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by guitarpete247
Sun Apr 24, 2016 07:43 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 126005

Re: Teaching them to ride

Granddaughter I bought balance bike for is soon to be 8. Her parents never used the balance bike with her, or her younger sister. So she has no idea how to balance the bike I bought her. They got them both one of those 3 wheel scooters the steer when you lean. Neither of them can steer or sit up str...
by guitarpete247
Sat Apr 09, 2016 20:21 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Wheel Truing Stand Options?
Replies: 42
Views: 36637

Re: Wheel Truing Stand Options?

I just got the Jobsworth stand from Planet X. It seems to be extremely similar to the Park. I might need to get a centring guage or make one to keep it accurate.
Anyone know of plans, sizes etc or could I just make one at work on the laser cutter to make sure it's symmetrical?
by guitarpete247
Wed Feb 23, 2011 17:18 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Uppadine
Replies: 7
Views: 3565

As far as I can remember this was Uppadines shop. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=balby+road+doncaster&sll=52.67683,-1.453487&sspn=0.006336,0.019205&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Balby+Rd,+Doncaster,+South+Yorkshire+DN4,+United+Kingdom&ll=53....
by guitarpete247
Wed Oct 13, 2010 15:42 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Uppadine
Replies: 7
Views: 3565

I remember, as a lad, standing outside the shop looking at the campagnolo derailleurs and various parts, frames and bikes, thinking that when I grew up I'd get my bike from there. Unfortunately the shop closed and in Donny we were left with Turtons (also on Balby Road) and H.O. Smiths and Sons. I ha...
by guitarpete247
Sun Apr 25, 2010 20:19 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 126005

I bought one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Childrens-Wooden-Training-Balance-Bike-kids-girls-pink_W0QQitemZ220594291012QQihZ012QQcategoryZ1197QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem off ebay for grandaughter who is 2 in a month. From what I have read the balance bikes are better than taking pedals of...
by guitarpete247
Sun Apr 25, 2010 20:02 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Child seat
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

My other halfs son is looking for a bike to take his daughter (almost 2) out on. He has been given a rear child's seat so popped into LBS. They suggested an aluminium hardtail. I can see the reason for a hardtail but not ali. What does anyone else suggest? I use a Halfords trailer I got off ebay for...
by guitarpete247
Sat Apr 24, 2010 16:15 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Some Lidl Cycling stuff due...
Replies: 28
Views: 4923

I'm going to have a look at the toolkit and the chain cleaner. It don't cost anything to look. I keep looking at the Aldi site but nothing yet.
by guitarpete247
Thu Apr 15, 2010 15:52 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cycling clothes for normal people!
Replies: 35
Views: 6895

Her indoors would not been seen dead with me in Lycra :cry: . I've got to put something baggy on. I'm 5' 10" and 15 stone. I find lycra shorts and tights hold in some bits bit not enough. I have some walking base layer t-shirts that are almost lycra but have a bit more room in them for hiding t...
by guitarpete247
Wed Apr 14, 2010 18:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Karrimor Padded Cycling Tights
Replies: 10
Views: 4431

They're the same price in the shops + you can try them on if unsure of their sizing. Only sized as S, M, L XL and XXL in my local shop.
Some womens sizes too also marked as 70% off price.
by guitarpete247
Mon Apr 12, 2010 15:26 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Toe path Tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 1867

I'm thinking of trying Schwalbe Land Cruisers. Does any body have any experience of these. The reviews here http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Schwa ... 360042609/ look good.
by guitarpete247
Fri Apr 09, 2010 18:35 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Trousers for short fat bloke
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Trousers for a short fat bloke? How about shorts? :lol: I may be short and fat but not that short I'm 5' 10" but a little rounder than I used to be 30 odd years ago when I cycled regularly. Getting older and using the car has certainly widened the girth. I have some shorts but her indoors woul...
by guitarpete247
Thu Apr 08, 2010 20:39 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Trousers for short fat bloke
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Trousers for short fat bloke

I'm looking for some trousers or tights that will fit a short fat bloke like me. I'm 36" waist and 30" leg. Does anyone have any ideas who make clothes for the likes of me? Everything I've seen so far is far too long. I'm wearing trackie bottoms at moment but they're not too comfortable. :?

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