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by Vetus Ossa
17 Apr 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Raleigh Pioneer Trail 4130 CrMo 21 Inch 700c
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Raleigh Pioneer Trail 4130 CrMo 21 Inch 700c

Does anyone else think that bike is worth more, none of my business of course.
by Vetus Ossa
7 Apr 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road style e-bike
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Road style e-bike

A friend has a Cube Agree, and is very pleased with it.
It’s the best LOOKING eroad bike I have seen.
If I didn’t need assist all of the time I would buy one, but this one is probably best used as an aid climbing hills I think.
by Vetus Ossa
6 Apr 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1315

Re: Favourite local climbs

When I was healthy I used to love climbing hills. I still do but these days they are Bosch assisted. There's a couple of nice hills between Tavistock and Princetown. Pork Hill is a toughie eh? Then followed by getting out of Merrivale. :D :D Try your Bosch assistance up from Lucket to Kit Hill. Muc...
by Vetus Ossa
6 Apr 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1315

Re: Favourite local climbs

When I was healthy I used to love climbing hills. I still do but these days they are Bosch assisted.
There's a couple of nice hills between Tavistock and Princetown.
by Vetus Ossa
5 Apr 2019, 6:03am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wake short stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Wake short stem.

Yes, it's still available.
by Vetus Ossa
23 Mar 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wake short stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Wake short stem.

jimlews wrote:What Dia. steerer is this designed for?
Same Question re: Handlebars.


Yes, it does matter doesn’t it, will edit :oops:
by Vetus Ossa
22 Mar 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wake short stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Wake short stem.

I bought this stem to see if it made my bad back situation any better, but it didn’t for me unfortunately. Not used for very long and no notable marks on it, and in good condition. Cheap, if you want to experiment with your riding position. £8 including post and packing. 28.6 steerer, for 31.8 bars....
by Vetus Ossa
3 Mar 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tight tyres on rims...The story so far.
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Tight tyres on rims...The story so far.

Apologies for harping on about my tight tyre on rim situation but I am beginning to fret about it and need to sort something out soon. I have an ebike with 27.5 wheels, and tyres are difficult to fit on them, at least Schwalbe ones are. So far I have tries Big Ben’s, Marathons, Marathon plus’s and M...
by Vetus Ossa
24 Feb 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: A question for Orbea Gain riders.

I've ridden my Gain a max of 38 miles, but have no doubt it would go at least 50 miles when ridden in eco mode. The Gain has a 250 watt motor, same as many mid drives. The bike is lighter and I think it's more efficient than many others, which means you get more out of that 250 watt battery. They a...
by Vetus Ossa
22 Feb 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: A question for Orbea Gain riders.

Thanks for your replies.
I rather expected it would be as you say Nick, so probably not suitable for me unfortunately.
by Vetus Ossa
21 Feb 2019, 7:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 446

A question for Orbea Gain riders.

Hello Orbea Gain owners, I know several hear own one. I have a question for you please. I currently own a Cube mountain ebike, and through necessity I use MTB mode on most of my rides. I am able to cycle about 50 mils doing so. I am considering buying an Orbea Gain hybrid (probably F40) as I like ri...
by Vetus Ossa
16 Feb 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

I have just bought a second pair of five tens.
They are just about the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and the sole clings to the pedals, I have never slipped off them like I have with others.
Laces though, but I have mine a little loosely tightened and sometimes just slip them on.
by Vetus Ossa
16 Feb 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I suspect Sputniks are cheap because that's the sort of money they can get for them....its an old-fashioned extrusion and they are a workaday sort of rim, and people don't usually pay silly money for practical cycle stuff. Deep-section rims for spangly bikes with more gears than spokes are another ...
by Vetus Ossa
15 Feb 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I think I may have to reconsider my tyre choice.
I don't mind mending punctures, it's getting them on and off the rim easily that does matter.
Like what I have read about supremes.
by Vetus Ossa
15 Feb 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I'm using a pair of these.... https://spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s116p3788/KINLIN-XD-230 They have a nice deep well, and I can get my 32mm Marathon Supremes (folding bead) both off and on without levers, even with arthritic thumbs. They are a stiff rim and mine were true, so dead easy to build up into tru...