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Forum: Road Cycling 11-05-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,235
Posted By chewa
I sympathise with your dilemma. For years I have...

I sympathise with your dilemma. For years I have been suggesting my wife get a road bike with no success - she loves her custom built Roberts tourer and Raleigh Silhouette mixte.

Then, we met a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-04-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,511
Posted By chewa
I don't speak Italian, so can only say...

I don't speak Italian, so can only say beeeeeeyooooooooteeeeeeefuuuuuuuuuul!:)
Forum: Commuting 11-04-14, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By chewa
Riding in still cold weather is one of the best...

Riding in still cold weather is one of the best things in life!

The wind dropped here last night and I went out in the dark. It was cold, peaceful, my world was defined by the limit of my lights,...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-04-14, 04:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,586
Posted By chewa
I'm ovo lacto vegetarian and have been for about...

I'm ovo lacto vegetarian and have been for about 20 years. I've had the occasional slip (maybe 5 times over 20 years)to eat fish where not to do so would have offended hosts who had gone to a lot of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-03-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By chewa
It sounds like you might have missed replacing...

It sounds like you might have missed replacing some spacers or locknuts when rebuilding the hub.

Another possibility. Are you sure that you haven't put the rear quick release on the front?
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-03-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By chewa
I did that on my Dahon (D6) as I neded to be able...

I did that on my Dahon (D6) as I neded to be able to carry a big laptop. Used an Altura pannier, and it was fine. No heel strike issues and didn't really compromise folded size.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-03-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,575
Posted By chewa
I love my ergos on my road bike and on my touring...

I love my ergos on my road bike and on my touring bike. I have a 10 speed rear on the road bike so the gears are very close ratio. Using ergos mean I am constantly selecting the gear to keep my...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-03-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By chewa
I (unfortunately) bought some from ebay. They...

I (unfortunately) bought some from ebay. They look ok, but the cut of the jerseys is not as nice as the real stuff, and the bibshort leg length is way too short (at least a couple of inches) even...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-02-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By chewa
I plan to rebuild my Mistral into either a...

I plan to rebuild my Mistral into either a single/fixie (as I had it before respray and colour change, or maybe a traditional 10 speed.415442
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,575
Posted By chewa
I ride both but ergos are much better to use....

I ride both but ergos are much better to use. Hands on bars all the time, even touring is easier.

But..... I love using the D/T shifters too because they remind me of my first 10 speed, and I love...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By chewa
Mine (red) has been updated with 700c wheels...

Mine (red) has been updated with 700c wheels (Campag/Open Pro) a cartridge BB and long drop brakes and a mix of 70/80/90 Campag. The blue bike has a mix of more recent Shimano/Stronglight (including...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By chewa
Nice ride with 2 Flying Scots

Just back from a nice 40 mile cycle with an old friend.

Both of us on Scots, so old school big gear gaps, down tube levers, cotton duck saddle bags. Brooks saddles (and his Scot has Brooks bar...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-31-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By chewa
We've toured extensively in the low countries....

We've toured extensively in the low countries. Both great for cycling, can't remember any issues with posts, but EVERYWHERE in Belgium is a secret! :)
We constantly got lost because of lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By chewa
I've used Giro Monzas for years so the vent...

I've used Giro Monzas for years so the vent pattern has remained constant (though they changed design of roc-loc). Prior to the yellow one I had a Blue/white one. The increase in the number of...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By chewa
I'll never buy a yellow helmet again! They are a...

I'll never buy a yellow helmet again! They are a magnet for wasps (yellowjackets)

I've never had so many fly into my vents. Nightmare! I've now swapped to a black and white Monza.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-29-14, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By chewa
Hi, I'd try gentle heat - not a heat *** as...

Hi,

I'd try gentle heat - not a heat *** as that might damage the paint- I have had some success using just boiling water. It might provide enough of a shock to free it off if some penetrating...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-29-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,760
Posted By chewa
We have 14 bikes between us (wife and I). You can...

We have 14 bikes between us (wife and I). You can never have too many bikes!!
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-28-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,014
Posted By chewa
+1, but at the back I tend to run at least 3...

+1, but at the back I tend to run at least 3 lights, 2 blink one steady.
Forum: Commuting 10-28-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,948
Posted By chewa
I use bike specific stuff. This morning I cycled...

I use bike specific stuff. This morning I cycled my folder to the doctors in a rainstorm wearing a Goretex shell and Endura waterproof trousers. I took it easy so my legs didn't sweat up too much but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-27-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By chewa
=1 Spot on advice given by GravelMN If you...

=1
Spot on advice given by GravelMN

If you are a big guy and use the bike hard, it is probably worth getting at least the rear wheel handbuilt by someone who knows what they are doing. In extreme...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-27-14, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,651
Posted By chewa
Hi, I agree entirely. I meant that,...

Hi,

I agree entirely.

I meant that, being bearings you dissassemble (as opposed to just unbolting components), setting up the headset and BB can be awkward for someone not used to it. Not an...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-27-14, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,651
Posted By chewa
I wonder if the high cost of disassembly relates...

I wonder if the high cost of disassembly relates to the hinge. I've taken lots of bikes apart and either painted them myself (with good results) or had them powder or spray painted (with better...
Forum: Commuting 10-23-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,330
Posted By chewa
Since last changing my computer just under three...

Since last changing my computer just under three years ago my 1984 531c frame has covered just a smidgin under 15000 miles (I'm at just over 5000 miles this year), but I work from home now so my...
Forum: Introductions 10-23-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By chewa
Hi Patrick, We spent 3 months in France this...

Hi Patrick,
We spent 3 months in France this summer with our VTT and road bikes (my Supercorsa and my wife's Orbea Orca). The Flying Scot has not touched French soil yet, but will when we move...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-23-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,408
Posted By chewa
Not fenders......mudguards!! :)

Holdsworth Mistral (now yellow/white and awaiting mudguards.

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My wife's custom built Roberts Tourer (de Prinses)


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My wife's Raleigh Silhouette (mixte) - awaiting finishing...
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