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by keyboardmonkey
6 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brakes, mechs
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Brakes, mechs

neilob wrote:Ok! PM me yr address


Cheers. PM sent :)
by keyboardmonkey
6 Aug 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Bottom Brackets

... Looking at a bike on offer it comes with an Octalink BB... I guess a whole new load of tools would be needed to change one? If you currently have a crank extractor it may be compatible with both ST and Octalink BBs. For whatever reason I ended up getting a fiddly little ‘plug’ to use with my ST...
by keyboardmonkey
5 Aug 2020, 9:04am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brakes, mechs
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Brakes, mechs

neilob wrote:Clearing out the shed, following items are available:

2. LX triple front mech 9 speed, exc condition, band on £10

All items plus £2.95 p&p.


If you would accept a cheque I’d like the LX mech, please.
by keyboardmonkey
2 Aug 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 66
Views: 2832

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Swapped out the leaky original brass valve on my Rennkompressor with a more practical dual valve thingy: F2B0760E-DA12-4440-85BA-EE698E32B637.jpeg First time I’ve bought inner tubes (Schwalbe) that weren’t in retail packaging: 330DF0AA-6FAA-405C-A4F6-21541F44184A.jpeg These bad boys are going on my ...
by keyboardmonkey
28 Jul 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1891

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

I loved my time cycling in the Wolds last year. I also had lunch at Sledmore House. Was planning a return visit his year but it isn't going to happen. Do come back! Actually, the Coach House cafe in the grounds of Sledmere House is undergoing a major refurbishment - it is scheduled for completion i...
by keyboardmonkey
28 Jul 2020, 8:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1891

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Figure-of-eight, +1, done some of those too .. If one prefers circuits, does one try to do new ones, or does one repeat familiar ones? Learned some more here already, +2 I live on the pan flat Holderness Plain to the east of Hull and since lockdown I've made use of the city's (pre-Covid) shared use...
by keyboardmonkey
20 Jul 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greenhow Hill Re-Surfacing
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Greenhow Hill Re-Surfacing

Hmm. I wonder if that means they'll take the sign down as it's no longer on "their" route...

Greenhow.jpg


https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/52.55554,-2.33767,7

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by keyboardmonkey
14 Jul 2020, 12:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trip from Barnsley to Bridlington help please
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Trip from Barnsley to Bridlington help please

I’ve no idea about the White Rose trail CycleTravel suggests it’s 96 miles so you’ll need to stop somewhere to charge your battery. Is this some official route you've found - but didn't previously know about - or have you put something in to CycleTravel just to get an idea of the distance between t...
by keyboardmonkey
13 Jul 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin battery life extension
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Garmin battery life extension

I rarely use my eTrex these days if I know where I'm going - and I *think* it doesn't upload the rides I've done to Strava (although I may have got that wrong). Instead I have my Edge 200 model - to record rides only - which I've had for a few years with no bother. I have it set to autopause (becaus...
by keyboardmonkey
28 Jun 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HT2 chainset feels tight
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: HT2 chainset feels tight

plan is to get a new BB £20 for tiagra (tiagra cranks ) but wondered if it was worth getting a more expensive one ? I have the old style (5700/6700) BB on my most used bike. A few years ago I bought a 6800 replacement for when the existing BB wore out. I subsequently fitted it on a friend’s bike an...
by keyboardmonkey
26 Jun 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Tern Link N8(one size)
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Tern Link N8(one size)

Two questions if I may:

1) 50 miles from where?
2) do you know the maximum rider weight, please?

Thanks.
by keyboardmonkey
21 Jun 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clipless pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Clipless pedals

I went from toe clips & straps to SPD-SL. I’ve had a few mishaps, but now make sure the tension is backed right off. Try that if you haven’t already? In any case, more info on the multi-release SPD type cleats if you haven’t seen it already: https://road.cc/content/feature/clipless-pedals-how-mu...
by keyboardmonkey
15 Jun 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 63
Views: 3201

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Sweep wrote:"god's own country" clearly has a fearsome pr team (clear from endless tv progs) but scanning the cover, can i ask if there are any rides in lancashire?


Of the 30 there are 15 in Yorkshire and 3 in Lancashire.
by keyboardmonkey
15 Jun 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 63
Views: 3201

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

I believe he's just finishing up a 'Lost Lanes North' book, though exactly what that's going to cover I'm not sure. Either way, like all the other books, I'm sure it will be lovely and a suitable spur to touring daydreams. Tend to avoid books of planned rides for various reasons but that sounds int...