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by rmurphy195
9 Jul 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano shoes - do cleat covers exist for these ?
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Shimano shoes - do cleat covers exist for these ?

Or are you looking for something to fill in the recess of ordinary (MTB style cleat) SPD shoes. Such as these ? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/medium/28874.jpg These were actually fitted to my Shimano shoes when I bought them, just had to remove them to fit the cleats (They don't fit o...
by rmurphy195
8 Jul 2018, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trailer lights - anyone know the law?
Replies: 19
Views: 2930

Re: Trailer lights - anyone know the law?

Personally I would have two, one on each side. I don't think you will look like a distant motor vehicle - they have to have reflective (apart from a few), illuminated rear number plates as well. I would also have something on the arm that attached the trailer to the bike, and on the trailer, showing...
by rmurphy195
8 Jul 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Come in B17 your time is up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1165

Re: Come in B17 your time is up?

I have two - a black one on my tourer which is about 25 years old (the saddle, not the bike!), and a brown one on the Brompton which is about 3 years old. Both are B17 standard. I'm happy with both of them. Both were neatsfooted (the brown one before I read the instructions that said not to do so, i...
by rmurphy195
3 Jul 2018, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Brompton owner - gearing question
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: New Brompton owner - gearing question

I've placed an order for a 38T on CRC. Fingers crossed no issues with compatibility or chain dropping etc. Will try and re-use the existing chain if I can too. Should arrive in a week or so and will update you guys on how it rides. There is a 140m elevation climb behind my house which avg about 7-8...
by rmurphy195
3 Jul 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 606

Re: Road bike suggestions

Going back to your "lots of gears" comment - this sounds like me! When I looked at a replacement for my Galaxy I was shown some "Road" bikes despite asking about tourers, and some nice carbon lightweights as well. I settled for a steel touring frame in the end, with discs. The on...
by rmurphy195
2 Jul 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria touring tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Vittoria touring tyres

I had problems with my bike feeling unsteady going down the steeper hills near my home. I replaced the 700x28 Marathons with 700x28 Randonneur Pro 2's. These improved matters but there was still some unsteadiness. The tyre profile was a little more rounded (less pointy) than the Marathons. The Rando...
by rmurphy195
1 Jul 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which brifters?
Replies: 30
Views: 945

Re: which brifters?

I think that the only modern Shimano brifters that are 8 speed would be Claris. You would need to buy road cable disc calipers as MTB are not the correct cable pull for these brifters. You may have problems with front shifting as the cable pull for road front mechs is different to that MTB front me...
by rmurphy195
1 Jul 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: That the Black Shed Slimbridge is open again
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: That the Black Shed Slimbridge is open again

Glad of that, especially the bit about the toilet (though I prefer filter coffee to flt white!)

Thanks for letting us know - Richard
by rmurphy195
29 Jun 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses

Beware of using photocromic lenses. They don't react to levels of visible light, but to levels of UV light. This means they can go dark even in "dull" weather conditions. They can also stay clear in bright, glaring conditions (if you are driving for example, in a normal car or a convertibl...
by rmurphy195
27 Jun 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1352

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

First of all, it is the driver who should be contacted not a relative and as James E said its the insurer that usually quibbles about the cost not the driver or her dad. Secondly she must have produced evidence of insurance at the time of the accident or shortly thereafter, to the police. Having sai...
by rmurphy195
21 Jun 2018, 11:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling around lake windemere
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: Cycling around lake windemere

brynpoeth wrote:Where is Lake WinderMere please?
And how many lakes are there in the Lake District?


They are all shown on any road atlas, you can count them on there. I keep an AA one in the car, usually pay about 1.99.

Or online try here http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/maps
by rmurphy195
19 Jun 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti-insect mouth protection?
Replies: 35
Views: 1189

Re: Anti-insect mouth protection?

Grow a moustache and a beard!
by rmurphy195
18 Jun 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Injuries after a bike crash
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Injuries after a bike crash

thanks, too many idiots driving while using mobile, too many pot holes etc Since being knocked off my bike a little over 3 yrs ago, I've felt the same to some extent. I sometimes wake up on my normal riding day (Sunday morning) almost in a state of fear. As with the physical injuries, patience is y...