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by bikes4two
4 Aug 2011, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem dilema-26" v 700c and steel frame
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Tandem dilema-26" v 700c and steel frame

There's loads of s/h 700c tradditional steel machines around. Have a look in the Tandem Club classfied ads (on line and in the rag) and you'll come up with something. You regularly see nice kit (Longstaff etc) for sale there at reasonable money. Not at the frame size I need there isn't. I am readin...
by bikes4two
3 Aug 2011, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem dilema-26" v 700c and steel frame
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Tandem dilema-26" v 700c and steel frame

The good lady and I are looking for our 2nd tandem - is this n+1 or n+(1+1)? Anyway, we set out looking for the 2nd machine as a 'nifty day rider' and to meet certain criteria (in no particular order): 1. traditional frame design i.e. straight but sloping top tube and a marathon tube and about or un...
by bikes4two
3 Aug 2011, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes KaraKum Ladies Version- good idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

Re: Dawes KaraKum Ladies Version- good idea?

This bike seems not to be liked much. My wife has one and we've done two short cycle camping tours in France totalling just a few hundreds of miles. In that time none of the issues previously discussed were experienced but then again 35mph wasn't something we do very often. I think it would be fare ...
by bikes4two
2 Aug 2011, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Upload images-can't figure it
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Upload images-can't figure it

I know I'm going to be embarassed wehn the answer appears but I've looked at the FAQs and pressed all sorts of buttons, but I cannot figure out how to upload images to postings - just how the heck is it done? I guess it's something to do with the BB Code and the {img} tag, but how's it done? It can'...
by bikes4two
2 Aug 2011, 11:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reviving Carradice Saddlebag
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Reviving Carradice Saddlebag

OK Pete75, thanks for that and I've dropped them a line and await a response. I know they sell their own wax dressing etc., but I was interested to see what others might do. As you know, forum members are very inventive so I look forward to hearing more.
by bikes4two
2 Aug 2011, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reviving Carradice Saddlebag
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Reviving Carradice Saddlebag

I've just got my first Carradice - an old Nelson longflap. I know some relish the old look in their saddlebags, but I would like to revive mine a little, so what are good ways to restore a bit more 'blackness' to the cotton duck and is there some way of cleaning the light grey straps? I've got a tin...
by bikes4two
28 Jul 2011, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Maintenance stand
Replies: 45
Views: 2880

Re: Bike Maintenance stand

I assembled mine in about 5 mins this evening. Now, I've never owned a bike maint stand before so I can't make comparisons. I've never been inclined to part with 100 quid for such a luxury but for 30 quid this stand is just fine and certainly beats the hell out of my loop of rope dangling from the s...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2011, 11:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Air Mattress
Replies: 26
Views: 2487

Re: Best Air Mattress

I was a Thermarest person until (a) I started to suffer discomfort when sleeping and (b) until I borrowed a EXPED Synmat 7, with integrated pump (about 650gms compared to the Thermarest 440gms). I now have a Synmat 7 and I'm much more comfortable and warmer - Thermarest is going on eBay soon! Whilst...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2011, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?

1999. Thanks Horizon - a fountain of knowledge as usual! The ebay advert is now listed correctly and the bike concerned is in 653 tubing. Any views on this tubing versus the current model's Aluminium tube-set? The ebay advert has a 'buy-it-now' price of 550 GBP - seems too much to me: what say you/...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2011, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?

This Galaxy in Yorkshire looks as if it might be small enough if you used an ordinary seat post. Worth enquiring, perhaps? Small world isn't it? I posted that link on the Bikes for Sale forum yesterday, and yes, would do me nicely, but fuel costs from Hampshire to W Yorkshire negate the good price....
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2011, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Dawes Double Edge: Steel to Aluminium?

I'm looking for a steel tandem with a rear 18" frame and drops - there aren't too many around. A Dawes tandem has just (incorrectly) been listed on eBay as a Galaxy, but it's a Double Edge - it looks like it's made from steel though - anyone any idea if this is possible, and if so, when did Daw...
by bikes4two
21 Jul 2011, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which cycle sat nav?
Replies: 72
Views: 12367

Re: Which cycle sat nav?

I use a Garmin GPSMap 60 series because it uses disposable AA batteries, therefore I don't need to worry about taking a charger and finding a mains source. I got my GPSMap for 100 GBP off eBay complete with road maps for GB and Europe. It's a rugged device and has been through many a rain storm and ...
by bikes4two
21 Jul 2011, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nice airport France - hidden bike bag - does anyone want it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Nice airport France - hidden bike bag - does anyone want

I was with ManyBikes on this trip - as was said, going through Monte Carlo was hell - screaming traffic in tunnels everywhere. To be fair though we were only 'cut up' once - by a British plated Range Rover! Anyway, we met another couple who had bypassed Monte Carlo by taking a more alpine route to t...
by bikes4two
20 Jul 2011, 11:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aldi - heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Aldi - heads up

cadseen wrote:Cheers,
I avoid things with batterys, wireless will have 2 batteries :roll:


Hope you never need a pace-maker then :o
by bikes4two
25 Jun 2011, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tips for securing panniers to bike rack to prevent theft?
Replies: 12
Views: 4573

Re: Tips for securing panniers to bike rack to prevent theft

I've toured in France three times in the last couple of years and not had any problems because I'm careful about where I leave the bike i.e. mostly rural/small towns - in fact, never cities. Anyway, the passport, tickets, camera etc are in a barbag which I always take with me. I cover the (Altura) p...