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by puffin
7 Jan 2021, 12:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :) Just perusing the posts above and I'm curious about the time relationship betwen jab and trip. AIUI, if you have an idea as to when your jab might be, it means (possibl...
by puffin
5 Jan 2021, 1:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :)
by puffin
31 Dec 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

De Sisti wrote:
puffin wrote:A year ago I went on a 2 day cycle maintenance course,

Where did it take place and how much did it cost?


It was in Aylesbury, ATG, and about £270.
by puffin
31 Dec 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

Mikeymo and alexnharvey, thanks for your help and advice, its much appreciated. I am a fan of ebay and used the cold and completed searches, that's a good idea. There's a much newer version of my bike on there for I think around £900...mine is not worth that. I'm going to look into the logistics of ...
by puffin
30 Dec 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

You obviously know a bit about bikes so..... You are very kind, but despite how much I big myself up as a LEJOG'er, I am still useless with bikes. I have never changed a puncture on the road, never managed to adjust the brakes by using the twisting threads, have never successfully adjusted my gears...
by puffin
30 Dec 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

Huge thanks as always for the advice, this is what I like and appreciate so much about the CTC forums. I have taken it on board, and PWA's advice to hold off till nearer the spring both makes sense and appeals to my sense of procrastination. I'll put it off for a while but will use all the advice to...
by puffin
29 Dec 2020, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1292

Pricing a bike for sale

I need to get from N+1 to N, which means selling one of my touring bikes. I'll post it on the Bikes For Sale Forum, but I don't know how to price it or what needs to be in the description. I can't see a similar one for sale anywhere else Its a Spa Tourer (725) with a hub dynamo and lights. Its done ...
by puffin
29 Dec 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy

Here are the two Galaxys in my life. I have just snaffled the front wheel off the old one to put on the (to me) new one a few minutes ago. A wonderful thread. I stumbled across Galaxys as an infrequent rider, they were great. I've done LEJOG a few times on the older one, then went to the excellent S...
by puffin
28 Dec 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Doing LEJoG, again!
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Doing LEJoG, again!

Have a great time

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31517493

Here's (roughly) my route, it might not be what you need, but its there to have a look at.
Best wishes


Bill
by puffin
28 Dec 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Hi' Puffin. Mile 53 looks to be a rough lane ? (Google street view.) May want to carry straight on and take next right for a smoother ride. :) Hi Cycleruk, thanks for that, I'll update it. I think the route planning software alters what I put in if I join all the days together. I think round there ...
by puffin
28 Dec 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Jamesh wrote:What size is the spa tourer?
Not that I need another bike!!

Cheers James


Hi James,
its 57cm.
by puffin
27 Dec 2020, 12:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Something to look forward to :D Made me check CS website and amazed to find you can book a full year ahead that’s good. Looking at your route in my area you might want to take the cycle path from Cardrona to Peebles. Brings you in at right end and is tarred the whole way. Forth road bridge you’ve a...
by puffin
21 Dec 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 8
Views: 595

2021 LEJOG

There's only one thing to do during a Tier 4 Lockdown...plan LEJOG. 1) I've booked my sleeper ticket, now I'm back tracking down the calendar booking accommodation. 2) I've finally joined the elite, I've bought a 15 year old Dawes Ultra Galaxy (anybody wanna buy my Spa 725 Tourer? Its gotta dynamo a...
by puffin
29 Nov 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 49
Views: 2499

Re: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer

There is a Tourer on sale on Ebay for £900!!! I'm putting mine on next week if it sell :)
by puffin
5 Sep 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 5339

Re: Route for LEJOG

philvantwo wrote:Desk worker hands?

Hell no, I'm a male model.