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by urbanhiker
1 Jun 2017, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mapping all my tours on one map
Replies: 8
Views: 3261

Re: Mapping all my tours on one map

Have a look at mapyx. It will let you add in as many gpx files as you like, and plot your old routes. You can then turn them on and off (showing, not showing) as you choose. Its also free (pay for OS maps), and you just have to download it from the net. Might only support windows. Having said that, ...
by urbanhiker
21 Apr 2017, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2387

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

Hi, Just a couple of my random thoughts... Are you planning on flying in with a bike? I'm pretty sure (although more than happy to be proved wrong) that travelling on a bus/coach with a bike is a non-starter. Although far from ideal, trains are the way to go. Not sure about from Heathrow to London P...
by urbanhiker
28 Mar 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 5726

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

531Colin. Thanks for that, all great info. Looks like I'll be able to get there on Saturday, so looking forward to getting an Elan test ride :-) The AR-1 disc has also caught my eye, though on the website they only show it as a frame. Will be enquiring about that on Saturday. Any idea what the diffe...
by urbanhiker
21 Mar 2017, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Elan Ti
Replies: 52
Views: 5726

Re: Spa Cycles Elan Ti

The Elan Ti seems to be one of the best value bikes I've come across in my 6month search for a road/sportive/audax/trouer bike that can handle the odd bit of rough stuff/NCN path etc. It is a shame there hasn't been a more in depth review. I'm guessing that is just that Spa Cycles marketing departme...
by urbanhiker
20 Mar 2017, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fast Bike, Slow Bike. What is the difference?
Replies: 53
Views: 2441

Re: Fast Bike, Slow Bike. What is the difference?

Been pondering this question ever since I started riding bikes. And upped my interest since I've been looking to buy a new long distance do-it-all bike. As with many things cycling related, utterly gob-smacked at how little this seems to have been studied. But did stumble across this, almost scienti...
by urbanhiker
9 Nov 2012, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7995

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

This is great, thanks guys. Its convinced me that getting winter rubber is the way forward. I can then keep the spikes on the spare rims hung up in the shed for the worst conditions, if any arrives this year. So the question is are the Top Contact Winter II the best choice out there? I've looked lon...
by urbanhiker
9 Nov 2012, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7995

Re: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

Ah, yes of course, my mistake. I live in the south of England. Looking for tyres to fit in say November and leave on till march, that would near temps rarely would be above 10c. I plan to have a spare pair of wheels with spikes for when/if the temp falls way far and it becomes a snow/ice fest. Just ...
by urbanhiker
8 Nov 2012, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)
Replies: 99
Views: 7995

Best gripping winter road tyre (non-studded)

So winter is arriving. Its getting cold, damp, leafy and perhaps a bit frosty out there on the tarmac. So what's the best (non-studded) rubber out there from a grip point of view? I just don't want to fall off, but think studded tyres are probably OTT. I'm really interested in grip, too many roads/p...