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02-20-10, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Cadfael

It may not be your issue, but I have just solved...

It may not be your issue, but I have just solved the same problem by fitting new jockey wheels in my RD. I had done everything else, checked chain wear, sprocket ware, pawl bearings in the rear...
11-16-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By Cadfael

My apologies there sirrah! I did not realise I...

My apologies there sirrah! I did not realise I was taking on a youngster! I say what.... he can take race my wife instead, just to keep things fair... she likes to wait and burn up fast bikes as...
11-15-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By Cadfael

There was one thing that did put a smile on my...

There was one thing that did put a smile on my face... and at the same time peeved the heck out of me. I was cycling a green belt lane and overtook a plodder on a total wreck of a bike......
11-15-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By Cadfael

Phagh! Come on.... I will race you... you.... ...

Phagh! Come on.... I will race you... you.... LOOOOOSER! :roflmao2:
11-15-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By Cadfael

That is what I thought they were for! :roflmao2: ...

That is what I thought they were for! :roflmao2: I have them on my bike...

http://www.ecadfael.fu8.com/dl_bike/P3121502.JPG
11-12-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By Cadfael

Oh it makes me feel really great! I very often...

Oh it makes me feel really great! I very often just wait at the side of the road for a $1,200 to come past... then I just burn them away!
...
11-12-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By Cadfael

+1 It has happened to me.

+1 It has happened to me.
11-09-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,941
Posted By Cadfael

Can I ask... is it the fact he has converted any...

Can I ask... is it the fact he has converted any bike to a fixie that causes such pain?

Or it there something about the frame and manufacturer that is the problem?

It is an honest question. I...
11-08-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 42,654
Posted By Cadfael

Well, it is official... I have fallen in lust...

Well, it is official... I have fallen in lust with a bike, and I cannot believe I am about to post that fact. :love:
11-08-09, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Cadfael

Hehehe... I wish I had said that! But it is true....

Hehehe... I wish I had said that! But it is true.

I have SMP Smart Guard on my MTB (the ones with the blue gel), and I was told they would be a bu@@er to fit... but I had no problems at all, the...
Forum: Foo
11-08-09, 01:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By Cadfael

Your sorrow is mine.

Your sorrow is mine.
Forum: Foo
11-08-09, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Cadfael

Scavenger Hunt...

I want to see a chicken on a bike?

Either taken by yourself, scavenged from the Internet, photograph or art... but it mst be a chicken on a bike.

Once you have posted one... ask for what you...
Forum: Foo
11-04-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cadfael

Same here. I juts rinse it out during the day,...

Same here. I juts rinse it out during the day, but during washing up after dinner I take it apart.
11-04-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cadfael

It was an issue for me to begin with when I used...

It was an issue for me to begin with when I used brifters, but now I don't worry to much about the gear I am in, if I find myself free spinning I just drop down...and move up when it gets hard. I...
11-04-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,639
Posted By Cadfael

I have the SMP's on my mountain bike, some story...

I have the SMP's on my mountain bike, some story here... no flats in three years. They are heavy, but once you are rolling with them it is pretty easy to keep up the speed (maybe due to the inertia...
11-04-09, 01:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,639
Posted By Cadfael

Why not just put the punctured tire under the...

Why not just put the punctured tire under the seat stay where the replacement was... and then fix it later?
Forum: Foo
11-01-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,875
Posted By Cadfael

If we just said take 'the 1'... we would not know...

If we just said take 'the 1'... we would not know if it was the M1 or the A1. :lol:
Forum: Foo
10-31-09, 12:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,875
Posted By Cadfael

LOL! I did ask for that! Okay... the UK...

LOL! I did ask for that!

Okay... the UK version is 'realised'... and I did actually know that. I had an attack of brain fade there, guilty as charged.

However, we are now told in the UK that...
Forum: Foo
10-31-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,875
Posted By Cadfael

I was once totally flamed out by an American lady...

I was once totally flamed out by an American lady on a forum for my spelling. I had used the word 'colour' and 'realized' in a previous post. I do mean flamed out, she me made out to be some...
10-30-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,987
Posted By Cadfael

It is just the same as the recommendation to wear...

It is just the same as the recommendation to wear white clothing when walking along a dark road... it is picked up by car headlights.

As regard WW2 cycling...
...
10-30-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,075
Posted By Cadfael

A nice looking bike... and I am sure it will only...

A nice looking bike... and I am sure it will only get nicer as you fix it up.

Oh... and congratulations re: the January babe!
10-28-09, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By Cadfael

Merxck is spelled wrong on the frame? EDIT:...

Merxck is spelled wrong on the frame?

EDIT: Scrub that, I see that is is spelled correctly now, it is me that had it wrong!
10-25-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By Cadfael

Now that I have read that... I wonder why it...

Now that I have read that... I wonder why it never occurred to me before, it make perfect common sense. But I always pull the nozzle of quickly to stop escaping from the presta valve...

... good...
Forum: Foo
10-24-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,103
Posted By Cadfael

Whoever he is, he is one lucky lucky man... you...

Whoever he is, he is one lucky lucky man... you my dear are stunningly lovely.

Congratulations to both of you.
Forum: Foo
10-24-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By Cadfael

http://www.ecadfael.fu8.com/file021.jpg

http://www.ecadfael.fu8.com/file021.jpg
10-24-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Cadfael

Brooks Bags 1...

Brooks Bags 1 (http://www.brookssaddles.com/en/Shop_CategoryPage.aspx?cat=bags+-+cycle+bags+%26+accoutrements)
Brooks Bags 2...
10-24-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Cadfael

So let me see if I have the terminology right......

So let me see if I have the terminology right... any lever that has the cable routing running beneath the bar tape is an AERO lever?

I don't mean to hi-jack the thread, but I never knew this. I...
10-23-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 19,726
Posted By Cadfael

One thing is clear... Raleigh USA is NOT Raleigh...

One thing is clear... Raleigh USA is NOT Raleigh UK!

They don't have this bike listed on their UK Website, in fact they have nothing remotely as good as the bikes on the US site. They do have...
10-20-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cadfael

Oh my god... talk about bike porn. I need to...

Oh my god... talk about bike porn.

I need to go shower now. Thanks for sharing.
10-18-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Cadfael

The thing is, with lower end cable disc brakes......

The thing is, with lower end cable disc brakes... the fixed pad should be set so that it is just touching the rotor... you should hear a slight scraping noise as you turn the wheel. The adjustable...
10-18-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Cadfael

When you say slight noise.... do you mean under...

When you say slight noise.... do you mean under braking, or when you are not breaking and underway?

It matters with a cheap bike.
10-17-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Cadfael

ditto!

ditto!
10-11-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Cadfael

I have been thinking about this... If you...

I have been thinking about this...

If you had the same braking power on the rims as you do on a disc closer to the hub... then you may have issues, yes? If someone invented a rim brake that was...
10-11-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,215
Posted By Cadfael

Even if you need to replace your cranks... it...

Even if you need to replace your cranks... it should be mentioned that you don't necessarily need to replace your chainrings, you may be able attach your existing rings to the new crank 'spider' by...
10-11-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,451
Posted By Cadfael

My bike was left to me with computer fitted, but...

My bike was left to me with computer fitted, but no magnet. I took the bike to my LBS to be checked over (it had stood idle for ten years) before I rode it and he pulled a magnet out of a box of...
10-11-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Cadfael

I am pretty sure any bike fitted with disc brakes...

I am pretty sure any bike fitted with disc brakes will have spokes that are designed to handle the load, as well as the forks. Okay, who knows what the score is with cheap low end bikes. My MTB has...
10-10-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Cadfael

That look pretty much like the one on my bike......

That look pretty much like the one on my bike... which has Veloce kit fitted, it does have the double ring just before the tapered section. The top clamp on mine is different however.

EDIT: a...
10-08-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,553
Posted By Cadfael

I use a chain bath to clean my chain, and also...

I use a chain bath to clean my chain, and also use the rinsed out chain bath to rinse the degreaser out with water, holding the hose to the outfeed of the bath to flush out the chain bath. I make...
09-30-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Cadfael

I recently bought an old Raleigh Winner to use in...

I recently bought an old Raleigh Winner to use in winter, the seat post was stuck fast. It had not been removed or adjusted for 20 years at least according to the original owner. I could not get it...
09-30-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Cadfael

Ack... give over you jokers! :p :roflmao2: ...

Ack... give over you jokers! :p

:roflmao2:

It worked.. and I tossed away the clip, I work in a office I can get thousands of the things... wanna buy some? :D
09-29-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Cadfael

I have taken these out with a straightened paper...

I have taken these out with a straightened paper clip in the past, if you can feel the shard from the inner tire you can then trace its entry point on the tread side usually... shoving the paper clip...
Forum: Foo
09-26-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 236,913
Posted By Cadfael

Some amazing photographs here, I am almost too...

Some amazing photographs here, I am almost too over-awed to post my snapshots... but here goes...

http://files.myopera.com/DennizM/albums/885712/tn_P1010027.jpg
Looking down into the Newlands...
Forum: Foo
09-25-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 1,570,665
Posted By Cadfael

The Jag MkII... brillaint! My dad had one Brit...

The Jag MkII... brillaint! My dad had one Brit Racing Green, and I have a 1:18 die cast sitting on my desk right now.. also in BRG. Next to that is one of these...
...
09-17-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Cadfael

My bike was built and fitted out by Dave Lloyd......

My bike was built and fitted out by Dave Lloyd... this is how he did mine...

http://www.ecadfael.fu8.com/dl_bike/P3121522.JPG

... I am not saying it is the only way, nor the best way, but I...
09-15-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,510
Posted By Cadfael

Granted... I fully agree. I just use a chain...

Granted... I fully agree. I just use a chain bath for my chain, give it about 30 turns, rinse of the degreaser, dry and apply the lube. It may not be as hard core as some like, but it does work for...
09-15-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Cadfael

You know... I have searched all over the place...

You know... I have searched all over the place for a stem with a longer length! Obviously I was looking in the wrong place, I hope they are available in the UK, if not I will have to import one.
...
09-14-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,510
Posted By Cadfael

Would this also not depend on how often you clean...

Would this also not depend on how often you clean the chain?

If you are in the habit of cleaning your chain every week (I do) then 3in1 Oil should be okay... yes? The dirt it does pick up is...
09-14-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Cadfael

Am I going to ruin my Dave Lloyd?

Technically this is a mechanical question, but seeing that I have a classic and vintage bike I will ask it here.

Here is my bike...

http://www.ecadfael.fu8.com/dl_bike/P3121508.JPG

It was...
08-31-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Cadfael

If you look in the dark blue title bar on the...

If you look in the dark blue title bar on the page with the list of threads for this section, you will see the words 'Forum Tools', with a downward arrow by the side. Click on that and then select...
08-31-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Cadfael

Technically.... yes it could. :)

Technically.... yes it could. :)
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