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by gazza_d
21 Apr 2019, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

If you have 20 minutes to fold/unfold then... Moultons although separating and not folding can be relatively quickly dismantled a lot further to fit in a large bag or a suitcase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7cLDLC-13g I have carried my seperated TSR as hand luggage on trains and the Tyneside Met...
by gazza_d
19 Apr 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1514

Re: Cycle Paths

TO keep it in terms you may understand. In exactly the same way that AA and RAC are not promoting the compulsory use of motorways at the expense of other roads. Cyclepaths are not everywhere.You seem to be describing footways which are illegal to cycle on. Where there are cyclepaths, they're usually...
by gazza_d
15 Mar 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 2017

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

A bit late to this but I use either an old toestrap or a short luggage strap (for tieing bikes to car racks) to compress my spring when I'm removing the links. As for lube, an occasional spray with GT85 (ot other teflon based spray lube not WD40 though) and then leave to penetrate is the correct app...
by gazza_d
2 Feb 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8358

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

No such thing as a perfect commuter bike as everyone's trips are different, but needs to tick the following boxes Hub gears for reliability, lot less likely to get crudded up like derailleurs, and you can change gear when stationary at traffic lights etc Full size mudguards and preferably flaps fron...
by gazza_d
24 Jan 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1928

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Dynohubs are easily better than bottles. Another good source for well built decent wheels with dynohubs is Taylor Wheels. I have 2 20" wheels which were about £40 each - Shimano DN31 3w hubs, stainless spokes, and basic but perfectly functional rims. Both wheels have done about 8000 trouble-fre...
by gazza_d
11 Jan 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: British Eagle

lovely firstly for the Moulton. I have 2 space frames and started off with an F frame which died and is still missed. I also have a Touristique which I bought new in 1988. They are lovely bikes. Slightly more sporty than an equivalent era galaxy and ideal as a fast tourer which can also carry campin...
by gazza_d
6 Jan 2019, 7:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light that lasts
Replies: 27
Views: 1272

Re: Rear light that lasts

Recharge every night or every day at work (if commuting)? And I am surprised no one has suggested dynamo lights yet. Modern dyno hubs are light, almost drag free and the lights are always on. Can be cheap. Ready built wheels from £30-40 and lights at a tenner an end, esp if riding in lit areas A sid...
by gazza_d
29 Dec 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newcastle Ferry - Newcastle - Tyndrum
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Newcastle Ferry - Newcastle - Tyndrum

You can follow NCN 72 (Hadrian's way) from ferry terminal to Newcastle centre.It's mostly well connected, traffic free (or very low traffic) and well signed. Route is https://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/64171047/#balanced It will dump you onto the quayside though which will leave you with a steep c...
by gazza_d
11 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2497

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Leather!

I have a Brooks Team Professional which is abut 25yr old on the Moulton APB and a Spa Nidd on the Moulton TSR.

Little to choose between them and both awesome
by gazza_d
21 Nov 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin or mio
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Garmin or mio

Check out Lezyne computers too. They are quite good and keenly priced compared to the competition. As well as the breadcrumb line you can pair with a smartphone and follow directions for a a-b route, or for a pre-planned route. Although you don't get the map display I find I don't need it. A lot dep...
by gazza_d
9 Nov 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Places to cycle in the North East?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Places to cycle in the North East?

NCN1 from Sunderland down to Stockton is lovely and passes though a few villages so opportunities to leave the car and only do a section. You know about NCN7 waskerley way, so presumably also know about the rest of NCN7 down to Sunderland, and NCN14 (Derwent walk then south of the Tyne to South Shie...
by gazza_d
9 Nov 2018, 6:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1315

Re: How to pay it back

You could also volunteer for Sustrans and become a ranger and/or help out with workdays maintaining parts of the NCN that Sustrans own and manage. In some areas (like Tyneside) they also have volunteers who man Dr Bike workshops or lead rides. Even helping as a marshal on a ride can be helpful and r...
by gazza_d
22 Oct 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 6055

Re: Patch recommendation...

Rema Tip Top. I've used them since the mid 80s. Occasionally bought others if I've needed some quickly, but always gone back to Rema as they are the best. I carry a spare tube on the road, but They are easy to use and reliable. 1. Sand the area around the hole well and all of the area covered by the...
by gazza_d
22 Oct 2018, 6:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 3095

Re: What computer do you recommend?

I used a Garmin Edge 200 for about 6 years. I switched to a Lezyne Macro GPS in the summer and it's great. The Macro is big enough to read. It doesn;t some of the stuff such as Glonass, barometric altimeter or ant+, but I don't need them anyway for just touring and commuting. The computer was just o...
by gazza_d
13 Oct 2018, 6:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

And just to add that my TSR came wit the Conti Sport contact II which punctured is I even dared to ride past a bush with thorns.
They rode well but I got punctures practically every time I rode so they ended up in the bin as they were terrible