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by pga
21 Dec 2011, 11:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: ANY ADVICE ON 24 HOUR CYCE RIDE

You don't make it clear whether you wish to ride as an independent group of four following your own route or in an organised event, eg an AUK audax or a CTT 24 hour time trial. If the latter, it is better to start with the AUK events - more basic and self reliant than sportives, but a lot cheaper - ...
by pga
14 Dec 2011, 5:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kevin Mayne has a new job.
Replies: 22
Views: 4942

Re: Kevin Mayne has a new job.

Thanks to Kevin for keeping the CTC on the road for many years. His has not been an easy job. CTC members have varying views between extremes - those opposed to any change and those who see change as the only way to survive in these quite difficult times. You cannot please all of the members all of ...
by pga
17 Oct 2011, 11:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worst town for cycling in Britain?
Replies: 61
Views: 7026

Re: Worst town for cycling in Britain?

Milton Keynes may not be the cycling capital of Great Britain but, there again, where is? However, in spite of being very much a motorist's city, cycling thrives in Milton Keynes with all forms catered for from easy riding to professional racing. The surrounding countryside is still accessible and t...
by pga
4 Oct 2011, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alexrims DH19 (pics attached)
Replies: 40
Views: 10856

Re: Alexrims DH19 (pics attached)

My Panorama dates back to to at least 2005/6. I've cycle toured to the Semaine Federale every year since then, plus other UK cycle camping trips, with no problems. Alas, I now have a fear that a failure may occur at any time. Best not to read these forums.
by pga
5 Sep 2011, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: csts for ten day cycling /camping tour of normandy
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: csts for ten day cycling /camping tour of normandy

Don't have cafe stops. Easy if alone but hard to do with friends. Generally travelling alone is cheaper and often leads to more pleasant experiences, but can be lonely at times.
by pga
5 Sep 2011, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Attaching bottle cage to downtube
Replies: 26
Views: 3982

Re: Attaching bottle cage to downtube

Decathlon do a bottle cage attachment, the same principle as the Zefal - £4.99 - look ok to me.
by pga
2 Sep 2011, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent for solo camping
Replies: 26
Views: 6182

Re: Tent for solo camping

MarkF spot on about the Quechua tent. Current price £99.99. Also very important the outer goes up first which means the inner keeps dry when putting up the tent.

Don't waste money on more expensive and, often, worse performing tents.
by pga
13 Aug 2011, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are these for?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: What are these for?

Dynamo mounts - Dawes bikes seem to have these on most forks. They often go unnoticed by the riders.

Whether they suit standard side wall dynamos is another question.
by pga
6 Jul 2011, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route 51 Oxford to Cambridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Route 51 Oxford to Cambridge

I agree with the suggestion that you should work out your own route using country lanes and the like. Use the town roads through Bicester - busy but safe. The only off road bit I would recommend is the section from Winslow to the east of Milton Keynes. From here the original off road route was a dis...
by pga
29 Jun 2011, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best choice for a new Audax/ Sportive bike - help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6634

Re: Best choice for a new Audax/ Sportive bike - help!

Wiggle have three Moser bikes on discount at the moment. The Moser 111 carbon with 105 costs £960 and the Moser 111 carbon with Ultegra costs £1300. Both seem good deals for 2011 models, but I have seen few reviews. Any feedback? The other model - aluminium framed - is cheaper but like wise has a go...
by pga
29 Jun 2011, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Brian Rourke Bike info
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Vintage Brian Rourke Bike info

I have two Rourkes and my wife one and this is certainly not from the same stable. Look at the wheelbase,fork rake, lugs and seat stay wrap over - very non Rourke. BR transfers are readily available, hence the confusion. I would recommend a steel framed Rourke to anyone looking for a new bike. Mine ...
by pga
15 Jun 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2759
Views: 383463

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I had an Aerospace frame with non standard chromed steel forks which I rode fixed wheel as a winter bike. I very much enjoyed the ride but alas after a few months I rode over a kerb on the Milton Keynes Redway and kinked the down tube next to the head tube. I have a friend who has used his Aerospace...
by pga
28 Apr 2011, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avenue Verte- British Section
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Avenue Verte- British Section

Avoid the NCN route from Brighton to Newhaven - not recommended. Better, as suggested above, to head for Lewes then Newhaven.

The AV on the French side is wonderful - all that a cycle route should be.
by pga
23 Apr 2011, 8:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAM poll on increasing motorway speed limits
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: IAM poll on increasing motorway speed limits

What a shower we have in government - fighting wars to protect our fuel supplies and ignoring the threat of global warming, rather than introducing measures to reduce fuel use, eg by reduced speed limits and not increasing them - 55/60 mph on motorways and A roads, 30/40 mph on B roads and outside b...
by pga
23 Apr 2011, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it safe to go out cycling this weekend?
Replies: 25
Views: 1266

Re: Is it safe to go out cycling this weekend?

Better to make the motorists stay indoors and let the rest of us breath clean air for a change.