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by PAB855
14 Nov 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Safe switching on and off
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Safe switching on and off

I have a Haibike Sduro 4.0 which is suiting me perfectly as far as riding it is concerned. What bothers me a little is the very sensitive on/off switch on the display at the LH end of the handlebars. I've inadvertently switched it on while pushing the bike backwards into my garage to lock it in its ...
by PAB855
10 Nov 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2327

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Now that there is discussion on stripping hub gears, I cannot resist the temptation to take you all back to the 1950s. My brother and I, teenagers curious to see the inside workings of the SA 3 speed wide ratio hub gear on the Raleigh Roadster, obtained a copy of 'Cycling book of Maintenance' and th...
by PAB855
8 Nov 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2327

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

The Shand names are in the Doric language used mostly in the north east of Scotland. I can't speak Gaelic, but can understand most of the Doric words. It varies depending on location. I'm sure they must be asked the meanings by their customers.

Cheers
by PAB855
8 Nov 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2327

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

In return for your help, mikeymo, I could translate into English, some of the brand names of the Shand cycles if are having difficulty understanding them! I doubt if I could translate them into Yorkshire dialect!

Cheers8
by PAB855
8 Nov 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2327

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Oh dear me! Many thanks for all the time and effort spent to sort out my request. I have learnt a lot and enjoyed in particular the gear calculator from rotavator. Mikeymo, I am grateful for the wheel removal videos. A good way to put me right off a Sram 8speed hub gear. The Sturmey Archer isn't as ...
by PAB855
7 Nov 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2327

Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Currently my 2012 Cube cross road bike has a 3x9 arrangement. 48,36,26 and 11-34. There have been a couple of services which required a few parts to be replaced, but not the complete drivetrain so far. Is it feasible to do away with the existing back wheel and replace it with a new wheel with an 8sp...
by PAB855
13 Oct 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morecambe Bay Cycle Way (Sustrans)
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Morecambe Bay Cycle Way (Sustrans)

I made a few notes based on responses I had to the same topic earlier this year as follows. . Unexpected hill between Cartmell and Grange-over-Sands, not long, but steep. Hill between Ulverston and Greenodd. Off-road Greenodd to Low Wood a bit rough. Can avoid hill at Low Wood by taking B5278. OK. M...
by PAB855
8 Oct 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool

Many thanks Galloper, that's the most useful information so far. The Landranger map has been ordered.

Cheers
by PAB855
8 Oct 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool

I've just been reading a few accounts of first hand experiences on this route. It would appear that the only challenge is a rather steep hill near the top end of L Trool . One writer said 15%, Also there was so much gravel, it became impossible for some riders to keep going. That's the kind of thing...
by PAB855
8 Oct 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool

Thanks Graham.
by PAB855
7 Oct 2020, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Clatteringshaws to Glen Trool

How does this route compare with the cycle path on the north side of the Kielder Reservoir? We found that had quite a number of steep ramps which surprised us as the videos we checked beforehand didn't give that impression. There was even a mountain bike rider coming towards us who had to zig zag up...
by PAB855
29 Aug 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Where is the best place to buy an Electric Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1007

Re: Where is the best place to buy an Electric Bike

If you prefer not to buy online, then go to a retailer who deals in nothing other than electric bikes if you can. It's now a massive market with a vast range of makes and models. Only a specialist would have the answers because they would have been away on courses run by the manufacturer and be cons...
by PAB855
16 Jul 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Great Glen Way

If yiu have time, try a visit to the Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry. Jacobites history, Clan Cameron history, Commando training, It's an absolute wee gem not far off your route. No cafe, but ice cream and loos unless covid 19 is spoiling things. Check website.

Good luck
by PAB855
6 Jul 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stenhousemuir/Falkirk area
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Stenhousemuir/Falkirk area

I'm probably too late, but hope you headed into the Kilsyth Hills and Fintry Hills or south beyond Falkirk there's quite a network of minor roads. You can even get to California!

Cheers
by PAB855
4 Jul 2020, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway

That's good advice from you both and just what we were looking for.

Many thanks