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Tony Carrigan last won the day on November 26 2015

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  1. Dawes TwoCan "kiddyback" tandem in good used condition. Photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmarDD2u Frame size according to my measurement is 16/12 so the front seat tube is 16" c-t (i.e. from center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) and the rear seat tube is 12" c-t. In practical terms this means it will suit an adult rider from about 5'4" to 5'10" and it will fit a child from about 5yrs and up. For reference - I am 5'11" with a 33" inside leg. Initially I found I had to change the stock seatpost to a longer 400mm one to get the saddle up high enough. I would say the riding position was slightly cramped and not ideal for me but OK for short-ish family outings which is all we used it for. It has 24 gears (3x8) and linear-pull cantilever brakes (aka v-brakes). It needs a bit of maintenance - the front derailleur is seized up at the moment but nothing that can't be fixed. Also the adjustable stem is rather stiff and needs some lubrication. (Re transport - I found I was able to transport the tandem by taking both wheels off and laying it across my towbar-mounted bike carrier - upside down but in an upright position. With both wheels removed it's about the same length as a normal bike. We took it on quite a few family holidays like this, along with our other bikes.) Cash on collection only, and please text me on 07397-981278 if interested (it's unlikely I will see your response on this forum thread and I will not get an email notification).
  2. I have a JWCC Winter Jersey that I no longer need. I am 5ft11" with a 38" chest and find it a good fit. See link below to photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskpi7wQa It's about 10 years old but I probably only wore it a dozen times or so and not at all in the last 5 years. Might as well pass it on. I'm in Kilbarchan, PM me if you are interested. Thanks Tony
  3. Sure Martin - I've posted it on the Jets FB page Thanks
  4. Frog 55 kids bike in excellent condition. My son has outgrown it. Photos should be visible here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5yiBfB Comes with a pair of SKS mudguards, retro-fitted by me. Like most kids bikes it has seen very little mileage but has had some chips to the paintwork, which I have touched up with Humbrol enamel paint in the appropriate colour (I'm not saying it would pass for brand new but the colour is a good match and you have to look closely to see where the chips were - see photo #5 which is a close-up of the rh fork leg). These bikes are currently around £310 brand new. You can get me on 07397-981278 and I'm in Kilbarchan.
  5. I'm selling my Cannondale Synapse Claris. It's size 56cm and I bought it in August 2015 from Evans Cycles. It's done something like 500 miles and is still on its original chain, cassette and brake pads. See link below for photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157670825615574 Claris is Shimano's budget 8-speed groupset but I've found it works flawlessly and the advantage of an 8-speed setup (as opposed to 10 or 11) is that the shifting is less sensitive to cable stretch and environmental factors such as heat/cold and dirt. Also new chains/cassettes in 8-speed are cheap Looking for £300. Phone/text me on 07896-153853 if you want to come round and see the bike. I'm in Kilbarchan.
  6. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the "miminum passing distance" law has been implemented in other European countries (such as France, Spain, Germany) for many years now. It may be difficult to enforce but it's a statement (or a declaration of intent, if you like) which must surely help the case of the cyclist, and help to improve driver education if nothing else. The only downside I can see is that many motorists would demand that cyclists be forced to ride in single file...a fair trade-off in my opinion.
  7. Try attacking it with a belt sander, using heavy gauge sandpaper. This will definitely remove the scratch.
  8. As per title - free to anyone who wants it. Have had it about 5 years but only worn it a few times (I've never really liked wearing cycling tops featuring sponsors logos or trade team logos). https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157666397091335 I'm just under 6ft, average build, 38" chest, and I find this top quite big on me which is why I've described it as 40-42" chest. I'm in Kilbarchan. You can get me on 07896-153853. I don't look at this website very often so best to text me if you're interested. Thanks Tony
  9. Another lovely ride tonight, under a full moon: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/967654279 Yes Ian a 500 lumen light should be fine. I don't think mine is any brighter than that.
  10. Night ride on minor roads at a fairly pedestrian pace, mainly to get some miles in. Route will be one of these three: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11108356 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11108168 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11105146 Mainly c-roads. See link below: http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Classified_Unnumbered_Road ...expect gravel, wet leaves, pine-needle mush etc The plan is to leave Miller St at 1930 and be back between 2130 and 2200. You will need good lights and the front one needs to be powerful enough to light up the road. Also bear in mind what I have said about leaves, gravel etc - these and other small obstacles are harder to see at night even with a powerful headlamp. MTB/CX bike recommended.
  11. Yes on both counts Ian. My "winter" bike is a Surly 1x1 (i.e. an MTB). My front light is a Busch & Muller IQ Fly. B&M measure the output in lux and I'm not sure how to convert that to lumens but based on other lights I've used, I would say 500 lumens would be a good ballpark figure...it's not bright enough for riding off-road but more than adequate for any kind of tarmac.
  12. Awesome ride last night...I was expecting to encounter some flooding but just found a few big puddles, nothing major. The roads were as quiet as the grave, didn't see a single car until I joined the B776 (Bowfield road). It's hard to describe how beautiful Lochwinnoch looked from the top of the golf course road. A carpet of orange pinpricks twinkling behind a curtain of soft drizzle, like the campfires of a small army occupying the hillside above the loch. Night riding is great!
  13. Night ride on minor roads at a fairly pedestrian pace, mainly to get some miles in. Just wondering if anyone else would like to come along. Here is the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11108168 ..it's 25 miles, mainly on c-roads, quite hilly. Be aware that there will be a lot of wet leaves and some gravel on the roads. The plan is to leave Miller St at 1830 and be back between 2030 and 2100. You will need good lights and the front one needs to be powerful enough to light up the road. Also bear in mind what I have said about leaves and gravel - these and other small obstacles are harder to see at night even with a powerful headlamp.
  14. Hoping to go out for a couple of hours on Thursday night, just wondering if anyone else wants to come along? Here is the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11105146 ...it's 27 miles, mainly on c-roads, quite hilly. Be aware that there will be a lot of wet leaves and some gravel on the roads. The plan is to leave Miller St at 1830 and be back by 2100 at the latest. It will be an easy-paced ride by most people's standards because I am not an athlete and will be riding a 30lb hybrid (45mm tyres, alfine hub, dynamo lighting etc). I may be stating the obvious but you will need good lights and the front one needs to be powerful enough to light up the road. Also bear in mind what I have said about leaves and gravel - these and other small obstacles are harder to see at night even with a powerful headlamp which is one of the reasons I gravitate towards fat/grippy tyres in the winter. PS I am aware that this thread is technically in the wrong section of the forum but I can't really do Wednesday nights and I didn't think it really belonged in the "Midweek Training Runs" bit. Or the "MTB/Cyclocross" bit.
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