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by don1
23 Nov 2014, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 3354

Re: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards

Hi Ian. I thought that initially myself, but the marketing pics on the website has the threaded hole in the same orientation as on my bike so I assumed that if it was indeed a mistake on mine then it's unlikely they'd have used a incorrectly built frame for the publicity shots. Although it's still a...
by don1
23 Nov 2014, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 3354

Re: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards

Thanks for the quick reply. It seemed the way to go but just wanted to bounce it off you guys.
by don1
23 Nov 2014, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 3354

SKS Chromoplastic mudguards

Hi. I'm trying to fit some SKS mudguards to my new Croix de Fer. This is the first time I've had 'proper' mudguards on a bike, previous ones have been the flimsy clip on race bike type on previous bikes. Anyway, front done, but struggling on the rear. I'm sure this is a silly question but advice wou...
by don1
22 Oct 2014, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: intense foot pain
Replies: 21
Views: 1884

Re: intense foot pain

I haven't been to my gp yet, but I've also recently developed intense foot pain. Seems to be the ball of the foot and/or surrounding tendons.
by don1
19 Oct 2014, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Unfortunately it's probably a bit big for you.

And the bike is the wrong size for you too !
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by don1
19 Oct 2014, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

A few more pics, taken during today's ride.
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by don1
15 Oct 2014, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vaude or carradice cape?
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Vaude or carradice cape?

I usually use nikwax for my waterproof stuff. There's also a heavier duty waterproofer you can get which is designed for the likes of tents.
by don1
12 Oct 2014, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

I admit it hasn't ventured far. Only 25 miles or so. I'll upload a few more pics for you. I've taken some better ones with my proper camera rather than just my iphone.

Out of interest, I just weighed it and it's bang on 11kg.
by don1
12 Oct 2014, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Hi. I understand the blue off the shelf version is approx £1750 with the same shimano 105 11 speed groupset, albeit a non-series crankset and non series shifters. Other difference is the brakes. They may be full hydraulics, where my TRP Hy/Rd are cable actuated hydraulics. My build came in at £1500 ...
by don1
10 Oct 2014, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

Hmm, I'm not quite ready to put it out for pasture.

I've actually not had chance to ride it yet. I'll review it once I've put in some decent mileage.

I'm really pleased with how it came out though.
by don1
9 Oct 2014, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

New Genesis Croix de Fer custom build

I couldn't resist posting a few pics of my new custom build.

Genesis Croix de Fer
Shimano RX31 wheelset
Shimano 105 11 speed
TRP Hy/Rd brakes
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by don1
9 Oct 2014, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best value touring bike with a £900 budget
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Best value touring bike with a £900 budget

I believe the Genesis Tour de Fer is in that same price range.
That link is my local bike shop who are also Genesis dealers. Although I can't see the Tour de Fer on the website though.
by don1
5 Oct 2014, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 24 spoke wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: 24 spoke wheels

Thanks guys. You've confirmed my initial thoughts.
by don1
4 Oct 2014, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 24 spoke wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: 24 spoke wheels

I forgot to add. I'm running disc brakes.