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by s2vmx
28 Aug 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2674

Re: Effort or Speed?

[quote][/quoteMy feelings as well when getting an Orbea Gain for help on some hills. I've countered this by keeping split records of every ride - miles with and without the motor. There's a case for saying that the non-motor miles are worth more than those done on the pre-motor bikes - they weren't ...
by s2vmx
27 Aug 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2674

Re: Effort or Speed?

I went over the hill last wek - there's planning permission being sought for a land fill site with the proposed entrance opposite the Wiggin Tree or whatever its now called - 7 local parish councils are opposed to the planning permission but I expect it'll go through now the Gov are about to deregul...
by s2vmx
27 Aug 2020, 11:59am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2674

Re: Effort or Speed?

I readily agree with Mick F regarding the merits of tackling (struggling) up hills under ones own power, and can understand his point of view, however for many people this is not attainable and so e-bikes fulfil a need. Speed or Effort though is relative , and probably more down to the limitations o...
by s2vmx
13 Jul 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good iPhone Road Bike holders suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Good iPhone Road Bike holders suggestions

I have a iphone 8 plus and use the quadlock system - both types :a handle bar mount on one cycle and the stem mount on another. The system works well. Also got a mount in the Campervan. You have a case that fits on to the back of the phone with the quad lock on it that clips into the mount, there is...
by s2vmx
17 Aug 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will a 60 cm frame be much difference to a 58cm frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Will a 60 cm frame be much difference to a 58cm frame?

Thanks everyone the recommended seatpost seems to be the ideal solution to sort the problem - I will order one today.

Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Thx

Stu
by s2vmx
15 Aug 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will a 60 cm frame be much difference to a 58cm frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Will a 60 cm frame be much difference to a 58cm frame?

Im looking for some advise pleae...... I currently have a Surly LHT (Disc) 58cm frame cycle which in order to cycle nicely I have had to dispense with my B17 saddle and use a Spa cycles saddle that I can get to sit further back as I cannot get the B17 to go back far enough in order to feel comfortab...
by s2vmx
15 Aug 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: shropshire union canal - crossing the mersey.
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: shropshire union canal - crossing the mersey.

I think mersetravel now have a "Walrus Card" that you load with a saveaway ticket that can be used on the ferry and not incur the high 'tourist fares of the ferries.

The Saveaway can be used on Trains buses and ferries for use after 0930 hrs


Stu
by s2vmx
9 Jul 2014, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dried ready meals …
Replies: 28
Views: 12292

Re: Dried ready meals …

How about Vesta Curry - if its still produced?

Stu
by s2vmx
4 Jun 2013, 3:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying eggs
Replies: 22
Views: 3265

Re: Carrying eggs

+1

The box they come in should suffice - perhaps wrapped in a plastic bag -JIC - Works for me. :)

Stu
by s2vmx
3 Jun 2013, 10:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: parking in Oban
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: parking in Oban

Just back - I would recommend the road the Seafood Temple is on - looked fine to me and fairly quiet. Just follow signs for ferry and go past the turn, follow the road and parking is on the right - you can't miss it.

Bad news is the Midges are out I'm afraid.

Stu
by s2vmx
12 May 2013, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sizing - Sulsa Vaya 3 ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Sizing - Sulsa Vaya 3 ??

Thanks for the replies - my measurement of the Hewitt top tube is 580mm

so would only (perhaps) need a 10mm longer stem ?

Stu
by s2vmx
12 May 2013, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sizing - Sulsa Vaya 3 ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Sizing - Sulsa Vaya 3 ??

Just wondering if anyone could give me some advise with regards sizing on a Salsa Vaya 3 - Firstly I have a 58cm Hewitt which fits fine and i love it - However I have been considering buying a Salsa Vaya 3 - I can get hold of a 57cm which according to Salsa are for people upto 185cm - I am 185 cm. s...
by s2vmx
30 Apr 2013, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?

Thanks - the attachment was great

Cheers

Stu
by s2vmx
29 Apr 2013, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?

I may be getting a Surly Disc Trucker and was thinking of putting a slicker set of tyres on it - but I may wait and see how I get on with it first.

Thanks everyone - as usual a wonderful response

Thanks again

Stu
by s2vmx
26 Apr 2013, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Putting Road tyres on a 26" wheel ?

Oh - having read that a 1.75 and a 1 and 3/4 were different cycle tyre sizes I thought it was more complicated.

Thanks for such a speedy response

Cheers

Stu