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03-17-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By samsmeg

I tried moving the derailleur up and down with...

I tried moving the derailleur up and down with also taking the limit screw out fully so that it had full movement to the outer chainring (larger one) but to no avail. It just needed that one bit more...
03-16-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By samsmeg

Thanks Wazzubiker Has a look on eBay, theres...

Thanks Wazzubiker

Has a look on eBay, theres really not that much it terms of Suntour stuff, hmmm, and I bet the Superbe Pro FD would cost a bomb! Found it on Yellow Jersery just now for $90! and...
03-16-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By samsmeg

I know it hasn't been long but anybody have any...

I know it hasn't been long but anybody have any advice or pointers?

Sam
03-16-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By samsmeg

What front derailleur for Sugino XD Pro 34/48 on 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy??

Right, so after much neglect of this forum which is probably because my 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy has been so reliable and have not needed any strange advice for a long time!

I have recently...
02-04-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,792
Posted By samsmeg

Well not really in the UK, probably in the US. I...

Well not really in the UK, probably in the US. I might just have to bite the shipping costs :( I'll check tonight when I get home from work!
02-04-09, 03:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,792
Posted By samsmeg

I posted this in this thread simply because this...

I posted this in this thread simply because this whole thread is about Dawes, pretty much and I had no response to a thread I started earlier.

I have a 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy. Currently I have a...
02-02-09, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By samsmeg

redxj, im at work at the mo and your picture...

redxj,

im at work at the mo and your picture is blocked but will have a look when i get back home. By the way I'm based in the UK. But I'd be more than willing to get a NOS set set over here if...
02-02-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By samsmeg

Sorry for the mega late reply, thanks for all...

Sorry for the mega late reply, thanks for all your help. I ideally need 170mm crankset with possibly 50-34 tooth rings on? Im gonna try and find a donor bike but if worst comes to worst then can I...
02-01-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By samsmeg

No I haven't actually, I was thinking about...

No I haven't actually,

I was thinking about that but I was unsure of how to get the soft start. So its a NTC Thermistor? Soldered in series with the circuit? I have a few electronics stores...
01-30-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By samsmeg

My updated Instructable for a DIY Halogen Light

Hi guys,

just wanted to share my updated DIY light. I started out using left over R/C racing pack batteries but I think they were pretty dead and so I left the project for a while. Then I started...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By samsmeg

Has seriously no one heard of this bike, or any...

Has seriously no one heard of this bike, or any similar alternatives around the same price? Im a bit out of touch with whats good and not so good since I got settled with my commuting bike for my 28...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By samsmeg

Felt QX65 08 model, anyone have this bike?

My friend at college will be starting to commute to work about 4 miles each way and I am suggesting possible bikes that he could get new. I know he could go down the second hand route but he hasn't...
01-14-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By samsmeg

Anyone?

Anyone?
01-14-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By samsmeg

Chainrings for 3 bolt Sugino Maxy?

I am in need for some replacement chainrings for my 3 bolt double Sugino Maxy. I've heard they're pretty rare. Does anybody have any NOS ones that would fit or know of any places I could find some? ...
12-22-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By samsmeg

my employer didnt really worry whether I had a...

my employer didnt really worry whether I had a car or not. It was more like: would you be punctual and are you able to get here safely and I said yes.

So as long as your not late and are...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By samsmeg

Fair enough then :), I don't live there so I have...

Fair enough then :), I don't live there so I have no idea apart from the maps,

Sam
Forum: Commuting
12-16-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By samsmeg

just had a look at google maps and put the route...

just had a look at google maps and put the route to avoid motorways/highways and its about 76 miles?? You sure its 65km? Just wondering, maybe the maps are wrong or something?

Sam
Forum: Commuting
12-16-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By samsmeg

Most cyclocross bicycles have centrepull...

Most cyclocross bicycles have centrepull cantilever brakes (they are separated both sides of the wheel and have a small cable that the main cable pulls on-...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By samsmeg

Dam it, you guys have it tough! But you must be...

Dam it, you guys have it tough! But you must be used to it I guess. I'm only in 35F weather in the UK with next to no wind but there was heavy fog this morning. But to counter that I had the pleasure...
12-15-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 99,042
Posted By samsmeg

I'm 18 and I was car-free until I started my 4...

I'm 18 and I was car-free until I started my 4 year engineering apprenticeship which is 26 miles away and my college is 45 miles away. There is no public transport that is cheap/reasonably fast e.g i...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-08, 04:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,693
Posted By samsmeg

I have 2 bicycles: 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy...

I have 2 bicycles:

1975 Dawes Super Galaxy tourer with mostly period parts for commuting

1994 Condor Squadra racing bike, resprayed from Mercian cycles in UK, looks sweet as, mainly for...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,493
Posted By samsmeg

+1 to the newspaper, works a treat I take...

+1 to the newspaper, works a treat

I take the insoles out aswell and wash them too (just rinse with warm water to get the crappy water out)

+1 to Joeybike aswell, I dont force dry them, the...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 961,442
Posted By samsmeg

Today was eventful especially the ride home. The...

Today was eventful especially the ride home. The ride in from my drive (hybrid car/cycle commute) was sketchy because of the black ice everywhere and I didn't exactly have the tyres to compete with...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By samsmeg

I'd already seen that ages ago at this site...

I'd already seen that ages ago at this site called notcot.org with loads of other interesting things (not bike related things) SHould of posted it then!
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By samsmeg

Dang, good point, but yeah still pretty crappy:p

Dang, good point, but yeah still pretty crappy:p
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 961,442
Posted By samsmeg

My hybrid car/bicycle commute wasn't too bad. It...

My hybrid car/bicycle commute wasn't too bad. It was rushed getting out of bed though and realised I had to get petrol which delayed me even further, but then the ride was awesome even though there...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 05:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By samsmeg

Also I dont get what the big hype about Prius'...

Also I dont get what the big hype about Prius' are? They're not beallandendof efficient car. What about the MINI Cooper 1.6 Diesel which a person at my work commutes in doing about 60 miles one way...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-08, 04:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By samsmeg

"The average car sold in 2020 will get 35...

"The average car sold in 2020 will get 35 mpg—it’s the law!"

Thats terrible! On my hybrid car/bicycle commute my petrol (gas) 1.2 16V Renault Clio can do 45mpg NOW! It can hold my bike in the back...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,515
Posted By samsmeg

+1 on fixing the old hybrid, well we say old but...

+1 on fixing the old hybrid, well we say old but its not that old is it? Come on its just a flat! And you'll know you have that spare bike when the road bike needs something doing to it.

I have a...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By samsmeg

One more thing, i've found you can bend those...

One more thing, i've found you can bend those plasticy mudguard back to shape roughly with careful use of a hairdryer. You can make the plastic soft enough to adjust. Just don't do it too much and...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By samsmeg

Also (as a reply to the OP i do get annoyed when...

Also (as a reply to the OP i do get annoyed when they're not centre!), is it me or are the non-permanent mug guards a nightmare to get set up properly so they don't rub or should i just get some full...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 961,442
Posted By samsmeg

First time I've posted in this thread! Today in...

First time I've posted in this thread! Today in the UK was a little wet (last night was torrential) and this morning I found it hard to get up so I decided for the first time I'd do the first 12...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,724
Posted By samsmeg

I have to post a picture of a fixed gear thats...

I have to post a picture of a fixed gear thats NOT mine but somebody's that I saw at work. Its a Condor frame with upgraded parts, I believe its a 'London' version of the frame with Campag cranks,...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,194
Posted By samsmeg

I started by giving myself several targets -...

I started by giving myself several targets

- 3 times in one week, very good
- 2 times a week, absolutely fine
- once a week, not that great because its not regular, i feel like im not used to it...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By samsmeg

man, i have the same problem, except i dont have...

man, i have the same problem, except i dont have to wake quite as early as that! Only 6.00am for me! I too think that the hardest part is getting from the bed to the bike not the car thats sitting on...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-08, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By samsmeg

Right, I do like the idea of a rigid bag, would...

Right, I do like the idea of a rigid bag, would make easier accessing things probably. It may just be I get the SRQ Tour or Slim. Thanks for everybody's help, I can always rely on writing on here and...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,395
Posted By samsmeg

bat22, nice setup!

bat22, nice setup!
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By samsmeg

Ok, I've got a list now from all your helpful...

Ok, I've got a list now from all your helpful replies of the suitable bags that would do the job:

Camper Longflap- bag rack needed
Super C saddlebag- bag rack needed
SQR tour- probably a bag...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By samsmeg

Thanks for the quick reply. The price of the SWR...

Thanks for the quick reply. The price of the SWR Slim is pretty good considering you get the quick release system with it as well. If you can get a laptop in yours then I'll definately be able to get...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By samsmeg

What Carradice Saddlebag?

I've got 2 bikes, ones a tourer and the other a steel racer. Basically I want the racer to be also possible to commute on because sometimes the 26 miles to work get a bit sameish on one bike!
...
10-15-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By samsmeg

i was wondering about building a hub dynamo wheel...

i was wondering about building a hub dynamo wheel and getting a decent front light like you guys have been talking about. I'm in the UK and SJS cycles are selling the Shimano DH3N70B but with no...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By samsmeg

+1 to what everyone else is saying--- I ride now...

+1 to what everyone else is saying--- I ride now 27 miles each way to my office 2-3 times a week and use a 1975 Dawes touring bike with 700c wheels and 28mm tyres. I use a Blackburn rack and Arkel...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By samsmeg

Thanks, I had some of those sesame seed...

Thanks,

I had some of those sesame seed snaps (coated in honey or something) along the way and they did help- I also had scrambled egg on toast for breakfast which helped too.

I'll try some of...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By samsmeg

My new commute...

Just rode in to my new job today which was 27 miles- quite a trek! Hopefully I'll have enough energy to get back! What do you guys eat during the day at an office job? Is there good foods that...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By samsmeg

Thanks for the info guys, I will let you know how...

Thanks for the info guys, I will let you know how I get on!
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By samsmeg

Long distance commute coming up

In the start of september I will hopefully be cycling a 54 mile round trip 2-3 times a week to my Apprenticeship which will be from 9-5. I've had experiance with my 18 mile RT school ride but what...
05-28-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By samsmeg

Your Trek 1000 looks a great bike for commuting....

Your Trek 1000 looks a great bike for commuting. I'm afraid there isn't much you can do without replacing the stem (handlebar post). If you want the bars to come away from you more but want to keep...
05-28-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By samsmeg

Thanks for the quick reply! I'm not really going...

Thanks for the quick reply! I'm not really going to be moving it around to be honest so that shouldn't be a problem. I might just go with it,

Thanks, sam
05-28-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By samsmeg

Park PCS-9 Work Stand, any good?

I've looking into getting a work stand for my two steel road bikes and am not looking to spend too much but the PCS-9 appealed to me quite a bit from all the others I've seen. How have other peoples...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 03:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,441
Posted By samsmeg

I know that but you gonna have to again 6-7 hours...

I know that but you gonna have to again 6-7 hours later? Have you ever done that and then do the same thing the next day and again and again?
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