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by p_pitstop
3 Aug 2017, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - What year?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Dawes Galaxy - What year?

Thanks Crepello,
This has really helped.
by p_pitstop
2 Aug 2017, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - What year?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Dawes Galaxy - What year?

Hi all, My father has given me his Dawes Galaxy to sell on. To do this I would like to know its year of manufacture and if it has 531 tubing - there are no Reynolds stickers on the frame. The bike is blue with a opalescent finish that goes green in the right light. It has a Deore group set and quill...
by p_pitstop
15 Nov 2016, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to get up a 20% slope ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3127

Re: How to get up a 20% slope ?

Got a bit further up the slope today - made sure I was in the lowest gear before it gets really steep. I had a nice gear and cadence but still stopped. I think I have identified the problem - low mental determination. Just looking at hills makes me back off on the tandem, so I'm told by my co-pilot....
by p_pitstop
12 Nov 2016, 3:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to get up a 20% slope ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3127

How to get up a 20% slope ?

I am reluctantly changing my commuting route thanks to being nudged by a car and ending up with a brake lever around 4cm into my thigh. The new route is a fairly quiet, narrow road that climbs pleasantly before reaching 20% uphill for a bit. After only a week of trying this I can get past the 20% si...
by p_pitstop
25 Jun 2014, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano sandals - anyone doctored them ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Shimano sandals - anyone doctored them ?

I have worn the old SD60 Shimano sandal until they have fallen apart. I have just bought some SD66s and they are excessively clumpy (this from a not particularly fashion conscious lady but even I have some standards). Has anyone tried to cut down the fabric and make them more 'sandal like' ? I have ...
by p_pitstop
27 May 2013, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best camping mattress that converts to a chair ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Best camping mattress that converts to a chair ?

We have toured with a Thermarest and a Downmat and chair adaptors for a while now. Sadly last tour they both developed faults and need replacing. Back support while sitting and the depth of a Downmat as I sleep on my side are vital to keep me happy while cycle touring. As we tour with a tandem, size...
by p_pitstop
18 Dec 2012, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to stop my bell tinkling on the move
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

How to stop my bell tinkling on the move

I recently bought a smart new bell - the traditional style. It looks great but every time I go over a sharp lump/hole it gives a half hearted ring. Around town its kind of annoying but more than 10 miles will drive me mad. Any ideas how to stop it apart from getting a different one ?
by p_pitstop
20 Sep 2012, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre removing tool
Replies: 32
Views: 5058

Re: Tyre removing tool

Thanks folks....

I did just try my rather useless LBS which told me a tool for refitting tyres did not exist so I will try the Cranks Brothers speed lever and see how I get on.
by p_pitstop
19 Sep 2012, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre removing tool
Replies: 32
Views: 5058

Tyre removing tool

I had a telescopic 'magic stick' that helped me remove and re-fit tyres which sadly now has a vital part missing. The only thing similar I have found online is the Crank Brothers Speed Tyre Lever (see link) but it is made of plastic, not metal, so seems rather flimsey. Anyone know where I can get a ...
by p_pitstop
2 Apr 2012, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peak district - hills OK ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

Re: Peak district - hills OK ?

Thanks - we can do 1 in 5 for a short while on the tandem but 1 in 4 is a definite no-no. We will see how it goes...........
by p_pitstop
2 Apr 2012, 2:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peak district - hills OK ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

Peak district - hills OK ?

We are kind of planning an Easter weekend break based at Bakewell or Matlock to cycle (on road) around the Peak District. I'm starting to think this is slightly mad as we will be camping (v. cold nights still) and the hills could be nasty. So as we have never been there before are the hills short an...
by p_pitstop
9 Nov 2011, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to work scheme limit excess
Replies: 23
Views: 2700

Re: Bike to work scheme limit excess

My partner bought a £2000 electric bike from 50Cycles to aid a long commute. I believe it was a £1000 bike with £1000 of accessories which was acceptable :wink:
by p_pitstop
4 Nov 2011, 12:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed in Royal Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 3152

Re: Speed in Royal Parks

My partner commutes a 40 mile round trip a couple of times a week through Windsor Great Park on an electric pedal assist bike. Added to the speed issue, apparently the park is not open to non resident pedestrians/cyclists after darkness falls. As its a bit slopey I expect he exceeds 20mph now and ag...
by p_pitstop
31 Oct 2011, 9:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Promoting cycle safety ?
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Promoting cycle safety ?

This is how we promote cycling in Slough ! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-15512540 Whilst I agree that undertaking is potentially dangerous this is no way to encourage people to cycle. My partner is on a local council group but he was over-ruled when he complained it was negative and...
by p_pitstop
26 Oct 2011, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling London to Melbourne starting May 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Cycling London to Melbourne starting May 2012

I'm sure loads of people have done this but some friends have just done a similar route http://www.abikejourney.com/ . They have an informative website and I'm sure would be happy to answer questions !!