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by Garry Booth
10 Feb 2021, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dirty bikes for sale on ebay
Replies: 45
Views: 1878

Re: Dirty bikes for sale on ebay

Some interesting perspectives... I conclude that I am a grumpy old man, albeit with some fellow travellers...
by Garry Booth
9 Feb 2021, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dirty bikes for sale on ebay
Replies: 45
Views: 1878

Dirty bikes for sale on ebay

Bikes for sale on ebay are frequently very mucky yet still pricey. Why don't people give them a good clean before posting the ad? Am I just another grumpy old man - or am I missing something?
by Garry Booth
5 Jan 2021, 4:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Warmest Winter Gloves
Replies: 34
Views: 1465

Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Liner gloves work for me, especially as you can take them out when you warm up.
by Garry Booth
29 Nov 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh M Trax MTB bonded frame range
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Raleigh M Trax MTB bonded frame range

Thanks guys,for your sage advice. My summer road bike is a Vitus 979 and is why my eye was caught by the Trax. But as I would be planning trekking beyond my native Suffolk sustrans routes(!) maybe something more substantial is required. More substantial as well than my winter road bike, a Condor Fra...
by Garry Booth
29 Nov 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh M Trax MTB bonded frame range
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Raleigh M Trax MTB bonded frame range

Does any learned member have an opinion on the quality of the old Raleigh M Trax bikes that are a hybrid of Ti tubes and steel? Was it a gimmick or is it a decent frame? Eg for use as a laden trekking bike.
by Garry Booth
6 Nov 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Bike courier for unboxed bike

Does anyone know someone who would collect a bike and deliver it to me without it being boxed up? The reason is that I want to buy a bike on ebay that is collection only - and the seller won't box it up. It isn't a particularly valuable bike, circa £150.
by Garry Booth
7 Aug 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Regenerative braking

Is there a simple reason that e-bikes don't have regenerative braking? Possibly cost, complexity or even weight?
by Garry Booth
16 Jul 2020, 10:34am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Full suspension e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Full suspension e-bike

Thanks a lot for the input.
by Garry Booth
15 Jul 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Suspension seat post

Thud Buster certainly looks the job. And yes, I assume that job entails smoothing the road out - rather than gently bouncing you up and down!
by Garry Booth
15 Jul 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat post
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Suspension seat post

I'm looking into suspension seat posts for a friend with a fragile back who doesn't want a full suspension bike. Anyone know of a particularly good model? For context it is for a woman specific bike with riser bars.
by Garry Booth
15 Jul 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Full suspension e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Full suspension e-bike

Thanks for the comments re seat posts: I hadn't thought of that. Could be the way forward as it leaves the field open for choosing a bike.
by Garry Booth
14 Jul 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Full suspension e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Full suspension e-bike

I know that there are full suspension (ie front and rear) mtb type e-bikes, but does anyone make a full suspension women specific e-bike for the road? The reason is that the person in mind has a fragile back. Thanks.
by Garry Booth
29 Jun 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty 531 frame
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Rusty 531 frame

Des 49, I'll ask him for a pic. G
by Garry Booth
29 Jun 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty 531 frame
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Rusty 531 frame

A cautionary tale: my son bought a nice veteran touring bike (a well respected northern frame/bike make) a couple of years ago which he has had good use out of. Just recently he removed the bottle cage to see why it was rattling and discovered the frame had rusted thru around one of the two fittings...
by Garry Booth
3 Jun 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Unisex bike, men's saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Unisex bike, men's saddle

My partner ordered herself a Ridgeback Expedition from a well known independent bike shop in the North of England. She asked quite reasonably I thought if it could be fitted with an off the shelf women specific saddle, rather than the off the shelf men specific saddle. The shop said yes, but she wou...