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by olon1968
16 Feb 2012, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino / sportswool
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: merino / sportswool

Torm T1 jersey and arm warmers received in just over 24 hours from ordering :D . first impressions are WOW lovely fit and delightful feel on the skin. Took them for a ride and they felt great. It was still a little chilly at the moment for to use without another layer, so i'm going to invest in one ...
by olon1968
14 Feb 2012, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino / sportswool
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: merino / sportswool

and I also have a Torm ss jersey that is really well made and nice fitting


Thanks for the replies. I've just ordered myself a nice looking Torm T1 jersey: http://www.torm.cc/t1.html and some matching arm warmers, ill let you know how they perform.



Alan
by olon1968
12 Feb 2012, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what road bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 5355

Re: what road bike?

Any decent bike shop will offer to change the gearing of a stock bike foc , to accommodate your style of riding. Same goes for stem & crank length and bar width. Why not ask on this forum for recommendations?
by olon1968
12 Feb 2012, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what road bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 5355

Re: what road bike?

ou know how many roadies scoff at the sort of gearing most people actually require - they're often the ones giving the advice in the LBS. "Nah, you'll be fine in the Peak on a 42/23 lowest gear; just man the f*** up!" I have never experienced this kind of remark from a LBS. If your LBS sp...
by olon1968
12 Feb 2012, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what road bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 5355

Re: what road bike?

When I bought my son's bike from our local Decathlon shop Decathlon are part of a massive French chain (think wal - mart) currently with 9 stores in the UK and looking to grow over here. Currently it would take me about 12 hours to cycle to my nearest Decathlon shop (regardless of gearing). Support...
by olon1968
11 Feb 2012, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what road bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 5355

Re: what road bike?

the Triban's a no brainer as a first road bike I really don't mind banging on about this. The no-brainer for me is that you should never buy your first road bike mail order or online, from a French (or any other nationality) superstore. Go to a local bike shop who's staff ride bikes and get some go...
by olon1968
9 Feb 2012, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what road bike?
Replies: 45
Views: 5355

Re: what road bike?

got a trek MTB which is great, use at weekends for fitness and to go to work on, 12 mile round trip, but thinking of getting a road bike as well, doing the London to Brighton charity ride in june so... was looking at the Viking Roma, but some have said stay away from them, and some have said in rev...
by olon1968
9 Feb 2012, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino / sportswool
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

merino / sportswool

Hi. Looking ahead to spring. I'm after a truly versatile Jersey that's not covered in logos. I've read lots of good stuff about sportswool - Merino / polyester blends. Does any have any experience or recommendations here? Many thanks. Olon.
by olon1968
1 Oct 2009, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub gears for tandem
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: hub gears for tandem

i'm struggling to find a supplier for the p5 cargo, does anyone one know what the difference is compared with the p5 spectro, and what about the p7 - which is avialable from sjs?
by olon1968
30 Sep 2009, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub gears for tandem
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: hub gears for tandem

Mant thanks. Rohloff prices are out of the question. Any ideas on which would take the power better, Sturmey or Shimano?

Regards

Alan
by olon1968
30 Sep 2009, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub gears for tandem
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

hub gears for tandem

Hi, I'm considering getting some hub geared / drum braked wheels for a tandem I'm building. (It's vintage so no deraillier mount). It's just going to be for leisure use. Can anyone one advise if a 5 speed Sturmey would be sufficient? Would I be better spending more on an 8 speed hub?. Thanks in adva...
by olon1968
16 Sep 2009, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brampton Headset
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Brampton Headset

Thanks, yes it is a Brampton headset, it's stamped on one of the parts. Now I need to find a suitable pair of crown forks.

Alan
by olon1968
15 Sep 2009, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brampton Headset
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Brampton Headset

Hi. I've just aquired an old tandem for a restoration project. Stripping it down i've found that the top of the steerer tube is rotten, so I guess I will have to find new forks for it. The headset is something i've never seen before: the head tube is very oversize (although the steerer is normal 1&q...
by olon1968
5 Sep 2009, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

Hope you don't mind me replying off - topic but I don't have a hearing aid and I've never had gunk in my hair. I do however have a ultrasonic bath and I find it effective on bike parts especially when using carburettor cleaning solution.
by olon1968
19 Jun 2009, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

Ordered one ysterday, i'll let you know how I get on