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by TrevA
3 Nov 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike

One thing to consider if buying a Spa touring frame, is that it doesn’t come set up for canti brakes. You’ll need to buy front and rear cable hangers if using cantis as it’s designed for vee brakes. Not really an issue, as Spa sell a Surly rear hanger that fits on the seat bolt for about a tenner. I...
by TrevA
2 Nov 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike

The disc brake version of the Decathlon Triban 500, £529 with Sora groupset. I have the rim braked Triban 520 with Sora groupset and it’s my main winter bike and was my commuter before I retired. The rim brake version will only take 28mm tyres with guards, but the disc version should be fine with sl...
by TrevA
1 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: replaceable battery
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: replaceable battery

There are helmets that have Bluetooth speakers built into them - I think Coros and Lumos, but have no idea if the batteries are replaceable. I would have thought that they are rechargeable via a USB port.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/12/han ... elmet.html
by TrevA
31 Oct 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1878

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

The Tissington and High Peak Trails are pretty flat and can be combined with a bit of B road to make a circuit, though it does mean a bit of climbing to get back onto the Tissington trail at Tissington village. Start from Tissington or Ashbourne then follow the Tissington trail to Parsley Hay (Cafe ...
by TrevA
27 Oct 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

I’m on my second pair of Tahoes in about 9 years. I had a pair of a Sonomas before that. Great shoes, I ride them with toe clips so can’t comment on the SPD element of them. Plenty stiff enough but comfortable for walking too.
by TrevA
26 Oct 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on a hit and run accident.
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Advice on a hit and run accident.

My son made a successful claim through the MIB a few years ago. He was knocked off from behind by a driver who stopped to see if he was OK (he wasn’t) but then drove off without giving any details. There were several witnesses who took down the reg no of the cedar, but the car or the driver couldn’t...
by TrevA
21 Oct 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 32
Views: 1164

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

I have actually bought 3 bikes on the C2W scheme, when I was at work. They were all the best part of £1000. I saved around £250 on each one. The repayments on £1000 spread over 12 months is £83.33 per month. Taking the tax into account, the actual amount paid out was around £55 per month which adds ...
by TrevA
20 Oct 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Road cycling routes from London (South) + finding House to hire

I would try and book an AirBnB. Wembley is north London so would be easier to travel to from north of the capital. There is interesting countryside around London wherever you choose. South of London is the North and South Downs, NW of London are the Chilterns. These are all hilly areas with interest...
by TrevA
16 Oct 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18956

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Yes, Glyneath LC rings a bell. It would have been the 2005 Nationals. My lad finished 5th, I think. He did a 56 and his previous PB was a 1.03. Alex Dowsett won.
by TrevA
15 Oct 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18956

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Spinners wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.


No, the uphill bit is to get from the HQ to the start. My son rode the National Junior 25 Champs on the R25/3. He beat his previous 25 PB by 7 minutes.
by TrevA
14 Oct 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Winter or summer, which is worse?
Replies: 29
Views: 1755

Re: Winter or summer, which is worse?

There are still some nice days at this time of year, despite the seemingly incessant rain. You have to pick your days to cycle. It’s looking good for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as well as the weekend this week. Yesterday and today have been a washout. It is getting colder too. The worse time is af...
by TrevA
14 Oct 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after prostate cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Cycling after prostate cancer

I had a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) a couple of years ago - not for Cancer, my enlarged prostate was benign. I returned to cycling about 4 weeks after the operation and spent the winter building my fitness back with steady rides. By spring, I was completely back to full fitness an...
by TrevA
11 Oct 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What helmet cam?
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: What helmet cam?

I have the Cycliq 12 combined light and camera mounted on the bars (and a rear mounted Cycliq 6). Nothing else touches them for battery life. They will both run for 6 hours in camera mode. Not cheap but then you don’t need separate lights.

No discernible rattle with either camera.
by TrevA
9 Oct 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for commuting
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Help for commuting

It all depends on how hot and sweaty you get. I used to commute 5 miles to work but would work up a healthy sweat, so I wore cycling clothes and got changed when I got there. Yes, I could have ridden slower (much slower!), but that would have taken an extra 10 minutes and I can get changed in less t...
by TrevA
7 Oct 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 32
Views: 1164

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

The C2W scheme is flawed in several ways. It should be available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether your employer has signed up for it. It’s not available to those who don’t work. I’ve retired, I still pay tax and I’m riding my bike more than ever I did whilst I was at work, so why can’t I enjo...