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by TrevA
19 Oct 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 116
Views: 3979

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

A mate of mine had an Allegro, one day he was driving down the road and was overtaken by one of his own wheels! I believe it was also known as an All Agro.
by TrevA
19 Oct 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 13-32 Sunrace 'cassette' info
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 13-32 Sunrace cassette info

mattsccm wrote:I have an 11 speed 11-32. It's fine. Can't tellthe difference between it and a Shimano one at twice the price.


My Triban came with a Sunrace cassette, it wore out much more quickly than the Shimano one that replaced it.
by TrevA
17 Oct 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1240

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

I won’t be putting mudguards on the gravel bike. I have a winter road bike with mudguards and the I’ll be keeping the Super Galaxy as bought, complete with mudguards. I’ve got enough spare bits from my Ridgeback, my broken Trek Domane and a few other bits I have lying around, to make a complete bike...
by TrevA
17 Oct 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 1240

Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

So, I bought a Spa steel touring frame to replace my rusty Ridgeback Panorama, but then I bought a 2nd hand Dawes Super Galaxy complete bike to fulfil my touring bike needs. I’m thinking of turning the Spa into a gravel bike. Has anyone done this? Obviously it won’t have disc brakes but should have ...
by TrevA
14 Oct 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 35
Views: 4280

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

Went out on today’s club ride. Obeyed the rules and sat outside at the cafe. It wasn’t too bad weather wise but we did start to feel the cold, not helped by slow service at the cafe, who took 15 minutes to bring our drinks out. It was just about OK, but it’s going to get much colder than it was toda...
by TrevA
13 Oct 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Arms
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Arms

I have something very similar. I have limited mobility in my left shoulder and I get a referred pain in my upper arm because of this. I think it may be due to compression of the nerves in the shoulder joint. I’ve not been able to see a doctor about it as it only came on severely at the start of lock...
by TrevA
13 Oct 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 35
Views: 4280

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

... I’m not sure how enforceable it is either. How is the cafe owner or anyone else going to know where you are from? I'm only guessing, but if there's an infection connected with premises, then the tracing system should reveal where all the contacts came from. Whether that works or not is another ...
by TrevA
13 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 35
Views: 4280

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

So, the rules have changed again. I’m in a Tier 2 area where the Rule of 6 applies outside but there’s no mixing of households inside. So we can still ride in groups of 6 but the cafe stop is likely to cause problems, as we can’t mix inside. It's impossible to make much sense of it, I'm just up the...
by TrevA
13 Oct 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK statement on Covid19
Replies: 35
Views: 4280

Re: Cycling UK statement on Covid19

So, the rules have changed again. I’m in a Tier 2 area where the Rule of 6 applies outside but there’s no mixing of households inside. So we can still ride in groups of 6 but the cafe stop is likely to cause problems, as we can’t mix inside. So it’s either no stop club rides, rides with a cafe stop ...
by TrevA
12 Oct 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex 700x28c
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex 700x28c

I have the same tyres on my tourer and the recommended psi marked on the sidewall is 80-110 psi.
by TrevA
9 Oct 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Mumbling nerd references both twitchel and Jitty, though the correct pronunciation would be jitteh.

https://mumblingnerd.com/2010/06/23/not ... atic-form/
by TrevA
9 Oct 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Twitchel is a Nottingham word

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/submi ... 9/twitchel

Perhaps it’s just a Carlton thing, though I asked my wife, who’s a Woodthorpe girl and she said twitchel too, without any prompting from me.
by TrevA
9 Oct 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: Handlebar padding

I double wrap with cork handlebar tape, which provides a bit of extra cushioning. My wife uses Specialized Bar Phat gel pads under her bar tape to also provide extra cushioning.
by TrevA
6 Oct 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London Edinburgh London
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: London Edinburgh London

I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places. Sorry. Perhaps it should be called Loughton - Dalkeith - Loughton, but then nobody will have heard of those places, but that’s where it starts/finishes and turns. It’s a bit like Paris-Roubaix, which doesn’t a...
by TrevA
6 Oct 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something other than Lycra
Replies: 35
Views: 1345

Re: Something other than Lycra

Looking at the Tudor Sport website, the sizes are stated in inches as well as size, so an XXL top fits a 44 inch chest. I have a pair of Tudor Sport leggings in the largest size and I would say that they are standard to generous sizing, not like some Italian makes such as Santini and Castelli. Tudor...