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by Claireysmurf
28 Jan 2015, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dipping my toe into a tandem
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Re: Dipping my toe into a tandem

Great advice so far, thank you.

I'm about 5ft 11, the stoker is about 5ft 6. I am overweight but not obese and in case my stoker reads this, she is slimmer than me.
by Claireysmurf
28 Jan 2015, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dipping my toe into a tandem
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Re: Dipping my toe into a tandem

[quote="Ugly"]Don't buy anything that is not as good as the bike(s) you ride regularly
quote]

That would be a Cube Peloton road bike and an audax/light touring biased Croix de Fer custom build.
by Claireysmurf
28 Jan 2015, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dipping my toe into a tandem
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Dipping my toe into a tandem

I have a strong and potentially irrational urge to own a tandem. My partner is supportive and happy to be Stoker to my Captain. I have never tried a tandem but don't see it as difficult technically. My question is what to buy? I think I want to spend relatively little on a first tandem. Are the Viki...
by Claireysmurf
19 Jan 2015, 3:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?
Replies: 31
Views: 25148

Re: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?

Road skills and technical MTB skills are very different I guess?
by Claireysmurf
26 Dec 2014, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Verdict on a town bike please
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Verdict on a town bike please

Thanks for the info. My friend has admitted she had become quite blasé about locking her bike. The lock was a sold secure one but she was just locking the frame and not folding the Brompton or taking it inside with her. I think the Chloe is neither girly enough yet a bit too girly if that makes any ...
by Claireysmurf
26 Dec 2014, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Verdict on a town bike please
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Verdict on a town bike please

I already own a Brompton, a Croix de Fer (self build 30 speed, dynohub etc.) and a Cube road bike. A friend recently had her Brompton stolen close to home and it has made me more concerned about using any of mine as everyday hack transport. I don't have a work commute at the moment but I do try and ...
by Claireysmurf
31 Aug 2014, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shrieking hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Shrieking hub?

It hasn't truly shrieked for a fortnight now when I was on a night ride from Bristol to Cardiff and it started within a few miles and carried on into the night, although it had been silent for two 5 mile rides earlier in the day. I should probably contact Rosebikes the German supplier as I don't fan...
by Claireysmurf
29 Aug 2014, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shrieking hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Shrieking hub?

I have a Shimano dynamo hub on my Croix de Fer. It works really well combined with a USB compatible front light. I'm very happy with it other than for an intermittent screeching or shrieking noise that seems to be coming from the front hub. When it shrieks it normally does so only after speed has hi...
by Claireysmurf
21 Jul 2014, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2015 Croix de Fer build.
Replies: 31
Views: 5916

Re: 2015 Croix de Fer build.

I love my Croix de Fer (referred to above), but as built it is rather hefty. I have since bought a Cube Peloton road bike and am using that more. I suspect once the weather changes, I will be using it more.
by Claireysmurf
18 Apr 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking in Cardiff for Lon LAs Cymru De
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: Parking in Cardiff for Lon LAs Cymru De

It is a little bit 'inner city' but you can often park around De Burgh Street/Despenser Gardens area which is very handy for the city centre and Bute Park/Taff Trail. Alternatively, you may wish to park on one of the residential streets in the north of Penarth. You can park within a few hundred yard...
by Claireysmurf
6 Mar 2014, 11:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in cardiff
Replies: 5
Views: 10595

Re: Cycling in cardiff

That may well be owned by someone on the travellers' site which is very close. I have been nearly hit by similar vans coming out of the site, and once by a pony and trap.
by Claireysmurf
28 Jan 2014, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appeal for witnesses
Replies: 0
Views: 10115

Appeal for witnesses

This is a very good friend's brother. His fracture was quite a complicated one and he ha had problems since with migraines.
http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/newse ... ?id=272076
by Claireysmurf
14 Jan 2014, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

COLIN HAS JUST UTTERLY SUMMED UP FOR ME WHY WE NEED TO CHANG HERE. I AM SO SO SO SICK OF WELL MEANING MEN TELLING ME WHAT MY OPINIONS SHOULD BE.
I'M OFF TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER CYCLING FORUM
by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bromptons - Not Impressed
Replies: 120
Views: 23097

Re: Bromptons - Not Impressed

I haven't taken my Brompton on a train in ages. I love its portability though as it stops me needing to lock it up. I must admit I have been feeling low on energy and did find the bike heavy taking it around John Lewis (and up to the 3rd floor café) today pop it in a trolley? Don't think they have ...