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by jk49
1 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: durace 9 speed bar end shifters. no longer needed

No longer needed as I've managed to buy some from ebay. Thanks for the offers, interest etc.
by jk49
27 Sep 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: durace 9 speed bar end shifters.

Got me haha, no probs.
by jk49
27 Sep 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: durace 9 speed bar end shifters.

Deliquium, I'm not really sure from your post, but are any of your NOS available?
by jk49
27 Sep 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: durace 9 speed bar end shifters.

Thanks for the offer landsurfer. I'll wait and see if any others turn up for a bit.
by jk49
27 Sep 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

SORTED durace 9 speed bar end shifters.

I'm hoping someone else (after the successful request for the same by deliquium) has a set of 9 speed durace bar end shifters that they might sell me. Might be interested in a set of 8 speed if no 9 speed are available.
Thanks
by jk49
19 Jul 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Flanders

+1 for the west vleteren brewery. There's a little campsite a couple of miles away that you can wobble back too after you have sampled all of their 3 beers. One is 12%! I was there last Saturday, it was full of cycle clubs enjoying a couple of post ride beers.
by jk49
19 Jul 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake

After wheel removal, if I don't follow the procedure I am about to describe, I get disc rub, despite clearances being set up correctly. I think it is just a simple way of aligning the disc with the caliper, BB7's FYI. I put the wheel into the dropouts and while the skewer is still untightened, just ...
by jk49
11 May 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting Orkney, which ferry, best place to leave a car
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Visiting Orkney, which ferry, best place to leave a car

Yes, we just left our car at the terminal in Gill's bay. There seemed to be lots of room and we had no problems. It is a fantastic area to visit, with much of interest to see, nice camp sites, and really friendly locals. Make time to go to Hoy and Rousay if you can.
by jk49
7 Mar 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

We did this journey two years ago, but didn't go through Paris. I think we changed at Le mans and Tours. As above, it was very simple. Captain Train was the site we used for info and booking, which has now been taken over by Trainline I think. Enjoy!
by jk49
27 Feb 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: is this part of Holland worth a visit?
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: is this part of Holland worth a visit?

Went for 10 days two years ago. Loved it. Lots of little campsites, amazing civil engineering, barrages etc. Some good museums to do with the great flood. Went to Dordrecht to see the wind mills and took a waterbus to Roterdam which was fun. Nice wetlands area NE of Dordrecht with good camping again...
by jk49
8 Jan 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Suisse Normande
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Touring in Suisse Normande

There is a voie verte ( traffic free cycle path) leading out of Caen towards Suisse Normandie. It is well surfaced all the way, and scenic after the first couple of miles. When it finishes there is the usual web of d roads to choose from. Worth using to avoid aforementioned busy roads. Agree about t...
by jk49
8 Jan 2018, 2:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Spokes for front hub motor - result
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Spokes for front hub motor

Not sure what length spokes you will need, but if you need extra short, as lots of ebike hub motors use, I can recommend ryanbuildwheels on ebay. Just search for custom spokes or short spoke. No connection, but excellent fast service.
by jk49
17 Oct 2017, 9:05am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Electric
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Cargo Bike Electric

Ps
have you considered an electric driven trailer that you could hitch to a standard bike?
by jk49
17 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Electric
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Cargo Bike Electric

At the risk of repeating the same piece of advice, the pedelecs forum has some very knowledgeable people who seem very happy to help. Your requirements maybe slightly outside their normal remit(solos non cargo etc), so the other place to try might be endless sphere. This is a US based forum, having ...
by jk49
13 Oct 2017, 2:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help with battery replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1696

Re: Electric bike battery

Maybe try the pedelecs forum. There are some very knowledgeable (about ebike stuff) contributors over there.