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by Grandad
30 Nov 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

Yes, that thought hit me after I had posted :oops:
by Grandad
30 Nov 2019, 1:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

Back to the earlier relevant posts. Obviously a common problem - Letters page of the latest issue of Cycle. Lots of useful information in this article https://road.cc/content/feature/257746-what-they-dont-tell-you-about-tubeless. My Gain is fitted with Hutchison Fusion5 All Season TLR tyres - are th...
by Grandad
27 Nov 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting into cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 2313

Re: Getting into cycling

in the best part of 30 years riding, I’ve yet to find one

How many clubs have you tried?
by Grandad
27 Nov 2019, 10:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

As I like to do woodworking, I have decided to visit every tree in Brechfa Forest. There are lots; and new ones keep growing. Mind, they also chop down old ones. This will be Very Interesting, obviously. Oh yes it will! It has the advantage that, taking so long to complete, I will have to live to 1...
by Grandad
25 Nov 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1691

Re: Cycling group politics

One of the groups operate a ride plan that befalls individuals on a cyclical pattern,


:?:
by Grandad
16 Nov 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 138
Views: 43400

Re: One solution to tailgating?

This is why lorries travel in convoy
by Grandad
15 Nov 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

Nominations required for
1.The Poster starting the greatest number of off thread posts
2. The poster who make the wildest plain stupid comments :D

My thanks to those who have given useful advice with my problem - I didn't know that it is linked to tubel;ess ready rims.
by Grandad
13 Nov 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Orbea Gain tyre problem

After changing tyres and mending punctures for 70 years I've found one that has beaten me. I've done just under 500 miles on the basic Orbea Gain and want to fit better quality tyres. Just had the front wheel out and can't budge the tyre from the rim, no chance of getting a lever in. Very relieved n...
by Grandad
10 Nov 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1650

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

I want to know how many tyres, chains etc the MMM million mile man wore out, I doubt that Russ has kept such detailed records but Scotsman Tommy Chambers certainly did. He was well known for recording every item spent on the bike, right down to puncture outfits. He covered 799,405 miles over 51 yea...
by Grandad
6 Nov 2019, 11:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles
Replies: 84
Views: 11058

Re: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles

I'd love to know if I have the same "tell", I tend to ride at my normal cadence - just faster. I also ride an unassisted bike a fair bit plus the ebike without assistance so bad habits may not have formed... The setup of my Orbea Gain is very similar to my other two road bikes and I'm not...
by Grandad
6 Nov 2019, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1650

Re: 1,000,000 miles

Mr Mantle, a lifetime member of Surrey's Farnham Road Club and also a member of West Surrey CTC and Cycling UK, is set to be greeted by friends and presented with an award from Cycling UK as he crosses the finishing tape later this week.

From the linked article :oops:
by Grandad
4 Nov 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vauxhall Zafira
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Vauxhall Zafira

My bike fitted in easily in our Zafira but I had to take the front wheel out to get the tandem in. The upright trike went in complete and upright.
by Grandad
31 Oct 2019, 12:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone collect saddles?
Replies: 22
Views: 979

Re: Does anyone collect saddles?

Best saddle I ever had was a Brooks Swallow. Gutted when the bike it was on was stolen - missed the saddle more than the rest of the bike.
by Grandad
23 Oct 2019, 1:35am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain

On several rides the motor has switched itself on when I'm going at speed (25mph-ish) down a long hill. Perhaps it knows the road will shortly be going up equally steeply :D

Has anyone else experienced this? I'd like to know if it's a one-off before taking it back to the LBS
by Grandad
19 Oct 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire

have you thought about some where in North London say the Lee Valley YHA and rent a few rooms or one of the lodges?

The request specifically says South.....

Another possibility is the 2 safari huts at Tanners Hatch YHA near Dorking

A much better idea.