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by RJS
2 Jan 2021, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does anywhere sell separate spare mudguard blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Does anywhere sell separate spare mudguard blades?

Spa Cycles have some odments.
cheers, Rob.
by RJS
28 Dec 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 59
Views: 3404

Re: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy

Bought my son a Galaxy, I think it was an '87 model, one of the last ones built in this country with pencil stays, he usedit for several years , then I took it on for a few more, I thought it rode fine, sold it to a chap Exeter way; occasionally wonder if it's still around. I have a friend with an e...
by RJS
27 Oct 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 30 Crossings of River Tamar
Replies: 60
Views: 1858

Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Yep, used to ride with the tandem club, over on the Torpoint ferry, and back on the Cremyll, plenty of people to manhandle the tandems, they used to lay across the bows, I seem to remember, wasn't a cheap crossing though, and the skipper was not too keen if he was busy :shock:
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
26 Oct 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 30 Crossings of River Tamar
Replies: 60
Views: 1858

Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Mick, what about the two ferries? I've used both ofthese with a bike, (actualy a tandem).
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
21 Sep 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 27
Views: 1159

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

palaver (n.) 1733 (implied in palavering), "a long talk, a conference, a tedious discussion," sailors' slang, from Portuguese palavra "word, speech, talk," from a metathesis of Late Latin parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see para...
by RJS
2 Sep 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Circe Helios

It's looking good :) hopefully many happy miles.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
1 Sep 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Circe Helios

Sorry forthe long delay, cought up with the KHS sausage dog owner today. Very happy with it, folds easily to go in the boot of their car, it's stable, stops better than their Dawes, but perhaps not as quick rolling. Different tyres, brake blocks and rim material, I guess could make these differences...
by RJS
23 Aug 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Circe Helios

They have had the KHS for a couple of years, they also have a Dawes Double Edge and solos, they wanted a tandem to go in the car, but not at the price of the TandemTwoesday, (which they had borrowed), they have no complaints that I know of, seem to go well on it, I'll ask them futher and report. Don...
by RJS
22 Aug 2020, 11:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Circe Helios

Just to mention, we have a TandemTwosday, freinds have the KHS Sausage Dog, both have more rom for the stocker behind the captain.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
17 Aug 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem frame flex + sturmey
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Tandem frame flex + sturmey

If a longer cable is needed, say, if you use a trigger shifter, a cable joiner as sold by the likes of SJSCycles would sort it.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
28 Jul 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends inboard of brake levers
Replies: 42
Views: 1522

Re: Bar ends inboard of brake levers

My answer, bodge, to this, was to join a short length from a drop bar to a barend with a jubiliegh clip, to take the bar end shifter.
Chers, Rob.
by RJS
1 Jul 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: inner cable splitter
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: inner cable splitter

We have them on our TandemTuesday, no problem, gears stay still in adjustment, think SJSCycles sell them.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
30 May 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V Brake failure
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: V Brake failure

Seen this on a bike that had been carried on a rack on the rear of a car, easily done, I think having the front brake on the right accentuates the problem, it was designed to have the cable come from the other side. Brucey will put me right if I have this wrong.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
26 May 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 48
Views: 1340

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

There are some slightly more breathable cycle caps, like airtex, made by Waltz caps, probably others. Don't use sun cream, if you sweat and it gets in your eyes it doesn't half sting :shock: ask me how I know :wink:
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
20 Apr 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Newbie question

OOps :oops: you already gave a budget :?