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by Grandad
20 Feb 2020, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 757
Views: 128265

Re: A positive thread

Narrow country lane, pedestrian ahead with 3 dogs, each on a separate non-extending lead, spread right across the road. Well before I reached him he was standing still with the dogs sitting quietly beside him. Also got more acknowledgements than usual when pulling in to allow vehicles to overtake - ...
by Grandad
3 Feb 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trek Domane e-bike: really?
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Trek Domane e-bike: really?

There's no difference between an e road bike and a road bike with carbon wheels.

????????
by Grandad
27 Jan 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smaller chainrings for Claris 34/50
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Smaller chainrings for Claris 34/50

As far as I can see all the Spa chainrings are for square taper brackets - I've been lumbered with the modern abomination.
by Grandad
26 Jan 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smaller chainrings for Claris 34/50
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Smaller chainrings for Claris 34/50

I suspect that Shimano do not supply them and wonder if anyone else does.

I don't use the top end gears and want to get the current 28" bottom gear down to match the 23" of my other bikes. Swapping the current 32 sprocket for a 34 won't help enough.
by Grandad
23 Jan 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thorns on Route 75
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Thorns on Route 75

Unfortunately not a unique problem - anyone want details of the 5 stretches I found in 39 miles yesterday :(
by Grandad
10 Jan 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3044

Re: Cycling group politics

How long does it take to identify which category a group falls in and then join/avoid as appropriate
by Grandad
10 Jan 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier racks and child seats
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Pannier racks and child seats

or did you have two children with you?


2 - the youngest one was in the trailer when I took the photo
by Grandad
10 Jan 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier racks and child seats
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Pannier racks and child seats

<img src="https://image.ibb.co/c8wiRy/63-06.jpg" alt="63-06" border="0"> I don't think that this 1960s set up would be approved today. Kiddy seat on top of 2 large pannier bags, another 2 on a front pannier and a 5th on the back of the trailer. 3 day ride from Wolverham...
by Grandad
10 Jan 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1857

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I have my on-bike-tools in a screw top bottle. It fits into my rear bottle cage and then drink in front cage. I can easily transfer between my 2 bikes. Yes, I know this is seen as an old fashioned solution by some, but it works for me.

+1 for 4 bikes
by Grandad
9 Jan 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain

A posting on the Electric Bike Review website from another owner with this problem "After testing my bike, speaking to the Orbea rep at length and then checking all the other bikes with this system in their shop, the final conclusion was that the bike should be switched on at the start of the r...
by Grandad
8 Jan 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Quadracycles?

They are still in business,


Or perhaps not - just noticed that their very extensive Price List is dated 2007
by Grandad
8 Jan 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Quadracycles?

In 1998 there was a rally of Victorian bikes with riders in full costume held at the Hautboy Hotel in Ockham in Surrey. It was to mark the centenary of the refusal of the hotel to serve a cyclist Lady Harberton because she was wearing the new-fangled Rational dress. This resulted in a famous (in cyc...
by Grandad
8 Jan 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Quadracycles?

Good spot. Try to get a pic or two whenever I see one of them parked up.


When I was there with one of our older disabled members the shed was open. I couldn't believe how many different machines they had in there.
by Grandad
7 Jan 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain

Further update, Over several rides I have established that the motor switches on at 22mph regardless of whether the road surface is bumpy or smooth. Another discovery today, when there is less than 50% left in the battery it doesn't switch on at all - not even at 29mph. Will ask the LBS to feed this...
by Grandad
6 Jan 2020, 11:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: Quadracycles?

Is that one of the many specialised bikes used at Cyclopark? Think I recognise the doors of the storage building. If so can they help with info?