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One for the cyclists here... 12:25 - Apr 28 with 57127 viewsllangyfelach

For varying reasons I'm not confident enough to get out and about on my bike, so for the next couple of months I'll be using my indoor Turbo Trainer. I'm mindful that at the moment I'll be training based on time rather than distance, so want to get myself a decent milometer. Any recommendations?

Ta in advance

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:26 - Jun 29 with 1578 viewsJackfath

One for the cyclists here... on 20:23 - Jun 29 by max936

I've had to put up with an annoying clinking sound this afternoon, turns out it was a bit of crud in the gearing, just give the lot a good clean and rinse problem solved.


What about your spoke protector?

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:39 - Jun 29 with 1574 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 20:26 - Jun 29 by Jackfath

What about your spoke protector?


Its attached to the spokes on the wheel so its independent of the gearing cassette.
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One for the cyclists here... on 20:40 - Jun 29 with 1569 viewsJackfath

One for the cyclists here... on 20:39 - Jun 29 by max936

Its attached to the spokes on the wheel so its independent of the gearing cassette.
[Post edited 29 Jun 2014 20:39]


Mine is just spinning on its own, not attached to anything. I think it may be broken and rubbing on one of the spokes as it passes it.

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:50 - Jun 29 with 1557 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 20:40 - Jun 29 by Jackfath

Mine is just spinning on its own, not attached to anything. I think it may be broken and rubbing on one of the spokes as it passes it.


Just checked my other bike and the one on that is clipped in to the wheel hub, it moves a bit within the confines of two spokes, its got plastic pins that seem to clip in tight to the hub.
Perhaps yours is the same and the pins have broken off.?

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:53 - Jun 29 with 1556 viewsJackfath

One for the cyclists here... on 20:50 - Jun 29 by max936

Just checked my other bike and the one on that is clipped in to the wheel hub, it moves a bit within the confines of two spokes, its got plastic pins that seem to clip in tight to the hub.
Perhaps yours is the same and the pins have broken off.?


Yep I think this is the diagnosis. Looking up the problem, many say just take it off, others say you need them. Haven't got a chain whip to get the cassette off so may take a side cutters to it and hack it off.....

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:58 - Jun 29 with 1552 viewsPacemaker

One for the cyclists here... on 20:40 - Jun 29 by Jackfath

Mine is just spinning on its own, not attached to anything. I think it may be broken and rubbing on one of the spokes as it passes it.


I don't have a spoke protector on my road bike, it was never fitted with one. It is supposed to stop the chain dropping off the biggest cog and locking up/breaking your spokes. I

f you have correctly indexed your gears and the stop screws then there is very little chance of the chain jumping off.

I think bikes have to have them fitted by consumer protection laws like reflectors etc.

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One for the cyclists here... on 21:02 - Jun 29 with 1550 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 20:53 - Jun 29 by Jackfath

Yep I think this is the diagnosis. Looking up the problem, many say just take it off, others say you need them. Haven't got a chain whip to get the cassette off so may take a side cutters to it and hack it off.....


I'd take the wheel off and the cassette and check it out, if it is broken I'd look to replacing it, last thing you want is for somin to break and snag the wheel, it would be quite costly to replace the wheel, plus it could cause you to hava nasty bump, not worth it JF, take it a bike shop and ask their advice, shouldn't be that expensive a job, I wouldn't have thought.

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One for the cyclists here... on 23:18 - Jun 29 with 1525 views1jack

This cycling don't half make you hungry though.
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One for the cyclists here... on 06:36 - Jun 30 with 1509 viewsPacemaker

One for the cyclists here... on 23:18 - Jun 29 by 1jack

This cycling don't half make you hungry though.


You got to feed the machinešŸšµ

Eat more when your on the bike you don't eat the fridge when you come home then......usually.

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One for the cyclists here... on 07:43 - Jun 30 with 1500 views1jack

One for the cyclists here... on 06:36 - Jun 30 by Pacemaker

You got to feed the machinešŸšµ

Eat more when your on the bike you don't eat the fridge when you come home then......usually.


I'll try that as I do eat the fridge when I get home.
Cheers.
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Fao llangyfelach on 13:08 - Jun 30 with 1474 views1jack

How are you getting on?
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One for the cyclists here... on 18:26 - Jul 2 with 1425 viewscsf

Got my bike back after a prolonged stay getting fixed. Only did a short commute to the school but loved being back in the saddle and going uphill without panicking my gears would slip was great.

Just figuring some local routes out to get myself back into the regular ride swing of things.
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One for the cyclists here... on 23:31 - Jul 2 with 1402 viewsDarran

Don't forget to wear a helmet guys accidents can happen.
Be safe everyone.

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One for the cyclists here... on 07:30 - Jul 3 with 1371 viewsPacemaker

One for the cyclists here... on 23:31 - Jul 2 by Darran

Don't forget to wear a helmet guys accidents can happen.
Be safe everyone.


Yeah just heard about Max sounds like it was a v good job he was wearing a helmet. Could have been a lot worse.

Was that your porter mate giving you inside info again Darren


Get well soon Max.
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One for the cyclists here... on 08:43 - Jul 3 with 1347 views1jack

One for the cyclists here... on 07:30 - Jul 3 by Pacemaker

Yeah just heard about Max sounds like it was a v good job he was wearing a helmet. Could have been a lot worse.

Was that your porter mate giving you inside info again Darren


Get well soon Max.
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http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3335923.htm


seems a good price. I know it's argos but it should be ok.
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One for the cyclists here... on 10:59 - Jul 3 with 1328 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 08:43 - Jul 3 by 1jack

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3335923.htm


seems a good price. I know it's argos but it should be ok.


I bought one of them but took it back, it was far to flumsy, get a tidy one, it saved me from a serious bump to the head last night, and the helmets broke, so Im glad i wasn't wearing the Argos one, tbh.
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One for the cyclists here... on 12:08 - Jul 3 with 1310 viewsorion3016

One for the cyclists here... on 10:59 - Jul 3 by max936

I bought one of them but took it back, it was far to flumsy, get a tidy one, it saved me from a serious bump to the head last night, and the helmets broke, so Im glad i wasn't wearing the Argos one, tbh.
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Hope you're ok
Take it easy, but get straight back on it as soon as you can
It's what we do!

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One for the cyclists here... on 12:28 - Jul 3 with 1304 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 12:08 - Jul 3 by orion3016

Hope you're ok
Take it easy, but get straight back on it as soon as you can
It's what we do!


I did cheers Rob.

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One for the cyclists here... on 17:07 - Jul 3 with 1287 viewscsf

One for the cyclists here... on 10:59 - Jul 3 by max936

I bought one of them but took it back, it was far to flumsy, get a tidy one, it saved me from a serious bump to the head last night, and the helmets broke, so Im glad i wasn't wearing the Argos one, tbh.
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Agree with this. Broke mine a few years back, think my life would be vastly different if I hadn't had the helmet on or not had a decent one.

Max on a side note, have you got the receipt for the broken one? I think some companies give partial refunds for helmets broken in accidents. Got the receipt for mine somewhere after I broke the last one.
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One for the cyclists here... on 17:31 - Jul 3 with 1276 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 17:07 - Jul 3 by csf

Agree with this. Broke mine a few years back, think my life would be vastly different if I hadn't had the helmet on or not had a decent one.

Max on a side note, have you got the receipt for the broken one? I think some companies give partial refunds for helmets broken in accidents. Got the receipt for mine somewhere after I broke the last one.


Don't think so csf, I bought it online, but picked it up from Neath Halfords, well the Mrs did, so then again she might have

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One for the cyclists here... on 20:23 - Jul 4 with 1225 views1jack

Planning a nice little ride for tomorrow am, up to Tredz in cross hands then on to the botanical gardens and home, should be around 30 miles, looking forward to it.

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One for the cyclists here... on 22:44 - Jul 4 with 1206 viewsPacemaker

Got my road bike back today after a few problems, Anthony at a Welsh Coast Cycles in Port Talbot did a fine job at a very reasonable price.

Hopefully I can get a couple of miles in tomorrow

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One for the cyclists here... on 07:29 - Jul 5 with 1169 viewsDDCH

One for the cyclists here... on 10:59 - Jul 3 by max936

I bought one of them but took it back, it was far to flumsy, get a tidy one, it saved me from a serious bump to the head last night, and the helmets broke, so Im glad i wasn't wearing the Argos one, tbh.
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Read a cracking article on helmets earlier in the year (as cracking as a helmet article can be) the consensus was that if it has a kite mark or euro safety mark there was not a lot between them.

The main thing a more expensive one brought was airflow and comfort.

I was very lucky and got one of the ones they reviewed highly (Abus Aduro) for Ā£13 delivered on one of the Amazon flash sales.

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One for the cyclists here... on 09:11 - Jul 5 with 1150 viewsPacemaker

One for the cyclists here... on 07:29 - Jul 5 by DDCH

Read a cracking article on helmets earlier in the year (as cracking as a helmet article can be) the consensus was that if it has a kite mark or euro safety mark there was not a lot between them.

The main thing a more expensive one brought was airflow and comfort.

I was very lucky and got one of the ones they reviewed highly (Abus Aduro) for Ā£13 delivered on one of the Amazon flash sales.


Good show on Sky Sports riding the dales. Basically Sky commentators training to ride a 120 mile stage of TDF route.

Good interview with James Cracknell and how lucky he was to be wearing a helmet when the mirror off a truck hit his head at 70mph. #got to wear a lid.

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One for the cyclists here... on 11:09 - Jul 5 with 1131 viewsmax936

One for the cyclists here... on 07:29 - Jul 5 by DDCH

Read a cracking article on helmets earlier in the year (as cracking as a helmet article can be) the consensus was that if it has a kite mark or euro safety mark there was not a lot between them.

The main thing a more expensive one brought was airflow and comfort.

I was very lucky and got one of the ones they reviewed highly (Abus Aduro) for Ā£13 delivered on one of the Amazon flash sales.


Cheers, I've looked at the Halfords site for the same helmet as I've got now, but they must have sold out, I've got plenty of time before I can ride again so I'll keep a look out for another bargain.

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