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by alpgirl
21 Oct 2012, 5:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Sport Pursuit website
Replies: 8
Views: 45366

Re: Sport Pursuit website

I have used them, and they are great, as long as you don't mind waiting. If you recommend to friends and they buy stuff, you will get a £5 voucher for each friend!
by alpgirl
21 Oct 2012, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing paint chips
Replies: 20
Views: 4194

Re: Repairing paint chips

Thankyou. Will try Dawes first, and if not will maybe pop to Halfords or a model shop. Not too worried about how it looks. More concerned about it rusting!
by alpgirl
21 Oct 2012, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing paint chips
Replies: 20
Views: 4194

Repairing paint chips

Boo hoo. Have just noticed a cm squared chip on the fork of my Galaxy. Is it possible to get paint to touch it up? If so, where from?
by alpgirl
25 Sep 2012, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heading off on tour tonight!
Replies: 15
Views: 6942

Re: Heading off on tour tonight!

Wow! So glad you had a good time. Would love to do that, but not sure my 4 year old and 10 year old would be up to it. Did you notice if there were many hostels, and how busy/flat were the roads (with children in mind!)?
by alpgirl
25 Sep 2012, 9:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone got cold weather camping tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 5822

Re: Anyone got cold weather camping tips?

Mountain Equipment do a good waterproof down bag. I think it's called dryline or something.
Make sure you have some hostelry every so often so you can go in and warm up infront of a roaring Fire!!!!!!!!
by alpgirl
25 Sep 2012, 9:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Washing a down bag?
Replies: 32
Views: 9006

Re: Washing a down bag?

I'd not personally trust a local dry cleaners, especially if actually dry cleaning, rather than sending it off to a specialist (like franklins) No quite right. You can't dry clean down. The solvents aren't good for it. I took our double down duvet to Johnson's and they had it sent off for washing. ...
by alpgirl
13 Sep 2012, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help me decide on kit before I buy
Replies: 18
Views: 5970

Re: Help me decide on kit before I buy

is it a one off trip? splurge on some decent bags, you wont get wet kit and they'll last for - if not ever a looong time! try these http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/ortlieb-back-roller-classic-pannier-id36799.html spare light? surely spare batteries are what you need? I've just got one of these to re...
by alpgirl
13 Sep 2012, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: smallish detachable bag for valubles
Replies: 31
Views: 5506

Re: smallish detachable bag for valubles

I have a Vaude bar bag. I love it. It clips off really easily, has a waterproof cover and I can fit my lightweight waterproof in it. It's not cheap though!
http://www.ashcycles.com/site/vaude-roa ... k-and-grey
by alpgirl
24 Aug 2012, 11:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Completed LeJog with my 14-year-old son
Replies: 6
Views: 28400

Re: Completed LeJog with my 14-year-old son

Well done! Hoping to do some cycle touring with our kids (10 and 4) soon! When did your boy start?
by alpgirl
24 Aug 2012, 8:40am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Washing a down bag?
Replies: 32
Views: 9006

Re: Washing a down bag?

PDQ wrote:Opened out (if it has a zip of course) and hung in the sun for a day will freshen it up no end. Still no charge for sunshine but.........


It's amazing what a bit of UV will do. I regularly put all our pillows, duvets, sleeping bags outside for a good air in the sun.
by alpgirl
23 Aug 2012, 5:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Washing a down bag?
Replies: 32
Views: 9006

Re: Washing a down bag?

I expect that is because there is a lot more down in a 3 or 4 season bag, so it would be difficult to fit in a domestic machine for washing and drying. From my experience of washing down jackets you need to tumble dry to get out all the clumps. I guess that may not be practical at home with a large ...
by alpgirl
23 Aug 2012, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl time Again
Replies: 29
Views: 4496

Re: Lidl time Again

I have an Aldi soft shell and love it. If it's as good as that you'll love it!
by alpgirl
23 Aug 2012, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl time Again
Replies: 29
Views: 4496

Re: Lidl time Again

I bought a Junior helmet for my son about a year ago and it has been excellent. Fits really well with an easy adjuster. Even has a detachable flashing light on the back. It also has the added benefit of looking like daddy's helmet i.e. no spiders, fish or mermaids on it! He is 4 and it fits him real...
by alpgirl
23 Aug 2012, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes 'problem'
Replies: 32
Views: 5281

Re: Dawes 'problem'

Try Picton Cycles Liverpool http://www.pictoncycles.co.uk/index.php?manufacturers_id=11&osCsid=cb0d81fe1ed5c0cfee4931dad3ebb301 I bought my Galaxy from Ash Cycles, discounted, but have since noticed Picton have even bigger discounts!!!! Most of those cuts appear to be on 2011. The 2012 Super Ga...
by alpgirl
23 Aug 2012, 8:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes 'problem'
Replies: 32
Views: 5281

Re: Dawes 'problem'

Coming up to date Dawes tourers aren't bad BUT you can get similar for a lot less money. Have a wander around the large bike retailers like Evans and Dawes is almost non-existent I think you will find that Evans stock the Dawes Galaxy range! It's just that Dawes mainly make touring bikes, and not h...