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by pedalsheep
5 Sep 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7719

Re: Antisocial cyclists

There were lots of groups of club cyclists riding round the Isle of Wight today. I had to stop to fix a puncture and was pleasantly surprised when every group that past stopped to ask if I was alright or if I needed any help. Fair restored my faith in my fellow cyclists it did! :D
by pedalsheep
2 Sep 2020, 11:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 71
Views: 2961

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

905 miles cycled in August, the lowest monthly total for a while with a few rides shortened due to high temperatures, torrential rain or howling gales!
6966 miles for the year so far.
by pedalsheep
20 Aug 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers

NUKe wrote:https://www.uberbikecomponents.com/category/337/Shimano-Disc-Brake-Pads
Don’t know the exact model though

Thanks, I'll give their version a try.
by pedalsheep
17 Aug 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers

My Spa Elan has Shimano RS 785 calipers for which the replacement pads are J04C. These only seem to be available in metallic and the existing pads make a noise like a slowing goods train in the wet although they are Ok in dry conditions. I would like to try a softer compound, does anyone have any su...
by pedalsheep
12 Aug 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike/tarp combo?
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Bike/tarp combo?

Another bike cover user. Hides the fact that it's an expensive bike and I can't enjoy the sound of rain on the tent so much if I know my bike is getting an unnecessary soaking!
by pedalsheep
9 Aug 2020, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 71
Views: 2961

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

July was very much a repeat of the last few months for me. 1047 miles ridden bringing the total for the year so far to 6061 miles. I haven't previously calculated my total altitude gain but I saw an advert for a challenge to ride the height of Everest in a month so decided to keep track of my climb...
by pedalsheep
1 Aug 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 71
Views: 2961

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

July was very much a repeat of the last few months for me. 1047 miles ridden bringing the total for the year so far to 6061 miles. I haven't previously calculated my total altitude gain but I saw an advert for a challenge to ride the height of Everest in a month so decided to keep track of my climbi...
by pedalsheep
28 Jul 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about lead times for custom builds?
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: ...about lead times for custom builds?

Blimey, how things have changed! When I bought my Roberts in October 2006 it was 4 weeks from ordering to riding away on it! Wow! How did that happen? My experience over 5 Roberts frames between myself and my wife have been many, many months wait, like plan for next season. These are from 1986 to s...
by pedalsheep
27 Jul 2020, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rosie Swales Pope MBE
Replies: 31
Views: 1479

Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

A few years ago she ran round the world with a similar set up!! Spent months if not years crossing Russia. Her book 'Just a Little Run Around the World' is a great read.
by pedalsheep
27 Jul 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about lead times for custom builds?
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: ...about lead times for custom builds?

Blimey, how things have changed! When I bought my Roberts in October 2006 it was 4 weeks from ordering to riding away on it!
by pedalsheep
17 Jul 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7719

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Ellieb wrote:https://www.cyclingweekly.com/videos/watch/dr-hutchs-guide-waving
Don't know if this has been posted , but this is the definitive answer on waving.

:lol: :lol:
by pedalsheep
13 Jul 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Worst Bike Shop Review Ever
Replies: 67
Views: 5311

Re: The Worst Bike Shop Review Ever

Lambert's in Bingley is my go to shop, changed hands a while back and haven't been in since Back in the early 80s Keith Lambert gave me and my then boyfriend 6 months interest free credit on all the componentry needed to build up 2 new Ellis Briggs frames without even asking for our names and addre...
by pedalsheep
4 Jul 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Building Courses
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Frame Building Courses

A friend of mine built a beautiful frame on a Geoff Roberts frame building course and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Geoff is a highly experienced builder, based in Hastings.