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Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By !on

all you can do in that situation, get a cab or...

all you can do in that situation, get a cab or bus, or backpack a change of clothes & towel in plastic bags & just go for it. wear something yellow / flouro. you're gonna get drenched so start...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 03:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,380
Posted By !on

yeah. but easy to get complacent. many drivers...

yeah. but easy to get complacent. many drivers still talking on mobiles, or just not great drivers. also it's the roads. i get some roads with cycle lanes, except all they did was paint a line near...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 03:40 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 111,739
Posted By !on

i just stumbled, this site / topic came up. i...

i just stumbled, this site / topic came up. i LOL'd when i read it.

For Fook Sake - it is not appropriate to wheel your bike / wheelbarrow / horse / motorcycle in a shop no matter how big that...
05-10-08, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,870
Posted By !on

yea, unless you wanna go into competition then...

yea, unless you wanna go into competition then it's easy, just go for your own personal enjoyment, go find some scenery, it don't have to be a race, so take your time.

imo getting out into the...
04-26-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By !on

riding down stairs & jumps is not much different...

riding down stairs & jumps is not much different to downhill courses in france. doesn't matter how many times either it only takes one poorly executed jump & your bike or part can be f**ked. look at...
04-26-08, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By !on

get one of them [sufficient] LED lights that...

get one of them [sufficient] LED lights that feature a belt clip ~ post bracket clip (universal). just clip on.

my topeak saddlebag has this tab on the back which fits this belt clip light (i...
04-26-08, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By !on

long overdue XTR / XT simple, precise, &...

long overdue XTR / XT simple, precise, & competitively priced revo shift. something like the old gripshift with replaceable covers. i can't bear the current crop of sram twisters that look like...
04-26-08, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By !on

yeah! i got narrow heels but with a broad toe...

yeah! i got narrow heels but with a broad toe spread. a bit naughty in frosty mornings with 3 pairs of socks on! must be some proper racing shoes that aren't like soccer shoes!
04-26-08, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By !on

naah, that's a good price for a decent bike, but...

naah, that's a good price for a decent bike, but you'll be buying lot's of wheels, trust. think you should spend heaps on locks too. concrete + hoards of envious students = ouch

would be a waste...
04-24-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By !on

indeed, but careful with that speed! always keep...

indeed, but careful with that speed! always keep brakes in good working order, so you can scrub small amounts off for control. it's more like mental testing where you have to take in more info at...
04-24-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By !on

aaah man, you should be well happy round swansea....

aaah man, you should be well happy round swansea. the gower has plenty of trails especially in the central part between reynoldstown oxwich & south of the airport. not a huge area like central wales...
04-24-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By !on

i can see why couriers like slicks in cities 'cos...

i can see why couriers like slicks in cities 'cos of the comfort & agility of a MTB frame bombing through traffic. i however decided long ago to avoid them for these reasons:

i'm tired of having...
04-24-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By !on

merlin cycles & chainreaction cycles. merlin for...

merlin cycles & chainreaction cycles. merlin for best groupset deals & handbuilt wheels. chainreaction for everything, really (big online stockist), they even have all those tiny parts you need at...
04-05-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 175,423
Posted By !on

it's all fine before you have a crash. that's the...

it's all fine before you have a crash. that's the sad fact. it often takes a spill before someone will wear one. the irony is that off road biking can be fairly dangerous most of the time, but when...
04-05-08, 02:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,569
Posted By !on

similar thing here. learned all about over-endos...

similar thing here. learned all about over-endos when i was a kid. somehow i remembered, one lunch hour returning to work across heath land this car windscreen wiper gets in my wheel / forks....
04-05-08, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By !on

certain amount of truth in that. wouldn't park a...

certain amount of truth in that. wouldn't park a decent bike in london, EVAR!! no amount of locks matter, 'cos people just undo components.

in college or schools if folk see a QR seat post /...
04-05-08, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By !on

what are the tyres like? if they have a...

what are the tyres like? if they have a continuous unbroken centre strip, change 'em for something knobly.
04-05-08, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,222
Posted By !on

yeah a bit different but but still, all about...

yeah a bit different but but still, all about getting out there. good tyres alone transformed the thing & my point is i it was plenty good enough for hills & trails in that condition. at that time...
04-04-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By !on

am i right in thinking though, that like in other...

am i right in thinking though, that like in other countries there are (& always will be) existing trails marked on maps that are meant for people / off road vehicles / horses - therefor MTB? it's...
04-04-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By !on

hahahaha*, the pro downhill bike of yester-year...

hahahaha*, the pro downhill bike of yester-year is now the bike that some chav nicked out of your shed, sold it for a tenner to some bloke down the pub, was stolen again, painted mat black, & ended...
04-04-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,507
Posted By !on

yes very tempting & i was too impatient so now...

yes very tempting & i was too impatient so now 717 set + LX disc - slap it on there!

don't be too proud to go lower down from XTR! when you look at brakes & mechs, it's just pulling some cable ...
04-04-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By !on

3" between you & toptube (standover)

3" between you & toptube (standover)
04-04-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By !on

remaining XT units in good LBS? should go for...

remaining XT units in good LBS? should go for silly prices now
04-04-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,222
Posted By !on

had a trek 820 rigid in '93. gave it the...

had a trek 820 rigid in '93. gave it the panaracer smoke & dart tyres.

i really wouldn't lash too much new gear on it other than the bare essentials (erm... tyres), but that's up to you. mine...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By !on

chafing? thought it was to do with racing...

chafing? thought it was to do with racing saddles, they're shaped that way for maneuverability (weight shifting - getting in & out of the saddle) AND comfort PROVIDED you wear these cycle shorts? the...
04-01-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By !on

truth be told there's only two types of cyclists:...

truth be told there's only two types of cyclists: the enthusiasts & the non-enthusiasts. i wouldn't expect to greet / be greeted by the chav-hoodie-youth of today on their BMX's. there's some weird...
04-01-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By !on

shimano say: put chain on largest cog & largest...

shimano say: put chain on largest cog & largest chainring, pull chain tight, then add two links. remove the unwanted part of the chain.

for bigger cogs you need a medium or long cage rear mech
04-01-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By !on

sound like it does indeed need the spacer(s). ...

sound like it does indeed need the spacer(s).

don't know much about this setup except my chainset/bb wanted two spacers on the drive side & one 'other (68mm shell) - the extra spacer is there to...
04-01-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By !on

yeah rings are confusing, with the HG/ IG...

yeah rings are confusing, with the HG/ IG thing... sounds like you got the 8sp compatibles(now IG i think) when you should have got the HG9sp type. personally i just found it cheaper to buy whole LX...
04-01-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By !on

are shimano reading this? lol, rubber stops in...

are shimano reading this? lol, rubber stops in XTR mechs soon... actually not a bad idea, providing they stand up to oils / solvents
04-01-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,383
Posted By !on

^^^ what you said you can have steering...

^^^ what you said

you can have steering dampers but tank slapping is a motorbike curse. don't mess with the headset when it's properly adjusted that could really hurt, just change the fork / stem...
04-01-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By !on

why not chop up the rest of it & ride the thing...

why not chop up the rest of it & ride the thing as a unicycle?
04-01-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,561
Posted By !on

yeah good price (about 25 squid..) cutting alone...

yeah good price (about 25 squid..) cutting alone is best done properly, i take it this includes headset bearings & star nut fitting also? i do this myself, but for piece of mind...
04-01-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By !on

http://www.rceuk.co.uk/advice/index.html a...

http://www.rceuk.co.uk/advice/index.html

a simple overview.

get the best you can afford, but remember technology gets handed down from XTR, most racers will use XT or XTR if they can afford it,...
04-01-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By !on

hehehe... i remember my first clipless. instantly...

hehehe... i remember my first clipless. instantly i was born into the world of bunny hopping (but never was a bmx bandit). first few attempts were good, leaping around like a spring lamb. until i...
04-01-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By !on

sounds like bad luck as you sound like you know...

sounds like bad luck as you sound like you know you're at, but for others reading, hows the indexing, any crunching sounds going across the block? is the front mech too low, ie: rubbing on the middle...
03-31-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By !on

also depends on what part of mtb'ing you're at....

also depends on what part of mtb'ing you're at. if you trash bikes or race them then you ought save for whole bikes. if it's just leisure xc then your frames probably worthy of upgrades for years to...
03-30-08, 02:31 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,507
Posted By !on

i just ditched the V's for discs after 10 years....

i just ditched the V's for discs after 10 years. can't believe i took so long. it's when you take brakes away from rims you realise how wrong they were. linkage v-brakes were a pain to clean.
03-30-08, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,894
Posted By !on

they were a fair introduction to suspension...

they were a fair introduction to suspension forks, & kinda paved the way for more interest in better technology, as you could pull the insides out quickly, swap elastomer stacks maybe for more...
03-24-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By !on

that don't actually look too bad on your bike....

that don't actually look too bad on your bike. goes well with the dark understated looks.

the thing that always worried me about brooks (& i considered them myself years ago), is the sides of...
03-24-08, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By !on

if it's the old style of stem you need some...

if it's the old style of stem you need some headset spanners that fit the headset on your bike, & the allen key that fits in the top of the stem. the stem bolt tightens the wedge in the steerer tube...
03-23-08, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By !on

good tip about the torch body. my crown race is...

good tip about the torch body. my crown race is the split type though (used with cart bearings)
03-23-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By !on

whole drivetrain yep, neglect it like that...

whole drivetrain

yep, neglect it like that it's probably best replacing the chain & anything that has teeth!! maybe also your cables & cable outers i guess. take the derailleurs off too & inspect...
03-23-08, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By !on

you could look for old stock frames are good...

you could look for old stock

frames are good from upto a decade ago (unused, ex-demo...), ie: most were made with longer travel fork & disc brakes in mind. a good frame is meant to outlast...
03-21-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By !on

thing is customer service varies a great deal...

thing is customer service varies a great deal even at the same shop over the years. i used the same shop for ages even though it wasn't my local but got great service so i'd return. i'm ok at...
03-21-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By !on

who sir me sir? lol! confused, i wasn't the...

who sir me sir? lol!

confused, i wasn't the one asking for "taint massage",

or whatever that's supposed to mean. i'm still trying to figure it out, as i always thought (with the exception of...
03-21-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By !on

no, it's very good, good for cleaning that is,...

no, it's very good, good for cleaning that is, acts as water displacer, or spray on tubes to help shed mud. it's too thin for oiling it's a penetrating oil really, which means nuts & bolts may come...
03-20-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By !on

i clean the drivetrain with wd40 (light oil). it...

i clean the drivetrain with wd40 (light oil). it loosens up grime then lubes it. but needs drying off a bit before applying proper stuff. much prefer the waxy parafin based stuff as it helps clean...
03-20-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By !on

yep take bits off yer bike & weigh them in your...

yep take bits off yer bike & weigh them in your hands. if something feels heavy, like cranks, cassette, bb, then no doubt some engineer is thinking the same. LX kit weighs much less than XTR did 10...
03-20-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By !on

i believe i have the answer - i do recall seeing...

i believe i have the answer - i do recall seeing some suspension seatpost years ago that had a linkage design. perhaps one could incorporate some sort of motorized cam inside & hey presto! taint...
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