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by robgul
15 Aug 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car rental with bike carrier rack
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: car rental with bike carrier rack

Last time I rented a car (AVIS in France) there was a contract clause that forbade racks/roof boxes etc - so probably unlikely.

Rob
by robgul
13 Aug 2018, 7:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech hanger issues
Replies: 22
Views: 562

Re: Rear mech hanger issues

Wheels Manufacturing is a good source - here's the Scott range https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hangers.html?bike_brand=6519 You'd need to order via the LBS - Madison is the UK distributor. But - as suggested ask Scott first - my shop is a dealer and we find they are reasonably helpful - worth a cal...
by robgul
12 Aug 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 119
Views: 2295

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

I wonder if some people tend to go for the spirally ones because the multistrand compressionless ones are such a PITA to cut unless you have a very good cutter! Getting a proper cable cutter was a revelation for me. I am also learning to hate internal cabling with a vengeance. I have 'a man who doe...
by robgul
6 Aug 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

Done it twice with mixte 531 frames (and about 10 other frames) using the threaded rod method, and a bit of string to view alignment. Warning: You need to wind the dropouts out to quite a bit more than the required OLN as there is spring in the frame stays - may seem alarming but gently does it and ...
by robgul
31 Jul 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cross bar water bottle carrier.
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

The real question is Why? seems an odd thing to want to do, especially with the potential bang knees or other parts on it

Rob
by robgul
24 Jul 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which (Dremel?) cutting disc for cable outers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Which (Dremel?) cutting disc for cable outers?

I tried a Dremel and it was a pretty poor cut - so back with good quality cutters and using this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018R03FKQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to prick out the inner core and to de-burr/chamfer the plastic outer. The gadget has two ends - one for brak...
by robgul
23 Jul 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1649
Views: 109670

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

The route (as a Plotaroute) link has now been published at the http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk website - it's under Journals, Wimps LEJOG 2018 No 678 - or the direct link is http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&task=view&id=247&catid=46&Itemid=93 Rob (Cy...
by robgul
23 Jul 2018, 8:48am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

That's the Edge 1000 - the Edge 1000 EXPLORE (which I have) has fewer features Fair enough, but neither your original post nor the one I was replying to mentioned the "Explore" bit ;) OK - but it doesn't matter in the scheme of things, the point was that I had another GPS as the only reas...
by robgul
23 Jul 2018, 8:12am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Trevor Jarvis hand built 20" bike
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Trevor Jarvis hand built 20" bike

Is this a conventional diamond frame or a Flying Gate that Jarvis made?

Rob
by robgul
22 Jul 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

A lot of wireless functionality on the 1000 as well: automatic route upload/download, SMS alerts, remote button compatibility, IQ app support, plus all the ride profiles and Ant+ sensor stuff that you don't get on the Touring series. Quite a hefty difference, though of course not all of it will be ...
by robgul
22 Jul 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

gandi wrote:Hello,
Please excuse my ignorance but what does the 1000 have or do that this one doesn’t.

Cheers.


Main difference (to me) is a slightly bigger screen (and my 1,000 Explore was a gift - otherwise I would have kept the Touring) - all the other features are pretty much the same.

Rob
by robgul
21 Jul 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package in the original box. with handlebar mount, leads etc. Updated with the latest Garmin software and cycle-specific mapping that also occupies the SD Card - in excellent condition - it has always been used in a silicone "bumper case" (included) - ther...
by robgul
21 Jul 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

I've also got a couple of Garmin mounts that replace the top cap on a threadless fork/stem - very neat. £3.50 each posted

Rob
by robgul
21 Jul 2018, 4:37pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package
Replies: 12
Views: 480

SOLD - Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package

Garmin Edge Touring GPS complete package in the original box. with handlebar mount, leads etc. Updated with the latest Garmin software and cycle-specific mapping that also occupies the SD Card - in excellent condition - it has always been used in a silicone "bumper case" (included) - there...
by robgul
20 Jul 2018, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 31
Views: 1241

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

[...] and says the ferry is faster, it's not by the time you check-in, wait around and then get off (each time I've been on the ferry they made us wait until all the cars were off) Eurotunnel is faster and contrary to suggestions re the ferry fare up-thread usually cheaper. Thanks for the info. Wha...