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by cjs
10 Jul 2012, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flat bars or Drops?
Replies: 24
Views: 11192

Re: Flat bars or Drops?

If you never use the dropped position then probably you'll be better off with a straight swept or butterfly style bar - or perhaps for a cheaper option try raising your handlebar height a few inches with a cheap extender and see if that helps... Personally, I've used both but now prefer drops provid...
by cjs
13 May 2012, 2:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: '12 58" EBC C. Explorer
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

'12 58" EBC C. Explorer

Any one used the 2012 EBC Country Expolorer in the new 58" frame sizing?

I would be very interested in your views ...
by cjs
17 Mar 2012, 10:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revolution Country Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 5375

Re: Revolution Country Traveller

Thanks everyone for your replies ..... at least I can cross it off ... I had doubts on the sizing... and the EBC site is a little vague on the 'compact geometry' guides... As I'm based in NI there was no chance of driving to the nearest EBC and trying one - thanks Forum... I have to agree with IRC a...
by cjs
17 Mar 2012, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revolution Country Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 5375

Re: Revolution Country Traveller

Thanks Simon... I did do some searches first and there are plenty of references to this bike on the forum but very little of actual experiences... in truth I think I found only 2 real first hand opinions, one pretty uncomplimentary [ http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41914&p=33986...
by cjs
17 Mar 2012, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revolution Country Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 5375

Revolution Country Traveller

Hi Folks... Any personal experiences of a 2011 Revolution Country Traveller in touring use ? Taking full account of the current price point if you have one and have used it a bit I would appreciate your views.. especially so if you are around 6'4" and have the larger of the three sizes... Incid...
by cjs
30 Dec 2011, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning a route in N. Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

Re: Planning a route in N. Ireland

Make your way out of the docks towards Fortwilliam M2 junction and pop onto the cycle path from here... keep the sea on your right until you hit Jordanstown :) From Jordanstown along the coast road towards Carrickfergus for about 2 mile the road is a bit narrow but is fine but a pain at rush hour as...
by cjs
21 Dec 2011, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Holiday Base
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Dutch Holiday Base

Hi Mike…. Pottered around bits of Holland and as I’m sure you know the place is flat and loves cyclists so your wife bicycling should be pleasant, weather dependent. The daughter lives in Helmond near Eindhoven.. Holland to most eyes will not be scenic although ‘scenic’ is often in the eye of the be...
by cjs
10 Dec 2011, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists
Replies: 96
Views: 5803

Re: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists

One of the windiest places in the British Isles I believe, so cycling could be fun... as for dismounting it all depends on the width of the road I suppose and these days H&S love blanket statements - but hopefully the Island will have such delights similar to the Spinning Cat, Duck Startling and...