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by jonnyvelo
12 Feb 2014, 6:00pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 663
Views: 357126

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I have always found Spa Cycles to be very helpful, competitively priced, provide good service, prompt delivery and are honest. Yes, sometimes they can be opinionated but that is because they have real life experience and tend to call a spade a shovel, not a problem for me, quite refreshing in fact. ...
by jonnyvelo
8 Feb 2014, 10:23pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: GB Cycles
Replies: 1
Views: 20957

GB Cycles

I am just so impressed by GB Cycles, Croyden, a 'local bike shop' (though not for me unfortunately based in the New Forest) but with an excellent on-line system. I find them always price competitive, with fast delivery, great customer service and the ability to speak to a knowledgeable human being w...
by jonnyvelo
4 Dec 2012, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deeper bar bag.
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Deeper bar bag.

Dave McCraw adapted a Carradice Barley Saddle Bag as a bar bag:

http://mccraw.co.uk/carradice-barley-bar-bag/

worth a read.
by jonnyvelo
18 Sep 2012, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Maps for Italy
Replies: 19
Views: 6321

Touring Maps for Italy

We have just returned from 3 weeks cycling in North West Italy - exceptional! The only problem we had was purchasing maps of our preferred scale. We could buy 1:200,000 which did not provide sufficient detail, or 1:25,000 topographical maps best suited to mountaineers and with too much detail. I was...
by jonnyvelo
21 Feb 2012, 12:02am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The new chief exec: Gordon Seabright
Replies: 29
Views: 11051

Re: The new chief exec: Gordon Seabright

Our new chief exec. states that "Cycling is a big part of my life and something my family loves to do together." In that case would CTC say how many years he has been a member of CTC. I note that the recently appointed RHS Director General, Sue Biggs was an RHS member for previous 11 years...
by jonnyvelo
4 Aug 2011, 12:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Condor Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 5914

Condor Cycles

I have to admit that, in this day and age, I worry if a company will do the right thing by a customer if it is going to cost them. Well Condor did the right thing and I’m delighted to give them their due. They had no legal obligation, their frame builder in Italy did not co-operate and Condor took t...
by jonnyvelo
12 Nov 2009, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?
Replies: 12
Views: 4623

Re: Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?

Thank you for all your helpful advice. I 'think' we have settled on the 'Bagman Q/R as the support mechansim, I say think because Carradice have non in stock but say they hope to have some in time for our trip. If we decide on the cotton duck we will go for the added versatility of the 'Camper Longf...
by jonnyvelo
11 Nov 2009, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?
Replies: 12
Views: 4623

Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?

Hi - my son and I will be riding across France next summer to ride and watch the Tour de France Pyreneean stages. We need to carry all our kit with us and as we will be riding carbon fibre racing bikes with no facility for panniers etc, we thought the best solution would be to use one of Carradice's...
by jonnyvelo
10 Nov 2009, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legality of additional red/blue flashing rear light
Replies: 61
Views: 9194

Legality of additional red/blue flashing rear light

Hi Now that I'm cycling home from work in the dark I have two steady rear red lights fixed to the bike & a flashing red one on the back of my helmet but still find motorists driving dangerously too close. In last weeks Cycling Weekly Andy Moss from Hartlepool reports on fitting a dual Red/Blue r...
by jonnyvelo
21 May 2009, 1:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10456

Re: Etape Caledonia vandalised

The idiot who sprinkled carpet tacks across the 81-mile route, endangered the lives of 3,000 people taking part in a legal event. What a bad day for the image of Scotland, Perthshire, Pitlochry and religion. This man is a terrorist My son and I have entered for the last two years, my family (wife, t...
by jonnyvelo
7 Jan 2009, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI shifting for MTB chainsets
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

I have ridden a Roberts Roughstuff Light with Shimano XT rear mech and 10 speed Compagnolo Centaur Shifters and front mech. The Campag and Shimano work wonderfully together never had a problem.
by jonnyvelo
18 Apr 2008, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Eddie Merckx Steel Road Frames
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Eddie Merckx Steel Frames

Thanks Ron but I have already checked Classirendezvous and it has a few pictures but no details.
by jonnyvelo
18 Apr 2008, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Eddie Merckx Steel Road Frames
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Eddie Merckx Steel Road Frames

Has anyone got any experience of the following Eddie Merckx steel road frames - Strada OS and Corsa Extra - and how do they compare. Thank you in anticipation.
by jonnyvelo
3 Jul 2007, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My favourite tyre has been discontinued, please help me find
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

My favourite tyre has been discontinued, please help me find

I have always used the excellent Vredestein S-licks on my 26" Audax bike. Unfortunately they are discontinued and their ‘replacement’ the Perfect Moiree is heavier and not as fast. My local shop have offered Continental Ultra Gator Skin, which I know to be excellent in 700C format but in 26&quo...