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by bikercolin
14 Jun 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Summer sun advice
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Summer sun advice

Im allways looking out for good advice, following Maiignant Melonoma with disfiguring surgury and five years of follow up treatment.
Throughout this time I have come to see us as a high risk group, meeting other cyclists with skin cancer at my follow up appointments.
by bikercolin
26 Mar 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Wight
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: Taking bike on ferry to Isle of Weight

https://www.puffincruiseslymington.com

I have used this a couple of time, bikes go free too
by bikercolin
3 Nov 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Holiday in Provence Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Holiday in Provence Advice

Always found this place good

http://www.relais-du-mont-ventoux.com/
by bikercolin
13 Oct 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Frame protection

I have helicopter taped the frame but my set up is in line with frame, I fear a ding off road.
by bikercolin
13 Oct 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Frame protection

It's horses for courses really, I have shifters from SRAM and Shimano on my road bikes, but have planned a tour to Kyrgyzstan and like the simplicity, and don't mind the shifting. I have ridden 50k off road today and enjoyed the bike and shifters, only changed gear with my knee once but worry about ...
by bikercolin
13 Oct 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Frame protection

Hi all
I have gone back to bar end shifters on my touring bike, does anyone have any ideas to protect my top tube from the shifters.
by bikercolin
3 Apr 2018, 12:01am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Mallorca Cycling Holidays
Replies: 0
Views: 1462

Mallorca Cycling Holidays

Just back from a great week staying at The Astoria Playa. All arranged by Wheelssport. Picked up at the airport, the best cycling facilities I have come across including a full time mechanic and tools to use if required,rental bikes fastidiously maintained.Friendly advice and support from staff thro...
by bikercolin
10 Mar 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice needed for charity ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Advice needed for charity ride

I am in a Birmingam cycle club Beacon Roads, I would avoid both Sustrans routes Coventry is horrendous. Have you any mapping Garmin ect. Map yourself through Warwickshire aiming at Meridon as a way mark, good cafe too. Using lanes and B roads. Think it about more as a journey than 100miles. The jour...
by bikercolin
10 Mar 2018, 12:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice needed for charity ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Advice needed for charity ride

Join your local cycle club, they should be full of route, local knowledge and training advice.
These look good
http://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/aylesburycc/
by bikercolin
10 Mar 2018, 12:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice needed for charity ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Advice needed for charity ride

Find and join your local cycle club, regular Sunday rides, and the members should have plenty of route knowledge and training advice
by bikercolin
8 Mar 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM eagle groupset
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: SRAM eagle groupset

Much of this debate brings to mind, when I bought a Specialized Roubaix in 2010 equipped with the then new SRAM apex. For example Carbon is brittle and will never last, chain line, wear, gaps in gearing. 42,000 miles later, ridden all over Europe the group is superb for both reliability and shifting...
by bikercolin
7 Mar 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM eagle groupset
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: SRAM eagle groupset

I am aiming at doing the Tour divide in 2019, reading of the high number of riders using 1X12 encouraged me to look at this this group, the winner finished with his spare chain still in his bag. Surely this is an ultimate test of endurance and kit. I have also managed 20k on a friends CX bike using ...
by bikercolin
4 Mar 2018, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM eagle groupset
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

SRAM eagle groupset

I know it's sacralige but I am considering fitting this group to my Mercian, I would like to ask if any one else had tried this on a tourer.
https://www.merlincycles.com/sram-gx-ea ... 07871.html
by bikercolin
13 Feb 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A cautionary Tale-recommending sun block
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: A cautionary Tale-recommending sun block

Thanks for all the replays on this thread. I'm just back from my Oncology check up,in remission following more treatment, after my initial post. The waiting room today contained patients from late tean age years up to Octoganeirians. All with Cancer related skin conditions. Also another club cyclist...