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by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Cycle Upgrade

With £700 you're only going to get a bike with poor disk brakes which are going to be more trouble than gains. Better stay with rim brakes on that budget.
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection 2
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Frame protection 2

The clear tape branded "Gorilla" is probably not as abrasion resistant as the real Helicopter Tape, but I've found it to be good enough for the average tasks. And a lot cheaper, too. It seems to stick very well, but bear in mind is not very pliable so it's good only on flat or cylindrical ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Cycle Upgrade

My advice would be to write down what the real cycling needs are: routes and long journeys or touring (if any), what types of terrain are most likely to be covered, if lots of luggage has to be carried at some point, and so on. You may not need disk brakes at all, nor a bicycle that is defined as &q...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver

Am I the only one that recycles, by the use of a bench grinder, blunt Phillips screwdrivers into small flat ones? :mrgreen: Now you have given this tip, there is at least one more. Your can get a nice 5x0.8mm out of a Phillips n.1. The only caveat being to make parallel sides, to achieve a regular ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 13201

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

gaz wrote:More drivers speeding and using phones on this morning's commute :evil: .


Then I'm not the only one thinking that use of mobile phones while driving has increased by the week? :?
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 13201

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Seems that traffic in London is picking up a bit, but there's still a lot of people walking and running right in the middle of the roads, or away from the footpath anyway. This is becoming increasingly a problem due to the need for social distancing some people may have, and rightfully so. However, ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged adjuster screw on shimano rear derailleur
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Damaged adjuster screw on shimano rear derailleur

^
What he said above.

Once I had the same problem and the toolbox of a friend, who's an avid rider of his Honda motorcycle, came to rescue.
That screwdriver made all the difference, he was right!
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver

Am I the only one that recycles, by the use of a bench grinder, blunt Phillips screwdrivers into small flat ones? :mrgreen:
by londonbikerider
12 May 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage look saddle with modern shape
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Vintage look saddle with modern shape

Thank you all for your input, I've passed the information and what he is looking for is a £50 maximum non-leather saddle. Something like this would be nice, though it does not have a middle cut or shape to relieve the pressure, it looks less "edgy" in the middle http://www.kerrytopping.co....
by londonbikerider
12 May 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage look saddle with modern shape
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Vintage look saddle with modern shape

Is there such thing? A friend of mine, a keen cyclist, is restoring a bike from the 70s, so I gave him an old saddle of mine to try. It's a Selle Italia Turbo, with a few scuffs but straight and sound. It was a popular model https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/images/thumbs/0039630_selle-italia-turbo-1...
by londonbikerider
11 May 2020, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: Mudguards

This thread had already shown that "holier than thou" attitude, so if your think that people like me -moving along in mud at the average of 10Mph- are not trying hard enough, then I'd respectfully leave your to your opinions. Which you seem to back up so hard that "people get cold be...
by londonbikerider
11 May 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: Mudguards

This thread had already shown that "holier than thou" attitude, so if your think that people like me -moving along in mud at the average of 10Mph- are not trying hard enough, then I'd respectfully leave your to your opinions. Which you seem to back up so hard that "people get cold bec...
by londonbikerider
11 May 2020, 6:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: Mudguards

I'm not lucky,I simply chose a machine capable of fitting m/guards to ... You're simply wrong in that assumption.... they're not just buy and fit,there's quite a bit of fettling to do for a solid and effective fit... The front is a rear cut to length... So according to you I'm simply wrong and your...
by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: Mudguards

Because mudguards make a nice bike look fugly. Mine (on the one bike I use them on) come off when the nice weather arrives. I don't share that view,beauty is in the eye of the beholder. On a whim during the recent dry spell I removed the M/Gs from my Vaya,whch is a bike I ride on and off road on gr...
by londonbikerider
10 May 2020, 11:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: Mudguards

Why are mudguards out of fashion? On gravel and mountain bikes especially they stop mud going in your face and up your back. I've actually seen more bicycles been fitted, or retrofitted, with mudguards in the last couple of years. In fact, there's a lot of road bikes that now come with sufficient c...