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by lauriematt
27 Apr 2008, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: favourite song to ride to???
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

favourite song to ride to???

hi guys

just wondered whats your favourite song to listen to when cycling?!?! a song that really gets you motivated!

i think mine is 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem
i leave the house for work at 6am every morning, and as theres hardly any traffic i turn the volume up FULL!!! : )
by lauriematt
27 Apr 2008, 1:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: worn chain???
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

If you can see daylight between the chain and the chainwheel that usually means the wheel is badly worn. The chain may well be worn too. Was your replacement a new new wheel or something out of the bits box? the outer chainring is brand new...but the inner is the original as its in good nick cos it...
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel query
Replies: 31
Views: 2592

does anyone find with the screw on cassettes that they kind of jiggle when the wheel is rotated quickly?!?!?!
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: worn chain???
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

worn chain???

just replacing a few parts on my old racing bike! i have just replaced one of the chainrings as it was severely worn!!! however the chain that is on at the moment seems to be really ill fitting! on my nice Specialised bike, the chain is snug and tight to the chainring, but on my racing bike the chai...
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to fit my lights onto... its a bit full back there!
Replies: 13
Views: 2741

on the back of my rack is a flat vertical piece of metal with two holes in it. ive just bought a Smart light bracket which is specifically made to fit onto the rear rack. so now ive got my bags at the side...and my light bracket at the back! go onto fleabay and search something like 'rear pannier li...
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:40pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: My lad (13) wants to cycle to school...
Replies: 8
Views: 5511

i think the best way to learn is from experience! ...and to a point...from mistakes! it sounds bad i know!! but he is 13years old, so im sure he has some common sense! maybe try riding in front of him one day when your out together...& set agood example. if you do textbook cycling, ie looking ov...
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: training - how much is enough???
Replies: 18
Views: 4230

cheers guys!!

thats really helpful!!

it seems the key is speed...or the lack of it!!

sticking at about 10mph sounds like the best option!!
whereas normally i aim for about 14 - 20plus mph when i ride
...i'll give it a go tomorrow!!!
by lauriematt
26 Apr 2008, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel problems - axle???
Replies: 6
Views: 648

hi guys ! thanks for your advice! added some washers / added thicker locknut... this has put the wheel into a good enough position to ride!! part of the problem i think was that it was bending the frame slightly when i tightened the quick release skewer...so beefing up the width of part of the axle ...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar bags and yep, that old chestnut... lights
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

if all esle fails ... use a rubber band!!! jus wrap it round tight and it keeps most things in place!! ***is it just me who bodges things with bands***???? bodged a broken presta valve once with rubber band! it split at the base of the valve...so i just wrapped it tightly with a band and some punctu...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 9:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: training - how much is enough???
Replies: 18
Views: 4230

training - how much is enough???

just wondering...how much training do people do before cycling LETJOG??? i cycle 20mile daily (120miles weekly) , and see myself as pretty fit...but if i do say 30 or 40miles in a day then im knackered the day after!! a guide i have shows you routes of about 50 - 70miles each day!! in honesty i dont...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding WITH a dog / dogs on lead.
Replies: 21
Views: 2599

you can train your dog when hes attached to your bike by going out jogging with him. for instance say 'cross' when ever you cross the road. or 'this side' if you want him to stay on a particular side. because jogging puts you & the dog in the same position as cycling it is very useful, plus no c...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding WITH a dog / dogs on lead.
Replies: 21
Views: 2599

what i do is take my black lab out on the country road on a lead beside me...then when we get to the farmers field hes off the lead! works fine as hes pretty obedient!! however...the other day he come across a cat or rabbit or something!!! whoooossshh...he pulled me to the floor!! kinda funny at th...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel problems - axle???
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Assuming that they did not mess around with the spokes then it sounds to me like the spacing on the axle is wrong, take it back , although it's not exactly encouraging that the shop thought it was right. In short you'll have different amounts of spacing on the axle on either side of the hub. You ne...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel problems - axle???
Replies: 6
Views: 648

wheel problems - axle???

hi ive just picked up my rear wheel from my local bike shop, after it had a complete overhaul. including new bearings, new axle, new cups etc it is 16x622 (700c size) taken from my racing bike i went to fit it on my bike but it doesnt sit straight in the frame!?!?!? instead of being an even distance...
by lauriematt
25 Apr 2008, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel query
Replies: 31
Views: 2592

ive got the same problem!

picked up a cheap racer from a car boot sale but only the back wheel is buckled!

a real bummer cos thats the hardest wheel to replace!!