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by LondonBikeCommuter
4 Aug 2014, 1:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

Have cancelled my membership this year after about 5 years 3 reasons 1) I don't want the monthly magazine which they can't stop sending me even if I ask them to stop. 2) Even with the backpacker rates which you CAN'T book online (PITA) the savings are minimal unless you use it for about a month wort...
by LondonBikeCommuter
1 Aug 2014, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech issue
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Front mech issue

CREPELLO wrote:Do you ever get it into alignment, then it goes out?

Yes, had it sorted a month ago and now its started to rub on the crank again. There's a noticeable scratch/groove where its rubbing.

Up to now it's been adjusted free but not sure after warranty expires.
by LondonBikeCommuter
1 Aug 2014, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech issue
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Front mech issue

I've got an Ultregra group set on my cyclocross bike which is used as my daily commuter. Right from the start the front mech has been a nightmare to keep in alignment. The main problem being that when the chain is on the largest ring at the front the crank rubs against it with each revolution of the...
by LondonBikeCommuter
9 Jun 2014, 10:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shocking Dawes build quality.
Replies: 7
Views: 6030

Shocking Dawes build quality.

Heard that a local chain cycle shop had a Dawes Ultra Galaxy in stock and on the shop floor. Decided to pop by and have a look. Was left blown away at the micturate poor quality of what is in essence a £1800 bike. The Dawes badge on the front had started to peel away as the glue wasn't strong enough...
by LondonBikeCommuter
20 May 2014, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: CTC ride question
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

Re: CTC ride question

Sorry I think I may be confused as to the relationship between the CTC and its clubs.

Is the general CTC membership different from the local CTC club membership i.e. you have to have to join BOTH to go on club rides?
Does that question make sense?
by LondonBikeCommuter
18 May 2014, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CTC ride question
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

CTC ride question

Was looking at the local CTC website and noticed that there are a number of rides going out at weekends that I'd be interested in doing. Firstly do you have to be a member to go on one? Also would love for the rides in question to be shown on Google maps or similar but there are only very basic deta...
by LondonBikeCommuter
5 May 2014, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - you must be sport
Replies: 17
Views: 4306

Re: Cycle - you must be sport

I'm sick of living in a country where everything has to be organised, marketed, sponsored, hi-vizzed to its eyeballs. Now this I completely agree with. I signed up to do a half marathon and everyone I've told or knows that I'm doing it has asked me which charity I'm running for. The answer is none ...
by LondonBikeCommuter
5 May 2014, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - you must be sport
Replies: 17
Views: 4306

Re: Cycle - you must be sport

Possibly 'cos it's the 'sporting' cyclists that cause the most aggro to other road users / are most visible tearing around 'our' countryside in peletons? :lol: completely disagree...... on the whole and not wishing to make sweeping generalisations but its the recreational/transport cyclists that gi...
by LondonBikeCommuter
1 May 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet clip gone
Replies: 12
Views: 2971

Re: Helmet clip gone

Of course, here was me thinking that I'd only replace the missing but when its easier to just replace both.

Thanks for the links will check them out.
by LondonBikeCommuter
1 May 2014, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet clip gone
Replies: 12
Views: 2971

Helmet clip gone

I bought a Giro Atmos helmet last year when I bought my new commuting cycle. Just gone to put it on for the cycle home and the buckle/clip (male bit) is missing and appears to have fallen off. Can't find it anywhere. A quick call to the supplier finds that replacements aren't available. What options...
by LondonBikeCommuter
29 Apr 2014, 5:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CX Tyres On A Road Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

Re: CX Tyres On A Road Bike

Swapped my Kendal Kwicker CX tires for some Gatorskin HardShell's as most cycling is of the city commuting type. Despite doing around 2k miles I've only had 2 flats both in fully loaded touring mode 1 on a farm track and the other on a little used country lane with lots of debris on it.
by LondonBikeCommuter
28 Apr 2014, 7:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I'm speechless!
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: I'm speechless!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/driver-suing-the-teenage-boy-she-struck-and-killed-for-emotional-trauma-9292104.html Definitely a tragic case for sure. I'm not taking sides but taking an impartial look under Ontario law where this happened cyclist are legally required to wear a hel...
by LondonBikeCommuter
26 Apr 2014, 11:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 22
Views: 5041

Re: Dawes Super Galaxy

Skywatcher wrote:I've found a catalogues online from 1993 and 1994

What colour are the bikes? Meteor Blue by any chance?
by LondonBikeCommuter
25 Apr 2014, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What event was it?
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: What event was it?

JamesE wrote:Looks like this to me.

That was it! Thanks for solving that little mystery [WHITE SMILING FACE]
by LondonBikeCommuter
24 Apr 2014, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avenue Vert (sort of) - London to Paris
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: Avenue Vert (sort of) - London to Paris

One useful tip for anyone getting lost on the French section of the Avenue Verte is that there are stickers as well as signs - well, there were last summer, at any rate. Thanks Richard. Don't want it to come across that I'm moaning as this cycle route is a hugely ambitious undertaking that should b...