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by gazza_d
22 Oct 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 88
Views: 4796

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: 33
Views: 756

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: 731

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: 731

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: 1271

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: 1135

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: 936

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: 2248

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: 591

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: 1107

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: 9856

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...
by gazza_d
7 Sep 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cycling Gloves ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1122

Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

When cold enough for full gloves I use either some uninsulated full finger MTB gloves, or if colder the Aldi winter gloves are generally terrific Aldi ski gloves are generally well rated as well and not so expensive to discourage taking a punt on them. I have a pair of Aldi lobsters that I've worn t...
by gazza_d
28 Aug 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post stuck in 1984 Colnago steel seat tube
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Seat post stuck in 1984 Colnago steel seat tube

I would second the suggestion to use John the Seatpost man.
He removed a stuck post from a much loved Moulton frameset for me a couple of years ago.
by gazza_d
21 Aug 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2093

Re: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights

I bought it from Bike24. https://www.bike24.com/p2253168.html

Stupidly bright and only 38 Euros. A bargain for the price.The one I received has the light sensor for auto on/off as well. Only took a couple of days to arrive from Germany
by gazza_d
20 Aug 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights
Replies: 51
Views: 2093

Re: Perennial question but its 2018 Lights

Unless you're bothered about fancy wheel sets, then buy a shimano dynohub from Taylor Wheels for £40-£50 built. Rear light will be 10-20 depending on how fancy you want Front light will vary on what you need. they're normally rated by Lux, and higher the better. Lower ones (20-30) are fine for lit s...