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johnnyringo

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Jun 2014
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hi, 2005 Marin Muirwoods frame only for sale (£50).

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... fUYym2tIlA

    It's the 18.5" size (C-T), TT length is 22.5" (C-C). Would suit someone about 5ft 10" (178cm). I'm 6ft and it was a couple of inches too small for me.

    More pics here: http://s859.photobucket.com/user/arahan ... t=3&page=1

    It has a very nice frame geometry, which is both speedy and robust - a proper hybrid, and can be used for the trail or as a racy commuter. Takes 26" wheels.

    Condition: when I bought the frame I immediately covered most of it in helicopter tape and so underneath it will be good as new. Some parts weren't covered and have some scratches, which I painted over.

    Collection from London, East Finchley (N2) or can post at cost.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hi, I still haven't solved this problem.

    I wondered if this'd be a better option: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Model­s.aspx?ModelID=10137

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    what size ring you using
    It's a standard Deore 26.36.48t. I only use the 48t ring.

    Would a dog fang alone do the job? It looks a bit flimsy!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    "Or swapping the chainring to one without shifting ramps might do it."

    So you mean like a chainring on a fixed wheel bike?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Great, thanks!

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    Hi, I've set my Mtn bike so I only use the rear derailleur, which gives me a choice of 8 gears. I didn't bother fitting the front derailleur as I never need to move off the large chainring. I thought this would reduce weight too.

    However, a problem I've encountered here is that the chain keeps jumping off. Initially, I thought this was just because there were too many links on the chain and so I just reduced the number. However, now the chain is shortened so it can't even reach the largest rear chainring. BUT, the chain keeps jumping off at least once on every ride! So, the problem doesn't seem to be the number of links!

    So, the solution to this problem, I thought, would be to fit the front derailleur mechanism to keep the chain in place on the largest front chainring. However, to do this, it needs to be fitted with a cable and 'pulled' with the handlebar front gear lever over the front large chainring. I think the default position for the front derailleur mech is to sit over the middle front chainring.

    Anyway, I hope that's clear. I'd appreciate any tips on solving this...Thx.

  • in General
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    I have one of those heavy Abus cable locks which could easily make do for Malaysian's suggestion...too tempting!

    see the please report dangerous drivers thread
    I can't find it - where is it?

    I got one for Crimbo and its come in handy already when a driver on her moby nearly T boned me coming out of a side turning, then claimed she wasn't on the phone and had looked!!
    Pointing at camera promoted a flood of tears and apologies.
    Hilarious - I like the contrition only on the point of being caught out.

  • in General
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    I'm sure many of you have come across the situation before: someone attempts an ill-judged overtaking manouevre as you're cycling along and then, due to an oncoming car, has to take evasive action by pulling into your path. Well, this happened to me yesterday and the back of the ****'s SUV Range Rover brushed me.

    I took down the plate and went to the police station who said nothing would happen. This is frustrating. The driver's actions were dangerous and reckless, and he/she needs to at least be cautioned. Interestingly, the plod also said that another issue I'd have would be to prove who was driving as it may not have been the owner...if I couldn't prove that, then...well, I'd have problems...

    I've had experiences like this before and the cops have all but told me to get lost.

    I'd happily take the **** to court over this but it seems that I'd be wasting my time.

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