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by David Cox
8 Nov 2009, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Overshoes

Hi,
I bought some of the BBB ones last year and they are now into their second winter. They are heavier duty than anything I've tried before and fit well over MTB winter boots. I think they are great and better than anything I've tried before.
by David Cox
20 Sep 2009, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Really neat bar mirrors..
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Really neat bar mirrors..

I used to use Pinney mirrors which were really neat but they dont seem to be available now, the eventually break and I'm down to my last one. I tried the Italian Road Bike mirror from Velotech in the US. However, it didn't work for me and now sits in a draw. Its not sufficiently adjustable (not at a...
by David Cox
12 Sep 2008, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: assymetry police....
Replies: 47
Views: 3209

Dont motorbikes and mopeds have chain drive on the left ? I think I've seen left drive bikes made up of mopeds with the engine removed. does it matter and does it affect riding in Australia ?
by David Cox
17 Aug 2008, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is stem length critical to steering?
Replies: 19
Views: 2265

I've found that it depends on the geometry and the forks. On a much loved Bianchi Pro I shortened the stem once to avoid neck/shoulder ache, no problems. But when I reversed it to gain a higher position it spoilt the handling. Steering was less linear and in motoring terms switched from understeer t...
by David Cox
17 Aug 2008, 12:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice re taking a Brompton on a plane
Replies: 14
Views: 3976

i also used the Carradice folding bag to get to CTC AGM in Belfast FlyBe from Birmingham. Tight fit but worked well and below the luggage weight allowance.
by David Cox
12 Jun 2008, 11:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub dynamo help please!
Replies: 21
Views: 2842

I've just got a Smit dynohub and standard B and M front and back lights with standlicht facility from 3 years back on my commuter bike. Wouldn't be without it. I use it like motorists/motorcyclists do whenever its overcast or I am white lining a load of traffic. I've got LED back ups and flashers bu...
by David Cox
20 Jan 2008, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upright and happy
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Many thanks for this tip. I've been to the Nitto website an am going to order one of their stems to give me wider choice of handlebar heights when I rebuild my Mercian in search of a neck/should ache free ride !!
by David Cox
20 Jan 2008, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy vs. Specialized Tricross?
Replies: 53
Views: 23893

and another thing -Tricross Comp Tyres

Just returned from 56 mile club run. Severe weather didn't show, keeping up well as some fitness returns after Xmas cold and jet lag, getting used to the bike, really happy then then rear blow out. I've had 3 flats in 400 miles. Finally found nasty cut in side of tread. Fixed it then a bit later had...
by David Cox
18 Jan 2008, 10:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1155
Views: 335035

Dave Cox is real name Age 61 work 3 days for NHS, keen to see cycling spread for mental and physical health and more humane city. Member of Beacon RCC in South Birmingham - do club runs mostly - sundays for years and now tuesday or thursday with fellow early and semi-retirees. Ride Mercian, Trek Pil...
by David Cox
18 Jan 2008, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upright and happy
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

I find this a useful thread thanks. At 61 and allegedly down to working 3 days a week I can get out more. But my time/distance limits are set by neck and shoulder ache. I've changed and modified bikes in search of the perfect fit. Frames have got smaller. Top tubes and stems shorter and higher front...
by David Cox
14 Jan 2008, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy vs. Specialized Tricross?
Replies: 53
Views: 23893

Tricross Comp

I've bought a Tricross Comp after reading the earlier sections of this exchange. I wanted it for winter club/training runs on gravel washed Worcester and Warwickshire lanes with a relatively upright riding position, 32 section tires, canti brakes and lots of clearance. It was a readily available dis...