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by SimonCelsa
17 Sep 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Original 700c x 28mm
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Original 700c x 28mm

PRoSY?? People's Republic of South Yemen?? It'll take a while to cycle there, postage might be better!!
by SimonCelsa
12 Sep 2018, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freeview TV problem
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Freeview TV problem

I occasionally get poor reception similar to the OP when it is windier than normal, anything over a Beaufort F5 normally affects the signal on some channels. Don't know if this is relevant.
by SimonCelsa
12 Sep 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards and Racks .....
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Mudguards and Racks .....

Don't you feel a little self conscious walking into a cafe looking as though your nappy has exploded!!!????
by SimonCelsa
11 Sep 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No longer an Audax virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 2891

Re: No longer an Audax virgin

There's also Blackpool - Glasgow - Blackpool 600k looming soon (21 Sep) if you fancy a shot at PBP next year!
by SimonCelsa
5 Sep 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wheelset. Ultegra Exal XR2 Spa built POST FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Wheelset. Ultegra Exal XR2 Spa built POST FREE

Yes!! Relax, it's only a couple of wheelsets for sale!!
by SimonCelsa
5 Sep 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct Front Derailleur !
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Correct Front Derailleur !

You don't really want to fit a MTB triple crank set on an Audax frame (assuming it is 130mm OLN??). You would be better off with a road triple say SORA or 105 for example. The spacers on the MTB triple will probably put your chainline askew. SJS had some good deals on Deore triples recently......I b...
by SimonCelsa
3 Sep 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 1311

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

No, I don't worry about it myself. Had 3 offs this winter on black ice. Head didn't hit the deck once although one of the falls was quite spectacular. I can recall that slow motion animation with myself sliding on the road with the bike in the air above me. I was more worried about my newly acquired...
by SimonCelsa
2 Sep 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headset lower crown race 1 1/8
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Headset lower crown race 1 1/8

by SimonCelsa
2 Sep 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1133

Re: Single chain ring !

Yes, I did without the front derailleur initially but then managed to 'win' a cheapie off ebay. With a spare DT shifter languishing in a spares box it made sense just to fit one and struggle against the extra 100grams or so! :wink:
by SimonCelsa
2 Sep 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1133

Re: Single chain ring !

Yes, each to their own I say, as long as you are not purporting to convince others that your way is best. I got a bit bored with spinning out on my single speed 44 x 18 so went to a 53/38 x 18......'what's the point??' I've heard. However it is very good for poncing around town and shorter rides upt...
by SimonCelsa
1 Sep 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike pump
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Bike pump

I've had this Truflo mini track pump living in various bags over the past 3 years or so: https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Truflo-Minitrack-Pump-2-Stage-Barrel-with-Foot-Plate-and-Gauge_64435.htm?sku=189576&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&mkwid=sWUHs0pm4_dt|pcrid...
by SimonCelsa
31 Aug 2018, 5:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Hybrid Cycle Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: First Hybrid Cycle Advice

I bought a Specialized Crosstrail in 2009 as a utility bike primarily, with the option to take it off road on Highland tracks. Cheap & cheerful, bottom of the range model, but is still going strong. However, admittedly over the years I've changed bits out and of the original bike the only parts ...
by SimonCelsa
30 Aug 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 119
Views: 2736

Re: Parish Churches

How are the religious needs of sailors at sea dealt with, do ships have chapels on board?


I can't recall any chapels on the ships I've worked on although the majority have had a bar of some sort, which keeps most of the incumbents happy!!
by SimonCelsa
26 Aug 2018, 7:04am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Swapped. Carradice Super C RACK bag and rear rack.
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Carradice Super C RACK bag and rear rack.

I've got a Carradice 'junior' almost brand new I would swap with you if you can't shift your rack bag. Your rack bag retails for more than my saddlebag so will throw in a 'used but good' Brooks mudflap in black to offset the discrepancy. I prefer side pockets on my saddlebags hence why I'm trying to...
by SimonCelsa
23 Aug 2018, 6:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2019

Re: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights

I ordered the AXA HR bottle dyno, B+M 30 lux front light, B+M rear light, dynamo bracket & 2 spare dyno rollers from Rose for less than £40. OK postage is about £7 but still not too bad Received the above yesterday & fitted to the daughters bike. Had a quick spin early this morning to test ...