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by dan1983
Tue Aug 05, 2008 15:24 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Locking bikes to car bike rack...
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Could you not pass the cable lock through the towing hoop rather than an alloy? That would mean that you wouldnt need to disconnect it every time you need to drive? Not sure how secure that would be? This is something I've been thinking long and hard about also, but havent got any ideas yet! I also ...
by dan1983
Sun Aug 03, 2008 21:35 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Securing bike to car / rack
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Securing bike to car / rack

Evening, I recently bought a rear mounted car rack for when I have both mine and my girlfriends bikes to transport. The rack has 6 straps holding it to the car, and then the plastic cup type things to hold the bikes in place. But what other methods / precautions do you lot take? Do you have any othe...
by dan1983
Wed Jul 30, 2008 21:16 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Urgent help for wife-to-be's new bike fork!
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

I've just bought my girlfriend a bike, and the general consensus among people in the bike shop was that women specific bikes are crap, and we were mainly advised to buy a mens bike for her (which I have done so). I also thought this myself. When looking at all the different options on the net, I fou...
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 23:58 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: The one problem with the sunny weather...
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

dunker yes they're the ones! and usually carrying a can of fosters / cheap cider. they're also the teenage girls dressed in illuminous pink tops squating by a main bridleway having a p155, telling you to look the other way (i was already looking at the ground so apparantly had to stare at the sky). ...
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 18:13 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Anything really! Like the Trail Centres but also like to try to get out into the countryside for a bit of xc!
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 18:09 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Yeah thats a good web site Andy_B, thanks for that. Looking now...
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 18:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

South Durham mate. Yeah £90 for 3 bike one. £80 for the 2 bike rack. I've also seen others that are cheaper, not sure how much difference there'll be between say a £45 one and the Sones?? Where's good to ride round North Yorks then? I'm bored of Hamsterley and getting abused by Chavs round here!!
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 17:41 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Spot on, got a MkIV myself!

I'll look on that web site now cheers.

I see you live in North Yorkshire...where did you get the rack from? You're not far from here (ish)
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 17:31 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: The one problem with the sunny weather...
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

The one problem with the sunny weather...

Chavs :twisted:
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 17:29 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Just looked at the one you mention. What an odd design! But available in various colours! :D

In the picture on Wiggle there arent any straps, I'm assuming that on the real thing there are some?

And what type of car are you using it with?
by dan1983
Sun Jul 27, 2008 13:08 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Car Racks
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Car Racks

Hi guys, I'm after a bike rack for the car and I'm struggling to find one, mainly due to the fact that on the internet they dont say which cars are compatible etc, and i'm finding it hard to visualise the way it'll sit on my car (i'm a kinaesthetic learner!) I want a rear mounted one so please dont ...
by dan1983
Sat Jul 26, 2008 14:12 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Snakes Alive!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2934

I nearly ran one over up at Hamsterley last summer (I posted about it). However, taking a pic was the last thing on my mind!! :?
by dan1983
Fri Jul 25, 2008 09:50 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: What Car? Bike Rack
Replies: 0
Views: 414

What Car? Bike Rack

Does anyone own this bike rack or similar? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28383 At the moment I have a MkIV Golf, but will most probably be changing it in the not too distant future for a more suitable family car ( :shock: ). Will this fit the Vectra / Mondeo type boot as wel...
by dan1983
Thu Jul 24, 2008 15:24 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Iron Horse Warrior
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Iron Horse Warrior

What do you lot think of this bike? I can get it for £380 elsewhere. It seems decent spec to me if I only pay that for it?

http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/110122.html
by dan1983
Wed Jul 23, 2008 21:10 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

The bloke in Evans cycles was trying to sell us this:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pin ... e-ec014899

Any thoughts?

Bearing in mind its a mans bike to be bought for the female of the species
by dan1983
Wed Jul 23, 2008 20:27 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Yeah I seem to remember reading it once.

So are there any other shops to use that might stock 2007 (or older) bikes?
by dan1983
Wed Jul 23, 2008 19:45 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Well we went and looked at a few bikes today at Evans Cycles. The bloke initially said he would only recommend a ladies bike for a lady, then when I asked if she could sit on a mens bike anyway he said "oh that might be ok actually". Going to look in a few other shops to see what they say....
by dan1983
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Boardinbob: brilliant first hand experience. Can I ask, has the Scott been ok geometry wise (with it being a mans bike)?
by dan1983
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

pocketsprocket: I'd seen that bike and liked the look of it too. Cheers. Is it a decent frame? Because as mentioned, as long as the frame is good the other buts can be upgraded at a later date. So its now more or less a choice between the Scott, Spesh and Giant. She'll obviously try them all, but an...
by dan1983
Tue Jul 22, 2008 09:54 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Suntour forks
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Cool I'll have a look cheers.

So does anyone know anything about Suntour forks?

And which frame is probs best, the Spesh or the Giant?

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