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by TrevA
19 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poor service at Evans
Replies: 21
Views: 709

Re: Poor service at Evans

I took my wife's Specialized Dolce Elite back to Evans, because the frame had cracked around the bottom bracket. We explained the full story to the bloke behind the counter. We didn't have the original receipt and the frame was 5 years old, but it has a lifetime warranty. After 2 months we were tol...
by TrevA
19 Aug 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poor service at Evans
Replies: 21
Views: 709

Re: Poor service at Evans

I took my wife's Specialized Dolce Elite back to Evans, because the frame had cracked around the bottom bracket. We explained the full story to the bloke behind the counter. We didn't have the original receipt and the frame was 5 years old, but it has a lifetime warranty. After 2 months we were told...
by TrevA
17 Aug 2018, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

In terms of what I'd like to do - the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Mont Ventoux, Netherlands and Germany are all on my list.
by TrevA
16 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

I cycled through Much Wenlock on my Jogle, but didn't think much to the place, so didn't stop for tea, even though it was mid- afternoon.

As well as Jogle, I've done a CTC tour of the Inner Hebrides, a tour of the Alps from Geneva to Briancon and back, and also been touring in Cuba.
by TrevA
16 Aug 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice

The better rollers are the ones that have shaped rollers to stop you riding off the edge, so either Tacx Antares or Elite Arion Parabolic rollers. If you don't need the interactivity, then any turbo will suit. Elite and Tacx are reputable manufacturers or Decathlon do own brand budget ones, if still...
by TrevA
16 Aug 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice

The Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer has a degree of side to side movement, so it mimics riding on the road to a certain extent. There is also a version that is interactive so can be used with Zwift.
by TrevA
16 Aug 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Returning to cycling > turbo trainer advice

Some of the more modern turbos are "interactive", so you can use them in conjunction with Zwift. You need a laptop, tablet or phone to connect to Zwift and you can try it free for 7 days, but it's a way of making the riding more interesting. Zwift is cycling in a virtual online world, inte...
by TrevA
15 Aug 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 33
Views: 680

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

My sister had a static caravan near Hunstanton, so we have toured extensively in west Norfolk. There's a lovely network of lanes just inland from the coast. Sandringham is nice and we've also been to Burnham Market, Great Walsingham, Wells, Cley, Sheringham. There are several bird watching opportuni...
by TrevA
12 Aug 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

You can't get smaller than 11 teeth on the cassette on a road bike cassette. You can fit a larger chainring. Most bike come with a 50, 52 or 53 large chainring, you can get ones that go up to 60 teeth or more, which will give you a heavier gear. But do you need it. Mark Cavendish can do 40+ mph usin...
by TrevA
12 Aug 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 90
Views: 2739

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

One school of thought, is that it is safer to go when the lights are still red, so long as there's no traffic coming in the cross direction. By the time the lights change to green you'll be ahead of the rest of the traffic, across the junction and away. If you wait for green, then you are in front o...
by TrevA
12 Aug 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death by Dangerous Cycling
Replies: 115
Views: 2593

Re: Death by Dangerous Cycling

This is attempting to put out a fire in a waste paper bin, whilst the skyscraper behind you is ablaze.

1700 road deaths a year, 450 pedestrians killed each year, of which 2 or 3 involve bicycles.
by TrevA
10 Aug 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distracted drivers
Replies: 34
Views: 1167

Re: Distracted drivers

Some people seem to live their lives on their phones. I've just been to get some lunch and the girl in front of me in the queue never stopped talking on her phone whilst getting her stuff through the checkout, phone wedge between her head and shoulder. What is so important that it can't be interrupt...
by TrevA
9 Aug 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 38
Views: 1819

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

A common mistake that new cyclists make is riding along in huge gears. I too can cruise along at 19 mph but I'll still be in my small 39 tooth chainring. I can sit at 24-25 mph in the big ring for several miles, and get 30 mph in the sprint for the cafe. These are all flat speeds. I regularly hit 45...
by TrevA
4 Aug 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have I attached these cleats on correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Have I attached these cleats on correctly

looking at your photo the cleats are set at completely different angles to one another. Unless you are happy with your left foot toe out and your right foot toe-in, I think you will be desperately uncomfortable with that setup. cheers +1. To start with at least, I would set both cleats up the same....
by TrevA
4 Aug 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have I attached these cleats on correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Have I attached these cleats on correctly

Whilst you have fitted your cleats correctly, you may find that you need to adjust them fore and aft and possibly also the angle that the cleat sits on the shoe, which affects your toe-in/toe out. I ride with my heels in and toes out, so I've angled my cleats to allow this. The Yellow cleats have 6 ...