Bike ponces only welcome if they don't speak in tongues
Razor51 wrote (see)
Help and advice needed, I have an old road bike with 2 front rings and 7 speed cassett, it has downtube friction shifters. Is it possible to change the cassett to a 9 speed to give me more gear options. Can't afford to buy a new bike at the moment so any advice to improve the old bike would be welcome.Cheers Razor
Help and advice needed, I have an old road bike with 2 front rings and 7 speed cassett, it has downtube friction shifters.
Is it possible to change the cassett to a 9 speed to give me more gear options.
Can't afford to buy a new bike at the moment so any advice to improve the old bike would be welcome.
I have a buckle on my back wheel, presently got bontrager race lite rims. the buckle isnt massive but i cant spin the wheel freely without catching on brake pads. I have a couple of questions
Do you think this could have been caused by using on turbo or could it just be poor roads with an overweight man riding it. i have only just started putting the mileage in, the bikes probably only done 500 or so miles?
Can they be re straightened?
I will be taking at trip to the LBS late this week
Trueing wheels is dead easy so why not do it yourself. I'm sure you can find a bunch of websites giving you hints and tips.
Although I have to confess that I never do mine because Pink is so much better at it
M.ister W wrote (see)
But if you bring your wheels round with some cake and are prepared to babysit Little Miss W I'm sure she'll be happy to help
Hmm, I have a virtually unused Specialized one but in a 57 frame so might be a bit tall for you. Flip flop hub and a couple of spare ratios I think. 42/16/17/18.
My plans to ride to work in the winter didn't work out and now it just gets me moaned at. for taking up space
What sort of mileage should you get from a tyre?
Currently running Michelin Pro race tyres and just wondering (without taking the tyre off) what I should expect.
No But if you bring your wheels round with some cake and are prepared to babysit Little Miss W I'm sure she'll be happy to help
Silly question time
I have just got a ladies racing bike, set up lovely by LBS, but I have not used a proper bike since a child, only had step thru style ladies hybrid type and have difficulty swinging leg over. Was laughed at 4 times on Sunday.
Any suggestions of exercies to do to make it easier, or is it a case of just keep practising and hopefully not hurting myself too much/ending up in a heap on the floor with the bike. Is there any benefit from getting on, on one side only I tend to go for lifting right leg, from mounting ponies when child, or do I need to be able to get on either side, bit concerned it might add a few too many seconds in transition, even though only doing a sprint tri.
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