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03-03-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By flik9999

Is the seatpost height different on omafiets compared to race bikes?

Hello so I have converted my racebike to a chill bike by flipping bars upside down and moving levers. Wanted a more relaxed position cos not much point having a race bike when im only cycling round...
11-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By flik9999

Brace for injury on arm?

Hello so a year ago I broke my arm and had a plate fitted to my ulna with 5 screws. It kinda aches if I go for long rides on my road bike.

The injury has fully healed. But the plate aches.

Im...
04-08-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,865
Posted By flik9999

Modifying a bike trailer to carry sofas and fridge/freezers and other bulky items?

Hey so iv noticed this app where they pay you to pick up large stuff like sofas.

Iv not got a car or van but was wondering of I could fabricate a bike trolley large enough to carry sofas. Or...
03-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By flik9999

Anyone use a windshield?

Heya so I know they are apparantly banned from races but for day to day use would a motorcycle windshield help by either improving aerodynamics so that you need to use less energy to go at a certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By flik9999

Do puncture proof tubs exist?

Hey so im wondering if you can get any tubs that are bomb proof. This will be for working as a courier so wondering if anything simular to marathon plus or durano plus exists in tubular form?
08-02-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By flik9999

Stripped derailer bolt.

Hey so when I was installing my rear derailer yesterday I acidentilly threaded the threads on the bolt that holds the cable. Is there any way to fix this or bodge it so that it holds the cable even...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,038
Posted By flik9999

How fast do I need to be to think about racing?

Hey so firstly im a woman so assume I would be racing against other women. I plan to start training for it soon and joining a club. How fast would I have to be to standa chance in the lower leagues...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By flik9999

Do 28mm need a special rim or can I throw them on...

Do 28mm need a special rim or can I throw them on my wheels the tubs I have are HED Stinger 5.0 50mm aero rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By flik9999

Thanks so seams like a bottle of stans will deal...

Thanks so seams like a bottle of stans will deal with any city problems ill face such as small bits of glass or bad tarmac. My tyres are continental giro not tufo. Looks like anything that will ****...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By flik9999

Anyone running tubs + sealant?

Hey so I have got my new wheelset, they are tubs however so I cant change a flat that easily although im terrible at that anyway. So a lot of people have told me stuff like "tubs are only for racign...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By flik9999

Views on carbon seats with padding?

So iv been riding around on a the full carbon seat I have. Even with jeans on it still feels uncomfortable after a while but I like the low weight of the saddle. So I found this seat which has a...
06-14-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By flik9999

So is kcnc like running single pivots or just...

So is kcnc like running single pivots or just on/off
06-13-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By flik9999

How do KCNC CB1 brakes do?

Hey so I currently have shimano 600 dual pivot brakes on my bike. They are both weak and heavy. I was thinking of trying CB1 brakes as this would allow me to save a load of weight going from about...
06-10-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By flik9999

The campy cranks? Is that the ultra torque system?

The campy cranks? Is that the ultra torque system?
06-09-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By flik9999

GXP crank in English thread?

Hey so im looking to upgrade my crank soon to something more modern, however BB30 wont fit as it is too wide. Does anyone know if GXP from SRAM fits into a standard bottom bracket with english...
06-07-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By flik9999

Campagnolo Record 9 speed upgrade?

Hey so weighing my bike it came out as 9.5 kg. It has alloy lugs and carbon tubes.

I'm already looking at wheels, seatposts and handlebars. I'm thinking of upgrading the group set to lose weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By flik9999

Will this sort of sadle be comfortable enough?...

Will this sort of sadle be comfortable enough? For context I have toe straps on my bike and ride it around town in normal clothes most the time, as its summer sometimes im wearing a thin dress that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By flik9999

Get a sadle cover for carbon seat or replace sadle?

Hey so I have my new road bike and it comes with this super lightweight carbon sadle time brand. However the sadle is rock solid you could even hurt someone if you hit them with it type of hard. I...
05-29-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By flik9999

Campy record 9 speed. Double to triple?

Hey so I currently have a double on my campag record 9 speed (53/39). Im thinking of buying a triplizer that would allow me to fit a granny ring with say 28 or 30t. Will this work. My front shifter...
05-03-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By flik9999

Dual Calipers on twenty?

Hey so my twenty has 20" (406) wheels and I plan to upgrade to alloy front wheel for better braking. Now has anyone found a dual caliper that is long enough to reach the wheels on the front fork, I...
04-30-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By flik9999

Its a raeleigh 20". All steel seatpost and stem...

Its a raeleigh 20". All steel seatpost and stem are steel so shouldnt be seized.

Also do folders have specific brakes or can I upgrade this bike to a modern dual caliper thats long reach?

Is...
04-30-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By flik9999

Old folder, large rider

Hey so I bought an old raeleigh folding bike for 20. It rides ok but I feel the bike is a bit cramped as if I was riding a bike that was too small for me. Would converting it to bullhorns, drops or...
02-26-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By flik9999

Rear braking advice

So im currently in a situation where my rear brake is way stronger than my front. I bought a hydraulic rim brake (magura hs33 urban) for my vintage steel bike but then wasnt able to fit it as the...
02-21-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By flik9999

Installing rear hydro without threading through brake housing?

Hello so I recently purchased a rear magura hs33 urban rear brake.

It has been pre bled and I wouldnt have a clue how to do that meaning 25 in the bikeshop. However can I simply cable tie the...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,904
Posted By flik9999

So I should ok if all 4 points are on p clips as...

So I should ok if all 4 points are on p clips as long as I dont put too much weight on?
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,904
Posted By flik9999

P clips on bottom of rack

Hey so i got myself a nice steel bike. However it doesnt have the threaded hole at the bottom next to the rear wheel.

Can I attach the rack using a P clip like you do at the top or do I need a new...
12-28-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By flik9999

So you think that the front derailer will nulify...

So you think that the front derailer will nulify the cross chaining problem and I can just go ahead and shorten the chain by 4 links, I dont have a rear derailer on the bike atm.
12-28-17, 08:21 PM
12-28-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By flik9999

Yeah it has the correct dropouts its an old steel...

Yeah it has the correct dropouts its an old steel bike.
12-28-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By flik9999

Single speed not on middle cog, hold chainring on with front derailer.

Hello so the situation is that I trashed my rear derailer, cant fit a new one without drilling. My friend threw on a new chain, and placed it on the middle cog (Which is 18). My bike has 5 gears at...
12-25-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By flik9999

I currently ride an ebike for lazy 25 mph, was...

I currently ride an ebike for lazy 25 mph, was just wondering if being larger would make me safer. Guess not if motorbikes are treeted the same way, ill just stick to my good old steel racer with...
12-25-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,717
Posted By flik9999

automatic shifting, electric bikes will be the...

automatic shifting, electric bikes will be the usual. Speeds of about 30 MPH, extreme range of these ebike as well like not 100 miles if you carry 2 or 3 big batteries but like 200 mph off a battery...
12-25-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By flik9999

wait you can get a car type thing that is legally...

wait you can get a car type thing that is legally a bicycle and doesn't require a license and road tax etc? Can you show me a picture of these things?
12-25-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By flik9999

Oh I work in south east london, its ok work but...

Oh I work in south east london, its ok work but can get hairy at certain times of the day, I have to constantly be alert and dodge cars etc.
12-25-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By flik9999

Do motorists respect trikes more than bikes?

Hey so I work as a cycle corrier and its fun, I run a motor in my bike and can go at near moped speeds. However the one thing that annoys me is how many cars will just speed past you and nearly knock...
12-22-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By flik9999

Can a 531 take a disc/ would you trust this adapter?

Hey so I was gonna upgrade one of my steel bikes and someone suggested I could get this adapter that you clamp onto the fork that allows you to use disc brakes without changing the fork. So the...
12-22-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By flik9999

Side pulls vs Tektro Novela (Disc)

Hey so call me mad if you want, but iv been running an electric bike (20kg, about 20 MPH) on single pull calipers. Now I finally decided to upgrade and got myself a cheap fork that can take discs or...
12-21-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By flik9999

im running 32mm tyres atm can go down to 28

im running 32mm tyres atm can go down to 28
12-21-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By flik9999

V or Mini vs?

Hey so I ride an old steel road bike.

I revently got my hands on a fork with v brake studs amd was thinking of throwing on some V brakes, which involves getting a travel adapter.

However I...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,594
Posted By flik9999

sometimes if I have to deliver something between...

sometimes if I have to deliver something between 2 train stations that I know have no barriers ill just jump on.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By flik9999

Thing is I like going fast when im not working,...

Thing is I like going fast when im not working, but dont feel comfortable riding aero for these 12 hour shifts. How high should I put them to have a comfortable position on the tops.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By flik9999

Possible to sit upright on drop bars?

Hey so I normally ride drop bars. However my bike broke recently and I have been borrowing a friends for work (I cycle 10 hrs/day as a corrier). This bike has cruiser bars that mean I sit completely...
12-10-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By flik9999

Is salmon more grippy than normal (black) im...

Is salmon more grippy than normal (black) im looking for some instant stopping power v brake style.
12-10-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By flik9999

Is this the correct pad for centerpulls?

Hey so im using mafac racer brakes on my old 531 steel racer thats been converted into a motorbike.

Problem I find is that the brakes dont work well, I was advised to put duel compound brake...
03-07-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By flik9999

Hey I have no idea what the model of the bike is,...

Hey I have no idea what the model of the bike is, I currently have a 6 spd rear cassette with an 8 speed index shifter. I got this bike off a mate hence why I have converted to road bike as hybrid...
03-06-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By flik9999

Another thing I am currently using grip shifters...

Another thing I am currently using grip shifters on the end of my bars for shifting.

I found these downtube shifters which are clip on. Now they definatly wont fit on my downtube but do you think...
03-05-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By flik9999

Would this sort of stem fit my bike? I have flat...

Would this sort of stem fit my bike? I have flat bars with dropbar ends swan off as apposed to the usual fit a drop bar on the bike.

WAKE STEM CNC ANODISED MTB 31.8MM 50MM RED GOLD BLUE GREEN...
03-05-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By flik9999

Anyone done this sort of conversion before? How...

Anyone done this sort of conversion before? How does a super short stem feel to ride?
03-05-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By flik9999

tips on finalising road bike conversion

Hey so I converted my sirrus specialised to a roadie.

However what iv noticed is when riding on the horns I am sitting right on the edge of the seat.

Should I get a super short stem (50mm) or...
03-04-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,465
Posted By flik9999

I slid it applyed some weight but didnt use a...

I slid it applyed some weight but didnt use a hammer or anything
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