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by robgul
16 Feb 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Gibraltar

Some of us remember Gib before the border opened. :D The UK side was open, but the Spanish side was locked shut and guarded. Any Brit who wanted to go to Spain, had to cross to Tangier and back to La Linea or Algeciras. Fresh fruit and veg and meats came in by plane from UK or by ship from UK. TBH,...
by robgul
14 Feb 2020, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?
Replies: 26
Views: 946

Re: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?

My left foot has a problem with a tendon that has stretched and thus my foot isn't directly under my leg, it "leans out to the left" - it's getting better but it does cause my ankle to rub against the crank arm. I fitted these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-pair-titaniumbike-pedal-extenders-...
by robgul
11 Feb 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for workstand
Replies: 19
Views: 932

Re: recommendation for workstand

If it's a roadbike and just for cleaning then this would do the job (and not take up much space)

https://www.g4gadgets.co.uk/solid-bike- ... st-uk.html

Rob
by robgul
6 Feb 2020, 7:52am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Van Nicholas Yukon Audax Bike 60cm £950
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Van Nicholas Yukon Audax Bike 60cm £950

Ditto - I'm about 6'4" and have a 60cm VN Yukon which is pretty much a perfect fit for me.

Rob
by robgul
31 Jan 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Raceblade fittings
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Raceblade fittings

Re-usable cable-ties are rather better than the supplied rubber strips that perish/stretch. Screwfix oor an electrical wholesaler will have them

Rob
by robgul
31 Jan 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?

I wouldn't buy a used carbon frame/bike unless I knew the owner and that he/she had it from new.

And as for weight - I was told (by PlanetX) that their rule of thumb is max 100kg rider weight for a carbon bike.

Rob
by robgul
25 Jan 2020, 11:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium seatpost
Replies: 27
Views: 1239

Re: Titanium seatpost

I have a Ti seatpost on one of my bikes in part as it looks nice and in part as it was a low-ish cost add-on when I bought the bike. The weight difference is marginal - the upside, apart from appearance, is that it's not going to rust or corrode in any way. Shameless plug - I have an as new Ti seatp...
by robgul
24 Jan 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem fitting rear pannier rack
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Problem fitting rear pannier rack

If it's as I'm guessing with a sheared off bolt in the eyelet then some careful drilling out will probably solve the problem - start with a very thin drill in the centre of the broken bolt and drill as starter hole . . . then [If you're really lucky the drill MAY just start to turn the remains of th...
by robgul
24 Jan 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike gear for bigger folk?
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Bike gear for bigger folk?

Have a look at the Funkier brand stuff - seems to be quite big from my experience with quite a few garments

Rob
by robgul
24 Jan 2020, 7:47am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: NEW PRICES Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: NEW PRICES Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools

Seatpost pumps and rackbag sold - I expect to list more items - watch this space!
by robgul
24 Jan 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hotel @ Heathrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Hotel @ Heathrow?

St Giles Hotel at Feltham (they call it London Heathrow) - far enough from the airport to be reasonably priced, but near enough to get there pretty quickly. Prices are fair in the week, cheaper on Sunday nights.

Rob
by robgul
21 Jan 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: NEW PRICES Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools

SteveGray wrote:Hello Rob,

Have I missed the price for the Brompton rack bag ?. If so how much is it please ?

Thanks

Steve


Oops! Retail is £74. £48.00 - now amended.

Thanks

Rob
by robgul
21 Jan 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: NEW PRICES Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools
Replies: 3
Views: 457

NEW PRICES Altura, Brompton luggage, seat posts and tools

All luggage items are in very good condition with little use - just surplus to requirements. Altura rack-bag, expandable with side pockets. Complete with shoulder strap. £10.00 SOLD Altura bar-bag with new clear map case. Complete with shoulder strap. Requires Rixen & Kaul KlikFix fitting (not i...
by robgul
14 Jan 2020, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 44
Views: 2013

Re: General degreaser

Just watch it with the Screwfix stuff - if you you use it neat (I normally knock it down with 3 parts water) in, say, a container that you're going to put parts in it does attack anozied finishes after a while.

Rob
by robgul
12 Jan 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 44
Views: 2013

Re: General degreaser

Screwfix degreaser https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-heavy-duty-degreaser-5ltr/88668 has been recommended for use with the parktool chain cleaner Another vote for the Screwfix cheap and cheerful stuf : BUT there is a Fenwick's chain cleaning product that, I have found in using, is really effec...