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09-17-19, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Simplex

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Managed to get the cranks off . I think the problem...
09-15-19, 04:26 AM
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Posted By Simplex

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08-07-19, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Simplex

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08-07-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,060
Posted By Simplex

I too am awful at bar tape. Good thing its...

I too am awful at bar tape. Good thing its temporary!
08-07-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Simplex

Thanks for the replies guys. Both bikes are...

Thanks for the replies guys. Both bikes are single-speed conversions and have square taper cranks; also yeah the Talbot is from the 80's/90's .. I think they were an anglo-french brand, the history...
08-06-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,341
Posted By Simplex

Seconding advice to raise the saddle, when it is...

Seconding advice to raise the saddle, when it is too low your legs are unable to fully extend on every down-stroke and on the upstroke the angle-bend is too high; over time this can cause chronic...
08-06-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Simplex

On ebay you can sometimes find great deals on...

On ebay you can sometimes find great deals on ex-display bikes that may have some aesthetic marks; fraction of the price for what is a new bike.

I got my first proper bike this way, it's a vitus...
08-06-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,295
Posted By Simplex

I had to ride into work last winter in a foot of...

I had to ride into work last winter in a foot of snow on a vintage french road bike with 23mm tyres .. I fell once
08-06-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 19,880
Posted By Simplex

I have cycled in and around London for 7 years....

I have cycled in and around London for 7 years. In that time I've learned that being beeped hurts less than being shunted. There isn't much use in hugging the pavement whilst on the road and trying...
08-05-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Simplex

Replacing / servicing bottom brackets on old bikes

Hi there,


I've noticed on two of my bikes that there is a degree of play in the cranks. One is an old Talbot, the other is an old Schwinn. There is considerably more play on the Schwinn's, like...
12-18-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Simplex

Replacement for SRAM HRD Apex 1x11 brakes/shifter

Hi there,

I've recently had my handle-bars stolen from my bike. After doing some research on finding replacement brakes, I'm quite shocked by the hefty price tags. Are there any cheaper...
05-17-18, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Simplex

Thanks for the info, gonna slap on some slicker...

Thanks for the info, gonna slap on some slicker 28mm tyres and see how I fare




Probably should have read the side-walls of the tyre before having done that (!), have brought them down a bit
05-13-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Simplex

My first Cyclo-cross bike (Vitus Energie 2018 )

Greetings,

I have recently become the proud owner of a Vitus Energie 2018 model after happening on a very good deal for an ex-display model.

For the last few years I have cycled exclusively on...
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