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by TrevA
14 Aug 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Cycle Route Planning

Jdsk wrote:i haven't compared enough to recommend one over others, but have a look at CycleStreets:
https://www.cyclestreets.net

Jonathan


I’ve used cyclestreets and found that it has a tendency to dive for the nearest NCN, which is all very well but it’s not always the most direct route.
by TrevA
10 Aug 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 8701

Re: Dog trailers

Our dog is a Havanese, she only weighs about 2 kilos at the moment and fully grown will only be about 7-8kg. The trailer is rated up to 25kg. She’s only been in it twice but copes well with it. She is a bit bothered by traffic noise - we went on one cyclepath next to a busy road, but on quiet countr...
by TrevA
9 Aug 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 8701

Re: Dog trailers

Reviving an old thread as we have just bought a DoggyRide Mini trailer. We visited the Inner Wolf shop, which is just south of Leicester (thankfully outside the lockdown zone). They have a full size DoggyRide trailer set up and attached to a bike, outside the shop. They set up the Mini for us inside...
by TrevA
8 Aug 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 150,000miles?
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: 150,000miles?

I reckon I’m on 185,000 and counting. I’ve been riding for 46 years, so that’s only between 3,000 and 4,000 a year on average. In my racing days, I was doing 8,000 a year. I had a few lean years, when I was ferrying my son around the country, taking him racing, but I’ve averaged 5-6,000 miles for th...
by TrevA
8 Aug 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Milan San Remo 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Milan San Remo 2020

On Eurosport at the moment. 40k to go.
by TrevA
3 Aug 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bike trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Folding bike trailer

I think most bike trailers fold down. We’ve just bought a DoggyRide Mini trailer for our dog. The wheels and tow bar come off and it folds down but is still about 8 inches high when folded.
by TrevA
2 Aug 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar
Replies: 19
Views: 4313

Re: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar

I recently bought A Varia 510 and have been using it about a month. It works very well, picks up cars at 150m distance, before you can hear them approaching, and lets you know how many cars, how far behind and how fast they are approaching you. As well as pairing it to my Garmin, I’ve paired it to m...
by TrevA
1 Aug 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do (major) bike shops still fit a new groupset ?
Replies: 20
Views: 851

Re: Do (major) bike shops still fit a new groupset ?

De Sisti wrote:
TrevA wrote:You can fit pretty much the whole groupset using just a set of Allen keys.

You can't fit a headset on from scratch with a set of allen keys.


Headsets are not included in most groupsets.
by TrevA
31 Jul 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do (major) bike shops still fit a new groupset ?
Replies: 20
Views: 851

Re: Do (major) bike shops still fit a new groupset ?

You can fit pretty much the whole groupset using just a set of Allen keys. You’ll need tools for the bottom bracket, cassette and chain, plus wire cutters for the cables, but it’s not difficult to do it yourself. These tools are useful to have anyway. LBS is likely to charge you top dollar for the g...
by TrevA
29 Jul 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First road bike dilemmas
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: First road bike dilemmas

I also have a Caad 8 - I’m 6’ 2” and I ride a 54cm, which is a bit on the small side, but I was given it by my son in law. The front was a bit low but I’ve flipped the stem. I’ve also fitted a longer 13cm stem, as I found it a bit short in the top tube. Photo of mine enclosed, set up for me. I ride ...
by TrevA
29 Jul 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: Garmin Connect - ransomware victim?

Syd wrote:Like others I still have the maintenance banner but my 1030 synced through without issue when I was walking to my office this morning.


Same here. I’m still getting the banner, but both yesterday’s and today’s ride have uploaded to Garmin Connect via my IPhone ok.
by TrevA
29 Jul 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?
Replies: 38
Views: 1471

Re: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?

I’d suggest a touring bike. Something like a Dawes Galaxy. They are built to take extra weight through people carrying luggage when touring. I’m 115kg, have been as heavy as 120+ and I’ve toured with probably 20kg of luggage on my old Ridgeback Panorama and would have no qualms about doing so again ...
by TrevA
24 Jul 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?
Replies: 25
Views: 1360

Re: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?

Been to the C&MC site at Sandringham, also in my Campervan. The site is fully open but there’s a limit of 2 in at a time for the toilet block. Every other shower, washroom and toilet cubicle is closed off and the urinals are not in use. The system doesn’t work that well. You can have 2 people ta...
by TrevA
23 Jul 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

You don’t mention budget or preferred material but a Spa Cycles Audax frame has clearance for 28mm tyres with mudguards. It’s a steel frame and costs £365:

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m11b0s143p2 ... -and-Forks