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by woollee23
27 Aug 2009, 11:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Lidl

Cycling shoes back in our local Lidl on 31st August.

Under a tenner too!
by woollee23
11 Jul 2009, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for a small bike shelter....
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Looking for a small bike shelter....

Check out 'tidy tent' on ebay for something small and portable. Not the most secure in the world, but some good D locks would do the trick.
by woollee23
22 Jun 2009, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Rock Cyclone
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Northern Rock Cyclone

I'll second that. I took part in the 101 mile ride and had a great time. However, the higher you get into the Cheviot Hills, the more likely you are to experience all 4 seasons in 1 day. Even that's not all bad - quite refreshing in fact! The organiser has got in touch with the riders on the 101 mil...
by woollee23
22 May 2009, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing the right road bike for commuting
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Help choosing the right road bike for commuting

I'm very happy with my Dawes Audax which I got in January. I cycle approx 15 miles each way to work, at least 3 times a week. Compared to my previous steed (an mtb with slicks) it's a much faster, smoother ride - responsive gear change, fast and allows me to ride confidently on roads Good luck with ...
by woollee23
7 May 2009, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please help me choose a bike! (Womens Specific)
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Please help me choose a bike! (Womens Specific)

Hi there

This (http://tinyurl.com/d2ggwg) looks like it's exceptional value at the moment for a women's specific road bike, but may not have the touring potential you're after (unless you'd consider a saddlebag system rather than panniers)
by woollee23
21 Mar 2009, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice Barley
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: Carradice Barley

The Barley is reckoned to be 7 litres. I use it for my commute to work for tools, inner tubes, bits of food and back up clothing (gilet, top layer, etc) and it does the job well for that. However, I would suggest that it's a bit small for an overnight stay (but of course it depends on how much you w...
by woollee23
16 Mar 2009, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: White Lightning Clean Ride Wax Lube
Replies: 15
Views: 2254

Re: White Lightning Clean Ride Wax Lube

It often comes down to personal preference, but I'm not keen on wax lubes. I've tried the Finish Line wax lube in the past but found that it just collected random bits of crud to the drivetrain, especially in wet conditions (and it didn't even have to be that wet!). I'm a recent convert to 'Green Oi...
by woollee23
16 Mar 2009, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike for commuting and light touring
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Bike for commuting and light touring

I have a Dawes Audax Sport and have been very pleased with it. I changed the cassette for an MTB one and the rear mech for a long cage one (total cost about £35) and now it'll get me up anything! The only other extras I have fitted are a Jim Blackburn Rear carrier and a cycle computer. Ideal for li...
by woollee23
24 Feb 2009, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8228

I didn't get cleats when I bought my pair last year. It's a shame they're not selling the dual-sided pedals that they sold in previous years (clipless one side, regular flat platform the other). The cost of the pedals including SPD-copy cleats was less than the cost of SPD cleats in regular cycle sh...
by woollee23
12 Feb 2009, 10:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Get bike from Stanstead to Central London
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

I used to work in the Shoreditch / Hoxton area many moons ago, commuting into Liverpool Street daily, and it is quite easy to walk from Liverpool Street to Hoxton. It'll take around 15 minutes. You could also hop on a bus from Liverpool Street (Bishopsgate exit) up to Kingsland Road (route 149). Hox...
by woollee23
8 Feb 2009, 8:00pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Carradice Super C front and rear panniers
Replies: 15
Views: 8170

I was looking at these for my new bike (when it arrives). I'm a pannier virgin but for the distance I want to cycle the rucksack just doesn't work any more. Is there anything I need to know? Does one size fit all??? Are they suitable for use singly should one want to use 'all the tread' on one's ty...
by woollee23
30 Jan 2009, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike size for child
Replies: 4
Views: 372

This link may help with sizings:

http://www.evanscycles.com/help#childrens

Not sure if this is the sort of thing you're looking for?

http://tinyurl.com/cdfs2u

Previous poster's advice re: Islabikes is sound
by woollee23
29 Jan 2009, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which rear light clips to saddlebag?
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

[quote="diapason"]Most of the Cateye lights include a clip which goes through the bag loops and holds a 'standard' Cateye light. So, you can use the same light, mounted on the bike or on your bag. My LBS sells the brackets separately for about £3. N[/quote] I tried one of these clips on a ...
by woollee23
29 Jan 2009, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which rear light clips to saddlebag?
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

I use a Blackburn Mars 2 light on my saddlebag. A bright light with a large surface area to ensure you get seen, and three modes (two flashing) to choose from. An integrated clip attaches the light to the LED tags on the saddlebag. Only downside is that you'll need an Allen Head screwdriver to chang...
by woollee23
23 Jan 2009, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike for under £500 - Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Some good suggestions on this thread: http://tinyurl.com/c6nstm Only advice I would offer is to think carefully about front (indeed any) suspension. I've just made the transition from an MTB with slicks and front suspension fork to rigid framed (steel) bike and the difference in ride quality and spe...