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by TrevA
17 Apr 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?

You can get the Giro for free through such sites as Steephill but it is a bit hit and miss so I decided to pay the Eurosport subscription to receive online ccoverage on my laptop. This year the cost is £40 for a full year running from the day you pay. This has paid off with easy site access to all ...
by TrevA
16 Apr 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike roof racks
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Bike roof racks

I use Thule Bike carriers on a Halfords roof rack. I've previously used Halfords carriers without problems. We've had 4 bikes on the top of a Nissan Micra, when our kids were younger, but we only need 2 carriers now it's just me and the Mrs. Again we carry bikes on top of our Vauxhall Corsa with no ...
by TrevA
16 Apr 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike 2017 - Splitting Cracked Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike 2017 - Splitting Cracked Rims

You could have just bought a new rim, provided you could source one in the correct size, and had the wheel re-built. Rims are usually around £20-30 upwards and you would expect to pay the same again for labour for rebuilding, but still much cheaper than £150 for a new wheel. Split rims are not unkno...
by TrevA
12 Apr 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker

I’m a big fan of Fat Lad at the Back, I’ve got 4 of their tops. It’s refreshing to find a company that caters for us bigger blokes. It’s good quality stuff too.

I would also look at Decathlon who also do bigger sizes, though you sometimes have to hunt around for them.
by TrevA
12 Apr 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Brompton B75

Brompton have introduced a new model that is quite a bit cheaper than their other models - £745 as opposed to over £1000 for their other models. I think this is to take advantage of the Cycle toWork Scheme market. It doesn’t have mudguards but is anything else that would be considered essential miss...
by TrevA
8 Apr 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Favourite local climbs

I like long steady climbs where you can get into a rhythm. The climb from Woolsthorpe past the front of Belvoir castle in Leics, and up to the woodyard at the top is one of my local favourites. In Derbyshire, I like the gradient of the Via Gelia - about 5 miles of climbing from Cromford, but its qui...
by TrevA
8 Apr 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet with visor.
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Helmet with visor.

Giro Vanquish: https://www.evanscycles.com/giro-vanquish-mips-road-helmet-EV319528?1=-1,esvcrea:315873427119,esvplace:,esvd:c,esvtg:pla-400574356949,esvo:EV319528-M-BK,esvaid:50080&1=-1&lsft=esvt:52832-GOUKE4883156,esvq:,esvadt:999999-0-1145892-1&esvwa=NISO_Helmets_Giro_No%20Year_Normal&...
by TrevA
6 Apr 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: How to Hang Bike on Maintenance Stand?

I always clamp mine by the top tube, as gravity helps to seat it into the bottom of the clamp. Clamping by the seat post means have the clamp vertical and I find you need 3 hands to do this. Another idea is to clamp an old set of bars into the clamp, so that the hooks are pointing up, and hang the b...
by TrevA
5 Apr 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman vs canyon vs Kuota
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Boardman vs canyon vs Kuota

900 views and no reply?

You would be better off asking your question here:

www.timetriallingforum.co.uk
by TrevA
5 Apr 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 81
Views: 2030

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

Unless you are descending really steep hills , then disc brakes are a nice to have rather than a must have. I weigh nearly as much as you ( I have been 21st, now 18), and all my bikes have calliper or vee brakes. I have no trouble stopping.
by TrevA
4 Apr 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Identify this mystery accessory. Solved
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Identify this mystery accessory

Did these BB-fit dynamos have a useful lifespan? I can't think of a worse place on a bike for getting wet and muddy! IME they were much less prone to slippage (though not immune) than side-wall dynamos. My husband still has a system on one of his bikes and my one may well be in a box somewhere havi...
by TrevA
4 Apr 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: olympic cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 4021

Re: olympic cycles

I know Granville Horton, who was the owner of Olympic Cycles. Sadly the shop closed down about 10 years ago. I'm not sure who used to supply his frames, but I don't think he built them himself. His shop was always an Aladins Cave and Granville liked to chat, so a visit to the shop would take at leas...
by TrevA
3 Apr 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike show?
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Touring bike show?

York Rally?

I've not been for a few years (or under the new regime), but surely they have touring bikes on display?
by TrevA
3 Apr 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: loud horn for a bike

There is a device called a Hornit, that emits a loud electronic screech when you press a button. However, I find people just look around thinking "What is that?" on hearing it. The advantage of a large, loud bicycle bell is that is immediately identified as being associated with a bike, un...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1477

Re: Touring around Cornwall

We stayed at a cottage in Marazion (overlooking St Michaels Mount), a couple of years ago. We did a number of day rides out from there. From Penzance, we rode down to Mousehole, then up a massively steep hill (contemplated walking, even with a triple chainset) and made our way through the lanes to L...