Bike building for dummies #2

“I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!”

― Mark Twain

Having picked up my brand new (to me) bike frame and decided that I was going to build it myself, I thought that I should jump right in. But where should . . . → Read More: Bike building for dummies #2

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Bike building for dummies #1

Rule 12: n+1

‘The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.

While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would . . . → Read More: Bike building for dummies #1

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Has the GLOWORM X2 high power bike light found its match?

Ituo have send me a while back their new XP2 and XP3 and they are the “Dog’s bo…ks” They equal the performance the Gloworm lights and have better more friendly features and on top of that they cost a lot less!

As you probably know, for over a year now I have tried several products . . . → Read More: Has the GLOWORM X2 high power bike light found its match?

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RideLine no longer available

Due to supplier changes made to our ride cancellation system we can no longer operate our RideLine telephone service. To check for cancellations you must use the online calendar and look for the words **** CANCELLED **** in the ride description.

This is a bit of a blow to those of us who liked the . . . → Read More: RideLine no longer available

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Tools and Bike Wash installed at The Big Park

Many thanks to Lewes District Council for installing a bike wash, fix it stand, pump and drinking fountain at Peacehaven’s Big Park (Centenary Park).

With access to National Cycle Route 2, bridleways and a café, this is an excellent venue for cyclists.

 

Tools, pump and drinking fountain

 

Bike wash (a hose . . . → Read More: Tools and Bike Wash installed at The Big Park

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Cycle Clothing. What to wear

When you’re new to cycling it’s often tricky to work out what to wear. The weather will play a big part in how well you wrap up but a few basic principles will help you stay comfy.

Helmet Mandatory on club rides. It’s best to get fitted for a ‘lid’ (helmet) at your local bike . . . → Read More: Cycle Clothing. What to wear

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In case of an incident

From time to time members have raised the question of how best to deal with an accident in which they or friends or co-riders have been involved.

Cycle Seahaven does not have the expertise or infrastructure to provide legal or procedural advice on such matters. The club is however affiliated to Cycling UK (rebranded from . . . → Read More: In case of an incident

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Shammy Shorts and Cream

Well, this is all a bit embarrassing – time to talk about ‘barnacle bum’ syndrome.

As riders get more experienced, and find they are spending longer in the saddle, a few problems can occur in the ‘lower regions’. Sores, in the form of spots or even abscesses, can occur around the ‘saddle area’ of your . . . → Read More: Shammy Shorts and Cream

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