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by Oggi
4 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1302

Re: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?

I made a clickstand myself from some old tent poles (Wild Country Quasar) and a bung from a walking pole picked up on a walk and attached with sugru. A bungee from the same tent serves as a handbrake. Thorn are very specific about not using a kickstand.
by Oggi
28 Jul 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for an old/near new tyre?
Replies: 25
Views: 3507

Re: Uses for an old/near new tyre?

Some ideas here for uses for old tubes. https://www.cycleofgood.com/product-cat ... nd-purses/

You can donate your tubes to them and they also take entire bikes to go to Malawi.

Doug
by Oggi
17 Jul 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Try looking for sailing gloves. They are identical to cycle gloves without the padding. They are designed to stop soft handed sailors getting sore fingers!
by Oggi
15 Jul 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9996

Re: rear pannier advice needed

I recently got a good deal on a pair of Thule panniers and they seem very good. Thule is a good make and they are roll top like the Ortliebs but I got them for about half the price. I got the larger pair cos they only weigh a little more than the smaller ones but you don’t need to fill them. The ext...
by Oggi
29 Jun 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks for all the help and warnings. I’ll be careful of the bricks and if I fall in I will keep very quiet about it. I hope it’s cooler next Saturday than today. Even too hot at 1000 feet in Buxton and I only rode into town for some shopping.
by Oggi
29 Jun 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Worcester canal towpath

End of the route is Malvern so Diglis seems the obvious choice.
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks. I don’t particularly enjoy muddy, single track style towpaths so I intend to join at Tiverton using minor roads from Longbridge to there. Looking on google maps the route through Worcester and across the road bridge looked unpleasant to Diglis bridge is the obvious choice.
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks Richard
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Worcester canal towpath

I will be riding through Worcester in a week or so coming from Birmingham to the SW and from the map it looks like the easiest route through the town is the canal towpath. I know towpaths are very variable so I was wandering if anyone has cycled it recently from the NE of Worcester to Diglis bridge....
by Oggi
30 Apr 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Goyt Valley one-way system

If you are not worried about steep hills then The routes through Jenkin Chapel are brill. It is much better to ride up the Goyt from Erwood Hall. I regularly do a round from Buxton, only an hour but one of the most beautiful rides in England. Also great riding down through Macclesfield Forest and Wi...
by Oggi
30 Apr 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Goyt Valley one-way system

In theory no. Some cyclists do and annoy the locals. There is little point as it brings you to a bottom where you have the choice of two very steep hills out. You can cycle down the side of Fernilee reservoir but it is not strictly legal. There is a bridle way on the Western side but well above the ...
by Oggi
13 Aug 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road Bike Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Road Bike Recommendation

If you want a comfortable bike with low maintenance for your budget you can get a rohloff equipped touring bike which will be comfortable and get up hills. The Thorn Mercury is a superb bike and within your budget depending on the spec.
by Oggi
24 Jul 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling by the Wye in Derbyshire?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Cycling by the Wye in Derbyshire?

The A6 from Topley Pike at the end of the Monsal Trail is rideable but is a busy, narrow A road. There is no bike path alongside, not even a pavement. There are two alternative either North through Cowlow which is a steep bridleway to a minor road via Fairfield into Buxton or South to Cowdale up a v...
by Oggi
23 Jul 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire Monsal Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire Monsal Trail

If you are on a tandem you would need to be very confident. In that case I would take the Harpur Hill road and down Cowdale. The bit of A6 from the bottom of Cowdale is ok as it is wide and no sharp bends. It is all tarmac. I went over Harpur Hill today and it’s a longish hill but not too steep. It’...
by Oggi
23 Jul 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire Monsal Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire Monsal Trail

There was discussion about changing the surface and it’s 2 years since I was there. Even if you had to walk it all it’s only a few hundred meters downhill.