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by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

I find most areas of a bike quite logical, they are not that complicated after all and with a it of looking you can usually work out what it does and how. Having the right tools to hand may present a problem, but that's a different issue. Generally, check moving / high stress components, such as dr...
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

reohn2 wrote:Jus search Youtube,here's loads of stuff on there for aspect ofbicycle maintenance


It’s a bit of a minefield when you don’t know specifically what to look for
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

iandriver wrote:The Park Tool website is worth bookmarking. It's aimed at recommending their tool for the job, of course, but see past that and the instructional text and videos are very good (IMHO). https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help



Thank you I will have a good look
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

I’ve worked in a fast fit garage before if you know what you looking for not only will you not be fleeced by a LBS Maybe better to not judge the LBS by the standards of service offered by the average Fast Fit garage?? Heh true that. My LBS ( Evans cycles ) couldn’t even be bothered to unlock a bike...
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Self maintenance advice,

I’m new to cycling. I’ve worked in a fast fit garage before I’m not alien to using tools and getting dirty. I do however seriously begrudge paying someone to do something I know I -could do- if I knew what I was supposed to do. Also I firmly believe that if you know what you looking for not only wil...
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15787

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

I’ll have it religiously. IF I wake up cold. But usually I’m just thirsty so it’s cold Cereal’s with too much milk
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?

Arg I had woman in a Mercedes ML brushed my arm with her wing mirror today. Irked my chain just a bit. But the bit that boiled my blood was 30 feet passed me she indicated to turn right into the garden market. and due to the oncoming traffic she had to come to a complete stop. I was so tempted to st...
by Xilter
15 Aug 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16896

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

So I have been at it for 2 weeks now and amazingly I’m not dead. Though I’m pining for a better bike. The £90 charity shop hardtail mountain bike... well it’s making me work. And I want one of them fancy computers because I -think- I’m getting faster. But truthfully I’m just peddaling my heart out h...
by Xilter
15 Aug 2018, 6:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19766

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

I'm curious as to how the gender of the OP seems to be determined....I don't suppose any 'Swiss Vets'* are involved? * This is very much an in-joke, memories of Cycling+ days! Somewhere the ex-op made a rather agitated comment about not being a woman.. I am under the impression continuing to refer ...
by Xilter
14 Aug 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 22
Views: 673

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

Have you tried tipping the bike over so the step through isn’t as high.. at least for now while you want to try it before committing to a more permanent solution. I do it all the time after a long ride and my legs are beat and I can’t be bothered to step over it. tried the tilting over even to the ...
by Xilter
14 Aug 2018, 1:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3373

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

Last I got stuck out in the rain I didn’t notice apart from being very thankfull for my clear lens glasses. A bit like riding my motorbike in the rain. Everyone always said but isn’t it wet and cold. Wet no.i had proper kit I didn’t get wet at all.. cold yes a bit. But while I might have been cold I...
by Xilter
14 Aug 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 22
Views: 673

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

Have you tried tipping the bike over so the step through isn’t as high.. at least for now while you want to try it before committing to a more permanent solution.

I do it all the time after a long ride and my legs are beat and I can’t be bothered to step over it.
by Xilter
12 Aug 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The increase in longevity: it's finally halted
Replies: 41
Views: 1553

Re: The increase in longevity: it's finally halted

I think it’s diet. And I’m not talking soda pop and McDonald’s here.. they have been around for a long time. I think it is all this “ healthy alternatives” that are just chemical substitutes for naturally occurring product. If i can’t pronounce it.. my body probably wasn’t created to digest it.
by Xilter
12 Aug 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19766

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

The person who private messaged me with the torrent of abusive language. Firstly i am not op or female, i am male i don't understand what op means. You are obviously a person of below average intelligence. I as a motorist do not dawdle as you put it, i do the speed limit. I made my point on here be...