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by GrahamG
29 Apr 2009, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddlebags what do people use???
Replies: 30
Views: 1514

Re: saddlebags what do people use???

Long thighs mean my saddle setback is more than most so I haven't yet tried a saddle bag that doesn't hit my thighs whilst pedalling! Rack pack for me which is a shame for my fixed bike which can't take a rack.... anyone have the same problem and found something appropriate?
by GrahamG
28 Apr 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bushbuddy tips...
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Bushbuddy tips...

Standard - it was painful enough spending that much on a piece of metal and I'm not too obsessive about weight (yet!). £52 it cost after delivery, it had better last a lifetime!
by GrahamG
28 Apr 2009, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bushbuddy tips...
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Bushbuddy tips...

Tried my new Bushbuddy for the first time this weekend whilst camping with a friend - the first night was an epic failure on my behalf in terms of getting a decent fire going (much to my friend's amusement!). After realising that a little preparation was needed, the second night produced a boiled ke...
by GrahamG
27 Apr 2009, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bars: compact, reach, drop?
Replies: 26
Views: 3939

Re: Bars: compact, reach, drop?

No problem - I wasn't getting on with the FSA's so just ordered the other two for comparison and chose the 3T ones for the nice tight radius bend. The other half has the Pro PLT in a 42cm as she found the 'women's specific' compacts that came as stock just too narrow (I think they're a 38cm). I only...
by GrahamG
26 Apr 2009, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bars: compact, reach, drop?
Replies: 26
Views: 3939

Re: Bars: compact, reach, drop?

Rogerzilla - much appreciated, thanks (how do you keep your bike so clean?!) Apologies all for the delay in getting the photos up - I didn't manage to find them before heading to the Lake District for the weekend! 3TTT Ergosum Bars: http://www.phlegmband.co.uk/3TTT%20Ergosum.JPG FSA Omega Compacts: ...
by GrahamG
21 Apr 2009, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Advice - small ladies
Replies: 20
Views: 3462

Re: Bike Advice - small ladies

I think that Cliff has a good point in terms of 700c wheels being on the large size for such a small bike - try out some of the big brand women's specific bikes (which are all 700c I believe), and then try out similar small hybrid style bikes with 26" wheels to see what your wife prefers, if sh...
by GrahamG
21 Apr 2009, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Dimensions, The Relative Impacts?
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Frame Dimensions, The Relative Impacts?

It seems to me then that it is mainly significant WRT the 'Knee over pedal spindle' theory and otherwise seat tube angle is a minor issue. What blows KOPS out of the water IMO is that recumbent riders get by just fine and look where their knees are! I have to disagree here KOPS has a significant im...
by GrahamG
21 Apr 2009, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bars: compact, reach, drop?
Replies: 26
Views: 3939

Re: Bars: compact, reach, drop?

I like the splayed and slightly dihedral Nitto Randonneurs, and also the FSA Omega shallow drops. Neither are expensive. What are the nitto randonneurs like on the top bend? I can't find a plan view to show what they're like and was hoping for a 'comfort oriented' bar for an old road/path frame I'm...
by GrahamG
21 Apr 2009, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bars: compact, reach, drop?
Replies: 26
Views: 3939

Re: Bars: compact, reach, drop?

The 'compact' drops do vary quite a bit in terms of shape but are fairly similar in reach/drop. 90mm reach 120ish drop. I've got some photos at home comparing the FSA omegas (shown above), Pro PLT compacts and 3TTT Ergosum from various angles which I can post if you think they might be of some use. ...
by GrahamG
18 Mar 2009, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hi viz jacket in france. this seems good
Replies: 29
Views: 4507

Re: hi viz jacket in france. this seems good

Is this purely in darkness/poor conditions (assuming torrential rain, fog etc.)? Please tell me that I don't need a hi-viz for daytime rural cycling on tour!
by GrahamG
16 Mar 2009, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: South Bristol Accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: South Bristol Accommodation

I think the youth hostel in the city centre would be the best budget option. Otherwise there are quite a few Bristol beds on offer through warm showers http://www.warmshowers.org/map.
by GrahamG
13 Feb 2009, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372783

I remember chatting to my LBS mechanic about them after bringing a frame I got given for free. "Every bloody crook in the business was involved with that company at some point or other" was the response!
by GrahamG
12 Feb 2009, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about rainlegs?
Replies: 12
Views: 944

As someone who boils in the bag with anything waterproof - I find them a godsend. I don't care if the sides of my legs end up wet as long as knees and thighs are dry and warm.
by GrahamG
9 Feb 2009, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hand made leather shoes
Replies: 68
Views: 7940

They look fantastic, I just wish they did them in a synthetic material like the Lorica that Sidi use.
by GrahamG
5 Feb 2009, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 10 speed chainset compatability
Replies: 12
Views: 776

I've got the Chorus chainset - the BB is a bit of a pain. I just thought that when it finally needs replacing I'll probably just get a phil woods, they do a campag compatible asymmetric job that's pricey (but not much more than the original 2006 campag price!) but will probably outlast anyone under ...