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07-02-04, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Hants Commuter

3 yr old without training wheels

Our youngest (3yr 9mths) has just learnt to cycle without the aid of any stabilisers/training wheels. What was really amazing is that we didn't have to help him like the other 2 by holding on to the...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-04, 01:20 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

A bit breezy this morning. We had strong winds...

A bit breezy this morning. We had strong winds and heavy rain last night so there was a couple of large puddles to be avoided along with the fallen bits of trees. This is supposed to be Summer in the...
06-12-04, 02:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,031
Posted By Hants Commuter

Sorry for coming in late here but I recently took...

Sorry for coming in late here but I recently took a cub scout pack for a 17 mile ride. The youngest was 8 and the eldest 11. Not a single problem with any of them - even the youngest who was riding a...
Forum: Foo
06-11-04, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Hants Commuter

Ahh The best part of Edinburgh... The Glasgow...

Ahh The best part of Edinburgh... The Glasgow Train

Of course being a born Glaswegian doesn't make me biased in the slightest ;). Have a nice time in Edinburgh
06-11-04, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hants Commuter

Umm - I don't actually know. I went to look at it...

Umm - I don't actually know. I went to look at it in the LBS yesterday, the frame is polished alloy and has no markings on it. What it does have though is a headtube with an integrated headset. The...
06-08-04, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hants Commuter

Just a quick update, I took the broken frame to...

Just a quick update, I took the broken frame to the LBS in 2 weeks ago and got a call at the weekend to say the the new one has arrived, no hassle whatsoever.

Just getting the LBS to fit a new...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-04, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Beautiful ride in this morning mid teens...

Beautiful ride in this morning mid teens Centigrade at 7AM and clear skies. The training rides I'm doing for a Century charity ride are paying off on the commute. I'm averaging over 18mph for the 14...
05-20-04, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Hants Commuter

On square tapered BB If the crank was actually...

On square tapered BB If the crank was actually working itself loose enough to clunk, the crankarm will probably be damaged and will continually work itself loose even after being tightened. Don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-04, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

The rides have been great this week. The weather...

The rides have been great this week. The weather in the morning has been a sunny 10 degrees C with no wind. The afternoons have been a lovely 20ish.

Unfortunately as I've moved to the offices my...
05-18-04, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hants Commuter

I may not get this pleasure. I've just found my...

I may not get this pleasure. I've just found my original receipt and owners manual. It seems that Radford is just a re-badged Claud Butler/Falcon Bike (UK Manufacturer). Anyway they provide a...
05-18-04, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hants Commuter

I'll be saying my farewells to the frame this...

I'll be saying my farewells to the frame this week. (Sniff sniff, it was such a good friend :cry: ) I will then use the serviceable bits to build up a new bike.

On a serious note before I dump...
05-16-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hants Commuter

Cracks in the head tube

I've just been cleaning my bike and discovered 2 cracks in the Headtube. One crack is in the 2 o'clock position and the other is at 8 o'clock ie diametrically opposite each other. They are both about...
04-23-04, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Hants Commuter

I've been thinking about that. The speed bumps...

I've been thinking about that. The speed bumps are on a fairly steep hill so keeping the speed down can be a problem. The don't quite extend all the way across the road they leave a couple of inches...
04-23-04, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Hants Commuter

Common problem in runners couple of solutions ...

Common problem in runners couple of solutions

1) Put a plaster over the nipples

or

2) Smear some vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) over them
04-23-04, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Hants Commuter

Long term affect of speed bumps on Wheels

My daily commute will be changing shortly to a route that has a lot of speed bumps on one strech of a hill. I'm a bit worried that by no name wheels won't stand the stress of running over the bumps...
Forum: Foo
04-20-04, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Hants Commuter

Claire - Try posting your request on...

Claire - Try posting your request on www.cyclingplus.co.uk - It's the forum associated with a popular UK cycling magazine. You should get some reasonable answers there.
04-16-04, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Hants Commuter

Are you absoultely sure its the BB? A noise can...

Are you absoultely sure its the BB? A noise can be very difficult to trace. For example I had a similar problem but it was the saddle rails creaking when I pushed down hard on one side. It may also...
Forum: Foo
04-16-04, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Hants Commuter

Koffee - Its this one ...

Koffee - Its this one

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=49960


Thanks
Forum: Foo
04-16-04, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Hants Commuter

How do I delete my post/thread

Simple enough - I've started a thead which is a duplicate of another thread in a different forum. How do I delete my thread?
04-16-04, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By Hants Commuter

I can't remember what I have on my bike. I'll...

I can't remember what I have on my bike. I'll look when I go home this evening but the fact you have 2 eyelets would seem that one set are for mudgaurds and the other set for a pannier rack. I assume...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-04, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Weather was great for the ride home this evening,...

Weather was great for the ride home this evening, clear skies and a light breeze. sadly I just couldn't get into the rythm of things and opted for the short route home
Forum: Commuting
04-14-04, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Hants Commuter

Happens to me all the time. It was quite...

Happens to me all the time. It was quite depressing :( on the other hand it makes me determined to enjoy the days I do get back to cycle
Forum: Commuting
04-14-04, 03:54 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

This mornings ride was a little cooler with...

This mornings ride was a little cooler with patches of mist in places. Didn't stop me from extending my ride to enjoy the early morning sun and quiet roads.
Forum: Foo
03-20-04, 05:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Hants Commuter

Coca Cola forced to withdraw Dasani in the UK

Coca Cola have been forced to withdraw half a Million bottles of Dasani from UK shops as it was found to contain excessive amounts of Bromate, a potential cancer causing agent. In fact one...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-04, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Ride in was like yesterday through a still mist...

Ride in was like yesterday through a still mist all the way. front wheel started rubbing the brakes, when I stopped to check what was going on I noticed the front wheel was working itself loose ...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-04, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

A bit misty this morning but mild, mild enough...

A bit misty this morning but mild, mild enough not to wear the bib tights, just goes to show summer is on its way. The ride home was uneventful, though I have started extending the route by to gently...
03-17-04, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By Hants Commuter

Is the lock turning and its just the U-shape...

Is the lock turning and its just the U-shape won't come free? Or will the key itself not turn.

If I get a stiff padlock I normally scrap pencil lead (aka graphite) into locking mechanism which...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Much improved weather on the way home, bright,...

Much improved weather on the way home, bright, sunny and about 16 degrees C

To celebrate I decided to ride home the long way

What a difference 10 hours makes
Forum: Commuting
03-16-04, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Dull, Grey and Drizzle. Enough said I think

Dull, Grey and Drizzle. Enough said I think
03-16-04, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Hants Commuter

Sorry I should have said Its a MTB "Commuter...

Sorry I should have said Its a MTB "Commuter Scooter" (I do like that phrase :D ). Radford Xanthos to be precise.
03-15-04, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Hants Commuter

Which BB and Chainset?

I've just changed my chain (Shimano HG) and cassette (HG30 7 Speed) because I was beginning to get chain slip. Unfortunately this has made matters a lot worse. I was half expecting this as the...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-04, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Horrible and nasty drizzly rain coupled with a...

Horrible and nasty drizzly rain coupled with a head wind. To cap it all one of the main roads was closed. The other route had A lane restriction to take it down to 1 lane and a broken down car on the...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-04, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Not a promising start to the week. Got the...

Not a promising start to the week.

Got the MTB out of the garage for its first ride after I treated it to a new chain and cassette at the weekend. Got to the top of the road to find the chain...
Forum: Foo
03-14-04, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Hants Commuter

:roflmao: Thank you Father O'Haury

:roflmao:

Thank you Father O'Haury
Forum: Commuting
03-12-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Hope everything is OK, take it easy

Hope everything is OK, take it easy
Forum: Commuting
03-12-04, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Woke up to overcast skies and damp roads, at...

Woke up to overcast skies and damp roads, at least it wasn't raining.Still the ride in was much better than the ride home last night.

AdrianB - Hope you get better soon
Forum: Commuting
03-11-04, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Last couple of days have been quite nice. Been...

Last couple of days have been quite nice. Been able to maintain a good speed on the journey, however it was all change this evening on the way home. Wind had picked up which made things colder and...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-04, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

No wind to speak of and a couple of degrees C...

No wind to speak of and a couple of degrees C above freezing on the way into work this morning. Unfortunately I was late leaving work so it was a dark ride home in the evening.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,366
Posted By Hants Commuter

A) Software Engineer B) 14miles roundtrip ...

A) Software Engineer

B) 14miles roundtrip

C) Shower at work

D) Locked to a Bike Rack within a secure compound

E) Just over 5 years
Forum: Commuting
03-05-04, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Hants Commuter

Try for 5 days a week, but I've been away from...

Try for 5 days a week, but I've been away from home a lot recently. This is my first full week in 6 months

14 miles rt
Forum: Foo
03-02-04, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Hants Commuter

Forgive me for I have sinned...

It has been several months since my last visit Bike Forums

I confess to

Using one of those four wheeled contraptions for travelling to work
Having only ridden 150 miles this year - I should...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-03, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By Hants Commuter

I'm really lucky, I've got Roads all the way...

I'm really lucky, I've got

Roads all the way
Bike racks inside a secure area ( Complete with CCTV )
Lockers
Showers
and the ultimate luxury for a commuting cyclist - A drying room

Ok most...
06-13-03, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Hants Commuter

Headphones are bad news when running outdoors....

Headphones are bad news when running outdoors. They are a distraction, can lead you into a false sense of security and can mask the noise of approaching traffic/bicycles and other pedestrians.

A...
05-19-03, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Hants Commuter

I was in DFW back in Feb and I only saw 1 cyclist...

I was in DFW back in Feb and I only saw 1 cyclist in a week. I found it scary just driving there, I wouldn't even dream of cycling there. :eek:
05-08-03, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,891
Posted By Hants Commuter

I suspect you tires will be alright. I was on the...

I suspect you tires will be alright. I was on the Jungfrau train and saw a packet of crisps (chips) explode, but a tyre is much tougher

The tyres should also be OK in the aircraft as the hold is...
05-07-03, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Hants Commuter

Hey a new resistance training exercise, hauling...

Hey a new resistance training exercise, hauling joyriders behind a bike, get fit and provide a public service:D
05-06-03, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 308,000
Posted By Hants Commuter

Holding steady at 182lbs which is a bit...

Holding steady at 182lbs which is a bit depressing. Too many Chocolate Easter Eggs. :(
05-06-03, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,642
Posted By Hants Commuter

I've always used as a rough rule of thumb 40...

I've always used as a rough rule of thumb 40 cals/mile cycling and 160/mile running
05-06-03, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Hants Commuter

Have you thought about a pair of walking Gaiters...

Have you thought about a pair of walking Gaiters that come up to about knee height? Something like this perhaps
Forum: Commuting
05-03-03, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,978
Posted By Hants Commuter

Took an absolute pasting yesterday evening. Gale...

Took an absolute pasting yesterday evening. Gale force winds and horizontal rain made things very very difficult, nearly lost it a couple of times. Scariest commute I've ever made.
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