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by don1
10 Apr 2015, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Croix de Fer - stiff enough in 60cm size?
Replies: 22
Views: 4245

Re: Genesis Croix de Fer - stiff enough in 60cm size?

Try a private message to Genesis Bikes on Facebook. They seem to be more keen to reply via Facebook rather than replying to emails.
I've had success with them through Facebook.
by don1
28 Mar 2015, 8:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear rack recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

Re: Rear rack recommendations

I used to have a Topeak super Tourist rack but found it quite chunky, so on my new bike I've gone for the Tortec Velocity which looks quite sleek.
by don1
20 Mar 2015, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?
Replies: 32
Views: 6155

Re: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?

What's your opinion of removing 11 speed chains for cleaning? I've been told they're too narrow and not strong enough to be repeatedly removed. Is this nonsense ?
by don1
16 Mar 2015, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best saddle for touring
Replies: 41
Views: 9065

Re: Best saddle for touring

...if leather floats your erm ...boat, then you could try spa cycles 'nidd'....similar in shape to the B17, just as comfy and half the price. If you go for one of those remove the lacing for the break in period - it'll be a lot easier on your backside. I have a reasonably new B17 with lacing. Whils...
by don1
15 Mar 2015, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WD-40 Lube or not?!
Replies: 31
Views: 4817

Re: WD-40 Lube or not?!

Muc off do a decent one as well, I think it's called MO-94.
Although GT85 is my favourite, if not just because of the smell.
by don1
14 Mar 2015, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire
Replies: 39
Views: 5615

Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

I was too slow off the mark. I was hoping to attend this. Shame they're fully booked. Hopefully it'll be a success and there will be more in the future.
I guess now I'm able to see the Tour de Yorkshire locally, and watch the Mayweather/Pacquiao boxing on the Saturday.
by don1
14 Mar 2015, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Innova inner tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Innova inner tubes

Hi, I have some tyres by same make, they normally come with MTB of yesteryear. How custom built was the bike :?: I don't think that cheap inner tubes are a safety problem unless the valve patch is coming unstuck or there is premature aging of rubber visable :?: Some cheap Chinese (made in china) tu...
by don1
14 Mar 2015, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Innova inner tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Innova inner tubes

I had my first puncture on my new bike this week and it led me to discover that my LBS who built up my bike had fitted Innova inner tubes. They looked 'cheap' as I removed them, certainly compared to the Conti tubes that I'm used to. Innova have a website which tells me that they're Taiwanese, but t...
by don1
13 Mar 2015, 11:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Copper grease
Replies: 19
Views: 3340

Copper grease

I have a steel framed 2015 Croix de Fer. My seat post is an Aluminium alloy. Should I use copper grease or regular grease on my seat post ?
I read somewhere that copper grease with steel frames and Al seat posts can cause corrosion - is that true ?
by don1
12 Mar 2015, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike lubing/cleaning on tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Bike lubing/cleaning on tour

Hi. I'm new to multi-day touring; my touring so far has just been single nights away.

If you're camping for example, what do you guys do with regards to cleaning and lubing for longer tours ?
Do you just take a rag and lube, and then give the bike a proper clean and degrease when back home ?
by don1
8 Mar 2015, 12:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help! Where can I buy tube scarf
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Help! Where can I buy tube scarf

I got a great merino wool one from Planet X. Cheaper than a buff too.
by don1
15 Feb 2015, 9:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Radio/MP3 player
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Radio/MP3 player

I have a Sansa clip +. The sound quality is very good. I bought it to replace my Cowon player that died in the washing machine. The sound quality isn't quite as good as the excellent Cowon but for £20 (Black Friday deal) for the Sansa versus £120 for the Cowon, I can certainly cope with it. I instal...
by don1
8 Feb 2015, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Biking on a budget, Help
Replies: 40
Views: 2656

Re: Biking on a budget, Help

To the OP. I'm looking to sell my Btwin Triban 3, and it's in the ball park of your budget. I haven't got around to properly putting it up for sale yet, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. It's a cracking little bike but my needs outgrew it (I now have a lovely Genesis Croix de Fer). The Triban is ...
by don1
28 Jan 2015, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Smithfield ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6114

Re: Genesis Smithfield ?

If it helps, I'm 5'11", and my Genesis Croix de Fer is size 56.
by don1
21 Jan 2015, 2:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Country Zephyros 1 vs Vango Banshee 200
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Wild Country Zephyros 1 vs Vango Banshee 200

Vango Banshee available for £84.50 from outdoor gear.co.uk. I then used the price match at Go Outdoors and got it for £76.

I know I could have got the 2013 from go outdoors for £75 but there's limited stock only available from certain stores and not available online