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by lukepinkhandbag
9 Nov 2010, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Mudguard Bolts

looks like you just need some (4) 5mm x 10-20mm bolts.
by lukepinkhandbag
20 Oct 2010, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 Road Setup?
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Avid BB7 Road Setup?

I have some experience of these brakes as they are on all my bikes. First mistake is to have the inboard pad too far retracted. I t should be advanced so that the rotor is central in the caliper when the brake is applied. I adjust the caliper position by applying the brake and tightening the mountin...
by lukepinkhandbag
20 Oct 2010, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fitting

Can you post a photo so we can see exactly what you mean. It is very rare for Ortlieb stuff to be not quite right....I've always been really impressed with their bar bag fitting system but it is obvious that over time they have not as they've changed the design several times in the last few years.
by lukepinkhandbag
31 May 2010, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Numb foot from Exustar Stelvio ):
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: Numb foot from Exustar Stelvio ):

Do something soon, don't persist. I had been wearing shimano sandals from when they first came on the market, and I wore them from May to September for all my cycling. Probably went through a pair every two years. They changed the design a couple of years back and they just weren't right. I had teri...
by lukepinkhandbag
23 May 2010, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What shoes for toe clips and straps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

Re: What shoes for toe clips and straps?

Vittoria 1976 shoes from Brick Lane Bikes. About as close as you can get to a traditional shoe....very elegant and smart.
by lukepinkhandbag
12 May 2010, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Surface quality on Roman road just SW of Conwy
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Surface quality on Roman road just SW of Conwy

The road you're talking about is OK actually and very scenic. It is best done from the Rowen end as you use tarmac to gain the altitude, as for the return journey well you're pretty much on the cycle route parallel to the A55 unless you do a circuit of the Ogwen and Conway valleys. Other options in ...
by lukepinkhandbag
11 May 2010, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Provisional St Malo - Med route. Any top tips?
Replies: 25
Views: 1835

Re: Provisional St Malo - Med route. Any top tips?

Just looked on a map and TBH I think I'd head further south and dip in the med at Argeles sur Mer. There is a really nice camping muncipal in La Roque des Alberes in the hinterland.
by lukepinkhandbag
11 May 2010, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Meths availability
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Meths availability

It's readily available in all sizes of supermarkets you just need to know which shelf....it's mainly used as a cleaning product so look there.
by lukepinkhandbag
10 May 2010, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Provisional St Malo - Med route. Any top tips?
Replies: 25
Views: 1835

Re: Provisional St Malo - Med route. Any top tips?

Camping in Sete!! We opted fro a cheap hotel down by the ferry port. This stretch of Med coast is not the nicest I've ever visited and we felt we should have left going there to the very last minute. As it was we were there for a couple of dusty, expensive days.
by lukepinkhandbag
9 May 2010, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring essentials
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

Re: Cycle Touring essentials

Toilet paper is bulky and vulnerable to getting wet in bad weather, .....That's why I have one of these http://www.facewest.co.uk/Ortlieb-Toile ... older.html
by lukepinkhandbag
9 May 2010, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable Guides - Headset washer fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Cable Guides - Headset washer fitting

www.rose.de have them. I know coz that's where I bought mine. It's 11/8th" and I didn't use it so willing to let you have for postage.
by lukepinkhandbag
5 May 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring essentials
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

Re: Cycle Touring essentials

anti- bacterial hand wash for public conveniences. I use an Ortlieb toilet roll holder for its convenience. Wet wipes are always handy. Small piece of pack towel in handlebar bag to wipe sweat away before dripping it over super marche/bar floor. I made my own travel wash line by buying 3 metres of t...
by lukepinkhandbag
5 May 2010, 12:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight A9 Headset replacement Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Stronglight A9 Headset replacement Bearings

Pretty sure spa have them but if not I've definitely seen them on ebay
by lukepinkhandbag
29 Apr 2010, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: small packs of washing stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: small packs of washing stuff

For shaving I use the very small bottles of oil which are sold at all brnches of Tesco and last at least four tours.