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by Dirk
13 Jul 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Shoe repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Cycling Shoe repairs

Anyone know if its possible to have a pair of SPD compatible cyling shoes re-soled? I've got a pair I've had for years, the uppers are in good condition but the soles are shot. They are so comfortable, I'm reluctant to part with them. I know that it's possible to have Hiking boots re-soled but i'm u...
by Dirk
28 Jun 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice

I've had a pair of Thule Proride 598 carriers for about two years, and I find them very secure. I regularly carry a pair of full suspension mountain bikes for quite a distance and have had no problems with the bars to date. As someone said earlier, they are good but expensive. My only gripe is that ...
by Dirk
17 Jun 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cairn adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Cairn adventure

I read somewhere that they are planning to update the phone App to include 'tuning on the trail'. I wonder if that's it?
by Dirk
15 Jun 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cairn adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Cairn adventure

I bought a Cairn Adventure a few months ago and totally agree! To be honest, when I first had the bike I thought it was uninspiring but I was wrongly comparing it with my Shimano powered MTB. But after I installed the new 'Black Pepper' software update... what a difference!! Now its my default go to...
by Dirk
8 Oct 2014, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Crown race
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: FSA Crown race

No, the original didn't have a seal either.

It does look very much like the original so I suppose for a few quid would be worth buying to see if it fits ok.

Thanks again,
by Dirk
7 Oct 2014, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FSA Crown race
Replies: 3
Views: 592

FSA Crown race

Anyone know where I could pick up a crown race for an FSA Orbit IS-2 CC Headset? I believe the part number is 160-5530.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
by Dirk
16 Feb 2014, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kinesis Decade Tripster
Replies: 7
Views: 6884

Re: Kinesis Decade Tripster

I think that may be an older model, and yes, those forks are so ugly.
I've e-mailed Kinesis and asked the question but haven't had a reply from them yet.

Anyway, thanks for your replies, and if I do get an answer from Kinesis, I'll post it here in case anyone else may be interested.
by Dirk
14 Feb 2014, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kinesis Decade Tripster
Replies: 7
Views: 6884

Kinesis Decade Tripster

Hi all,
Does anyone know where I may be able to source a Kinesis Decade Tripster Frameset? I've been looking but can only find the titanium (ATR) version stocked.

Thanks
by Dirk
13 Nov 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 69
Views: 123822

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

When I ride off road, my dog usually comes along with me. She's better behaved than many of the other mountain bikers I come across. As for horses, our local stretch of the Sustrans route is absolutely covered in horse ****. Llandegla is a purpose built mountain bike centre, with trails specificall...
by Dirk
3 Nov 2013, 5:10pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 69
Views: 123822

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

I've had to eat my words..... out for a spin today in between the showers, and had to physically stop three times on the local shared use path because of dogs running wild across the track in front of me; the owners really didn't give a damn, not one of them made the slightest attempt to control the...
by Dirk
3 Nov 2013, 12:03am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 69
Views: 123822

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

When I ride off road, my dog usually comes along with me. She's better behaved than many of the other mountain bikers I come across. As for horses, our local stretch of the Sustrans route is absolutely covered in horse ****.
by Dirk
6 Sep 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter upgrades - mini vee brakes and tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: Commuter upgrades - mini vee brakes and tyres

I recently swopped the Shimano canti's on my crosscheck for a set of mini 'v's. i must admit there is a noticeable improvement in braking performance, but they where a right faff to set up. The required pad/rim clearance is close so rims need to run quite true.
by Dirk
30 Jun 2008, 9:54pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Your favourite 'Hardtail'
Replies: 33
Views: 11726

First was a luvly blue and white Ridgeback 602...weighed half a ton but got me hooked. Second was ahhhh...a metalic green Rockhopper Comp, steel framed heaven. Third was the love of my life, well nearly, a 1995 Ridgeback Protrax. She's still in my shed today and used very often even though a lot of ...