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Just managed to snap a screw head off when tightening my bike rack and wonder if anyone has any tips for retrieving it, (before I end up covered in various glues and swearing a lot....)  :)

Gear Talk / Fixing a shimano shifter.....
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:49:56 am »
Hi, my shimano shifter stick has become very loose, which is affecting the gear shifting. There is a bolt that holds the unit together, but i can't tighten it fully with a wrench or pliers because it's housed with a partial cover. Has anyone had this problem or know how to fix it? 

Routes / Bike Mount Everest.......
« on: December 30, 2011, 08:31:38 pm »
I've read a few things recently about biking Up to base camp one on Mt. Everest.mI've found a couple of very expensive mountain bike tour companys who will carry your gear etc etc in exchange for a kidney.   but does anyone here have any experience of doing this alone, or know of a decent source of information. I'm sure it would take a lot of planning!

And of course, Happy New Year!

I'll be ending my 4 month tour in next week and will be in Portland Oregon for two weeks. I want to sell the bike to raise funds for further travels.

 I bought it in May and have been riding since June so it's fairly new, but settled in! Will need a new back tyre before setting off again.

 I'm looking for around $900 which includes the rear rack and upgraded wide platform pedals. Altogether, it cost me around $1350 brand new after tax.

Anyone interested, I can send pics and answer any questions. Happy to ship, but at your cost.

Offers considered, but only sensible ones ;)

Routes / Pacific Route 101 Between Leggett and Crescent City.....
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:44:28 pm »
Hi, I've been biking North' mostly on route 1. On my maps, I can't find a route around the freeway sections between Leggett and Crescent City. Can I legally ride 101 North from Leggett?    Thanks :)

Routes / San Diego to Portland
« on: August 26, 2011, 08:07:44 pm »
I've used the ACAA maps from New York to (almost) San Diego. I have time on my visa to head north again, but don't really want to pay put for more maps. Does anyone know if it's possible to hit route 1 and ride it all the way from California to Oregon? Will a standard road atlas get me there safely?

Thanks  :)

Routes / Setting out from New York City.....Good idea or not?
« on: February 20, 2011, 05:44:21 pm »
Hi all, I'm flying in to NYC from the UK and plan to start cycling south along the Atlantic coast route. I've never been to the US before and wonder if it's really a good idea to make New York my introduction to cycling in America! Anyone had any experience biking through NYC?

Any suggestions for a quieter town close to NYC to start from? I plan to buy my bike etc when I arrive, so recommendations for good bike shops would also be greatly appreciated    :)

All advice gladly received.


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