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by iainb
5 Jun 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with identifying this "Carlton" Bicycle
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Help with identifying this "Carlton" Bicycle

Try putting a post on retrobike forum, there's a Carlton expert on there!
by iainb
23 Jan 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Planet X Single Sided SPD Pedals - Any Good?
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Planet X Single Sided SPD Pedals - Any Good?

Hi folks I'm looking for some SPD /flat pedals and don't want to spend a lot as the bike doesn't do much mileage. These are certainly cheap enough, has anyone tried them and if so what do you think of them? https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/PEPXFLF/planet-x-flip-flop-spd-flat-double-sided-pedals Thanks ...
by iainb
22 Jan 2019, 11:01am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Looking for fellow riders around Leicestershire
Replies: 2
Views: 4297

Re: Looking for fellow riders around Leicestershire

Hi there
Don't know if you've tried it, but you might have more success on the MTB section of retrobike forum
Regards
Iain
by iainb
19 Jan 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Angle of drop handlebars - how to set?
Replies: 29
Views: 875

Re: Angle of drop handlebars - how to set?

Best if they clear the top tube altogether I would say.. A few years back I saw someone have a low speed fall on their nice 531 frame, bars came around quickly and put a dent in the tube. I checked mine and they were the same, dropped the ends of the bars a couple of cm!
by iainb
14 Jan 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 5773

Re: Plea to roadies....

Sadly often true - cycling along minding my own business I hear a distant shout from behind. I carry on wondering what that was and am soon passed by a pack of clubbies. Do they pass the time of day or say hello? No - the leader of the pack just says "why aren't you wearing a helmet" as d...
by iainb
13 Dec 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29295

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The Weatherspoons at Great Yarmouth and Clacton, classy joints full of super intelligent Brexit voters Nothing like a bit of stereotyping! Don't know when you were in there but I regularly drink at Wetherspoons in Clacton and can assure you that there is as diverse a range of folk in there as any o...
by iainb
30 Nov 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixing Stick on Soles to SPD Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Fixing Stick on Soles to SPD Shoes

Hi folks I've got a pair of well used Shimano SPD shoes which are sound apart from the fact that the soles are worn allowing the cleats to touch the ground, has anyone managed to successfully fix stick on soles (suitably cut for the cleats of course!) and if so which adhesive did you use? Thanks and...
by iainb
18 Nov 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on French Regional (TER) Trains Sorted Thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Bikes on French Regional (TER) Trains

Thanks for the replies folks, sounds good!
by iainb
16 Nov 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on French Regional (TER) Trains Sorted Thanks
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Bikes on French Regional (TER) Trains Sorted Thanks

Hi folks
Is it still possible to just turn up and get on a TER train with your bike (provided there's space) ? I'm sure when I did this before a box appeared on the website to say that bikes were carried on this train but that doesn't seem to happen now
Thanks and regards
Iain
by iainb
15 Oct 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Terrys Liberator Saddle
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Terrys Liberator Saddle

Hi folks I've had a Terrys Liberator saddle for about 10 years or so which I found very comfortable for an upright position on my tourer, it's finally given up the ghost and the new model looks completely different. Has anyone got any views on the new type or better still, an old one surplus to requ...
by iainb
14 May 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti glare screen cover
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Now sorted thanks

Now sorted thanks!
by iainb
10 May 2018, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti glare screen cover
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Anti glare screen cover

Hi folks
I've been using OSmand for a while on my old large screen Sony Experia, can anyone recommend a screen cover to take the glare off a bit in sunlight (on the off chance that the sun comes out when I'm in Belgium!)
Thanks and regards
Iain
by iainb
21 Apr 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Carlton model is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Which Carlton model is this?

Probably have more success on Retrobike forum - there's a Carlton guru on there!
by iainb
3 Apr 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: What insoles to buy for plantar fasciitis?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: What insoles to buy for plantar fasciitis?

when I had similar issues three or four years back I tried gel insoles, got measured by scholls shop etc, better but not great, went to GP, got referred to podiatry at local hospital who then referred me to orthotics dept where i had some insoles made which were great (and free!) Took a few weeks to...
by iainb
31 Mar 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: trouble removing BB
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: trouble removing BB

yes PRE cartridge!