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06-25-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

That certainly looks like a lot of miles, but...

That certainly looks like a lot of miles, but also exciting to think what shape it would leave you in!
Since I have upped my cycling these last few weeks it's amazing see the diffeence in how I...
06-25-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By mrkano

Yeah a mix of map my ride and a garmin will do it...

Yeah a mix of map my ride and a garmin will do it nicely I think.
06-25-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

MAN TALK. You mean just good hard earned miles in...

MAN TALK. You mean just good hard earned miles in the saddle? On all terrain?
06-25-15, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By mrkano

I have cycled from Calais to Brussels before, and...

I have cycled from Calais to Brussels before, and been to Paris a good few times, but my only experience of cycling was as mentioned.

Howcome?
06-24-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

I'm not riding with any of these things no, but...

I'm not riding with any of these things no, but going to read up on them. I don't want to get teched out, cause I've read so many stories of technology failing and the rider becoming dependent on...
06-24-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

That's some deep science right there. I am going...

That's some deep science right there. I am going to try waft away some of the jargon.
06-24-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

Interesting, this is the kind of information I...

Interesting, this is the kind of information I was after. I shall research into these shortly.
06-24-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By mrkano

Good method/practice for navigation...

Could I possibly ask how people manage on long distance rides with navigation?
Do most swear by a Garmin or other similar device?
I am planning some long distance rides through France soon and...
06-24-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By mrkano

Thanks, I have signed up to that now and was what...

Thanks, I have signed up to that now and was what I was looking for.

I see you can use devices such as garmin and tomtom, how does this work with say Strava on Iphone?
06-24-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By mrkano

Detailed map software for cycling planning...

Hi had a search but nothign come up.

I am looking for map software simialr to google maps and viamichelin.

Where you can search specific roads, such as D roads only in France (because clicking...
06-24-15, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By mrkano

Adequate training for a particular ride in mind...

Fairly experienced cyclist here, cycle daily as general commute and also 1 main ride a week (50 to 60 miles). Gym 2 to 3 times a week and diet is spot on.

I am preparing to cycle through France...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-15, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By mrkano

No trolling here mate. I come asking for advice...

No trolling here mate. I come asking for advice and I have it. Some very valid points made and I have walked away better from it. So please relax with the troll thing.

Thanks for the advice, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By mrkano

The probem with electric is its range, 40 miles...

The probem with electric is its range, 40 miles on a full charge? I'd be looking to do 150 miles day.

Or does anyone know of an electric bike that can run on AA battery? :) (and last for 150...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By mrkano

Mounted Engine on bike?

Just a quick one, after reading the tinterweb it appears there is mixed reviews on mounting an engine on your bike.
Something like a 49cc engine.

I want to cycle around Europes quiet roads... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,609
Posted By mrkano

Just read this: '' Step 3: Please the...

Just read this:

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Step 3: Please the Knees
Cyclists young and old must protect their knees from cold. Young cyclists with still-developing joints are especially vulnerable to knee injury...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,609
Posted By mrkano

Damn Ronda that's a mean looking outfit you got...

Damn Ronda that's a mean looking outfit you got going on, look like a ninja or something.

Thanks for links on info.

I think a face scarf is the biggest thing I could go, hate chapped lips.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,609
Posted By mrkano

I see where this is going. Going to get...

I see where this is going.

Going to get fleece and goretex on... just a suggestion on the bottoms as I don't have any fancy windproof pants, and thought jogger/jersey would hold sweat (if i did...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,609
Posted By mrkano

haaha love it!!

haaha love it!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,609
Posted By mrkano

Suggestions on clothing for 2 degrees ride?

Hi, I can't make mind up on layers of clothing for a pre dawn ride tomorrow morning.

Currently in the north of UK and we have snow with ice and temps going to be around 2 degrees at 7am.

I will...
09-24-14, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,517
Posted By mrkano

103km Ride Left Me Questioning My Nutrition Choices...

I was out riding last week, was thinking of only doing 35km but ended up going the long way at 103km.

I just want to talk about nutrition and choice of energy.

I seemed to cope OK with the...
06-01-14, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By mrkano

Bike frame - Paint touch up..

Hi..

Been checking out 'HOW TO' vids online about touching up paint, never done it before and I don't want to 'practice' on my bike i plan to sell on..

I am in the UK..

Does anyone know any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By mrkano

Road Cycling / Low Impact

I heard people say road cycling or cycling in general is 'low impact' in regards to your body, what is meant by this?

Does this mean it won't damage your body as much as say running, or it won't...
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By mrkano

Just seen now after enlarging the picture!!!! ...

Just seen now after enlarging the picture!!!!

Nitto tsubasa..

So anyone know any info on them?

Anyone know any other similar experimental bars?
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By mrkano

What are these NITTO bars called??

377783

Perhaps some of the finest bars ever made, my guess is late 70s early 80s???

Anyone know about them, where they track/team release, ever put into production, and how much would such...
05-01-14, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By mrkano

So electrolytes are the only essential? What...

So electrolytes are the only essential? What about energy gels? Because you don't necessarily get energy from electrolyte products do you?
04-30-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By mrkano

Long Distance nutrition. Electrolytes, Energy, Snacks and more.

(I did do a search on here for electrolytes and there is sufficient posts, so after reading them I would like to start a new thread)

I ant to start taking nutrition and supplements a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By mrkano

Damn... Ha.. Yeah good advice here. I...

Damn... Ha..

Yeah good advice here.

I might try fit 1 45 min run in in the week as well as possibly some basic free weight/kettlebell work out at home maybe..

Those kettlebell workouts are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By mrkano

(Positive) Long Term effects on the body from long road rides.

Myself and a friend had a 75 mile ride around the Yorkshire Dales in England yesterday, great ride with varied roads and amazing scenery. Some serious elevation, killer climbs and fast drops.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 23,080
Posted By mrkano

Yeah good point

Yeah good point
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 23,080
Posted By mrkano

Sums it up.

Sums it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 23,080
Posted By mrkano

I am not so bothered what people might think, as...

I am not so bothered what people might think, as I know when I am riding it's enjoyable and I have my own reasons that I am fulfilling. It's just an observation I have made and one that I can see...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 23,080
Posted By mrkano

Why is road cycling so political and middle class?

Not to sure where to post this subject but here seems like the right place.

I am 29 now, and have been riding bikes since I was 9. Kids mountain bikes you get as a first bike to get around the...
04-26-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Just got it over n done with... Bought...

Just got it over n done with...

Bought brake cleaner, 7 a can, more than I thought... it seemed to take away some of the polish or shine, but gutted about that, but its been clear coated now...
04-26-14, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Guess people use primer and paint for a reason...

Guess people use primer and paint for a reason ey.

Well I am going to try use the rubbing alcohol as best as i can and clear coat it. If it does oxidize or form rust guess that's just the way it...
04-25-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Actually not wanting a 'gloss' as such, just...

Actually not wanting a 'gloss' as such, just going to let the polished steel shine (hopefully if i get the coating right)



No sprayer no, though would like to try one... Just going to use a can...
04-25-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

anyone know any UK alternatives to Dupont...

anyone know any UK alternatives to Dupont Prep-Sol??
04-25-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

So the main thing I can gather is it is about...

So the main thing I can gather is it is about preparation. Leaving your metal as clean as possible.

Possible to clearcoat bare metal? - XS650 Forum...
04-25-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Just found this.. Some interesting reading.....

Just found this..

Some interesting reading..

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/207873-steel-clear-coat.html
04-25-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Can't win here can we? Guess it's trial an...

Can't win here can we?

Guess it's trial an error... Though I don't have too many old bikes and too much time to be trialing with...

Might do some research on Master G to see if there are some...
04-25-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Will rubbing alcohol do?

Will rubbing alcohol do?
04-25-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Quick question on polishing... Can you apply...

Quick question on polishing...

Can you apply too much TCUT metal polish?? Or any metal polish for that matter??

As in does there come a time when you should just concentrate on buffing??
...
04-25-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

remember a sales rep come in to the shop with a...

remember a sales rep come in to the shop with a polished "Steelman" bare frame (1980's). He said that it was covered in Hairspray. It looked pretty good

The irony on here is horrendous :)
...
04-25-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

yeah it is a bare metal frame, sanded upto p2000...

yeah it is a bare metal frame, sanded upto p2000 paper, then t cut metal polish to polsih it up...

so what is the next move? will accetone and wax remover not spoil the polish??
04-25-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,724
Posted By mrkano

Lacquering/clear coat frame n forks after metal polish,,,,

Have searched master G (Google) with no avail...

So, just got a lovely shine on my steel frame with some T CUT metal Polish..

Heading out to buy Lacquer now...

Obviously I don;t want to sand...
04-25-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By mrkano

yeah it is, just seen that $17 for one, i will...

yeah it is, just seen that $17 for one, i will keep looking on ebay....

Just was hoping to find a seller who sold original for under 10... I wanted to spend as little as possible on this build...
04-25-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By mrkano

Older Raleigh All steel Bycicle pump....

Currently restoring a 1964 Raleigh All Steel Bicycle...

Looking for a nice plain metal hand pump to fit the downtube pump lugs...

Anyone know where I can look to get one, nothing on ebay, I am...
04-24-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By mrkano

Copper plate / bronzing various parts.. ??

Please see pic attached..

I am just wondering about the copper parts on the bike, like cups and bolts, how can I achieve this??

I am guessing dipping will be expensive, any paints out there??...
01-08-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By mrkano

Out of interest, what specifically am I looking...

Out of interest, what specifically am I looking for..

'DYNAMO LIGHTING VINTAGE BIKES' . . . . .??

Just so i know..
01-08-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By mrkano

Hi Max Turbo your first link they are too clean,...

Hi Max Turbo your first link they are too clean, 2nd link yeah thats more like it, and 3rd link yeah they are ncie too.... It's not essential right now lighting anyway, just thought id put something...
01-08-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By mrkano

to be honest, the ones i am after probably be...

to be honest, the ones i am after probably be better custom made..

I want some for my 1953 Raleigh All Steel Bicycle.

Though would want raw steel look reallly (like the pics)

They are on a...
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