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by maviczap
24 Jul 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Mike Kowal 52cm complete bike
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Mike Kowal 52cm complete bike

I had a Colombia Kowal frame, lovely workmanship

I'm glad this is too small for me, because at £250 it's a bargain
by maviczap
11 Jul 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti disc V2 - 54cm frame
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti disc V2 - 54cm frame

Sorry only just saw your post as I didn't get any email notification

Frame & forks, plus headset, and seatclamp
by maviczap
1 Jul 2020, 11:53am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti disc V2 - 54cm frame
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Sold Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti disc V2 - 54cm frame

Kenesis Ti Gran Fondo V2 - £1000 Reducing the size of my fleet, as I don’t have the room to store them, and this one isn’t getting ridden and I've stripped it down, price is for the frame only I've only ridden for 119 miles according to Strava This version of the Gran Fondo can be built up either wi...
by maviczap
21 Mar 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish

It's all well for stopping external injury and bruising, but it won't stop the brain inside the skull from being flung around inside by the G forces during any big crash, which causes concussion.
So maybe it's an improvement, or marketing speil?
by maviczap
30 Jan 2019, 6:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using washing up liquid to clean your chain and gears
Replies: 31
Views: 4090

Re: Using washing up liquid to clean your chain and gears

I've tried a lot of things, including the Screwfix degreaser. It works but it's not miracle stuff. But I've got some of this and closest thing to miracle stuff it is, spray it onto one of their chain cleaning sponges, run the chain through the sponge, leave it to work, rinse off with soapy water and...
by maviczap
10 Aug 2017, 9:21pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque
Replies: 7
Views: 21560

Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Yep, a common method of scamming. Had similar with trying to sell a car.

My scammer was in the Ukraine
by maviczap
24 Mar 2015, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Briancon. Not only is it at the bottom of the Izoard it's also the highest city in France and a Unesco world heritage site. Full of Vauban fortifications and still has the old, walled medieval city at the top of the hill. It's a really interesting place to stay. Steeped in cycling history and a reg...
by maviczap
17 Mar 2015, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mountain bike gears on a road bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2365

Re: Mountain bike gears on a road bike?

I'm using Ultegra 6600 10 speed compact chainset 50/34 with a Deore 9 speed rear mech, which will work with a 34 tooth cassette
by maviczap
17 Mar 2015, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Thanks for all the replies. I am thinking more about hiring a gite than B&B or hotel. I'd rather cook for myself....especially in France, where the cuisine is more over-rated than Shakespeare (that should stir things up a bit!), and I'll be with the GF so a bit of privacy won't go amiss. A typi...
by maviczap
16 Mar 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

I'm not sure how easy it is the get to St Jean by public transport? It depends on how you're getting there. If you're driving, then its no problem, but if you're flying or travelling by train, then Bourg is easier I think. Just be aware, that the tops of the mountains can still be snow bound in earl...
by maviczap
16 Mar 2015, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Yep, I've been there, its not a bad base, although I'd say Bourg d'Osains is better. Its at the base of Alpe D'Huez, a few KM to the start of the Croix der Fer and not that far for Galibier. I've stayed here, which is just outside Bourg, the hosts are keen cyclists & will help you out with your ...