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by cyclecycle
25 May 2015, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Brompton Tyres

Hi there,

Decided to go for the regular marathons (M+ a bit excessive) - thanks to all for their input.

Is this the right one for a Brompton:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schw ... prod69134#

Seems like a good price :D

Thanks,
by cyclecycle
11 May 2015, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Brompton Tyres

Hi,

Thanks for info ... so just to recap is the general concensus that marathon plus are probably overkill for general commuting?
by cyclecycle
10 May 2015, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Brompton Tyres

Hello,

The brommy need a new set of shoes, what are other folders here running and what has been their experience and recommendation for reliable commuting:

Marathon or Marathon Plus?

The pluses cost a wee bit more but tempted if they are to be recommended.

Thanks in advance,
by cyclecycle
18 Feb 2015, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy

Hi, So really wanted something like these: http://www.ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=singlebagql3&biketoy=rear http://www.ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=citybiker&biketoy=rear but settled for a set of these until I can get the funds together: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/...
by cyclecycle
15 Feb 2015, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy

Thanks for suggestions - very useful.

Waterproof qualities are the main criteria along with a solid fixing system so will look at those options.

Don't mind paying for something that will resist the leaks!

Thanks again,
by cyclecycle
14 Feb 2015, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy

Hello,

Having just got a Dawes Super Galaxy in the pre-easter sales, the focus now follow to getting the accessories sorted.

Can anyone here recomend a good brand of fully waterproof (or nearly so) rear pannier than will cope with a laptop and set of waterproof trousers?

Many thanks,
by cyclecycle
14 Feb 2015, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need help on choosing a Touring bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: I need help on choosing a Touring bike

Hi OP, Similar situation to yourself... Looking for a touring bike for commuting/touring/hauling cargo that's easier than my ancient mountain bike and better for long distance than my Brompton. Had decided that Dawes Galaxy (rim brakes model) was the best bike I could get for the amount of money I h...
by cyclecycle
4 Feb 2015, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy or something a little bit cheaper
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Dawes Galaxy or something a little bit cheaper

Thanks for the links.

Classified for sale is at other end of the country :-(

and Spa Cycles don't have my size ... need the 58cm.
by cyclecycle
2 Feb 2015, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy or something a little bit cheaper
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Dawes Galaxy or something a little bit cheaper

Hello, I'm looking at possibly getting a Dawes Galaxy for light touring and commuting duties. I already have a mountain bike and folder, so this would be for longer distances, commuting and hauling the occasion load. Whilst tempted I don't think I need the wallet lightening experience of a Dawes Sup...
by cyclecycle
3 Jun 2014, 12:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100

Hello, Many thanks for this. I've already put on a set of Schwalbe City Jets and they made a real difference (to the point I'm thinking of keeping the bike and upgrading a bit more rather than get a dedicated commuter). Just needs a set of mudguards and a rack and should be a keeper: http://www.wigg...
by cyclecycle
2 Jun 2014, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100

Hello,

It's an Insync Grind 320 fork which I think is 70mm travel.

Many thanks for the good info and the links; much appreciated.
by cyclecycle
1 Jun 2014, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Rigid Fork for a Trek 4100

Hello, I have an old Trek 4100 hard tail mountain bike that I use for a commuter. http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2003&brand=Trek&model=4100 I'd like to replace the front fork with a rigid one. I'd like to keep the same geometry when I do this. Is somebody able to kind...