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by yostumpy
12 Jul 2018, 7:19am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 54
Views: 2996

Re: Fave quotes...

Arthur Daily " A friend in need, is a pest" Del Boy "He who dares, wins, Rodney!" Spike Milligan ( on his gravestone apparently) "I told you I was ill! Me " words are precious, use them wisely" Groucho " I say, that's a nice nose, did you pick it yourself "
by yostumpy
7 Jul 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 85
Views: 8630

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

Ran the 42's a bit squishy and I use 175 cranks, and never grounded a pedal, but how many people actually pedal whilst leaning the bike right over? Was ok for rough stuff as well. I think the reverse is true re your front / rear spacing , if anything it will be a tighter fit on the rear, chain stays...
by yostumpy
6 Jul 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 85
Views: 8630

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

yostumpy: I've never ridden 650B, but I'm guessing they would be better for that, with fatter tyres on. Is there a reason you went back to 700c? Thanks. Erm!........ well, the wheels I bought s/h and were in good condition, (basically new) but were not of great quality. All black, no name component...
by yostumpy
6 Jul 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 85
Views: 8630

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

I noticed that you changed the stem length straight away, so even the larger frame sizes probably are set up with the wrong stem length. Olive came with a 120mm 7 deg (+/-) stem, and short ramp bars, but with long drop tails, but I swapped them for the 100mm 0 deg rise stem and the noodles, which h...
by yostumpy
15 Jun 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: gaz's day trip to find the truth.
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: gaz's day trip to find the truth.

Gaz, at low tide, just along the sea wall towards the sewage works, you can take the steps down to the lower path (seawards direction) and take the coastal path along to Coalhouse Fort, and on the way encounter hundreds of Victorian glass and earthen ware bottles / jars, etc, as it was a dumping gro...
by yostumpy
13 Jun 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 85
Views: 8630

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

I noticed that you changed the stem length straight away, so even the larger frame sizes probably are set up with the wrong stem length. Olive came with a 120mm 7 deg (+/-) stem, and short ramp bars, but with long drop tails, but I swapped them for the 100mm 0 deg rise stem and the noodles, which h...
by yostumpy
13 Jun 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bottom bracket - shell doesn't need facing. Why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Cartridge bottom bracket - shell doesn't need facing. Why not?

I have "Olive", the green one, picked it up for £999 at Swinnertons, xmas 2015, complete. I swapped the hollowtech chainset for a campag set that I had with BB, no issues for 18 months ( 10,000 km?) . Now just swapped again for Stronglight Impact triple and shimano square taper hobby, agai...
by yostumpy
9 Jun 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 85
Views: 8630

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

On another subject, I'm looking at this bike. Would you mind me asking what size you bought, and what height you are? the bike in the photo's (Olive) is a 60 cm xl, and i'm 6'2", but I do tend to have the saddle a little lower and further back than i used to. I have a 100mm zero rise stem,and ...
by yostumpy
5 May 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Views on extra virgin olive oil as chainlube?
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Views on extra virgin olive oil as chainlube?

a few years ago when I was in South Africa, I used cooking oil to lube the chain...fine...BUT I then left the bike out after a ride, in the sun fora day or 2. Chain had baked solid !
by yostumpy
9 Apr 2018, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?

Thing is, if you've been cycletouring to far off places for 10 years+ , and writing about it, then possibly he's done it all, ie it holds no fascination any more. Where as some folk only cycle to the shop, so for them to cycle to the next village is an adventure. It's all about the feeling within, t...
by yostumpy
8 Apr 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist Pear Shape
Replies: 38
Views: 2994

Re: Cyclist Pear Shape

also , I think statistically, women pedal slower than men, by that I mean they like to push a bigger gear, which in itself would develop bigger legs, Try spinning faster, in a 'lighter gear' . Aim for around 80 rpm peddleing. This is easy to check whilst riding, a watch with second hand is all that ...
by yostumpy
17 Mar 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 6186

Re: Eating on the bike

:wink: Ah, I'll have to try that one, English mustard of course. OT, but the origins of the phrase 'keen as mustard' eluded me, until one day in a junk shop, I spied a very old wooden packing box, with "KEEN'S MUSTARD' printed on the side. My father once offered me something from his wartime yo...
by yostumpy
17 Mar 2018, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 6186

Re: Eating on the bike

Agree with the peanut butter and jam thing, BUT with marmite as well, gives it a bit of zing. Cut into quarters they ate easy to eat on the fly, easy to digest, protein, carbs, sugar, taste and zing, all in one scrummy little triangle. Also peanut butter and cherry tomatoes.mmmmmm . I hate club ride...
by yostumpy
13 Mar 2018, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 6186

Re: Eating on the bike

Learn to ride 'fasted'. Took me a few goes without breaky, but that was a few years ago, now,I can easily go out at 7.30 am, and do a 60-70km ride without eating a bean, and often then have a brunch instead, minimal carbs. If I have a breaky efore a ride now, I feel lethargic and stuffed. Obviously ...