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by Rich_Clements
28 Aug 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest And Be Thankful
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Rest And Be Thankful

I cycled up the old road last summer mainly as there was traffic lights on the new road and didn't fancy trying to get through before the lights changed. The old road is very quiet but you do have to carry the bike over a couple of gates and is vert steep up to the car park at the end and yes I was ...
by Rich_Clements
28 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 92
Views: 3893

Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

Looks great, I did the section between Avebury and the A34 quite recently on my Gravel bike.
by Rich_Clements
20 Aug 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1507

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

I have two pairs of wheels with Hope Pro4 hubs both have noisy freewheels, I didn't buy the hubs for the freewheel noise I wanted something that was going to last a while and was easy to service when the time comes. As I understand it Hope used some toughened metal for the freewheel paws along with ...
by Rich_Clements
18 Aug 2020, 9:09am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 92
Views: 3893

Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

Being the pedant that I am the map with all of the national trails on has a spelling mistake.

Its Fort Augustus rather than Ford.

I have done the first 60 miles of the Great North trail and its great although I was a little under-biked with a gravel bike in places.
by Rich_Clements
9 Mar 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockerbie to Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Lockerbie to Glasgow

I last rode this stretch last summer, as others have said the surface is a bit draggy in places and there is a long drag from Beattock which seems to go on forever. I have ridden this stretch probably 3 or 4 times now.
by Rich_Clements
18 Jan 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 January )
Replies: 52
Views: 2849

Re: King Alfred's Way

My experience of the Great North Trail is that large portions are more suited to MTB's I rode a gravel bike on this occasion, I think zulu Eleven's description is spot on.
by Rich_Clements
13 Sep 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack bag recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 1281

Re: Rack bag recommendations?

https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/rack-packs-stuff-sacks/super-c-rackbag More money than you budgeted for, so you may reject it on that basis. But for me it is the best bit of luggage ever. So long as your rack isn't narrow on top. Rugged, hard wearing material, simple velcro fixing, and it just fee...
by Rich_Clements
23 Aug 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pinnacle / Pinnacle Arkose Sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Pinnacle / Pinnacle Arkose Sizing

Witterings wrote:Cheers for the replies ... I'm tempted with a 2nd hand small but I wonder if it's going to be too small again and unfortunately it's too far away to go and test ride but the seller is prepared to ship it ..... hmmm decisions.

I'm 5' 5" and run a small
by Rich_Clements
23 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Taylor Wheels (Germany)
Replies: 17
Views: 14856

Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

I bought two dynohub wheels from them a few years back and have not had any issues these where Mavic A319(I think) with a Shimano Alfine dynamo.
by Rich_Clements
21 Oct 2017, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice options for small clearence?
Replies: 27
Views: 1425

Re: Carradice options for small clearence?

Uplift ? does anyone have a link??

sounds interesting

Edit: I know what it is now :D
by Rich_Clements
21 Oct 2017, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Really Reflective Clothing / Bits
Replies: 31
Views: 1439

Re: Really Reflective Clothing / Bits

I have a Proviz gilet and a rain jacket, they work brilliantly in the dark, but as others have said a bit boil in the bag, I find the gilet better for that and use mine quite a lot during the darker months. The self adhesive tape is also effective. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37261337760_75d...
by Rich_Clements
5 Oct 2017, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo rear lights
Replies: 86
Views: 3814

Re: Dynamo rear lights

ImageIMG_20170925_135730459 by Richie C, on Flickr

This is my rear dynamo light set up.
by Rich_Clements
30 Apr 2017, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37747

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Can anyone recommend a supplier my usual place Rose bikes are sold out of hypers Planet X (never the same prices two days running! :wink: ) I may buy a few more 38s if/when the prices drop again! Don't wait too long. Vittoria have discontinued them according to their website. Damn,that's shame :( O...
by Rich_Clements
27 Apr 2017, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37747

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Can anyone recommend a supplier my usual place Rose bikes are sold out of hypers
by Rich_Clements
12 Feb 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mawddach Estuary bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Mawddach Estuary bridge

You'll love it 8)