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by Tandem Man
3 Oct 2010, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: broken spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: broken spokes

I had a Brompton rear wheel rebuilt by Ellis Briggs Cycles in Shipley a couple of years back as the original spokes kept breaking and Brompton provided some replacement spokes FOC.

No problem since.

http://www.ellisbriggscycles.co.uk/

Ian
by Tandem Man
22 Sep 2010, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 605
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Garmin 605

Thanks for all your help, i will try the garmin forum. Tried to reduce the waypoints to a minimum (22) still no change. How do i turn the auto re routing off?, can't seem to find out how to do that. God this is doing my head in!!!!! I would give Garmin a ring. Their techs are quite good and it is a...
by Tandem Man
22 Sep 2010, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 605
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Garmin 605

Just a thought as I don't have a Garmin 605.

Can you only enter a specified number of waypoints which you exceed at about 50 miles so it directs you directly back to the start.

Ian
by Tandem Man
28 Aug 2010, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... of a cyclist-friendly cafe stop in Easingwold?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: ... of a cyclist-friendly cafe stop in Easingwold?

The one York CTC often use is Restaurant 21, which oddly enough, is a damn fine cafe in an old peoples home! The link is here, but they close at 3.30pm on Sunday We have used this and very splendid it was too,bit tricky to find though. There was someone in the town giving out fliers or we would nev...
by Tandem Man
27 Aug 2010, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soggy Seal Skinz
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Soggy Seal Skinz

I find that the elastic round the top doesn't last very long.

I have had two pairs and the elastic has become virtually useless in a very short time compared to the rest of the sock which seems to wear quite well.

Ian
by Tandem Man
21 Aug 2010, 3:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: SKS Germany Mudguard Fitting Instructions
Replies: 36
Views: 115175

Re: SKS Germany Mudguard Fitting Instructions

Quite with you there old chap. The instructions to assemble/build/install most things are usually dire in the extreme. I bought a computer printer yesterday,two hours to get it set up,two hours!! Another pet hate is receiving instruction books in umpteen languages ( step foward Sony ) and then immed...
by Tandem Man
12 Aug 2010, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Green Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Green Oil

Yes I use it,good stuff,no complaints.

Ian
by Tandem Man
11 Aug 2010, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best maps for touring?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Best maps for touring?

I asked the OS regarding their Tour maps ( 1:100000 ) as I wanted one for Norfolk and Suffolk and couldn't find one in stock anywhere.

The reply I got was that they were out of print and when the present stock was exhausted that was it.

There were no plans to reprint them.

Ian
by Tandem Man
4 Aug 2010, 7:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Waterproof saddle covers
Replies: 24
Views: 4044

Re: Waterproof saddle covers

Belt and braces.

Shower cap and a Brooks.

Ian
by Tandem Man
4 Aug 2010, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SCARBOROUGH - WHITBY CYCLE PATH
Replies: 33
Views: 10381

Re: SCARBOROUGH - WHITBY CYCLE PATH

to all you crazy fools out there thinking of doing scarboro-whitby old railway path BEWARE.......Just back from doing it on my surley long haul tourer with 700/32 tyres .condition of the path is very poor unless you do it on a mountain bike or one of them hover skateboards from back to the future y...
by Tandem Man
3 Aug 2010, 8:51pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 349377

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I can't see any grounds for deleting it ( apart from being an affront to grammar and spelling ) if "Bullied Cyclist " is telling the truth,and I have no reasons to doubt that he is until proved otherwise.

Mr.Pocklington is quite at liberty to respond with his point of view.

Ian
by Tandem Man
26 Jul 2010, 6:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent Presta Valve Extenders
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Bent Presta Valve Extenders

If you're using a track pump and wouldn't mind changing the head, one of these may be the solution: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Shimano-Pro-90-degree-Presta-Valve-Pump-Head-18550.htm (Never used anything like that myself, just recalled seeing them on SJSs website) Thanks,I'll have a look at ...
by Tandem Man
25 Jul 2010, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent Presta Valve Extenders
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Bent Presta Valve Extenders

Slidingpillar wrote:Have you tried asking Islabikes?


When I damaged the valve I rang them for a replacement tube and told them what I had done and they just said that yes it was difficult.

Ian
by Tandem Man
25 Jul 2010, 10:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 'Tis a gift to be simple...
Replies: 24
Views: 1613

Re: 'Tis a gift to be simple...

Gotte wrote:Ahh, I agree, life is so much simpler when one steps back forty years. It is also so much more gentlemanly.


True,but no forums to tell everyone about it.

Ian
by Tandem Man
25 Jul 2010, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent Presta Valve Extenders
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Bent Presta Valve Extenders

My grandson has an Islabike ( the smallest one without pedals ) and inflating the tyres is a PITA as due to the small size of the wheels it is extremely difficult to fit a pump onto the presta valves. I have already broken one valve and had to replace the tube. Does anyone know where you can buy pre...