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by GrahamGamblin
13 Jul 2009 14:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bodge of the week
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

And some poor soul in Sennybridge is still trying to round up their escaped chickens...
by GrahamGamblin
30 Jun 2009 13:14
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: GPS navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Thanks for all the replies - I must admit to hankering after a 705 but find it hard to justify the expense; mind you, not that much more than the etrex once you take the software into account... This is why I was looking at the older Garmins, but the 705 and etrex do look a lot better. Might have to...
by GrahamGamblin
29 Jun 2009 16:40
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: GPS navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

GPS navigation

Hello, Thinking of investing in a cycle GPS unit. I want this more for navigation than for training - I do a lot of cyling on my own. Does anyone know whether the older Garmins (205, 305) are any use as navigation tools (ie can I download a route to them so that it tells me which way to go at juncti...
by GrahamGamblin
26 Jun 2009 10:45
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Birmingham City Cycles has a bum-measuring stool as well.
by GrahamGamblin
24 Jun 2009 09:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Quoting from another forum: "Don't expect them to spin freely as you describe. Those with sealed bearings will not do so unless the seals are worn out. The ceramic bearing type used by Shimano won't do so. Look for a smooth rotation free of obvious rough patches" This has happened to me on my old bi...
by GrahamGamblin
24 Jun 2009 09:29
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Hi Chris, I've heard from a few people in the Beacon and elsewhere that the Charge Spoon saddles are very comfortable - not expensive either. I have a Selle San Marco gel saddle which I've found comfortable - I only did the 150km though! - and like Steve I occasionally stand out of the saddle for a ...
by GrahamGamblin
29 Apr 2009 10:56
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Life of brake blocks
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

I've got a couple of thousand miles on the set on my roadie, still going, but only couple of hundred on my knackered old commuter, and they now need replacing. Differences being - cheap blocks, old rims, all-weather use, more stop-start riding in town.
So no, Ruth, I don't know either!
by GrahamGamblin
30 Mar 2009 15:38
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Thanks for the tip Alister. They seem to hold their charge so far but I will keep checking. The were fully charged at time of purchase and I have recharged them once since then.
by GrahamGamblin
26 Mar 2009 09:45
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ideal for Club Runs?
Replies: 3
Views: 987

He's faster than me.
Wonder if he's in the LMTT?
by GrahamGamblin
23 Mar 2009 15:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Just to update, eventually settled on Niteflux Vision Stick lights - first impressions are that they are very impressive. Two lights, one with a smaller battery (less runtime) for commuting, one with a larger battery claiming six hours runtime. One light is spot, one flood, light heads are interchan...
by GrahamGamblin
19 Mar 2009 13:42
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Thanks for the replies - I will check these out.
by GrahamGamblin
18 Mar 2009 15:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Front lights

Hi all, I do a lot of my cycling after dark, and unfortunately my front lights died on me yesterday, so I'm in the market for a replacement. I need something with enough brightness and beam spread to take me round unlit lanes, a proper headlamp. Market leader for this sort of thing seems to be the E...
by GrahamGamblin
12 Mar 2009 13:27
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Chain + Freewheel
Replies: 24
Views: 3580

Neil - how about this? Haven't bought from SJS myself before but I believe they are okay. Seem to have more than one six-speed available too. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=17874 I had exactly the same problem with my commuting bike a while ago, bike shop man said it was worn chain and...
by GrahamGamblin
29 Jan 2009 20:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: schwalbe stelvios
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Paul,
I have Stelvios, very pleased with them, grippy, not too heavy, no flats in a year of use.

Until tomorrow, of course, now that I've written that. :roll:
by GrahamGamblin
11 Nov 2008 13:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Shabby frames
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

George - would it be possible to spray it yourself? It would mean stripping everything off the frame, I suppose, but would save the pennies. Read a post on another forum by a guy who did this - took everything off the frame, rubbed it down with wire wool, hung it on the washing line (really) and spr...