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by amaferanga
28 Dec 2011, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!

The most important thing to consider IMO is how enjoyable the turbo is to ride - the feel of it compared to the road. From my experience the Fluid 2 is superb in this respect. I've also used another fluid trainer (Elite Supercrono) and a magnetic resistance Tacx Swing and these were simply horrible ...
by amaferanga
13 Dec 2011, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There
Replies: 93
Views: 4840

Re: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There

Do I have to disown my parents as well or can I visit them in the far South of Scotland. I'm pretty sure they play no part in catching the gannet chicks.

What an idiotic thing for the OP to suggest....
by amaferanga
3 Dec 2011, 1:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days
Replies: 46
Views: 29956

Re: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days

I stand by what I say, If I know I need to be at a certain point at a certain time I want to know the whole route there, not just the next 200 yards, and if possible I want to avoid delays and diversions by planning ahead rather than having to react on the road as that will slow me down. Such an in...
by amaferanga
23 Nov 2011, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa cycles diversify further!
Replies: 85
Views: 12013

Re: Spa cycles diversify further!

About time someone started selling an alternative to the ludicrously overpriced Brooks. They were good VFM a few years ago - they now cost about twice what I paid for the last one I bought. I don't use them now anyway, but I'd never buy a Brooks at their current prices.
by amaferanga
22 Nov 2011, 3:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days
Replies: 46
Views: 29956

Re: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days

Good luck, sounds like you've come a long way in quite a short period of time so you are clearly a determined and committed individual. Is it possible? Probably. I think you'll probably find that raising even 10% of your target will be MUCH more of a challenge though. FWIW I did an unsupported LEJOG...
by amaferanga
12 Nov 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturdy, Light Aero Wheelset
Replies: 14
Views: 2382

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: 2382

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: 5556

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: 5556

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: 518

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: 412

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: 1299

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: 1127

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: 1682

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: 3116

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...