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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Sep 2022
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  • in Rides & Races
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    I rode it in 2018 over 8 days on 47mm Byways on a gravel bike. I was glad of the extra volume on the rough descent from Col de Peas and on the Via de Salle. I found a gravel bike ideal. Gearing was 11-36 cassette and a 38/24 mtb chainset. I am not very fit so was glad of the gears for the 18,000 mt climbing on the route.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Wiggle has Tiagra 4700 RDs for £20 which will work on 11 speed shimano road unlike the other shimano 10s mechs.

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    This is a great boat and write up of your trip thanks.

    Really enjoying your keep it simple approach and story.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Try Tim at Fork English. Ex Pace engineer iirc. On Retrobike forum as Justbackdated (I think)

    @Big_Ted might know his details

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thankyou!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That looks great. Those old Marins are superb. What are the handlebars please?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yumove is good. Takes a while to help and a higher dose seemed to work better with my old arthritic staffy. Also worth researching Turmeric and CBD oils particularly as other less clinical options.

    Metacam/Loxicom (same stuff different brand) was the best though, but its hard on the Kidneys so have them checked first. My old staffy had an historic kidney issue (what got her in the end at 15) so couldnt take Metacam.

    Tried her on Tramadol which worked but its a strong opiate and it subdued her personality and sent her to dream land so stopped because felt even in pain her quality of life was better without as she could still appreciate her surroundings.

    Vet recommended hydrotherapy but as Airhead says, eye wateringly expensive...

  • in Forums
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    That was on the BBC news at 10 in early March. I was suprised how graphic it was but think they felt it needed to be reported. Quentin Sommerville did another piece last night. Less graphic.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-­61378196

  • in General
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    Thats brilliant, I was hoping you would post, thanks!

  • in General
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    Picking up a brand new 6 speed Brompton tomorrow. New because a discount makes it the same price as second hand. Unboxing myself because bought from a chain and dont trust them. Anything I should look out for peculiar to a brand new Brompton please?

    Also anyone know the max distance of the 60cm extended seatpost from centre BB to saddle rail please? Used telescopic seatposts in the past but wonder if an extended seatpost will work for me?

    Thanks

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