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apemagic

Member since Jun 2013 • Last active Apr 2021
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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I've got a ritchey classic if interested. 350mm, uncut but the lower 200mm has been sanded/scratched. 25mm setback.

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    Large bike box available for collection from Highams Park E4 if anyone is in need of one..

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi, I've got a wheelset currently languishing in the shed which could do with a new home.

    Photos of the wheels:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/vAuENjHK4jvgSP­Lf7

    They've not been used for a few years so could do with a polish up, although the hubs are shinier in real life than perhaps the photos show.

    Both rims are true with very little wear. I'm pretty sure I serviced both hubs and put in new grease and bearings shortly before switching the bike to 11 speed in 2017.

    I bought the wheels from a guy on eBay who sold them as c-record although I'm no great expert. Looking at them now the rear hub is maybe different to the front, but have a look and let me know what you think. Can include the cassette and chain which I think did less than 1000 km. Looking for about £100?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I've got one in the shed, pretty much unused I think. £25 and pick up from NW5 any good?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hi, just wondered if this is still available?

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Perhaps the roadworks further up are causing the heavy traffic. It will be interesting to see how things settle down, maybe there is further work to come with the roundabout which has always been a bit crap

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Is anyone familiar with the new cycle lanes that have been put in around Camden over the last couple of months? Some of them seem very poorly implemented, my current fave is the segregated lane on York way between agar grove and market road. What was previously a wide and fairly innocuous stretch is now a segragated bike lane through the bus stop, with parked cars on the right. The road is significantly narrowed which seems to have worsened the traffic going north.

    It makes the right turn onto market road really dangerous as there is no space or time to pull out from the bike lane, across the line of parked cars and traffic which is mostly going straight on, and then onto the roundabout. If I take the road then I just get abuse from arseholes telling me to use the bike lane.

    I'm all for improving cycling infrastructure but it's frustrating when it seems to make life worse for cyclists. Is there anywhere I can send some feedback, or perhaps gain a better understanding of the overall plans for the area?

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    Hi, I've got an Iro Mark v in black, think it's a 59cm if of interest? Have just fitted an almost new surly pacer fork and 32c tires front and back, rides really nicely. Also have the original fork.

    Its about 12 years old so has plenty of signs of use, but nothing too dramatic. one small dent in the top tube.

    Also has a nearly new rear wheel with surly fixed/free hub. Can take a couple of photos tomorrow if of interest?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    We've just put one on my wife's bike, primarily for our 3.5 year old who loves it. His sister has also had a go, she's 2 in october and was fine, although she seemed keen to take her hands off the bars to play with the bell. Given a little more time I'm sure she would be no problem at all.

    I wish they weren't so expensive as I'd get another one to replace the rear mounted seat on my bike. It seems so much more fun having them upfront, although depending on the size of bike you might find it clashes with your knees.

  • in General
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    Ha ha, cheers for the tips. I'm reading this and the lightweight tent thread, maybe a couple of tarps is the way to go. The kids would love it, my wife less so

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