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by robgul
23 Jun 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Rack Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Topeak Rack Measurement

Hi All, I'm looking for a quick measurement of the distance between the mounts on either of these two racks. If you could spare a few minutes to give me a quick measurement, that'd be great, thanks! https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/916-uni-explorer-(non-disc) h...
by robgul
23 Jun 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

John1054 wrote:Have to say, that seeing the photos, I would buy a more suitable rack, as suggested above.


Agreed - I'd throw the existing rack away .... looks absolutely useless with any bag likely to to catch the mudguard or tyre. A basic Madison M Part rack for about £25 would be just fine.

Rob
by robgul
23 Jun 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

The Classics have two hooks that go on the top rail (with various inserts supplied for different diameter tubes) and then a "swinging clip" that moves on an adjustable radial rail and simply sits behind the "leg" of the rack to stop the bag swinging out away from the wheel. I hav...
by robgul
18 Jun 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD : Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm

Howick410 wrote:Hi Rob
Good looking bike, and I am interested. Are the Mavic MA2 rims in good condition, and what spoke count are they?


Yes - they're 36 hole. Simplest is to PM me if interested.

Rob
by robgul
17 Jun 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2572

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

You have to be VERY careful about this sort of thing. If you had an accident and were seriously injured - perhaps by the transfer bus - and you weren't wearing a helmet although you were told (I don't think 'please' removes the implied obligation one iota) - BF would have a very strong case for mak...
by robgul
17 Jun 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2572

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

We crossed Portsmouth-Caen on 4 June and returned on 14 June on the late-night/overnight ferries with bikes ... no issues at all. Yes they ask you to walk up/down the ramps and that makes absolute sense - and especially on the ship's ramps and decks which can be very slippery - they are just steel s...
by robgul
16 Jun 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice under-saddle bag (3 off)
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Carradice under-saddle bag (3 off)

I have for sale 3 off Carradice Carradura Super Midi Saddlepack - Black/Grey - 2.1-2.4 Litre - under-saddle, expandable bag - takes a couple of tubes, basic tools and a few other bits. In excellent condition. Only selling as I have bought a slightly larger Ortlieb bag and a separate saddle-mount for...
by robgul
16 Jun 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: C2W new Guidlines

My understandng at the moment is that "FCA approved" is the key to it all with the provider service having to be in effect a licensed credit broker - AFAIK CycleScheme/Cycle2Work and Halfords are not - in order to supply bikes over the current £1,000 voucher value. Rob Halfords were prett...
by robgul
15 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: C2W new Guidlines

We've had a quite a bit of stuff come into the shop's email on this subject in the last few days - although I've been away and haven't yet got fully up to speed with it. My understandng at the moment is that "FCA approved" is the key to it all with the provider service having to be in effe...
by robgul
3 Jun 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier racks for 27.5+ boost spacing MTB
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Pannier racks for 27.5+ boost spacing MTB

I'd be surprised if a bog standard rack didn't work - I've fitted loads, together with mudguards, to this electric bike in my shop - it has fat tyres and disc brakes. The rack and guards need just a slight modification with the mounting bolts to clear the callipers on the nearside. https://www.rouxb...
by robgul
2 Jun 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Finding new transfers / decals for my James Harrison
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Finding new transfers / decals for my James Harrison

Try http://www.hlloydcycles.com - but website doesn't always load - or https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/ - ditto - or https://www.facebook.com/hlloydcycles/ The original business (Nick Lloyd) was taken over by someone in Loughton, Essex 3 or 4 years ago - dunno if it's still going. Nick was THE ...
by robgul
1 Jun 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mavis's Land's End to John O'Groats (Garmin help please?)
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Mavis's Land's End to John O'Groats (Garmin help please?)

Sorry to disappoint but at least one female older than 81 has ridden the ride - the details are somewhere in one of the journals at www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk (and IIRC the male record is about 95)

Rob
by robgul
27 May 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD : Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm
Replies: 5
Views: 670

SOLD : Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm

Dawes Audax Giro 600 - size 57cm (axle - seat clamp) One of the last Dawes bikes with the frame actually built in the UK - mid 1990s. I bought the machine from an enthusiast about 8 years ago and loved riding every mile on it. It's in very good condition and just serviced at the LBS. Reynolds 531 Co...
by robgul
25 May 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 1474

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Towbar mounted carriers are a definite step up from strap-on racks in general. In a big way,I've seen some real accidents waiting to happen on the motorways and one that actually did,not a pretty sight :shock: Yep - and with more and more cars having plastic spoilers over the rear window you can st...