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by malverncyclist
9 Apr 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brake cable length
Replies: 1
Views: 223

brake cable length

hi everyone, I am finally going to replace all cables on my road bike (60cm frame height, 700C wheels). I haven't taken the old ones off, what length of cables/housing do I go for? Would these be right? https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-road-brake-cable-set/rp-prod19054?utm_expid=.ckkRuxI9QieiYxXQHS8d3A.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chainreactioncycles.com%2Fbasket
by malverncyclist
6 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Micrometer for measuring rim wear
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: Micrometer for measuring rim wear

just thinking - a vernier gauge won't get into/behind the grove, therefore not really measuring the actual thickness of the rim? Or am I completely confused here (and I need to get to measure my rims pdq).
by malverncyclist
12 Nov 2017, 12:32am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: images - AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 10092

Re: images - AGAIN

thanks folks, all sorted now.

Martin
by malverncyclist
11 Nov 2017, 5:17pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: images - AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 10092

images - AGAIN

I am trying to put images up to support a "For Sale - complete bikes only" and all it get is "file size too large". I have now reduced the pics to thumb size (almost useless) and it still won't let me upload. Tried the administrators but no reply (too busy with other website issues?).

can anyone help me please!

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
2 Jul 2016, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: lightweight shoes for panniers
Replies: 55
Views: 5080

Re: lightweight shoes for panniers

Thanks folks Problem with Birkendstocks and Crocks is that they are HUGE at size 12/13 ... :shock:
by malverncyclist
2 Jul 2016, 7:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: lightweight shoes for panniers
Replies: 55
Views: 5080

lightweight shoes for panniers

Hi, I am trying to find shoes for use when off the bike on a tour I am going to do. My challenges are ... i have large feet (size 12 or so, depending on brand) and limited space (panniers). I was thinking about espadrilles as I won't be walking far when off the bike (hotel to restaurant/pub/bar and back) but there must be something a bit more durable than "one summer espadrilles" ...? Any suggestions anyone?

Martin
by malverncyclist
8 May 2016, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle storage small back yard
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: cycle storage small back yard

hooks not good on their own as it's outside and as we all know, "rust never sleeps" ... :D
by malverncyclist
8 May 2016, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle storage small back yard
Replies: 2
Views: 323

cycle storage small back yard

Hi folks, I've been trying to find a storage solution for my two road bikes. Currently live in shed with lots of other stuff, the shed is going and will be replaced with an extension (so bikes and all sorts of other stuff needs to be rehoused).

We only have a small-ish yard and back garden, which already houses a log store and will now also need to house a larger shed for tools etc. We don't want the yard/garden look like an assembly of sheds and the only bike storage solutions are both wheels on floor; my thinking is that if there is something around where the bikes are upright (i.e. hanging from front wheel) it might be less intrusive. Any ideas anyone???
by malverncyclist
21 Oct 2015, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: waterproof (over) trousers
Replies: 16
Views: 2603

waterproof (over) trousers

HI everyone, I assume this may have been covered elsewhere but I gave up after trawling the multitude of posts ... I need some waterproof trousers (overtrousers?) mostly for commuting but also for longer rides. There are obviously TONS out there and not all are covered with reviews. I've come across these here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Showers-Pass-St ... owers+pass and there are obviously other Showers Pass trousers at a far higher price (but they are not overtrousers). Any ideas/suggestions?

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
20 Oct 2015, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: phone mount
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: phone mount

so not experience of the Rixen and Kaul cover?
by malverncyclist
20 Oct 2015, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: phone mount
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: phone mount

I'm now seriously considering a phone holder or a Garmin with mapping.
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I do have a 705 Edge which does the job. However, I am working away from home and don't have the grown up bike with me (folder instead) and use Strava to keep me on my toes. The Edge 705 although outdated is a piece of kit that does everything when it comes to routing and can be picked up for very little money off ebay ... Still think I'll go for either an aquapac or the R&K solution for my folder whilst away ...
by malverncyclist
20 Oct 2015, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: phone mount
Replies: 7
Views: 589

phone mount

Hi everyone, I am trying to source a reasonably secure and waterproof cover/holder for my iphone 5c. I have come across this one [urlhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Rixen-Kaul-2706-Smart-Phone/dp/B0072C5GZ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1445345383&sr=8-3&keywords=rixen+and+kaul+phone][/url], has anyone used this one? Experience?

Thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
31 Aug 2015, 10:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: garmin map for France
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

garmin map for France

Hi

I will be cycling with some friends through France in about 2 1/2 weeks and we are using Garmin sat navs and maps. I don't have a France/Europe card for my 705, I can get one from Garmin (eg. via Amazon) for £30. Ridewithgps do their own but it seems that their cards cover maps across two areas (central and western Europe, so cutting right across France, not good).

Anyone any suggestions for getting maps?

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
7 Mar 2015, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton saddle question
Replies: 9
Views: 9250

Re: Brompton saddle question

Moving this topic into a different direction. I have collected my new Brompton yesterday and set out this morning to fit the Brooks B17 narrow which was safely stored in my shed from another folding bike. I am now struggling to put the whole thing back together (using the Brooks). In this thread it is suggested you need a different fitting, but holding the saddle rails next to each other, they look the same.

So, unless I DO need a different attachment, does anyone know what the 'easiest' way of putting all the bits together is? Couldn't find anything on the web ...

thanks

Martin
by malverncyclist
18 Feb 2015, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bicycle stand for garage/shed
Replies: 28
Views: 2771

Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

My bike shop uses them