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by anwar.rhm
6 Jul 2012, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which folder?
Replies: 14
Views: 5516

Re: Which folder?

Would you consider buying second hand. You would be able to get something on ebay in this price range (£650) or even the CTC sales forum. Folding bikes typically do not come with a double (or triple) chainset so something with the sram 3 speed hub with cassette would be good, though your options ar...
by anwar.rhm
6 Jul 2012, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which folder?
Replies: 14
Views: 5516

Re: Which folder?

I'd also appreciate some advice on this one. My needs are a little more complex. Because of the area I live in, the normal range of gearing you usually get on folders is inadequate- I live up on a top of a hill which has three roads accessing it, 2 of which are 1 in 6 gradients. I need a folder bec...
by anwar.rhm
6 Jul 2012, 8:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What do I need to know about Dynohubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: What do I need to know about Dynohubs?

1. Number of spokes 2. Do you want disk brake attachment 3. What size - The Son 28 is the normal one with standard output. the Sondelux is slightly lower rating, is smaller for lightness and meant for those usually riding fast, although with LED lights it makes little difference as I understand. Th...
by anwar.rhm
4 Jul 2012, 2:39pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: The Tour (TDF) General not current action/results.
Replies: 114
Views: 9506

Re: The Tour (TDF) General not today,s action/results.

OK, a TdF non results topic. Does the Lanterne Rouge jersey actually exist? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanterne_rouge OK, according to Wikipedia it is recognised and awarded but is there an actual jersey that someone gets? Quick google search came out fruitless. If there is, are they given it in a...
by anwar.rhm
26 Jun 2012, 2:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 4016

Re: Any difference in gas cookers? + Recommendations please

I’ve got a soto micro regulator stove. It’s very lightweight and it detaches from the gas canister when not it use so everything pack away small. This things boils water in very little time, highly recommended, however it is pricey. Also use the GSI halulite minimalist. Can cook with it and drink ou...
by anwar.rhm
15 Jun 2012, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike for a small woman
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Bike for a small woman

How about a Birdy with comfort stem? Very expensive but with it’s low step over and dual suspension it’ll be well comfortable. It folds too (could sell the Brompton to help fund it...). Bikefix in London have them http://www.bikefix.co.uk/shop/index.php?unique=eb9bacc7a9cd78c2fc15b86667062b86&ge...
by anwar.rhm
13 Jun 2012, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mezzo d9 for touring
Replies: 9
Views: 6811

Re: Mezzo d9 for touring

Hey, I am a huge fan of small wheel bikes (folding and non folding). My wife and I went on our first ever tour over the Jubilee weekend. A few pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/107446316083564041187/FirstCycleTour South London to Leeds Castle in Maidstone and then on to Deal. Not particula...
by anwar.rhm
14 Mar 2012, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4971

Re: Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride

Steady eddy, thanks for the heads up regarding the lack of hills in Norfolk and the good links to London. As said, despite the UK having always been my ‘home’ my geographical knowledge in embarrassingly poor. Nuggets like this are golden :D A work colleague told me of St Mary’s Bay in Dimchurch toda...
by anwar.rhm
13 Mar 2012, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4971

Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

Thanks so much for all the great replies. A lot of information to take and use to start planning trips. Thinking about destinations and what to do outside of cycling is a great tip. I’ve been looking at a map of the southeast scratching my head thinking where we should go. Being a Londoner I am afra...
by anwar.rhm
12 Mar 2012, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4971

How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

Hi, Really sorry if this is a stupid question :oops: but what’s the best way for planning your route? My wife and I want to get into cycle touring and longer rides but not too sure what’s the best way for planning a route. We’ve been increasing our mileage for day rides (longest is about 50 miles so...