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by alpgirl
12 May 2013, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrower tyres?
Replies: 50
Views: 3200

Re: Narrower tyres?

May end up getting the wired as can't seem to find the unwired in that size anywhere on the web!!!
by alpgirl
12 May 2013, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrower tyres?
Replies: 50
Views: 3200

Re: Narrower tyres?

Thanks everyone. As usual I'm amazed by the response. I think i am going to try Gatorskins, but not sure whether to go for 28mm or stick with 32mm. Also, my husband thinks I should have the unwired rather than the wired. Any views? I'd go with 32mm,the only difference between folding and wired tyre...
by alpgirl
12 May 2013, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrower tyres?
Replies: 50
Views: 3200

Re: Narrower tyres?

Thanks everyone. As usual I'm amazed by the response. I think i am going to try Gatorskins, but not sure whether to go for 28mm or stick with 32mm. Also, my husband thinks I should have the unwired rather than the wired. Any views?
by alpgirl
11 May 2013, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrower tyres?
Replies: 50
Views: 3200

Narrower tyres?

I have a Dawes Galaxy which has, I think, 32mm Marathons. I was wondering whether to replace with thinner tyres for the summer as I will be doing a few Audaxes, and wondered whether it would make much difference to ease of riding. If so, what width would I change to, and any suggestions as to a part...
by alpgirl
11 May 2013, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: towing a bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: towing a bike?

We have attached a trailgator to a hotrock 12".
by alpgirl
11 May 2013, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a touring bike
Replies: 23
Views: 2813

Re: Buying a touring bike

Ditto above. You are looking for a tourer. The benefit of a steel tourer over aluminium is the ride comfort, as it has more give. A tourer with 32mm puncture resistant tyres will easily cope with some rougher tracks. I find the drop bars of a tourer really comfortable, as they offer lots of hand pos...
by alpgirl
8 May 2013, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring bike - Cycletowork scheme - best of limited choice
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Touring bike - Cycletowork scheme - best of limited choi

[quoteYou are running up against the problem that touring bikes are designed for men - there are no women's versions.][/quote] If it is any help, I am 5'8" and have a 48cm Dawes Galaxy which fits me perfectly, which I got last May. I am probably on the taller side for that side, so should fit y...
by alpgirl
18 Apr 2013, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?
Replies: 34
Views: 3045

Re: Lidl and Aldi - how do they do it?

They buy stock in clearance sales, which is why they never seem to have the same thing twice. They also have a very efficient distribution system, and work their staff as hard as they can on as low a wage as they can. They also often sell excellent local fruit and veg, and some top quality meats an...
by alpgirl
20 Mar 2013, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)
Replies: 74
Views: 8355

Re: Lidl cycling gear - Thursday 21 Mar

Mark1978 wrote:Personally I wouldn't buy a helmet from Lidl, as the your safety isn't something you want to be saving money on. The rest, give it a go and see!


They have to adhere to the same safety standard as any other company. We have a junior helmet for our 4 year old, and it's brilliant!
by alpgirl
8 Mar 2013, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar Bag & Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Bar Bag & Lights

My light has a rubberised bracket which fits to the front fork (cheap lights from Decathlon which seem great!)
by alpgirl
24 Feb 2013, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Day rides France
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Day rides France

Thanks for all the responses. Have only just got round to looking. We will be coming from Basel in Switzerland (after a family visit) and will have 1 1/2 - 2 weeks before ending up back at the channel tunnel. We will be in a campervan, so would quite like a base for a few days where we can do some d...
by alpgirl
16 Feb 2013, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Day rides France
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Day rides France

Hi
Can anyone tell me a good area for lots of safe day rides with places to visit in France (fairly flat, safe for kids, 4 and 10) with a good campsite.
Thanks
by alpgirl
1 Feb 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ordnance Survey ripoff!
Replies: 17
Views: 1655

Re: Ordnance Survey ripoff!

Most things Apple are a rip off, yet lots of people seem to think it is better than anything else. I have a HTC One phone which I feel is far better than the iphone 4, yet there is still snobbery from Apple owners. Google maps can be downloaded for free for offline use, which means no data charges w...
by alpgirl
1 Feb 2013, 5:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Multitools . . . Are they any good?
Replies: 89
Views: 4741

Re: Multitools . . . Are they any good?

Just searched online. Don't seem to get them any more!
by alpgirl
1 Feb 2013, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Multitools . . . Are they any good?
Replies: 89
Views: 4741

Re: Multitools . . . Are they any good?

We use a 'Cool Tool' which we've had for years. It's great and very small.