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06-09-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By ExPatTyke

Some good news for Anjou - had an email this...

Some good news for Anjou - had an email this morning: -
Anjou Velo Vintage...
06-04-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Fantastic photos Brent, and some beautiful...

Fantastic photos Brent, and some beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing them, and a Happy Birthday to you.
06-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Did a few miles yesterday, out over the Levels,...

Did a few miles yesterday, out over the Levels, over Mudgeley Hill and into Wells, and back via Glastonbury, Shapwick Heath, and Mark. There was a warning of "occasional light showers" on the weather...
06-03-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Stunning scenery and great photos - thank you for...

Stunning scenery and great photos - thank you for posting northbend
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

A couple from yesterday's ride: - ...

A couple from yesterday's ride: -

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Shapwick Heath...
06-03-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 124,492
Posted By ExPatTyke

Taken on a damp day in Somerset - Glastonbury Tor...

Taken on a damp day in Somerset - Glastonbury Tor ahead, but hidden in the mizzle.
...
05-31-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,151
Posted By ExPatTyke

"Seen better days but rides ok" :eek: ...

"Seen better days but rides ok" :eek:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Dawes-road-bike-/124751255736...
05-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Had a good ride out on Sunday, first one for a...

Had a good ride out on Sunday, first one for a little while. I had a bit of a reaction to my COVID jab, and was advised to take it easy for a couple of weeks, so Sunday was my first bash at a longer...
05-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 108,458
Posted By ExPatTyke

I bought a pair of very cheap Raleigh branded...

I bought a pair of very cheap Raleigh branded tyres from SJS a few weeks back for my Motobecane - not working at the moment so I'm reluctant to part with cash. They were £6.99 each; I thought if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

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Southwick Road, Mark, Somerset
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By ExPatTyke

I use a pair of cheap panniers and a rack bag. ...

I use a pair of cheap panniers and a rack bag. At the moment I'm shopping for us and my mother, and I can get a full week's shopping for mother in one load.

I can get much of our shopping (we're...
03-28-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've got 27 x 1-1/4 Continental Ultrasport 3s...

I've got 27 x 1-1/4 Continental Ultrasport 3s fitted not long ago to my Paris-Sport. They look generously sized; I've just measured them and they're bang on 32mm wide.
03-28-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just a quick ride to the local surgery for a jab...

Just a quick ride to the local surgery for a jab this morning, and back along the sea front.

Feeling fine, but much to my disappointment the 5G signal here is still non-existant.
...
03-26-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow...

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow quite a few years ago playing rugby, then broke foot, tibia, and fibula in one go, as per the thread...
03-24-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Yes,Bath is a beautiful city - it was about 1980...

Yes,Bath is a beautiful city - it was about 1980 when I first moved to Somerset and visited Bath for the first time. It's become a victim of its own success over the last few years though; unlike...
03-23-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,830
Views: 695,832
Posted By ExPatTyke

1987 ANC-Halfords Team Replica Peugeot ...

1987 ANC-Halfords Team Replica Peugeot

Before
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After...
03-23-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've got a rear rack on my AO-8 - it's fitted...

I've got a rear rack on my AO-8 - it's fitted with P-clips and is rock solid.


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03-23-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By ExPatTyke

At that price I'd have a look on Ebay for a...

At that price I'd have a look on Ebay for a classic / vintage steel framed road bike. If you look for bikes around the £100 - 150 mark you should find something that's in reasonable order, and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,155
Posted By ExPatTyke

Talking to the guy at the LBS I use for repairs...

Talking to the guy at the LBS I use for repairs (he's a one man band in very small premises who does repairs and servicing only, no new bikes) a couple of weeks back - he said that one of the main...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

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NCN3 / Mendip Forest Road, Charterhouse, Somerset
03-23-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

A longer ride out yesterday as sunshine and blue...

A longer ride out yesterday as sunshine and blue skies were forecast. No sign of it though as I left Weston eastbound through Locking, Banwell, Churchill, and Langford, before climbing onto the...
03-23-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By ExPatTyke

The nutted Tektro brakes work very well - I've...

The nutted Tektro brakes work very well - I've got a Raleigh with the 559's fitted (needed the extra reach as the 27" wheels were replaced with 700c) and they stop it very well. The levers are...
03-21-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,470,151
Posted By ExPatTyke

Read the fine print on the seller's description...

Read the fine print on the seller's description before you buy...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Motobecane-Road-Bike-/265094258900?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By ExPatTyke

Having tried RWGPS, Strava, Komoot, and...

Having tried RWGPS, Strava, Komoot, and cycle.travel, I now use RWGPS almost exclusively for route planning. It's the only one that has always generated a route that works perfectly with my Garmin,...
03-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By ExPatTyke

I've used Orange sealant in the tubes of one of...

I've used Orange sealant in the tubes of one of my commuting bikes; just one puncture over a year's use which was caused by a sharp stone and ripped the tyre. I binned the tube, it made a bit of a...
03-11-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,776
Posted By ExPatTyke

Locally I can't think of a single long distance...

Locally I can't think of a single long distance cycleway that's reserved for bikes only....in fact outside of bike parks I can't recollect seeing a sing bike only trail anywhere in England or Wales. ...
03-11-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,412
Posted By ExPatTyke

Not so much the crash but the aftermath... ...

Not so much the crash but the aftermath...

Back in the days when I was racing I was on a training ride around some of the local villages, on a wet day. Pushing through a corner by a farm I lost...
03-11-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,026
Posted By ExPatTyke

I was a big fan of GCN (live close to where they...

I was a big fan of GCN (live close to where they film quite often so it's interesting to see local roads on their videos as well), but the fun and spontaneity seems to be much reduced, especially...
03-11-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,365
Posted By ExPatTyke

For a ride of 100k or more I'll have a large bowl...

For a ride of 100k or more I'll have a large bowl of porridge followed by toast with marmalade for breakfast, plus at least two mugs of tea. During the ride I'll drink either water with a dash of...
03-09-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Many thanks thinktubes - some useful information....

Many thanks thinktubes - some useful information. I'm in the same position; it's difficult at the moment to replace drinks during a ride, and I've been making do with stuffing cartons of fruit juice...
03-09-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Another longer ride yesterday on the Paris-Sport,...

Another longer ride yesterday on the Paris-Sport, taking advantage of dry roads after a few days without rain. I left Weston through Locking and Banwell, then went through Sandford, Churchill,...
03-08-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

thinktubes and zukahn1 - some amazing snow photos...

thinktubes and zukahn1 - some amazing snow photos and scenery, thank you for posting them. I really like the rear bottle holder thinktubes - can I ask where you bought it?
03-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,085
Posted By ExPatTyke

Motobecane Super 15 ...

Motobecane Super 15

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02-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By ExPatTyke

I can recommend Argos Racing in Bristol - they...

I can recommend Argos Racing in Bristol - they did a frame repair for me a few years ago and made a very good job of it.

https://argoscycles.com/resprays-refurb/
02-27-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,070
Posted By ExPatTyke

We're into 2021 now, but I've just had an email...

We're into 2021 now, but I've just had an email from the Gert Lush - it's been put back another 12 months.

A great shame, as I was looking forward to this ride, but I think it's the right call by...
02-26-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun was out yesterday, and the temperature...

The sun was out yesterday, and the temperature went over 10 degrees, so the shorts came out for the first time this year.

Out of Weston through Hutton, then across the moor to Puxton and down to...
02-26-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 822,797
Posted By ExPatTyke

1980-something Motobecane Super 15. Seatpost...

1980-something Motobecane Super 15. Seatpost clamp needs tightening.....
...
02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By ExPatTyke

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom...

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom bracket and headset are British threaded, and I've expanded the rear dropouts to 130mm.

It's fitted with a Chorus chainset, Tiagra 9 speed brifters,...
02-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Just took a short ride out yesterday to the local...

Just took a short ride out yesterday to the local farm shop - the weather was not good with 40mph wind and a couple of hailstorms - as we needed cheese, and I had a newly finished bike to try out. ...
02-13-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,678
Posted By ExPatTyke

How about a Thorn Club Tour...

How about a Thorn Club Tour (https://www.thorncycles.co.uk/bikes)? It seems to tick most of the boxes except for canti brakes, and as it's got V-brakes fitting cantis should be straightforward.

I...
02-13-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Thanks! Yes, you're right - the distances on the...

Thanks! Yes, you're right - the distances on the sign are in miles. The roadsigns are one of the few imperial measurements left over in Britain. Virtually all roadsigns - with the exception of a very...
02-12-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun put in an appearance yesterday, so I got...

The sun put in an appearance yesterday, so I got a ride on the Paris-Sport taking a scenic way round to meet my wife when she finished work, and to get some off the beaten track Veloviewer squares on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 454,320
Posted By ExPatTyke

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning....

Tealham Moor on the Somerset Levels this morning.

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02-02-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,770
Posted By ExPatTyke

Excellent letter, highlighting something I see...

Excellent letter, highlighting something I see when driving as well as cycling.

There's a staggered crossroads on my commute to and from one of our sites. It's over a main road, which is a long...
02-01-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By ExPatTyke

There's this one not too far from me -...

There's this one not too far from me - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-Audax-Road-Bicycle-Chromo-Steel-61cm-Frame/223929572417?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

It was...
02-01-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,910
Posted By ExPatTyke

Sorry to hear about your injury ADAM31 - I had an...

Sorry to hear about your injury ADAM31 - I had an accident (https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1149284-had-crash-lessons-learned.html) a couple of years back that kept me off the bike for a...
02-01-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,246
Posted By ExPatTyke

I don't know if you can get ITV4...

I don't know if you can get ITV4 (https://www.itv.com/itvcycling) Stateside, but they've got daily highlights of Paris-Nice and the Vuelta, and live coverage of the Tour this year.

Quest...
01-31-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

Short ride today. I went out on the bike...

Short ride today. I went out on the bike yesterday to meet my wife when she finished work, as I thought my route would give 500 miles for the month. I checked Strava as I got to her car, and it...
01-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By ExPatTyke

How about a Peugeot Comete? I really wanted one...

How about a Peugeot Comete? I really wanted one when they came out in the mid 1980s, but they were way out of my price range at the time. I think there were questions raised about durability of the...
01-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 1,886,495
Posted By ExPatTyke

The sun was out today, and the sky was blue, so I...

The sun was out today, and the sky was blue, so I went out on the AO-8 intending to do a few miles. I was back earlier than expected.

I went out along the sea front again, past Birnbeck, through...
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