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by NewHorizon
20 May 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD - Van Nicholas Amazon, 58cm (56cm in reality)
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Van Nicholas Amazon, 58cm (56cm in reality)

No, it originally had the VN touring fork with cantis - I swapped it for the lighter and more comfortable VN Audax fork with deep drop calipers, which are a lot more confidence inspiring. There is a disc mount on the rear, so go really strange and add a disc!
by NewHorizon
19 May 2019, 2:02pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD - Van Nicholas Amazon, 58cm (56cm in reality)
Replies: 4
Views: 559

SOLD - Van Nicholas Amazon, 58cm (56cm in reality)

The classic multi-use titanium bike and winner of C+ Touring Bike of the Year in 2008, I bought this direct from Van Nicholas as a build-to-order in 2008 and I’ve since done 18481 miles on it, no touring, just day rides, never crashed or raced!. All original paperwork is available. The frame is 3AL/...
by NewHorizon
8 May 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.

If I select Di2 11 speed on the Shimano GRX interactive matrix, those are the components that are listed, hence my reasonable conclusion that it will work. That's not a very reasonable conclusion. ((edit)) (I'm not going to say it definitely won't work, but they are not claiming it will.) Hmm, you ...
by NewHorizon
8 May 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.

If I select Di2 11 speed on the Shimano GRX interactive matrix, those are the components that are listed, hence my reasonable conclusion that it will work.
by NewHorizon
8 May 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.

The 46/30 will run with the 11-40 or 11-42 cassette using Di2. That's the 'rubbish' I'll be putting on my bike. I don't understand the negativity towards Shimano, even the basic stuff does the job and the better stuff does it very well indeed.
by NewHorizon
7 Dec 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 30
Views: 1456

Re: Heart rate monitors

I've used a Wahoo TICKR HRM for a couple of years and been pleased with it. It has the advantage of being both Bluetooth 4 and ANT+ and I've used both with different Garmin, Wahoo and Polar receivers without any issue at all - starts broadcasting both formats immediately it's put on. Still on the or...
by NewHorizon
15 Oct 2018, 2:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 76
Views: 112378

Re: Wiggle

Rapha returns are free, but it's not immediately obvious. Wiggle are including their normal discount range on Rapha, so that's a healthy 12% for me at the moment, not that I need anything, but I'm a big fan of their Core shorts (better than the the current Classics, for me).
by NewHorizon
2 Jul 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1144

Road ahead closed

Increasingly Local Authorities seem to be completely closing roads for repairs or resurfacing, rather than opting for traffic management. Whilst detours are usually available, they may not be expedient for cyclists - I was on holiday cycling in Cambridgshire a little while ago with 37 miles done and...
by NewHorizon
15 Jun 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C Rackbag - internal dims please
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Carradice Super C Rackbag - internal dims please

Thanks! A man after my own heart with the detail. If only manufacturers would be more forthcoming!
by NewHorizon
8 Jun 2018, 5:14pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Pressure gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 7243

Re: Pressure gauge

Yes, leakage and it read that it lost 0.5 bar each time I tried to take a reading! Will certainly report back in due course.
by NewHorizon
8 Jun 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Pressure gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 7243

Re: Pressure gauge

Timely, and by conicidence I have also recently bought and returned the fancy Topeak digital gauge (hopelessly unusable) and an unbadged version of the Schwalbe one (equally hopeless). Will order one from the UK outlet.
by NewHorizon
3 Jun 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C Rackbag - internal dims please
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Carradice Super C Rackbag - internal dims please

I know there are overall sizes on the Carradice site, and these show 160mm wide x 210mm high x 365mm long. But what is the internal length of the main space please? And size of the rear pocket? Also, what is the clear dimension between the feet on the short side? Thanks.
by NewHorizon
26 Apr 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling plus magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 5356

Re: Cycling plus magazine

Sadly cycling plus seems to have gone down the route of most other mainstream cycling mags , just catering for the sportive/racing/ tour de france wannabee , totally ignoring the rest of the cycling population . The best magazine by far ? Audax Uk members only magazine ' Arrivee '. Lots of inspirat...
by NewHorizon
27 Sep 2017, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ti repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Ti repairs

I knew someone who cracked a litespeed.....he sent it back to them and they did it for him. It might be worth trying the original maker. It would be interesting to know who the original maker is. Given that most frames are built in China, Russia or parts of the Far East, it's unlikely that the orig...
by NewHorizon
24 Sep 2017, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple/ mech compatibility.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Triple/ mech compatibility.

On the move - there are effectively two middle positions - a short nudge on the lever will click it over from one to the other or vice versa, trimming the FD to stop chain rub. All that is needed and works very well.