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by groberts
4 Apr 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 54cm (21.25") Ribble Road Bike
Replies: 0
Views: 302

54cm (21.25") Ribble Road Bike

Vintage Ribble road bike, well looked after + in good working order. 54cm / 21.25” Reynolds 531 competition frame in good condition, though with usual nicks and rubs on the paintwork. Mavic 622-13 alloy wheels. New Michelin Pro Endurance 700-23c tyres. Campagnolo Avanti groupset: double 52x38 chains...
by groberts
3 Apr 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Pannier Fixing

Besides buying new panniers, there are a couple of other options. According to the Ortlieb FAQ, your QL2 panniers can be hooked directly into the QL3.1 rail. https://www.ortlieb.com/us/service/faq/ That means you can attach this QL3.1 rail to your rack and use it as an extra rail: https://www.ortli...
by groberts
31 Mar 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Pannier Fixing

Thanks for the ideas and comments. You would think that when making a rack like this they would consider fitting requirements for panniers as well = very poor and annoying design! I presume the Ortlieb alternative fixing is the QL3? If it is, from what I can see it (a) will not retrofit the panniers...
by groberts
30 Mar 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Pannier Fixing

Following a knee replacement a few years ago I've successfully converted my Trek 830 to electric assistance which has allowed me to continue cycling, without it I'd be off the road! I deliberately chose a large, high power flat battery to provide good range which neatly slides into the bespoke rear ...
by groberts
27 Mar 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????
Replies: 43
Views: 3590

Re: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????

pedalsheep wrote:The Isle of Wight is lovely but it isn't flat!


No but it isn't that hilly either, so long as you pick your route carefully - more rolling.
by groberts
27 Mar 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Normandy Beaches
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Normandy Beaches

I hope my blog form 2010 will help answer some of your questions. If you can manage to be there on 6th June it's even more rewarding.

https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com ... june-2010/

Graham
by groberts
26 Mar 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

We went a few years ago in late August / September, camping with a small tent and even then the French (as only they can do) were closing camp sites! Notwithstanding, it's and easy and very nice ride. Here's my story if it helps: https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/st-malo-to-the-loir...
by groberts
26 Mar 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????
Replies: 43
Views: 3590

Re: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????

Given your location, it may be staring you in the face - the Isle of Wight.

Of course, you may already know but everywhere's always different on a bike. Here's my blog on touring the island a few years ago:

https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com ... -may-2013/

Graham
by groberts
21 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26x1.25 Road Tyre Retailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: 26x1.25 Road Tyre Retailer

Thanks everyone + pm sent to Phil.
by groberts
21 Mar 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26x1.25 Road Tyre Retailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

26x1.25 Road Tyre Retailer

Can anybody point me towards a supplier for Panaracer Pasela-PT 26x1.25 clincher tyres for my wife's Roberts' bike? Plenty of 700c size but the smaller size, which is currently fitted on the bike + she likes, seem to be in short supply. Otherwise, can anybody recommend a good alternative: Continenta...
by groberts
24 Jan 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Thanks John, that's reassuring. I wonder what others do when touring, what's the attitude charging when you just turn up or with e-bikes in Europe - say France or Italy - either camping or elsewhere? I ask as I'm keen to get touring with my e-bike but am put off by the doubt about where to get a cha...
by groberts
24 Jan 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

I travelled fully laden for camping around Perthshire doing about 40-50 miles per day. I never ran below 25% charge. I had prearranged lunch/breakfast/evening meal stops in order to charge up. I would be interested to know what sort of places allow you to charge whilst touring, this seems to me cou...
by groberts
4 Jan 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pedelecs on planes?
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Pedelecs on planes?

If I might widen the question - can you take an e-bike on trains, in the UK and/or Europe?
by groberts
10 Dec 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Women's MTB Cycling Shorts
Replies: 0
Views: 4393

Women's MTB Cycling Shorts

Can anyone recommend a good pair of MTB shorts for women - Xmas present for my daughter!

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
30 Oct 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Puncture Sealant

OK thanks, don't like the sound of Zefal etc. + at nearly 80 years of age changing the tyre is not an option for her! It needs to be clean and easy to use. Is this the Vittoria sealant referred to? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-pit-stop-tyre-sealant/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=536031...