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by RodT
11 Sep 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Penzance
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Halfords Penzance

After fitting new shifters and brake levers, I could not get the front dr indexed properly. Took the bike up the road to Halfords, which was weirdly empty, with only five or six bikes on sale. Young mechanic put my bike up on the stand, fixed the front, checked the rear and gently pointed out that I...
by RodT
21 Jun 2020, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1007

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

oneten: the brakes. The Cinelli is equipped with rim brakes and bar end shifters, on the principle that both are simpler to fix than discs and brifters should things go wrong while crossing the Kalahari desert. The brakes are cantilever, and work well enough. I swapped mine for v-brakes, which are s...
by RodT
19 Jun 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1007

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

Brucey, you’re absolutely right, as usual. The Cinelli is a heavy bike. But somehow not a slug, and anyway it makes you feel a mere lad again when you get on a lighter bike.
by RodT
19 Jun 2020, 7:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -
Replies: 35
Views: 1007

Re: Any experience of the CINELLI Hobootleg Easy Travel Bike -

I bought the Cinellihobo (as it was then called) shortly after it was introduced, marketed as ‘the bike that didn’t exist’, or some such. Nowadays, it would be called a gravel bike. It’s a great machine, and until very recently has been my only bike, used for shopping, tootling around and long dista...
by RodT
9 Jun 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another irritating new bike query
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: Another irritating new bike query

I see you've been tempted by Temple. I was, and succumbed. I bought the Adventure Tour (large), just in time for adventure touring to become inadvisable. Nevertheless, I've used it for twice-weekly rides of 30-40 miles in Cornwall (hills, wind, more hills) and am delighted with it. It does everythin...
by RodT
8 Jun 2020, 7:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1415

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

Two Sundays ago, I rode from Truro to Penzance using B-roads and lanes, and part of the old A-30. Very few cars, lots of cyclists of all descriptions, including families. 25 miles of blissed-out pedalling. Yesterday I repeated the journey; but not the experience. Very few cyclists, very many cars. I...
by RodT
1 Jun 2020, 7:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Bar end plugs

Thanks for the advice. I’ve ordered a pair from eBay.
by RodT
28 May 2020, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Bar end plugs

Anyone know where to find bar end plugs to fit Planet X Geoff bars? They’re too narrow for standard plugs. Till I find some, I’m having to use Glenmorangie whisky tops, shaved down to fit, and it’s getting expensive.
Thanks, and cheers.
by RodT
29 Apr 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First E-Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: First E-Bike

Nobody else has chipped in on what may be a sensitive issue, so here goes; I doubt that using an electric bike is a good way to lose weight. Why not buy a good non-electric hybrid, maybe a second-hand one, for half the price? Then it will be you burning up the calories, not some electric motor. Opin...
by RodT
5 Mar 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gilles Berthoud Bar End Mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Gilles Berthoud Bar End Mirror

I’m not that interested in the mirror, but I am impressed by the bike’s tidy front end, Brucey. Could you please tell me about the rack and bag over the front wheel ( seems much more efficient than a bar bag ) and the computer fitting ?
Thank you.
by RodT
7 Dec 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1741

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

A request for slowster, who has been helpful beyond the call of duty. I’ve ordered a set of v-brakes and the levers and grips you suggested. I don’t know which shifters to order. I’ve got a 9-speed with a triple chainring. There seem to be plenty of I-Spec B compatible 10-speed shifters available. C...
by RodT
3 Dec 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1741

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Thanks for putting me right on that. It’s clearly unjust that an innovator like Jeff Jones can’t protect his work from predatory companies and countries. But I live in a capitalist system, and though wanting to change the handlebars on my bike might seem like an indulgence to some, I have my reasons...
by RodT
2 Dec 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1741

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But I can’t see the catch here. A price difference of £71 for what seems to be the same product is amazing. How many more companies stick a premium price on their products on the strength of a name? Many, I suspect. It is especially pleasing tha...
by RodT
1 Dec 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1741

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Many thanks to all for such helpful and comprehensive advice. In reply to Brucey, my Deore is 9-speed. An additional query; I’m going for the loop bar. It comes in two versions; expensive and very expensive. The latter is described as ‘butted aluminium’, the former as plain aluminium. I’ll be using ...
by RodT
30 Nov 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1741

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes. Shimano Deore mechs.