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by robgul
11 Oct 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice

My wife & I completed an self supported trip in June 2019 using the Cicerone route exclusively but supported by advice & comments on this fantastic forum, thank you everyone. I hope I can provide some 'pay back' to the forum by sharing my own thoughts & advice via my blog & diary he...
by robgul
9 Oct 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: ** GONE ** FREE - loads of maps and cycling guides
Replies: 2
Views: 242

** GONE ** FREE - loads of maps and cycling guides

Having a de-clutter and have a load of maps filling a very large IKEA storage bin. Too much to list but includes: - about 40 IGN France 1:25,000 maps, from memory, covering N France, Alps, Provence, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Burgundy. - loads of leaflets and booklets for rides in the UK - most of the...
by robgul
9 Oct 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

You may find that the jockey wheel is too close to the 34T cog. To get round this there's a device called a derailer hanger extender that lowers the derailer. (They are available in the UK, I have a mate there who's just fitted one.) I did just what you are wanting to do myself using a hanger exten...
by robgul
8 Oct 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 59
Views: 1395

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

robgul wrote:Hmm - I had a flu jab at about 1700 today - feel OK so far!

Rob


Minimal pain/tenderness overnight around the area of the jab otherwise no problem.

Rob
by robgul
8 Oct 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

I'd like to do something similar with the Claris setup on the Orbea Gain. The current block is 8 speed 11-32 and I prefer the idea of a 14-34 if this is available. Main reason is to reduce the jumps between the gears, the 34 is a minor issue but welcome if the mech will handle it. By time the small...
by robgul
7 Oct 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

I have a bit of a trick for the big hospital in Coventry that I have to attend from time to time where the car parks are all strangely shaped with entry barriers that are on very tight turns from the road which many drivers can't negotiate without a shunt .... once I'm through the barrier I'll look ...
by robgul
7 Oct 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 59
Views: 1395

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Hmm - I had a flu jab at about 1700 today - feel OK so far!

Rob
by robgul
6 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

Agreed that you need to know if it's an SS or GS mech (the latter is probably already fitted if a 32 sprocket) - rule of thumb is that if Mr Shimano gives a "max sprocket" size you can usually get it to work with 2 more teeth (but you may need a slightly longer chain) - OR look at a rear d...
by robgul
3 Oct 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Bike built from bits

A bit of careful bending of the rack legs should let you get the rack dead level.

Rob
by robgul
28 Sep 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING

I'm delighted to announce that the http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk website is NOT now closing. One of the cycling fora has stepped in with a generous offer of hosting and technical support to enable the site to continue . . . . it's already moved to the new host :thumbsup: Over the next few months ...
by robgul
28 Sep 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1459

Re: Initialisms

They are all from the EAM - European Acronym Mountain :D astonishing .... if you Google "acronym" somewhere there is a massive resource that someone as compiled Rob Edit: The word "astonishing" has been substituted by the forum's profanasaurus component for a 3 letter acronym wit...
by robgul
23 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2513

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

Coming back to the OP's question... The UK distributor says the RRP for that particular cable (the one shown in the Halfords link) is £5.99. Looking at the cost price (i.e. what that distributor charges a small shop), if the LBS sold it at RRP I'd say they'd made a respectable profit. £6.99 is taki...
by robgul
22 Sep 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

I had this conversation with someone at PlanetX (when I was there a few weeks ago building my new machine :D ) - the thinking, which makes sense, is that the inline gadgets are for micro-adjustment and the infinitely variable "stop" is why they are like that (probably cheaper to make too!)...
by robgul
19 Sep 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup

I've not had a problem but if you're worried you could use a plastic cup - it doesn't do much as most of the strain is on the drive side of the BB shell (ask at the LBS ...)

Rob
by robgul
16 Sep 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change

You say that you have closed the skewer with the wheel on the ground to ensure axle is square the drop-outs - that's good. Have you tried squeezing the brake lever or just given the wheel a spin? - sometmes the pads will move when the rotor is removed and braking will re-centre them? Are we talking ...