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by Chris Jeggo
14 May 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 733
Views: 29188

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Does anyone else find the word 'sabbatical' ridiculously pretentious? In Scotland we call it a 'brek', as in 'tak a brek'... The word 'sabbatical' has a precise meaning - a year off taken every seven years. It is often used slightly imprecisely, acceptably, but when it used completely imprecisely, ...
by Chris Jeggo
1 May 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Goyt Valley one-way system

Thanks, Everyone, for your advice. I am planning rides for a group which will be staying in Hartington and Hulme End. I have removed the "down the Goyt Valley to the reservoir and back up to Derbyshire Bridge" section from the draft ride which contained it and added an extra bit through Wi...
by Chris Jeggo
30 Apr 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Goyt Valley one-way system

Thanks, Oggi What about on summer Sundays and bank holidays, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, when the road "is closed to visitor traffic, except for emergency services, special permit holders, cyclists, walkers and horse riders" (Goyt Valley Visitor Guide)? Not worried about the steep hills - I was t...
by Chris Jeggo
30 Apr 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Goyt Valley one-way system

Are cycles exempt vehicles between Derbyshire Bridge and Errwood Hall car park? In other words, is it OK to ride down the valley?
by Chris Jeggo
10 Feb 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 80
Views: 6466

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

Brucey wrote:F1 is an interesting analogy ...

....

Buy what you like; no-one really gives a damn. Just don't make out like it makes a big difference; it doesn't.

cheers

+1
by Chris Jeggo
10 Feb 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 80
Views: 6466

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

Canuk wrote:Here's another analogy: Formula 1.

Etc.

You're in the wrong forum.
by Chris Jeggo
7 Jan 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical advantage is doing my head in!
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Mechanical advantage is doing my head in!

531colin wrote:
rjb wrote:Plough through this discussion viewtopic.php?f=5&t=57410

^^^^^^^ Wot E said!!

^^ Wot they said!
by Chris Jeggo
3 Jan 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 41
Views: 11598

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Informal clubs I have encountered in Surrey pubs include:
Thursday Night WS (as printed on their T-shirts), and the
West-Horsley Independent Mens' Pedalling Society.
by Chris Jeggo
2 Jan 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?
Replies: 40
Views: 2000

Re: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?

... I've ridden behind and studied the gearing use of people who advocate closely spaced gears and they don't shift any more often than I do. Rather than use the fine tuning as they claim, to maintain a constant cadence, what they actually seem to want this for is a closely-spaced selection of 'jus...
by Chris Jeggo
27 Dec 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?
Replies: 40
Views: 2000

Re: 9 speed cassette: 12-36. Too spaced out for front double?

My modern touring bike has 3x9 gearing, 42-32-22 and the 12-36 cassette you ask about. It all works fine, giving me suitable gears for day rides and low enough ones for, for example, an unsupported tour of the Pyrenees, going over TdF cols such as the Aubisque and Tourmalet with a pair of panniers a...
by Chris Jeggo
22 Dec 2018, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Plus Ca Change...
Replies: 95
Views: 3304

Re: Plus Ca Change...

... Like I said upthread, you come from the 1%, ... ... Quite the opposite. A bit cheeky! More than a bit cheeky. No manners. what a load of twaddle. ... +1 to twaddle. ... the vast majority of 'regular' cyclists who take part in Sportives and club cycling are a small subset of the vast majority of...
by Chris Jeggo
18 Dec 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle

How about fitting a seat-stay bridge clip to the mudguard and threading a cable tie through the brake-bolt hole of the clip and round the stays. Probably best to thread the cable tie through the clip twice, once in each direction, to finish up with a symmetrical arrangement. Still a bit Heath Robins...
by Chris Jeggo
13 Dec 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why you need aero wheels
Replies: 91
Views: 3780

Re: Why you need aero wheels

AIUI, tennis balls are fluffy and golf balls are dimpled to make them go faster. Its to do with separation of the boundary layer. I would find it very easy to believe that hairy legs are faster than shaved ones. OTOH, if I squandered some of my unbelievable wealth on the services of a masseuse in or...
by Chris Jeggo
5 Dec 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

I had bad chainsuck on a 26T steel inner on a triple (eventually found it was producing burrs where the teeth deformed slightly under pressure - even after filing them off they formed again so it wasn't a one off event). I had this too. After I filed off the burrs for the second or third time the p...
by Chris Jeggo
2 Dec 2018, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Double VS triple. Sheldon gears say 1.9 VS 1.8. Comparable?

Valbrona wrote:I want four chainrings.

Old hat. Velocio built a bike with four chainrings over 100 years ago. There were two on each side, also two chains and two sprockets on each side, with gear selection by clutches.