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by Ant...
16 Jan 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ultegra 6500 front cone.
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Ultegra 6500 front cone.

I'm after a front cone for an ultegra 6500. or a 105, 5500 or even XT 752,750,737. LX 570,563 cone as all these can be fitted. Many thanks....Ant :)
by Ant...
29 Nov 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1621

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

Have a look at a bike buddy it will take allsorts of containers.
http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/
by Ant...
27 Nov 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 978

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

I have an inkling to ride to all 386 WW1 CWGC cemeteries in Belgium for some reason. :D
by Ant...
1 Nov 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner Training
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Beginner Training

Have a look at the British legion website they have a training plan for this ride for folks like you.
You are not being unrealistic in doing the ride, just get out on your bike and enjoy it.
Best of luck in June :D
by Ant...
19 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 918

I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

Just seen this on crazy guy. Must be easy to wheelie though. :lol:
by Ant...
17 Oct 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 98
Views: 2955

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

I once met a guy who had dragged his brakes so much on his decent of Mont Ventoux he had melted the rim tapes, then had punctures.
That was with 700c wheels and no luggage.
by Ant...
12 Oct 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Pure Magnesium not Mag.Alloys.
Don't you remember the experiment in school science, setting fire to Magnesium ribbon! :)
by Ant...
11 Oct 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Magnesium. keep away from naked flames. :D
by Ant...
10 Oct 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2624

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I asked Robens and their advice was put a tarp up first. Doh what a dim answer. Also if the inner floor is thin tr...
by Ant...
9 Oct 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 59
Views: 3416

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Bmblbzzz wrote:
De Sisti wrote:I purchased this one about 10 minutes ago.

In the orange linked to? Good colour! I hope it works for you (in terms of waterproofing, breathability, durability and, yes, aesthetically).

Looks like a very expensive boil in the bag job.
by Ant...
13 Sep 2019, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

When I used to get calls about PPI. I would tell them I was OK about that but I'd had an accident that was'nt my fault, that stumped them.
by Ant...
12 Sep 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

Nothing tricky about Asia once you have the visas etc, apart from languages and rubbish roads (bit like here then). Just leave Europe and keep going eastish and have fun.
by Ant...
3 Sep 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18988

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Just gone through the whole thread, (been on tour) brilliant! Have decided the French had the best posters, British next and the Septics made some of the ugliest bikes ever. :D
by Ant...
16 Jul 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10196

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Have a look at Crosso they do Cordura panniers, I have a full set and they are as tough as old boots, quite a bit cheaper than ortliebs as well. :D
by Ant...
9 Jul 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: LifeCycles Leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 2641

LifeCycles Leeds

Popped into Lifecycles in Leeds today to scrounge a cardboard bike box for a flight later this month, OK we have some said the guy in the shop that is 40 quid. 40quid!!!! :lol: for something they get for nowt, he did say they are very strong boxes though. I know Yorkshire folk are thrifty but come o...