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by Altissima
6 Jun 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Re: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer

Hi PH
Thanks for responding again. We live in Devon. Happy to post the fork anywhere though
by Altissima
6 Jun 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Re: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer

Hi PH Thank you for posting a reply so quickly. I should have said it was an uncut steerer :) I have tried an extender but it felt wobbly (I may have mounted it wrongly) on off road rides so I took it off. I hadn't thought about having it welded by a bike builder. I will make some enquiries. Many th...
by Altissima
6 Jun 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer

Hi, I have a 2014 model Surly Troll that I have had and enjoyed (for the most part) for 6 years and around 4,000 miles, mainly as a commuting bike and for occasional off road rides. The issue that I have (and which stops me using it for longer journeys) with the bike is the relatively short steerer ...
by Altissima
22 May 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike choice - Surly disk trucker ? - 26 inch wheels - frame size ?
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: New bike choice - Surly disk trucker ? - 26 inch wheels - frame size ?

I have a Disc Trucker and Troll, both with 26 inch wheels. The DT is a 62cm (which looks slightly odd) but I love it. I bought it for overseas touring and have used it on everything from Audax to offroad rides. It's not light or very fast but I have a 700 wheel steel framed bike that is. If you take...
by Altissima
20 May 2020, 12:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed

Thanks very much Brucey, that's really helpful
by Altissima
19 May 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed

Hi, thanks very much for all of your replies. I didn't include this detail before but my wife has a bespoke built bike with 150mm cranks already and loves it. She has had that bike for 7 years and we have had several thousand happy miles touring. The only problem is that when we moved house (just be...
by Altissima
19 May 2020, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Chainset swap 7 to 9 speed

Could anyone advise please if we can change a 7 speed Shimano Tourney chainset for a 9 speed Thorn? The reason for the swap is primarily to get shorter cranks (150mm) for my OH who is 4 ft 11 tall. The spin off would be a better quality chainset. The bike is a Specialised Sirrus Women's v-brake bike...
by Altissima
24 Feb 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 126
Views: 17582

Re: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

We are planning a week or 8 day trip from Luxembourg City to Europort Rotterdam via the Vennbahn then cycling back via Maastricht and maybe Eindhoven and Zierikzee. To start, we will get an overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge then train to Luxembourg City.
by Altissima
26 Jan 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43253

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

I'm certain that the gender gap makes up a part of it in the UK (and other English speaking, car-centric countries like the USA and Australia), where women; -generally have the responsibility to see that children get to school and other activities -have less time due to the combination of work and ...