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02-02-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By earleybird

thanks Sheldon. If you can't do it I know it...

thanks Sheldon. If you can't do it I know it can't be done .
Shame . There are a lot of cheap Dura ace 9 speed STi levers around at the moment. I thought it might be a cheap way to upgrade to 10...
02-02-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By earleybird

convert 9spd STi to 10spd ?

is it possible to convert 9 speed Sti levers to 10 speed by changing rachet and other internal parts ? in other words if I had a 9spd Ultegra RH lever which I wanted to convert to 10 speed could I...
01-23-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By earleybird

if you posted a pic it would help. I would...

if you posted a pic it would help.
I would suggest you take it to a local bike shop. They will tell you what you have and either remove it for you or sell you the correct tool
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By earleybird

thanks guys that's an excellent info source. I...

thanks guys that's an excellent info source. I found another which was helpful too at http://www.highpath.co.uk/cycles/notes/06.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By earleybird

campag cassette specs needed

does anyone know where I can get the specs on a 10 speed campy cassette. I need a chart showing which sprockets you can mix from which cassetes ie 8-9-10speed and I need the thickness of the spacers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-07, 04:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By earleybird

bikes have been around for over 100 years .Do you...

bikes have been around for over 100 years .Do you think nobody has tried putting tools and tubes inside the seat post before ? the reason it is not done is because it is a completly impractical idea....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-07, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By earleybird

I thought the C02 cartridge went into the end of...

I thought the C02 cartridge went into the end of the drops ? mine do anyway.Better to design a tool that inserts into the handlebars so that they are immediatly accessable
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By earleybird

no problem at all. What do you think we all...

no problem at all.

What do you think we all used off road in the 50's and 60's before ATB was invented ???

We just used over sized wheels and knobbly tyres (callled knobblies) and usualy short...
Forum: Foo
10-27-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 822
Posted By earleybird

they can go months without eating if you are...

they can go months without eating if you are going to feed him you'll need a live fly or insect .The struggles are what make it go for its prey. Only good spider is a dead one
10-27-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,047
Posted By earleybird

well done mate an ambitous project. I have...

well done mate an ambitous project. I have thought about building an upright racing trike but I have fortunatly found a company that makes a conversion kit for converting your racing lightweight ....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By earleybird

yeah probably a strain but if you have altered...

yeah probably a strain but if you have altered anything on the bike recently it would pay to check your saddle height /angle, pedal/shoe alignment etc Maybe one of your legs are longer than the other...
Forum: Foo
10-25-07, 03:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,589
Posted By earleybird

yes ! is the answer. They have to screw with...

yes ! is the answer.
They have to screw with the exam results every year in the UK in order to get a high enough average pass mark to meet the Goverments targets.
All the exams are multiple...
10-23-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By earleybird

i see that I did use the word advice in the last...

i see that I did use the word advice in the last sentence but it should be clear enough from the main body of the thread that it is actually others personal experiences that I am interested in .
I...
10-23-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By earleybird

my LBS charges $40 excluding Vat tax and parts if...

my LBS charges $40 excluding Vat tax and parts if needed. that does not include removing the wheel and tyre and rim tape and putting it all back together again when you get the wheel back. if the OP...
10-23-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By earleybird

thanks for your response .yes I read this on the...

thanks for your response .yes I read this on the internet too and yes I discussed it with my doctor. We agreed to try half a tab this week but I am interested in peoples personal experiences in...
10-23-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By earleybird

I thought by posting in the over 50 I would...

I thought by posting in the over 50 I would recieve some intelligent answers.how wrong can you be ! Maybe I should ask in the Foo section they sound brighter there.
I am not asking you for a...
10-23-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By earleybird

anyone take thyroxine ?

several years ago I was diagnosed with mild Hypothyroidism The Dr gave me a prescription for thyroxine but the first time I took a tab I felt very ill indeed. I had palpatations and felt extremly...
10-23-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By earleybird

truing a wheel is a bit of an aquired art.You...

truing a wheel is a bit of an aquired art.You could make it much worse by diy (ask me how I know this ) ! I would chuck it and buy another wheel . It would probably cost about the same as getting a...
10-22-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,688
Posted By earleybird

don't be a mug guys ... this is just a fishing...

don't be a mug guys ... this is just a fishing exercise for sales and marketing purposes. The questions are nothing to do with what you wear .
Forum: Foo
10-19-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,735
Posted By earleybird

why do drivers speed up when you cross the...

why do drivers speed up when you cross the street ? I have drivers aim for me and accelerate occasionally like they want to see me run. One guy in a jeep bumped my leg with his bull bars .
I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By earleybird

If you want to increase your speed in a pack make...

If you want to increase your speed in a pack make sure that you are sheltered from the wind in the slipstream of other riders see `drafting' etc and also work hard on your body position on the bike....
Forum: Foo
10-19-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,410
Posted By earleybird

Tony randall ???......

Tony randall ???......
10-18-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,126
Posted By earleybird

crashed, broke frame...cried....;)

crashed, broke frame...cried....;)
10-18-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,333
Posted By earleybird

Its to determine the position of the longitude in...

Its to determine the position of the longitude in a fog :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,099
Posted By earleybird

Back on topic ... has anyone seen this kind of...

Back on topic ... has anyone seen this kind of failure
titanium failure (http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12538098&highlight=titanium)

This is clearly a design flaw. The...
10-17-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By earleybird

I would have thought that cardio vascular...

I would have thought that cardio vascular workouts would be better for losing weight than lifting weights ? I would recommend spinning, rowing, and circuit training if going to a gym. Problem with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,517
Posted By earleybird

ah hell just buy it anyway . you know its going...

ah hell just buy it anyway . you know its going to do you good right!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By earleybird

I think a lot of what determines our preferences...

I think a lot of what determines our preferences is our first experience. I started on steel and I expect I'll finish on it. I love the look of carbon but I'm too heavy for it. Aluminium is very...
Forum: Foo
10-16-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,410
Posted By earleybird

this brought a lump to my throat . Funny thing I...

this brought a lump to my throat . Funny thing I am nearing the end of my life yet never married or had children although it is all I ever really wanted. Plenty of chances ..all blown. I'll never...
Forum: Triathlon
10-15-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By earleybird

ahem unless you are racing in the UK lol:eek:

ahem unless you are racing in the UK lol:eek:
Forum: Foo
10-15-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,221
Posted By earleybird

you just answered your own question. You know the...

you just answered your own question. You know the answer . You need to put yourself in a situation where you can talk to girls without any pressure on developing a relationship. Let a relationship...
Forum: Foo
10-15-07, 03:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,221
Posted By earleybird

I think Thompson has hit the nail on the head...

I think Thompson has hit the nail on the head here. Your fear and conviction of rejection has made you hurt and angry and the result is a reluctance to open up to any possible relationships. The...
10-14-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By earleybird

easiest way is to take it to a local engineering...

easiest way is to take it to a local engineering shop and ask them to mill /ream it out. Easy job and they'll probably do it for nothing as it breaks the ****tiny of their usual work. less likelihood...
10-14-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By earleybird

Not advisable but I used a 27.0campy post in a...

Not advisable but I used a 27.0campy post in a 27.2 ID seat tube for many years without mishap. I wrapped some paint masking tape around the base of the seat post out of sight and it held withoud...
10-14-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By earleybird

you might also consider the strength of a carbon...

you might also consider the strength of a carbon fork versus steel. I have no fear whatsoever bombing downhill at 50+mph on my 653 steel fork but I wouldn't have the same confidence on the Bianchi...
10-14-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By earleybird

you could use a 38t chainring and a 25t sprocket...

you could use a 38t chainring and a 25t sprocket there only about 1/2" difference or 38t & 26t would give you another inch. Few roadies realise a 38T is available and fits a standard chainset...
10-14-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By earleybird

sounds like the freehub bearings are worn or the...

sounds like the freehub bearings are worn or the axle is bent. Upend the bike and spin the cranks and check what happens to the cassette when the wheel spins. I expect you'll find it wobbles
10-14-07, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By earleybird

how about a tricycle !

how about a tricycle !
Forum: Triathlon
10-13-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By earleybird

you're welcome.!

you're welcome.!
Forum: Triathlon
10-13-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By earleybird

the swim could be your undoing if its not your...

the swim could be your undoing if its not your best area. You need to conserve energy for the disciple where you can make up some serious time in the other two disciplines especially in a sprint....
Forum: Foo
10-12-07, 02:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 763
Posted By earleybird

take a notepad and write down every job you need...

take a notepad and write down every job you need to do. Evey letter you need to write. Every bill or debt you need to pay, write down evry person you need to apologise to and make up with including...
Forum: Foo
10-12-07, 02:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,893
Posted By earleybird

Most married men don't look at other women quite...

Most married men don't look at other women quite the same way as single guys do. women just can't stand to be ignored. I am 55 bald and fat and every new office I go to the women fall all over me...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-07, 02:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,514
Posted By earleybird

I'd carry some mace and let him have some back....

I'd carry some mace and let him have some back. Spitting is a real disgusting thing to do.
Now I can see why so many women spin rather than cycle non the roads. Its safer.
If you are going to hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,733
Posted By earleybird

they ain't hills lol there just gentle...

they ain't hills lol there just gentle slopes...come and try some hills here in the UK .They always catch out the Pro's when they come here on tour . I do love your scenery though.
I think the...
Forum: Foo
10-11-07, 06:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,656
Posted By earleybird

NO NO NO! surely not in this day and age....

NO NO NO! surely not in this day and age. Mutilation of animals is now illegal in the UK thank goodness. Years back we searched for ages to find a Doby that had not had her tail docked.
Forum: Foo
10-11-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,656
Posted By earleybird

:D:D:D:D

:D:D:D:D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,660
Posted By earleybird

thats a very interesting observation and one I...

thats a very interesting observation and one I don't remember seeing written anywhere else. Just about every animal on the planet puts on weight for the winter . Why should we suppose that we have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By earleybird

He's not going racing operator nor is he...

He's not going racing operator nor is he presumably going on 120 mile daily rides He's relatively new to road cycling and presumably riding for pleasure so he doesn't need to experience the `fully...
Forum: Foo
10-11-07, 04:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,656
Posted By earleybird

Dawg.... Mutt.... Hey get off of there!....Get...

Dawg.... Mutt.... Hey get off of there!....Get down !....

seriously I would wait until you know him a little better and his character will probably suggest the perfect name for you. We named our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By earleybird

the critical thing is setting up your shoe clip...

the critical thing is setting up your shoe clip position correctly. If you get it just a little bit out of alighment your knees and ankleswill hurt like hell after even a short ride.
I suggest you...
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