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by fivebikes
14 Sep 2014, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?
Replies: 40
Views: 15743

Re: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?

These are the brackets I used from UK Bikestore though they are not now listing them. Maybe someone else sells them or similar? Bolted through onto a length of timber they support the bikes (front wheels off) well.
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by fivebikes
13 Sep 2014, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?
Replies: 40
Views: 15743

Re: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?

Honda Jazz if you can manage with driver and 1 passenger only. I know it is front wheels off but this allows you to secure the front fork dropouts to hold the bikes upright. No pics of mine but got the set up idea from US website (Jazz known as a Fit over there) Link to various efforts. http://www.f...
by fivebikes
4 Apr 2014, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3793

Re: Moulton spec questions.

I have a TSR 30, bought from this forum! I find the stock gearing just fine in hilly West Yorkshire! It might be a tiny bit low in the highest ratio if you are strong enough to maintain a turn of speed for any distance on a flattish road but the bike is a little heavy to be an out and out 'speed' ma...
by fivebikes
30 Aug 2013, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton M3L gear changing stiff following puncture repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: Brompton M3L gear changing stiff following puncture repa

Hi, Had a similar problem myself after a tyre change. Found I had tensioned the gear cable a bit tight. Try using the adjuster, where the cable joins the chain thing at the hub, so that all gears can be engaged but without forcing. You might have to loosen the clamp bolt where the cable is held to g...
by fivebikes
9 Apr 2013, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best small car to put bikes inside?
Replies: 115
Views: 12984

Re: Best small car to put bikes inside?

After the event I suppose but after negating some of the 'green' benefits! of a Prius by sticking two bikes on the roof bars I was keen to get a different hybrid that would take two bikes plus camping gear and luggage inside. Not much choice but discovered this picture set. http://s172.photobucket.c...
by fivebikes
14 Sep 2011, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem fitting XT hub into Dawes dropout
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Problem fitting XT hub into Dawes dropout

Had the same problem with a Hope hub in a newish steel frame. I only needed to scrape the top coat paint off. The undercoat was still intact. A light smear of grease has stopped corrosion. I see you have used XT hubs. These are wider (135mm) than an older Galaxy which might only be 130mm or even 126...
by fivebikes
4 Sep 2011, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ID; is it a Rotrax?
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Frame ID; is it a Rotrax?

This discussion on retrobike (scroll down for images) shows similar fluted seat stays. Takes the search towards Viking or Holdsworth though!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 33a70926c3

Good Luck!
by fivebikes
4 Sep 2011, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blackburn EX1 rack to use with coPilot child seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Blackburn EX1 rack to use with coPilot child seat

Maybe something like this?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mpart-single-bo ... mount#more

I am sure I have seen similar products if this one is not quite right.

Good luck!
by fivebikes
30 Aug 2011, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Norman 'Invader' frame
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Norman 'Invader' frame

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Cycles

threw up a link to this:

http://normanmotorcycles.org.uk/

They made motorbikes and mopeds as well as bicycles in Ashford in Kent.

The Invader is on page 3 of the gallery.

Enjoy!
by fivebikes
26 Aug 2011, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat Cover
Replies: 26
Views: 955

Re: Seat Cover

Tesco (or any other brand I guess) tie handle food/freezer bags. Just big enough for a Brooks and good for 400-500 miles of motorway with bikes on roof. Sadly only good for landfill/recycling after one journey!
by fivebikes
22 Aug 2011, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ladies Mixte Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Ladies Mixte Dilemma

If you can hang on it might be worth looking at these?

http://road.cc/content/news/40838-kona- ... reak-cover

If you scroll halfway down the page....a brand new of the peg mixte for 2012!
by fivebikes
21 Aug 2011, 9:57am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bob Jackson
Replies: 8
Views: 58288

Bob Jackson

Just heard the disappointing news that the Bob Jackson retail shop has closed. Always found the staff there very helpful. Framebuilding and renovations continue though so I hope the name carries on into the future. Just spent two weeks in France on my 631 'World Tour'. First proper outing and rode l...
by fivebikes
18 Aug 2011, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: garmin etrex legend hcx battery life
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: garmin etrex legend hcx battery life

Not quite the same model - I have an etrex vista cx . I get around 10 - 12 hours on energiser 2500 rechargeables. I know the hcx versions have more powerful satellite detection but I don't know whether there are any other major differences? I know the vista has a few more features than the venture. ...
by fivebikes
16 Aug 2011, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable bike for a 6 year old?
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: A reasonable bike for a 6 year old?

My daughter had one of these except it was in a vile lime green colour. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-Hotrock-24-wheel-Mountain-Bike-/290599632035?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item43a9167ca3 She was probably a bit older than 6 but it was fine even though she was quite small for age. We sold ours ...
by fivebikes
30 Jul 2011, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 16" Wheel Rim Replacement: Any builder recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: 16" Wheel Rim Replacement: Any builder recommendations?

My local bike shop rebuilt my Brompton 16" rear wheel as I kept breaking spokes. I did supply the new, correct length spokes though which may have helped. Not sure if the Brompton spokes and/or rim would be right for you. Someone here would know.