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by KEELIEDW
9 May 2007, 4:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding a Broken bike - your worst stories
Replies: 39
Views: 9838

Agreed. The rule for safety-critical alloy components HAS to be "once bent, bin it".
by KEELIEDW
6 May 2007, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sunday Times article-cyclists jumping red lights
Replies: 33
Views: 8099

Sunday Times article-cyclists jumping red lights

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/features/article1746929.ece ....a provocative article by Paul Nuki in today's Sunday Times supplement. He makes a lot of sense, although his proposal to break the law has to be taken with a pinch of salt. I believe the only answer is more b...
by KEELIEDW
4 May 2007, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often do you change your chain?
Replies: 112
Views: 19968

Quote :"CJ has a point if you consider it from a financial viewpoint. Then the labour time of proper cleaning and lubrication is of far more worth than the occasional £6. " I too agree with CJ. I know it seems awful to bin parts rather than maintain them for longer life, but I use the &quo...
by KEELIEDW
30 Apr 2007, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson's chum A A Gill - closet cyclist !!
Replies: 14
Views: 4428

Could this be the beginning of a deluge of petrolheads admitting their dark secret? All we need now is for Clarkson to "come out" as a cyclist....
by KEELIEDW
26 Apr 2007, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: halfords V brake lever: possibly fits drops
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

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These aren't the Halfords levers, but it gives an idea of how mountain bike levers look on drops ( ie a bit odd ), however the performance on V brakes is excellent, & they're comfortable to use.
by KEELIEDW
26 Apr 2007, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track Pump Valve Head - One That Works?
Replies: 32
Views: 12808

Stop press: I've just had ANOTHER inner tube failure at the valve root, caused by the pulling force needed to remove my adapter.......
by KEELIEDW
26 Apr 2007, 10:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A new way to get noticed by motorists?
Replies: 23
Views: 6363

I think you may have a serious point in mentioning "bare legs"! Most motorists, apart from a tiny psychopathic minority, would be geniunely horrified at the prospect of causing an injury. The sight of exposed flesh is a wake-up call to the motorist that he is about to steer his ton of meta...
by KEELIEDW
24 Apr 2007, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kevin Mayne & Renting bikes abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

I agree, the economics of car (and motorbike) rental in popular Mediterranean resorts makes little sense. I think too many rental companies are trying to scratch a living. Last year, bike rental for my family of 4 people was well over the cost of a renting small car!
by KEELIEDW
23 Apr 2007, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16401

I use a mirror bought from Halfords many years ago. It's a cheap, chromed steel design, possibly for mopeds, quite heavy, with a basic band-on handlebar fixing, and a large, almost car style mirror. It's the only cycle mirror I've ever seen which gives a vibration-free image on a par with a car rear...
by KEELIEDW
23 Apr 2007, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A new way to get noticed by motorists?
Replies: 23
Views: 6363

I've heard that the "Baby on Board" window sticker can cause real problems for the emergency services. Apparently, they are obliged to take it at face value, and assume that there was indeed a baby on board, unless there is a conscious adult in the vehicle who can assure them otherwise. Th...
by KEELIEDW
22 Apr 2007, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson's chum A A Gill - closet cyclist !!
Replies: 14
Views: 4428

Jeremy Clarkson's chum A A Gill - closet cyclist !!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 657208.ece

Check out today's Sunday Times. Has this food/motoring writer seen the light?
by KEELIEDW
22 Apr 2007, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A new way to get noticed by motorists?
Replies: 23
Views: 6363

A new way to get noticed by motorists?

The experiment a few months ago where a male researcher dressed as a woman & concluded that motorists gave a wider safety margin, reminds me of my experience a few years ago. I did a regular solo pub ride to meet friends on Thursday evenings, same time, same route. About 50% of the time, I had t...
by KEELIEDW
20 Apr 2007, 10:59am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: On Line Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 17043

When buying a new front or rear battery-powered lamp, one of the first questions of the experienced cyclist is: which battery size/qty does it take? Is it AA, AAA, C, watch battery, or some obscure, hard-to-find size? This information gives the customer useful indications about probable weight, perf...
by KEELIEDW
20 Apr 2007, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kevin Mayne & Renting bikes abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Kevin Mayne & Renting bikes abroad

I agree with Kevin Mayne's approach (Cycle Mag p29, April/May) to grabbing anything with 2 wheels when bike-less on holiday. I've never regretted this, and always appreciated the extra twist that a bike ride gives to a conventional family holiday ( apart from me, my family are "reluctant" ...
by KEELIEDW
19 Apr 2007, 11:05am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Specialised Toupe
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: Specialised Toupe

HarryD wrote:...... a Specialised Toupe ..

When I saw this subject header I thought it was a new wind-proof wig specially for cyclists ............(sorry)