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by scotsmanincumbria
30 Nov 2011, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar Bags on Drop Bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Bar Bags on Drop Bars

Hi

I am trying to fit my bar bag on to my Dawes audax and am having problems. I have the Klik-Fix system but the gear cables get in the way. Is there an adapter that I can use to extend the bar bag fitting to reach over the cable ?

Thanks in advance

George
by scotsmanincumbria
30 Nov 2011, 7:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifter Broken
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: Shifter Broken

Thanks for all the help and advice. I used GT85 on the lever all now working.

Thanks Again

George
by scotsmanincumbria
20 Nov 2011, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifter Broken
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: Shifter Broken

Thanks for all the replies/suggestions. I have got myself a can of GT85 and will give that a go. If it still doesn't work i have a 9spd cassette that I will fit and will get some new shifters and a new chain.

Thanks again
by scotsmanincumbria
15 Nov 2011, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifter Broken
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Shifter Broken

The rear shifter on my Dawes Audax Giro has stopped shifting. I have checked the cable and there is no problem with that. I took it into my local LBS who reckons that the shifter is broken and will need replaced - the shifter is Shimano RSX 8spd. He said the only option I have is the SORA shifters, ...
by scotsmanincumbria
14 Nov 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kamikaze squirrels
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: Kamikaze squirrels

As it is grey squirrels, just run them down - they are taking over and causing the death of the native Red Squirrel. :wink: - I'll take the tails if you do get any - I will use them for my fly tying, and also pass some on to members at the fly tying club
by scotsmanincumbria
29 Oct 2011, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Giro Audax
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Dawes Giro Audax

Plenty of space for mudguards and rack, appears to have a decent spread of gears, I would see no reason why it would not cope with a few days in the Lakes. Thanks eileithyia. I have now added front and rear racks just need to get a set of mudguards and them get some miles in with loaded panniers to...
by scotsmanincumbria
29 Oct 2011, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ascent ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2640

Re: ascent ?

I believe that it means there could be in the example you gave of 2000ft that there could be 20 hills of 100ft or 10 hills of 200ft. basic laymans terms but I hope this helps
by scotsmanincumbria
23 Oct 2011, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Giro Audax
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Dawes Giro Audax

I have just got the above bike for £40.00. It has all the braze ons for fron/rear racks and guards. Is this suitable for 4/5 day tours? I will be touring in the lake district.
by scotsmanincumbria
13 Oct 2011, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't families cycle together?
Replies: 61
Views: 5085

Re: Why don't families cycle together?

You should get your car insurance at Aviva. With twelve months for the price of ten, you could afford a kiddie trailer for your bike.. :D Aviva Insurance deals are not as cheap as they sound. I got a quote from them when renewing my car insurance they quoted me £752.00 which was 12 months for the p...
by scotsmanincumbria
17 Sep 2011, 9:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tour of Britain 2011
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Re: Tour of Britain 2011

I was a marshall at the stage start in Kendal - unfortunately this stage was cancelled due to the gale force winds - I got plenty of pictures here is a couple from the morning when they were registering for the days stage.
by scotsmanincumbria
3 Sep 2011, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Berghaus Tents
Replies: 10
Views: 6410

Re: Berghaus Tents

Being Berghaus branded shoudl be a mark of quality but I'd be nervous that Bergahus don't make tents... http://www.berghaus.com/en/homepage.html, and that these are exclusive to Blacks and Millets (the same company) and hence the RRP is likely fictional. (Same scam Halfords use on exclusive bikes a...
by scotsmanincumbria
16 Aug 2011, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bags
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Bags

My kids have them for their school PE kit they are known as either PE bags or Gym bags. They come in either Nylon or light cotton
by scotsmanincumbria
6 Aug 2011, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A to Z of castles
Replies: 64
Views: 4365

Re: A to Z of castles

There is a castle in Scotland that begins with the letter I - Inverlochy Castle, Nr Fort William
by scotsmanincumbria
1 Aug 2011, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low Rider racks
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Low Rider racks

Thanks for the replies.
The Tubus is out of my price range, I might try the Blackburn either that or forget about front panniers altogether and just stick to rear and a Bar bag.
by scotsmanincumbria
31 Jul 2011, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low Rider racks
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Low Rider racks

This may have been asked before, but I couldn't find anything. I have and oldish MTB that I have converted to make a tourer. It has no mounting bosses on the front fork (27mm Diameter) I was wondering if there is a low rider rack that I can get that would allow me to use the eyelet to fasten this on...