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by Euskadi
26 Oct 2010, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brevet Card Stamps
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Brevet Card Stamps

Still got lots of my YHA stamps (predominantly SW England and Wales) from the 1980s. Sadly no Brevet card stamps yet, but hope to rectify that soon.
by Euskadi
23 Oct 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London is different
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: London is different

Aha, I've been on a Boris Bike - I think they've got the gearing wrong, but what a great scheme! There is a cycle rack not far from Condor Cycles so I actually visit them more often. And I can now avoid travelling by Tube, a truly hateful experience!!
by Euskadi
23 Oct 2010, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London is different
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: London is different

I live in London and commute by bike all year round. I welcome the rise in the number of cyclists I've witnessed in recent years, I think it has improved all cyclists' safety as CTC suggest. I wish more cyclists in London would take cycling proficiency tests, and I really wish more cyclists in Londo...
by Euskadi
23 Oct 2010, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what age dawes super g
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: what age dawes super g

I've got a Super Galaxy, which I think I've had (new) since 1983 or 1984. It has all the components you mentioned except for the Lyotard pedals. Actually although it had Suntour I'm not sure which Suntour model, I suspect yours maybe a few years older. I've looked into updating mine, as I've toured ...
by Euskadi
28 Sep 2010, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The right grease
Replies: 67
Views: 187021

Re: The right grease

I'll take a couple of tubes as well if it helps :D
by Euskadi
25 Sep 2010, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The right grease
Replies: 67
Views: 187021

Re: The right grease

Mick F wrote:
531colin wrote:I've been Googling again.....

I found CJ's favourite Mobilith SHCPM 460

Any thoughts?

Sounds ok to me, considering the 1500 will cost so much.

So, yes please.


Yes please to a tube of SHCPM 460.
by Euskadi
11 Sep 2010, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Southdowns way randonee, disgruntled of Petersfield
Replies: 38
Views: 3832

Re: Southdowns way randonee, disgruntled of Petersfield

People could always organise their own charity ride? Saves the charity the cost of doing so, means you choose whether to risk damaging the environment, stops you feeling you're being slave-driven by the charity (rightly or wrongly), enables you to choose when you do it. I'm sure there are other good...
by Euskadi
30 Aug 2010, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 705 download route query
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Garmin Edge 705 download route query

And thanks Jeremy, thought I had replied to you, but seem to have lost the reply?! You've both been very helpful!
Alec
by Euskadi
30 Aug 2010, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 705 download route query
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Garmin Edge 705 download route query

Aha, thanks Redvee, seem to have a genuine GPX file now. Too tired to continue tonight but will look tomorrow to see if it has worked :)
by Euskadi
30 Aug 2010, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 705 download route query
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Garmin Edge 705 download route query

Hi there I've just bought a 705 and wanted to download a gpx/gps file for a sportive I'm doing at the end of September. I'm hitting a number of difficulties. 1) When i go to the gpx url I just get a load of XML data detailing the route, but no file to download. I wonder if someone would be kind enou...
by Euskadi
25 Aug 2010, 10:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Age is ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Age is ...

In 2008 I was cycling along the south coast, from Lands end to London. While still in Cornwall I stayed at a Youth Hostel and got chatting to a couple of gents, both retired and one of whom was 77. They were off up to Somerset or someplace, stopping off in pubs and places. Both looked in great trim ...
by Euskadi
17 Aug 2010, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax bike query
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Audax bike query

I would like to as well, but not sure I have the space or money. Which bike did you go for? A carbon frame from Paul Hewitt. Not arrived yet, then I've got to build it up myself so no tests so far. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40807 My 60s frame is a Holdsworth Super Mistral - wo...
by Euskadi
17 Aug 2010, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax bike query
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Audax bike query

My instinct is always to keep bikes as original as possible. In your case, the Galaxy has 27 inch wheels. That is not really a problem, as you can still get good audax tyres in that size (Pasela 32 and Ultragatorskin, also in 32 mm). The Holdsworth would be a nice frame for audax rides, and would p...
by Euskadi
16 Aug 2010, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax bike query
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Audax bike query

FWIW I have just gone for option 1, having used a combination of racing bike and Super Galaxy on audaxes this year. I would like to as well, but not sure I have the space or money. Which bike did you go for? You would need to widen the rear triangle on the Gal as well. Why don't you want to widen t...
by Euskadi
16 Aug 2010, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax bike query
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Audax bike query

I'm intending to embark upon some long audax rides next year. 200km + 300km rides I could use an existing road bike, but for the 400km and 600km rides I'd prefer to have a more comfortable ride. I have three choices: 1. Buy a new bike I had considered this option as I've always fancied a titanium st...