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by cycleruk
21 Feb 2009, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating establishments Manchester velodrome?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Eating establishments Manchester velodrome?

Does anyone know if there are any restaurants / pubs that serve a reasonable teatime meal.
I beleive there is an ASDA but was looking for something a bit more salubrious
by cycleruk
21 Feb 2009, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brass washers for Sturmey hub wheel building?
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

50 for 71p + vat +P&P

http://shop.maidstone-engineering.co.uk ... =2&order=1

Just Google or check out your local area for engineering supplies
by cycleruk
20 Feb 2009, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Did they make cassettes in 1970 / 80's ? :roll:

Freewheels:-

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s112p0
by cycleruk
20 Feb 2009, 4:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 476

I f you determine the BCD of the chainrings, you can get smaller ones at Spa cycles. http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s149p0 You also might be able to get a different cassette with larger cogs but a 6 speed is now rare. ( you would also have to consider if the rear deraileur can hand...
by cycleruk
20 Feb 2009, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8234

Can certainly recommend the SPD shoes. I bought a pair 2 years ago, which I still use, and bought a spare pair last year. (haven't worn them yet). I have other various peices of their kit but watch out for sizing. I have had a couple of their helmets, one of which was tested last December. Did it's ...
by cycleruk
17 Feb 2009, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice buying Old Road Bike
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Have a look in your local supermarket. There are generally ad' boards there with allsorts on. Frame size = 10 inches smaller than your inside leg is a good starting point. That is with a horizontal top tube. I would be a little wary of car boot sales as they are a source of illegal gains. (unless yo...
by cycleruk
16 Feb 2009, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front gears and basic maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Also check and clean where the cable goes under the bottom bracket.
by cycleruk
15 Feb 2009, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

A friend bought a new bike this week. A carbon frame from Hewitts. Had it made with selected components including Campag ergo's. He got it home and put it in the hall to show his wife and daughter. Very pleased with it and generally admiring the workmanship. Young daughter comes up to bike and start...
by cycleruk
15 Feb 2009, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Embarrassing Subject
Replies: 43
Views: 3152

Re' from a suggestion above - check your saddle height as well.
To high or to wide?
Have you changed anything recently?
by cycleruk
14 Feb 2009, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mud guards - noise and vibration.
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Had a noise on the rear guard - turned out to be loose rivets.
Also check the bridge attachment is tight where the "wings" go under the guard.
by cycleruk
13 Feb 2009, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cable ferrule or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 561

I would also say put them where the cable enters the brake adjuster. It will allow the adjuster to turn easier.
by cycleruk
13 Feb 2009, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears for older persons
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Will the front deraileur be able to cope with such a setup ? Possibly might have a problem if it's a "braze on". If it's band on then you should be able to lower it to suit. Why doesn't he want a triple. - gives the best of all worlds. Mid gear for general use. Low gear for any hill :shoc...
by cycleruk
13 Feb 2009, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech cable rub
Replies: 9
Views: 515

I have used smaller bottom brackets but have fitted a thin spacer (1/8") to offset it. The other thing that I have heard of is to slightly angle the rear of the derailleur towards the frame so that it pushes the chain over to the small ring.
by cycleruk
13 Feb 2009, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech cable rub
Replies: 9
Views: 515

I think that is a bottom pull?
Difficult to tell from the photo but have you got the derailleur just clearing the big ring. There seems to be a lot if that's the right position.
ie:- lower the mech' until there is just 2mm clearance between the cage and the big ring.
by cycleruk
12 Feb 2009, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hedge cutting
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

It is an offence under the Highways Act 1980 to obstruct the Highway, or interrupt (delay or impede), injure or endanger any user of the Highway. Offences are each subject to a maximum fine £1000. In respect to hedge cuttings, it is an offence to leave cuttings on the road, footpath or cycle track w...