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Member's Gallery / Re: My New Club Tour
« Last post by jags on Today at 11:52:49 AM »
yeah  fantastic part of the country  climb up to the cafe is tough on a loaded touring bike :o.
but there was a lot worse to come Healy Pass  beautiful  but i was sure glad when i got to the top, big shock came when we went up the other side to kenmare  jaysus i nearly died little legs nearly fell off me ;D ;D.molls gap was class  i had a great laugh with a bus load of french tourists,there were taking the p..s out of me on my loaded bike until  i challenge them to try and lift it not one of the could  ;D ;D ;D.spend a few days in Dolin  got a lift home from my son long story.
but yeah if you get the weather sure its a great country to ride your bike.

Member's Gallery / Re: anto's audax.
« Last post by jags on Today at 11:14:54 AM »
Martin I had a probikefit done and it worked wonders  i could not believe the difference it made.
Nah I reckon im goosed  as far as everbeen partof the bike is concerned.
Im one of these guys who believes the lighter the bike the easiest it is to ride .
My dolan LeTape is a class bike light and fast,the thorn is also great but no where near the stiffness of the dolan great for group rides.
Member's Gallery / Re: anto's audax.
« Last post by martinf on Today at 08:08:53 AM »
My wife has had back trouble for years. She rides a bike with "sit-up-and-beg" handlebars and her back is nearly vertical. Fairly wide Schwalbe Supreme 42 mm tyres help with the comfort, they still roll well even with quite low pressures. It seems to work for her, so maybe you should try and borrow a bike like that to see if a radical change in position works for you or not. For a test ride, it doesn't have to be an E-bike.

I've ridden that style of bike fairly often myself, notably borrowed bikes in the Netherlands and the "visitor" bikes I keep at our island flat.  "Sit-up-and-beg" isn't what I prefer (I may change my mind when I get older), but with a suitable wide saddle (say a Brooks with springs) I am comfortable enough, just a bit slower due to the increased air resistance.

Member's Gallery / Re: My New Club Tour
« Last post by B cereus on Today at 06:17:54 AM »
did you enjoy the trip.


Yes, we were based on the Mizzen peninsula. A holiday combining cycling and kayaking. Its an area that I I know very well and first visited many years ago for scuba diving.  I never grow tired of returning and we were particularly blessed with the weather this time.
Bikes For Sale / Re: Thorn XTC
« Last post by rohloffadmirer on Today at 04:25:26 AM »
Hi I live in New Zealand and would be interested in buying the bike if it is still for sale?
Email me at
Bikes For Sale / Re: 2002 XTC S&S bike with upgrades and bags
« Last post by rohloffadmirer on Today at 02:42:27 AM »
Could you email on to continue the conversation re me buying the bike?
Bikes For Sale / Re: Nomad MK2.S&S 540L Los Angeles. LAST CALL $2300
« Last post by DrJim on Today at 02:16:16 AM »
Hey Andy,  I chatted with you before.....asked about the brakes, if they were CSS......mentioned I had sold my Nomad a year ago and kind of wish I hadn't.....anyway......would you except $2000 plus split the cost to ship it to Atlanta area?  That is all I can afford.    Hope all is well.
Best Regards,
Member's Gallery / Re: anto's audax.
« Last post by jags on July 19, 2017, 10:27:25 PM »
I was seriously thinking of selling my two fantastic bikes and buying an Ebike.with my back problem hills can be a curse.and now the doctor reckons I have a mild slowly falling apart.came out of the pharmacy last  week with a wheelbarrow full of drugs :'(.
Still one must not grumble sure no one listens ;D ;D

Non-Thorn Related / Re: Gilles Berthoud CNC bar-end mirror coming soon
« Last post by jags on July 19, 2017, 10:09:18 PM »
Martin what puts me off buying that mirror from sjs is the postage .great company and I love them all except t here bloody postal costs.crc is free.
Member's Gallery / Re: anto's audax.
« Last post by jags on July 19, 2017, 08:24:50 PM »
Which is the nicest tho flowers or me bike.
I was just home from a great thirty miles so I spent a good hour cleaning it to perfection.

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