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by wheel71
19 Mar 2017, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If you had a £1000
Replies: 95
Views: 5689

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: 5689

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: 596

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: 578

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: 613

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: 363

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: 363

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: 2159

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: 2159

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: 2159

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: 3674

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: 1456

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...
by wheel71
27 Aug 2016, 10:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?

As it was taking me so long to decide I thought I'd regret selling my LHT so I'm sticking with it. It's a great bike for "hauling" and I'll just have to do the shopping on it more often (40km round trip) to feel like I'm actually using it. Thanks for all the advice and opinions, all very h...
by wheel71
20 Aug 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?

Yea the LHT is good when loaded. Still undecided so not jumping into anything yet.
Funnily enough I asked my other half if she thought I should sell a bike and she thought it was a great idea :lol: , I can't think why?
by wheel71
18 Aug 2016, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Just ordered a Surly LHT....
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: Just ordered a Surly LHT....

Very similar build to mine. I've done single track riding (even some DH runs steady) in the Forest of Dean on it with drop bars and 1.5 marathon plus no problem. As long as it's not muddy you can get it pretty much anywhere your capability's allow on that setup. It's only in the mud you'd need wider...