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by emergency_pants
1 Sep 2011, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping to butterfly/trekking bars
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: Swapping to butterfly/trekking bars

Thanks for the detailed replies.

:D
by emergency_pants
31 Aug 2011, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping to butterfly/trekking bars
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Swapping to butterfly/trekking bars

Has anyone seen, used or written any guidance on swapping drop bars for butterfly bars? Also, any info or guides on swapping to disc brakes? I have some nice Modolo butterfly bars sitting here doing nothing and I thought it might be an interesting project to swap the bars on my old bike and install ...
by emergency_pants
31 Aug 2011, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem choice for upright position
Replies: 22
Views: 12035

Re: Stem choice for upright position

That's right, yes. I bought the bike online because I couldn't find anything in stock in Ireland that was suited to audax/light touring apart from the Dawes Galaxy, which is not what I was after. Since I've moved to Ireland, it's a common problem for me... I haven't found a single shop which deals w...
by emergency_pants
30 Aug 2011, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem choice for upright position
Replies: 22
Views: 12035

Re: Stem choice for upright position

I thought I'd revive this thread to feed-back my choices. I chose to install a 95mm Adjustable stem: http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=10893 This has effectively shortened the reach and raised my bars a little. I haven't tested this for any distance yet but it seems more ...
by emergency_pants
5 Jul 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling in ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: cycling in ireland

I did a directions map on Google for walking Rosslare to Dublin and the route it gave was very good. Quite a nice, quiet route. The 'R' roads are often fairly quiet once you are away from the bigger towns. If you have the time, you could weave up to Dublin, taking in the best parts of coast roads an...
by emergency_pants
5 Jul 2011, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What type of bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 1803

Re: What type of bike?

Are you buying new? What is your budget?

If you have the budget, the new Dawes Nomad looks right up your street. Or how about the Thorn Sherpa? They're a kind of rugged expedition style bike that will do rough stuff and touring with loads.
by emergency_pants
5 Jul 2011, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem choice for upright position
Replies: 22
Views: 12035

Re: Stem choice for upright position

Thanks for the replies. Very helpful so far,thanks. The bars are a fair way lower than the saddle, and there is no room on the steerer tube to raise any higher, so it looks like a new stem my be needed. My other bike is a ferrari... no, a Dawes Sardar (steel) and I used an extender on the steerer tu...
by emergency_pants
5 Jul 2011, 2:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem choice for upright position
Replies: 22
Views: 12035

Stem choice for upright position

I have had a couple of decent rides on my new Dawes Century SE (it's lovely.. I'll post separately about that!) and I am finding the reach is a bit long for me. It comes with a 110mm stem with what looks like about a 5' rise on it. Very sporty and all, but not so nice once I've been in the saddle fo...
by emergency_pants
12 Jun 2011, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Corner Squeal
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Tyre Corner Squeal

Mine squeal on some sufaces. I always figured it was the particular surface on my street... I haven't noticed it elsewhere. I don't need to be turning very fast, either.

So you're not alone in your tyresqealability.
by emergency_pants
10 Jun 2011, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes

I never really considered the 'sellability' factor that way. Interesting. I think that it's a shame that the steerer tube is cut so low on these sorts of bikes... if it wasn't cut, then there would be an added option to choose the handlebar height myself. The only alternative would be to add an exte...
by emergency_pants
10 Jun 2011, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes

Trigger, that's just exactly what issue I have, yes. My steerer tube looks like a construction site. :) iandriver, I have a very short stem, whcih helps alot. I'm not sure whether I have a strange body proportion or what, but my reach is quite short. Though my inside leg is 32", which seems fai...
by emergency_pants
10 Jun 2011, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes

I didn't realise they could do that!! That's very good and at the very least I'd be getting the best advice.

Thanks
by emergency_pants
10 Jun 2011, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar height on off-the-peg bikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Bar height on off-the-peg bikes

Hi, long-time-no-see. I'm in Ireland these days and finally getting back into cycling.... but I thought I'd head back here for some wisdom :) I've got my eye on a new bike because I'm getting into longer rides and want to do some audax. I have a question for you, because light tourer style bikes see...
by emergency_pants
8 Oct 2009, 10:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Problem. Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: Problem. Help!

Swizz wants advice on how 'to banish what is becoming pretty patronising' comments from his colleagues not get them heaped on him here FGS. hahaha - that's what I was thinking too! The only things I can think of is to change the subject without replying to what they said. Else just stay totally sil...