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by burroc
8 Feb 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommended light for front wicker basket
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Recommended light for front wicker basket

A friend of my wife has a Pendleton bike with a front wicker basket, for pootling in and out of the nearby village. She lives down an unlit rural lane and finds the front light on her bike will not illuminate the numerous potholes. Presumably the easiest way to fit a light to a wicker basket is to g...
by burroc
29 Nov 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with Velociped
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Touring with Velociped

My wife is not the most energetic of cyclists, but is more than happy to go on a week's cycle tour in Europe (normally Germany) if it is relatively flat, hotels are booked, baggage is carried, route is in nice scenery, there are no busy roads, and the majority is on cycle paths or agricultural track...
by burroc
16 Jan 2018, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Computer Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Cycle Computer Woes

I'm not there yet, I'm afraid, but thanks for the various helpful suggestions. Yes, the battery is most definitely in the right way round. It is a not a button type, it is an AE23, which looks vaguely like a triple A but is half the length. I can hear the switch clicking when the magnet goes past th...
by burroc
13 Jan 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Computer Woes
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Cycle Computer Woes

I swore many years ago never to use a wireless cycle computer again. My resolve weakened 6 years ago and I fitted a Brontager Trip 5w wireless computer to my road bike. It has worked fine since then and I have replaced the battery in the computer display part annually. This year I decided it was abo...
by burroc
26 Sep 2017, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: netherlands cycle tour
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: netherlands cycle tour

I'd be very interested to hear of anywhere you might suggest for us to base ourselves, if we were to stay in one (or possibly two) locations for a week of interesting day-rides. Thanks
by burroc
13 Jun 2017, 6:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset
Replies: 6
Views: 9692

Re: Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset

Ref Malvandy. 170mm cranks - so nothing out of the ordinary.
by burroc
26 Mar 2017, 8:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset
Replies: 6
Views: 9692

Re: Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset

The bike originally came "off the shelf" with 34/50 at the front, and 12-28 at the rear. 34 is normally the lowest chainring size for a compact chainset. The get slightly lower gears I put a mountain bike 11-34 rear cassette on, with a cheap and cheerful long reach Shimano Deore rear derai...
by burroc
25 Mar 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset
Replies: 6
Views: 9692

Spa Cycles: Super Compact Chainset

I recently purchased a Spa Cycles Super Compact Chainset to reduce my gearing. I have one real regret: I should have done it years ago! I was slightly apprehensive I might end up with a bit of a bodge job, but not at all. The chainset was much better than the photos on the Spa Cycles website suggest...
by burroc
10 Mar 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bilbao airport to Bilbao city centre
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Bilbao airport to Bilbao city centre

Yes, I've done this, albeit a few years ago now. Had a very basic streetplan of Bilbao and bumbled our way to the centre where we stopped the night before catching a local train out to the Picos the next morning (well that was the plan, but the train only went halfway, where we transferred to a trai...
by burroc
21 Feb 2017, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Super Compact Chainset
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Spa Cycles Super Compact Chainset

Thanks very much for the various responses. As one person has correctly summised, I have a double front changer so am looking to stick with a compact chainset rather than moving to a triple.
by burroc
19 Feb 2017, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Super Compact Chainset
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Spa Cycles Super Compact Chainset

I am thinking of lowering my gearing by fitting a TD-2 Super Compact Chainset from Spa Cycles to my Genesis Equilibrium road/touring bike. Although I already have a mountain bike cassette on the rear (11-34) I still find with the 34 small front chainring the gears don't quite go low enough for me. I...
by burroc
3 Jan 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Immenstadt, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Immenstadt, Germany

I wonder if anyone is familiar with Immenstadt in southern Germany (on the river Iller, south of Kempten)? It sits on the crossroads of two long distance cycle routes. It could possibly be a good place for my wife and I to base ourselves for a week, hiring bikes locally. The hope is we can do severa...
by burroc
16 Sep 2016, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal-side cafes
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

Re: Canal-side cafes

I know quite a few canal-side cafe's but perhaps the one that most appropriately addresses your query is the café on the canal side in the centre of Birmingham (at Gas Street Basin, between Brindley Place and the Mailbox) which is called "Canalside Café". Bit more than a tea room as it ser...
by burroc
20 Oct 2014, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted cycle hangers
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Wall mounted cycle hangers

I wonder if anyone has any recommendations for wall mounted cycle hangers please? (The ones where the bike is vertical, perpendicular to the wall, with the front wheel in the hanger). I want to hang three bikes on my garage wall. There are a number of cheap hangers available on Amazon and elsewhere,...
by burroc
9 Aug 2014, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Germany with bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 5938

Re: Getting to Germany with bikes

Belated response to Lollykat re bike hire in Austria: we hired them in a place called Illmitz, SE of Vienna, on the eastern side of Neusiedl See (an amazing lake - 35km long and 5 foot deep max - apologies for mixing metric and imperial units). The lake is criss-crossed by dedicated cyclists ferries...