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by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting a new front mech!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 693

fitted mech today!...no probs!!

pushed out pin just so that it didnt fall out...but enough to free the link!

put on mech then screwed pin back in!

thanks for the advice guys
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knee pain/new ride
Replies: 19
Views: 2416

have you tried taking any supplements??

when i increased mileage, and partly from running, i got knee pain!
so i take one fish oil capsule each day now...which really does make a diiference! hardly no knee pains since! nd if i do get any pain...its nowhere near as severe
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: worst birthday present???
Replies: 7
Views: 778

worst birthday present???

hi guys!

had me birthday yesterday!!
few nice prezzies...few duff ones!

jus wondered wots the worst present youve ever received for a bday??
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting a new front mech!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 693

The Rolls Royce solution is to fit one of these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360020546&N=KMC%20Chain%20Links They come in different widths for different chains. With one in your chain, you can separate the chain easily to do maintenance/cleaning/fit new fron...
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Four Legged Friends (but not exclusively)
Replies: 35
Views: 4572

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/4851_casper_1.jpg casper :D http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/4851_Jack02_1.jpg jack :D http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/4851_juliaa_1.jpg julia :D http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/4851_Sopher_1.jpg sophie :D http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/4851_Mabel_1.jpg mabel :D
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff and drop bars bodge
Replies: 18
Views: 12377

looks prettty good!!!

im impressed!!

****ps im a bodger too!!!****
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car vs bike prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

specialised sirrus 2years ago cost £400 , prob spent about £50 since on replacement parts/maintenance etc over the last two years ive had 50plus hours of learning to drive which is about a £1000!!! ive had 5 or 6 failed driving tests ( ive lost count now! lol) which cost about £250 - £300!!! £50 a t...
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting a new front mech!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 693

See your point about the chain, can be fiddly, a job I've done many times over. I take you have a chain tool, to push the pin out is about 6 full turns of the tool. To push back the pin, is to reverse the tool and again 6 full turns. If the chain links feels stiff, just flex the chain back and fort...
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Famous Sportspeople who cycle
Replies: 21
Views: 2516

Asdace wrote:
lauriematt wrote:have alan shearer & that tv presenter off ' The One' on bbc (or wotever its called) just done a charity cycle????
Shearer Them bikes look like Dawes Giro 300.


do you think they had to pay for those bikes??

probably sponsorship

...i wonder if they get to keep them after...
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed cameras
Replies: 283
Views: 20334

any cyclist ever bin caught speeding by a camera???

in my town centre i can just break the speed limit...but theres no cameras about
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parent Pedal Power
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

anyone ever seen ' Chucklevision ' kids programme???

theyve got a butlins style pedal car

...the flintstones had the right idea...foot powered family car!! lol



....am i on the wrong wavelength????
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting a new front mech!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 693

fitting a new front mech!!!

hi guys ! fitting a new front mech on my specialised sirrus!! the old one is loose/rattly and worn...only two years old but its done some miles!!! normally on the cage you can unscrew it...allowing you to simply slip the chain into the mech! but with this one the cage is joined by a rivet so i have ...
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 1:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: sores and aches
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

vaseline works well against chafing!!!

i use the little pots of lip balm vaseline cos theyre small & light
by lauriematt
3 May 2008, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Famous Sportspeople who cycle
Replies: 21
Views: 2516

have alan shearer & that tv presenter off ' The One' on bbc (or wotever its called) just done a charity cycle????
by lauriematt
2 May 2008, 11:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Happy birthday Rosie!
Replies: 4
Views: 592

its my 19th today!!! wwoooooohhhh :D