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by robwa10
1 Oct 2009, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next Summer (not LEJOG)
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Next Summer (not LEJOG)

Which part or area of the Peaks are you hoping to go through? I can direct you onto some of my favourite quieter roads and point out any sharp climbs that might suddenly greet you. :)
by robwa10
25 Sep 2009, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exustar Stelvio
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Exustar Stelvio

Spa Cycles have the last of their stock on sale. So if they have your size then you're fine. Also they have the new model in stock but they're about £25 more.
http://spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s154p0
by robwa10
25 Sep 2009, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lights-Lumens, Lux, Watts, Candlepower...HELP!
Replies: 30
Views: 9713

Re: Lights-Lumens, Lux, Watts, Candlepower...HELP!

I asked a similar question on here last winter. Unfortunately there are no simple (or even difficult) equations for working it out. It seems to be a good way to keep people from comparing your companies light to another companies. Not sure about the particular models you mention but here's a link to...
by robwa10
25 Sep 2009, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report
Replies: 44
Views: 3905

Re: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report

I imagine this stuff must be much more widely used than in bike trailers (and Birdy suspension) so somebody must know how well it performs over time. My child trailer has a similar looking material connecting the hitch and trailer arm. I got the trailer from a friend who used it on all four of his ...
by robwa10
23 Sep 2009, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report
Replies: 44
Views: 3905

Re: Carry Freedom trailer - resurrection report

Mick F wrote:I’m glad to be back on the road, and look forward to shopping trips and perhaps a tour in the spring.


If you decide to go through the Peak District again I'd be more than glad to accompany you on some part of your ramblings. :)
by robwa10
22 Sep 2009, 11:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: J E James
Replies: 39
Views: 70811

Re: J E James

Called the Chesterfield branch yesterday inquiring about 44cm Specialized Pro Road Ergo bars. Gave the man on the phone the product number from their internet site and he checked their system. Said he had it in and went and found it on the display and removed them and put them in the back with my na...
by robwa10
19 Sep 2009, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Purchasing my first touring bike.
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Purchasing my first touring bike.

Gareth

Go to the To Good To Lose thread and there's a very exstensive post on touring started by myself. Paul gives a wealth of info to digest and consider. If you still have thoughts or questions then feel free to ask away. :D
by robwa10
17 Sep 2009, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Watching the Tour of Britain
Replies: 47
Views: 1634

Re: Watching the Tour of Britain

Have you got your red devil outfit sorted Mick?
by robwa10
15 Sep 2009, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5661

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

What type of hubs are used on the trailer? Just curious if they're standard bike hubs as I'm also trying to work out a solution in my head.
by robwa10
14 Sep 2009, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Van Nicholas ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5359

Re: Van Nicholas ?

I noticed the Mistral the other day as well when browsing their site. Looks very interesting. I know VN get good reviews generally. If I was going to buy one I'd definitely have to test ride something first that was nearly £1000 for frame. Paul great to see you back, or did you not leave and I'm jus...
by robwa10
11 Sep 2009, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5661

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

I also think they should pay you for being a field tester. I wouldn't have thought that to many other people have done 5,000+ miles on their CF's. I'm glad to in a very sad way to hear your report though. Sad that it ruined you trip so early on. But glad to hear that my worst fears about the wheel s...
by robwa10
9 Sep 2009, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon Boardman
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Carbon Boardman

If you haven't had a look at Sheldon Brown's article on frame sizing then do. http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html I agree with him that it's the top tube that matters. All my bikes have a top tube of 570mm or nearly that. The seat tubes were all different though. My MK3 is 510mm with a sloping...
by robwa10
6 Sep 2009, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Used these Bars (Modolo Yuma Mohican Multi Position)
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Anyone Used these Bars (Modolo Yuma Mohican Multi Position)

A friend gave me a rigid MTB frame that he was going to throw out and I've started using it as my commuter. Then I can keep the MK3 light and always ready for a quick jaunt out. The MTB is also very good with my child seat on the back as we mainly ride on towpaths and similar as a family. Anyways th...
by robwa10
4 Sep 2009, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrying bicycles on cars
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Carrying bicycles on cars

Only type I've ever used. Driven to London and back via M1 several times and never had any problems even doing 70-80mph. Drag created by the bikes is my only problem. But that's gonna happen no matter what the carrier. Just might be somewhat less with roof mounted version.
by robwa10
1 Sep 2009, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB tyres for winter hacking/commuting
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: MTB tyres for winter hacking/commuting

The Panaracer Pasela Tour Guard Folding Tyre with Aramid Belt get pretty good reviews. When I get some new tyres for the MTB I'm slowly fixing up I think it'll be those. Good for roads but still give you some tread for towpaths and the like.