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  1. I don't know what dockers are, but no, none of it...

    I don't know what dockers are, but no, none of it is cycling-specific. I just wear normal street clothes, maybe jeans or other sorts of trousers, and regular shorts that youngish men might wear.
  2. Wearing through trousers/shorts at a rapid pace

    Hi there. I'm not certain that this is cycling related but I'm fairly sure it is. I wear through the crotch of any trousers or shorts at a shocking pace. Generally I get about 30-60 days of wear out...
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I'm in the UK -...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I'm in the UK - and I'm looking for a 23-24" frame, I think. My Dawes was 24", as is my current road bike. I'm only 6ft but have slightly longer legs as a proportion...
  4. Thanks for the replies so far. Ultimately, am...

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Ultimately, am I looking at roughly 1000 whatever happens? I'm not used to spending that kind of money on bikes :/

    My last purchase was a fantastic old racer for...
  5. What modern bike is "equivalent" to my old Dawes Galaxy?

    Hi there. I've not owned many bikes and don't know a great deal about them. But I like riding them. My favourite was an old Dawes Galaxy that I got second hand. It only lasted two years before a...
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I still...

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

    I still haven't found a bike... I didn't realise at the time how incredibly lucky I was to find my Dawes Galaxy for 70 just a few years ago! Deals like that...
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    p.p.s I rode 1) and 2) with the seatpost out to...

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    I rode 1) and 2) with the seatpost out to a "medium" distance. Medium to low. I haven't measured it.
    With 3) I have the saddle much higher, though, it looks very high.
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    I've owned very similar trailers to that,...

    I've owned very similar trailers to that, possibly from the same factory. The axles broke, suddenly, every 2-300mi or so, under 0-50% of the stated maximum load. They're ok but only for limited...
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    Bicycle sizing advice

    Hi there. I'm going to provide some numbers and I'd be very grateful if some of you could consider them and tell me what you think about the kind of frame sizes I "should" be riding?

    Or, more...
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    160mi midwinter intercity ride (UK)

    Hi there. I'm planning a ride between Norwich and Birmingham, in England, some time around Christmas or the new year. I'm starting this thread now just to record my approach to the ride and how my...
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    I know a few locals who deal in old bicycle parts...

    I know a few locals who deal in old bicycle parts and if they have a suitable fork it will probably be mine for 10 - they've been excellent sources in the past. IF they have anything, though.


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    Roy Thame road bike

    Does anyone have any info on this thing? I haven't rode it yet but might get to try it today. Some bits look to need replacing.

    Large pictures:...
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    This is of course the sensible thing to do... and...

    This is of course the sensible thing to do... and I've kept my eyes open for a replacement tourer but found nothing. I got this thing for 70 three or four years ago and it's been great. There aren't...
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    How to check a frame for rust and damage.

    Hi there. I'm finally getting around to replacing this fork:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/684523-Cracked-front-fork

    It's on an old Dawes Galaxy. As mentioned there, a rear dropout...
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    I've gone busking with my trailer before, pics...

    I've gone busking with my trailer before, pics soon.
  16. Cool, thanks a lot you two - I'll take the frame...

    Cool, thanks a lot you two - I'll take the frame to an LBS and we'll have a look at some wheels that might fit. None of my second-hand sources seem to have any road bike wheels atm.

    My Dawes...
  17. Hey guys - do rim widths vary? The old tubs were...

    Hey guys - do rim widths vary? The old tubs were very narrow, much narrower than the "27 x 1-1/4" labelled tyres on my other bike. "700 x 32c" tyres look too wide as well, I want to use "700 x 23c",...
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    http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lalal...

    http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lalala_cant_hear_cat.jpg?w=640&h=480

    :'(
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    Cracked front fork

    Last week I noticed a surface crack on one side of my old Dawes Galaxy's forks. It could have been there a while and I wouldn't have noticed it. While taking apart the front of the bike so that I...
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    I see - in your experience how much of a...

    I see - in your experience how much of a difference might we expect from this factor? Imagine two sets of tyres with the same width, shape and weight but one being however much stiffer than the...
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    Why is this?

    Why is this?
  22. Well, we'll see - haha. By the way that was an...

    Well, we'll see - haha. By the way that was an electric welder I used. I'm not very good at welding but also the cup was apparently made of a MUCH harder steel than the nails, so by the time the cup...
  23. Removed a damaged BB - possible damage to threads in shell (pics)

    Hello. The fixed cup of my BB was not sitting flush with the frame and had the appearence of being cross-threaded (though it wasn't, since it hadn't been removed and re-installed for years and wasn't...
  24. Were there, at some point in time, tubular wheels...

    Were there, at some point in time, tubular wheels and tyres produced that were labelled 27" and also those that were labelled 700C, which were in fact identically-sized? What's the reason for this,...
  25. hmm, the thing with spreading the dropouts, or...

    hmm, the thing with spreading the dropouts, or building the old hubs into new wheels, and so on, is that it's messing with the bike quite a lot. It seems to be really quite a rare bike and though I...
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