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by Bob S
16 Apr 2008, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end or down tube?
Replies: 31
Views: 3016

DaveP,
Dura ace D/T you can use as indexed or friction there is a catch on the side to make your choice for the right hand one.
by Bob S
15 Apr 2008, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end or down tube?
Replies: 31
Views: 3016

Definitly not for me. I went off index When 30 miles from home and it jammed in bottom, and what ever I did or tried it would not budge.
by Bob S
15 Apr 2008, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end or down tube?
Replies: 31
Views: 3016

Byegade, there is less to go wrong. Why make some thing complicated when you can do the same operation simply.
by Bob S
15 Apr 2008, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end or down tube?
Replies: 31
Views: 3016

I use down tube shifting 10 rear, with no problem. Must add non -indexed.
by Bob S
14 Apr 2008, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you motivate to get out and ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 3303

Up,in the morning, do the neccessary chores, to cold to go in the workshop, sit down and vegitate for the morning and have the Archers and Womans Hour for companions, I would rather go for a cycle ride, on the way back call in the Baker's for a fresh baked wholemeal loaf, to much trouble to prepare ...
by Bob S
3 Apr 2008, 7:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

The first time I have ever Bonked was on this ride, I did the reversed one last year with no problem,I had a bottle of water on the way and one bannana and a rock cake, but when I came to the last hill at Aston I just petered out about 5 yards from the summit, never had that happen before. After abo...
by Bob S
2 Apr 2008, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so many black components?
Replies: 24
Views: 2867

Sorry Mick, Campag Record , brakes & hubs are ony available in Black.
by Bob S
26 Mar 2008, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: broken tib and fib
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Snap
by Bob S
26 Mar 2008, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: broken tib and fib
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Be carful of solicitor's wanting a quick fix. Mine wanted to settle for £7500, I would not and I received £12500, with out going to court. If they can settle with no bother, it is easier money for them.
by Bob S
10 Mar 2008, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Water on a cycle trip
Replies: 28
Views: 2743

Drinking out of Welsh streams is a littely risky. I remember when I was in the R.N. ( many years ago). Three of us together in the Black Moutains on a needlework course or some such thing , drank out of a stream, and then followed the course of it for a distance, only to find a dead sheep rotting in...
by Bob S
22 Feb 2008, 7:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Brookes Saddle
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Just Proofhide and ride
by Bob S
19 Feb 2008, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Octalink
Replies: 5
Views: 777

A type of splined B Bracket. A Shimano own type, so that it only takes Simano octalinked splined crankset.
by Bob S
18 Feb 2008, 9:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not very sporting - so what?
Replies: 40
Views: 7751

Very good point, and very well said. I agree whole heartedly.
by Bob S
12 Feb 2008, 7:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spring madness
Replies: 36
Views: 3438

[quote="Cunobelin"]Incident 2 is simple ...... report to the Police! If you are refering to my persistent narrow road incidents. Try getting Bedfordshire police to look into anything is virtualy impossible, especialy some incident at 8.30 a.m. when they are not yet motivated. All you get i...
by Bob S
11 Feb 2008, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spring madness
Replies: 36
Views: 3438

I have one maniac, who charges down a narrow country road with just enough room for a cyclist to pass with about 15" to spare. He comes at me down the middle of the road at about 50 mph. and will not move from his position or slow down. I have tried holding my position on the road to deter him,...