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by VinceLedge
3 Mar 2021, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spare spokes
Replies: 47
Views: 1062

Re: Spare spokes

I would take a couple of spare spokes on a tour, even if you can't remove the cassette yourself, a local bike shop can do that, but may not have many spoke sizes in stock!
by VinceLedge
1 Mar 2021, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle touring shorts
Replies: 30
Views: 1351

Re: Cycle touring shorts

I have got a pair of Boardman touring shorts , which are lightweight cargo shorts with removable padded liner. They are pretty comfortable with the liner when riding and also as general shorts without them. Good cut which doesn't ride up when cycling, unlike a pair of Endura ones I used to have and ...
by VinceLedge
28 Feb 2021, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling glasses
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Cycling glasses

I use disposable contact lenses for cycling, so can then use ordinary cycling glasses. Only worth it for longer runs though!
by VinceLedge
19 Feb 2021, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 31
Views: 1728

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

LBS is getting Cube Attain GTC in soon, will try one for size and they have offered me a discount. Not sure which of their sizes will fit as the shop owner says they come up small.
by VinceLedge
19 Feb 2021, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Indoor bike trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Indoor bike trainer

You have discounted direct drive trainers, not sure why as these are used with the back wheel removed? Obviously more expensive overall.
by VinceLedge
22 Jan 2021, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pompetamine Alfine 11
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Pompetamine Alfine 11

I have just cleaned up and refurbished my Alfine 11 bike and now thinking of selling it as I don't commute any more and it isn't getting used. It is in pretty good used condition and almost all original and has a front hub dynamo. My problem is that I have no idea what it is worth, does anyone have ...
by VinceLedge
6 Jan 2021, 1:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after a vasectomy??
Replies: 17
Views: 1031

Re: Cycling after a vasectomy??

I cycled to work the next after mine, hardly noticeable incision!
by VinceLedge
6 Jan 2021, 11:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Benefits of painted cycle lanes?
Replies: 50
Views: 2452

Re: Benefits of painted cycle lanes?

There are quite a few of these in Edinburgh, which actually work fine, apart from areas where cars are allowed to park in them, which means they are then worse than no lanes! You wonder why they paint them in but don't make them no parking!
by VinceLedge
6 Jan 2021, 11:00am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Chilblains Feet Toe
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Chilblains Feet Toe

That looks like paronychia, fungal nail bed infection, probably needs an antifungal and bacterial cream from the GP to clear it up. I get it occasionally, can be slow to go away even with treatment.
by VinceLedge
3 Jan 2021, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 31
Views: 1728

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

Thanks for the replies, still deciding! The reason I want it about 9kg is that is a similar weight to my current bike , I live in a pretty hilly area and my riding buddy is already much quicker up the hills than me!
by VinceLedge
16 Dec 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hedge Clipping
Replies: 72
Views: 3427

Re: Hedge Clipping

Lets get a petition going to move all hedges 3m back from the road!
by VinceLedge
14 Dec 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hedge Clipping
Replies: 72
Views: 3427

Re: Hedge Clipping

Cycled along a local country road last week to find we were following the tractor cutting the hedges, he had to pull over to let us past, but amazingly no punctures!
by VinceLedge
13 Dec 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 31
Views: 1728

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

Sounds good, let us know what it is like! I have got hydraulic disc on my mtb and they are way better then cable or rim brakes.
by VinceLedge
12 Dec 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 31
Views: 1728

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

Thanks, will have a look at the Spa bikes - hadn't come across those!
by VinceLedge
12 Dec 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 31
Views: 1728

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

So far the Ribble Endurance bikes , Orbea Avant, Trek Domane and Whyte Weesex look promising!