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by cycloret
1 Aug 2016, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where I can get a 9 speed triple f/mech
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: where I can get a 9 speed triple f/mech

Is eBay any use? It shows the Claris you mentioned From Tweek Cycles a Claris FD-2403 braze-on 8 speed triple. I'm surprised this wont work. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-FD-2403-Claris-8-Speed-Triple-Road-Bike-Braze-On-Front-Derailleur-/361437664374?hash=item54275d1476:g:CPEAAOSwxN5WV91O There'...
by cycloret
22 Jul 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Puncture puzzle

On some new wheels I've had mystifying punctures, eventually traced to the rim tape being too thin. The tape wasn't firm enough to prevent herniation of an inflated inner tube down a spoke hole.
by cycloret
21 Jul 2016, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple chainset choices?
Replies: 45
Views: 3407

Re: Triple chainset choices?

Some excellent ideas there, thanks to all those that replied. You don't have to have a triple, one of my bikes has STI 50/34 Ultegra compact with Mars 10 speed 11-34 (from SJS cycles) giving a low of 26.3 to 119.3 high gear inches, though most of the rest have triples. As scottg mentioned there's t...
by cycloret
20 Jul 2016, 11:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple chainset choices?
Replies: 45
Views: 3407

Re: Triple chainset choices?

You don't have to have a triple, one of my bikes has STI 50/34 Ultegra compact with Mars 10 speed 11-34 (from SJS cycles) giving a low of 26.3 to 119.3 high gear inches, though most of the rest have triples. As scottg mentioned there's the Sugino OX-601. I bought a TA Carmina chainset a while back t...
by cycloret
18 Jul 2016, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: York-Harrogate cyclepath
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: York-Harrogate cyclepath

From Starbeck in Harrogate you can access the railpath/Beryl Burton Way to Knaresborough then cycle down by the river Nidd and under the iconic railway bridge. Go right on B6163 to cross bridge over the Nidd and up the hill, walk if necessary. Continue on to meet busy A658, dismount and walk across ...
by cycloret
6 Jul 2016, 7:57pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 64
Views: 46228

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

Just my preference but whilst I'm thinking Ned Boulting and David Millar are doing a reasonable job, I did prefer the Phil and Paul combination. I did look on the first day for a free web feed of their NBC TdeF coverage but drew a blank. On the plus side David Millar's experience of riding in the ra...
by cycloret
5 Jul 2016, 12:00am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 64
Views: 46228

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

As mentioned earlier and from what I read on the web, apparently Liggett and Sherwen have been employed for years by NBC, not Ch4 or ITV who just took the feed of their commentary. So the program that we've watched in the UK didn't directly employ them and this was probably the reason why we never s...
by cycloret
27 Jun 2016, 6:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Highland Midges?
Replies: 10
Views: 4873

Re: Highland Midges?

Before my Lejog in 2010 I bought some Pyramid Ecoguard Xtreme, seemly now called Piramid Trek Sensitive and a head net.The insect repellent is DEET free and the reviews on Amazon give it a high positive rating. http://www.travelpharm.com/repellents-c155/pyramid-trek-sensitive-insect-repellent-120ml-...
by cycloret
14 Jun 2016, 11:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to coast
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Coast to coast

There's too much climbing for me on Way of the Roses route, and reading of the deaths of cyclists on the B6265 Grassington to Pately Bridge road doesn't help, it seems like a route for masochists at best. I suppose if you've ridden it you'll have some sense of achievement. If it hadn't been for the ...
by cycloret
9 Mar 2016, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holdsworth frame builders
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: Holdsworth frame builders

If you are collecting Holdsworth frame numbers, my Mistral's frame number is 045643, it's a 25.5" frame in spruce green. I kept the label, it says Holdsworthy and Assembly no.101794. I believe it to uses 531 butted Reynolds tubing which from a website catalogue I found, suggests it was made aro...
by cycloret
28 Sep 2015, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear changes at the end of hill climbs.
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: Gear changes at the end of hill climbs.

In my experience it's easier under load to change gears at the rear than the front. Certainly I've been in the situation on a hills where I've been unable to change down at the front because there's been too much tension in the chain, as 531colin also describes. If there's a flatter part of the clim...
by cycloret
27 Sep 2015, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale
Replies: 140
Views: 9123

Re: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale

I fancied a Garmin Edge 500 but I should have known, you need to be there when Aldi opens. By the time I arrived midday all of their 8 had been sold. The jerseys looked OK but I have enough cycling clothing already. Returning home I got thinking and turned to eBay. By chance someone had 8 Edge 500s ...
by cycloret
23 Jul 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple FD for Stronglight Impact Triple
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Triple FD for Stronglight Impact Triple

Here a FD 5603 works with a Stronglight Impact Triple 46/36/24 Zephyr chainrings and 12-27 cassette.
by cycloret
19 Jul 2015, 7:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cornwall and Devon
Replies: 28
Views: 11196

Re: Cornwall and Devon

The routes you first suggested look similar to my LEJOG in 2010. I chose quiet roads where possible and though they might not have been the quickest I could relax and enjoy the scenery. I used a variety of sources when planning my LEJOG which I mention in my Journal, see 3rd link below. I purchased ...
by cycloret
30 Oct 2014, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attacked Locks
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: Attacked Locks

Has anyone any experience of using an Siren alarm padlock in addition to a normal cycle lock? Whilst it is possible to cover the holes where the sound comes out, someone would need to be an octopus to continue working to steal your bike. I bought one of these at a motorcarvan show a while back but h...