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by GOHughes
28 Apr 2017, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality

Their shop in Brighton has recently closed down. I don't know if their online operation is still going. I bought things from the shop a couple of times and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I got the impression that they had over-invested in the café culture hipster market, all of their stoc...
by GOHughes
29 Sep 2015, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower geared chainsets for Dawes or Ridgeback
Replies: 34
Views: 1915

Re: Lower geared chainsets for Dawes or Ridgeback

I have a Dawes Sonoran and have changed the chain set to a 22/32/42. I got my LBS to do this so don't know exactly which chainset was used other than it is Shimano. £19.95 for the chain set and £10.00 for labour. If you're doing it yourself make sure the chainset and your existing BB are compatible....
by GOHughes
13 Jun 2015, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Re: Thinking of getting an e-bike

Not yet as neither of the stores near to me (Watford) have these models in stock at the moment, though I'm told they will soon.
by GOHughes
13 Jun 2015, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 4004

Thinking of getting an e-bike

I'm thinking of getting an electric bike through through cycle to work scheme. I've narrowed it down to the Raleigh Velo Cite (£1350.00) or the Giant Twist Lite 2. The Raleigh gets a very good review in Electric Bike magazine and is a torque sensing drive. Having spoken to the staff in one of the Gi...
by GOHughes
12 May 2015, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Low riders for suspension forks with disc brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Low riders for suspension forks with disc brakes

What are people's opinions as to the advisability of this? I need a bike with front suspension due to my painful tennis elbow, which is made worse by road shock. I am looking at the Cube Delhi XC which has a Suntour suspension fork with remote lock out and disc brakes. I would also like to fit low r...
by GOHughes
12 May 2015, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike touring in my lecture
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

Re: Bike touring in my lecture

Have a look at the Bikefix website on the section advertising the Tout Terrain Amber Road tourer. There is a suitable photo there in the thumbnail pics below the main pic of the bike. It isn't in the public domain so would probably require copyright clearance:

http://bikefix.co.uk/amber-road
by GOHughes
17 Nov 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels

Thanks for your kind offer but the MU SL I have is the old version, now dicontinued, which does indeed have 406 wheels. The tyre I bought was clearly marked 406 but was big enough for the unshod wheel to pass right through with a cm to spare! http://www.damianharriscycles.co.uk/prod/fol_0015_dh/daho...
by GOHughes
16 Nov 2014, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Tyres for Kinetix Pro 406 wheels

I need to replace the Schwalbe Kojak tyres on my MU SL an wanted something with a bit of tread so I can ride on towpaths. I bought a Sensame Firenze 406 x 1.5" tyre from Halfords hoping this would be a cheaper alternative. To Halfords credit they recommended Schwalbe Marathons but I was hoping ...
by GOHughes
7 Oct 2014, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear derailleur hanger for a Dahon Speed D7
Replies: 16
Views: 2924

Re: Rear derailleur hanger for a Dahon Speed D7

C H White in Wilts. carry a large range of spares for Dahons. I have ordered from them often and have always found their service prompt and reliable. http://s442721994.e-shop.info/shop/category_519c3d3f5c440062bab76790d463bd40/Dahon-Gear-Mechs%2C-Shifters%2C-Gear-Hangers-_-Parts.html?sessid=HAtZhZ8Z...
by GOHughes
12 Apr 2014, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Norman Invader frame
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Norman Invader frame

I have a Norman Invader frame, which I rescued from a neighbour who was taking it t the tip. I offered him some cash for it but he said he was happy enough to give it to me to save himself a trip. I would like to restore the frame and build it up into a hub geared bike with north road style h'bars. ...
by GOHughes
12 Apr 2014, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Kinetix Pro wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Tyres for Kinetix Pro wheels

What are the widest tyres I can fit on Kinetix Pro 20" wheels? I have a MU SL (the old '406' version , not the new '451' version) which currently has Schwalbe Kojaks. I know that this bike is intended to be ridden fast, hence the slick, narrow tyres. However, I wanted a very light folder for ca...
by GOHughes
11 Apr 2014, 9:37am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Paisley Freight (Couriers for transporting bikes)
Replies: 10
Views: 16820

Paisley Freight (Couriers for transporting bikes)

I am posting this to let others know about an unfortunate experience that I and a vendor had when using Paisley Freight. They have been recommended by others on the forum as they provide a flat rate for a bike, offer collection and next day delivery and insurance, which would seem to be a good deal....
by GOHughes
17 Jul 2013, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suspension forks or fat tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Suspension forks or fat tyres

I have a pain in my elbow, which the doctor says is tennis elbow. I find that it is worse after riding to and from work (about 8 miles each way). I have a Dawes Sonoran, for which I remember that Dawes used to offer an upgrade of a suspension front fork. I was toying with this or alternaqtively fitt...
by GOHughes
30 Aug 2011, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Norman 'Invader' frame
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Norman 'Invader' frame

I have been given an old frame by a neighbour, which I am thinking of restoring and using as a town bike with hub gears and 'North Road' handlebars. The frame has the name 'Norman' on the down tube and 'Invader' on the seat tube. It has a chromed fork crowm and a very shallow fork rake. There is a f...
by GOHughes
3 Feb 2011, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Nomad
Replies: 29
Views: 9309

Re: Dawes Nomad

It seems odd that this bike so over-geared for a touring bike, let alone a an expidition bike. The Alfine range offers chainwheels with 39T or 45T. Dawes have gone with the 45T, which gives a lowest gear of about 35" The lowest gear that you could achieve with a 39/20 set up would be 26" w...