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by alex1987
1 Feb 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 17216

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Still waiting to get back on the saddle after a dodgy knee has forced me to a 3/4 months stop :( Been increasing my off the bike exercise to help me on my way (as well as having had a bike fit) and will start commuting again (4.5/5 miles each way) in the next few weeks, hopefully will have enough le...
by alex1987
1 Feb 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Best Hostels in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: The Best Hostels in the World

Stayed in a hostel on the edge of Freiburg which had a big garden with a few saunas and steam room in it, as well as a small swimming pool. Didn't have my bike with me sadly but would love to go back with it - cycling up and down in the Black forest in the morning/early afternoon, then head back fo...
by alex1987
1 Feb 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading Sora - 105 5800 or Tiagra 4700?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Upgrading Sora - 105 5800 or Tiagra 4700?

Thank you both for sharing your thought, much appreciated! The problem I have with the external cable is that the cable pops out exactly where my thumbs want to rest. Having had a few spins on bikes with 105 shifters I just loved how much more comfortable I could immediately get on the hoods and bee...
by alex1987
31 Jan 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1160
Views: 335842

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

New to the forum! Been lurking on and off and thought I'd take the plunge! Got back on the saddle towards the end of 2016 and fell back in love! Still rocking my humble but reliable alloy Synapse, of which I might add a photo in the relative thread. Got the back for commuting but have enjoyed many a...
by alex1987
31 Jan 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice route around London
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Nice route around London

Many thanks Landriver! Can you also recommend on a countryside on north London? Not much about the traffic lights but more about a nice route and possible landmarks for a 15 min steady ride. Cheers, Ben Not quite London, in fact properly outside, but if you can jump on a train to Hertfordshire you ...
by alex1987
31 Jan 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Best Hostels in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: The Best Hostels in the World

Stayed in a hostel on the edge of Freiburg which had a big garden with a few saunas and steam room in it, as well as a small swimming pool. Didn't have my bike with me sadly but would love to go back with it - cycling up and down in the Black forest in the morning/early afternoon, then head back for...
by alex1987
31 Jan 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading Sora - 105 5800 or Tiagra 4700?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Upgrading Sora - 105 5800 or Tiagra 4700?

Hi there! Been lurking on the forums for a little while and thought I'd finally join to ask a few questions of my own, as well as contribute best I can with other people's posts and threads :) I'm looking to upgrade the Sora gearing on my alloy Synapse - I've definitely been enjoying the bike itself...