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by SimonCelsa
17 Feb 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealant leaking from tubeless
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Sealant leaking from tubeless

£320!!!!! Jesus wept.......

That would annoy me but I'm a bit frugal and like the status quo if it ain't too much hassle!! What's a few punctures every now & then. I can't grasp this tubeless malarky.

Hope it resolves itself cheaply, all the best, Simon the dinosaur!!
by SimonCelsa
16 Feb 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 56
Views: 1813

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Holland bike shop have a good selection in 20" although a lot of them appear to be out of stock at the moment. Some nice shiny silver ones (stainless, not alloy): https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-parts-city-bike/bicycle-fenders/bicycle-fenders/bicycle-fender-20-inch/buchel-fender-set-2...
by SimonCelsa
15 Feb 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4071

Re: Train reservations

I'll go with plan B as stated earlier - just cycle it slowly!! I was trying to get back to London for the Friday evening Caledonian Sleeper (now only £50 up to Inverness!!). So arriving mid afternoon at Newhaven & then disembarking ferry, getting on train, transferring stations etc for a 21:15 d...
by SimonCelsa
14 Feb 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4071

Re: Train reservations

Thanks for the info, looks like it could entail some hassle so I'll probably get the ferry which arrives the next day 0400 and cycle it, should be a reasonable route from Newhaven to Euston if not in too much of a hurry, cheers.
by SimonCelsa
13 Feb 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4071

Re: Train reservations

Anyone got any info regarding South East trains & bike carriage?? Looking to disembark the Newhaven ferry on an August mid afternoon (15.30 ish) & get upto London to catch the Caledonian Sleeper (21:00 ish) Not enough time to cycle it so will have to use the train. I believe it goes via Brig...
by SimonCelsa
12 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness to Strathcarron
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Inverness to Strathcarron

Here's a few images to whet your appetite!!

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Enjoy your trip!
by SimonCelsa
12 Feb 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness to Strathcarron
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Inverness to Strathcarron

You could always take the scenic route: Inverness - North Kessock - Redcastle - Muir of Ord - Marybank.....then take the single track road out to Strathconon & Scardroy Lodge (which is the end of the tarmac). When the tarmac runs out you're on a walking track over the hill to the A890 (follow th...
by SimonCelsa
10 Feb 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 1965

Re: Solid shampoo bars

I was finding it hard to understand this thread initially. I thought it was some new gimmick handlebar design......who wants a solid handlebar I was thinking & what has perfume got to do with it? Got rid of my drops & fitted a set of solid shampoo bars, great for touring & much better th...
by SimonCelsa
10 Feb 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

Ullapool to Inverness is quite a nice route & not too bad traffic wise but just be aware of when the ferry spews out its load of cars at Ullapool. They subsequently travel together in a 'bit of a bulge' which can sometimes take you by surprise. I was cycling the route last year on a fine sunny a...
by SimonCelsa
10 Feb 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

There really is no need to avoid the Kessock Bridge & I actually prefer the route North of the Beauly firth along the single track road past Redcastle - very quiet, always a couple of herons & other things to see. There is a bit of a pull from North Kessock up to the bridge but only of short...
by SimonCelsa
9 Feb 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris St Lazare to Paris Montparnasse
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Paris St Lazare to Paris Montparnasse

merci beaucoup!
by SimonCelsa
9 Feb 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris St Lazare to Paris Montparnasse
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Paris St Lazare to Paris Montparnasse

Does anyone have a rough idea how long it would take to cycle between these 2 Parisian railway stations, say on a busy August Friday afternoon? I have zero knowledge of the area but would have mapping on my phone. Looks like about 4 miles due South-ish. hence 30 minutes should suffice? Bike wouldn't...
by SimonCelsa
5 Feb 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seaboard 725
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Seaboard 725

I put it down to unbridled passion!!
by SimonCelsa
5 Feb 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo usb
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Dynamo usb

I've been using the AXA Luxx 50 for the past couple of years. It has been very reliable as a front light & has always performed well when I have needed the USB port to recharge my cellphone (which is not that often). The only downside is that you can't use the light & recharge simultaneously...
by SimonCelsa
5 Feb 2019, 5:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6711

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

a) weight isn't as significant as it seems, because even in the rather generous case towards the lightweight bike, of a 60kg rider and a 11kg vs. 17kg bike, the heavy bike only adds 10% more weight to the system, which means a loss of speed of less than 10%, which really is not a big deal. I am not...