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by cricklewood_graeme
18 Sep 2011, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flying gate
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: flying gate

Flying Gate - that brings back memories. I am not a friend of Trevor Jarvis nor have I ever met him but back in 1980-1 I managed Bob Carey's short lived bicycle shop in Tottenham while he trained daily on his Flying Gate. Bob was a professional rider for a Flying Gate kitted racing team whose name I...
by cricklewood_graeme
1 Jun 2010, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Trigger shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Shimano Trigger shifter

Thanks for your comprehensive reply Tony. My LBS informs me that the shifter I was looking at was phased out some time ago due to problems with it. I am not sure about that as I see the 8 gear version which looks identical, still being marketed by Wiggle. The Nexave system you pointed me to looks mo...
by cricklewood_graeme
31 May 2010, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Trigger shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Shimano Trigger shifter

I recently saw a 7 speed trigger shifter on a bike which caught my attention as I need to replace my 15 yr old trigger which is falling apart. It looked like the 8 speed one which you can view at http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Shimano_Nexus_ST-8S20_STI_8_Speed_Trigger_Shifter/5360014575/ I believ...
by cricklewood_graeme
10 Nov 2009, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recycling inner tubes?
Replies: 100
Views: 14027

Re: 101 Uses For An Old Inner Tube...

I use them for clamping chairs etc after gluing when a conventional clamp is not appropriate to hold the parts together while the glue sets. They have the advantage of providing a gentle pressure yet not damaging the item.
by cricklewood_graeme
10 Nov 2009, 6:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bird of Colindale Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Bird of Colindale Frame

Try asking Adrian Bird of Broadway Bikes 250 West Hendon Broadway Colindale, London, NW9 6AG - 020 8202 4671. He has had his LBS for years and might well be related.
by cricklewood_graeme
17 Jul 2009, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Zealand tips needed
Replies: 23
Views: 1893

Re: New Zealand tips needed

I am a Kiwi now living in London and have enjoyed this thread immensely. I don't really have anything to add except after cycling in Europe I found the average road surface in NZ to be very hard going. The pebbles used in the tarmac seem larger and therefore a fatter tire than you would need here is...
by cricklewood_graeme
15 Apr 2009, 7:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 388967

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I used to work on the assembly line at Trusty Viscount in the early 80s in Potters Bar. (my part in their downfall??) I remember one bloke who regularly every Monday morning had to be retrained in how to attach brake calipers. He tended to attach them upside down. My aim in joining the company was t...
by cricklewood_graeme
15 Apr 2009, 6:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netherlands in May - a week from Hook of Holland
Replies: 15
Views: 5987

Re: Netherlands in May - a week from Hook of Holland

I think someone reading this item must have done the LF4 route from Hoek van Holland via Utrecht Arnhem to Dutch border for which I have been unsuccessfully trying to buy a route guide. I have one for the German R1 route which starts at Arnhem. The Dutch bookseller I have located on the internet won...
by cricklewood_graeme
11 Apr 2009, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Useful Info & posting guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 60979

Re: Useful Info & posting guidelines

You are right. By encasing the R1 in quotes it works! No results ! At least that is a result.
by cricklewood_graeme
11 Apr 2009, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Useful Info & posting guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 60979

Re: Useful Info & posting guidelines

Looks like I am the first person to reply to your posting guidelines. I beg to differ that the search facility is a good one. I am trying to find information on the R1 (Radweg 1) cycle route from Den Haag going East through Utrecht then into Germany through Munster and so on. Your search engine igno...
by cricklewood_graeme
15 Jan 2009, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useless purchase ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 8472

Jawaka. It would be helpful if you told us the name of the shop so that we can all avoid using it.
by cricklewood_graeme
14 Jan 2009, 6:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useless purchase ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 8472

Yes Pedalo. Now there is something I can agree with. The Cyclaire pump. What a doosey! Its a bit like those electric hand driers you get in pubs. You spend a few minutes trying to dry your hands then you wipe them on your trousers. The Cyclaire pump takes a lot of effort then you still have to use a...
by cricklewood_graeme
12 Jan 2009, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useless purchase ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 8472

I have to show some support for rainlegs as everyone else seems to be slagging them off. I bought a pair at Cyclepro exhibition at Olympia a year ago and think they are great. I haven't toured extensively with them yet but around town in a downpour they keep me dry without feeling sweaty.
by cricklewood_graeme
7 Dec 2008, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road Angel
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

I have absolutely no experience of GPS devices for bicycles but if I ever get around to using one I would want a dynamo type system for charging the device. Apparently the German company Tout Terrain have fitted a hub dynamo USB charger to one of their models. See Cycle Mag Oct-Nov 2008 p50. Does an...
by cricklewood_graeme
21 Jan 2008, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what next
Replies: 7
Views: 795

What next

Have a look at this http://yubaride.com/ . Plenty of room for your son, wife and the weekly shopping. A bloke turned up at my back door last weekend on one to take delivery of 11 bicycle wheels I was freecycling. He rode off quite happily with them strapped to the rack.