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by geocycle
25 Sep 2021, 6:10pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: TUBUS ...titanium ....AIRY pannier rack...GULP..!
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: TUBUS ...titanium ....AIRY pannier rack...GULP..!

Good luck! An affordable alternative is a tubus fly in stainless steel, just saying….Ive been round that loop!
by geocycle
17 Sep 2021, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most prolific poster
Replies: 41
Views: 1241

Re: Most prolific poster

I also remember the old forum and transferred across here in Jan 2007. I don’t make the leaderboard in terms of posts but appreciate (almost all) those who do. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
by geocycle
17 Sep 2021, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 105 to go wireless?
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: 105 to go wireless?

Hellhound wrote: 17 Sep 2021, 10:17am
geocycle wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 4:08pm A naive question, is Di2 shifting compatible with all chain ring sizes? 105 often comes with 50/34 or larger. I changed mine to 44/28 to preserve my knees around the Dales. In theory, with the correct derailleurs, could Di2 be configured to work?
Yes.
Mine is set up for 48/32.You just pick your gear combo or nearest to it from the list on the App or online when doing the initial set-up.
Clever innit?
Yes, clever indeed. Thanks, that’s very helpful
by geocycle
17 Sep 2021, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aug/Sept Cycling UK mag
Replies: 51
Views: 2565

Re: Aug/Sept Cycling UK mag

soapbox wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 9:18pm
geocycle wrote: 19 Aug 2021, 5:04pm @soapbox been in touch with CTC HQ, they have confirmed I should have had the Aug edition by now and are sending another. Almost certainly it’s not their fault, rather lots of post staff getting pinged and mags being deprioritised.
Apologies for the late response, but I still haven't received my copy, Can I ask who you contacted, and how?
Oh no, that is not good. I emailed membership@cyclinguk.org. There are a number of potential options but this was handled promptly. Good luck!
by geocycle
16 Sep 2021, 4:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 105 to go wireless?
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: 105 to go wireless?

A naive question, is Di2 shifting compatible with all chain ring sizes? 105 often comes with 50/34 or larger. I changed mine to 44/28 to preserve my knees around the Dales. In theory, with the correct derailleurs, could Di2 be configured to work?
by geocycle
14 Sep 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ti Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3311

Re: Ti Bikes

All the Ti you could want to see:

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/show- ... ium.56645/

Some beautiful bikes there.
by geocycle
14 Sep 2021, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ti Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3311

Re: Ti Bikes

I also like Ti bikes! My Spa Ti audax suits me well and I have enjoyed it for the last three years. As a design it is perhaps a bit dated now with rim brakes and relatively narrow tyre clearances (I use 28mm with mudguards which is the max), it even has a pump peg! That said, it still does the job and I am happy with it. The Spa elan probably ticks more boxes and has a broader range of uses. Spa also have the sabbath range. Frames by van nic and others are significantly more expensive so you would need to understand what extra you are buying for the money. I've not ridden a VN or a Boreas so can't really comment other than they look great.
by geocycle
13 Sep 2021, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds to Liverpool canal
Replies: 31
Views: 1384

Re: Leeds to Liverpool canal

The section Gargrave to Skipton was awful, especially when wet but this suggests it was upgraded last year. I've not used it so confirmation from a local would be welcome.

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/ ... igned-off/

That's quite a helpful section between the two places and could open up some journeys without long detours or busy roads.
by geocycle
11 Sep 2021, 3:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Laptop On Tour - How/Practicalities
Replies: 35
Views: 1014

Re: Laptop On Tour - How/Practicalities

I’ve often carried a laptop as many of my longer European tours were coupled with work meetings. A laptop sleeve in the pannier and all was well. If touring for recreation I usually take a phone and sometimes an iPad. I tour solo so the iPad doubles as route planner, book, communication tool etc.
by geocycle
11 Sep 2021, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes Discontinued?
Replies: 27
Views: 1367

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes Discontinued?

Jdsk wrote: 10 Sep 2021, 8:00pm Unfolded and dry and cool and in the dark.

Jonathan
Thanks!
by geocycle
10 Sep 2021, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes Discontinued?
Replies: 27
Views: 1367

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes Discontinued?

Spa have some on offer. Just bought a 26” x1.6” which I probably won’t need for a year. Would folk recommend leaving it folded or hanging it in the garage?
by geocycle
7 Sep 2021, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to solve a very first world (steel) bike problem...
Replies: 20
Views: 908

Re: ...how to solve a very first world (steel) bike problem...

Just another thought, I test rode a Spa Elan Ti before I bought my audax. It was a heavy build and had big tyres, probably 35mm+ but was a magic carpet ride. It felt quite a lot like my Thorn RST so to differentiate my fleet I opted for the audax which I’ve grown to love. But for butteriness don’t forget the elan!
by geocycle
6 Sep 2021, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to solve a very first world (steel) bike problem...
Replies: 20
Views: 908

Re: ...how to solve a very first world bike problem...

Tyres are the biggest difference on butteriness! I have a spa ti audax with carbon forks which is almost a different bike with 25mm tubed tyres at 80-90psi than with 28mm tubeless at 60 psi (please note I'm not a tubeless evangelist and there are lots of issues with them, but ride quality at lower pressures really helps as does the wider tyre). My most comfortable bike is a thorn raven sport tour with 853 tubing, steel forks and 26x1.6 tyres, it weighs a ton (and is 2-3mph slower) but would be my weapon of choice in many situations.
by geocycle
31 Aug 2021, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TV coverage La Vuelta?
Replies: 67
Views: 2655

Re: TV coverage La Vuelta?

Brad’s still got those jeans on, probably can’t get them off, Orla has gone leopard skin print…