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by Milfred Cubicle
23 Jul 2016, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Applecross peninsula/Bealach Na Ba
Replies: 15
Views: 2523

Applecross peninsula/Bealach Na Ba

After years of trying to find the time, I'm booked up for a ride of this big beast. Has anyone any experience of the best way round to approach the pass? Most reports seem to describe tackling it east-west, finishing in Applecross. I'm wondering if it is an equal challenge in the opposite direction,...
by Milfred Cubicle
22 Jul 2016, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Genesis Vagabond is nice...
Replies: 57
Views: 12255

Re: Nice...

I managed to get one quite early, so have had mine around six months. One of the best bikes I've ever owned. It's spent most of its time in touring mode so far, but has been off road a bit. Really stable loaded, discs come into their own when carrying extra weight. Despite the slack angles and the f...
by Milfred Cubicle
17 Jul 2016, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: York-Harrogate cyclepath
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

York-Harrogate cyclepath

Hi, Can anyone point me in the right direction for a scenic route between Harrogate and York? I'm ideally looking for a traffic free/quiet route for a mini tour with kids. Looking at the Sustrans maps, a combination of routes 66+67 might work. Has anyone ridden these recently, and are they as real o...
by Milfred Cubicle
30 Jun 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?
Replies: 127
Views: 47162

Re: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?

I wanted a versatile bike for many of the reasons you mentioned. Have a look at the Genesis Vagabond. Classed as a 'Monster cross' bike, it has discs, relaxed geometry, full rack/mudguards eyelets, but takes 29er wheels. A touch heavy, but a brilliant bike.
by Milfred Cubicle
7 Feb 2016, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradura Rack Pack capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Carradura Rack Pack capacity

I suppose if I order one and it doesn't have them it can go back. I'll give Carradice a call first.
by Milfred Cubicle
7 Feb 2016, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradura Rack Pack capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Carradura Rack Pack capacity

It looks like I've started something...
As folks have suggested, this is either a new feature, or one that owners don't know about. I have to admit the same feature on the Topeak is very useful, I just fancy Carradice this time.
by Milfred Cubicle
7 Feb 2016, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradura Rack Pack capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Carradura Rack Pack capacity

That would be 'pockets'...unless I'm going downhill, then they would be flying pickets..
by Milfred Cubicle
7 Feb 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradura Rack Pack capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Carradura Rack Pack capacity

Hi, I'm looking for a new rackpack to replace my Topeak MTX, and the Carradice carradura looks a good bet. I know the capacity of the main compartment is a max. of about 13l. Could anyone give me an estimate of the total capacity with the fold-down pockets extended. Will these side pickets take a ch...
by Milfred Cubicle
4 Oct 2015, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double drilled cranks for a child
Replies: 28
Views: 1394

Re: Double drilled cranks for a child

I have a pair of Santana crank shorteners for sale. Bulletproof, as recommended by J.D Tandems. Feel free to p.m. me if interested.
by Milfred Cubicle
13 Sep 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Not For me ! - Giro 20 for Sale....
Replies: 3
Views: 4305

Re: Not For me ! - Giro 20 for Sale....

Hi,
Is this still for sale, and did you manage to get any pictures?

Thanks.
by Milfred Cubicle
15 Jul 2015, 11:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: haemorrhoids (piles)
Replies: 11
Views: 6192

Re: haemorrhoids (piles)

First of all, my sympathies. If there is a God, he/she/it was having a bad day when piles were thought up! Initially a chat with your g.p. may be useful, just check that it is piles. Please don't be embarassed, it is an incredibly common problem. Things you can do are get loads of fibre in your diet...
by Milfred Cubicle
15 Jul 2015, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New to discs. What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 17
Views: 2220

Re: New to discs. What am I doing wrong?

That would explain it. Once you get them sorted, if you want a little more 'grab', taking a fine grade emery paper to the discs helps. Buff the braking surface from the centre of the disc outwards, then rub clean (I use meths...seems to work). The minute scoring on the braking surface gives the brak...
by Milfred Cubicle
15 Jul 2015, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric gear shifting?
Replies: 282
Views: 9420

Re: Electric gear shifting?

If I was paid to use it, or it meant the 0.05 second advantage that secured my next contract then yes, I'd use it. Similarly if I had a condition that meant electronics could keep me cycling, I'd embrace it. Otherwise, it does rather seem like a sledghammer to crack a nut. It's a bit like high defin...
by Milfred Cubicle
29 May 2015, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aren't Tandems Sexist?...
Replies: 48
Views: 2419

Re: Aren't Tandems Sexist?...

My wife and I started riding tandems a while ago, and I was chosen to pilot due to having more cycling experience. After a while we bought a second tandem and she piloted it with our kids. One day I suggested she pilot and I'd be stoker. It was horrible...the bike handled like a top heavy jelly, my ...
by Milfred Cubicle
17 Oct 2014, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: noisy front disc brake after pad replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: noisy front disc brake after pad replacement

I don't want to insult your intelligence, but did you 'glaze' the pads before use?