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by vollerama
21 Jun 2016, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4281

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

It's hard to verbalize some aspects of the fun (err... joy?) we get from riding. Something my misses when new to cycling found hard to grasp is what I've seen described as 'companionable silence' . Just because because I didn't chat as we were riding along did not mean I was not enjoying her compan...
by vollerama
27 May 2016, 4:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Trains - Birmingham to Shrewsbury
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: Bikes on Trains - Birmingham to Shrewsbury

Hi there Nationalrail.co.uk is your friend here. Since they introduced that "PlusBike" thing a couple of months ago their cycle-related information on the site is much improved. Just enter your journey details and click on the link to get details of the specific timetabled train journey an...
by vollerama
18 May 2016, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 34 cog with new 105?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: 34 cog with new 105?

Hi Miguel Sorry for the delay, I've been offline for a bit. I honestly thought that it would be easy enough to find a road cassette with a small sprocket of 13-14 tooth but I've not been able to track one down! Mountain bike cassettes (see SRAM) offer some crazy-big sprockets but they will not work ...
by vollerama
13 May 2016, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 34 cog with new 105?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: 34 cog with new 105?

Hi Miguel In addition to Brucey, assuming that your Croix is using the 105 RD5800-GS, the docs say that the maximum capacity on that is 37-tooth. Switching to a 11-34 cassette would give you a tooth-difference of 39. I suppose if you were touring then you won't need an 11-tooth top gear so get a cas...
by vollerama
4 May 2016, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternatives to a triple
Replies: 79
Views: 5297

Re: Alternatives to a triple

Hi Samsbike I presently ride on a triple, some FSA chain set that came with my bike which is 48-36-26. I tend only to use the 48 tooth ring on the flat or downhill anyway when engaging warp speed. I think that almost everyone sits on the middle ring anyway. AFAIK Shimano group-sets from the 105 &quo...
by vollerama
8 Apr 2016, 4:19pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Gotten!
Replies: 6
Views: 15451

Re: Gotten!

Hi there, "Gotten" is, in fact, an ancient English word that was in use in England at the time America was colonized by the English. Over the centuries, the Americans kept on using it and the English did not. It's considered obsolete in British English nowadays, but can be used legally. Mo...
by vollerama
17 Mar 2016, 2:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC now recruiting a new Membership Officer
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: CTC now recruiting a new Membership Officer

I cancelled my membership last November and was given an 8/12ths refund within 2 days ... have to say I was surprised, but I have the money :) In fairness your early renewal is probably foxing them .... you should be able to sort it and get a 100% refund. Rob Quite right, Rob. After replying to the...
by vollerama
17 Mar 2016, 12:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC now recruiting a new Membership Officer
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: CTC now recruiting a new Membership Officer

Who knows? Could be they're dealing with a backlog of cancellations or are anticipating a surge in requests to join following the re-launch next month.

EDIT - deleted section on membership cancellation problems as now resolved.