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    New seat for a Dawes Galaxy

    Good point, I had got a bit carried away with what could improve the bike, I didn't stop to think that it's not me who's going to be riding it haha. I'm going to leave the seat - I know that he likes the original, even if it is a bit heavy and scuffed. I'll use the money for something else...
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    New seat for a Dawes Galaxy

    Whoops, I forgot to take a pic of that. Yeh I have the original (slightly metal fatigued) clamp. Thanks for the quick reply - I'll order a new one tonight.
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    New seat for a Dawes Galaxy

    Hi, I'm sprucing up my dad's Dawes Galaxy (1980-something model), and as part of this I want to fit a new seat on it. However, I'm not sure whether a modern seat would fit the 80's post, and I don't want to buy one and then have to buy a new post. Does anyone know whether seat post fittings...
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    SPD Advice - noobie help

    Hi I bought a bike the other day which came with Shimano PD M540 pedals, but I have never used SPDs before. I was browsing eBay for some cheap SPD shoes to test it out, but have absolutely no idea which shoes are compatible. Also, do I need to buy cleats for the pedals? Or the shoes? Or...
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    Solar Power for Sat Nav touring

    Bump? :<
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    Car Screamers

    What the balls??? I live in England, been cycling on the roads for years and never had anything like this happen :/ God bless America...
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    Nearly got hit today...who was at fault?

    I do the same as the OP, but ONLY when it's at a junction that I cycle through regularly enough to know the light routine like the back of my hand. I make triple sure nothing is moving or about to move while I'm doing it though. The way I see it is I'm safer running the red light and getting...
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    Solar Power for Sat Nav touring

    Hello, can anyone give me some tech advice? I'm looking for a way of powering a USB Sat Nav device, and I don't fancy being stuck to mains power everyday. I've seen quite a few chargers, and the Freeloader looks good when combined with the Supercharger kit, as this would do for my phone too...