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by jawaka
7 Jan 2008, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: have you taken a folder to france on train?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

georgew would you tell me the make of saddlebag that you are using; this sems a very good idea if it also does away with the rear rack which otherwise has to be removed to fold the chameleon
by jawaka
20 Dec 2007, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why am I so slow?
Replies: 48
Views: 7580

what an encouraging thread; unlike some other fora/forums wwere talk is of i'm beginner and i can only do 14 mph/ you'll get up to 18 if you stick at it etc. they no mention of the topography etc. i'm never really going for it and average 12-13; rarely overtaken by a lone cyclist, so i uspect there'...
by jawaka
12 Dec 2007, 3:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: How safe is it to buy on the internet?
Replies: 37
Views: 10916

resurrecting this old thread; i've started to use my card when i got windows vista as more secure and also got grisoft anti virus (it's free, mentioned earlier) i was happier after seeing the "royal institution christmas lectures" on prime numbers and how secure information on net is secur...
by jawaka
10 Dec 2007, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 26" Tourers - Any advice recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

yep i'll back up th e old drop bar steel sardar, i've been pleased to have the wider tyres and stronger wheels on some of the sustrans routes. it's a comfy simple and reliable bike
by jawaka
10 Dec 2007, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks -- a real pain
Replies: 31
Views: 5273

i broke one in last year and have done about 1,500 miles on it and have used proofide regularly. it it was hard ,in both senses, and still feels hard. however i used my old saddle for a 50 mile road and really suffered, whereas the brooks whilst it feels hard when you set off is comfy when i get goi...
by jawaka
10 Dec 2007, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Endura Venturi eVENT Overtrousers
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

i think they are particularly useful/essential for touring in persistent rain: you may get wet legs but they stop you getting cold by keeping the wind off. i use them for commuting also, it's not far, but rarely need them, no more than once a month at the most.whether it's worth paying the endura pr...
by jawaka
7 Dec 2007, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: this forum has changed for the better
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

yes this site definitely has a friendlier feel than bike radar, where the tone did seem a little aggressive at times and not like the old c+ site. i'm 53 so maybe we are all a bit older and calmer here.
by jawaka
6 Dec 2007, 10:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Improvised repairs on tours.
Replies: 21
Views: 3104

a square cut from an old toothpaste tube takes up no space and sorts out a split tyre
by jawaka
6 Dec 2007, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: have you taken a folder to france on train?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

have you taken a folder to france on train?

i want to do some frequent short, light tours in france to some very out of the way places. i think a folding tourer is a good answer: no booking and there will be 3 trains at least: gner to kings x, st pancras to paris/ lille and a tgv and maybe a local train. i fancied an airnimal as by all accoun...
by jawaka
6 Dec 2007, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: this forum has changed for the better
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

this forum has changed for the better

i joined the ctc forum about 5 years ago but it was pretty much dead then in terms of posting, so ended up on c+. since that went i haven't settled anywhere. ended up looking at this by chance and it seems completely different in terms of activity. i wonder why it looks like bike radar site, when it...