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by carlislemike
19 Jan 2010, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perianal haematoma. A bit of a bummer
Replies: 10
Views: 7926

Re: Perianal haematoma. A bit of a bummer

Thanks for all that; the surgeon who did the final pre-op check came in strongly with the perianal haematoma diagnosis and recommendation to stay off the saddle. I guess I'll just get down to changing my tyres, cleaning the bikes and counting down to start of February. :(
by carlislemike
18 Jan 2010, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perianal haematoma. A bit of a bummer
Replies: 10
Views: 7926

Perianal haematoma. A bit of a bummer

Medical issue but advice, empathy from fellow victims or the wit and wisecracks all accepted. I have been diagnosed with a perianal haematoma; a blood clot formed behind the wall of my inner buttock and it has manifested itself by bursting leaving a fair bit of blood and a great deal of pain :( . My...
by carlislemike
28 Aug 2009, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mini cabs appeal to use bus lanes
Replies: 30
Views: 3503

Mini cabs appeal to use bus lanes

I may have missed this in the other threads. This week's free south London Press paper carried a full page advert from one of the major, licensed, mini cab firms asking similar firms to support (financially) a campaign to get the Mayor of London to open the bus lanes to signed, mini cabs. This has g...
by carlislemike
26 Jul 2009, 8:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thatcher
Replies: 235
Views: 19432

Re: Thatcher

Dystopian
by carlislemike
26 Jul 2009, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thatcher
Replies: 235
Views: 19432

Re: Thatcher

In true egalitarian spirit, I will ride my bike into town or maybe get a bus if it is deep midwinter should the iron lady finally perish. Rust comes to everything and she deserves her share for what she did to homes, schools, economy and that thing she despised so much:- society.
by carlislemike
12 Jul 2009, 9:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac for commuting short distinances
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Rucksac for commuting short distinances

Wow, Most impressed that a) other people use rucsacks b) have such a range of variants. The karrimor 10 is ok but the chest strap is too high. I'll look at the choices you've given me. Thanks :lol:
by carlislemike
9 Jul 2009, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac for commuting short distinances
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Rucksac for commuting short distinances

I travel relatively short distances when commuting in London. I have used my pannier in the past but am moving onto a bike without pannier fixings. Any recommended rucksack for a shortish commute or a morning jaunt to the Downs enough to carry the barest of essentials + statutory pasties. Karrimor 1...
by carlislemike
2 Jul 2009, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forks carbon vs steel vs ally
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Forks carbon vs steel vs ally

OK. Probably a thread on this earlier in the last decade but am trying for info as to what is better; what bikes in the £500-£1000 meet the criteria for a road bike that may occasionally delve off onot tow paths and grassy tracks. The weight of the bike isn't an issue but the lbss locally all want t...
by carlislemike
6 May 2009, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket

To Mike Smith2 Mike, many thanks for your help. Bracket removed at 07.15 today. No problems apart from mashed state of ball bearings and badly worn spindle. I have two options in mind with the bike. 1) rebuild as it was with 5 gears or 2) temporarily go for a flip flop free wheel cog and fixed cog ...
by carlislemike
6 May 2009, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket

Got out of bed freshly ready to tackle said bottom bracket and yes, the use of an adjustable was all it needed. the ball bearings were fairly rubbish and the spindle is a bit gnarled so must see what my local shop can fix me up with. many thanks again. Mike :)
by carlislemike
5 May 2009, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket

Thanks guys. Am about to get dirty again this weekend. Will follow the straight routes you suggest although the local bike shop suggested a 36mm open spanner. The pictures of the restoration are great. May tempt me away from anything too drastic.
by carlislemike
5 May 2009, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Raleigh Rapide Bottom Bracket

Have stripped an old rapide ( circa 1968) and not having the exact tool for the bb. It is easy enough to get the toothed lockring off but the actual fitment below stumps me. it is is old fashioned tv shape ie. a rounded off rectange surrounding the axle spindle. Seem to be about 3mm deep. Is there a...
by carlislemike
12 Mar 2009, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tube / Pipe cutters
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Tube / Pipe cutters

john28july wrote:Here is one like mine. Its listed by a bike shop on Ebay as a steerer cutter!
So there you go......item number.......... 350164397106
John.

Thanks to you and all who have posted.

Mike