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by jrclimber
1 Dec 2014, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Vogue restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: Dawes Vogue restoration

Many thanks networkman. Great to have the history.
by jrclimber
30 Nov 2014, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thread repair. Did a wrong 'un
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Thread repair. Did a wrong 'un

I did the same thing. Took the bolt out but forgot the washer. Tried every way to get the crank off without success (though I don't have a hub puller). Eventually took a hacksaw to the crankarm and unbolted the chainrings which I'll be putting on a new crankarm (£20 from Spa)
by jrclimber
30 Nov 2014, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Vogue restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: Dawes Vogue restoration

Thanks networkman. I'd love a scan of the picture and spec though if you were able to pdf the whole brochure I'd read it avidly!
Was it available in any other colours? Frame needs a respray and I'd consider an original colour other than the pink.
by jrclimber
26 Nov 2014, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Vogue restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: Dawes Vogue restoration

It appears in the 1991 catalogue in a fetching grey with white handlebar tape. It's for "weekend cycling" rather than "heavy-duty touring" so I trust you use it in the spirit of its intended use. :wink: It was new in 1991 and doesn't appear in 1993 so at a guess yours is the 199...
by jrclimber
25 Nov 2014, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Vogue restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Dawes Vogue restoration

I bought this bike 5 years ago after my brother persuaded me to enter the Etape Caledonia after a 30 year absence from road riding. It has been ridden on several sportives, the Way of the Roses, a week tour of the Lot and 2 week tours of Corsica and Spain. Although I now have 2 other road bikes I ha...
by jrclimber
21 Oct 2014, 11:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 44538

Re: Cadiz

Just back from this trip (Malaga to Seville) so wanted to say thanks again to all who gave advice. We approached the coastal section by taking the train from Jimena de la Frontera to Algodonales and riding first to Tarifa. Had intended to use the tracks south of the main road but would have taken a ...
by jrclimber
21 Oct 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Map(s) Hebrides & West Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Touring Map(s) Hebrides & West Coast

For walking on the Black Cuillin Harvey's do a great map 1:25000 and 1:10000 of main ridge. Remember compasses are unreliable on the Cuillin and on the main ridge it is very easy to take the wrong route - one rock looks much like another in the mist! Study the routes in a guidebook carefully before ...
by jrclimber
21 Mar 2014, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 44538

Re: Cadiz

Only just come back to this after 2 months (of being overworked!) so just wanted to say thanks to Chris. Am sure you are right about missing out Jerez. I'll just pray for a dry spell before the day between Seville and Sanlucar. I am sure you are right about being on the coastal side of the road but ...
by jrclimber
21 Mar 2014, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corsica it is
Replies: 18
Views: 10116

Re: Corsica it is

Great choice! We had a leisurely (ie several rest days) 15d tour to Corsica (North and West)in Sept 2012 flying in to Bastia and out of Nice (ferry from Bastia). From Bastia airport make sure you take the minor roads (away from town initially) along the lagoon rather than head into town on the dual ...
by jrclimber
18 Jan 2014, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 44538

Re: Cadiz

Many thanks for this. Certainly not the most direct route but worth it to stay off dual carriageway/motorway. I wonder if I could ask some more advice from anyone who knows this area. Have planned 10 day route from Malaga to Vejer but want to get from there to Seville via Cadiz, Jerez and Sanlucar. ...
by jrclimber
11 Jan 2014, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 44538

Re: Cadiz

At the time I tried to go over on the pedestrian walkway attached to the side of the bridge, but found it obstructed by a steel bar at the top where the control point is for opening the bridge. The walkway is narrow and I could not turn my bike round or get it over the crash barrier, so I had to pu...
by jrclimber
31 Oct 2013, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying with bikes.
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Flying with bikes.

Would also recommend the CTC plastic bag. Flew to Corsica last year with Easyjet. Had to sign disclaimer on way out (not way back) - bit disconcerting but no damage. Rode to Gatwick so did the bike prep in the departure hall - pedals off, rear hanger unbolted and zip tied to chainstay, handlebars tu...
by jrclimber
31 Jan 2013, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front shifting
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: Shimergo front shifting

So clarification is needed as to whether these shifters are 2011/12 or 2013 - I was under the impression (assumption) that they were 2012.


Part no is EP12-ATB1C so I guess they are 2012. Have ordered a Centaur front mech so will see how I got on.

Many thanks for all the input.
by jrclimber
29 Jan 2013, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front shifting
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: Shimergo front shifting

If I get a new campag triple FD (seem to be about £60), which, especially if shift ratio on new levers has changed, would be most likely to be compatible with my levers would the cage be too narrow for my 9 speed chain, given that it would be designed for 10 or 11 (11 if Athena) speed chain??
by jrclimber
28 Jan 2013, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front shifting
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: Shimergo front shifting

Thanks for advice. Exact components are http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=56107 and http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=13626 When I disconnect cable and pull on it there are 6 clicks up (finger lever) and 2 clicks down (thumb) Does this mean that if I go out ...