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by cycleruk
23 Feb 2009, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safety warning on cheap bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 1064

Something about - This product may contain nuts?
On a packet of KP. :shock: :roll:
by cycleruk
22 Feb 2009, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - just need to sound off!
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

cycleruk Some bikes - apparently including glueman's - have vertical threaded holes in the fork crown and seatstay bridge for direct fitting of mudguards. This is a good way of maximising the often limited clearance for guards on modern frames. Thankyou thirdcrank. Understand now. I have heard of t...
by cycleruk
22 Feb 2009, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - just need to sound off!
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Why do you need to drill the mudguards :?: :!: Doesn't the front already have the bracket fitted and the rear has the bendy flap fitting? Depending on the type some SKS come with or without flap but you pay extra. http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ProductList.asp?A=resetsearch&ProdPerPage=999&Ca...
by cycleruk
22 Feb 2009, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating establishments Manchester velodrome?
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Thankyou for the info'.
by cycleruk
22 Feb 2009, 2:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8381

<snip> as I ignore most of the frippery that sadly surrounds modern cycling. Me too! But it's thanks to the bargains to be had from these places that I've (at long last) discovered the delights of overshoes - which I'd thought previously only to be for poseuers!! Depends on the colour ? :oops:
by cycleruk
22 Feb 2009, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear mech rubbing on sprockets
Replies: 2
Views: 255

There is a screw ( "B" screw adjuster) for setting the clearance for jockey wheel to sprockets. See:- ( about 1/2 way down.) http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64 It is also possible to trap the screw against the "tang" of the frame when refitting the deraileur.
by cycleruk
21 Feb 2009, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating establishments Manchester velodrome?
Replies: 5
Views: 546

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: 1896

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: 490

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: 490

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: 8381

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: 868

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: 645

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: 1879

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: 3175

Re' from a suggestion above - check your saddle height as well.
To high or to wide?
Have you changed anything recently?