Search found 12 matches

by alanf1968
17 Mar 2014, 2:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brooks Cambium C17
Replies: 26
Views: 58135

Re: Brooks Cambium C17

Thanks Colin, I will let mine go, its sightly too firm for my likings, although I wouldn*t take my comments as critical, I really do like the Canbium, but I have had lightweight bikes, with skinny tyres and hard little saddles, ridden them happily for hours, but I now ride a cross/touring frame, wider tyres, B17 and saddlebag and stubbornly unwilling to compromise any of that comfort
by alanf1968
16 Mar 2014, 10:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Online order at On-One.
Replies: 7
Views: 16527

Re: Online order at On-One.

I have had numerous bargains from them and free post on orders over £20, dont be too quick to write them off
by alanf1968
16 Mar 2014, 10:00pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brooks Cambium C17
Replies: 26
Views: 58135

Re: Brooks Cambium C17

Hi Colin

I have bought a Canbium and tried it on a couple of bikes, but I am a 100% Brooks B17 rider, I hoped it would be the same but currently find it too firm, I have only done a couple of short rides but ready to call it a day with mine and stick with the B17, has the C17 improved in comfort, I was under the impression there is no breaking in period with the C17
by alanf1968
2 Dec 2013, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Steel Touring frame
Replies: 468
Views: 54070

Re: Spa Steel Touring frame

Go to Spa and try the bike out, they usually have demos.

I returned to cycling some years ago, bought a bike using old rules, went to Paul Hewitt who basically says the head tube height is the important starting position as all else can be worked around with long seat posts, stem lengths etc, and never had a problem since setting up my bikes.
by alanf1968
5 Dec 2011, 12:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quick Cramp Relief?
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Quick Cramp Relief?

I havent had cramp for a long time, but on the last occasion it struck, I was at home in bed and had a craving for an apple, in too much pain to get one myself, dear wife passed one to me, and the cramp eased almost immediately, I havent had cramp problems for a long time, it sounds mad, and I havent suffered again since but its worth taking a couple of golden delicious with you and let us all know if it works for you
by alanf1968
30 Jun 2011, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are toe clips worth having?
Replies: 64
Views: 11767

Re: Are toe clips worth having?

I started out in trainers with toe clips and straps in 1982, bought my first pair of cycling shoes soon after, leather hand made uppers, with a wood sole, I rode for a short time then nailed the cleats on in line with imprint in the wood left by the pedal, as time has moved on I have tried newer shoes with old style cleats, Look, Time and SPDs, none have given the perfect comfort and alignment of those first shoes, I have just gone back to toe clips and straps with a pair of traditional hand made touring shoes, more comfortable and no detrimental effects on power output......
by alanf1968
23 Jun 2011, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Public Sector Pension Reform
Replies: 227
Views: 7092

Re: Public Sector Pension Reform

Offer them option B, we leave their pensions as they are and when the pot is empty they get nothing, private sector wont even achieve the terms being offered yet its the wealth generated in the private sector which pays for public services, there will be food on the shelves at the shop on the 30th June when the public sector is on strike
by alanf1968
23 Jun 2011, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grumble, grumble, grumble
Replies: 62
Views: 5447

Re: Grumble, grumble, grumble

In life we have choices and prices and prices to pay, I lived on a motorhome for 5 years so didnt have a council tax bill, if you want to be stuck in one place with no money..........buy a house and pay the bills........council tax is optional
by alanf1968
3 Apr 2011, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1981 RALEIGH RECORD ACE DECALS?TRANSFERS
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: 1981 RALEIGH RECORD ACE DECALS?TRANSFERS

IAnybody with the same problem, it could be resolved with A80 to A82 on the H Lloyd list these should be the small scrolled writing as described above, I have not found anywhere offering the later block grapphics of 1984 onwards, however as the frame colour it the same, it would not particularly spoil the restoration of a later frame to revert to these as I have had to do recently.
by alanf1968
2 Mar 2011, 1:51pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Details wanted for Goole Vermuyden CC
Replies: 6
Views: 15660

Re: Details wanted for Goole Vermuyden CC

just found this entry on another thread, hope this helps you:



* Report this post
* Reply with quote

Postby cdugher » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:38 am
Hi

I'm in selby area, also work shifts and find it difficult to motivate myself to get out midweek or sat / sun mornings.

The club i'm a memebr of is Goole vermuyden the go out sundays from the redbeck cafe at howden and also some thursdays from cliffe area. they are mainly an older group who ride pretty steadily.

I'm a club level triathlete who needs to get my bike fitness up as i'm aiming at a half ironman later this year.

Cheers

Chris
by alanf1968
2 Mar 2011, 1:46pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Anyone from St Helens group?
Replies: 4
Views: 30899

Re: Anyone from St Helens group?

I used to ride with them about 10 years ago, usually set off from the market at 9am and went via Bank Quay station for 9.30 on a sunday, although did depend on ride destination, but much will depend on who is there organising things there now, but were a nice bunch and enjoyed every ride with them
by alanf1968
2 Mar 2011, 1:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Details wanted for Goole Vermuyden CC
Replies: 6
Views: 15660

Re: Details wanted for Goole Vermuyden CC

I moved to near to Thorne last year and looked at what clubs were available to join as I am between Goole and Doncaster, there appears to be a disappointing lack of club cycling in Goole, however it is a very flat town and the use of cycles for transport in the town is relatively good, there are a couple of cycle shops in the town, if you are lucky, the owners of one of these maybe able to help you.