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Bicycles / Spa Aubisque
« Last post by pancycle on Today at 02:03:29 pm »
Am interested in buying an Audax bike made from steel, that has a triple chainset and good quality disc brakes, the only off the shelf bike that appears suitable is the Spa Aubisque, but reviews of it are in short supply, does anybody have one, and are they suitable for 1200s etc
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Clothing / Endura Xtract Roubaix L/S jersey
« Last post by andyoxon on Today at 01:56:52 pm »
With Autumn arriving I've started using one of these Endura Xtract long sleeved roubaix tops (as opposed to arm warmers and a lightweight shower proof jacket).

The Xtract Roubaix is great IMO; and for me probably best <10C-ish (YMMV).    Feels good (kind of a softer shell) - a nice weight and doesn't feel heavy, but breathable of course.  Inside is roubaix finish, with back panel having additional mesh liner.  Full length YKK zip, pockets are all good, with a small chest and rear zipped pocket too. Back panel hem has 4 silicone strips along full length of panel.  Some reflective details. 

I'm 6'2"/78kg/32" waist, and medium is a great fit, and long enough in body, and arms - even with my gibbon arms.  I did first buy and use (a handful of times) a Large in the spring, but it is just a bit too baggy and the silicone hem is loose (though not flappy) around my waist. 

Seems to be available for £35-60, depending on sales etc.  Becareful to include "roubaix" in any search, as there are quite a few different tops that come up with just "Endura Xtract".

https://www.endurasport.com/Xtract-Roubaix-L-S-Jersey/p/bE3134
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by Jem on Today at 01:48:42 pm »
Bugger, I'm still banned from Shitham.

I'll have to sneak in, incognito after dark!

I’ll meet you just outside the town and lend you my pink wig and associated gubbins.  You can do that hiding in plain sight thing!

And I have the perfect bike for you to ride to the pub.... ;D
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Karla on Today at 01:48:12 pm »
Young Lust - Pink Floyd
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Thanks for all of the suggestions

I'm going to order a rear rack with a brake bridge fitting:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/900-pannier-rack-id_8402094.html

though I'm concerned the angles of a rear rack might overlap with the fork, if that fails I'll go for the p-clip lowrider option.

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The Sporting Life / Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Last post by simonp on Today at 01:40:49 pm »
Scotland have been poor in defence under Townsend. I wasn’t confident of a result before the match. Japan were immense and fully deserve their place in the QF. I think Scotland have to have a good six nations or Townsend will be in trouble.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Post a photo of your bike and a ferry.
« Last post by Salvatore on Today at 01:36:36 pm »
My bike (far left) on that same ferry on its way to the Arctic Circle in 2016



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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by tedshred on Today at 01:26:29 pm »
"associated gubbins"  :o 
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by Oscar's dad on Today at 01:22:43 pm »
Bugger, I'm still banned from Shitham.

I'll have to sneak in, incognito after dark!

I’ll meet you just outside the town and lend you my pink wig and associated gubbins.  You can do that hiding in plain sight thing!
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OT Knowledge / Re: Wheelchair friendly stations
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 01:15:14 pm »
Stolen from Ereslehw and posted here with a suitable dose of  :demon::
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It was wondered what the effect would be if on a Saturday Scope and other disability organisations arranged for two unbooked wheelchairs on all the unmanned stations on the route
Quite possibly they would just be refused help and hence access to the trains.

Even people with booked tickets (and booked assistance) have been refused boarding onto a train, simply because the wheelchair space was full of suitcases. Theoretically illegal, but the ToC got away with a feeble apology.
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