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by lauriematt
22 Jan 2009, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First steps?
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

for example this bike: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=18935

costs over £400 brand new....but being sold for under half that price
by lauriematt
22 Jan 2009, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First steps?
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

a friend had a british eagle....heavy steel bike. too heavy

see if you can pick up a cheap aluminium mountain bike.....you really notice the difference in weight and you can pick up a decent one cheap second-hand
by lauriematt
19 Jan 2009, 3:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throw-away Society
Replies: 47
Views: 3177

Talking of throw away society.....somewhat annoyed by the number of inner tubes left at the sides of quiet country lanes. I'd like to give the culprits the benefit of the doubt and assumed that they'd accidentally fallen out of their bags as hurried post-p*nct*re repacking (all had p*nct*res) but I...
by lauriematt
17 Jan 2009, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how often to re-grease bearings???
Replies: 4
Views: 941

how often to re-grease bearings???

just been browsing the instructables website whenb i came across this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-bike-Grease-your-bearings-and-change-you/ apparently - Most people don't realize this, but your bike needs maintenance. Your axle bearings needs to be cleaned and repacked with grease ever...
by lauriematt
16 Jan 2009, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking the dog anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

theyve had scooters similar to that out for a while now...but not with that brace over the dog...looks a bit too stiff

http://www.culpeppers.co.uk/catalogue/?cat=DaxScooter

alot of the scooters have the dogs out front like sleding
by lauriematt
16 Jan 2009, 3:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: wilko's tyres????
Replies: 0
Views: 545

wilko's tyres????

popped into Wilkinsons today ... noticed for a while that theyve been selling tyres for a £5!

plenty of grip/tread - but theyre probably not very puncture resistant

any body tried them??? recommend them???
by lauriematt
16 Jan 2009, 3:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LETJOG - Nutrition Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

eat a banana plus a bottle of water when you stop at breaks...does exactly the same job as an energy drink
by lauriematt
16 Jan 2009, 3:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cyclist to help a power chair user on the E2E
Replies: 5
Views: 965

have you made any plans on your route yet???

i may be interested in joining for PART of the trip, if all you need is someone to accompany you
by lauriematt
16 Jan 2009, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Choice of Route
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

both! :lol:

going into town - shortest way possible...which is quite rough on the roads, potholes etc

coming home - thro country lanes if ive got the time & energy
by lauriematt
15 Jan 2009, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: recommend any tours in Wales??
Replies: 4
Views: 543

sounds great...will look into it.thanx
by lauriematt
15 Jan 2009, 9:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: recommend any tours in Wales??
Replies: 4
Views: 543

recommend any tours in Wales??

hi guys. last year i did LEJOG...and this year i want to do another 'landmark' ride but cheaper & closer to home....so maybe wales. what are the 'landmark' tours in wales??? ie round the coast/ border?? or north to south or west to east?? any tour recommendations much appreciated...something thr...
by lauriematt
14 Jan 2009, 2:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hokey Spokes...hummmm?
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Manx Cat wrote:Do you want them Laurie!!!


Mary


no but thanks anyhow...x
by lauriematt
14 Jan 2009, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hokey Spokes...hummmm?
Replies: 8
Views: 951

ps here is a link...sorry mods

short links please

great b'cos most lights attach to the valve caps...and hadnt managed to find a light that went onto presta valves
by lauriematt
14 Jan 2009, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: spokey dokeys....
Replies: 3
Views: 448

spokey dokeys....

by lauriematt
14 Jan 2009, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hokey Spokes...hummmm?
Replies: 8
Views: 951

i quite like having lights on spokes...ive got a set that clip on and flash or constant light

i suppose great for junctions

but i hardly use them as its just something else to take off to stop thieves