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by notlobgp14
28 Jun 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Hi, please Don't use that route around Leyland and through Preston. I'm not sure how the rider picked it out, just doesn't make sense to swing about like that. You're better off getting on the A49 south of Leyland, say Charnock Richard, ride through Euxton and arrive at Bamber Bridge. Pickup Route 5...
by notlobgp14
20 Feb 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S&S coupled frames and bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: S&S coupled frames and bikes

Can you/does anyone put double couplers in so the top tub & down tube can be removed completely (& yes I realise it will be even more expensive)? The reason I ask is the separable version of the Circe Helios (although it doesn't use S&S couplings) comes apart by removing the whole of th...
by notlobgp14
17 Feb 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7th and Final LEJOG
Replies: 47
Views: 9328

Re: 7th and Final LEJOG

How many feet per mile? 3,600ft of ascent in 61 miles. That is flat at 59ft per mile. Try riding round here. 100ft per mile is normal. OK Cornwall has Hills. Lancashire has Hills. For me, doing LeJog was trying to ride a scenic route but iron out the Lumps where possible. As RickH said, keeping furt...
by notlobgp14
13 Feb 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7th and Final LEJOG
Replies: 47
Views: 9328

Re: 7th and Final LEJOG

MickF I'll Escort puffin along the flat route, it certainly won't include Samlesbury Bottoms, Mellor, Ramsgreave and Cow Ark
by notlobgp14
13 Feb 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7th and Final LEJOG
Replies: 47
Views: 9328

Re: 7th and Final LEJOG

route ending 116

wow, you like your hills
by notlobgp14
27 Apr 2015, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tandem or tag-along suitability for a blind 12-year-old
Replies: 40
Views: 4035

Re: tandem or tag-along suitability for a blind 12-year-old

Charity that lends tandems free of charge - http://www.charlottestandems.co.uk/ try one out, see how you get on with it. Im sure the local volunteer helper nearest you will be great too Charlotte's Tandems Lancashire based helper here, we need to get our bikes out and about in this good weather. Fo...
by notlobgp14
1 Sep 2014, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Direction
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Tyre Direction

We've just come home after an Atlantic to Med trip, two couples on two Tandems fully loaded and towing trailers. All sorts of tyre problems from first day of riding, resulting in me fitting a Marathon Plus to the rear wheel, donated from front of companion bike. In error I fitted it the wrong way ro...
by notlobgp14
30 Jun 2014, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Singlewheel trailers - experiences and modifications
Replies: 141
Views: 193885

Re: Anyone use a trailer ?

We have a problem. I own a Thorn Discovery Tandem with a 160mm rear drop out. Due to a friend having his Cannondale Tandem stolen last week we now have to use both of my Tandems for our Atlantic to Med tour in August. Both bikes were going to tow Adventure C1 Trailers but the standard 'long' quick r...
by notlobgp14
17 Jun 2014, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem replacement brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

Re: Tandem replacement brakes

We have a Mercian with Shimano RX100 DP's on, they have always stopped us very well. On steep hills I keep the speed down and 'pump' the brakes to avoid overcooking. On long shallow hills where I can let the bike have it's head I do, when needing to slow I again use the 'pumping' technique. The bike...
by notlobgp14
20 May 2014, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New stem, what about spacers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: New stem, what about spacers?

Do you mean 'Higher than the Steerer Tube?' The Stack should be just higher than the Steerer Tube so that when you clamp the centre bolt down it puts a load on the Stem not the Tube. Say 0.5mm to 2mm and have a greater than 50% contact Tube to top spacer
by notlobgp14
20 May 2014, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora STI'S and Sora triple front changer on SJSCycles Tandem
Replies: 7
Views: 2283

Re: Sora STI'S and Sora triple front changer on SJSCycles Ta

I've got at Thorn Tandem with a Straight Through Drive. That means I have Four chainrings on the right hand drive side crank so the Triple has to be further outboard than normal. The bike came fitted with the Excentric bush or shim which places the Mech further outboard aswell. When I got the bike i...
by notlobgp14
20 May 2014, 8:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: surviving the train to Thurso
Replies: 16
Views: 14150

Re: surviving the train to Thurso

If you're taking four panniers you need to lighten the load :wink:

I find that I just end up wearing my favourite shorts, shirt etc and carry somethings not to use them :( Washing things through, if you get the weather for drying is OK.
by notlobgp14
20 May 2014, 8:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE unsupported and camping
Replies: 16
Views: 15827

Re: JOGLE unsupported and camping

Have a look at the Camping and Caravan Club web site and find the small privately owned Certified Sites with only 5 pitches some of these have showers nowadays, in the past they were more for caravans with own facilities. If you mark these on your route you can keep a look out when you're ready to s...
by notlobgp14
16 May 2014, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Cone Conundrum
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Re: Shimano Cone Conundrum

Further to my Original question; it turned out that my Deore Disc Hub is a HB-M525 (without the A) To get the cone at a reasonable price and to be sure it was going to be the correct one, I bought a complete hub for £10. Last night I transferred the complete axle assembly and the bearings to my whee...
by notlobgp14
8 May 2014, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Cone Conundrum
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Re: Shimano Cone Conundrum

Just taking the Plot a little further; I've also bought a HB-M530, NOS £6.49, as the seals looked very similar to my Disc Hub, I can now confirm that the HB-M530 has the same Rubber Seal as the HB-M525 which is a Y-21H 04200. Can't confirm the Cone yet but it looks like it will be the same from the ...