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For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
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Hi all,I have for sale my Pinnacle Meanstreak 1.0 hybrid bike, medium size (5'6" - 5'10"). It is in good condition, as can be seen from the pictures, and is currently fitted with Kenda Kwick Roller…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Bick Oct 3, 2014.

Touring with 28 spoke wheels
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Hi all,Just looking for an opinion. I am hoping to go touring again soon an I am considering using some 28 spoke wheels. The reason being that they have much better hubs, they freewheel noticeably…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Cash Jul 29, 2014.

Japanese Bike Parking

Just saw this on BBC Click, looks pretty smart to me.Short version;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOokxGbyufMLonger version (in にほんご);…Continue

Started Nov 16, 2013

Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
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Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.

 

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Lucas replied to Joanne C's discussion No Birmingham Skyride for 2015
"Fair enough. I didn't realise it was such a problem but you have explained it well. Perhaps a flatter part of the city that doesn't incorporate the centre might be an option in future years. "
6 hours ago
Lucas posted a blog post

Almost Back in the Saddle

Finally, having pretty much finished the decade of studying, it looks like I’m going to be able to get back to real life. Last year was tough, having to sacrifice any hopes of racing, triathlons or even sportives, to focus on getting the work done. This year I intend to change all that. I’ve been in southern France for the last 4 months, and whilst to many that would seem like the ideal training ground, I’ve actually been writing my thesis. I have access to a bike here, for which I am very…See More
7 hours ago
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Bike shopping
"Cult Racing is worth a try. They occasionally have bikes that have been part-exchanged for new ones, the part-ex ones are usually sold at a reasonable price. Clearly you will have to check what is available at the time but there was a nice MTB for…"
8 hours ago
Lucas replied to Joanne C's discussion No Birmingham Skyride for 2015
"Having read the article I have a question. Would it be such a problem if the route included a hill? I do understand the point of having a flat route for families, especially those with small children, but I think that it may be an oversight to think…"
8 hours ago
Matthew Bick replied to Lucas's discussion For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
"Thank you Kim, appreciate the advice. Especially regarding potential safety issues. Matthew "
Oct 3, 2014
Matthew Bick replied to Lucas's discussion For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
"Hello Lucas, I am looking for a bike for my daughter's Birthday and am short of time to arrange this. We think this bike might be the right one for her, can we come and look at it as soon a possible? If you can manage it later today would be…"
Oct 3, 2014
Kim replied to Lucas's discussion For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
"I note the bike seems to be missing at least one bar-end plug.  Just in case the prospective owner is reading and doesn't realise - with flat bars these are actually an important safety feature, and not just for making the handlebars look…"
Sep 29, 2014
Lucas replied to Lucas's discussion For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
"Hi. Yes, I still have the bike. Is there anything in particular that you would like to know? Lucas"
Sep 28, 2014
Matthew Bick replied to Lucas's discussion For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
"Hi, Is this bike still for sale? "
Sep 27, 2014
Lucas posted a discussion

For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike

Hi all,I have for sale my Pinnacle Meanstreak 1.0 hybrid bike, medium size (5'6" - 5'10"). It is in good condition, as can be seen from the pictures, and is currently fitted with Kenda Kwick Roller Sport tyres. It is a great bike that would ideally suite someone looking for a commuter / touring / all-round bike as it has the attachments for a pannier rack. In addition, the frame is ready to accept disc brakes (either cable or hydraulic) and so could easily be adapted to full off-roading or…See More
Aug 19, 2014
Darren Cash replied to Lucas's discussion Touring with 28 spoke wheels
"Tour looks good. Enjoy the fish & chips in Whitby. Reckon I've had more than my fair share of spokes fail on me over the last 10 years or so. (I'm approx 80kilo usually carrying a good 5-10Kilo in a saddle bag when commuting) Tandem -…"
Jul 29, 2014
Kim replied to Lucas's discussion Touring with 28 spoke wheels
"It'll probably be fine, but I agree with the advice about carrying spare spokes, because those wheels won't be very forgiving if a spoke does break.  Cable tie a few to a convenient bit of the bike frame and forget about them. At the…"
Jul 29, 2014
Lucas replied to Lucas's discussion Touring with 28 spoke wheels
"Sorry, I should have mentioned that. Just a few days in England, exploiting the weather."
Jul 27, 2014
Simon replied to Lucas's discussion Touring with 28 spoke wheels
"I'd say that it's as much about the quality of the wheel build and components as it is about the number of spokes. I'd be quite happy to tour on my Rolf wheels with around 20 spokes (not needed truing in 14 years), but my cheapo 32…"
Jul 27, 2014
Basil replied to Lucas's discussion Touring with 28 spoke wheels
"Touring bikes tend to be dependable workhorses.  Components that are either easily repaired or bodged at the side of the road, or are more easily replaced from small town LBS's who tend not to stock more exotic or high tech gear. Likewise,…"
Jul 27, 2014
Lucas posted a discussion

Touring with 28 spoke wheels

Hi all,Just looking for an opinion. I am hoping to go touring again soon an I am considering using some 28 spoke wheels. The reason being that they have much better hubs, they freewheel noticeably further even when spun by hand, and I would not have to change my cassette from one wheel to another.I weigh 65 kg on a 'heavy day' and I have yet to break a spoke on any of my bikes. My theory is that if people who weigh 85kg are able to ride 28 spoke wheel without breaking the spokes, my bike when…See More
Jul 27, 2014

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West Midlands

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Almost Back in the Saddle

Finally, having pretty much finished the decade of studying, it looks like I’m going to be able to get back to real life. Last year was tough, having to sacrifice any hopes of racing, triathlons or even sportives, to focus on getting the work done. This year I intend to change all that.

 

I’ve been in southern France for the last 4 months, and whilst to many that would seem like the ideal training ground, I’ve actually been writing my thesis. I have access to a bike here, for…

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Posted on January 25, 2015 at 13:00

Mid-South Wales and the Beacons

So here it is, I’ll try to keep it brief.

 

Just 3 weeks after my initial go at touring I’m back on the train to Aberystwyth, only this time I’m with a friend. She’s toured before, like serious touring and so there’s a lot I could learn from her. For a start, I think I was carrying a bit more stuff and yet I seemed to have no extra provisions – poor management!…

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Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:30

Day 3

The rain had stopped, the sun was out, all was well. I had breakfast, got back on the road and within 2km the rain came. I had a jacket with me and, as crazy as it sounds, I was sort of hoping for a splash of rain to test these waterproof panniers. Well they worked, so well done Ortlieb! After just 6km is gets lumpy again, category 4 climb, kicking up to 12% at times. I was a bit cold from the rain and so I was quite happy to have to work at this point.

 

After Much Wenlock…

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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:33 — 2 Comments

Day 2

Stage 2

Having had a good nights sleep, not being woken by the tremendously loud, inhumane snoring coming from the adjacent tent pitch, I cook breakfast and get packed up to get on the road. First up is a little climb out of the campsite, 200m over 4.7km with a great view of Snowdon on the left. Great place to take pictures.…

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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:08

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"Fair enough. I didn't realise it was such a problem but you have explained it well. Perhaps a…"
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Almost Back in the Saddle

Finally, having pretty much finished the decade of studying, it looks like I’m going to be able to…See More
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Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Bike shopping
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