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by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
3 Jun 2015, 2:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Excellent thanks folks - have booked the site at Symonds Yat.

Cheers,

Noel
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
2 Jun 2015, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Is that the YH previously known as Welsh Bicknor?
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
2 Jun 2015, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Hi - we are doing the CTC B&B route, but camping. I am trying to find a campsite somewhere within about 10 miles of Ross-on-Wye. Not looking for anything fancy, but more than a cold tap and drain! I have tried searching the forum for this information but nothing coming up. Can anyone recommend s...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
3 Jan 2014, 12:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Galaxy Touring bike start back ache
Replies: 5
Views: 28049

Re: Dawes Galaxy Touring bike start back ache

+1 for Paul Hewitt fitting. I was in exactly the same position with my Galaxy about 6 years ago. He identified that the seat (Brooks B17) didn't have enough rearward adjustment and the drops were too low. With careful selection of components to get the right fit, he made a bike that was marginally t...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
16 May 2012, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracking/Clonking noise when pushing hard on pedals...
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Cracking/Clonking noise when pushing hard on pedals...

also check that your rear axle hasn't snapped. This has happened twice to me and it was only the skewer holding everything together :shock:
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Apr 2012, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Touring tyre recommendations

Thanks everyone - looks like a definite concensus here :D

Noel
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
22 Apr 2012, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Touring tyre recommendations

Don't you just love that companies like Spa still exist!

My order will be going in this week. :D
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
22 Apr 2012, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Touring tyre recommendations

Thanks for your comments - really helpful. How are the Paselas for p*****ture resistance? (The Marathons have been great in that respect.) Can anyone offer a comparison in ride quality between Pasela and Marathons? Thanks also for the tip about LX hubs - I notice now that Spa fit those to their own ...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
21 Apr 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Touring tyre recommendations

I have just rationalised my collection of bikes from 5 down to 3 and I'm going to use the proceeds to treat my Galaxy to a new set of wheels and tyres. The plan is to buy a SON28/Sputnik front and XT/Sputnik rear from Spa Cycles. I've had Schwalbe Marathons on the Galaxy from new and they have been ...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
25 Feb 2011, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Steel frame MTB for expedition
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Steel frame MTB for expedition

I had one of the original steel Boulders that I used for commuting down canal towpaths for a few years. I thought it was fab! Big selling point for me was that the forks came with front rack mountings. It remains one of the most comfortable bikes I've had and wish I'd never sold it!
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
15 Feb 2011, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Expedition Tourer on Budget
Replies: 20
Views: 1891

Re: Expedition Tourer on Budget

i was in Edinburgh Cycle Co-Op in Manchester a few weeks ago and reckon their Courier 27 would make a really good basis for a tourer - http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=12409&f_FullProductVersion=1&f_SupersetQRY=Kcourier&f_SortOrderID=-1&f_bct= . 27 speed ...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
5 Jan 2011, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Liverpool to ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Liverpool to ?????

or you could pick up the Trans Pennine Way just south of Liverpool and head across to Hull?
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
17 Dec 2010, 4:51pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rutland Cycling
Replies: 14
Views: 49652

Re: Rutland Cycling

I had trouble with them a couple of years ago - ordered some stuff via EBay and they missed out part of the delivery (not of very high value). I e-mailed them a few times and got no response so wrote it off and left negative feedback on EBay. THEN got tons of abuse in response for not ringing them a...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
3 Oct 2010, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A philosphy for problem solving
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: A philosphy for problem solving

On the basis that simple is often best, how about using cross over technology from motorbike disc locks. They often have a springy cable between the disc lock and handlebars to avoid the BIG embarressment of trying to ride off with the front wheel locked in position - with obvious comedy results! So...