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08-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Wozza2014

I can't check it now it is too late as I am...

I can't check it now it is too late as I am leaving first thing. I will just hope it's tight enough. What is the best gear to tighten it when riding?
08-14-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Wozza2014

Thanks. I am off to France on this bike tomorrow...

Thanks. I am off to France on this bike tomorrow so I am just worrying that my handy work might be the undoing of me. haha.

Yes your right I am also worrying a little about the lockring whether I...
08-14-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Wozza2014

Is this cassette on correctly?

Hi.

I replaced the bb's in my front and back wheels for the first time. It rides fine at the moment but I noticed the freehub is noticeable. This is an old bike that I picked up recently so I am...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,724
Posted By Wozza2014

The same thing just happened to me when I bought...

The same thing just happened to me when I bought a pair of merino wool shirts (70% merino / 30% acryl). The end of my nips were red raw after a few heavy days cycling. I was going to send them back...
08-09-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wozza2014

I bought a Dawes 301 and them came with...

I bought a Dawes 301 and them came with Vredestein inners and I thought they were top quality.
08-09-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Wozza2014

Thanks all. What are these screws in the...

Thanks all.

What are these screws in the dropouts. Do I need to unscrew them slightly to pull the wheel back?
08-09-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Wozza2014

How hard is it to shorten the chain? I have never...

How hard is it to shorten the chain? I have never done that before. What tool do I need?

But I'll try pulling the wheel back first and that seems like an easier option for now.
08-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi. It is in exactly the same position as before....

Hi. It is in exactly the same position as before. I could try moving it backwards more to counteract the problem? Do I need to unscrew the springs to be able to push the wheel back into the dropouts...
08-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Wozza2014

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_20190809_145645_feb0c2604872df0786345e209b4775744c38e7f2.jpg...
08-09-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Wozza2014

Many thanks. This was correct and all the cones...

Many thanks. This was correct and all the cones are now serviced.



Yes I do want to do that at some point in the future but first my bike needs respraying then I will have the headset and...
08-09-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Wozza2014

I have a problem with my rear derailleur (300EX)

Hi.

I took my back wheel off to replace the bearings and clean out of the cup and cone (first time ever doing this). When I put the back wheel back on the derailleur is looking strange. When I...
08-03-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Wozza2014

What size ball bearings for 90's racer?

Hi.

I'm looking to service the wheel hubs for the first time. Front and back wheel. I have a 90's UK Claude Butler Criterium the same as this one here...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi. Thanks for your input. Maybe it...

Hi.

Thanks for your input.

Maybe it wasn't wise of me to book a train to Dover and then a ferry to Calais before doing some research. I got a good deal on the tickets so if I cancelled I...
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By Wozza2014

Going to France in a few weeks...

Hi.

I am off to France in a few weeks for my first foreign tour and I've only plotted a part of the route. The tour will be open ended i.e. two week to a month. At first I had planned a route to...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi. Mainly road and riding around France in...

Hi.

Mainly road and riding around France in a month so I suppose the surfaces will be decent over there.

I've never heard of Planet X before today but you and someone else have recommended...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Wozza2014

Good tyres for a Dawes Discovery?

Hi,

I have Michelin World Tours 622 - 32 on my bike. They are now shot and I am going on a few long tours soon. Can anyone recommend some replacements?

Please remember I am in the UK so...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By Wozza2014

Cool. One pair of bags came with 4 (2 per...

Cool.

One pair of bags came with 4 (2 per bag) and another pair of bags came with two only (2 on one bag and 0 on the other). Yes they are elastic.

I've tried using them on the rear pannier...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By Wozza2014

What are these hooks on new pannier bags?

Hi.

I bought some new pannier bags and I have not come across these hooks before. Do they hook around the pannier rack?
...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,182
Posted By Wozza2014

Are you a vegan?

Hi.

I'm just wondering if there are any vegan cyclists and what do you usually eat on tour?
03-31-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Wozza2014

Front derailleur adjustment question.

Hi.

I've been watching some videos on YouTube about front derailleur adjustment and I haven't been 100% successful following these.

In the video you start off on the smallest cog. I'm wondering...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

I went for the original in the end. It was a...

I went for the original in the end. It was a 50/50 decision as I really wasn't sure what would be for the best. There is not a lot of information about this product and I couldn't even find an email...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

Thanks for those pictures John. Does...

Thanks for those pictures John.

Does attaching the mirror to your glasses not weigh down on your nose or rub the side of your head? If I get the compact I will be attaching them to some thick...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

Thanks for the feedback John. Do you mount the...

Thanks for the feedback John. Do you mount the compact on your helmet or your specs?
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

Can you expand on that please. Why do you feel...

Can you expand on that please. Why do you feel it is better?
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

I'm about to purchase the take-a-look but I am...

I'm about to purchase the take-a-look but I am unsure which to go for - the compact or the original. I am based in the UK so I will be using it on the right-side and I read in a comment section on a...
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

What's the difference between the take a look...

What's the difference between the take a look compact and original? I want to mount it onto a bike helmet. I've read the compact is not able to do this?
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wozza2014

Awesome post!

Awesome post!
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Wozza2014

Where's the best place for a tent then?

Where's the best place for a tent then?
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wozza2014

Thanks. I have soy milk for breakfast. I'll buy...

Thanks. I have soy milk for breakfast. I'll buy some yoghurt too (not a big fan of cottage cheese).
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wozza2014

I rode double what I'd ever rode before (70...

I rode double what I'd ever rode before (70 miles).

I'm not a big fan of meat so I will have to packed some soft boiled eggs into a cooler box on my next trip so I get enough protein.
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

After looking at the take-a-look I'm not so sure....

After looking at the take-a-look I'm not so sure. I may try the round one that you recommend. Can you give me a link to the one you purchased or something very similar?
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

Wow the take-a-look mirror is very tiny. I like...

Wow the take-a-look mirror is very tiny. I like it. It's a definite purchase for me!
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

I need one of those helmet mirrors. Can they...

I need one of those helmet mirrors. Can they attach to any helmet?
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,853
Posted By Wozza2014

Does anyone use wing mirrors?

Hi.

I've been thinking of buying a wing mirror for my bike so I can see overtaking traffic. After looking around they all seem such poor quality.

Does anyone think they are beneficial?
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wozza2014

I forgot to add I had walnuts, cashews, almonds...

I forgot to add I had walnuts, cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds as well for my breakfast.

I also got a little sunburnt as well so I don't think that helped me. I also had a nightmare puncture...
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Wozza2014

Some very good options that I'd not heard of...

Some very good options that I'd not heard of before. I'd never heard of Lanshan before and as I love great value stuff from China that one has definitely piqued my interest.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
02-27-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wozza2014

Wiped out day after heavy cycling.

So I did a big cycle yesterday and today I am very lethargic and spent most of the day in bed. TBH I am not in the best of shape but is there anything dietary wise I could take on a cycle to help my...
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Wozza2014

Tents for bicycle touring (UK opinions sort)

Hi.

What current/on the market tents would people recommend? After scanning the internet the only one I can see that will comfortably fit into a pannier is the Phoxx 1 (which I have just bought)...
02-02-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Wozza2014

OK cool I don't mind doing that. as long as I...

OK cool I don't mind doing that. as long as I don't have to take ALL the paint off.

I really like the colour. Am I weird? LOL
02-02-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Wozza2014

Some more pics: ...

Some more pics:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/img_20190202_125810_3d30c3068e7c3c0af563bf0d594b36f03bfd3db2.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-02-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

I've adjusted the seat the bars and it rides...

I've adjusted the seat the bars and it rides good. I don't think I am going to do better for a ton.




I appreciate your feedback but I think your wrong. Anyway the guy that bought it who is...
02-02-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Wozza2014

How to tackle this sort of rust?

Hi.

I have been offered a bike with a 531 frame for a decent price. The trouble is there is some rust spots on the frame. How would I tackle this sort of rust in the least invasive way? I...
Forum: Touring
01-31-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

I have another update! I decided not to buy...

I have another update!

I decided not to buy the Dawes Fox as at the end of the day it's just a pub bike and not suitable for what I need it for. I took some of the comments on board - thanks!
...
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

Some great comments - thank you guys. I...

Some great comments - thank you guys.

I have an update. I asked a guy that I bought my Raleigh Chiltern off for his opinion on the bike and he bought it for himself. Gazumped! Ah well maybe it...
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

I do like the Ellis Briggs but I'm not that keen...

I do like the Ellis Briggs but I'm not that keen on the colour. I'm just put off by some people saying it will need a complete overhaul. I was hoping a clean down and a oil/grease would do. I was...
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi. I'm not sure about either bike. I can...

Hi.

I'm not sure about either bike. I can only see the Ellis Briggs in the flash after 6:30 week days (when it's dark) and it's two train journeys away.

I'd like to have a go of overhauling the...
Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

That's a good point. Do you think it will need...

That's a good point. Do you think it will need another 150 to overhaul? The seller says it was sprayed and rebuilt 12 years ago.

Am I better off with the fox?
Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi all. I've seen this a train ride away for...

Hi all.

I've seen this a train ride away for sale at 180. I think I could get him down to 140. It is not as big as the Fox as the frame is 22/22.5" (this is from the seller). I am 5"11. I think...
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi. Thanks for all your comments. I've taken...

Hi.

Thanks for all your comments. I've taken them all on board and had a good think about the purchase. I've decided to go through with the purchase as the shop owner has said I can part-ex it if...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By Wozza2014

Hi thanks for you comments. Luckily I don't...

Hi thanks for you comments. Luckily I don't drink so there is no worry on that score! I think I am leaning towards looking for something more suitable. I may have to up my budget a bit.

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