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03-18-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,020
Posted By ExPatTyke

Ha ha, I hadn't noticed the significance when I...

Ha ha, I hadn't noticed the significance when I typed that :) . The Avon and Somerset force was the intended meaning.
03-15-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,020
Posted By ExPatTyke

That's one of those classic films I really should...

That's one of those classic films I really should have watched but have never got round to. More rain forecast for the weekend, so I'll suggest sitting down and watching it to Mrs EPT. Just looked...
03-15-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,933
Posted By ExPatTyke

Nice bike! i don't know if you've found the...

Nice bike! i don't know if you've found the same, but the ride quality on mine is more comfortable than just about every other aluminium bike I've ridden.
03-15-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,214
Posted By ExPatTyke

I would love a canti-braked tourer; a Peugeot...

I would love a canti-braked tourer; a Peugeot Dordogne or Bretagne are right at the top of my "want it now" list. Tyre size really isn't an issue as there are plenty of choices out there. My BSA is...
03-15-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,020
Posted By ExPatTyke

Unfortunately there is very little or nothing you...

Unfortunately there is very little or nothing you can do as a cyclist to prevent motorists from overtaking you in dangerous places. A lot of otherwise rational people develop a dangerous and...
03-14-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,670
Posted By ExPatTyke

The Peugeot I bought my son for a college bike...

The Peugeot I bought my son for a college bike came with an Ideale 39. Not bad condition, a bit marked, but not split or torn.

First thing he did with the bike was to replace the saddle of...
03-14-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just my thoughts on this - I've posted about this...

Just my thoughts on this - I've posted about this previously, but here's a photo of the bars on my Gitane that literally broke clean off when I hit a pothole.
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03-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By ExPatTyke

I use Look Delta pedals, and have found that...

I use Look Delta pedals, and have found that pedal squeak is usually down to worn cleats. The Look bimaterial cleats are, surprisingly, much worse for this than aftermarket cleats.

As the OP has...
03-14-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By ExPatTyke

I broke two of my ankle bones last summer coming...

I broke two of my ankle bones last summer coming off the bike. Several weeks in a cast, followed by a boot, and the consultant has told me that I won't regain full mobility of the joint.

He was...
03-14-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,259
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just a few thoughts on this. Firstly, the...

Just a few thoughts on this. Firstly, the surface you're riding on will determine the optimum tyre type. A long time ago, when roads were maintained and not continually cut up by the volume of...
03-13-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By ExPatTyke

It is definitely a case of horses for courses,...

It is definitely a case of horses for courses, and the drive train you select will be dependent on the riding you do and your local terrain. Most of my riding is commuting, Sunday runs, and...
03-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,872
Posted By ExPatTyke

National Cycle Route 33 / Brean Down Way - I'm...

National Cycle Route 33 / Brean Down Way - I'm really lucky to have this as part of my commute; it's a good 5 miles off road on decent cinder tracks like the one in the photo, and allows me to miss...
03-13-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,984
Posted By ExPatTyke

There's a guy on an (obviously derestricted)...

There's a guy on an (obviously derestricted) ebike goes past me quite often on my ride home. I'm gasping along up the A38 at 17mph and he just breezes past. I don't mid that at all, it's just that...
03-13-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,872
Posted By ExPatTyke

Easier to say than do, I know, but ride the bike...

Easier to say than do, I know, but ride the bike and enjoy it on the road. None of the bikes I own are especially valuable, and they all earn their keep by making my commute much more enjoyable as...
03-07-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By ExPatTyke

The LBS I used, in a village a few miles away,...

The LBS I used, in a village a few miles away, closed at the end of last year. The owner wanted to retire and had had the business for sale for over a year but couldn't find a buyer.

That's one...
03-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,933
Posted By ExPatTyke

My Peugeot Festina Team Replica - 1997 I think,...

My Peugeot Festina Team Replica - 1997 I think, complete with the Richard Virenque name on the top tube
...
03-03-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By ExPatTyke

If you're intending visiting shops you'll find...

If you're intending visiting shops you'll find some of the smaller shops keep a limited stock, and that prices can vary quite widely.

Most online outlets offer a next working day delivery service...
03-02-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,945
Posted By ExPatTyke

Bsa

BSA - my town run around / wet weather commuter.

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Forum: Commuting
03-02-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By ExPatTyke

I'd avoid the GoPro clones;. I'm on my third in...

I'd avoid the GoPro clones;. I'm on my third in less than a year and this one is failing now. It's going back for a refund this time rather than an exchange.

1nterceptor - how reliable has your...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15,134
Views: 10,822,341
Posted By ExPatTyke

Ha, yeah, it's a 24 inch frame, so a bit of a...

Ha, yeah, it's a 24 inch frame, so a bit of a gate, and the 175mm crankset doesn't help. It fits very well though, my favourite bike to ride; oddly enough my other preferred bike is a Gitane with a...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15,134
Views: 10,822,341
Posted By ExPatTyke

My Peugeot Premiere en route to work yesterday...

My Peugeot Premiere en route to work yesterday morning. I took the photo inspired by the glorious sunrise, unfortunately it didn't come out on the photo.
Nice to be cycling into work in sunglasses...
02-28-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17,047
Views: 2,559,882
Posted By ExPatTyke

With a Team Replica in progress at the moment...

With a Team Replica in progress at the moment I've been keeping an eye on eBay for parts. This one appeared yesterday - no guarantee it's genuine, but look at the starting price....
02-20-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,138
Views: 373,098
Posted By ExPatTyke

Cable set, some decals, and orange bar tape for...

Cable set, some decals, and orange bar tape for the ANC Halfords Peugeot. Found some time this week to get on with it; frame's finally stripped and primed and I've got most of the parts to finish...
02-19-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,028
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've got a 1980s BSA, looks rough, steel wheels,...

I've got a 1980s BSA, looks rough, steel wheels, etc. I use it as a town bike, and love riding it as it's very comfortable to ride and I can lock it up in town without worrying.

It gets used on...
02-19-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 957
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've got Look Delta / Arc pedals on all my road...

I've got Look Delta / Arc pedals on all my road bikes
They're available on eBay at very low prices (although I've noticed prices are starting to go up over the last few months), and aftermarket...
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