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by chesterpete
30 Sep 2013, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My Mercian nightmare continues
Replies: 121
Views: 10325

Re: My Mercian nightmare continues

Some people are a little sensitive. I went into my local shop, saw a bike I liked the look of and asked the assistant if I could look at the Trek Domane (I prounounced it "Domain"). The guy said "Actually it's pronounced "Doh-Mar-Nay". I didn't storm out of the shop, I ende...
by chesterpete
12 Jul 2013, 3:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Brittany ferries

I changed my return date last year by visiting their office in St Malo and they charged me 10 Euros.
by chesterpete
11 Jul 2013, 10:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Normandy

Im going next week, I'll get back to you. :)
by chesterpete
10 Jul 2013, 9:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front wheel lifting on hills
Replies: 49
Views: 1971

Re: Front wheel lifting on hills

The best way to avoid the problem is to avoid steep hills. Works for me :D
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2013, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prudential London Bike Ride
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Prudential London Bike Ride

You should have, or be getting shortly, an email from the organisers about this. They have identified several car parks with special day rates (the email gives height restrictions - if any). The route is then signed to the start.
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2013, 9:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6840

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

bobjones wrote:For information: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111057430285? ... 1438.l2649

Admittedly not directly comparable...after all it was just a frame.



Good grief!! :shock:
by chesterpete
26 Jun 2013, 8:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: £1 camping offer
Replies: 5
Views: 3997

Re: £1 camping offer

Thats a fine offer if you don't mind camping with a load of Sun readers :)
by chesterpete
22 Jun 2013, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Indexing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Indexing problem

Thanks again for the knowledgeable answers - you really are a helpful bunch :D

I'm going to change the cable tomorrow if I get chance (long ride planned, no doubt swearing at my gears most of the way).

I'll let you know how I get on.
by chesterpete
22 Jun 2013, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Indexing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Indexing problem

Thanks guys - I'll look into all those things.

i'm indexing because I was having trouble moving up from my lowest gears - it just seems worse now.

Its the original factory outer cable, so I guess that rules out the short outer possibility.

The search goes on......
by chesterpete
22 Jun 2013, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Indexing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Indexing problem

hi, I hope someone can help. Im indexing my gears (Tricross, triple, 9 speed). I put the chain in the middle chainring. Put it in the highest gear, turn in the adjuster, click one gear up and back off the adjuster until it changes up - normal indexing. Its then fine in the first 6 gears but then fou...
by chesterpete
17 Apr 2013, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some touring advice needed
Replies: 53
Views: 4974

Re: Some touring advice needed

No French campsite ever, under any circumstances, supplies toilet roll. Take one roll, per week, per person. You can of course buy them in supermarkets but only in packs of ten. DAHIKT. Not strictly true. I spent 3 weeks in France last year and only needed my own loo roll (wet wipes) on a couple of...
by chesterpete
23 Oct 2012, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favorite National Park
Replies: 24
Views: 3948

Re: Favorite National Park

PaulCumbria wrote:Lake District. Amazing scenery, challenging hills (with magnificent descents), plenty of cake stops, bike-friendly boat trips.


Seconded. The Lake District has everything.
by chesterpete
22 Sep 2012, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is frame size that important?
Replies: 40
Views: 2304

Re: is frame size that important?

mig wrote:is the handlebar stem on the smaller frame now very long though? that can alter the steering feel.


Thanks chaps. In answer to the question - it has an adjustable stem (although i'm not a great fan tbh) - and the std stem will raise the bars sufficiently.
by chesterpete
22 Sep 2012, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is frame size that important?
Replies: 40
Views: 2304

is frame size that important?

My other half recently bought a rather nice Dawes Nomad and shes not getting on with it. I quite like it so am thinking of taking it on. The thing is the frame is 18 inch (46cm) and my other bikes have 54cm frames. I can set the Dawes up so that seat height, reach etc match my current bikes and the ...
by chesterpete
12 Aug 2012, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tourer wanted for short person. Tricross? Islabike?
Replies: 62
Views: 9636

Re: Tourer wanted for short person. Tricross? Islabike?

A Tricross isnt a tourer, dont waste your money on it unless you want to tour lightweight. I toured on mine, including Spain to the UK because its my commuter and I cant afford another bike. The supplied rear wheel isnt strong enough to cope with a load on the back (you dont want broken spokes)The ...