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by Wesh-Laurence
2 Apr 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: E-bike advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3900

Re: E-bike advice

You will get more replies if you post in the E-Bike section of this forum. I bought an Orbea Gain e-road bike late last summer, I haven't used it yet. It doesn't look like an e-bike because the battery is "hidden in a slightly larger diameter down tube, the motor is in the rear hub and there is...
by Wesh-Laurence
2 Apr 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Gower Cycling Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 2463

Gower Cycling Festival

Does anyone know if this event is taking place this year.

If it is when is it taking place and are there booking details anywhere.
by Wesh-Laurence
2 Apr 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Welsh Festival of Cycling
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Welsh Festival of Cycling

Does anyone know if this event is taking place this year.

For the last couple of years it has taken place in Ruthin at the end of July.

If it is taking place is there a link showing date, location and booking details.
by Wesh-Laurence
2 Apr 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Folding ebike recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Folding ebike recommendations

The last post should have read "Carrera Crosscity".

Late last summer I bought my first ebike which I haven't used yet. That was a Orbea Gain road bike which also has the battery "hidden" in the down tube.
by Wesh-Laurence
1 Apr 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Folding ebike recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Folding ebike recommendations

I bought the Carrera Citycrossride.

The battery is housed in the main tube of the bike and therefore doesn't look like an ebike because you can't see the battery.

I have only just bought it and haven't ridden it yet.
by Wesh-Laurence
3 May 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2594

Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Is there a short cut between Arnside and Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria?

Can pedestrians & cyclists use the Kent Viaduct to cross the Milnathorpe Sands (North end of Morecambe Bay) or is the viaduct only for trains?
by Wesh-Laurence
26 Feb 2016, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB forks and disc brakes.
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: MTB forks and disc brakes.

To convert from v-brakes to disc brakes you need to buy:- 1) Have a front fork that has the mounts for mounting disc calipers. 2) Have a front wheel with a hub onto which you can mount the disc rotor. It is probably not worth making these changes on an old MTB. You could buy a second hand MTB with d...
by Wesh-Laurence
24 Feb 2016, 10:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes
Replies: 41
Views: 2404

Re: hydraulic disc brakes

Replacing cable operated (mechanical) disc brakes with hydraulic operated disc brakes is fairly easy. You don’t need to change your wheels which already have 160mm diameter disc rotors. There are many makes and models of hydraulic brake that will fit you bike. You appear to have very little knowledg...
by Wesh-Laurence
4 Aug 2015, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Isle of Wight Chain Ferry
Replies: 28
Views: 2637

Re: Isle of Wight Chain Ferry

Where does this ferry run to/from?

I'm assuming it's an "internal" ferry somewhere on the island.
by Wesh-Laurence
19 Nov 2014, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If this rack will fit ?
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: If this rack will fit ?

I believe that one of the "Tubus" racks is very similar and they also have an extra long Quick Release Skewer onto which the rack attaches.
by Wesh-Laurence
4 Nov 2014, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New disc brakes...
Replies: 21
Views: 2167

Re: New disc brakes...

I have Avid BB7s on my drop bar touring bike which when set up correctly are excellent, almost as good as some of the hydraulic discs I have on my mountain bikes. I have found that compared to rim brakes good disc brakes are far better than rim brakes. I now have brakes on 5 bikes, the 6th bike is a...
by Wesh-Laurence
11 Oct 2014, 9:46am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29 incher - all hype?
Replies: 63
Views: 70421

Re: 29 incher - all hype?

Virtually all of the new MTBs have 650b ie 27.5" wheels!! This means that the 29er was in fashion for 3 years. In order to keep selling bikes year after year the manufacturers keep re inventing the wheel. It's very annoying that manufacturers are producing products that have built in obsolescen...
by Wesh-Laurence
5 Sep 2014, 8:56am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Bike recommendations to replace my full susser
Replies: 5
Views: 20284

Re: Bike recommendations to replace my full susser

For the type of riding you are doing you could probably use a rigid or front suspension MTB. Off the shelf makes I like are Lapierre and Whyte. For the generous budget you have at your disposal I would be looking at a custom build. For a lot less I built my own lightweight trail bike based on a Kine...
by Wesh-Laurence
1 May 2014, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.

Three years ago there were very few bikes meeting my and your requirements. I built my own bike up from components using a Kinesis Decade Tripster frameset. It's a lightweight aluminium frame with carbon fork and has drop handlebars, Disc brakes, 700c wheels, bosses for fitting rear pannier rack and...
by Wesh-Laurence
22 Feb 2014, 10:36am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Topeak Mini Morph
Replies: 13
Views: 26969

Re: Topeak Mini Morph

I broke the footpeg on my Topeak turbo mountain morph a few years ago. I contacted Extra UK (The Topeak UK distributors) they sent me a replacement free. It was easy to fit the replacement. I am now more careful when standing on the footpeg, I stand on it very close to the pump body which puts less ...