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by bikes4two
9 Feb 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Thanks once again for all the inputs. Brucey - you mention that you've seen this type of failure in Dawes Galaxy before - out of interest, is this in frames built in the UK or after construction went overseas (or both)? My frame is now 30yrs old (of which I have had it 10yrs and no idea on previous ...
by bikes4two
7 Feb 2019, 4:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

1. Thank you all for your views and I now have a better understanding of the possible routes forward. 2. I am I think, the 3rd owner of the bike, so no possibility of a lifetime warranty claim. 3. The two frame repairers linked to are many miles from me down here in the Portsmouth area, but they ser...
by bikes4two
6 Feb 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

My trusty Dawes Galaxy (circa 1989) has suffered a seat stay fracture just below where the stay is brazed onto the down tube/top tube lug. Is this sort of problem fixable and if so, what is the technique to be used i.e. brazing.welding (and what type of welding)? And is this work within the scope of...
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

hi @fastpedaller, Yes, set to cycling mode - as you can see in the pic, the plot takes one down footpaths - argh!
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - plotaroute looks particularly interest and I've created an account.

I'll also take a look a cycle.travel and bikehike too (but a guy can only take so much of this tech stuff in, in one go!).
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ultra-endurance
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: ultra-endurance

Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed reading it all - what an achievement too - 235/day average is awesome in my view.
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Mapometer - what else is there?

I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some ...
by bikes4two
20 Oct 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 28
Views: 5923

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

Whether M or M+, it's pretty likely that a puncture will happen sometime. I've not used the M but did use the M+ which were horribly tight on my wheels and as such I genuinely feared getting a road-side puncture and NOT being either get the tyre off in the first instance or not being able to get it ...
by bikes4two
20 Oct 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)

Despite much googling over the past few days, I had not seen the Conti Contact Speed and for a moment I thought I'd have to buy Marathon (who do a 32-559 version but are somewhat wighty). So thanks very much @Brucey for the heads up and Mr Postie will be delivering a pair soon (Reflective version fr...
by bikes4two
19 Oct 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)

Thieseare Gumwall/Skinwall tyres and my good lady's touring bike has had them for a while but they now need replacing. SJS seem the ONLY source at £35 each which seems a bit steep. Does anyone know of an alternative and cheaper source or indeed an alternative skinwll/gumwall tyre (must be 32-559) Ma...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2018, 12:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gas Shortage Mentioned, Will Have To Cut Back Soon
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Gas Shortage Mentioned, Will Have To Cut Back Soon

I understand the shortage will be met by some big industrial consumers being required to reduce their consumption: the interruptible tariff system. Bad for industrial production but protects the domestic consumer from shortages, but not eventual price rises. It's a long time ago that I worked in th...
by bikes4two
18 Nov 2017, 1:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 7423

Re: Taken the plunge.

What an interesting thread - I'm a theoretical fan of ebikes (in that as yet I'm not considering getting one but the knees are starting to tell a different story :shock: ) - hopefully before I do need one, the situation of power vs legal limits etc will be more settled. Youtube and searching 'bafang...
by bikes4two
17 Nov 2017, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query

Thanks all very much - a new lever EC-CH428 it is then - not easily found in stock but have one on it's way from Fawkes Cycles for £21 inc P&P. :D
by bikes4two
16 Nov 2017, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query

>The gear shift paddle broke today (Record 10sp carbon circa some 7yrs old or more) > Apart from brake blocks I've never had to get anything Campag specific for this particular bike and knowing that there are many combinations of 'stuff' I'm at a loss to where to begin to find a spare part, so some ...
by bikes4two
4 Nov 2017, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will Royal Mail ever consider using Cargo bikes or even E-Cargo Bikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2709

Re: Will Royal Mail ever consider using Cargo bikes or even E-Cargo Bikes?

gaz wrote:
John_S wrote:So perhaps that was at least some of the reasoning behind the Royal Mail ditching bikes for deliveries.

You might like this guide to the reasoning behind the decision.


:P :P :P :P :P :P
That link is definitely worth a read - it made I chuckle!