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by lowrider
2 Sep 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range

Thanks to all for the timely replies, I think what the consensus is what my suspicions were that the manufacturers claims were on the optimistic side. Most of the bikes looked overweight with draggy tyres, what I was thinking was if this was not an e bike would you think of buying it? mostly the ans...
by lowrider
2 Sep 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range

I am investigating the possibility of e bike touring and I am wondering which is the best way to go. I was comparing a Bosch e bike with a conversion. One thing that did come across was that the claimed ranges of say the Bosch system seemed much higher than would be expected with a conversion. One e...
by lowrider
10 Aug 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2350

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Hi, Assuming the bike is in good condition and serviced, I would limit the work initially to tyres a new rack and mudguards. Also I assume that this is to be a budget conversion ie not going all out to upgrade everything on the bike. Do you have an ideal bike in mind, if so you might make changes th...
by lowrider
14 Nov 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

Re bikes on trains maybe things will change by next summer. https://road.cc/content/news/243721-ext ... hland-line I missed that one that would be great if it comes to fruition, given the delevery of the new Edinburgh trains, I would not rely on it for next year. I would still book ahead especially...
by lowrider
14 Nov 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

Hi I have done this trip before however it is a bit more problematic than it used to be. The trains from Glasgow to Oban have been or are due to be upgraded. This means of course that the number of bikes allowed is reduced. The new trains will only take two bikes instead of six. Also there is only o...
by lowrider
7 Aug 2016, 9:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight, robust waterproof jacket for touring
Replies: 37
Views: 4076

Re: Lightweight, robust waterproof jacket for touring

pjclinch wrote: Yes, Paramo's blurb says use Paramo cleaner, but there again Allinson's bread making yeast says to use Allinson's flour: of course it does, because both wish to encourage you to use their product. But just as Tesco Bread Flour combines perfectly satisfactorily with Allinson's yeast,...
by lowrider
18 Jun 2016, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37495

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Post by deliquium » 17 Jun 2016, 7:13pm reohn2 wrote: lowrider wrote: +1 for the Rubino Pro slick they are great but beware I had Randonneur Pro 26" x 1.5" fitted and thought they were pretty poor ok for slow commuting but much more drag than the standard marathons I have fitted to anothe...
by lowrider
17 Jun 2016, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37495

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

tincaman wrote: geocycle wrote: Rare to see such unanimous positive comments on tyres! I don't suppose they do a 26" version? The Hyper is 700c only, but the Radonnuer Pro is available as a 26x1.50 option Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick comes in 26x1.5 and is closer to Hyper IMO. I have used these a...
by lowrider
5 Jun 2016, 10:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh 20 MPH
Replies: 31
Views: 2170

Re: Edinburgh 20 MPH

All I can say is that as a regular Glasgow cyclist this is news to me and I've not seen any sign of it, apart from in the occasional residential street. As far as I am aware this will mainly be applied to residential streets main and through routes will remain as present. In restricted residential ...
by lowrider
19 May 2016, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding in the Trossachs
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Riding in the Trossachs

Not too much Idea about the bikes your using for sustrans routes thee I have used 32mm tyres (measuing 30mm) these are fine however some spots can be very rough and I take the speeds right down 6 mph or less in places. You could take something with 28mm tyres through these sections with care but not...
by lowrider
24 Apr 2016, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bravura bikes
Replies: 24
Views: 2817

Re: Bravura bikes

Where can we buy these cranks? http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/thorn-104-64-pcd-triple-crankset-mk2-black-prod31813/ http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/thorn-110-74-pcd-triple-solo-alloy-crankset-silver-prod1673/ https://www.evanscycles.com/hoy-cammo-2014-chain-set-EV204164?esvt=1480-GOUKE321642&esvq=&e...
by lowrider
8 Apr 2016, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: GPS

I would go for the Etrex 20 or similar with replaceable AA batteries, it takes downloadable maps (some free) but is also now availiable with uk Topo map installed similar to that on the 800 Tour. It can also be used with OS 1:50,000 maps from Garmin but at a cost. This unit has the advantage of bein...
by lowrider
30 Mar 2016, 5:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cuts coming to train bike spaces
Replies: 22
Views: 1663

Re: Cuts coming to train bike spaces

Surely such commuter trains should have at least flexible space for use in off peak times when cyclists would represent additional customers, possibly paying extra... EDIT Such flexible space could even be bookable,.... The isssue is not with commuter trains but trains serving long distance includi...
by lowrider
30 Mar 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cuts coming to train bike spaces
Replies: 22
Views: 1663

Re: Cuts coming to train bike spaces

I think some previous arguments have totally missed the point the concern is not and never was the commuter trains. Currently most well used commuter routes have cycle capacity limited to two spaces. Some local services have spaces but it is acceptable to stand in the vestibule. Also the case for th...
by lowrider
29 Dec 2015, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Summer cycle advice
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Summer cycle advice

Hi Thought of the Western Isles, train to Oban ferry to Barra, ferry to Eriskay then South uist, Benbeccula to North Uist ferry to Harris and lewis finishing in Stornoway. Form there you get the ferry to Ullapool with a choice of using the regular bike bus back to inverness or if you want ride to in...