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by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My Ortlieb Back-roller Classics failed me
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

Re: My Ortlieb Back-roller Classics failed me

It isn't unknown for the hooks to break as well. I carry spares.

In this instance I agree with the 'send them back and/or tell the distributor' advice.
by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 7:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to start cycling, needs to some guidance on equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Want to start cycling, needs to some guidance on equipment

This month's Cycling UK magazine carries articles on cheap bikes. But at this price anything you buy is going to be heavy. My advice would be to do some research, draw up a list of bikes that you would like up to around £1000 and then look for one second hand - the classifieds here are very good. Fo...
by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: chamois cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Re: chamois cream

I use it because I tend to get soreness from rubbing, whatever shorts I wear, but other riders in the group don't bother and they are fine. So don't bother unless you need it.
by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike, where to buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 2099

Re: New bike, where to buy?

I tend to research online and then approach my local shop and ask them to price-match. They generally will do so if they have an account with the relevant supplier as they will still make some money. A bit more difficult in Spring (40% of bike sales are in May).
by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Continental Sport Contact tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Continental Sport Contact tyres

I have them on a Croix de Fer disc bike. They are light and grip well. Tread pattern is almost slick and is fine on tarmac or even tracks. Reminiscent of Panaracer Paselas.
by marcus.sangster
30 Jan 2017, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Budget Commuter Bike Advice
Replies: 41
Views: 3758

Re: Budget Commuter Bike Advice

The Raleigh Royale at £400 looks unbeatable. Spa Cycles have a decent, inexpensive tourer here: http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b0s21p3284/ROUX-Etape-150 with a very similar spec to the Raleigh. Both are good value with quality tyres and mudguards. Disc brakes are good for commuting because they are le...