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by Bowak
7 Dec 2013, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: New front wheel

I use 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Pluses for the front tyre.
by Bowak
7 Dec 2013, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: New front wheel

All the rims being offered there are the same price, so the price difference is for the hubs. As for the expense of the hub, there is a general rule "Anything above MY level is a waste of money, anything below MY level is crap" This applies to all levels. :lol: I like it. Without particul...
by Bowak
7 Dec 2013, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: New front wheel

I'm not so sure about what I'll do when I wear the next rim out. In part this is because I can't be too sure how much distance the current wheel's done. The hub and spokes look and feel fine so probably are, but I quite like the idea of having a new one and knowing exactly what it's been through. It...
by Bowak
7 Dec 2013, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New front wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

New front wheel

I have a 97 Dawes Galaxy and it's finally time for me to replace the front wheel due to wear from the brake blocks. I've had the bike since Jan 2005, and have never changed the wheel, so it's plausible that it's the original. I'm planning on buying a handbuilt wheel from Spa Cycles to aim for a simi...
by Bowak
26 Aug 2013, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Touring in Germany

I'm at the earliest planning stages of a 10ish day tour for next summer from Amsterdam to Berlin. I'm currently aiming to pretty much follow Eurovelo Route 2 and I was wondering what recommendations people have regarding hostels/camping in Germany. Principally, is wild camping allowed? and particula...
by Bowak
19 May 2013, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy
Replies: 27
Views: 6360

Re: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy

Thanks very much for all the advice here. I've been persuaded to stick with 7 speed for now. One last thought I've had - I still plan on getting the smaller chain rings, which has made me think if it might be a good idea to have two separate cassettes for commuting and touring. Say just for example ...
by Bowak
19 May 2013, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy
Replies: 27
Views: 6360

Re: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy

Here's the 12-32: http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Shimano-HG20-7- ... _43086.htm

and here's a whole set of options, of which the 13-34 is probably the most suited for me: http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... tAodmFkAxQ
by Bowak
18 May 2013, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy
Replies: 27
Views: 6360

Re: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy

Thanks for the information. Just checking that when you say the spacer would be to the left of the cassette, is that with looking forwards? ie the spacer would be between the spokes and the cassette. I have to admit I'd been looking at 9 speed after seeing what recent year's Galaxys have been geared...
by Bowak
18 May 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy
Replies: 27
Views: 6360

7 speed to 9 speed conversion for a Galaxy

Hi, I have a '97 Dawes Galaxy that will need a new cassette and replacement chain rings within the next year. I'm planning on taking advantage of this to change the ratios to better suit my current use. I've spent the last couple of weekends researching bits and pieces and I want to check that what ...