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by lauriematt
19 Apr 2009, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 8783

Re: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!

just to update....

going to take the wheel into LBS tomorrow and get them to fit a standard freehub. will cost more than i wanted but i should at least be able to service the wheel myself without any unusual tools needed

currently running front 700c wheel - rear 26" :evil:

not a good look
by lauriematt
18 Apr 2009, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 8783

freehub removal - not 10mm or 12mm?!?!?!

hi guys. trying to remove the freehub off my wheel. bike is Specialized Sirrus 2006 - basic model. wheels are ALEX RIMS DA16. i tried a 10mm allen key - too small. i tried a 12mm allen key - too big. when i tried an 11mm key it was still about half a milimetre too small. when i put some real welly o...
by lauriematt
27 Feb 2009, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8494

I always try at least one shoe on in the shop, the reason being their sizes vary enormously. Sometimes an 8 is too snug, other times a 7 shoe is roomy. Unfortunately you can't do the same with sealed clothing but in the past I've found their shorts plenty big enough in medium but large tops only ju...
by lauriematt
24 Feb 2009, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safety warning on cheap bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

on some cod fillets i bought it said...

allergy advice - contains fish

surely if you had a fish allergy you wouldnt be looking at cod in the first place
by lauriematt
15 Feb 2009, 6:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record
Replies: 58
Views: 11601

http://powerwheelchaire2e.blogspot.com/2008/01/few-lejog-facts-records.html The solo cycle record set by Andy Wilkinson in 1990 stands at 45hrs 2 minutes 18 seconds. Andy also holds the windcheater recumbent record of 41hrs 5 minutes set in 1996; he also shares the tandem record with Lynne Taylor of...
by lauriematt
12 Feb 2009, 11:12am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: South Cheshire, or North Shropshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 5867

what area of North Shropshire were you thinking of????
by lauriematt
9 Feb 2009, 11:19am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: End to End: Company wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

i think its impossible NOT to meet someone on the way doing the same trip...when i did it last year i came across several people doing the same trip

so dont worry if you start on your own.....
by lauriematt
5 Feb 2009, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New brake pads...why do they scream at me!
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

scroll down until you get to the heading 'TOE-IN'

http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/brake1.htm
by lauriematt
5 Feb 2009, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New brake pads...why do they scream at me!
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Did you slide new pads into the existing holders or did you replace the complete brake block including metal holder? If the latter then you may have set the angle just a bit different from what it was. I find the quietest position is when the pads have a very slight toe-in. Putting the brakes on th...
by lauriematt
27 Jan 2009, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tesco Chickens
Replies: 35
Views: 2441

i cant stand watching programs like this...they do my head in!

i worked on a farm - hatching out chicks for rearing farms - which were produced for tesco

we use to have regular visits by inspectors - on behalf of tesco - to check welfare etc
by lauriematt
26 Jan 2009, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throw-away Society
Replies: 47
Views: 3177

The stack of bikes at the local tip next to a sign that says they can't be removed annoys me as well. Surely the most effective way to recycle them is for someone to take one away and use it? I might e-mail the council and find out what happens to them. i took a visit to a local tip & picked up...
by lauriematt
26 Jan 2009, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nokia phone GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

i sometimes use my phone to record rides...it records it using GPS on a white screen on the phone. its then uploaded to the internet wirelessly and its laid over a map so you can see your route. https://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/workoutdetail/index.do?id=598866 the software is free to download ont...
by lauriematt
26 Jan 2009, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dodgy knees
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

as ive mentioned a few times .... when i suffered with knee pains i found fish oil tablets ( not the cod liver ones) helped relieve the pain in the knees a little. might be worth trying as they dont exactly break the bank. you can pick them up in Boots
by lauriematt
22 Jan 2009, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: School leaving age to 18!! madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 2277

i left school at 16....but returned to education at 18....

when i left school i didnt know what to do - similar to alot of other people. forcing them to further their education is pointless i think if they have no idea of what to train as
by lauriematt
22 Jan 2009, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: any advice on Specialized Sirrus Sport bike for touring
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

ive used my Sirrus for 'light touring'...but also everyday to commute. had it 3years now.great bike i say light touring....i carry tent, sleeping bag, spare clothes and all the other c**p i take :lol: ...yet still handles well. but be sure to have tyres that are 28c or wider....32c might be better