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by Russell160
9 Mar 2013, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Don't know if you could fashion something using this: essentially it appears to be a plug you fix inside the recess which you could then fix to as described by others above:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=36757
by Russell160
9 Mar 2013, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid fork swap advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Rigid fork swap advice please

I have a 26" Marin MTB that I'm converting for road/commuting and potentially laden touring use. I have swapped out the suspension fork for a rigid alloy fork, suspension corrected, made by Van Nicholas see below. This was to reduce weight and bob when climbing. However, there are now two new p...
by Russell160
7 Jan 2013, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recessed nut seized - options?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Recessed nut seized - options?

The recessed nut on my front brake caliper has got both seized up and also in a ham fisted way I seem to have smoothed off the allen bolt nut so I can't get any purchase on it to turn it. What are my options for getting the brake off? It's a carbon fork so I'm a bit nervous about drillling it out bu...
by Russell160
1 Jan 2013, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: serice rear hubs wat am i doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: serice rear hubs wat am i doing wrong

As well as the above, you need to be careful to leave the correct amount of thread exposed at the end of the axle, the bit that fits in the drop out. If you leave too much, the quick release lever won't work with dangerous consequences, ie the wheel will fall out. This is the guide from Park Tool th...
by Russell160
23 Nov 2012, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" tires for urban cycling
Replies: 56
Views: 2780

Re: 26" tires for urban cycling

Also consider Continental Ultra Gatorskin, light and quick and a decent measure of puncture protection. May also be avaialable as 26 x 1.6.?? Also consider Conti Sport Contact, quick but less puncture protection. Not as spendy as the Schwalbe's. Wiggle have a very good range of mtb slicks and useful...
by Russell160
18 Nov 2012, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which bike is better?
Replies: 25
Views: 2199

Re: which bike is better?

Re mirror, I recommend this one. You should be able to cut a hole out of the end of the bar grips to insert the mirror. Alternatively there's a good range on wiggle.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-cyclop-mirror/
by Russell160
18 Nov 2012, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which bike is better?
Replies: 25
Views: 2199

Re: which bike is better?

Just a couple of newb tips: 1)Don't worry too much about punctures and puncture protection. Carry a spare tube and learn how to fit it when you are out on the road if the worst happens. Your lbs can show you. It's not the end of the world. You will also need to carry a spare pump, obviously. 2)In my...
by Russell160
15 Nov 2012, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: suspension forks for expedition bike
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

Re: suspension forks for expedition bike

This chap- Toms Bike Trip- has a few thoughts on this subject, scroll down to forks: http://tomsbiketrip.com/2010/04/how-to-build-the-perfect-expedition-bike-part-1/ I note that you will need to consider your braking options quite carefully. Though I also think you can get 'add on' brackets for V br...
by Russell160
3 Nov 2012, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1706
Views: 481383

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Very tidy Surly, Erudin.
by Russell160
25 Oct 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favorite National Park
Replies: 24
Views: 3955

Re: Favorite National Park

Again not a national park but what about the coast to coast, taking in both the Lakes and the Dales?
by Russell160
22 Oct 2012, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: If you could choose one touring tyre
Replies: 20
Views: 7924

Re: If you could choose one touring tyre

I think this may be the chart andy miller was referring to: http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/produkte/tour_city/produkt/?ID_Einsatzbereich=9&showAllProducts=true Usefully it gives weights if you click on the + tabs: the marathon racers are quite a respectable 350g. I have generally been put of the...
by Russell160
22 Oct 2012, 7:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cycle security/locks when camping?
Replies: 49
Views: 6013

Re: cycle security/locks when camping?

Thanks a lot for all the helpful and detailed replies. I like the idea of the mini u lock and cable striking the balance between weight and strength. Thanks again.
by Russell160
22 Oct 2012, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Child's definition of cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 4434

Child's definition of cycling

Thought I'd just share my 7 year old daughter's comment yesterday on why she likes cycling: "It's much better than walking. It's a relaxing way to keep your feet busy." :)
by Russell160
12 Oct 2012, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: D-locks
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: D-locks

You might also want to think about these clever little widgets that enable you to clip your D lock to a pannier rack:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/abus-ugh-bracket/

High price is for 3 I think.
by Russell160
10 Oct 2012, 6:06am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: cycle security/locks when camping?
Replies: 49
Views: 6013

cycle security/locks when camping?

-How do people generally secure their bikes overnight? -Recommended locks: types and specific models? I was thinking about using a combination lock then realised this would be a big problem in dark. :? -How about transporting the lock: is weight an issue? -Any experience of immobitag/ datatag type d...