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by pinkteapot
Mon May 18, 2015 15:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Front cogs not shifting - any temporary fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Front cogs not shifting - any temporary fix?

Bike is booked in for service on 12th June, but now in need of a temporary fix until then, if possible.... A few months ago I started having laggy down-changes on the rear cogs and managed to fix it by tweaking the indexing adjustment. Though I am now having laggy rear changes in both directions. Bi...
by pinkteapot
Mon Feb 16, 2015 13:38 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 103322

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

................START........TARGET............NOW........SO FAR........TO GO itboffin.....175.5lbs........160lbs.......165.9lbs........9.6lbs.......5.9lbs Spasy..........83.4kg........70.0kg.........78.7kg.........4.7kg........8.7kg Ugo............75.0Kg........69.0Kg.........71.1Kg.........3.9Kg....
by pinkteapot
Fri Feb 13, 2015 13:59 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

Reply received from Pitlock, and the universal wrench can't be used to undo it. :D They gave me a detailed explanation as to why, but not sure I should post it here as it goes into full detail of how the locking system works?? Though any scrote reading this could just email them to ask and get the s...
by pinkteapot
Thu Feb 12, 2015 09:29 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

Eeek. :cry: Reviews were good on them but having googled, apparently one of those universal wrenches will undo car alloy locking nuts and other people think it would work on the Pitlock skewers. :( Haven't read confirmation of people trying it yet but can see the logic, though the gap between the nu...
by pinkteapot
Wed Feb 11, 2015 13:16 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: iPhone 4S Mount and Apps?
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: iPhone 4S Mount and Apps?

Cycle Meter looks interesting. Is there any reason to use that over the Strava app, considering most of the time my phone is in my back pocket? Although it does claim to have customisable RFLKT support, while I don't have one of those I've been looking at them. If it's in your pocket then probably ...
by pinkteapot
Mon Feb 09, 2015 16:07 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Hello, be nice!
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Hello, be nice!

Hello! For a 3 mile commute just keep your Raleigh (I commute on a Raleigh older than that). You might want to put slick tyres on it if you haven't already done so. Noooo, don't do it! My commute is only 4 miles but my life got immeasurably better when I went from a very cheap old Raleigh MTB to my...
by pinkteapot
Mon Feb 09, 2015 16:01 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Cheapest lock with decent insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Cheapest lock with decent insurance

Please don't buy multiple insurance policies. Not only is it a waste of money but it can get unnecessarily complicated if you need to claim: http://www.burges-salmon.com/sectors/financial_services/insurance/publications/double_insurance_and_indemnities.pdf Your two or three insurers will waste time ...
by pinkteapot
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

Fitted the wheel skewers at the weekend. Well I say fitted, it's just replacing skewers which isn't really a "fitting" job and took all of five minutes. So, this is how they work. Here's the end of the skewer: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg528/pinkteapot1/nut.jpg You can't really s...
by pinkteapot
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Slipping seat post - what to do with assembly gel?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Slipping seat post - what to do with assembly gel?

Cheers guys. :) Might try hair spray before buying the assembly gel! Seat post definitely has some sort of lube on it already. When it slips down and I pull it back up, there's a light layer of some sort of grease on it. I've probably got some crud inside the tube. Had the bike two years and have ne...
by pinkteapot
Thu Feb 05, 2015 09:42 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Slipping seat post - what to do with assembly gel?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Slipping seat post - what to do with assembly gel?

My seat post has started slipping down. I read that I should clean the post and tube fully then apply some assembly gel. Also read that one like this will work even though the bike's not carbon: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/finish-line-fiber-grip-carbon-fibre-assembly-gel-50ml Stupid question time - I'm ...
by pinkteapot
Tue Feb 03, 2015 16:55 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 103322

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

I put in my weight and that I was inactive all day (desk job). I add the commute as it is (32 mins of 'cycling, 12-14mph'), eat those cals I get for it, and I'm losing weight. :) I think it's about right (maybe it's better for women than men??) as when I switched from Weight Watchers to MFP, I could...
by pinkteapot
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 103322

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

I'm in! Start: 154lbs (1/1/15) Goal: 138lbs Now: 147lbs I lost three stone about five years ago to get to my goal weight but a stone crept back on last Autumn (had medical treatment and had to give up exercise, which sucked!). Now on a mission. I use MyFitnessPal. I originally lost weight with Weigh...
by pinkteapot
Tue Feb 03, 2015 09:19 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?

Love my disc brakes too. :D

Loved them even more when a car driver ran a red light and almost wiped me out. Not entirely convinced that rim brakes would have stopped me in time. :shock:
by pinkteapot
Tue Feb 03, 2015 09:12 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

You might have read on other threads that I'm also on a Whyte (Malvern). :D I'm getting the skewers from Evans. Wiggle are a few quid cheaper but, as above, if you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers then (1) things from Evans are half price and (2) you don't spend any of your own money anyway! You can get...
by pinkteapot
Mon Feb 02, 2015 20:49 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

4' ordered but will probably return it when it arrives due to a change of plans.... While doing some work on my bike, repair guy pointed out that the skewers I've had all along are too short, so the ends have only been on a few turns and the threads been pulling. He wasn't happy with it so put on a ...
by pinkteapot
Fri Jan 30, 2015 15:41 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

I work at a university with a LOT of bikes. There are regularly thefts of unsecured bikes but very few of locked bikes, so the fact I'm using a decent D-lock is good. My insurance only requires a Sold Secure Silver rating (as it's only a £700 bike) and my lock is Gold, so I figure the effort of gett...
by pinkteapot
Fri Jan 30, 2015 08:52 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: 4' or 7' cable to use with D-lock

Thanks guys! The shorter one is only £2 less so the cost doesn't make a difference. I wanted to go as short as I could so I'm not grappling with feet and feet of cable unnecessarily. :) I'm a girl so I carry so much cr4p that the weight won't make too much of a difference (when choosing between them...
by pinkteapot
Thu Jan 29, 2015 20:17 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?

Probably means you're a lot fitter than me. :D

My Whyte is just *fun*. Feel like a kid on it. And they use some nice components for the style/price range of bike with their cross/hybrids.
by pinkteapot
Thu Jan 29, 2015 16:41 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Whyte Dorset as a Winter\Training Bike?

Another Whyte fan here. I have the Malvern (hybrid with non-drop bars and front suspension) and I love it to pieces. Had it for 2 years and 2,000 miles. With it I've averaged 15mph on a 60 mile charity road ride and ridden along a deserted white sand beach in the Outer Hebrides. And everything in be...
by pinkteapot
Thu Jan 29, 2015 15:34 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Skewer lengths?
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Skewer lengths?

Thanks! :)

Will be measuring the skewers the mechanic wasn't happy with tonight... He said there was a problem with both of them but from what I've seen fronts are all the same length so that's confusing.

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