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by Grumpyoldbiker
20 Feb 2020, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pads for Shimano CX50 Cantilever brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 16628

Re: Pads for Shimano CX50 Cantilever brakes

Hi JC Yes you are correct. It is so long ago I can't remember which ones I actually put on the Galaxy in the end, but I have been using the bike without problems ever since, including several fully laden tours. I have done at least 5,000 miles on the bike with the alternative pads. On the issue of t...
by Grumpyoldbiker
3 Dec 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020

Thanks Chris and Harry. Very useful stuff.
Peter
by Grumpyoldbiker
2 Dec 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020

I have searched the forum but can't find much up to date information on this, so I am creating a new post. I'm starting off in Malaga late on 6 May 2020 and cycling to Cadiz, returning to Malaga for a flight at 16:45 on 15 May 2020. I will not be camping but staying in small hotels and hostels etc. ...
by Grumpyoldbiker
25 Nov 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggestions for short tour from Malaga
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Suggestions for short tour from Malaga

Hi Gontlib
Did you go in the end, if so what route did you use?
thanks
Peter
PS interested in any possible routes even if you didn't go!
by Grumpyoldbiker
7 Apr 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: HELP! - Height difference vs height climbed & different sources!
Replies: 6
Views: 618

HELP! - Height difference vs height climbed & different sources!

I'm doing some route planning for a holiday in the Picos and I have been using a variety of aids, Google maps, Cicerone guide, Strava route planner, and MyGPSFiles. I am getting thoroughly confused by the differences between the different sources. There are huge differences between them for the heig...
by Grumpyoldbiker
3 Apr 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Hire in Santander or the Picos
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Bike Hire in Santander or the Picos

I am planning a trip to the Picos and Zaragoza in Northern Spain in June. I plan to do a week long Spanish Language & walking course, sightseeing, visiting friends and a 5-6 day cycling tour of the Picos. I am going for about 18 days.and I am weighing up the options of taking a bike or hiring on...
by Grumpyoldbiker
6 Feb 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bilbao to Malaga
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Bilbao to Malaga

Hi
How did it go?
I'm interested in doing something similar.
Regards
Peter
by Grumpyoldbiker
17 Oct 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Pain in crutch when getting on bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Pain in crutch when getting on bike

Many thanks for all the helpful replies. Went for a short ride today and I am pretty sure it is getting on the bike too quickly that is causing it. As suggested I took it easy, using the kerb height, bending the knee and leaning the bike towards me, it definitely helped. It does not hurt at all when...
by Grumpyoldbiker
17 Oct 2017, 11:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Pain in crutch when getting on bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Pain in crutch when getting on bike

I might be laying myself open to a lot of jokes, but if I get an answer, I can put up with that! I have recently been getting a pain, and sometimes what feels like a pulled muscle in my crutch when getting onto my bike. I think it is to do with the muscles that I use to lift my (left) leg sideways t...
by Grumpyoldbiker
28 Mar 2017, 6:11am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent in dry bag?
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Tent in dry bag?

I have done lightweight camping and cycle touring, but I have never done camping whilst cycle touring. I am off to the USA to do San Francisco to Mexico and I think I have all my kit more or less sorted. One question I have is whether to take an extra dry bag for the tent, or more specifically, how ...
by Grumpyoldbiker
9 Jun 2015, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksack vs Pannier - aero impact?
Replies: 25
Views: 2738

Re: Rucksack vs Pannier - aero impact?

Not sure about the aero impact, but I try to avoid using a backpack on any bike, especially for any distance and especially for any appreciable weight. IMO all the weight in the backpack is added to your body weight and acts on your joints, backside etc :( and raises your centre of gravity in compar...
by Grumpyoldbiker
27 Mar 2015, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement BB for FSA Gossamer Mega Exo
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Replacement BB for FSA Gossamer Mega Exo

Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, I did search but I could not find it anywhere. I have a FSA Gossamer Mega Exo BB and triple crankset on my 2007 Specialized Allez Elite. The crankset/BB is not rotating smoothly despite checking fit and adjusting play, so I want to replace the BB but I am no...
by Grumpyoldbiker
29 Sep 2014, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £149 Turkish Holiday offer with Cycle Mag
Replies: 1
Views: 590

£149 Turkish Holiday offer with Cycle Mag

Hi

Seems too good to be true?

Anyone have any experience with RSD Travel or have any more information about this holiday offer?

Presumably CTC have done some sort of vetting of this offer?

Any thoughts?

Peter
by Grumpyoldbiker
24 Aug 2014, 8:03am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: CTC El Comtat Cycling Holiday
Replies: 0
Views: 4720

CTC El Comtat Cycling Holiday

I enjoyed myself so much on this holiday earlier this year that I wanted to make people aware of it. I went on the El Comtat holiday not the El Comtat lite. Peter and Marjorie South run the holiday clearly know what they are doing. This is real Spain, based in Cocentaina, inland from Alicante. Accom...
by Grumpyoldbiker
29 Jun 2014, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which chain ring to replace Shimano "Deore" 10 speed 36T?
Replies: 8
Views: 10124

Re: Which chain ring to replace Shimano "Deore" 10 speed 36T

Tonyf33 wrote:A 9 speed deore ring would have worked fine, I'm currently running 10 speed SRAM PC-1030/Shimano cassette) with a Deore FC-M540 48/36/26 chainset without any issues whatsoever.


Thanks Tony, I'll bear that in mind next time!

Regards

Peter