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by SteveHunter
11 Jan 2015, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike for first long-distance trip
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: Bike for first long-distance trip

The Triban 500 SE is the pick of the bunch there.

There are some good bargains to be had on 2014 models at the moment and if you could slightly stretch your budget.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-z95-sora-2014/
by SteveHunter
11 Jan 2015, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike for first long-distance trip
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: Bike for first long-distance trip

A few questions. How much luggage do you need to carry. Does it need to have panniers on it. Do you want mudguards on it or are you planning on only good weather. You could easily do 85 - 90 miles a day on a mountain bike if you can lock out the suspension, if it has it, and put some slick tyres on ...
by SteveHunter
11 Jan 2015, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Navigational help please.
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

Re: Navigational help please.

I don't know how we cycled before Garmins ;)

I wouldn't consider riding an unfamiliar route without having pre planned it and loaded it into mine. I don't carry a paper map as backup but I do have a smartphone in my saddlebag so could use the map on that in an emergency.
by SteveHunter
9 Jan 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 3191

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

I have a friend who toured for 2 weeks, including some hotels and some camping on a carbon bike with a seat post mounted rear pannier. It can be done as long as you pack light.
by SteveHunter
9 Jan 2015, 6:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How To Lose Weight
Replies: 208
Views: 15010

Re: How To Lose Weight

Ride more and ride faster :)

That's what I did last year and lost 7 kg :)
by SteveHunter
6 Jan 2015, 12:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coincidences
Replies: 45
Views: 3151

Re: Coincidences

Yes, seems to happen a lot. I was looking for a new (secondhand) car for the misses, We knew roughly what we wanted, some form of estate car. I have found anything, I was at work and one of our contractors asked me for advice on a car he had seen on Auto trader, just so happens I recognised the car,...
by SteveHunter
4 Jan 2015, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect multi-tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1976

Re: The perfect multi-tool

It was only a few weeks ago I learnt that there were hex key sockets in my pedals, I have always used a spanner until then.
Felt a bit stupid when I found out.
by SteveHunter
4 Jan 2015, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crane River Parks Hounslow & other London rides
Replies: 35
Views: 7493

Re: Crane River Parks Hounslow London

I may take a look one evening in the summer, I work in Hampton Wick quite often and always bring my bike with me when staying in hotels in the area.
by SteveHunter
2 Jan 2015, 11:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Overlapping Interests
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Overlapping Interests

I'm a beer brewer, this gives me plenty of time in the garage while brewing to tinker with the bikes. I can also spot the Wild Hops growing in the hedgerows and return at harvest time :) I'm a beer fanatic, I can cycle around the decent pubs sampling the latest offerings. Cycling enables me to keep ...
by SteveHunter
2 Jan 2015, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you get attachable side bars for road drop bars?
Replies: 12
Views: 2680

Re: Can you get attachable side bars for road drop bars?

Wouldn't they be in the way when riding on the hoods. They would be in my way as they are exactly where the heel of my hand would be.
by SteveHunter
2 Jan 2015, 5:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: J E James Cycles - Returns requirement Alert !
Replies: 20
Views: 15371

Re: J E James Cycles - Returns requirement Alert !

Online companies with no quibble and free returns policies are one of the main reasons I return for repeat custom. I use Wiggle largely for this reason, I have had to return a couple of items and on both occasions it was no problem.
by SteveHunter
2 Jan 2015, 10:51am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Wear a little red dress cycling, it could save your life!
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Wear a little red dress cycling, it could save your lif

I've just ordered a Red Gore Windstopper jacket, I'm hoping that will have the same effect, as the Red Dress would look silly on me. ;)
by SteveHunter
1 Jan 2015, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Storing Carbon Frame
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Storing Carbon Frame

Does Carbon Fibre not like getting cold or wet either, I never knew about that ;)
by SteveHunter
1 Jan 2015, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Three! more cyclists killed
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Three! more cyclists killed

661-Pete wrote:How is it that, in 2015, cars are still so easy to steal? Speaking for myself, and not being of the TWOCer's persuasion, I wouldn't have the first idea how to hotwire* a car and/or defeat the immobiliser...


They break into your house and steal your car keys, then drive off in your car.
by SteveHunter
1 Jan 2015, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Location of lock on the bike
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Location of lock on the bike

I carry my lock in the bag, I have never found anywhere suitable on the frame to mount it, without it getting in the way of something.