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by gazza_d
11 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2134

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: 230

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: 1461

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: 1192

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: 5856

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: 2910

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: 768

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
by gazza_d
13 Oct 2018, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.
Replies: 27
Views: 768

Re: Moulton TSR rear tyre wear.

I've tried both Durano and Kojak on my APB and TSR and found that they both wore down within about 2000 miles or so on the back. In contrast Marathon and Marathon Plus easily last 4000-5000 miles easy. Presumably this is down to the smaller lighter tyres just having less rubber, and possibly being a...
by gazza_d
12 Oct 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling on Footpaths
Replies: 39
Views: 1328

Re: Cycling on Footpaths

The various councils in the Tees valley area provide decent free maps of the cycling routes in the areas. Check out their websites for details but a simple request usually results in some in the post. As someone else has mentioned The Hub on Stockton high street is a great resource and can supply th...
by gazza_d
25 Sep 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

I've been running a pair of cheap Shimano DN31 hubs for the last 4 years commuting. They're used year round in NE england on my 18 mile each way commute and have been faultless. I bought them ready built in wheels from Taylor wheels for about £40 each. Cheap enough to run for a few years and then ju...
by gazza_d
23 Sep 2018, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Bike Torch Mount For A Broke Student

Please don't spend £15 on a torch that's not a good light. You can buy USB rechargeable light sets from the likes of Aldi and Lidl cheaper that will focus the light properly onto the road and it will be safer for the user. They'll come with brackets and unless they spending all the time on unlit lan...
by gazza_d
15 Sep 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 50
Views: 2387

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

I'd go with a home made voucher or cash to help him. Custom built bikes tend to be very personal. If you are still mad keen to go down the route of buying him a new bike, then the best approach for you may be to seek out a bicycle recycling charity near you and talk to them. They often have decent s...
by gazza_d
11 Sep 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle to cycle communication
Replies: 21
Views: 640

Re: Cycle to cycle communication

2 way radios are generally dirt cheap. as little as £20 in Argos http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3279450 . Perfect for your use case
We used to use a similar pair when we owned a motorhome, and I have used them for marshal communications when leading Sustrans rides
by gazza_d
9 Sep 2018, 8:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Collision car-bike - I need some advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Collision car-bike - I need some advice!

If you have not reported it yet to the police, do so today. Report the collision and the failure to give full details and insurance details. No more chances for the driver, just report. Request the insurance details Have you got registration number and vehicle description at least? If so, http://www...
by gazza_d
7 Sep 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 196
Views: 10033

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

The bearing on my APB seems to wear better than the TSR. I think that's for a couple of reasons. The pivot is now below the BB and exposed to all the road spray and dirt The bushes are not as long as the ones in the APB, so any wear may show up as slight play where the APB longer ones didn't allow l...