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by skyhawk
13 Jun 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

Thank you, I have never changed or re filled the brake fluid does that ever need doing, views vary
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

There are sooooo many cleaning solutions out there like cars, from 99p to almost unlimited

Is there any advice on cleaning chains/lubricating

I understand WD40 is a NO NO

Many thanks
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was hit............... really
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

I was hit............... really

I know I am old, 62, as it says I am also Autistic, but not stupid. Years ago someone said to me Ride in the gutter get treated like rubbish I don't ride in the gutter but I do ride about 2' out, when going round a button roundabout a while back, hand out indicating RIGHT,second exit, I was followed...
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Re: Security question

Theft risk for any given bike varies a lot by place and time. There are certain locations where, especially after dark (doesn't even have to be late at night), parts will be stripped. They don't have to be good parts, any wheels, saddle, bars, seat post, etc, can be sold. I agree but as my son and ...
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Re: Security question

I called in a the bank the other day, and took my bike inside. No way was I going to leave it outside on the street. This is the best security. Don't let your precious steed out of your sight. If you do need to lock a bike and leave it unattended, don't ride a good bike with good equipment. Whereas...
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

Try doing what I do with car parts - take the old one off,and pop along to your bike shop and ask for matching items. Then keep the old ones, or the packaging for the new ones, ready for next time around. Or compare them with the chart on this page https://www.wiggle.co.uk/clarks-sintered-pair-of-d...
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

Try doing what I do with car parts - take the old one off,and pop along to your bike shop and ask for matching items. Then keep the old ones, or the packaging for the new ones, ready for next time around. Or compare them with the chart on this page https://www.wiggle.co.uk/clarks-sintered-pair-of-d...
by skyhawk
12 Jun 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

MANY thanks all, appreciated, see attached. SINCERE apologies, I did not reply sooner as I have not had any email saying anyone had replied, you are ALL most kind. Please see attached. Yes I can remove them but we only have a Halfords who have no idea. NEXT time I will ask the right questions and at...
by skyhawk
11 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

I have never changed the pads on my sons bike or mine

HOW??? do I find out what pads I need to buy please

Thank you
by skyhawk
11 Jun 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Security question

I know NO lock is perfect and they are just a deterrent, but my son and I have two fairly decent bikes, mine £1800, his £800 I have Abus Granite D locks for both What I don't understand is why no one ever appears to talk about Pin Head Locks for the wheels. I appreciate they take a short while to ge...