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by tooley92
2 Mar 2008, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel removal on a bike with disk brakes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

When I bought my Trek 6500 disk a few years ago, the shop gave me two small plastic blocks that you can insert into the calipers to prevent the piston from moving when the wheels are out.
You should be able to source some from your LBS.
Regards, Mark.
by tooley92
28 Feb 2008, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 measurement please.
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Hi Mandy,

The parallel part of the rails on my B17 measures 70mm.

Hope this helps, Mark.
by tooley92
21 Jan 2008, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon or Claude Butler Regent?
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Hi jhs, I bought the wife a Dawes Horizon last year from Spa Cycles and she has been very happy with it so far, the only modification was to change the razor blade saddle for a Brooks B17s. You are correct that the Horizon has gearing that is well suited to loaded touring with a 28 inner chainring a...
by tooley92
15 Sep 2007, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end levers
Replies: 14
Views: 2670

Hi Pete75,
I run Shimano ultegra 8speed bar end shifters on my Harry Quinn touring bike and have been very happy with them, the shifts seem a bit slower but it's probably due to the extra cable length.
I have not had any experience with DiaCompe gears but their brakes are good quality.
by tooley92
5 Aug 2007, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How do you Prefer Your Hills?
Replies: 56
Views: 6941

The infamous Rosedale Chimney used to be on one of my training routes many years ago (I lived in Pickering), the worst bit was trying to keep the front wheel on the road on the left hand hairpin, however I always found the straight after the hairpin the worst - legs burning by now. The descent into ...
by tooley92
30 Jul 2007, 9:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New bike time...
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Glad to hear that you are getting into touring.
I have recently bought a Dawes Horizon for the wife and its great - buy it from spa cycles and it will only cost you £360 which will leave enough cash for panniers and other essentials. :D