Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: kylecycler
Showing results 1 to 50 of 57
Search took 0.02 seconds.
08-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By kylecycler

There are herons* (the creature on the original...

There are herons* (the creature on the original Raleigh badge) and squirrels (red, native - the grey is an invasive species - so that badge is definitely authentic!) in the UK, where Raleighs were...
04-26-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,385
Posted By kylecycler

I truly believe that there's more sense in that...

I truly believe that there's more sense in that comment than we'll ever know (or not)... ;)
04-25-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,193
Posted By kylecycler

A nice photo of Tom Ritchey fillet brazing: ...

A nice photo of Tom Ritchey fillet brazing:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x921/p1000291_ec820410b36c8393ba34e1c1bef6778cc5fea708.jpg
04-25-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,193
Posted By kylecycler

My favourite Mark DiNucci flourishes were the...

My favourite Mark DiNucci flourishes were the chainstay bridge and front derailleur tab he created for the 40th Anniversary Specialized Allez (I know it's a bit sad to get off on chainstay bridges...
04-15-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By kylecycler

Spa Cycles in the UK stock an 11-32 Shimano...

Spa Cycles in the UK stock an 11-32 Shimano 7-speed cassette (in fact they're out of stock of the 11-28) - found it last week when I was considering how to build up a 1977 Carlton Ten frameset. No...
04-13-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,024
Posted By kylecycler

Tamiya modelers masking tape is available in 3mm,...

Tamiya modelers masking tape is available in 3mm, 2mm and 1mm widths - the narrower it is, the tighter it bends. Car/motorcycle painters' masking tape is usually 5mm, which I think is the blue tape...
04-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,767
Posted By kylecycler

(Drafted this before I saw mstateglfr's well put...

(Drafted this before I saw mstateglfr's well put post, but anyway...)

Annemiek van Vleuten, who Chloe Dygert beat in that final, isn't really a track cyclist - she was only there because she was...
04-09-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By kylecycler

17mm internal rim width is fairly narrow for 42mm...

17mm internal rim width is fairly narrow for 42mm tyres. As an example, WTB advise 24mm internal rim width for their 48mm Horizon tyres, although traditionally ~50mm MTB tyres have been run on ~19mm...
04-09-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By kylecycler

Also looks like next to no fork offset (I know...

Also looks like next to no fork offset (I know straight forks otherwise have offset but that one looks straight in line with the headtube). I guess that means seriously high trail, lots of wheel...
04-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By kylecycler

I should have edited the photo, shouldn't I?!...

I should have edited the photo, shouldn't I?! :lol: Glad it didn't put you off!

https://i.postimg.cc/MpPSLYT1/81u-QOew-tr-L-AC-SL1500-Small.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Actually, now that I...
04-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By kylecycler

The balls of your feet aren't quite the same as...

The balls of your feet aren't quite the same as your sit bones but I guess they're not far off the same size and shape and closer than heel pads, so would these metatarsal pads be worth a try? They...
04-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By kylecycler

This guy - liukang1985...

This guy - liukang1985 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/liukang1985?_trksid=p2047675.l2559) - do you think? Similar name, ebay uk, could be another alias, or not, in which case it wouldn't be fair to tar...
04-02-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,610
Posted By kylecycler

Yeah, well, I should clarify - now that I think...

Yeah, well, I should clarify - now that I think about it, 'LBS' is really only a forum abbreviation and not used in reality, right enough - I'd never refer to a bike shop as an LBS and neither would...
04-02-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,610
Posted By kylecycler

AFAIK most Americans call a saddle a seat,...

AFAIK most Americans call a saddle a seat, whereas in the UK it's invariably a saddle (we'll find out when they wake up!). ;)

There's also 'pavement' - in the UK the pavement is what Americans...
03-23-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By kylecycler

Don't fret about hierarchy - Shimano derailleurs...

Don't fret about hierarchy - Shimano derailleurs work more or less equally well. The only real difference is that the higher-end components weigh less, although that might not mean they last longer,...
03-23-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By kylecycler

Sorry if this sounds contrary but I'd go with the...

Sorry if this sounds contrary but I'd go with the black rims but with the tanwall tires. Red goes well with black, as do tanwalls.

Classic racing Ferraris had gold wheels and you can't get gold...
03-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By kylecycler

The Crossfire 1 just has a perfectly regular...

The Crossfire 1 just has a perfectly regular Suntour triple square taper crankset, so no tricks there - no odd threading.

Apologies if I'm insulting the OP's experience or abilities, but have you...
01-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,796
Posted By kylecycler

This is the tool you would need: ...

This is the tool you would need:

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33015924999.html

Mine arrived surprisingly quickly to the UK (ordered on Ebay UK), a couple years ago, but with Covid and since...
07-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By kylecycler

A trick I picked up elsewhere seems to work for...

A trick I picked up elsewhere seems to work for me. I only have mechanical discs, so the pads can be easily enough adjusted for clearance, but that's still a faff, and if you do it this way, the pads...
07-06-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By kylecycler

Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner, I've been...

Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner, I've been awful busy.

I'd ordered up a bag of M5 bolts before I posted the tread but as expected they turned out to be too big, M4 being too small.

I...
07-04-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By kylecycler

Many thanks for the replies, knew I could rely on...

Many thanks for the replies, knew I could rely on you folks, this was the right place to ask the question and I'm sure I'll find the answer.

Over here it's 3 a.m. so I'm off to get some shut-eye...
07-04-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By kylecycler

Pivot bolts for Blackburn bar end mirror

I've been using Blackburn bar end mirrors (https://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-Multi-Mirror-Bike/dp/B000BNZ0NI) for a while and they work exceptionally well - a well engineered piece of kit. Provided...
06-06-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By kylecycler

It's a BSA Parabike, as detailed in the first of...

It's a BSA Parabike, as detailed in the first of the links posted by Vintage_Cyclist above:...
05-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,249
Posted By kylecycler

I think Bianchigirll and palincss are both right,...

I think Bianchigirll and palincss are both right, in their own way, about what Bianchigirll calls the 'faux mixte', with the single dropped top tube and twin stays - it was a direct evolution of the...
05-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,249
Posted By kylecycler

Not Japan, but I read somewhere that the vast...

Not Japan, but I read somewhere that the vast majority of bicycles in Vietnam are mixtes, Of course, from the mid-19th century until just after World War II, Vietnam was French Indochina so that...
04-28-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,748
Posted By kylecycler

I don't honestly know where it's from, quite...

I don't honestly know where it's from, quite possibly National Geographic, but I just downloaded it some years ago, can't remember where, and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

I'm probably...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,762
Posted By kylecycler

Riding. The. Bike.

Riding. The. Bike.
04-28-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,748
Posted By kylecycler

Tell me this isn't cool... ...

Tell me this isn't cool...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/395x316/tour_8c39c10f84fa5467217d3b7c5668d21d5fd8c9cb.jpg

I mean, where were you (or where was I) then?!?!?!
03-29-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,968
Posted By kylecycler

You could say that about the Daily Mail most of...

You could say that about the Daily Mail most of the time.

Maybe car drivers should try calling themselves human, or at least remind themselves that we all are - some get dehumanized when they get...
03-29-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By kylecycler

So your spokes would be galvanized steel, you...

So your spokes would be galvanized steel, you polished them with steel wool then used this?

Dry Coat Rust Preventative...
03-29-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By kylecycler

*cough* Apparently I never stood up until I was...

*cough* Apparently I never stood up until I was eighteen months old - I mean, why risk falling down when you can crawl - and I'm fairly sure I was on training wheels ('stabilizers', we call them over...
03-29-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,814
Posted By kylecycler

Ok will do. Might take a wee while to evaluate...

Ok will do. Might take a wee while to evaluate it, of course.

Crow Cycles used to be the US distributor for Gyes but seems to be gone - they even offered them on ebay.co.uk but unfortunately the...
03-28-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,814
Posted By kylecycler

They'll be Gyes saddles branded as Lekker. Velo...

They'll be Gyes saddles branded as Lekker. Velo Orange's leather saddles are also Gyes, as are Spa Cycles' saddles in the UK. Also Cardiff, Origin8, MHL, etc. - there are various. They don't seem to...
06-06-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 33,018
Posted By kylecycler

Here's an interview with Grant Petersen by...

Here's an interview with Grant Petersen by Sheldon Brown at Interbike from 2005 (you get to hear what dear old Sheldon sounded like):

http://sheldonbrown.com/podcasts/grantpetersen.mp3

Grant...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,789
Posted By kylecycler

It's a shame in a way that Ora's individual...

It's a shame in a way that Ora's individual framebuilders (or even the company itself) don't get recognition, but I suppose that's the deal.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,789
Posted By kylecycler

I live in the UK, 160 miles northwest of...

I live in the UK, 160 miles northwest of Gosforth, but I have no more of a clue than you! Still, I did a bit of digging and from the 'About' page on Gosforth's website, the frames are built by Ora...
03-02-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,697
Posted By kylecycler

Arnie rode on the wrong side of the road in...

Arnie rode on the wrong side of the road in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and nearly lost all his teeth - check out the front quick release... :eek:

Arnold Schwarzenegger cycles the wrong way in...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,297
Posted By kylecycler

According to "The Geometry of Bike Handling" from...

According to "The Geometry of Bike Handling" from the Cycling Tips website, describing the principles of the Australian framebuilder Darren Baum...

The Geometry of Bike Handling | CyclingTips...
05-23-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,534
Posted By kylecycler

That's extremely helpful, Andy, and covers every...

That's extremely helpful, Andy, and covers every option, thanks. I actually have two Raleigh Pioneers, an older one with an 18-23 frame and a newer one with a Reynolds 501 butted frame, which is the...
05-22-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,534
Posted By kylecycler

I'm refurbishing an old Raleigh Pioneer which has...

I'm refurbishing an old Raleigh Pioneer which has cantis with a D/93 link wire at the front and A/73 at the rear. They're corroded so I'll replace them (I'll replace all the cables anyway). I wasn't...
05-07-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,251
Posted By kylecycler

Tom - Jobst actually got his job at Porsche...

Tom - Jobst actually got his job at Porsche because of his command of the German and the English languages - he'd bought a Porsche 356, found the English translation of the owner's manaul lacking,...
04-28-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,684
Posted By kylecycler

There's a long-running thread (12 pages so far)...

There's a long-running thread (12 pages so far) on the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Forum over here in the UK about Vittoria Voyager/Randonneur Hyper tyres. Apparently, the Voyager Hypers have 120TPI...
04-26-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,756
Posted By kylecycler

I was looking for that postal delivery bike for a...

I was looking for that postal delivery bike for a while myself - I'd seen photos of it being used by Deutsche Post. Here it is in all its glory:
...
04-24-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By kylecycler

They're made by Jen Green, Yan - Revolution Cycle...

They're made by Jen Green, Yan - Revolution Cycle Jewelry (http://www.headbadges.com/about-me.html) - same as Kopsis posted above. For davey67, they're at the end of this blog post:

True North...
04-19-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,868
Posted By kylecycler

I suspect the dog's owner didn't particularly...

I suspect the dog's owner didn't particularly care - I mean, I'm sure it wasn't like - *wags finger* - "No walkies for you today..." :lol:

Seriously, it was a scunner (Scots word) for the OP that...
04-18-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,868
Posted By kylecycler

445894 Coulda bin worse - even a lion...

445894

Coulda bin worse - even a lion couldn't do this to a steel frame... :eek: Bad dog! :o
Forum: Framebuilders
04-16-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,210
Posted By kylecycler

Shand Cycles in Livingston, Scotland, built a...

Shand Cycles in Livingston, Scotland, built a Keirin track bike last summer in collaboration with Sir Chris Hoy and Evans Cycles' designer James Olsen (Evans market the Hoy bike range) - it's a...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,816
Posted By kylecycler

Dave Kirk takes you through the whole process on...

Dave Kirk takes you through the whole process on the Framebuilders' Collective site, in four parts:

The Framebuilders' Collective | Kirk Fillet Brazing...
02-26-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,282
Posted By kylecycler

Sheldon has a useful guide to refinishing,...

Sheldon has a useful guide to refinishing, written by John Allen, including this about preparation before blasting:

"Thread old bottom-bracket cups partway into the bottom bracket and wrap them in...
02-26-15, 05:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,127
Posted By kylecycler

We can only go by our own experience, and I...

We can only go by our own experience, and I honestly don't get this. The first bike I bought when I went back to cycling five years ago was a sort of 'high-end BSO' out of the Argos catalogue in the...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 57
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.