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by Shuggie
22 Nov 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Time Axion or Cyclo Pedals
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Time Axion or Cyclo Pedals

Hi all, I'm after either a Right Time Axion Pedal (black) or a Left Time Cyclo Pedal (silver), anyone got either of them in their spares box please? Bearings must be as new, unlike mine!

Cheers, Hugh
by Shuggie
27 Oct 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 94
Views: 3372

Re: Giro d'Italia

On a similar theme a lot of wind tunnel testing goes into skin suit designs. As I understand it the holder of the Maglia Rosa is obliged to wear the skin suit provided by the organisers. TGH may have been relieved that he didn't inherit the jersey at the end of stage 20. Not true as he had to wear ...
by Shuggie
7 Oct 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road bike for the South Downs trail?!
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Road bike for the South Downs trail?!

You’ll do a lot of walking, and slipping as the chalk surface is horrible when it’s wet, and then there’s the mud! I’ve done much of it in summer on a cross/gravel bike but definitely an MTB in winter, expecting to spend lots of time unclogging wheels etc. Cheers, Hugh I'm a trendy consumer. Just lo...
by Shuggie
28 Aug 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1920

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

geomannie wrote:Anent Dave Yates, I have just found this rather charming video monologue about him. Well worth a watch.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNYso2BwAxk


Excellent, thanks for that. He made me a lovely frameset 20 years ago.

Hugh
by Shuggie
10 Jun 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 662
Views: 355601

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Plus for Spa Cycle here,got some stuff from them because I like traditional cycle shops... Maybe by today's standards not the most internet savy instant dispatch shop, but telephones are still the best way if you need a person and not a automated till calculating robot. We used to have a good old s...
by Shuggie
13 Feb 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1288

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I wear one of these: https://gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Veteran-Aware.png The Trust has a scheme that assists and signposts Veterans to support if they need it. An active way of remembering Does anyone know when we started using the word "veteran"? I always t...
by Shuggie
4 Oct 2019, 6:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

No, you're right, Mercalia, they're a five sided structure with no metal base. It could be that this storage unit is bolted to the ground. I can see what look like bolts in the near right and far left cormers. It looks like the Asgard 2 bike store which doesn’t come with a floor, but has bolts to f...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

Hmmmm......comfortably do a 100km Audax/Sportive. :shock: What I meant was a 100km/65 mile ride with some hills. This is one reason my embryonic plan is to aim for 50 miles per day and do JOGLE instead of hitting the killer hills at the start of LEJOG. Also the minimum climb route down the East sid...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

100 a night, 2k plus in total, seems a lot to me Does the ctc make a profit on such tours? Half board in decent 3/4* hotels supported I believe is great value and very competitive IMHO. There are many ways to skin the LEJOG cat, this is but one. Re profit, I doubt they make much more than just cove...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 6:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

Anyone done this CTC tour? Pitched at Audax riders according to the blurb, and 65 miles per day or more. Also majoring on scenic. It looks good value. Just over £100 per night can't be bad. Wondering if a flatter route over 2-3 more days might suit. I went on this year’s ride and had a fantastic ti...
by Shuggie
26 Jun 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike eye frame mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Bike eye frame mirror

The Bike Eye mirror fits at the top of the down tube. The big problem with this location is that your view to the rear is obstructed by your legs. Yes, you can stop pedalling and cock your leg out to the side, but that limits the use of the mirror to specific checks, rather than just keeping an eye...
by Shuggie
29 May 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

Ian, noting you’re intending to buy today I hope I’m not too late! I have the previous version of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and do like the tent but I wouldn’t call it more than a 2 season tent because of the mesh inner and the fly sheet doesn’t go close to the ground. I’ve used it for a hot and...
by Shuggie
5 Oct 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack
Replies: 29
Views: 3522

Re: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack

Cyril Haearn wrote:Plus One for keeping comfortably inside the maximum speed limit :D

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by Shuggie
20 Sep 2018, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slebs preaching again.
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Slebs preaching again.

While I understand the point, and I would far rather that celebrities, as well as the rest of us *hugely* reduce our carbon footprints, there are many obstructions to this, not the least of which is the societal imperative to use cars, and buy consumer goods. Kids have to have tablets and computers...
by Shuggie
27 Apr 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling Weekly.
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: The Death of Cycling Weekly.

Cancelled my subscription today, fed up with its advertorial drivel and repetitive training etc rubbish. Feel much better for doing it, used to look forward to the post delivery on a Thursday, haven’t felt like that for some time and the recent revamp hammered home the final nail.