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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 10 12:11 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

There's also The Bike Book from Haynes. I've got a first edition which has proved useful a time or two
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zigs



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 10 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just need....................

djoptix



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As posters have said, nobody can compete with the breadth of knowledge available at Sheldon... but I would be happy to write a "top 10 tips for life with your bicycle" if people want?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes please.

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

djoptix wrote:
As posters have said, nobody can compete with the breadth of knowledge available at Sheldon... but I would be happy to write a "top 10 tips for life with your bicycle" if people want?


That would be great, thank you.
Pictures to go with it would be an added bonus for the mechanically inept among us, like me.
Layout and stuff can be done by the Publishing pixies.

Jo S



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That would be *fantastic*!

JB



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

djoptix wrote:
As posters have said, nobody can compete with the breadth of knowledge available at Sheldon... but I would be happy to write a "top 10 tips for life with your bicycle" if people want?


I'd appreciate it as I've just got back onto two wheels. Albeit I've only done a few miles so far while I get to grips with these new fangled ez shift gears. But it's already made me realise how much I want to know stuff like do how do I adjust the deraileurs to get smooth running, are there wear indicators on brake blocks, do I need to maintain front suspension, can I change the 700x42 tyres that came on the bike with something more suited to roads? Probably all very obvious questions to someone who does this regularly but it's an area where I'm ignorant.

Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got both those books and they are great (using them I've been able to do all our bike maintenance, even stripping down a sturmey archer 3 speed hub), but I agree that what's needed here is a basic get-you-started article for new/newly returned cyclists so that they don't have to go out & buy the books before they can even get down to the shops to get a pint of milk.

djoptix



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cool. I'll get on it. Might take a few days.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

djoptix wrote:
I'll get on it. Might take a few days.


Have you got a really, really, really big pennyfarthing then?

djoptix



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me, yesterday.


12Bore



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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you still bother with tyre pumps and puncture repair kits?
A.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did I just hear Cab squeal with delight?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 11 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
Did I just hear Cab squeal with delight?


No I was recoiling in horror at the thought of D-locking that to a lamp post

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