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by wheel71
23 Apr 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chorus 11 left hand shifter (A)
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Chorus 11 left hand shifter (A)

Thankyou. I'll look into that. :D
(Edit)
Looked into it and if nothing crops up I'll source a new body. Looks far too much hassle to take it apart.
by wheel71
22 Apr 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chorus 11 left hand shifter (A)
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Chorus 11 left hand shifter (A)

I'm after a chorus 11 left hand lever/shifter, after 2015 (A). Please PM if you have one. My front mech is creeping down off the big ring so I assume my ratchet as gone in the lever. :( But if anyone knows another reason this may be happening I'd be happy to hear. I had a fiddle and gave it a good s...
by wheel71
19 Mar 2017, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you had a £1000
Replies: 95
Views: 5393

Re: If you had a £1000

I think you right there. :D
My friend got a Cannondale CAADX, I had a short ride on it and it felt very nice. His first drop bar bike and he is very happy with it too.
by wheel71
19 Mar 2017, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you had a £1000
Replies: 95
Views: 5393

Re: If you had a £1000

If I had £1000 spare I'd send it to some poor soul like myself who is struggling to get thier latest (how far out of my price range :shock: ) build finished. If you feel the same PM me for my paypal address. :wink:
by wheel71
1 Mar 2017, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 423 Symonds Yat to Monmouth
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Route 423 Symonds Yat to Monmouth

It's a lovely easy ride along there. Back up the hill is a bit harder. Watch them boar don't eat ya........mind.....old but. I slightly miss a bit of "vorest" talk. :D Parkend is a great place to start any ride in the Forest as it's allway's downhill at the end. Loads of great tracks aroun...
by wheel71
23 Feb 2017, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SW France
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: SW France

We were in France a few years ago in early June and the Tourmolet was still closed and it's a long way around by car let alone bike. So if your going that way check first.
by wheel71
14 Feb 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland - does it get too busy in August
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Ireland - does it get too busy in August

I went back to the UK for a week last year and got a bit of a shock at how busy the roads were. They are far quieter here in Ireland and the larger roads are often (but not always) wider with a hard shoulder so better to ride on than UK roads. I'd avoid routes like the main ring of Kerry road and ob...
by wheel71
8 Feb 2017, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a reasonable courier, UK-Ireland.
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Need a reasonable courier, UK-Ireland.

Thank you. They are about half the price of anyone else so far. £45 for anyone who may need to know.
by wheel71
8 Feb 2017, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a reasonable courier, UK-Ireland.
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Need a reasonable courier, UK-Ireland.

Hi, I need to get a bike (in a box) from the UK over to me in Ireland. I'm having trouble getting a realistic quote. Does anyone have any ideas or experience on this? Cheapest I got so far is £90.... :shock: ...... seems a bit much to me.
by wheel71
12 Jan 2017, 4:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Small blow up tents?
Replies: 37
Views: 2058

Re: Small blow up tents?

Andrew S - I'm not looking for one just wondering about them as I only recently saw them. I didn't mean to cause any arguments :lol: I'm happy with what I have and don't use it often enough anyway. The bivvi bag with a hoop sounds a pretty good.
by wheel71
5 Jan 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Small blow up tents?
Replies: 37
Views: 2058

Re: Small blow up tents?

Yea, I didn't think about the heavier fabrics they probably have to use. And little tents like my (not too light) cheapie take minuets to put up anyway.
As has been said, they do seem pretty good for a family tent, just pump up and peg down. Nice and stressless.
by wheel71
5 Jan 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Small blow up tents?
Replies: 37
Views: 2058

Small blow up tents?

I'm probably behind the times a bit but I saw a large blow up tent on the telly the other night and thought a small one would be ideal for cycle touring. Does anyone sell them? I've not seen them but not especially looked. As you'd have a pump with you it would save the weight of carrying poles woul...
by wheel71
8 Nov 2016, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Bike - Rear Gears
Replies: 31
Views: 3652

Re: Touring Bike - Rear Gears

I nearly went for a Rholoff but mainly due to using drop bars and liking my brifters (lever/shifters) decided against it. Rohloff options are very limited with drop bar set up and not to my taste. The main thing is to have suitable gearing for the load your likely to carry and the hills your likely ...
by wheel71
6 Sep 2016, 11:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting the ride position for touring...
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: Getting the ride position for touring...

I think the same through my experience with my knackered body. Set the seat level first then get someone to drop a plumb line from the front of your knee down to your pedal, it should be above the axle. Then try it for a while and think about stem length and handlebar height. If you eventually go fo...