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by burroc
9 Sep 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot foot
Replies: 32
Views: 3227

Re: Hot foot

Obviously it might not be in the least bit relevant to your problem, but you may wish to look in to "Morton's Neuroma". It can manifest itself in many ways. Whilst it causes me significant problems, a hot foot is not one of them. A friend of mine also has Morton's Neuroma and for them, the...
by burroc
21 Mar 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommended light for front wicker basket
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Recommended light for front wicker basket

Apologies - I returned the bike without taking photos. The support was excellent and if it had not been for the post from Brucey I would never have known such a thing existed. At first glance I was somewhat disappointed. One of the bolts was missing, one of the holes for the front axle was smaller t...
by burroc
21 Mar 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommended light for front wicker basket
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Recommended light for front wicker basket

Many thanks for the varied and helpful responses. A successful outcome, making use of the front support suggested by Brucey. Not entirely straightforward though, as the rack proved to be about 3 inches too short. All sorted now though, so thanks again to all.
by burroc
7 Mar 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Places to hire a disabled/wheelchair type bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Places to hire a disabled/wheelchair type bike?

My mother is in her mid eighties and sadly cannot cycle any longer. She misses her bike terribly. On a couple of occasions I have hired a wheelchair tricycle from Parsley Hay in the Peak District. She has thoroughly enjoyed her trip along the High Peak trail to Middleton Top and along the Tissington...
by burroc
8 Feb 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommended light for front wicker basket
Replies: 10
Views: 630

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: 547

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: 861

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: 861

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: 634

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: 9955

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: 9955

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: 9955

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: 572

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: 2078

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: 2078

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...