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by David Cox
19 Jan 2015, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info
Replies: 17
Views: 7711

Re: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info

Oh to be 46 again must be great to be young!!
by David Cox
19 Jan 2015, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info
Replies: 17
Views: 7711

Re: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info

Good advice in this thread. Thanks you've saved me some frustration and some money chaps! SKS worked fine on my Audax bike until I went for 25mm rather than original 23mm Michelin Pros. Now mud and grit can build up on winter lanes. The grit at Olympic Park waiting for my start at Ride London Surrey...
by David Cox
8 Jan 2015, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Back On Rim Lever
Replies: 18
Views: 2377

Re: Tyre Back On Rim Lever

I've also had this problem particularly with Brompton Schwalbe's and most recently with Schwalbe Snow and Ice tyres. I have seen friends who are very effective with technique rather than brute strength but they are not always with me on club runs alas. On the snow tyres I used two VARs and two toe c...
by David Cox
8 Dec 2014, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Enigma Bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 21642

Re: Enigma Bikes

Sorry to hear this. I've had two Engimas over the years but in both cases I bought them from and had them made up by a local bike shop/dealer - Fred Williams in Wolverhampton built the first. They had only just become Engima dealers and this was one of their first frames. Haven't needed much in the ...
by David Cox
16 Sep 2014, 6:55pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Changing area?
Replies: 2
Views: 27540

Re: Changing area?

Hi Randomblue, Quickest way would be to check out Heart of England CTC or North Birmingham CTC websites I think you can do that via www.ctc.org.uk but if not google either of the above and you can be riding this weekend. Let us know how you get on.
by David Cox
31 Aug 2014, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone tried fitting a Minoura Space Grip to a Brompton?
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Has anyone tried fitting a Minoura Space Grip to a Bromp

Thanks for pointing out the Brompton extension bars from SJS. I got one of these with a pretty useless Brompton battery light years ago and have used it with Cateye lights ever since it's great on the traditional Brompton handlebar. I enquired from Dorchester cycles whether they were available separ...
by David Cox
5 Jun 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 212250

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Bike Club was exactly that a cycling youth club. Some were attached to schools. We still have some in Scotland. However this required external funding.
by David Cox
28 May 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advertising on shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 38974

Re: Advertising on shirts

No presumably that local group likes them!
by David Cox
26 May 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advertising on shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 38974

Re: Advertising on shirts

I don't see why there should be - there is a big Imp Sport logo on my "official" jersey
by David Cox
4 May 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good Guardian story on Cycling in cities
Replies: 29
Views: 6825

Re: Good Guardian story on Cycling in cities

Thanks for highlighting this a good positive but realistic assessment and it made me feel good while recovering from this morning's ride!
by David Cox
15 Mar 2014, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear view mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 4644

Re: Rear view mirrors

I have mirrors on all my bikes and wouldn't want to be without them. The B and M bar end ones are the best I've had for drop bars. Mirracycles (?) are great on straight bars but I've just broken the glass on mine and replaced with a cheaper Zefal job which seems ok. Zefal do a neat strap on mirror w...
by David Cox
28 Feb 2014, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend a replacement for a CarraDura Maxi Saddlepack
Replies: 3
Views: 6282

Re: Recommend a replacement for a CarraDura Maxi Saddlepack

I had one like the Vaude and it is useful size etc but I worried about the single point fixing and sold it when I got a carbon seat post. It could get knocked out of alignment and bounced a bit. I now have the larger Topeak saddle pack or for longer winter rides a bagman support and the small Carrad...
by David Cox
6 Feb 2014, 3:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 40204

Re: Insurance

I had this problem many years ago. The house was broken into while I was at work (using bike). The car was in the garage locked. Both sets of car keys amongst other things were stolen and the car opened but then left locked. Neither the car insurance nor the household insurer would pay for the new l...
by David Cox
2 Feb 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights
Replies: 54
Views: 10201

Re: Bicycle lights

Good advice thanks Andrew I am sure that you are right. Only dilemma looking at the rear rim on my "winter" bike is whether to go for something with disc brakes, fit the Son and go the whole nine yards.
by David Cox
2 Feb 2014, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights
Replies: 54
Views: 10201

Re: Bicycle lights

Yes good for Rob Gullen thats exactly what I tried to do! I'll look into SJS's offerings thanks.