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  1. TonyEnjoyD

    Need tyre advice due to my own stupidity

    Last yr the hub on my cx rear wheel went up the spout I bought a replacement but a week later, a nasty infection kept me off the bike for 8 months. Been out on two rides since and got snake-bite flats on both, only to find I had bought a 622x13c rim. Can anyone advise what size tyres I need as...
  2. Dave7

    Getting power of attorney........any advice to make it smooth/easy?

    A relative has asked me to take power of attorney for their affairs. She is fully compos mentis but aged 94 is quite frail. Can't say I look forward to doing it but she is such a lovely person. We already do a lot for her. My wife had power of attorney for her mother but she had dementia so...
  3. R

    Looking for advice re new bike for commuting (warning has ebike content too)

    Hi, i am nearing 50 and looking to get back into commuting into work 2-3 days a week. The trip is 3-4 miles each way, though there is 1.5 miles of hills, which is uphill on the way home. I was doing regularly till about 6 years ago when i picked up some niggling injuries to my knees, ankles and...
  4. Dec66

    Trike advice

    Hi, My daughter has a genetic condition called Sotos Syndrome. Among the many symptoms associated with it are problems with coordination and balance. She enjoys cycling, but trying to get her to ride a conventional bike is tricky, even with stabilizers. We took her to Dulwich Park a while...
  5. B

    Headset advice - SOLVED

    I have changed the stem on my 2014 Genesis Volant. As a result I now have a very slight looseness through the headset and I don't know why. It was not there before the change (so it is not the bearing wear). Nor is it like that Volkswagen ad, where something else is loose. The only different...
  6. G

    Bike buying advice?

    Hi there I'm seriously thinking about buying a Bianchi Sprint; this comes in both rim and disc brakes. The rim brakes one is £2200 and the disc brakes one is £2800. I know that rim brakes are easier to maintain but I do like the look of the disc brake one. The only small thing really that...
  7. Tail End Charlie

    Building advice - tanking.

    I'm having a garage built, two walls of which will be against an earth bank, which gets very wet. The walls have been built, properly strengthened and I'm happy with that. However the tanking is being put on the outside of the walls before back filling and I've noticed the membrane is a brick...
  8. S

    More Advice / Experience Please

    Like a few of us on here not getting any younger / fitter so thinking of going the E route. The thing that intrigues / concerns / know nothing about is the "post 15.5 sensation" So lets say we have happily pedalled along with assist to the bike assist limit, it is a nice flat road, bit of a...
  9. Alfa GT

    Saving a Mercian frame - advice needed

    Hi all I'm looking into trying to save an 80s mercian frame which has a fair bit of surface rust. I was thinking of getting it painted but is there a way to preserve it as it is now with rust and all without it getting worse? It's only original once after all! Thanks
  10. migrantwing

    Advice Required

    A neighbours friend turned up today and he called me over. His friend has a Halfords Carrera E Bike. He had a puncture and needed an inner tube etc, so I helped. He asked me if I knew anything about E bikes, I said 'no'. He wants to change the bike from a 300 watt to a 500 watt. I understand...
  11. Heltor Chasca

    Bike Camera Advice (GoPro Hero 7 White) & Filming Methods

    I never thought I would be posting about this subject. One reason is that I have been derogatory in the past about civvie-pseudo-cops. Well, you grow up; traffic police numbers have been drastically cut and driving seems to have got worse. On average twice EVERY week on the school run, my...
  12. glasgowcyclist

    Dead car battery - advice please

    As I haven't used my car in over four months, it appears that the battery is now dead - not even enough juice to switch on the radio. I'm looking for both short and longer term fixes for this so give me your wisdom. For starters (geddit?) I'm looking at this Arteck power pack for immediate...
  13. Soltydog

    Matlock - Bakewell, route advice please. A6?

    I'm looking at doing a ride in the area & taking in a few climbs, but concerned about how safe cycling along the A6 from Matlock to Bakewell is. Can anyone with local knowledge advise on a safe route, but I would also like to call via Rowsley to go up Rowsley Bank :okay: TIA
  14. M

    C2W Halfords, mountain bike <£800 advice

    Thinking of C2W scheme and was (in another thread) thinking was going to go for a hybrid but had a very quick look in Halfords and now think prefer mountain bike instead. My use will be starting out again on bikes, never done proper mountain biking, what I want for is basic commuting and...
  15. arranandy

    Clitheroe area riding advice

    Hi folks, I'm going to working in the Clitheroe area for the next few months and I was wondering about rides to do, roads to avoid, state of the roads, etc. I'm going there Monday to Fridays most so it will be after work/evening rides on my road bike. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks in advance
  16. M

    C2W Hybrid advice please

    Thinking of getting C2W scheme. Thinking a hybrid is best for me, as will use on road and coastal hills. Will be on road, but gravel cycle tracks, grassy sea front, small hills etc, so would like front suspension that has lock out. Looking at no more than £700, as want to see how I go. Heard...
  17. Accy cyclist

    Computer advice needed

    For some reason my screen image is massive! I can't make it smaller. Help is needed please!
  18. R

    Advice on how to maintain a bike when living in a flat.

    Hi All I currently live in a rented house with a garage and a garden. I am considering moving to a new build house that will have cycle storage and my own dedicated parking space. Does anyone have any advice on how you go about cleaning and maintaining a bike without a garden? The flats...
  19. fossyant

    Le Mans Camping Advice (by foot no car)

    My lad and a few mates are off to Le Mans next Weds and staying until Monday. Having a bit of a debate about 'weight' - i.e. he's got to carry stuff. So far he's got our 2 burner stove (will need to buy campingaz out there) but is wanting to take a small generator (about £200) - that he'll...
  20. thunderlips76

    Aluminium bike buying advice

    recently destroyed my second carbon framed bike. I’ve decide to go aluminium but don’t really know where to start. Could anyone offer advice. I want it to be my summer specific main bike. budgets around 2000 quid. Spec wise 105 up, maybe hydraulic disc brakes. 28mm tyre clearance. I have had a...
  21. Cletus Van Damme

    Does Anybody Use Airbrushes At All? Want Some Advice Please

    Basically I bought some used decent speakers, I never looked at new ones and the bass drivers have all faded with sunlight. The speaker woofer front is anodised aluminium, it was coloured black. All 4 of mine are like a gold/beige colour. One of the drivers has failed and the replacement is...
  22. swee'pea99

    Repairing a cracked roof - advice please

    It's only about five or six years old but my missus was out there giving it a clean, and she came across a couple of cracks, like this: She googled about roof cracks, and the front-runner right now seems to be this stuff: ...but she said she'd prefer to know what the roof's actually...
  23. onb

    Garmin Advice needed

    Im going to the Netherlands cycle touring and have purchased a Garmin Edge Explore for route finding . Will it send me along the Dutch cycle routes by default or is there a way I can set it up to do this .
  24. PedalCat

    Van hire advice please

    Hello. I've tapped in some details on Budget's website for 8 days of van hire in late June. I was pleasantly surprised at the price of c£132. I suspect there might be extra charges and pitfalls waiting for me. Any advice? *I asked them to email me the details but they've not arrived yet.
  25. S

    Advice on value please

    Hi Guys, I'm thinking of upgrading one of my bikes and selling this one but am not really sure what it's worth, so I was hoping some of you "experts" might be able to offer some advice. It's had new crank bearings, new gears, new front cogs, new rear gear, new tyres and it's a carbon fibre...
  26. MahatmaAndhi

    Advice for Person Not Used to High Miles

    Hi all, I would love to cycle from my house to Paris (370ish miles according to Google). But so far, I'm up to about 35 miles on the flats around the Fens. That said, I haven't really tried for any decent kind of distance and my only experience with hills is a 23 miler around Rutland Water (I...
  27. jay clock

    I have managed to break a crank.... advice?

    I am a solid build but slow and steady pace (two hours at 24kmh yesterday). About a mile from home we cycled along a tarmac path, flat and gentle, then across a gravel car park. As I went on to the road I heard a noise and noticed that it felt like my pedal on the right was flexing...
  28. S

    Scotland West Coast Route Advice Please - Kilwinning to Glenluce.

    Scotland West Coast Route Advice Please - Kilwinning to Glenluce. I’ll be cycling between Caravan parks in the last week of May, from Kilwinning to Glenluce. I’m looking for some help / local knowledge on planning a my route A quick Strava route initially sends me through Ayr centre, is...
  29. dhd.evans

    Right Hook - Advice

    This happened: The driver has now asked to meet in a public place this evening ostensibly to discuss the way forward. Bike is in the LBS with preliminary reports suggesting it will need: - New handlebars - New bar tape - Wheels re-trued Parts and labour may run into the hundreds, but this...
  30. SpokeyDokey

    Cement/concrete mixer needed - any advice on which model to buy?

    I have a number of small jobs to complete around the house ranging from mixing mortar to repair some of our stone walls and a few areas (around a metre square) of concrete that need replacing. I want a small electric mixer that I can use for these jobs and others as they occur over time. Has...
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