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by bikerwaser
7 May 2018, 7:35am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: EBAY Shimano Clip in shoes (Size EU 46)
Replies: 0
Views: 440

EBAY Shimano Clip in shoes (Size EU 46)

This is my brother's listing for a pair Mountain bike clip-in shoe/trainers Size EU 46 :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153012089036
by bikerwaser
1 May 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone want a free bike ?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Anyone want a free bike ?

by bikerwaser
21 Apr 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 23
Views: 2087

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

I wouldn't start by flying somewhere with your bike. I'd go from your door. I've cycled down though France and Spain a few times. Most times I've taken the ferry from Portsmouth to St. Malo. They do a ferry from Plymouth too. On a couple of occasions i've cycled down to Northern Spain , which is a g...
by bikerwaser
20 Apr 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?

+1 for the Mountain Morph.

I have the one with the small guage. It's a not the best guage in the world but i didn't want the large guage so this is a good compromise.

Had mine many many years. once a year or so I service it and it's good as new again.
by bikerwaser
19 Apr 2018, 7:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

I am not sure , but I think all work has been done to the area around the airport. As you say, the roads around the airport are a bit bike unfriendly. I'm unaware of any bike routes directly from the airport to Malaga city ( doesn't mean there aren't any) but what I would do is head directly south a...
by bikerwaser
19 Apr 2018, 7:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Poole or Portsmouth??
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Poole or Portsmouth??

apart from what Cunobelin said, the ride along to Poole could be nice.
I've riden from Poole to Portsmouth several times and it's a nice ride. The best bit being the New Forest.
by bikerwaser
13 Apr 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Forking good job - Bob Jackson Cycles
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Forking good job - Bob Jackson Cycles

Did the extension use a sleeve? How long do you think the sleeve is? Did the forks need repainting? And can I ask how much the whole job cost? Sorry, so many Q's! I've just fitted a BBB steerer extender to my Cheviot. I'm hoping it's not going to be problematic, as I found getting the bearing pre-l...
by bikerwaser
13 Apr 2018, 10:51am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Forking good job - Bob Jackson Cycles
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Forking good job

it was 1 1/8

The fork is now fitted so you wouldn't be able to se the finish on the steerer column but believe me it is perfect.

Also I find the facility for uploading images on this forum to be a pain in the Aristotle.

Any other questions , please feel free.
by bikerwaser
13 Apr 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Forking good job - Bob Jackson Cycles
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Forking good job - Bob Jackson Cycles

Just wanted to share a good experience I had dealing with Bob Jackson Cycles. I had a set of Forks on my Genesis Longitude that i wanted the steerer column extended. I looked on the net for people to do it. After a lot of searching, I decided on contacting Bob Jackson Cycles. I found their website c...
by bikerwaser
27 Mar 2018, 2:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A sign of things to come ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

A sign of things to come ?

Bournemouth Council have just installed a couple of these signs near the town centre. During my time touring in Spain I saw plenty of signs like this and got a lot of space from cars . I've never seen this sort of thing in the UK until now. Let's hope it's the sign of things to come ! I've emailed B...
by bikerwaser
18 Mar 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: accomodation wanted near Islington mid May ?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: accomodation wanted near Islington mid May ?

Thanks for that info mercalia.

Any other ideas people may have are welcome.

Cheers

Bikerwaser
by bikerwaser
17 Mar 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: accomodation wanted near Islington mid May ?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

accomodation wanted near Islington mid May ?

Hi Everyone I'm doing my Cytech cycle mechanic course in the middle of May. It's a 2 week course starting monday the 14th of May until Friday the 25th May. I'm looking for somewhere to stay in the Islington N1 0DT area ( or surrounding radius of 10 miles ) from 13th of May to the 26th May. Either a ...
by bikerwaser
28 Feb 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have v brakes improved in the last 10 years
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: Have v brakes improved in the last 10 years

I agree with Rehon apart from , if it's just the pads you're changing then I wouldn't bother with anything expensive at all. I replaced my Shimano Deore pads with Bell pads from asda at £1.37 a pair . They work as good , if not better and give me over 5000 miles and stop me on a fully loaded touring...
by bikerwaser
28 Feb 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?
Replies: 31
Views: 3009

Re: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?

Great article. thanks for posting it. The old saying "build it and they will come" is applicable here. I know so many people that want to cycle but feel scared of mixing with traffic. If anything like this was built in my town, all the people I am talking about would be using it and leavin...