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by ultraburner
11 Jan 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A curious Zefal HPX issue
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: A curious Zefal HPX issue

Brucey called it.

It was the wee red ball jammed in place.

Visible after taking the top section apart. A quick poke with a sharp tool forced it back and then copious amounts of silicone spray.

Quick test confirms that was the problem.

Many thanks.
by ultraburner
9 Jan 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A curious Zefal HPX issue
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: A curious Zefal HPX issue

Should have stated, presta.

Now checked on various tubes all with the same effect. Sounds like this one way check valve may be the culprit.

Will disect and report back tomorrow.

Thanks for the pointers!

I'm scunnered but determined to resolve.
by ultraburner
9 Jan 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A curious Zefal HPX issue
Replies: 7
Views: 551

A curious Zefal HPX issue

I have a seldom used, in fact I think I've pumped up three tyres with it Zefal HPX. It let me down, no pun intended in a non spectacular way on a towpath in the middle of nowhere. I had retrieved it from its perch in my frame confident that it would get me up and running in jig time compared to thos...
by ultraburner
3 Mar 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Re: Coast to Coast (west to east)

I've changed the title accordingly. I do know my East from West I had posted this after a couple of Bowmore's

Thanks alot for all the input. I will try to source the C2C guide quoted above.

I understand there may be some issues getting bikes on the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven right enough.
by ultraburner
3 Mar 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Re: Coast to Coast (East to West)

Apologies Whitehaven to Newcastle was the original plan although I'm happy to deviate from that. That was the reason for the post really.

I was looking for suggestions and tips on the route above.
by ultraburner
2 Mar 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Coast to Coast (west to east)

Did a search but no joy. Was just looking for pointers/advice regarding this route. Planning on traveling from Glasgow by train then home.

As I say just garnering opinions/tips.
by ultraburner
13 Feb 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North East Coast 500?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: North East Coast 500?

Many thanks indeed C.O. that looks like a fantastic trip.
by ultraburner
11 Feb 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North East Coast 500?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

North East Coast 500?

I’ve been discussing potential cycle routes with my cycling chums. Having tasted the Western Isles in 2016 and Wales (twice) in 2017 we are plumping for the highlands this year. We have looked at potential of a Lochs and Glens or a section of the North Coast 500 – east or west look possible, althoug...
by ultraburner
5 Nov 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS extra long mudguard stays?
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: SKS extra long mudguard stays?

Of course! Bit of brainfade on my part.. :oops:
by ultraburner
5 Nov 2015, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS extra long mudguard stays?
Replies: 2
Views: 556

SKS extra long mudguard stays?

I have a bit of a quandary. I have a bike that has its mudguard eyelet tucked away inside the (rear) dropout. The standard stays are nowhere near long enough to make the junction with the guard.

Do you know if extra long stays are available or if I can come up with a cunning plan?

Ta.
by ultraburner
24 Jun 2014, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CroixDeFer
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

CroixDeFer

I've taken advantage of my employer's ride to work scheme and splashed out on a CDF. However its role will be that of a tourer allbeit fairweather :) Here's where I'd like your advice. The biggest tyres I've used in the past have been 25's! What kind of tyres and size should I consider, mudguards wi...
by ultraburner
14 Aug 2013, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pinky Williams champion scottish cyclist
Replies: 2
Views: 8241

Re: Pinky Williams champion scottish cyclist

Billy,

You may find some info on your bike from here; http://svtta.org.uk/

Lots of experienced TTers who may be able to shed some light.

All the best.
by ultraburner
28 Apr 2013, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... why cyclists wear sunglasses?
Replies: 78
Views: 6030

Re: ... why cyclists wear sunglasses?

A couple of weeks ago I was cycling in a small bunch when an oncoming van kicked up a stone which hit my glasses with such force that it smashed open the bottom jaw of the specs, jettisoning the lens onto the road. The glasses were on my head at the time (no helmet) so I'm not sure what I'm trying t...
by ultraburner
29 Jan 2012, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Equinox
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Equinox

Been meaning to ask this for ages. Do you remember the Channel 4 documentary series Equinox? Way back in the late 80's early 90's there was an episode featuring the bike and in particular a Manchester Wheeler (I think) doing JOGLE or other way round. It had a really eerie score through it. I remembe...
by ultraburner
5 Oct 2010, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6871

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

B&B at Lochboisdale, Hostel at Lochmaddy, Hostel at Stornoway, and Hostel at Inverness.

It was a great trip although we were very lucky weather-wise. I reckon I might not have been so enthusiastic had it rained the whole time.