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by thornie1543
21 Mar 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: freehub question
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

freehub question

Hi folks I need to get a new 9 speed freehub,does freehub body mean its just an empty body and you put the bearings in or are they just bolt on and ready to go when you buy them? no problem if I have to put my own in just wanted to know to buy bearings aswell,and where to you all get your bearings f...
by thornie1543
24 Feb 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8431

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I overtook some roadies so fast yesterday that I made time go backwards like superman,which was nice.
by thornie1543
21 Nov 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is CYCLIST magazine worth a subscription ?
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Is CYCLIST magazine worth a subscription ?

You a member of a library? if so you can use your card and sign into rb digital and read 10 cycling mags online(3 mountain the rest more road),not ideal as I like to read a paper mag but I haven't really got the cash to spare for them anymore and the chance of ten cycling mags is to got to not use.
by thornie1543
22 Oct 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus

Have a look on wheelie Cyprus website,went on a mttb holiday with them years ago but looking at their website I think they rent road bikes now aswell and i'm sure they do a bike drop of service too,not sure but doesn't hurt to ask if it suits you.
by thornie1543
18 Sep 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham canals at night
Replies: 42
Views: 2033

Re: Birmingham canals at night

I'm guessing the canal paths are in better nick than round where I live where they have huge wheel swallowing holes,sounds like you know the route though.
by thornie1543
18 Sep 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?
Replies: 25
Views: 1508

Re: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?

I'm the op and yeah I was asking with camping in mind,i have cycled across france a few times and stayed in some municipal sites when they had closed and they were pretty bleak and have cycled across northern spain where campsites were few and the were posts above mine kind of hit the nail on the he...
by thornie1543
15 Sep 2018, 11:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?
Replies: 25
Views: 1508

Could you tour europe in the winter and not regret it?

Random post I know but just humour me:),say for instance you were having a bit of a hard time and just needing to go cycling to get away but didn't have a lot of money (but enough for ferry to france and careful living for a bit after).Where would you head? Is southern france still warmish in winter...
by thornie1543
19 May 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!

Thanks for your posts folks,great points and a great video,thank you.
by thornie1543
18 May 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!

Hello everyone,this is a bit of a whiney thread so just humour me ok(or telling me to get a grip is fine too).Ok got ferry booked to northern spain next week and feel completely nervous and uninspired,i have done three trips in france,about two months all in between the three so its not my first tou...
by thornie1543
5 May 2018, 10:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Website for locating campsites in northern spain
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Website for locating campsites in northern spain

Hi just wondering if there is a website that will show all the campsites along the northern spanish coast ,much like the one that shows all the municipal sites in france? I keep getting sites that just advertise their own sites and not a general overview of all the sites in this area,thanks.
by thornie1543
16 Mar 2018, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 57123

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

What a strange man.
by thornie1543
30 Aug 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schmidt dynamo hubs -longevity?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Schmidt dynamo hubs -longevity?

Thanks geo I shall email them to sort it out.
by thornie1543
30 Aug 2017, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schmidt dynamo hubs -longevity?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Schmidt dynamo hubs -longevity?

Can i ask you guys how you go about getting them serviced ,I have a old Schmidt with many miles on it that could do with the bearings replaced,i looked into it before and was told I would have to find the german address and contact them,is this still the case or is there a U.K place to service it,th...
by thornie1543
14 Aug 2017, 6:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: marathon supreme vs marathon greengaurd off road grip
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Re: marathon supreme vs marathon plus off road grip

when I know my touring is going to be a bit rough I put on the pair of marathon mondail I have,lets face it if your touring then the bike is heavy anyway,and they are 17.99 on chain reaction now instead of 30 odd quid(not quite sure if they are the thinner version of the ones I have tho)
by thornie1543
6 Aug 2017, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zip-off trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Zip-off trousers

you can get karrimor aspen ones for £20 on sports direct,only touble is its sports direct :)