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by Roy A
24 Nov 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 459

Re: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes

Prior to breaking my ankle in 2018 I wore Shimano Road shoes and SPD-SL pedals on my road bike and Shimano MTB shoes and SPF pedals on my MTB. Riding my Brompton in Salomon walking shoes using the stock pedals. Early in my recovery and encouraged by my physio I began cycling using platform pedals wi...
by Roy A
12 Nov 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beer Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Beer Prices

Marstons began when the brewery was founded by John Marston in Burton upon Trent during 1834 was bought by Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries in 1999. WDB was founded in Wolverhampton during 1875 as Banks. Over the years the company has taken over a number of breweries and also brews beers under lic...
by Roy A
10 Nov 2020, 10:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Sciatica!!!

My first bout of sciatica was about 30 years ago when my main exercise was running. Training for the London Marathon it would flare up after about 7 miles. I kept running but deferred the marathon for a year by which time it subsided. Ten years later in the early 2000's it came back, but worse affec...
by Roy A
17 Oct 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 38
Views: 1220

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Since benefitting from free bus travel when turning 60 and using my pass on London Transport buses regularly before I retired, my understanding was that Londoners holding TfL senior passes could travel on buses at anytime plus enjoying free travel on trains and tube journeys. I also understand they ...
by Roy A
8 Oct 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something other than Lycra
Replies: 35
Views: 1398

Re: Something other than Lycra

I ordered a pair of Tudor Sports tights last year, a special order on their website as non standard size. They arrived in less time than quoted on their website and the customer service was very good. The tights are comfortable and a perfect fit too, well worth the small extra cost.
by Roy A
7 Oct 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing

Are your shifting problems down to mis adjustment of the FD? This many also cause chain rub and lead to "struggle to get back from the 36 up to the 46 ring under load" could mean the stop screw needs easing slightly. Is the FD correctly positioned about 1 or 2 mm above the 46 ring? Shimano...
by Roy A
5 Oct 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike train commuter?
Replies: 46
Views: 1286

Re: Folding bike train commuter?

If you bought one with M handle bars then you could replace these with Joseph Kuosac versions (see SJS website), which come as flat or mid rise - both would be between M and S. They are marked for cutting to the width of your choice, mid rise could be used with the existing cables. Since buying my S...
by Roy A
5 Oct 2020, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike train commuter?
Replies: 46
Views: 1286

Re: Folding bike train commuter?

Try and find a Brompton dealer where you can try the bikes. For taller riders there is the H bar (same as M but with an extended stem) and a telescopic seat post/ S bar is lower so may be too short, only a test ride will tell. Also check out the Brompton luggage fitted to the front block, it avoids ...
by Roy A
1 Jul 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Frame Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 1011

Re: Mercian Frame Restoration

The original finish of my 1960's King of Mercia being well used was in poor condition and the frame had some surface rust in places. It was refurbished by Mercian about 10 years ago including some additional brazing. The paint finish and lug lining was excellent. Extra work does push up the price th...
by Roy A
3 Dec 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack for urban bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Pannier rack for urban bike?

+1 for Tortec Tour
Currently available from Go Outdoors for £17.99 - see https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15913053/t ... r-15913053
by Roy A
2 Apr 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hengitsbury Head Land Train
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Hengistbury Head Land Train

A very pleasant cycle route to/from the Mudiford ferry. One of my annual rides uses it between the New Forest and the Purbecks. The ferryman is always accommodating and loads/unloads bikes. I've met the land train a couple of times and it almost fills the surfaced track in places as it meanders thro...
by Roy A
30 May 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bournemouth to New Forest
Replies: 15
Views: 2036

Re: Bournemouth to New Forest

Depending on timing (summer restrictions) you could cycle along the seafront from Bournemouth towards Hengistbury Head using Sustrans route 2 and continue on this route into the New Forest towards Brockenhurst. Sustrans website has this route under New Forest Ride: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/ma...
by Roy A
24 Mar 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another Campagnolo/Shimano mix question
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Another Campagnolo/Shimano mix question

[The problematic wheel is most certainly suffering freehub bearing failure again, this after just 500 miles. This is the fourth time they've failed, each time it's been a shorter interval - what the heck is going on? The bike hasn't been heavily loaded and not exactly abused in terms of mileage eith...