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by don1
20 Jan 2015, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Allow slowing down signal with either arm?
Replies: 29
Views: 2307

Re: Allow slowing down signal with either arm?

I used a hand signal to slow down the other day and a driver behind me hurled abuse at me and repeatedly honked their horn because they didn't recognise it.
by don1
18 Jan 2015, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 55
Views: 2644

Just starting out

Hi all. I'm just getting into cycle touring/camping. I've car camped with the family in the past so all my existing kit has tended to be in the 'weight no object' category , so cooking equipment has just been typical kitchen stuff brought along from home. Any hints and tips about cooking kit would b...
by don1
18 Jan 2015, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling into the River/Canal
Replies: 70
Views: 4779

Re: Cycling into the River/Canal

A friend of mine used to be a policeman and rode a police motor bike. He still gets jibes 20 years down the line about riding it into the local canal :-)
by don1
16 Jan 2015, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: LLC and Wales Questions
Replies: 137
Views: 20134

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

It's out of the way a bit but Cheshire Oaks cycles near Ellesmere Port is a decent shout.
by don1
11 Jan 2015, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to 'V' brakes
Replies: 29
Views: 4079

Re: Alternative to 'V' brakes

I've found Koolstop to be a good compromise of performance vs price. I think they do different colours which determine the compound.
by don1
10 Jan 2015, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: LLC and Wales Questions
Replies: 137
Views: 20134

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

Fingers crossed indeed. Having trouble deciphering where this Peninne Trail is? Its not clear to me on the OSM map. Nothing quite near the airport that doesn't do a circular loop. The hard part will be getting back to Manchest from Cardiff/Chepstow. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420884392.328933.jpg From...
by don1
3 Jan 2015, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting analysis of the stresses on a wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Interesting analysis of the stresses on a wheel

Wheels. My favourite debate. Imagine if you will, a fly jammed in between the tread of the tyre on one of your bike wheels. You are riding along at, say, 20 mph. In the course of one revolution of the wheel as you are riding, that fly, starting at the bottom of the wheel will be stationary, then ac...
by don1
19 Dec 2014, 11:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: LLC and Wales Questions
Replies: 137
Views: 20134

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

If you fly into Manchester then the train from Manchester airport to Chester is about 1.5 hrs. About £20 one way.
If you have a spare day, you could always cycle from the airport to Chester via the trans Pennine trail.
by don1
17 Dec 2014, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium
Replies: 26
Views: 3284

Re: Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium

Like Reohn2, I am on Vaya no2, and love them (though my no1 is essentially trashed- my fault :oops: ), but as Brucey says, it seems you're comparing different things- usually between Salsa and Genesis, it would be the Croix de Fer (which I think is quite ugly, sorry folk) that is compared to the Va...
by don1
15 Dec 2014, 7:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TOURING 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 6001

Re: TOURING 2015

I'm hoping to do the LLC (albeit starting in Chester) in July/August. If I can't work out the finances for that (I'm in the USA) then I'll stay local and bust my lungs doing a Colorado Loop with something over 14,000 ft of climbing over 9-days. I plan to do something similar at Easter, weather perm...
by don1
26 Nov 2014, 9:48pm
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

I quite like the Vango Blade 200 instead of the banshee though, albeit I don't own either.
by don1
26 Nov 2014, 9:47pm
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

Apparently the vango banshee 200 is 'Designed for anyone who requires a banshee 200 tent' :-)

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In the Decathlon Stockport branch.
by don1
26 Nov 2014, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle replacement - Brooks
Replies: 35
Views: 3914

Re: Saddle replacement - Brooks

Thanks, I hadn't realised spa did brooks too. I'll pop down with the bike and check them out.
by don1
26 Nov 2014, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle replacement - Brooks
Replies: 35
Views: 3914

Re: Saddle replacement - Brooks

I had considered the spa saddles but bike-discount.de have the Brooks saddles at a good price so I was leaning towards the brooks, but for the potential that it might not go back enough for me. I'll probably nip over to spa to check them out.
by don1
25 Nov 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle replacement - Brooks
Replies: 35
Views: 3914

Saddle replacement - Brooks

Hi. I'm looking to replace my existing charge spoon saddle on my new Croix de Fer with a Brooks. Do Brooks saddles have a good range of fore/aft adjustment ? I seem to recollect a while ago reading complaints that they don't go back far enough. I've currently got a 25mm offset seatpost. Have any of ...