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by brianleach
2 Dec 2012, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sustrans map, zoom-in to OS maps has disappeared
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Sustrans map, zoom-in to OS maps has disappeared

I think they have said that the cost of having the OS maps is now prohibitive so are recommending other services eg Cyclestreets.

I may be wrong of course.
by brianleach
8 Nov 2012, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shane Sutton
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Re: Shane Sutton

Sadly seems worse than Bradley's and will almost certainly give credence to one side or the other of the h****t debate.
by brianleach
12 Sep 2012, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I was wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 2434

I was wrong

Some of you may well remember my whinge earlier in the year about me preferring my much loved and lamented Claud Butler Regent over my new Super Galaxy. I would just like to put on record that I was completely wrong. I have just come back from a week in France and had a couple of days in France in J...
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Different sized wheels

Thanks for the further comments. Putting the other wheel on was only going to be a temporary solution as I don't think I can get things sorted before Friday week. My plan on my return is to get a new wheel and then transfer cassette, tyre and tube to the new wheel. Those three components are all pre...
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Different sized wheels

Thanks for all the comments. Looks like the bike is going on its summer holidays after all!!
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Different sized wheels

I absolutely was talking tyre size but I think the rims are bigger as well. Everything works OK but of course the cassettes are different gearing and in fact I think the replacement wheel has 9 gears whereas the old wheel has 8. The gear changing seems to be OK even though I was not able to get the ...
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Different sized wheels

That's certainly a thought.

Winchester is very hilly and I spend roughly half of each journey to and from the railway station either braking hard or plodding uphill.
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Different sized wheels

Thanks for the comments. The steering isn't an issue as it is the rear wheel which has changed although it did seem to be easier to cycle going to the station this morning. I was intending to take this bike to the Sidmouth Folk Festival next week so I had already purchased a spare tube for the large...
by brianleach
25 Jul 2012, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Different sized wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Different sized wheels

Bizarrely I had a rear wheel buckle on me last night and it is a complete write off. I have replaced it with the rear wheel from a bike I crashed last year. Would anyone kindly give me their views on the advisability on a permanent or temporary basis of running with a 700 x 47 front and a 700 x 28 r...
by brianleach
11 Jul 2012, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: Olympics

Agreed.

Good news, the ban has been overturned and it's back to the normal policy more or less so the Honiton trip is back on. Hoorah for common sense.
by brianleach
11 Jul 2012, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: Olympics

Seems rather reminiscent of the Caravan which precedes the Tour de France.

I noticed last week that a great number of people just come for the Caravan and leave before any of the riders appear!!
by brianleach
11 Jul 2012, 9:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: Olympics

There are two ironies here as far as I am concerned. First, at the moment I think SWT is one of the best operators for bikes. I can just wheel on at Winchester and apart from any valuables everything can remain on the bike and most guards have been very helpful. The second is I am usually going away...
by brianleach
10 Jul 2012, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: Olympics

Very depressing. I use them every year to get to the Portsmouth ferries.
by brianleach
10 Jul 2012, 2:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: Olympics

Indeed and I wouldn't have expected many extra passengers from Basingstoke to Honiton on 2nd August but I suspect a blanket ban is easier to operate!!