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by nomm
16 Jun 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 40
Views: 1668

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

vote for TRP spyre and spykes from me - a lot better performance than my bb7s and a lot less faff than hydros on my MTB
by nomm
6 Jun 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U

had a look inside - no evidence of water ingress or damage
by nomm
6 Jun 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

Well aside from the geography discussions - Burley seems a winner
by nomm
4 Jun 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Failed B & M Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U

Unfortunately my IQ2 decided to pack up 6 months out of its 2 year warranty - I thought it had a 5 year on it but I was sadly mistaken. It started playing up over the winter by turning on/off charging more and more intermittently and by spring it just had a amber light occasionally blinking with no ...
by nomm
1 Jun 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

I purchased a two seater trailer in Lidl a few years back and it was a bit heavy but built very well, with front and back LED lights supplied. The problem was that it would not fit through most of the Sustrans 'A' barriers on route 4 of the NCN around here so the only option was to use it on the ro...
by nomm
31 May 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

Anywhere close to North Lancashire? Pm me if you are with an offer for a Burley D-lite that's something like 5 1/2 years old but very good nick. It would need collecting if you're interested. Seriously interested in offloading it to another family who will continue it's life. I have good memories u...
by nomm
31 May 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

I have been scouring gumtree and ebay for bike trailers for a little one these past months - It's seems that the non-budget fancy pants models don't come up much second hand and hold their value well. (We are trying to buy as much as possible for the little one second hand) I was hoping for a bit of...
by nomm
10 Mar 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New child, new bike, child seat or trailer, gear hubs... and more musings
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

New child, new bike, child seat or trailer, gear hubs... and more musings

I have my first child on the way which raises a few (cycling) dilemmas - for the past 6 years I have had one bike to 'rule them all' - a very sluggish - steel touring/roadie/commuter tank - recently due to repairs, I borrowed a whizzy/lightish flat bar for commute and inherited a Whyte road bike (wh...
by nomm
21 Oct 2018, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: 40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?

PH wrote:If you want silver, there's the SOMA Highway 1
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebars/ ... mp-silver/


Yes Silver is must do to the current chrome heavy vibes of the bike :wink:
by nomm
20 Oct 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?

My partners new steed needs some sizing tweaks...

Struggling to find drops of the above spec... can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks
by nomm
3 Oct 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help in Bristol Area
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Help in Bristol Area

al_yrpal wrote:


Gosh what a terrific charity!

Al


Yes the do some fantastic work - please donate if you have the inclination
by nomm
2 Oct 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help in Bristol Area
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Help in Bristol Area

Where in Bristol is she?

I always send people on this course as a long term saver and up-skilling approach

https://www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/bike-mai ... -beginners
by nomm
28 May 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bristol to Newbury to Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Bristol to Newbury to Bristol

so mainly 'route 4'
by nomm
28 May 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bristol to Newbury to Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Bristol to Newbury to Bristol

Anyone got a well tested and pleasant route? 60-80 miles?
by nomm
6 Jan 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nova Scotia mini tour
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Nova Scotia mini tour

Hi, my partner and I are planning a week+ mini tour while on the East coast on Canada visiting family in June. We are a bit torn between the North (Cabot Trail) or the Southern Shore - The North seems a bit more cycle focused and hilly, while the southern looks a bit less hilly but with more opportu...