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by TrevA
9 Apr 2010, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a Mavic MA3 rim as durable as a mavic Open Pro?
Replies: 16
Views: 4436

Re: Is a Mavic MA3 rim as durable as a mavic Open Pro?

We have the silver MA3. It was put on as a replacement for a Campag Mexico 68 that didn't survive an encounter with a pothole. The Campag Mirage rear hub is 15 years old and the MA3 rim about 7 years old. Never had be be re-trued and still in almost daily use.
by TrevA
8 Apr 2010, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on cycling with a painful arm
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Advice on cycling with a painful arm

There's a guy who lives near me, who has only one arm and rides a normal road bike, except that it has only half a handlebar and both ergo levers on the same side, so it's certainly possible to ride an upright one armed.
by TrevA
8 Apr 2010, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Jacket Advice Please

I have one of the nylon-fronted jackets described above, it's made by Gibbsport. They still seem to have a shop in Manchester, might be worth a try.

Or it's the sort of thing that you might be able to get at the York Rally - probably in a lurid shade of purple/mauve :) .
by TrevA
6 Apr 2010, 10:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Riding without panniers
Replies: 41
Views: 2624

Re: Riding without panniers

I spent my non-riding time eating, drinking, watching TV and sleeping. Too tired to do much else. I'd agree about not taking energy drink powder. You could take Isostar tablets, but you can buy ready mixed energy drink such as Gatorade from most shops/petrol stations. Milk is a good recovery drink. ...
by TrevA
6 Apr 2010, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bristol tops list of bike-friendly cities?
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Bristol tops list of bike-friendly cities?

I live in Nottingham and if we're second, then some of the others must be awful. Whilst cyclepath provision is OK, there's no continuous route that crosses the city centre, either east to west or north to south. The paths on the Ring Road throw you back into the traffic at the most dangerous points ...
by TrevA
6 Apr 2010, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking Frame
Replies: 17
Views: 1765

Re: Creaking Frame

I've had various creaks on bikes i've owned. 1. Seat pin clamp was creaking in time with my pedalling. the saddle was moving slightly as i pedalled - I had to swap the 2 bolt seat pin for a single bolt one. 2. My B17 creaks at the nose, especially just after I've tightened it up - cured by a spot of...
by TrevA
6 Apr 2010, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nation Express - Bike space on Trains
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Nation Express - Bike space on Trains

Suffolk Coast isn't on the East Coast mainline. It's National Express East Anglia.
by TrevA
5 Apr 2010, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Audax
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: My first Audax

:D :D :D :D Well done, the Lincolnshire Wolds not hilly, not my experince of them! First time I rode in them was King's Lynn to Grantham (when there was hostel there) flat roads into headwind then the sting in the tail of climbing into the wolds! Welcome to the world of Audax and here's to many mor...
by TrevA
4 Apr 2010, 4:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tiverton - Wellington - Taunton concerns?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Tiverton - Wellington - Taunton concerns?

We did it in the opposite direction last year and it was very busy from Taunton to the Motorway turnoff, but OK after that. It was a Saturday afternoon, though. It was made worse by the fact that they had recently put down granite chippings on this stretch, but they'll be well worn in by now. We fol...
by TrevA
3 Apr 2010, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano 11 speed efficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: shimano 11 speed efficiency

My son uses Ultegra 10 speed on his cyclo-cross bikes (he has 2 matching ones). On muddy courses, these get covered in gloop/mud/dirt, but the indexing still works fine. I personally think that roadside fixability is over emphasised (sp??). I've not had any trouble with my 9 speed STI's, nor my wife...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Riding without panniers
Replies: 41
Views: 2624

Re: Riding without panniers

You could get 13 days of rain or no rain, it's that unpredictable. July usually brings thunderstorms, so you could potentially get quite wet. For the record, on our 19 day JOGLE ride from mid-May to early June, it rained on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th days and then never rained again, apart ...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Bike To Go For?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Which Bike To Go For?

I have a Ridgeback Panorama, which I bought to do JOGLE on and I'm very happy with it. We rode unsupported with 2 panniers each and the gears were low enough that I never had to walk up any hills. I did test ride a Super Galaxy and would have been equally happy to have had one of those, but the Ridg...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Brifters?
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Campagnolo Brifters?

No real idea, but campag 8 speed stuff is becoming quite rare. I reckon you might get at least £30 on Ebay.
by TrevA
31 Mar 2010, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Brifters?
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Campagnolo Brifters?

The top one is an 8 speed Avanti. I think the bottom one is an 8 speed Mirage.
by TrevA
31 Mar 2010, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)

I've never bought a bike from them, but bought lots of bits. Netherfield Bikehut are OK as is Chilwell. Thanks for the feedback. My mate will be happy to try Netherfield no doubt. Relatively convenient and a large store. Speaking of Netherfield I recently visited the nearby shop that once used to b...