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04-22-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By cambiker71

I remember these well, there should be a small...

I remember these well, there should be a small bit of plastic in the shape of an X that sits inside the shrader end, they used to often fall out rendering it mostly useless really. But the good news...
04-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By cambiker71

A simple thought, where is the clamps open...

A simple thought, where is the clamps open section in relation to the frame? The open or bolt side of the clamp should be on the same side as the slot cut into the seat tube to allow it to close up....
03-21-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,980
Posted By cambiker71

Hopefully this fits here, also converted to...

Hopefully this fits here, also converted to single speed, it's a bit heavy but I love riding it...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,450
Posted By cambiker71

Only a couple of spare 2032s for the blinky...

Only a couple of spare 2032s for the blinky lights, otherwise it's where my tool kit and tubes all fit :D
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,450
Posted By cambiker71

Built up from a frame I was given, turns out it's...

Built up from a frame I was given, turns out it's quite nice to ride too!
12-14-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By cambiker71

30 years in the motor trade and pretty much...

30 years in the motor trade and pretty much everyone here in the UK calls these a stone guard, stops stones getting caught in the brakes you see. Until now, I've never heard them called a splash...
12-13-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,775
Posted By cambiker71

I have a pair of these, they're surprisingly...

I have a pair of these, they're surprisingly bright, the whole strap glows (orange in my case) I wrap one around each ankle :D
...
12-06-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,228
Posted By cambiker71

As easy as riding a bicycle... ...

As easy as riding a bicycle...

https://www.wikihow.com/Mount-a-Bicycle
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By cambiker71

Sort of similar but look a bit neater, i've done...

Sort of similar but look a bit neater, i've done around 1000 miles on them last year with no problems at all though :D
I've had those mtb ones before now too, they were fairly short lived! But they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By cambiker71

Replaced mine with the shimano sl-ao50 ones...

Replaced mine with the shimano sl-ao50 ones rather than the mtb ones, they're easy to set up and cheap too, although I didn't have much trouble with the other ones.
Have you checked the cables?...
10-18-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,524
Posted By cambiker71

Agreed, I use 1.5 Schwalbe city jets on the blue...

Agreed, I use 1.5 Schwalbe city jets on the blue one and 1.3 continentals on the green one, love these conversions :D
08-04-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By cambiker71

They're pretty much all set up like that over...

They're pretty much all set up like that over here in the uk, whatever type of bike too! front brake is on the right, same as motorcycles :D
Forum: Commuting
07-28-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By cambiker71

I started with a cheap mountain bike, my advice...

I started with a cheap mountain bike, my advice is to pick one on condition to start with.
Check the brakes work and check tyres are pumped up regularly, carry a spare tube and a tyre repair kit...
07-28-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,980
Posted By cambiker71

I have the red one which I use far more than I...

I have the red one which I use far more than I thought I would, built the blue one for my daughter last year too!
07-12-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,035
Posted By cambiker71

Have you tried a hacksaw blade to split it? I...

Have you tried a hacksaw blade to split it?
I did this recently on a MTB frame, took a little while but worked well eventually, just need a blade handle and clamp the frame carefully to hold it...
07-11-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,524
Posted By cambiker71

Based on a 90s alloy frame, my mountain road bike...

Based on a 90s alloy frame, my mountain road bike (waiting for the rest of them to turn up at work!) sorry it's the wrong way round :D
07-10-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,328
Posted By cambiker71

Some fantastic workshops here, mine is a little...

Some fantastic workshops here, mine is a little cosier than most, I do have a parts store shed for larger items and completed projects though :D
06-14-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By cambiker71

Searching eBay it seems 37mm seatpost clamps are...

Searching eBay it seems 37mm seatpost clamps are available commonly, but mostly they're quite garish ones from Hong Kong unfortunately :(
Forum: Commuting
06-14-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By cambiker71

I use Schwalbe Land Cruisers on my hybrid...

I use Schwalbe Land Cruisers on my hybrid commuter. I know you didn't want knobblies but these ride well on corners wet or dry, are fast in a straight line due to the smooth center band and have a...
06-12-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,708
Posted By cambiker71

Search "Bait bike splits in half" :D :D...

Search "Bait bike splits in half" :D :D :D
06-03-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By cambiker71

regarding shifters, I used the Shimano SL-A050...

regarding shifters, I used the Shimano SL-A050 set on my conversion, they sit nicely beside the stem :D
06-03-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,482
Posted By cambiker71

I must be lucky then, took my partner to see the...

I must be lucky then, took my partner to see the "Tour of Cambridgeshire" yesterday and when we got home she asked to try my ancient road bike and has now let me order everything to build up an old...
05-22-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,448
Posted By cambiker71

My dry weather commuter...

My dry weather commuter...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,862
Posted By cambiker71

My 1985 ish Townsend singlespeed mountain bike,...

My 1985 ish Townsend singlespeed mountain bike, currently my favourite ride to work..
Forum: Commuting
05-03-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By cambiker71

When I first started commuting over a similar...

When I first started commuting over a similar distance I alternated days by riding home leaving the car at work then rode back to work in the morning, then drove home and back and so on until i felt...
05-02-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,524
Posted By cambiker71

My 1990 Emmelle Panther, the bike I use the most...

My 1990 Emmelle Panther, the bike I use the most out of all of them...
05-01-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,870
Posted By cambiker71

Not as old or as nice as most of the others here,...

Not as old or as nice as most of the others here, but i love this old thing, it rides well, fits me well and I've used it a lot more than any of my other bikes by far, should really have posted it in...
04-27-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,422
Posted By cambiker71

My first single speed built from an ancient...

My first single speed built from an ancient mountain bike...

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03-28-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By cambiker71

No worries, glad to help :D

No worries, glad to help :D
03-27-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By cambiker71

I carry a spare tube and a tiny repair kit, all...

I carry a spare tube and a tiny repair kit, all the puncture repair kits here in the uk (all the ones i've bought anyway!) include a small cube of chalk, a few different sized patches and a small...
03-27-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By cambiker71

Draw a large cross on it with chalk, then rub the...

Draw a large cross on it with chalk, then rub the bit you need for the patch to roughen it up and add glue, what's left of the cross will point to the hole :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By cambiker71

Short and sweet answer, your symptoms are exactly...

Short and sweet answer, your symptoms are exactly what I suffered before christmas, I'm now on a prescribed brown "preventer inhaler" two puffs in the morning and two at night and the problem is...
03-01-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,166
Posted By cambiker71

Yup, and travels around Peterborough regularly...

Yup, and travels around Peterborough regularly too :D
03-01-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,166
Posted By cambiker71

Love my old Dawes... ...

Love my old Dawes...
https://s5.postimg.org/m83g1otdj/DSC_3173.jpg
02-19-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,680
Posted By cambiker71

A very deserted cycle track on a cold morning...

A very deserted cycle track on a cold morning last week....
https://s5.postimg.org/jmr6096d3/reflex_downtown.jpg
01-24-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,309
Posted By cambiker71

Yes, I love riding, getting fit/less fat is just...

Yes, I love riding, getting fit/less fat is just an added bonus!
01-23-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By cambiker71

I've recently fitted a front fixed rack to one of...

I've recently fitted a front fixed rack to one of my bikes and it's surprisingly good and hardly noticeable balance wise, apart from the weirdness of not being able to see the front wheel move it's...
12-28-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20,738
Views: 1,978,182
Posted By cambiker71

I've not written in here for a while, but since...

I've not written in here for a while, but since adding a 22t rear cog and replacing the tyres (but pretty much nothing else) my post bike has seen a few rides now, it's very heavy but probably the...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,862
Posted By cambiker71

I did most of the summer on my dawes this year......

I did most of the summer on my dawes this year...

https://s5.postimg.org/m83g1otdj/DSC_3173.jpg

Now its wetter and colder i'm back to a choice of the 1990 emmelle mountain bike (which fits me...
Forum: Foo
11-20-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,102
Posted By cambiker71

I work in a garage and our exhaust gas analyser...

I work in a garage and our exhaust gas analyser was playing up, I told our apprentice I'd need a hand recalibrating it after lunch and could he get me some bags of air, one from outside, one from...
11-09-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 61,348
Posted By cambiker71

Love this bike :D ...

Love this bike :D
https://s5.postimg.org/m83g1otdj/DSC_3173.jpg
10-20-17, 04:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,134
Posted By cambiker71

Yes, I made it, actually got to a little over...

Yes, I made it, actually got to a little over 500km. Still waiting to get all the sponsorship money in but I'll have raised 240 once I've sent it all over :D
I work for a ssangyong/Subaru dealer,...
10-16-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,258
Posted By cambiker71

Subaru Legacy estate car does it for me, can fit...

Subaru Legacy estate car does it for me, can fit lots of parts inside as needed but when the seats need to be used there's plenty of room for a clip on rear carrier too!...
09-25-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,134
Posted By cambiker71

The challenge is to ride 460km in September, the...

The challenge is to ride 460km in September, the same distance as riding from London to Paris, I've only got 15km to go right now too :D
Forum: Commuting
09-22-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,450
Posted By cambiker71

I usually use my 1975 Dawes for commuting, it's...

I usually use my 1975 Dawes for commuting, it's comfy and easy to ride, also seems to get me to work faster than everyone else!

Waiting for somebody with a gate key to arrive......
09-22-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,134
Posted By cambiker71

Well this month I've been doing the "my pedal to...

Well this month I've been doing the "my pedal to Paris" for the Royal British Legion (460km spread over September) my Dawes Flair has been pressed into action this week with its old drop handlebars...
08-01-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20,738
Views: 1,978,182
Posted By cambiker71

That's right, searching for a rack of some...

That's right, searching for a rack of some description now :D
07-31-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 655,426
Posted By cambiker71

My favourite pic of me and her, 90s mountain bike...

My favourite pic of me and her, 90s mountain bike for me, raleigh chiltern 3 speed for her :D

https://s5.postimg.org/6d6g62e2f/me_and_sal_bike_ride.jpg
07-31-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20,738
Views: 1,978,182
Posted By cambiker71

Just been given this, it's certainly english and...

Just been given this, it's certainly english and three speeds :thumb:

A poor, unloved post bike that seems to have been painted in the dark with floor paint :(
...
06-12-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,134
Posted By cambiker71

It's not bad at all, a lot of cycle lanes have...

It's not bad at all, a lot of cycle lanes have been added to roads over the last few years too, most people are ok with cyclists around here, there's a few idiots but there's a few two wheeled idiots...
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