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by Vantage
24 Jul 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Nitto Bar and Stem now SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Nitto Bar

That really sucks. I paid £40 from Spa :evil:
by Vantage
24 Jul 2018, 11:38am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Nitto Bar and Stem now SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Nitto Bar and Stem now SOLD

I'm flogging a Nitto Grand Raundoneur 135 in 450mm x 25.4mm. It's done around 18 miles and other than some minor scuffing from getting the brake levers on, it's in perfect condition. I'm asking £15.00 It's being sold as after two short rides I've decided it isn't for me. Also flogging a System EX 90...
by Vantage
24 Jul 2018, 1:56am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 16
Views: 12424

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

Aaaaaaaah I see. Thanks Colin. In that case, the bike is perfect :)
by Vantage
18 Jul 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1544
Views: 377171

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

1996 Marin Hawk Hill bought locally on "pre-loved" for £40.00..not a high end model, but a reasonable Tange cromoly frame and mainly alivio/acera bits....here it is after I stripped it down and rebuilt with new cassette, chain, rear wheel and seat and good 2nd hand Alivio chainset...it ri...
by Vantage
16 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer
Replies: 16
Views: 12424

Re: Spa Cycles Steel Tourer

I did the same almost 2 months ago...frame and fork. I went for the metallic green option as it was more 'sparkly' :mrgreen: Colin531 and I had a discussion about 700c wheels in small frames and how it was difficult to get the two to work. So when the Vantage finally bit the dust, I opted for their ...
by Vantage
5 Jul 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mudguard attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Rear mudguard attachment

What about a plastic P clip? Lots of differing sizes on amazon etc.
by Vantage
3 Jul 2018, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: North West Moorland
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: North West Moorland

I had a ride along the L&L from Haigh Hall and onto the Bridgewater Canal yesterday. There was a fire crew on some grassland across from Pennington Flash dousing a fair sized fire and there lots of little blackened spots along the whole canal path to Roe Green. They're everywhere. Apparently the...
by Vantage
1 Jul 2018, 6:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: aldi helinox chair copy
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

Re: aldi helinox chair copy

I bought 3 of these chairs today for myself and daughters.
Mine felt a bit loosey goosey sitting in it and having 'swivelled' around on it a bit this happened...
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Will be returning to Aldi shortly. I'm only 66kg.
by Vantage
27 Jun 2018, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for 26" wheel road bike
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Mudguards for 26" wheel road bike

Chromo plastic guards like those made by sks in 700c size will easily bend to fit 26" wheels. That's what I did to my 26" wheeled Spa Touring. You'll get more coverage from them too.
by Vantage
2 Jun 2018, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should I go on tour?
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Should I go on tour?

To quote my boss at my first job when I was 16, "You spend 1/3 of your life working. 1/3 sleeping. And if you're lucky, the other 1/3 sh***ing. You might aswell be happy at work." Another way of looking at it is that at the age of 41 in October last year I had a stroke. Who has a stroke at...
by Vantage
1 Jun 2018, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1544
Views: 377171

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Sorry to hear about the loss of your original bicycle, i hope you weren't to badly hurt. Should you have any spare time i'd welcome a close up of the rear light and how it's attached to the mudguard. It was a low speed bump that stopped the bike in its tracks and I fell to the right unable to uncli...
by Vantage
28 May 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2320

Re: Driver causes collision - cyclists on Facebook blame the cyclist.

I'm in agreement with Mick and reohn on this. Cyclist is an idiot. As many of us know all too well, there are people out there who don't know their a*** from their elbow when it comes to highway rights and wrongs and so ploughing down the left hand side of stationary or slow moving traffic is stupid...
by Vantage
28 May 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1544
Views: 377171

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

freiston wrote:Are they your old mudguards from the Vantage?


Indeed they are. 700c guards wrapped around 26" wheels. I wondered if they'd bend enough but other than a bit of trimming at the back of the front mudguard, they went on nicely :)
by Vantage
27 May 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1544
Views: 377171

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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by Vantage
24 May 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 516
Views: 310644

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Spent near £650 in the shop on Saturday. Bought a nice metallic green Spa Steel Touring frame and forks. A pair of 26x1.95 Schwalbe City jets that I was told would fit.....They do but with a clearance of maybe a mm either side of the tyre. They're going on my fiancees bike instead. Ordered an XT dyn...