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by amaferanga
12 Nov 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturdy, Light Aero Wheelset
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: Sturdy, Light Aero Wheelset

Big T wrote:Planet x carbon 50's are within your price range at £499.


Tubs for everyday use?
by amaferanga
12 Nov 2011, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturdy, Light Aero Wheelset
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: Sturdy, Light Aero Wheelset

30mm isn't really aero - doubt you'd notive any difference between a 20mm rim and a 30mm rim. As for options, have a look at Wheelsmith . Derek is surely one of the best wheel builders in the country. I have some IRD Cadence that I'd highly recommend. If you want properly aero without the weight you...
by amaferanga
1 Nov 2011, 10:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world without a penny to start with...
Replies: 67
Views: 5520

Re: Round the world without a penny to start with...

You're right and that is why I havent been to England for years. :lol: However when people do go out and mix with Johny foreigners in real life, THEY do not begrudge you food and board and often expect little in return except the pleasure of your company. Even when visiting countries which are unde...
by amaferanga
1 Nov 2011, 7:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world without a penny to start with...
Replies: 67
Views: 5520

Re: Round the world without a penny to start with...

Pretty distasteful to travel through countries where so many people are living in poverty scrounging as you go. Or taking work away from the locals. Really bad idea IMO.
by amaferanga
24 Aug 2011, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain length - single speed
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: chain length - single speed

Sounds like you need to buy a half link such as this
by amaferanga
8 Mar 2011, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trip report Uganda
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Trip report Uganda

Hi, For those of you with nothing better to on these cold winter nights here's my trip report from warmer climates:) http://www.shanecycles.com/cycling/uganda-2011 If SW Uganda is on your to-do list I'd recommend getting there soon, before the kids start throwing stones . Shane What makes you think...
by amaferanga
25 Feb 2011, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holux GPSport 260 Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Holux GPSport 260 Pro

Are you in any way affiliated with the company that make/sell these?

FWIW I'd rather have a Garmin Edge 500 for around the same price - looks a hell of a lot better as well. The Holux looks cheap and dated.
by amaferanga
24 Feb 2011, 9:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Steel frame MTB for expedition
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Steel frame MTB for expedition

Can you get On One Inbred frames in SA? I know you can get Planet X so I'd have thought you could given that On One and Planet X are the same company.
by amaferanga
23 Feb 2011, 10:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK camping and cycling tour for charity in April/May
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: UK camping and cycling tour for charity in April/May

Can you clarify something - will all the money you raise be going to charity? And when you get free accommodation will you be personally donating that money to the charity - is that what you mean by reverse donation? Good luck with it, but I suspect you'll find it hard to convince people you don't k...
by amaferanga
21 Feb 2011, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Chain - Broken after only 350 miles !
Replies: 28
Views: 3074

Re: Shimano Chain - Broken after only 350 miles !

I don't think many people would brake a chain just through sheer strength. Much more likely is that the chain gets damaged somehow, thereby weakening it. In this case I'd say that either you just have a dodgy chain or your partner damaged the chain through poor gear shifting (may not be her fault if...
by amaferanga
20 Feb 2011, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very strong 48 hole 700c rims
Replies: 17
Views: 3298

Re: very strong 48 hole 700c rims

I've ridden about 30,000km in Africa, mostly on very rough roads, with 36 hole, 26" wheels and never had any problems. The only time I ever had a wheel go out of true even was when my camera fell into the front wheel and got trapped between the spokes and fork. And I wasn't exactly travelling l...
by amaferanga
18 Feb 2011, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bullhorn Bars
Replies: 21
Views: 4675

Re: Bullhorn Bars

Plenty of bullhorn bars available for a lot less than the Cinelli.

e.g. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31328
by amaferanga
16 Feb 2011, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 5600 Cassette 10sp - Help?
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: Shimano 105 5600 Cassette 10sp - Help?

Bent dérailleur hanger.
by amaferanga
14 Feb 2011, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 5600 Cassette 10sp - Help?
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: Shimano 105 5600 Cassette 10sp - Help?

Which chain ring are you on when this happens?

If its the inner ring then the solution is simple - don't use that gear combination.
by amaferanga
5 Jan 2011, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weight dilema
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: Weight dilema

Not meaning to sound cheeky, but do you really weigh 180kg? If so and your wheels are coping then how about losing 10kg off you to offset the weight of the luggage?