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by chesterpete
19 Mar 2020, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51937

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Apropos the cycling ban chat, the Guardian's Coronavirus live blog just posted the following: The cycling industry will join forces to call on government to exempt cycling from any ban, due to its strategic role in the nation’s resilience - not only as transport but a form of exercise, the Bicycle ...
by chesterpete
12 Mar 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51937

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

PMs briefing probably as straight as could be. Didn't put a figure on deaths, but reading between lines and CSOs numbers comes out at 500,000. Failed, for obvious reasons, to state who will choose who not to treat and on what criteria. Medics will need a "score sheet". Thats very chilling.
by chesterpete
23 Aug 2017, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful.
by chesterpete
22 Aug 2017, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

need
niːd/
verb
1.
require (something) because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable.
by chesterpete
22 Aug 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need 'cycling shoes'?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Do I need 'cycling shoes'?

Ive had a pair of Scott MTB style shoes for about 10 years and they are now falling to bits. I dont use cleats (although the shoes have the necessary fitments) - I use wide flat pedals and strapless toe clips. My question is - do I need to replace the cycle specific shoes (with similar, with rigid s...
by chesterpete
5 Jun 2017, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Hi Andy. No I didnt fit a new chain. However I think its ok, as the angle of the cage is consistent with a correct length at both extremes. I may measure and fit a new one though now, just in case.
by chesterpete
4 Jun 2017, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Cheers Brucey. The hanger is straight (Ive had an alignment tool on it - it did need 'tweaking') and Ive fitted a new inner cable.
by chesterpete
4 Jun 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Ultegra short cage mech with 32 tooth cassette

Ive recently bought a second hand ribble with a 11-25 tooth rear cassette - Ive swapped it out for an 11-32. Ive screwed the B screw right in and have clearance between the jockey wheel and the 32 tooth gear. Everything changes smoothly except on the 2 or 3 lowest gears, they are 'hanging'. I can ge...
by chesterpete
3 Feb 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing suspension forks
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Replacing suspension forks

Thanks guys, thats really helpful, much appreciated.
by chesterpete
2 Feb 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing suspension forks
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Replacing suspension forks

Ive got a Voodoo Hoodo MTB and I want to swap the suspension forks for solid (preferably steel) disc compatible forks - does anyone know if this is doable?
Thanks
by chesterpete
5 Oct 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overshoes for non-clipped in leisure cyclist
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Overshoes for non-clipped in leisure cyclist

What about Sealskins waterproof socks? I find them excellent.
by chesterpete
17 Aug 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight packable jacket.
Replies: 37
Views: 4911

Re: Lightweight packable jacket.

Im a big fan of the Altura Pocket Rocket - I'm on my second. A bit short in the body but I don't have a problem with it at all. Pack down very small.
by chesterpete
23 Jun 2014, 12:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice on 2 man tent please...
Replies: 12
Views: 5825

Re: Advice on 2 man tent please...

Hi. Ive used a Vango Banshee 2 person tent for several tours and always found it excellent. It weighs in at 2.2 kg and can be bought for around £100. :)
by chesterpete
31 Mar 2014, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A foolish purchase?
Replies: 26
Views: 2204

Re: A foolish purchase?

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by chesterpete
16 Dec 2013, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another thing about France…
Replies: 28
Views: 61082

Re: Another thing about France…

I toured Brittany last year and Normandy this year - I had no difficulty in finding either a boulangerie/patisserie in almost every village. In addition, I found plenty of the type of hostelries mentioned by the OP in all but the smallest of villages. I may have just got lucky, but for me the French...