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by groberts
16 Apr 2018, 10:05am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: NOW SOLD - Garmin Etrex 30 GPS
Replies: 1
Views: 156

NOW SOLD - Garmin Etrex 30 GPS

Purchased this a few years ago but due to a knee replacement soon thereafter, I have had to give up cycle touring and the unit has never been used, except to set-up and test. This is a factory refurbished unit from Garmin and is as good as new. Internal 1.7Gb memory, with an additional 8Gb Micro SD ...
by groberts
13 Apr 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Size & Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Thanks for the replies - would a folding v non folding make any difference + which is preferable?
by groberts
11 Apr 2018, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Size & Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Tyre Size & Recommendation

I'm looking to replace the tyres on my son-in-law's oldish Ribble bike. At he moment it has Vitoria Roma 22 22-622 700-22C tyres on Mavik wheels (no wheel info). This tyre size now seems hard to come by with the 700-23 more commonly available. 1. Would a 700-23 tyre fit OK? 2. Can anyone recommend a...
by groberts
22 Mar 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thanet Coast Route?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Thanet Coast Route?

I did the Kent coast clockwise a few years ago. Here's a link to my blog - if you pick the bones out of this it might help you decide. Reculver to Margate is very nice but if I were going from Margate to Bournemouth I'd go via Dover - Eastbourne and then maybe inland through the South Downs to Winch...
by groberts
20 Nov 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French battlefields
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: French battlefields

D-Day beaches etc takes some beating, especially if you can go at the time of 6th June commemorations: https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/d-day-beaches-normandy-june-2010/ Not so much a tour but could be made into one The Somme is also very interesting: https://roundthebendpart1.word...
by groberts
29 Oct 2017, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2/7th Cycling Battalion
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: 2/7th Cycling Battalion

Thanks for the info, amazing how the humble bike has played such a pivotal role in warfare.

Sounds like a great ride Simon, will be interested to get a report when you return.
by groberts
22 Oct 2017, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2/7th Cycling Battalion
Replies: 8
Views: 730

2/7th Cycling Battalion

Came across this interesting memorial at the front of City Hall whilst visiting Cardiff yesterday. I wonder if anybody can provide anything more about them and this memorial? Thanks.

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by groberts
6 Oct 2017, 9:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

Re: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.

Nice job, enjoy the riding.
by groberts
5 Oct 2017, 8:46am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

Re: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.

Sounds promising, well done. Once on the road mine took a little while to iron out the niggles - mostly to do with the bike - but altogether very happy.

Look forwards to hearing more + some pictures perhaps?
by groberts
25 Sep 2017, 9:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bike Battery
Replies: 26
Views: 2026

Re: E-Bike Battery

Never heard of this before but understand such batteries can be fickle. I will be away later later thus year for six weeks - without my eBike - so what do I do, presumably leave the battery charged at +60%? I am a little worried that by then it will also be cold, which of course batteries don't like...
by groberts
20 Sep 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Old Dog New Tricks

Early in August I started out on my new eBike adventure and so far it's been nothing but a good experience: got me back on the road, climbing, new routes and having fun again. The conversion has worked very well and (fingers crossed) without problems - I'll get back with a more technical update in a...
by groberts
4 Sep 2017, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Noisy Brakes

Thanks, after much adjustment I thought these were set up OK but you may be right and need to take a look again at toe-in etc.?
by groberts
3 Sep 2017, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Noisy Brakes

New 26" front wheel with slightly ribbed rim finish + new Kool Stop brake pads with cantilever brakes, producing a horrible squealing noise when applied. Any solutions please?
by groberts
20 Aug 2017, 5:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric conversion kit.
Replies: 44
Views: 4021

Re: Electric conversion kit.

After some deliberation weve finally decided to go with the same people Bob went with,for a conversion kit for our Circe tandem:- http://www.electric-bike-conversions.co.uk/ We had a ride(in the car) to the showroom last week and was given a fair price for a front wheel kit with a 17ah battery moun...
by groberts
6 Aug 2017, 4:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Moving to the (electric) dark side
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Moving to the (electric) dark side

You might want to take a look at my post last week and associated blog about a conversion I've just completed. I'm just back from a 35 mile electric assisted ride and it just gets better as I'm finding the sweet spots when and when not to use the power assist - in this case with more judicious use I...