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by pedalsheep
4 Jun 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought

I did my first 100 mile ride on a Puch 'Touring' when I was 14. 26" steel wheels, 3 speed Sturmey, bright yellow with a step through frame. I replaced the flat bars with drops to try to make it look more sporty! 104 miles from home into Wales and back on my own. 60146964_2191267077622124_625674...
by pedalsheep
31 May 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike

The service to London Victoria is a bit slower than the one to Waterloo but again there is no need to book your bike. There are usually plenty of spaces and as the train starts from Portsmouth Harbour you will have no need to run along the platform trying to find the appropriate carriage!
by pedalsheep
31 May 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Well I've pulled all the bits apart and soaked them in Milton for 24 hours (I had previously done this in Steradent a week or so ago). It's still pink! It should have killed any nasties though. I think it may be just discoloration by UV or something similar. It's used and washed daily and I've never...
by pedalsheep
28 May 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Hmmmm... Pink algae sounds rather disturbing I may give up using it! What puzzles me though is that I have had other Camelbak bottles that have seen a lot more use and also been used for energy drinks and have had no problems with them.

I don't own a dishwasher.
by pedalsheep
27 May 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Last year I bought 2 Camelbak Podium bottles, blue bottle and lid with a clear white nozzle. On the bottle that gets most use the nozzle has gradually turned bright pink! It is only used for water and, no, I don't wear lipstick! Has anyone else had the same issue or know what's causing it?
by pedalsheep
26 May 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gifts and merchandise
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Cycling gifts and merchandise

An unbreakable (some sort of plastic) Reynolds 753 mug accompanies me on my cycling brew ups. It seemed rather expensive when I bought it in Cycle Heaven in York a year or two back but I really enjoy using it. (I never got a 753 bike but they didn't do 531 or 725 mugs!).
by pedalsheep
26 May 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London
Replies: 14
Views: 4033

Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

That's a lovely frame you have there.
I understand that the next Roberts rendezvous is planned for sometime in 2020.
by pedalsheep
24 May 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano sandals 46/47 in Chichester charity shop
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Shimano sandals 46/47 in Chichester charity shop

If I paypal'd you £25, could you be persuaded to purchase and post a pair of 47's ? (I'm a dainty little thing compared to some) - keeping the change (or putting it in the charity shops charity box). Serious enquiry. Sorry sizbut but I don't live in Chichester I was just visiting on a day trip from...
by pedalsheep
24 May 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano sandals 46/47 in Chichester charity shop
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Shimano sandals 46/47 in Chichester charity shop

Visiting Chichester a couple of days ago I noticed that the Cancer Research shop has 3 pairs of brand new Shimano spd sandals for sale size 46/47 price £10 - £15. A bargain for someone if you are nearby and have big enough feet! :D
by pedalsheep
23 May 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Cycle Quest · Leader Board
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: British Cycle Quest · Leader Board

The leader board is definitely still maintained. I received a printed copy dated 1st October 2018 when I last submitted answer cards to Jeff Eaves.
by pedalsheep
10 May 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 22
Views: 6699

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Mileage is starting to creep up a bit with just under a thousand miles for April giving a total of 2876 by the 1st of May. Being happily retired I generally ride between 35 and 50 miles 6 days a week with an occasional longer ride on the mainland every now and then.
by pedalsheep
30 Apr 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Isle of Wight Randonnee May 5th
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Isle of Wight Randonnee May 5th

I will be on the checkpoint at Ventnor Rugby Club, I'll keep an eye out for you.
Anyone else coming over for the Randonnee?
by pedalsheep
22 Apr 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 32
Views: 1077

Re: Camping Pillow

I find the Exped pillow pump to be very comfortable and, of course, it's also used to inflate my Exped mat so it's dual purpose. Performs both functions well.
by pedalsheep
9 Apr 2019, 9:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

brynpoeth wrote:The Alps, I would love to ride up at 7 kmh but I would be terrified of going down at 70 kmh :?

Glad to hear I'm not alone in this!
by pedalsheep
7 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

I have to admit I am a real wimp when it comes to descending. I was never very good at it and I have got considerably worse as I have got older. Unfortunately when riding with a group you can never make up as much ground by climbing well as you can lose by descending badly.