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by mw3230
22 Jun 2009, 1:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: coast to coast
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: coast to coast

The Sustrans C2C is a very good starting point. It can be done without problem on a road bike and over the years a good range of services and accomodation has blossomed along the route. Check out the website http://www.c2c-guide.co.uk. All the info and links you need
by mw3230
21 Jun 2009, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit and run in the north east
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Hit and run in the north east

This is my home region and as a retired police officer, and a cyclist, I'm sad and sickened. To run off in this way indicates a cowardly selfishness which beggars belief. An example of the 'me me' attitude which ,sadly, so many people display. Undoubtedly when eventually caught and interviewed the errant driver will say 'Sorry, I made a mistake' Such is the example our politicians have set us!
by mw3230
21 Jun 2009, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Litter Everywhere
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: Litter Everywhere

Fines - in principle a good idea, but where does it end - do we fine/tax newspaper proprietors if their product is found on the street, or what about sweet and ice cream manufacturers. I think the solution to the problem is education - teach the so and so's the that litter is wrong and so easily avoided!! If the education idea doesn't work then what about a b****y big kick up the rear!!!! Sorry but it makes you cross! :oops:
by mw3230
21 Jun 2009, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack Bag Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Rack Bag Recommendations

Thanks for the response. At the moment I'm considering the Agu Yamaska (any views on the quality and longevity or otherwise of this make?) and the Altura Aran. Neither is available for a looksee in LBS's in the area so I'll eventually order by mail with a view to returning if I'm unhappy when I get my hands on the choice. My main use will be for day to day use on a supported LEJOG later this year. I normally use a smallish bar bag for day rides but feel I may want to take a little more with me on the E2E.,
by mw3230
21 Jun 2009, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Litter Everywhere
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: Litter Everywhere

Quite agree. Also, it amazes me how far from the various takeaway food shops the rubbish is deposited. It's quite possible to find wrappers and cartons tens of miles from the nearest Golden Arches, although to give Ronald credit where it's due, I think staff do make an effort to keep tidy the vicinity of the outlets
by mw3230
17 Jun 2009, 4:19pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans Cycles Recent The Times offer.
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Evans Cycles Recent The Times offer.

It's the same situation with the voucher appearing in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday - it appeared to offer 10% off bikes and 15% off accessories. But guess what, when I rang to price a Garmin 705, I was told the voucher did not apply as the item had already been reduced from the rrp. I felt conned. I like Evans and I like the Telegraph but not as much as I used too. How much goodwill are they prepared to lose?
by mw3230
17 Jun 2009, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack Bag Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Rack Bag Recommendations

Forgive my time wasting - I should have searched before posting. I've now done it and found an interesting and germane thread. However, any further comments welcome :oops:
by mw3230
17 Jun 2009, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rack Bag Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Rack Bag Recommendations

My rack bag has been savaged by a mouse to the extent that it is no longer usable. Consequently I am in the market for another. My need is for something large enough for a day ride or Audax - perhaps 7 litre capacity or thereabouts. Any recommendations. What do people think about the type which includes pannier like fold outs on each side? Thanks in anticipation :)
by mw3230
16 Jun 2009, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI levers - any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: STI levers - any good?

I converted my Super Galaxy from bar end to Sora STI. Best thing I've ever done, it makes the bike so much more enjoyable. Go ahead you'll love the difference
by mw3230
14 Jun 2009, 7:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Rock Cyclone
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Northern Rock Cyclone

Took part in the Northern Rock Cyclone Sportive yesterday for the first time - 62 miles around Northumberland. Excellent weather, excellent scenery and excellent organisation. It was a good day overall. I would recommend the event to all. Come to the North East and see what we have to offer - our hills are not too bad!!
by mw3230
30 May 2009, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture protection for 700 tyres
Replies: 35
Views: 2940

Re: Puncture protection for 700 tyres

As Homer would say 'Doh'

(but of course I did know that) :wink:
by mw3230
30 May 2009, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New project time
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: New project time

I wasn't impressed with that slow bike article, but, as it 'appens, I think my bike is becoming slower as the years go by. It seems that if I wait for a while I'll be 'slow cycling' with the best of them (I hope I'm talking about a v v long wait)
by mw3230
30 May 2009, 5:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anoraks...............
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Anoraks...............

Talking of Anoraks, my late mother reckoned that my brother and I were the first people in our village to own an anorak - that would be about 1960ish. And whilst I'm on the subject, she also reckoned that we were the first in the village to wear home knitted bobble hats (or pom pom hats as we called them in those cissyier days) :oops:
by mw3230
30 May 2009, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture protection for 700 tyres
Replies: 35
Views: 2940

Re: Puncture protection for 700 tyres

I don't know anyone who has 700 tyres - except perhaps Mr Wiggle!!
:lol:
by mw3230
30 May 2009, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dating a Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 19
Views: 3554

Re: Dating a Dawes Galaxy

My Super Galaxy has the year of manufacture included in a transfer at the bottom of the seat tube - it's a 1997 model. Haven't looked closely at others to see if this practice is current or commenced before 1997