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by Paul Smith SRCC
5 Aug 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 42
Views: 1650

Re: Which titanium frame?

... As Paul Smith says of the Yukon.. I still have my Yukon and like the majority I run 700 x 25c, in my case Continental Ultra Gator Skins. It will just about take 700 x 28c I'm not happy with "Just about" if you are then I think the Spa should go back on the list..... I concur I am not ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
31 Jul 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 42
Views: 1650

Re: Which titanium frame?

Airbourne Carpe Diem, I bought one of these last year but it was simply too small, it was the perfect frame in many ways as it took std 130mm road wheels and had room for much wider tyres with guards, these are like rocking horse poop though. Didn't that evolve into the Van Nik Amazon? A bike that'...
by Paul Smith SRCC
15 Jul 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

Mattie wrote:@ Paul Smith, I would add Jerbourg (St. Martin's Point) on the S/E tip of Guernsey....

Noted, many thanks
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Jul 2018, 7:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

Now that sounds appealing; very, do you have the route? After some advance research, we pinched this one . My ride report is near the end of this thread . I rather simplified things in my hurried earlier posts by saying it was a ride round the coast; it's more like a ride round every available road...
by Paul Smith SRCC
11 Jul 2018, 7:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

PeterT wrote:Thanks Paul. Food for thought. Perhaps Jersey AND Guernsey would be a great option.

Yes agreed, if I was there longer I would have considered splitting the break between both destinations; good idea
by Paul Smith SRCC
10 Jul 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

drossall wrote:We did 57 miles round Guernsey, but we went down every possible coastal road, and did some bonus loops :D

Now that sounds appealing; very, do you have the route?
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jul 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

drossall wrote:We did a similar ride round Guernsey - also well worth it.

I came away from Jersey inspired to think along those very same lines :D
by Paul Smith SRCC
9 Jul 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

What a great idea Paul, A couple of questions. How busy were the roads and what time of the year did you go. Did you do the 50 miles in 1 day or perhaps would you suggest breaking it in 2 with more sightseeing (and refreshment stops :D ). How many nights did you stay? As for time of year it was the...
by Paul Smith SRCC
4 Jul 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

"From here it's a short ride up and over ..." suggests you took the footpath from Petit Port to Route de la Pulente passing a little-visited and largely overgrown gun emplacement on the way. I've only ever done it on foot but guess you could wheel a bicycle through there. BTW: "St. Q...
by Paul Smith SRCC
30 Jun 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

http://www.plsmith.co.uk/_/rsrc/1530262794101/jersey-coastal-route/Cycling%20in%20Jersey%20001.jpg Enjoying the sunshine alongside Les Mielles Nature Reserve.​ I've always enjoyed cycling around islands, it feels like you've maximized the potential of your holiday if you can say to yourself that yo...
by Paul Smith SRCC
20 Apr 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 58
Views: 3568

Re: Need a new Garmin

The new Garmin 520 Plus now has mapping, reviewed by dcrainmaker
by Paul Smith SRCC
15 Apr 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 58
Views: 3568

Re: Need a new Garmin

I'd want wireless capability to be able to upload a ride via my smartphone. My Garmin 810 does that, their flagship model of the time although often still available, it effectively been replaced with later models, the 820 and their new flagship model the 1000, which inturn has been replaced with th...
by Paul Smith SRCC
15 Apr 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike warranty
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Bike warranty

I would have said that a buckled wheel would be difficult to demonstrate that it wasn't user damage as you can do this to a perfect wheel by hitting a pothole or whatever. I'm not saying that it was your fault, just that proving that it wasn't would be the issue. But I would have expected a bottom ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
21 Feb 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pain in Foot
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Pain in Foot

... it sounds like it's simply SPD hotspot. Super stiff soled shoes usually reduce it... I concur it does sound like 'Hot Foot'; it's quite a common problem. It's normally due to compression of the nerves between the heads of each of the foot’s five long metatarsal bones. Metheads.jpg I often come ...
by Paul Smith SRCC
4 Feb 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard fettling help please
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: Mudguard fettling help please

How long has that been a plastic fitting? All mine have been metal, you pinch the edges onto the guard and they don't usually rattle. I also use rubber washer (Tap washer, pennies from wilkos) between the fitting and the frame. If you haven't already bought the new guards, ask suppliers if they hav...