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by mick skinner
24 Aug 2007, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring on racing frame?
Replies: 23
Views: 3678

touring on racing frame?

how much difference does the geometry really make? in july i took three days to get from coventry to portsmouth got the ferry to bilbao then took two weeks to get to les deux alps, where i stayed in a chalet, going out on day rides with no luggage. i did this on my racing machine and was reasonably ...
by mick skinner
24 Aug 2007, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie needs help
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

stem length.

when you're riding the veiw of the front hub should be blocked by the front of the stem.
by mick skinner
24 Aug 2007, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: calling all movie buffs!
Replies: 7
Views: 828

thanks everyone,

i just got too pre occupied with the bourn ultimatum, but now i'm back in touch with reality i'll stay on the ball for the dvd
by mick skinner
21 Aug 2007, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: christmas holiday-canary islands
Replies: 2
Views: 752

thanks dude

looked at lavatraks, seems good so far, i'll let you know if there any good
by mick skinner
21 Aug 2007, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: calling all movie buffs!
Replies: 7
Views: 828

calling all movie buffs!

until today i forgot about the graham obree film "the flying scotsman", i've desperately searched the www for cinemas that might still be showing it but had no luck. does anyone know of a cinema near nottingham or derby that's still got it on? or is it now a case of waiting for the dvd?
by mick skinner
19 Aug 2007, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maiden Tour in France
Replies: 18
Views: 3123

maiden tour in france

in july i took three days to get from coventry to portsmouth, got the ferry to bilbao then took two weeks to les deux alps, spent a week there with my mates in an appartment then flew home together with them. thourghly recomended!! i was a complete touring novice. i used my lightwight racing bike wi...
by mick skinner
18 Aug 2007, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Italian road bike racing mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

i've seen loads of them on mainland europe, thought about getting one, but i think it's better for cyclists to make it obvious to drivers that they are being constantly vigilant about what's going on around themselves. anyhing you can do to draw attention to yourself whilst on a bike on the road all...
by mick skinner
18 Aug 2007, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bikes on easyjet - advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

personally, i've invested in an indestructable titanium bike, with no carbon parts on it, even steel forks. after a couple of trips across europe this has so far been baggage handler proof.

buy a front axal and quick release spindle to give the fork blades a bit of protection.
by mick skinner
18 Aug 2007, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Constantly truing wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

try getting a pair of mavic kysriums, they're not cheap but they are bomb proof, well worth the investment. i got a pair second hand and i've put them through the mill proper! (i'm 17 stone and i live in potholey[yes it is a word]derbyshire) i've used them everyday for just over a year and not had t...
by mick skinner
18 Aug 2007, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: christmas holiday-canary islands
Replies: 2
Views: 752

christmas holiday-canary islands

hi there everyone, i'm planning to take a holiday on one of the canary islands this christmas, most likely gran canaria, and i'd like to know if there are any hotels that have either secure overnight bike storage facilities or allow customers to keep their bike in their room overnight. thanks, mick ...