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by brianleach
8 Sep 2008, 3:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle camping in Brittany - Lessons learned
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Cycle camping in Brittany - Lessons learned

I am just getting over my weekend in Brittany over the August Bank Holiday and am taking stock of the lessons learned. 1 Portsmouth to St Malo is too long a ferry route in my opinion. If I go next year its back to Portsmouth to Ouistreham. 2 Do more research of the intended area. Do not rely on prev...
by brianleach
28 Aug 2008, 8:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: st malo-portsmouth ferry, how long to get off?
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Sorry for the late response but my internet went down yesterday afternoon. Fortunately for me the lift was still working so I'm not exactly sure but I think it was two short flights enough to get up about twenty feet. Not easy I suspect if fully loaded. In fact when I arrived at my home station of W...
by brianleach
28 Aug 2008, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle repair
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Saddle repair

Can anyone help please. As a result of a cleat related incident at the ferry port in St Malo whilst overloaded I have managed to remove the top of the saddle from my Claud Butler Regent. If I get the two prongs in at the back I cannot quite get the tongue in at the front. If I get the tongue in ther...
by brianleach
27 Aug 2008, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: st malo-portsmouth ferry, how long to get off?
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Had exactly that experience yesterday. You are at the back of the ship but if you stand at the very back you can see which lines are moving first and, as we all did, walk in the queue until you reach the front. We found most delay at passport control! The cycle lanes are not very well signposted fro...
by brianleach
20 Aug 2008, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any know about trailers? if so help me
Replies: 26
Views: 1891

Check out this previous thread http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14609&start=0

Brian
by brianleach
17 Aug 2008, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question re Shimano sandals
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Added the cleats over the weekend. Quite easy and they seem to fit the pedals without any problems.

Will report problems encountered if any on my next trip.

Brian
by brianleach
17 Aug 2008, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Added the cleats over the weekend. Quite easy really.

Don't know how to define deep. Certainly the Shimano cleat is just below the level of the sole so does not chink or rock when walking on a hard surface.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Aug 2008, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Thanks for the tips.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Aug 2008, 8:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Thanks for this as well Paul.

Looks like a busy weekend for me before my short trip.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Aug 2008, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question re Shimano sandals
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Many thanks for your response and reassurance Paul.

I now understand what the note means.

I'll fit some cleats and see how they go.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Aug 2008, 6:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A question re Shimano sandals
Replies: 3
Views: 910

A question re Shimano sandals

I am really confused and wonder if anyone out there can help please. I have recently purchased from Wiggle shimano sandals SH-SD65. I have looked at the instructions and the cleat fiitings look exactly the same as the ones I fitted to my existing Pearl Izumi shoes. However I was disconcerted by one ...
by brianleach
15 Aug 2008, 6:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

The shoes I ordered on Tuesday arrived yesterday. Good service I reckon. Also they fit and look to be well made. On the downside there are no cleats included which is no problem just extra cost and the fitting looks a bit tricky. Also I fear they may stick out from the sole of the shoe making walkin...
by brianleach
13 Aug 2008, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 2720

Have ordered mine from http://www.spacycles.co.uk/ who I see are in Harrogate. Too far for me in Winchester so have ordered online. Hope they fit as I'm leaving for a long weekend in France next Wednesday.

No stock at Wiggle apparently.

Brian Leach
by brianleach
4 Aug 2008, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St Malo area accommodation
Replies: 2
Views: 514

St Malo area accommodation

I am starting to prepare for my August Bank Holiday weekend in Brittany and having returned from a very wet camping holiday in Cornwall I wondered if anyone can suggest bike friendly accommodation in the St Malo area in case I experience similar weather and decide to abandon the camping!! Nothing li...