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02-27-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,386
Posted By GuyWood

Assuming they're they're not seized and you have...

Assuming they're they're not seized and you have no plans to re-use them, a large flathead screwdriver is an easy way to bash out headset races. You can fit the new one with a length of threaded rod...
04-24-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By GuyWood

Are you sure it's not you that's squeaking?

Are you sure it's not you that's squeaking?
04-21-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By GuyWood

A good tip I worked out, and have heard elsewhere...

A good tip I worked out, and have heard elsewhere since, when setting up a 5800 front mech is to set the position and limit screws and then trap a 6mm allen key through the mech and tighten down the...
04-21-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By GuyWood

Belgian lube company Morgan Blue do a wet weather...

Belgian lube company Morgan Blue do a wet weather lube called 'Synlube' which is VERY thick and long lasting. If you put a drip on a cleaned roller, it takes about 5 minutes to capillary action it's...
04-18-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,665
Posted By GuyWood

I had Conti 4 Seasons on my winter bike and...

I had Conti 4 Seasons on my winter bike and always liked them although I had a few punctures. I replaced them with the new Michelin Power Endurance and was blown away. I've had less punctures and the...
04-18-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By GuyWood

My winter bike runs full 11 speed 5800 105 with...

My winter bike runs full 11 speed 5800 105 with 10 speed 5700 105 cranks with no issues at all. Will be the same the other way around, I'm sure.
04-11-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,347
Posted By GuyWood

If you want hassle-free fit and forget, you sound...

If you want hassle-free fit and forget, you sound like a perfect candidate for a Garmin Edge 20. I bought one after my Edge 200 died and absolutely love it.
04-07-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,073
Posted By GuyWood

Anything MIG, rather that TIG, welded is a...

Anything MIG, rather that TIG, welded is a department store BSO.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-17, 05:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By GuyWood

Ask the marketing guys at most road bike tyre...

Ask the marketing guys at most road bike tyre companies and they'll admit that any tread pattern on a road bike tyre is basically to reassure purchasers uncomfortable with the idea of slicks. A...
04-07-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,067
Posted By GuyWood

You can get this using eco friendly wet lubes eg...

You can get this using eco friendly wet lubes eg Muc-Off wet lube. They're based on vegetable oil and resinify over time. I suffered this on a bike I hadn't ridden for a few months. I had to scrape...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,992
Posted By GuyWood

I recently changed the tyres on my winter bike...

I recently changed the tyres on my winter bike from Conti 4 Seasons to Michelin Power Endurance and I'm VERY impressed, they have much lower rolling resistance.
03-24-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By GuyWood

Whilst supping on a pint of warm, frothy beer I...

Whilst supping on a pint of warm, frothy beer I presume :lol:?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,031
Posted By GuyWood

Everybody's metabolism is different. Personally,...

Everybody's metabolism is different. Personally, I start to feel like I'm running out of energy at the 35 miles (or 2 hour) mark so I only take food out if I know I'm going to be exceeding that.
03-20-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By GuyWood

...and please remember forum etiquette: It didn't...

...and please remember forum etiquette: It didn't explode, it ass-ploded.
03-17-17, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,762
Posted By GuyWood

You could be right, I've had that happen before....

You could be right, I've had that happen before. Something you order gets delivered to your home before you've even ordered it and you have to remember to order it to avoid tearing an embarrassing...
03-02-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By GuyWood

SRAM PC-971's are only about a tenner now in the...

SRAM PC-971's are only about a tenner now in the UK, use them on all my 9 speed bikes.
03-01-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,448
Posted By GuyWood

In cold weather, never dress so that you feel...

In cold weather, never dress so that you feel fully warm when you leave the house. Dress so that you feel slightly chilly. You'll soon warm up to a normal temperature as you ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By GuyWood

I installed a set of these the other day and this...

I installed a set of these the other day and this bit foxed me too for a few minutes. You need to make sure the inner lever is pulled multiple times (as if to shift into the hardest gear / smallest...
02-10-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,108
Posted By GuyWood

Funnily enough, I fitted a set last night with...

Funnily enough, I fitted a set last night with the new round plastic bits and it took me ages to workout that they're just end caps. You fit all the metal work first until the fender's mounted and...
02-10-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,311
Posted By GuyWood

I'll never own a Specialized bike since I read...

I'll never own a Specialized bike since I read about them trying to make that bike cafe in Canada stop using the word Roubaix in their name. Yeah? Ok, I own the word 'butter'.
02-09-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By GuyWood

I wouldn't give the matter a second thought....

I wouldn't give the matter a second thought. Grease 'em and fit 'em.
02-08-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By GuyWood

I keep mine in the house and came up with quite a...

I keep mine in the house and came up with quite a cool solution. I buy 56lb or 25kg weights from eBay and lock my bikes to them with Sold Secure Gold rated chain locks. If someone wants to leg off...
02-02-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By GuyWood

Congrat's. I've got the same wheels on my summer...

Congrat's. I've got the same wheels on my summer bike (Giant Defy Advanced 2) and they're fantastic.
02-01-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,518
Posted By GuyWood

I'd avoid the Muc Off wet lube. It's vegetable...

I'd avoid the Muc Off wet lube. It's vegetable based and resinifies on your chain rings and jockey wheels after a few months and needs to be hacked and scraped off. I'm 44 and have just discovered...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By GuyWood

I've got Hunt wheels on both my bikes (the 4...

I've got Hunt wheels on both my bikes (the 4 Season disc on my carbon summer bike and the cheaper winter rim brake model on my winter bike), they're fantastic. Light, stiff and comfortable. They're...
12-30-16, 01:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,834
Posted By GuyWood

I suffered from this for quite a while when I...

I suffered from this for quite a while when I started riding drop barred bikes about 4 years ago. I think it's caused by having too much weight on your hands. Part of it is posture, when you're new...
12-29-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By GuyWood

That's a pretty cool old bike. I'd toss the...

That's a pretty cool old bike. I'd toss the chainset in the recycling and try and find a replacement on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,402
Posted By GuyWood

I've got press fit on my carbon summer bike and...

I've got press fit on my carbon summer bike and one thing I do know is any further n+1's in my life are going to have threaded bottom brackets!
Forum: Commuting
12-28-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,774
Posted By GuyWood

I won't ride, day or night, without my See.Sense...

I won't ride, day or night, without my See.Sense Icon on the back. 190 lumens set to one LED solid and the other one pulsing. Far too many idiots on the road to risk running without it.
12-23-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By GuyWood

Take a look at this thread...

Take a look at this thread (http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/how-to-adjust-a-shimano-shadow-plus-clutch-rear-derailleur-36461/), shows you how they work and how to adjust them.
12-22-16, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By GuyWood

Do a search on those part numbers, there's a bike...

Do a search on those part numbers, there's a bike shop in Germany that's brilliant for obscure parts like that but I can't think of the name off the top of my head. I'm in the UK and used them...
12-22-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By GuyWood

Be very wary as well converting sizes between...

Be very wary as well converting sizes between vintage road bikes and modern ones. I take a 57cm in modern bikes so purchased a 1984 road bike in size 22 1/2" last year. It's a great bike but it's...
12-20-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By GuyWood

Why isn't there a 'like' button on this forum?

Why isn't there a 'like' button on this forum?
12-12-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,430
Posted By GuyWood

I've always been pretty pleased with Conti tyres...

I've always been pretty pleased with Conti tyres (I have the Grand Prix GT on my summer bike and the 4 Seasons on my winter bike) but I decided to replace the 4 Seasons with Michelin 'Endurance' (the...
12-10-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By GuyWood

I've just restored a 1984 Claud Butler and it had...

I've just restored a 1984 Claud Butler and it had a rear mudguard held on by a clip around the chainstay bridge. The whole area was covered with serious looking rust. When I removed the damaged paint...
12-06-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By GuyWood

Had to sign up again after an absence of about 12...

Had to sign up again after an absence of about 12 plus years to say don't replace them with Tektro pads, they're appalling :eek:! Cartridge type pads have a metal shell that permanently bolts to the...
03-16-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,293
Posted By GuyWood

Well done, that must have been extremely...

Well done, that must have been extremely satisfying. In the UK we have a government website where you can register photo's and serial numbers of our possessions which the police can use to check...
01-19-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,541
Posted By GuyWood

Have to agree with the hardtail MTB, especially...

Have to agree with the hardtail MTB, especially if fitted with touring style tyres. Basically, my main bike:

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12-23-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,813
Posted By GuyWood

I got back on my mountain bike at the beginning...

I got back on my mountain bike at the beginning of June this year and have managed 68 rides totalling 1254 miles, mainly road, and I've loved nearly every minute of it :). Hoping to stick to 200 a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By GuyWood

Strangely, I got my first dog chase a couple of...

Strangely, I got my first dog chase a couple of days ago. I was cycling along a local canal and cycled past an elderly couple with a west highland terrier. A few yards after I passed, I realised it...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By GuyWood

Wow, that's a real rule #5...

Wow, that's a real rule #5 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/) :lol:.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By GuyWood

Great story Tigat, it's heart warming to hear...

Great story Tigat, it's heart warming to hear that one of the big 'faceless corporations' have that attitude. Hope you're digging the bike :).
11-12-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By GuyWood

I don't have a competitive bone in my body and...

I don't have a competitive bone in my body and have an Edge 200 so I use Map my Ride MVP, it's perfect for what I need :).
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By GuyWood

I'm not remotely interested in buying one but...

I'm not remotely interested in buying one but it's still a damned ingenious bit of kit...
Forum: Foo
11-10-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By GuyWood

For anyone who hasn't tried stinking bishop...

For anyone who hasn't tried stinking bishop cheese - seriously, don't bother. It tastes as bad as it smells, sort of like a tramps rotting socks :cry:.
11-10-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,654
Posted By GuyWood

Awesome stuff, glad you showed a few of the...

Awesome stuff, glad you showed a few of the younger folks how to do it! What flavour was your energy gel, it looks dark green :lol: ?!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By GuyWood

I completely agree with Oldhead (I even ride...

I completely agree with Oldhead (I even ride 1.75" tyres!). I started back in June probably averaging 8-10 mph over 6-8 miles, 900 miles later I'm doing 30+ mile rides at 15-16 mph. Like everyone...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,155
Posted By GuyWood

Worldpax, can we have this one? "Rule #...

Worldpax, can we have this one?


"Rule # (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#16)16

Respect the jersey.
Championship and race leader jerseys must only be worn if you’ve won the championship...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,155
Posted By GuyWood

I love rule #9...

I love rule #9 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) as well. I've been out riding several times recently in proper torrential rain and got back in with shoes full of...
Forum: Foo
11-09-13, 02:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,448
Posted By GuyWood

I try to avoid the Ebola virus as much as...

I try to avoid the Ebola virus as much as possible.
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