Archive for the ‘Troubles’ Category


Well she’s back and ready to pound the miles again.

October 2, 2012

After a useful conversation with Andrew from Spa cycles he’s built me a new set of wheels, which I have been promised are much stronger than my old ones, at the same time I’ve fitted a new chain and rear cassette taking my bottom gear down to 27 tooth.

theses new wheels are something else rigida DP18’s with tiagra hubs 36 Spoke. It’s altered the look of the bike somewhat.


Well here she is the Touring Pinnacle two


Catastrophic Failure number 3961

September 18, 2012

Well  my new wheel collected on the 25/08 lasted 27 Days !! I am never shopping with evans again, as it stands I want my money back from the as it is.
What happened. Well cycling home from work I was just comming off an incline and I was accellerating. Suddenly my rear wheel locked up. I obviously stopped and upon examination I discovered that I had snapped a spoke but the wheel had warped so out of kilter that it was touching the frame.
So I’m really not happy !


Isn’t it the way.

August 30, 2012

Well going home tonight I thought I would take it easy and keep the pace at a regular speed. I also adjusted my saddle raising it up slightly. This makes dropping down to the drop bars slightly harder but it feels more comfortable.

So 7 Personal records, one second place and one third and the fastest I’ve ever got home from work and I’m pretty chuffed with myself.

Today I also passed another mile record, as of today in the month of Aug 2012 with one day to go I have acheived 519 Miles in one month.  by the end of the month (Tomorrow) I hopefully should hit 560 Miles.
One the downside my front wheel has started making a ominous creacking noise when i’m standing on the pedals (I better start stocking up on spokes)


She’s back

August 25, 2012

I’ve got her back finally evans decided to contact me and let me know that the distributor was not covering the mech under warrantie but evans was replacing it as an act of good faith. I really didn’t care I got my bike back and rode her home

It was glorious the ease and sheer smoothness of movement was a delight it was only 6 miles to home but they were really enjoyable.




Still no update on my bike

August 22, 2012

Well after requesting evanscycles email me on Friday then emailing them Tuesday afternoon asking for an update for my bike and having no response I’ve got hold of someone at the head office to try and get some action out of evanscycles. So they can be ignored by evans Guildford..   


Warranty and Evanscycles

August 14, 2012

Ok, so I have just come off the phone with evanscycles and apparently they want to send the part off for inspection.

This means I will not be able to take my bike on holiday with me I’m gutted absolutely gutted, I was planning a nice long ride to Amsterdam while on holiday and that not possible any more !


The sheared derailleur

August 13, 2012

Ok so for those bored enough to read my story so far you will know Ive sheared a derailleur so pics below.

Well this is it.. the suspect part