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by darkvalley
11 Sep 2015, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks Cambium
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: Brooks Cambium

I have the C17. I have ridden almost 1400km (according to strava) on it. It is now showing signs of scuffing on the top and at the edges, but this would appear to be merely cosmetic. Going on how it is now I doubt the cotton part of it is going to last long term. I did also lose one of the rivets fr...
by darkvalley
17 Jun 2015, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brookes Cambium Saddle
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Brookes Cambium Saddle

I have both a b17 saddle (narrow imperial)and a cambrium 17. I originally got the b17 after trying about 5 or 6 different saddles and it was the first that was comfortable for me. I have done 200km plus rides on it in complete comfort. When getting a second bike I went for the cambrium as I liked th...
by darkvalley
8 Jun 2015, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mini tour of Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Mini tour of Ireland

You can get a bus direct from Sligo to Belfast. I have to agree with others, to cycle the whole of the west coast in 8 days would not be great fun. Have you considered cycling from Belfast up the Antrim coast and across via Derry into Donegal. Great scenery and good cycling roads, plus easy to get b...
by darkvalley
6 May 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light tourer/audax/commuter
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Light tourer/audax/commuter

I built up a Genesis Equilibirum over the winter for audaxing and commuting purposes. Really pleased with the finished bike and it gets all my riding now except for club spins. Very comfortable to ride and reasonably lively. I have 28mm tyres on it with mudgaurds and there is still some clearance, b...
by darkvalley
2 May 2015, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Brooks saddle for experienced Brooks user
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: New Brooks saddle for experienced Brooks user

didn't you find a bit difference between the smp and brooks? Yes indeed I did. I did not make myself clear. Issue I had with saddles at the start was both numbness is genital area and sore sitbones. When I got the selle smp with a cutout, this solved the numbness issue but not the soreness in my bu...
by darkvalley
24 Apr 2015, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Brooks saddle for experienced Brooks user
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: New Brooks saddle for experienced Brooks user

I use the B17 imperial narrow. A great saddle. I have tried about 10 different saddles before eventually arriving at the B17. Could never get one that would suit me. I think I resisted getting the brooks due to the look of it on my road bike. Well that proved a daft bit of narcisism , as I now love ...
by darkvalley
1 Apr 2015, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sunglasses Bi-focal
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: Sunglasses Bi-focal

I use these glasses. http://www.dualeyewear.com/index.php/dual-sl2.html Have them about a year and a half now. Very sturdy and comfortable and don't slip while cycling. I have ended up get the full set of lens for them.It is an american site, but there is a UK distributor, but I cant remember who th...
by darkvalley
20 Feb 2015, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo - charging battery only
Replies: 16
Views: 2613

Re: Hub dynamo - charging battery only

I have the shimano dh-3n80 hub and the luxos U light with usb charging. Works a treat for my smartphone, garmin and camera. It has charged all of these directly while traveling at around 20kph. I have not tried charging a tablet with it and think I read somewhere that the hub can't generate enough p...
by darkvalley
18 Feb 2015, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent rear derailleur hanger
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: Bent rear derailleur hanger

As mentioned by someone above, a hanger alignment tool is a good investment for modern bikes. 10 speed derailleurs don't have a lot of tolerance for misalignment and 11 speed will be worse. I got an x-tools one from chain reaction last year for €40 (about £30). Simple to use, very accurate and handy...
by darkvalley
11 Feb 2015, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 200 vs Edge 500
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Garmin Edge 200 vs Edge 500

Hi To get the back light to remain on all the time, go into settings (turn it on and when it starts to locate satellite, press and hold the enter button), then system, then display. Top menu is length of time backlight remains on, this can be set to always on. My 500 takes about 10 to 20 seconds to ...