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by chesterpete
12 Aug 2012, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tourer wanted for short person. Tricross? Islabike?
Replies: 62
Views: 9638

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 ...
by chesterpete
12 Aug 2012, 6:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Way of the Roses
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Way of the Roses

Congratulations. That might be next years mini tour for me. Is the route now well signed?
by chesterpete
24 Jul 2012, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hay on Wye - mini tour video
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Hay on Wye - mini tour video

Hi
Just got back from a short 4 day tour from Shrewsbury to Bucknell to Hay on Wye to Ludlow and back to Shrewsbury. 148 miles tound trip - highly recommended.

Heres a short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp0DGAYC ... ture=share

:)
by chesterpete
12 Jul 2012, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holyhead to Chester
Replies: 3
Views: 4591

Re: Holyhead to Chester

I agree - route 5 is the way to go. :D
by chesterpete
2 Jul 2012, 2:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What bike to take on the ferry?
Replies: 20
Views: 6117

Re: What bike to take on the ferry?

I recently completed Portsmouth - St Malo return with Brittany Ferries and was left to my own devices both ways. The crew in the hold seemed fairly courteous throughout.
by chesterpete
30 Jun 2012, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6632

Re: P17 ROY the elbow clipper - my sweet revenge

Death to all Roys!
by chesterpete
29 Jun 2012, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Flat Pedal for road bike.....too much choice!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Which Flat Pedal for road bike.....too much choice!!

bigjim wrote:I've had a pair of these for 4 years now. Must go and get another set, they are cheaper than 4 years ago.
http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Bicycle-Pedal/Pr348746000


Thanks, just ordered a pair. :)
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2012, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a budget touring bike
Replies: 27
Views: 11480

Re: Buying a budget touring bike

As a suggestion i'd try a few different bikes and look to get a good second hand one. I've just bought a Dawes Kara Kum on Ebay for £155. It's 10 years old but has been looked after. Seems to have had a new chain recently and came complete with original front and rear racks, pump and set of Cateye ...
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2012, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heads up for bargain B17
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Heads up for bargain B17

Nice work. :D
by chesterpete
28 Jun 2012, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I want a new bike...UPDATE
Replies: 69
Views: 7270

Re: I want a new bike...

Carl. Have you looked at the Specialized tricross? This years model comes with disc brakes - I have a 2010 model and have used it for touring a few times on all sorts of terrain - and can't rate it highly enough. No suspension forks, but as others have asked, do you really need them.
by chesterpete
26 Jun 2012, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Traffic Wardens....
Replies: 12
Views: 4994

Re: Traffic Wardens....

I live in a conservation area of a small market town. We see traffic wardens at most once or twice a week. As a result motorists park all over the place to visit shops, (with their 'park anywhere' lights flashing of course). I rejoice when I see the wardens, hoping they will get some good revenue f...
by chesterpete
21 Jun 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: North Wales Cycle route
Replies: 4
Views: 3090

Re: North Wales Cycle route

I rode it at the end of last year and once i got to Talacre it was road riding all the way to Connah's Quay I'm afraid.
by chesterpete
20 Jun 2012, 4:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle June/July
Replies: 2
Views: 11897

Cycle June/July

Has anyone received the June/July copy of the magazine yet? I'm not sure if mine has got lost in the post.

Thanks