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by truckturner
27 Mar 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon mail order
Replies: 15
Views: 6692

Re: Decathlon mail order

Ordered a Dynamo wheel last week. When I went to check out delivery the local store was 03/04/2019 or home 02/04/2019. They gave this information at the checkout before I ordered it. It is arriving tomorrow by DPD who have informed me of the time. Sure its a long wait about 8 days in total against t...
by truckturner
27 Mar 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 608
Views: 344924

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Just bought a dynamo wheel. Great advice, unbeatable price wheel is perfect cheers
by truckturner
10 Mar 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5720

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I would be interested in your build spec when complete cheers
by truckturner
9 Mar 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5720

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I originally bought the stock bike mostly due to a ex demo deal however I did not like the drive train the bar ends don't work well compared to Shimano, I could live with the wheels and brakes and finishing kit though. Def go for custom build the frame deserves it cheers Peter
by truckturner
9 Mar 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5720

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

If helps I see a few people have mentioned a Genesis Vagabond. I like my Genesis Vagabond one of my better buys. Built it up with 50c and mudguards great for touring compliant and will handle rough stuff. I like it so much I have bought another frame which I am likely to build with top end component...
by truckturner
19 Feb 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pashley type bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: Pashley type bikes

I borrowed a Pashley Sovereign tourer from my bike shop. Unbelivbly comfortable puts you level with 4x4 windows glides down the road and surprisingly agile. No problem with fit etc just goes on inside leg. To me this is an every day utility bike for decent commutes with your lunch on the pannier and...
by truckturner
18 Feb 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Roscoff to Nantes - by Brompton??
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Velodyssee Roscoff to Nantes - by Brompton??

. Thanks for the comments. Nobody has dissuaded us from trying the route on Bromptons. I have ridden extensively in France and regularly on a Brompton. I am planning a tour of France using the Brompton with the same 20kgs of luggage and full camping kit that I carry on my tourer. I have found the ro...
by truckturner
8 Feb 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2349

Re: Euro Velo 6

Most of the EV6 is better paved than the B roads round here. There were a couple of detours which were hard going for any road bike and if you have skinny tyres you may need to find an alternative route to re-join. When I rode it many sections were flooded but it did not take long to find a D or C r...
by truckturner
18 Jan 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: where can I buy a bike box in Nice
Replies: 15
Views: 2002

Re: where can I buy a bike box in Nice

Re train travel from Nice. Travelled to Calais from Nice last year with 4 fully loaded touring bikes. Go to the station buy some tickets you may have to place your bike in a plastic bag I found advance booking saved me little and I prefer the flexibility of on the day. I have never had a problem wit...
by truckturner
5 Jan 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )
Replies: 42
Views: 4238

Re: Pedals suitable for barefoot shoes ( ultra-thin soles )

You could try these
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from Brick lane Bikes I have no experience of them-- I use these MKS lambadas with any flat shoe, croc, sandal, flip flop etc on my touring bike, mountain bike and Brompton They look ridiculous but I love them
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by truckturner
13 Dec 2018, 6:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?

Their quote was nearly £300 more than my renewal quote![/quote] Strange mine was £450 cheaper than Prudential @ £200 I suppose they have a criteria cheers
by truckturner
9 Dec 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 261
Views: 15695

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Surely everybody knows the correct way is to do a week’s supply on Monday and pour into the porridge drawer and cut a slice off every morning. When I worked on farms we got porridge twice per day and the auld farmer maintained we were lucky as in his young days he got it at every meal. This of cour...
by truckturner
8 Dec 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 9759

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I have always used panniers on long tours and found them satisfactory but have toyed with the Idea of a trailer mainly for the simplicity of it . Having read most of the posts on the forum and other opinions on trailers I have decided that some things in life are experiential only no one can tell yo...
by truckturner
6 Dec 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?

I Have my cycles covered on my home contents insurance. For years I paid a high premium with Prudential thinking they were one of the only insurance companies to cover kit out of the house. I now use Hiscox The cover includes the contents of outbuildings within the grounds up to £10000. Contents of ...
by truckturner
4 Dec 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Diameter Adjustable bottle cages - what options are there?

I bought the top Topeak one for my .5 fuel bottle and found it a bit flimsy its probably ok and fits well but not for me Cheers Peter Ps Planet x have odd size Holdsworth and Nitto bottle cages