Search found 42 matches

by indy
4 Mar 2012, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: 2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance

Well for the more observant of you I was here about 18 months ago asking about retrofitting brake shifters to my 1993ish Dawes Super Galaxy. Well about 6 months ago it was stolen..... I'm still in mourning :( I had many thousands of miles on it till about 2005 when I stopped due touring due to other...
by indy
27 Feb 2012, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Starting to tour
Replies: 32
Views: 2014

Starting to tour

I seem to have 1001 questions I want to ask about Cycle Touring but feel that posting multiple questions here every time I have questions would be unfair on other forum members. I've spent the last week or so trawling all the usual internet resources i.e. Google, YouTube etc but can't seem to find a...
by indy
26 Feb 2012, 9:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: bivvy bag on a bike
Replies: 14
Views: 5405

Re: bivvy bag on a bike

I borrowed a Terra Nova Jupiter bivy last Autumn for 3 nights use and it was a crackingly good bivy bag.
Highly recommended.

I was told to put the mat on the outside of the bivy so as to protect the bivy groundsheet which is a lot more expensive than the mat.
by indy
26 Feb 2012, 9:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: first wild camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: first wild camp

iviehoff wrote:Personally I wouldn't try stealth camping until I'd first got used to (1) camping and then (2) legal wild camping without the stealth requirement.

I think thats great advice.
by indy
26 Feb 2012, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: 2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance

£1190: http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b1s21p2420 Despite them not being the best price it was my first port of call as they seem to have got a lot of good feedback on this site BUT after placing an order for the correct size got through to the inputting of my credit card details and...
by indy
26 Feb 2012, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

2011 Ultra Galaxy clearance

Have I missed it???? Anyone know if there is a dealer out there anywhere that has a 58cm Dawes 2011 Ultra Galaxy for around £1000 mark? Loads of places are advertising between £950 and £1100 but on checking all thats left is the 43cm :( The 2012 model is a bit rich for me beside I prefer the 2011 co...
by indy
26 Feb 2012, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Grand Tourer prt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: New Grand Tourer prt 2

Do you or come to think of it anyone else know how practical it is from a cost perspective to retro fit hydraulic disc brakes to a new (2012) Ultra Galaxy? Also it would be good if anyone with any fundamental dislike of disc brakes could say why i.e. the disadvantages. Obviously there the fixing of ...
by indy
25 Feb 2012, 9:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Grand Tourer prt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 924

New Grand Tourer prt 2

I've noticed in my search for a tourer than very few..... errrr none use disk brakes. Is there any particular reason for that? Is there a general consensus on peddles... clip-in or standard for a tourer? The other thing I looking into and getting a bit muddled about is lighting does anyone have any ...
by indy
23 Feb 2012, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Grand Tourer
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

New Grand Tourer

Am wondering what the best way of going about finding and buying a new Grand Tourer in the mould of say the Dawes Super Galaxy is. Have spent the last couple of days using Google to see what other makes and option I have but I've pretty much drawn a blank other than super expensive one-offs and the ...
by indy
18 Jul 2010, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike advice
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Bike advice

I am thinking of selling my road race bike and fixed wheel and buying a good tourer for commuting to work, training and touring. I am 6'3" so need a big frame, any advice on which models to look out for? Ideally i would like a good secondhand bargain but may be able to buy a new one if the pri...
by indy
18 Jul 2010, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Super Galaxy MOT
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Dawes Super Galaxy MOT

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated! :) Indy..... Any advice appreciated? You wont like this advice, but its good advice..... 1 You dont know enough to buy parts. Parts have to be compatible. 2 If the budget is tight, ditch the new levers....about £100 and up a pair. 3 If you want a skill...
by indy
17 Jul 2010, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Super Galaxy MOT
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Dawes Super Galaxy MOT

I have a Dawes Super Galaxy which I bought new in about 1994. It was regularly and WELL used up until 3 or so years ago. I'm looking to get back with it so to speak BUT..... a number of parts need replacing along with damn good service. I currently have bar end shifters which I'd like to replace wit...