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by Poshgill
6 Feb 2013, 11:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C - Taking Bike on Train
Replies: 20
Views: 2167

Re: Devon C2C - Taking Bike on Train

Do you never leave your bike unattended when shopping then? I always lock and secure my bike when on long distance trains. Used Long distance and local trains very frequently. Never had a problem.
by Poshgill
5 Feb 2013, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Triple Chainset help
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Triple Chainset help

I've recently changed my Dawes Super Galaxy for a Cinelli Gazetta Del Strada. I've only done one 'Big' tour on the Cinelli so far (5 days in the Somme area last Sept) and generally I'm very satisfied. However, on Saturday I did a short ride in the Yorkshire Dales (about 25 miles) from Ilkley to Coln...
by Poshgill
7 Oct 2012, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Galaxy
Replies: 38
Views: 9854

Re: Alternative to Galaxy

I had a Dawes Super Galaxy for many years and was very happy with it. However the geometry wasn't quite right for me and I used to get a bit of neck ache after about 60 miles. With the current CTW scheme I decided to get another touring bike. After plenty of research I opted for the Cinelli Gazatta ...
by Poshgill
6 Oct 2012, 9:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tour out of Dunkirk but not into Belgium, any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 6019

Re: tour out of Dunkirk but not into Belgium, any suggestion

I've just come back from a tour in France and went out via Dunkirk. I was averaging about 50 or so miles a day and went down to the Somme area to see the battlefields. I stayed in hotels. Ibis budget or Formula 1 hotels. These hotels are about £25 a night and you can get up to 3 people in the room w...
by Poshgill
4 Sep 2012, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S3
Replies: 19
Views: 10337

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3

Brilliant and sensible advice. Thanks guys. I've toured before using maps and a Cateye cycle computer and it has stood me in good stead but you know what its like when you get a new toy! :D

I will take your advice. Phone in pocket and keep charged for emergencies.

Tom
by Poshgill
3 Sep 2012, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S3
Replies: 19
Views: 10337

Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just purchased a new phone and I've gone for a Smartphone to replace my Blackberry. There are loads of apps that you can get relevant for cycling and I've downloaded GPS for bike and map my ride. Trouble is, I've been looking for a decent holder / mount for handlebars and I can't seem to see an...
by Poshgill
3 Sep 2012, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

Re: Advice Please

Thanks for the useful tips and advice guys. Have just posted the bike on the For Sale board on this forum and have attached some pics (once I discovered how to compress the file!) I agree about delivery but I can certainly deliver to your nearest station if needed, as long as it is reasonable travel...
by Poshgill
26 Aug 2012, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

Re: Advice Please

My God! I feel stupid now! I've been using this site for years and never realised that there was a sales bit!

Thanks Phil (for the advice and for letting everyone know how dumb I am! :D )
by Poshgill
26 Aug 2012, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

Advice Please

I'm selling my (beloved) Dawes Super Galaxy. I purchased on-line a few years ago (about 2008 I think) and although it is a 53cm frame, it is just a bit too big for me. I've just taken advantage of the Cycle to Work scheme and got a Cinelli Gazetta della Strada. Now, reluctantly I have to let the Daw...
by Poshgill
5 Jun 2012, 7:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I've never considered a Time trial but......
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Well I've never considered a Time trial but......

I'm a recreational cyclist and I've been putting a few miles in this year when weather permits, averaging 50 miles on a training run. Done a few 65 milers this year already with an aim of doing 100 miler by the end of summer. Well, the weather wasn't great today in the Peterborough area but went for...
by Poshgill
20 May 2012, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle transport by bus in Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 4863

Re: Bicycle transport by bus in Spain

"I don't think (but don't know) they are wider gauge (the tracks), but the trains are definitely wider in the cabin area. " Yes, Spanish railway does have a significantly broader gauge than the rest of Europe and the Standard gauge. It is called Iberian gauge and is 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2⁄3 in...
by Poshgill
22 Jan 2012, 3:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Outdoors Show: ExCel London
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Outdoors Show: ExCel London

I enjoyed the cycling show but the displays were somewhat limited. I had absolutely no interest in the Outdoor show or Boat Show but did go to the Travel section. However, I thought the price was far too much considering it is basically a Sales event. £10 would have been more than sufficient charge....
by Poshgill
13 Dec 2011, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike carrying case
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Bike carrying case

Awesome! many thanks. I'd not seen this ansd there is a Hire Centre near me (Terry Wright Cycles!) I'll pop in Saturday and have a chat.

Cheers
by Poshgill
11 Dec 2011, 2:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike carrying case
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Bike carrying case

I'm off to Portugal in February and want to take my new Carbon Road bike. I'm a bit apprehensive as I have never taken a bike on a plane before. I was looking at buying a padded bag, but I'm not sure how much protection these would afford. I then did a bit of trawling on the web and found a couple o...
by Poshgill
5 Dec 2011, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding with diabetes, please share your expeiences".
Replies: 36
Views: 3667

Re: Riding with diabetes, please share your expeiences".

I was diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic in June 2009, 2 months before my 50th. I never had the classic symptoms of diabetes (micturating, thirst etc) I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder and the Dr did a blood test. I didn't know it then, but neuropathy (nerve damage) is a side-effect of diabetes. My blo...