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by hondated
4 Nov 2009, 5:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mountain Biking in the South East
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Mountain Biking in the South East

Last year I sold a very nice Specialised Stump Jumper Expert on ebay for £1k and given it had done very little mileage the fella that brought it got a bargain.Well time moves on and next year I was thinking about giving it another try but before I do, this time I want to try and determine whether th...
by hondated
30 Oct 2009, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does cycling get any easier with practice ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2060

Re: Does cycling get any easier with practice ??

I can only assume that I have upset our moderator because I have replied twice to your comments and neither of them have been allowed. To ensure that I do not upset this person again can just say thank you for all of your comments and i will struggle on . Yes my waist line is a little too large as w...
by hondated
29 Oct 2009, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does cycling get any easier with practice ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2060

Re: Does it....

Cheers Gazza
by hondated
29 Oct 2009, 12:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does cycling get any easier with practice ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2060

Does cycling get any easier with practice ??

ever get easier... cycling that is.Having just returned from a 12 mile ride which of cause took in some hills sitting here now with a nice cuppa its a question I am asking myself but you rather than me may have the answer.Like the majority of us on this site I have been cycling since a toddler, inde...
by hondated
27 Oct 2009, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B17 Standard or Narrow
Replies: 24
Views: 1990

Re: B17 Standard or Narrow

Some years ago I brought a B17 Narrow and having tried to break it in for some time I finally had to give up and it languished in my "Old saddle box " for literally years. That is until I read someone on here wanted one and I sold t to him for a very cheap £10.Hopefully all of us on here a...
by hondated
17 Oct 2009, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel builder in Kent / SE London
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Wheel builder in Kent / SE London

I believe Martin the ownere of the shop has now changed its name but what was formerly Young Cycles in Coney Hall West Wickham will rebuild your wheels for you. Ray the former owner still carries this process out for Martin and he has years of experience in building wheels
by hondated
13 Oct 2009, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The clipless saga...
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The clipless saga...

Dave

As previously advised you can loosen the tension to make unclipping easier. I would just add if you can persevere with them you will find that they are preferable to toe clips.
by hondated
9 Oct 2009, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtec Crank Set
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Hollowtec Crank Set

Some time ago i decided to build another bike and as a consequence I brought this crank Set.Well now I am thinking that rather than do that I will fit this onto my Roberts instead. The question I have is given the bearing is outside of the bottom bracket will the chain alaignment be affected and is ...
by hondated
7 Oct 2009, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized All Condition Armadillo
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Specialized All Condition Armadillo

Fossil

The tyre has done about 500miles no ps shush.The P* fairy might be listening.However today my Continental on the front was visited by you know who.Looks likec another Spec Arma is needed now
by hondated
7 Oct 2009, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing...
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Gearing...

cheers cycleuk
by hondated
7 Oct 2009, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing...
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Gearing...

Thanks thirdcrank
by hondated
7 Oct 2009, 4:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Faith restored....
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Faith restored....

Last Saturday out on my ride about 3 mile away from home I met a fellow cyclist and we rode along chatting for a while.He seemed a friendly enough fella but as we went down a hill I spotted another fellow cyclist with both wheels out of the frame. My instant reaction was to say to my new cycling col...
by hondated
7 Oct 2009, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing...
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Gearing...

I did warn you I coukld be a little bit thick at times so please bear with me. Went out on the bike today and determined that the most comfortable combination for me is 19 sprocket - 48 Chain Ring which if I am correct looking at the table gives me 67" of travel. Is that correct. Given those ge...
by hondated
6 Oct 2009, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing...
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Gearing...

Thank you everyone for your words of wisdom.And please do not think that you are patronising me at all because I can really be thick at times.To digest this information I will print it off and sit and do an analysis wover a nice cuppa.How lucky we all are to have this Forum.
by hondated
6 Oct 2009, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized All Condition Armadillo
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Specialized All Condition Armadillo

Yes I currently have one of these on my rear wheel and it seems to be ok for grip in waht it says on the tyre all conditions. I read up on this tyre prior to buying it and the reports say that it is very good at preventing punctures. No doubt there will be others on soon offering alternative views o...