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by Neil Compton
29 Oct 2009 08:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Look Classic Pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Tony Le Mesmer wrote:how long you had them?
I think it's about 2 1/2 years now but i swap between two bikes so they havn't been ridden on continuously during that time period. They will have done a few miles though.

Have you any Look pedals in Paul.?
by Neil Compton
28 Oct 2009 11:26
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Look Classic Pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Aye i need to stick with the same pedals as i have (Look) on my Trek as well. It's a shame to have to buy new pedals when these still appear to be in good condition other than the pin coming out which has rendered the pedal useless. Although your right it could be general deterioration. The classics...
by Neil Compton
28 Oct 2009 09:38
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Look Classic Pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Look Classic Pedals

I was riding to work yesterday and after a while noticed i couldn't clip my left foot into the pedal. I thought it was probably just the cleat but when i got home and had a closer look at the pedal i could see that the pin on the outer side had come out so the pedal wasn't being held together proper...
by Neil Compton
23 Jun 2009 21:24
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 3051

What was happening John?
by Neil Compton
18 Apr 2009 18:26
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Life of brake blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

My back brake blocks always wear out fast during the winter. Can be 3 or 4 rides and they have worn considerably.
by Neil Compton
01 Apr 2009 08:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Aye when i looked at the new chainring and compared it to the one i was replacing there was quite a difference.
by Neil Compton
31 Mar 2009 16:00
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Well after replacing the chain, freewheel, small front chainring and rear mech the bike is running great :). Replaced head set too as that was knackered. Took it to bike shop in the end for them to do it. Didn't really cost much either so hopefully i will get a few more thousand miles on the clock b...
by Neil Compton
27 Mar 2009 10:39
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Where can I buy the cheapest chainrings....
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Ok fitted my new chainring. 135 was the correct size. Another question. I have fitted my new rear mech but the top of the cage is way too close to the freewheel in fact i think it touches. I've tried ajusting the top ajustment screw but that dosn't seem to be doing anything. Anyone have any suggesti...
by Neil Compton
26 Mar 2009 10:26
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ideal for Club Runs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Crazy.

You would have thought that he would at least have made the wheels round. Must be so uncomfortable to ride that thing.
by Neil Compton
20 Mar 2009 13:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Where can I buy the cheapest chainrings....
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Aye, measured it this morning with ruler although i didn't take the ring off to do it. Worked out at 135 which is what i've ordered and if i've messed up the measurement then serves me right for being lazy or i could just blame George instead. :). Gone for a 44t. I have another question for you thou...
by Neil Compton
19 Mar 2009 12:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Where can I buy the cheapest chainrings....
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Thanks John. I think i should just measure mine first before i order one.
by Neil Compton
19 Mar 2009 11:08
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Where can I buy the cheapest chainrings....
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Looking at the chainrings on the web i notice it mentions 135pcd or 130pcd or 144pcd etc etc. Just wondered if anyone could explain what this means in simple terms.
by Neil Compton
18 Mar 2009 21:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

:) I'm running out of options though George, it's an annoying problem that only started recently when i messed with the chain. That has now been replaced along with freewheel. Don't know what else it could be. I'll try a new TA chainring and see what happens. The slippage only seems to occur when i ...
by Neil Compton
18 Mar 2009 15:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

I have an old campag mirage crank. Not sure if you can still get the chainrings.

What have you done to try and rectify your problem Phil?
by Neil Compton
18 Mar 2009 12:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Grr, problem not sorted. Bit of chain slippage today on way into work. Time to replace the chainrings as well me thinks.
by Neil Compton
13 Mar 2009 20:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

New chain, New Freewheel, New back wheel seeing as mine was rather old and problem sorted. Didn't order online in the end as a local shop had what i needed and fitted everything for me too.
by Neil Compton
13 Mar 2009 11:19
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

George, I've checked the front crank and the chainrings look fine. What i have noticed is that the chain does look rather slack and dosn't sit on the teeth of the small ring properly at the front. If i rotate the crank anti-clockwise i can see the chain lift up off the teeth slightly. Compare that t...
by Neil Compton
13 Mar 2009 08:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

I've tried moving the wheel further back but unfortunately no joy. I'm not a fan of fixed wheels so thats out. I'm just going to do the obvious for now and replace the chain and freewheel.
by Neil Compton
12 Mar 2009 14:24
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Thanks Graham. I have an old campag rear mech so wondering if i would be better going for a regina freewheel. Not sure what would be a good chain to go with that though.
by Neil Compton
12 Mar 2009 11:40
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Damn, i didn't notice that. I wanted to have stuff delivered to a different address so that puts paid to ordering from them.
by Neil Compton
12 Mar 2009 09:54
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 4389

Chain + Freewheel

When i start to peddle from a stationary position my chain has started slipping and coming off the front ring. I did remove a link to shorten the chain which is what started this problem so i put the link back but the problem still remains and if anything is now worse. This is my old raleigh bike wi...
by Neil Compton
17 Feb 2009 16:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 41559

Yer i've been watching the Tour of California on eurosport and he said something to Lance Armstrong that was despicable. I sent in an email to Dave Harmon and he gave me and the club a mention and read out part of my email. I asked who Paul Kimmage was and he mentioned his book. Not sure i want to r...
by Neil Compton
17 Feb 2009 13:28
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 41559

Has anyone read a book called 'ROUGH RIDE' by Paul Kimmage?
by Neil Compton
29 Jan 2009 10:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: how far is it? (Mapping web sites)
Replies: 15
Views: 3218

I like this one, very easy to use.

http://www.cycle-route.com/Cycle-Route-Planner.html
by Neil Compton
23 Jan 2009 23:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

by Neil Compton
10 Oct 2008 09:45
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

"Otherwise it'll just be him reducing the 'Tour De France' to 'The Lance Armstrong Show'!!"

That's a bit unfair. It's the media that could end up doing that. The guy has won seven tours, survived cancer and been in the spotlight because of it. It's inevitable that he will get attention.
by Neil Compton
02 Oct 2008 19:30
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

What with samples almost 10 years old that lord knows whats been done to them. Can bet if it was a french rider wanting to ride again he wouldn't have all these problems.
by Neil Compton
16 Sep 2008 11:49
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

He always seemed polite to me when being interviewed. Now take Cavendish for instance, completely different, an A$$.
by Neil Compton
13 Sep 2008 18:37
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

Yer tbh i hope he dosn't sign for Astana too.

Talking of Lemond/Fignon, i just watched the tours 20 greatest moments on ITV4. Just brought tears to my eyes watching it.
by Neil Compton
13 Sep 2008 14:02
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

I'm already looking forward to the tour now and even if he dosn't do that well, does it matter... no.
by Neil Compton
11 Sep 2008 12:24
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

I enjoyed the tours when Greg Lemond won and that was classic when he pipped Fignon in Paris. I also loved the stage when he cought Hinault on one of the climbs and they rode over the finish together.

Roche, Millar, Kelly, some great tours that they rode in as well.
by Neil Compton
10 Sep 2008 18:39
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53050

Lance boring. ! No way, not compared to some of the riders in recent tours. Just curious to who you think were exciting riders during lance's reign and recently.?
by Neil Compton
27 Sep 2007 19:15
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 10157

:D

I thought that's what time you were going to give for me getting up Ankerdine.
by Neil Compton
24 Sep 2007 23:38
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 10157

I will be determined to try and beat my time from this year. The climbs and overall time.
by Neil Compton
24 Sep 2007 14:23
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 10157

Hell yeh, woo hoo. :D

I'm looking forward to the LMTT already.
by Neil Compton
24 Sep 2007 12:51
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 10157

Yeh, i reckon ruth's gone to ride up ankerdine and time herself :)
by Neil Compton
12 Sep 2007 15:15
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 10157

ok, as you said they seemed to be taking it easy and i really couldn't tell as i was taking photos i'll have a guess at 3.10. My thinking is that riding up that hill solo is harder than a bunch. Also they are professional cyclists who ride for a living and they had a big crowd cheering them on. They...
by Neil Compton
09 Jul 2007 00:00
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Prologue Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Pity with some of the photos that the riders are so far away but some excellent pictures in there none the less.