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by voiturebalai
27 Sep 2014, 12:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Alps - recommended places...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: French Alps - recommended places...?

Thanks chaps, keep ‘em coming. I stayed for a few days just up the road in La Giettaz last Autumn, pneumatic - did the col des Aravis both ways, Colombière, la Croix Fry... There’s a wonderful view of Mont Blanc from the top of Aravis. And a horrible dark, but thankfully short, tunnel after La Giett...
by voiturebalai
25 Sep 2014, 3:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Alps - recommended places...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

French Alps - recommended places...?

I’m about to set off down to the Alps with the bike in the back of the car to ride about a bit and stay in various places - a mix of hotels and B&B’s, maybe camping, depending on the weather. I’ve no itinerary planned as yet, and enjoy just heading where the fancy takes me. (No, "the fancy&...
by voiturebalai
13 Sep 2013, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade

Ayesha wrote:Then its not 80s, and might not be a Treviso, or not even a Pinny.

According to the ad, the Columbus SL frame and fork are both pantographed "Pinarello".
by voiturebalai
12 Sep 2013, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade

Best zoomed-in view I can do... looks like a triple. http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp324/prudence_travaux/ScreenShot2013-09-12at095747_zpsbd203296.png And definitely not downtube levers. http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp324/prudence_travaux/ScreenShot2013-09-12at100018_zps5d0ee2fc.png I'm g...
by voiturebalai
12 Sep 2013, 6:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade

Good lord - everything I need to know, overnight...!

Thanks, chaps. Much appreciated.

[Edit: I've renamed the thread so that it's hopefully more specific for anyone seeking similar info.]
by voiturebalai
11 Sep 2013, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Shimano 600 Ultegra cassette upgrade

Apologies if this subject has been covered before - I imagine it has in various forms, but I tried a search and nothing came up that specifically addressed my question. I've seen a nice secondhand Pinarello Treviso (I'm guessing late 80's) at a fair price that interests me, but as I've had knee prob...
by voiturebalai
13 Aug 2012, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in France
Replies: 16
Views: 12524

Re: Cycling in France

Bakers open 7 days per week In fact, outside big cities, generally they don't. Most close all day on Mondays, to compensate for the fact that they open on Sunday mornings (and only Sunday mornings). In fact it's worth bearing in mind that in small towns and villages throughout France, small, family...
by voiturebalai
2 Apr 2012, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tick Bite Prevention Week
Replies: 36
Views: 5099

Re: Tick Bite Prevention Week

Anyone travelling to France might like to know that those tick removers can be bought in just about any pharmacy. Same shape, just without the fancy grip. They come in a small plastic bag and you get 3 sizes, for about 3 euros (roughly - I bought some for an Australian friend last year who does a lo...
by voiturebalai
2 Apr 2012, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which clincher for my 20 mile commute?
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Re: Which clincher for my 20 mile commute?

I don't commute, but I ride on some pretty horrible roads. If you're not going wider than 23c tyres, Vredestein Fortezza TriComp are very good - a nice balance between rolling resistance, grip and durability. My bike shop recommended them to me and despite hitting a serious pothole or two on blind c...
by voiturebalai
24 Sep 2010, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone use football shoes for cycling?
Replies: 30
Views: 8951

Re: Anyone use football shoes for cycling?

san0, I think you're looking for shoes to provide comfort on a pedal that is inherently uncomfortable. I suggest you switch to some BMX pedals. There are any number of variations on this design out there... http://www.evanscycles.com/products/4-jeri/1-2-inch-bmx-pedals-ec008928 ... made by different...
by voiturebalai
3 Sep 2010, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Personalised cycle shirts
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Re: Personalised cycle shirts

You could try Oregon Cyclewear. http://www.oregoncyclewear.com/woolcyclingjersey.html They do a range of rather nice merino wool jerseys, with a customising facility to add lettering and designs however you like. I suppose the cost can mount up a bit depending on what you have printed, but when I go...