money that you don't really have on needlessly expensive bikes is rarely a good idea, n...
by Airsporter1st
6 Jan 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Navs?
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Cycle Navs?

woldsweather wrote:Yes but I don't need anything for distance. Are there any with nothing at the top and reading glasses at the bottom? Ideally sunglasses in same.


Yes, they are available from any good optician. They still have glass at the top but with zero correction. Sunglasses ditto.
by Airsporter1st
6 Jan 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Work boots as hiking boots?
Replies: 52
Views: 2607

Re: Work boots as hiking boots?

If the human ankle is such a good design, I wonder why so many people manage to 'twist' them on uneven ground. Nothing wrong with my ankles, but I've been over on them a few times in my life - as I am sure have all those who are saying that ankle support is not necessary when hiking.
by Airsporter1st
5 Jan 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brake pipes lengthenng....
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: brake pipes lengthenng....

I think its important to highlight the need to ensure that the chosen fluid is compatible with the existing system. 'hydraulic brake oil' could be taken to mean conventional brake fluid. Shimano & Tektro use mineral oil. Sram use brake fluid. I'm assuming Shimano brakes here, most likely to com...