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by subandean
19 Mar 2007, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus tyres ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11218

I have had standard Marathon 1.5's on my commute bike since last October - run them at 100psi, ride 130 miles per week on flinty cr@ppy roads - no failures, very little signs of wear. Previously had Conti's, Nimbus, Hutchinsons - all had puncture and cutting problems. Marathons roll well too at 100p...
by subandean
4 Mar 2007, 9:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Elenydd youth hostels
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

stayed at Dolgoch last July with my 18 yo son on a welsh tour. Great location - gas lights & shower, friendly volunteer warden. Met a group of Rough stuff riders who were surprised my lad was riding a 39/23 as his climbing gear given the nearby monster hills. Great bunch. The YHA say they want t...
by subandean
1 Mar 2007, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning gears etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

take care with mucoff - unless they have changed the formula it does a good job of removing paint if left unrinsed. Finish Line do a pleasant citrus smelling, diodegragable degreaser. A pair of rubber gloves and a little white spirit on a tooth brush works wonders. Whatever you use makes sure you ri...
by subandean
24 Feb 2007, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs like tree trunks
Replies: 16
Views: 2762


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by subandean
20 Feb 2007, 8:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuter
Replies: 63
Views: 12374

Peter All year round commuting is possible (and mostly enjoyable!) with a little planning. My daily commute is 12-14 miles each way (depends on whether I take the "quiet route"). During the winter months I ride a Rockhopper hardtail with rack, mudguards, Marathons (100psi!), lumicycle head...
by subandean
17 Feb 2007, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What shoes?
Replies: 22
Views: 4785

I have been using Specialized Sonoma's (3 velcro straps) since Christmas having worn out some ShimaNo shoes. Pleased with them - stiffer sole than ShimaNo, easy to walk in, look OK too.
Would recommend them. Also recommend spd's - sooo much better (and safer) than toe clips.

by subandean
5 Feb 2007, 9:22pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Every little helps...
Replies: 7
Views: 4793

I would not give them my money. They pay losy wages, screw supliers to the wall, build huge developments that encourage car journeys and to top it all they are now moving back onto th high street having put individual local shops out of business. When you want a bike repair and your LBS has gone bus...
by subandean
2 Feb 2007, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK parts price rip-off?
Replies: 49
Views: 8762

Having lived in the Netherlands I have to disagree with the better food - the food is cr@p
by subandean
27 Jan 2007, 10:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: On Line Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 17141

Had good online service from Ribble, SPA, Chain Reaction.
Wiggle never have it in stock.
My LBS is good too. (10% CTC discount makes it competitive)
by subandean
9 Jan 2007, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone tried these lights
Replies: 2
Views: 703

I recently bought a Blackburn super bright 4 led - runs constant, 2 flashing 2constant or 4 flashing. Very visible and lights the way enough to get you home on unlit roads. And it has a funky 60's shape. Recommended