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by geocycle
21 Oct 2018, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 72
Views: 1192

Re: Electric cars

We run a 1.0 litre ford c max. A very practical car with good driving position allowing you to see over dry stone walls and enough space to carry bikes etc. I’d love an electric version of a vehicle of this size. Does anyone know if there is such a thing available?
by geocycle
17 Oct 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

Got a SON28 and an SP PV8. Both excellent and perform well. The SON has been back after 5 years for new bearings but is still going strong after 10 years. the SP is new, smaller, lighter and cheaper. I was warned that it might not last as long and that you have to rebuild the wheel to return for ser...
by geocycle
16 Oct 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes
Replies: 30
Views: 1076

Re: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes

avalonian wrote:https://cycle.travel


+1 fantastic resource.
by geocycle
14 Oct 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s

I think the OP is genuine, an incident like that is upsetting even if it is clearly the cyclists fault. I guess they came on in case there was anything that we could suggest or whether there is a likely process following this kind of incident. I’ve just been dealing with a minor car bump for my son,...
by geocycle
13 Oct 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Whatever happened to Bikesters?

There seems to be less and less choice of unpadded waist cycling tights. Bikesters have been discontinued but you can still get tracksters . I just found out that Endura multi tights are no longer made which is a shame as they fit quite well. Fashion is now for bib tights and padded, both of which I...
by geocycle
13 Oct 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Shand Stoater Rohloff
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Shand Stoater Rohloff

Lovely bike wanlock.! I also started off with a Thorn Raven Tour. Fantastic bike for carrying huge loads without and difference in ride quality. But it was very similar to ride unladen. I swapped the Raven Tour frame for a Raven Sport Tour. I find this much better for almost every use. It can still ...
by geocycle
12 Oct 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.

I have some Altura winter cruisers which are ridiculously short in the leg! I'm M and S medium but had to buy extra large to get the leg anywhere near my ankle. Could be an option?
by geocycle
8 Oct 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carradice saddlebag question
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: carradice saddlebag question

Does anyone use one of these saddlebags with a 13 inch laptop? I know it will fit in the sqr slim but I'm wondering if it would fit in something like the cadet or nelson. Additionally, on the description such as this one: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-nelson-longflap-saddlebag-black...
by geocycle
8 Oct 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Garmin Edge Updates

I’ve not been able to update my edge touring for a few months as it is requesting a bigger SD card. However, I’m not convinced this isn’t a bug. It might be worth checking the Garmin forum for advice. Posts there suggest it is an issue with Garmin express which has to be reinstalled.
by geocycle
8 Oct 2018, 5:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 907

Re: Trustee elections 2018

I think the process of a small group having a narrow selection criteria is questionable. Not sure. You want to cover certain skill sets in a team of trustees and I'd not be against a long list being drawn up by those who know the gaps in the current balance. It could lead to cronyism of course and ...
by geocycle
8 Oct 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 907

Re: Trustee elections 2018

I understand that candidates might not be Cycling UK members, but surely they should be able to afford ~£50 to join if they want to be a Trustee of the Club/Charity? Perhaps they're only going to join if they get elected, to possibly save the membership fee if they're not? Completely agree. if you ...
by geocycle
8 Oct 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carradice saddlebag question
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: carradice saddlebag question

Does anyone use one of these saddlebags with a 13 inch laptop? I know it will fit in the sqr slim but I'm wondering if it would fit in something like the cadet or nelson. Additionally, on the description such as this one: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-nelson-longflap-saddlebag-black...
by geocycle
7 Oct 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 79
Views: 4072

Re: Which titanium frame?

On my Spa Ti Audax I put a matt black Hope headset and it really suits titanium. Crisp, neat looks, and all very nicely made. Not cheap. Which model please. Looks a bit of a minefield with lots of variants. Was it easy to fit, I have not done a headset before. I’m not thrilled with the Tange mine c...
by geocycle
6 Oct 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 79
Views: 4072

Re: Which titanium frame?

On my Spa Ti Audax I put a matt black Hope headset and it really suits titanium. Crisp, neat looks, and all very nicely made. Not cheap. Which model please. Looks a bit of a minefield with lots of variants. Was it easy to fit, I have not done a headset before. I’m not thrilled with the Tange mine c...
by geocycle
6 Oct 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?

Rohloff is so dull to use. I've got a rarely used tandem gathering dust in the garage and that has Rohloff. I'm sure it deadens the ride, robbing you of a bit of zip. I'd not pay for it again. Maybe but dull can be good, rather like driving a Mercedes! For touring it’s an absolute pleasure especial...