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by lowrider
8 Jun 2015, 11:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scot rail and Virgin East coast
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Scot rail and Virgin East coast

Hi If you have a place booked the for the bike I dont see what the problem is. I do know the Inverness train can be difficult to get on if you have not booked the bike on because of lejogers. There are 2 spaces on each train one at the back, one at the front and if you get on at Inverness there shou...
by lowrider
31 May 2015, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking

Thanks for the replies I will try FGW
by lowrider
31 May 2015, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking

Is there any where to do this anymore you cant do this through the website anymore tried East East Coast no joy there either. Scotrail refer to a Telphone number on their website but this takes you to the national rail who cant or wont give you the information. This is a major step backwards not imp...
by lowrider
12 Apr 2015, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre Height - 26 x 1.5
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Tyre Height - 26 x 1.5

I would suggest fitting Pasela tg 1.5 to give a bit more room having made the mistake of purchasing Rando pro they are not as comparable as youwould think. While the Rando pro is clearly a quality tyre and at the planet X price a bargin it does in my experience roll a bit slower about say 1 mph when...
by lowrider
15 Mar 2015, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Chainstays too short?
Replies: 30
Views: 4251

Re: Chainstays too short?

Hi Whats the length of a touring bike chainstay 445 mm so your about an inch too short? what about an axle mounted rack that might give you the extra inch I also try to fit the panniers as far back on the rack as I can that works but I only take a 9 shoe size. Ps some disc type racks might also work.
by lowrider
11 Jan 2015, 6:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ELF..another way forward utilising electric assist tricycles
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: ELF..another way forward utilising electric assist tricy

Its not a bicycle you would need tax and insure it in this country the motor is too big and the top speed too high. its very heavy (150lb unleaden or as much as 3.5 electric bikes or an extra adult) making the power to weight ratio poor, I would not like to pedal it with a flat battery. The battery ...
by lowrider
28 Jun 2014, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what GPS?
Replies: 71
Views: 5934

Re: what GPS?

Hi Garmin Etrex 20 however one with UK topo maps. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-eTrex-Handheld-Ireland-Light/dp/B00IRGHC3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403963239&sr=1-1&keywords=etrex+20+uk Garmin GB explorer is expensive at £136 ? the last time I looked the cheaper version...
by lowrider
10 May 2014, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof overtrousers
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Waterproof overtrousers

Hi just wearing shorts or using rain legs are a warm weather or high effort solution in my opinion, and assumes that whatever you are wearing can get wet which is not always desirable. Unless there are loops for a belt I think you need a new pair that are more secure round the waste with stronger el...
by lowrider
2 May 2014, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good alround Garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Good alround Garmin

Do a search on the forum for "etrex 20" or google for reviews of it. It does everything you're asking with the exception of cadence, the etrex 30 will cover you there. Mounts for both units and the cadence kit for the 30 are optional extras you need to buy. Both come with pre-installed &q...
by lowrider
18 Mar 2014, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Hike has disappeared!
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Bike Hike has disappeared!

I had this problem last week It started working again after I messed around with it, I cant remember exactly how I got it working again but try a different browser or try loading gpx route.
by lowrider
2 Feb 2014, 1:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safe cycling TV ad in news
Replies: 174
Views: 48670

Re: Safe cycling TV ad in news

rualexander wrote:New Coke Zero ad that I saw this evening had people cycling with no helmets and drinking from a bottle at the same time, http://www.tvadmusic.co.uk/2014/01/coke ... -add-zero/ See if they ban that one. You missed the car driving off and the guy didn't put his seatbelt on..socially...
by lowrider
25 Jan 2014, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?
Replies: 24
Views: 8761

Re: Crown Race - cutting it to make it fit?

Hi I had this problem a while back the solution I used suggested on this forum was to file or fettle the inside of the race till it fitted. The race I had was very tight (50mm or so up the steerer) so I think this was the only practical solution I could have used. I also used the plastic drain pipe ...
by lowrider
23 Jan 2014, 1:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Panniers or Backpack for quick LEJOG
Replies: 14
Views: 33095

Re: Panniers or Backpack for quick LEJOG

Hi Something like this would do http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tubus-fly-classic-lightweight-rear-rack-for-26-(559)-and-700c-(622)-wheels-black-prod12968/ or http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tubus-fly-classic-lightweight-rear-rack-for-26-(559)-and-700c-(622)-wheels-silver-prod12799/ With this http://www.sjscy...
by lowrider
9 Dec 2013, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Rigid forks for MTB

Has anyone any idea of the Tura's weight as I may as well stick with my present setup if there no reduced weight advantage. The suggestion of another bike is also appreciated and does make a lot of sense. The Mt Tura is about 1.2Kg but you will loose a little when you cut the steerer its huge, most...