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by CyclingSi
10 Sep 2015, 1:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Distance Cycle Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Long Distance Cycle Routes

I quite like the look of the NSCR, I have read several blogs who have ridden parts of it, I am penciling in plans to ride it in 2017 hopefully from Bergen downwards provided i can get time away from work, the section from Denmark to Holland looks very inviting assuming the wind is kind to you.
by CyclingSi
10 Sep 2015, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic v Cable
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Hydraulic v Cable

With cable you need to take more care in both set up and maintenance, that said it can be a good thing as you are more likely to spot any problems before they go wrong. The Spyres are an excellent brake and very adjustable, I agree with binning the sintered pads for resin, I have just done this with...
by CyclingSi
10 Sep 2015, 9:40am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Fat Bikes
Replies: 50
Views: 42203

Re: Fat Bikes

A bit late to the conversation but I have owned a Genesis Caribou since June this year and I love it, the best thing I did was bin the tires and put a better set on, I have commuted on it on occasion and I use it for bivi riding, I actually sold my normal mountain bike it was that good, I enjoy ridi...
by CyclingSi
17 Sep 2014, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Adventure Touring Wired Tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Vittoria Adventure Touring Wired Tyre

I had the Randonneur 32 on my commuter for 6 months, good tires but sizing they came upa little on the small side more like a 28 than the 32c.
by CyclingSi
22 Oct 2013, 7:44am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Yippee! Its the season of the year....
Replies: 4
Views: 70405

Re: Yippee! Its the season of the year....

Been riding on the road for the past 18 months as I had lost my trail mojo, been feeling the urge to get out and muddy recently, I can see some trail time being built into my riding as I love winter rides
by CyclingSi
22 Oct 2013, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring disc hubs
Replies: 46
Views: 10400

Re: Touring disc hubs

I am running some Deore 6 bolt hubs 32H on Mavic TN729 rims on my light tourer with 32mm tires and I am a fair bit heavier than yourself, my set runs really smooth and are ridden every day in every weather If I was doing more touring then I would have gone for 36H. In the past I have had cartridge h...
by CyclingSi
10 Oct 2013, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strava Menace
Replies: 22
Views: 3683

Re: Strava Menace

We have quite a few on shared use and family trails around here, I am slowly getting them removed by reporting them, if I can stop one near miss or accident then it is worth it, I doubt it will stop some of the lunatics but it is a start.
by CyclingSi
9 Oct 2013, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1097
Views: 310743

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi all, I am Si, I have been lurking here for a few weeks so I thought I would introduce myself. 41 living in Plymouth. I have always enjoyed cycling, particularly mountain biking. This past 12 months I spent more time riding my mountain bike on the road than trail, it was also about this time my in...
by CyclingSi
1 Oct 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 442473

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Thought I would add my bike into the collection 2013 Trek Crossrip 50cm, it has done around 1100 miles since the beginning of June and I love riding it, it has reignited my passion for riding, I have even done a weekend mini tour on the bike and plan on heading to France in the future. http://farm8....
by CyclingSi
30 Sep 2013, 6:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rack?
Replies: 58
Views: 10346

Re: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rac

I am running http://bontrager.com/model/11365 on my rack, nice and bright with good side visibility too, thinking about getting a second one in the future.
by CyclingSi
25 Sep 2013, 9:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What panniers are you using?
Replies: 51
Views: 7218

Re: What panniers are you using?

Ortleibs here too
by CyclingSi
25 Sep 2013, 7:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93630

Re: Ten Miles a Day

I suffered a lack of mojo earlier this year, I picked up a new bike at the end of may and set myself a challenge of 1500 miles before new the new year with a new GPS as a reward, I am currently at 1090 miles averaging just over 10 miles a day and thinking of increasing the goal, I do it with a mix o...
by CyclingSi
18 Sep 2013, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommended ride - The Viking way
Replies: 16
Views: 5081

Re: Recommended ride - The Viking way

There is an article about the Viking way in the new issue of Cycling Active, wish I was closer to try it.
by CyclingSi
18 Sep 2013, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Granite way
Replies: 29
Views: 10865

Re: Granite way

Thanks Mick, good news indeed, I am looking forward to riding this next spring with the Mrs it should be completed by then
by CyclingSi
18 Sep 2013, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WaterPROOF Cycling Gloves
Replies: 24
Views: 4409

Re: WaterPROOF Cycling Gloves

I have found the best option over the years is to use windproof gloves, hands and feet for that matter will get damp regardless, best option I have found is to use Windstopper gloves or similar with a merino liner glove on the really cold days, which reminds me autumn cometh time to dig out my winte...