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by ElaineB
14 Apr 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cycle jumble Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks, Saturday 20th April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Cycle jumble Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks, Saturday 20th April 2019

The charity in aid of the National Epilepsy centre, Chesham Lane, SL9 0RJ 9am-1pm. Superb cycle jumble old/new/vintage/hard to find/bikes/frames/anything cycling, bargains galore! Refreshments available, plenty of parking. This coming Saturday, see you there! Donations very welcome....bikes/frames/a...
by ElaineB
5 Dec 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Essex Cycle jumble, Leaden Roding Village Hall, 8th Dec, this Saturday.
Replies: 0
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Essex Cycle jumble, Leaden Roding Village Hall, 8th Dec, this Saturday.

Leaden Roding Village Hall, Essex, on A1060, (9 miles west of Chelmsford) postcode..CM6 1RB
9am onwards, £1 entry, or £2 before 9am. Refreshments available. Lots of bargains, old and new. Run on behalf of SPOCO (sporting courses supporters club).
by ElaineB
28 Aug 2018, 5:45pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018

I did the cycle jumble on Saturday and did very well. The marquee was full of ‘keen’ buyers who found themselves lots of bargains. The atmosphere was great and all the hard work that the Mildenhall CC put in over the weekend is a credit to the club. One must not forget that they have moved sites and...
by ElaineB
27 Aug 2018, 8:49am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018

I don’t think the previous comment on Mildenhall Cycling Festival wanted the event ‘advertised’ in Cycle mag but exposure would be nice, after all what is Cycling Uk for unless it is happy to give time and space to events like this?
by ElaineB
19 Aug 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Mildenhall Cycling Festival Cycle Jumble 25th August 2018

West Row Village Hall, Chapel Rd, West Row. Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 8NY
Just west of Mildenhall, Suffolk.
6.30 pm start until dark!
This is a great cycle jumble, lots of bargains.
£1 entry.
Come earlier and watch the grass track racing.
Refreshments available.
See you there.
by ElaineB
3 Jan 2017, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7399

Re: Black ice

Why risk any sort of injury? It's not pleasant riding in temperatures lower than 3* and if you ride down lanes that don't see sunlight ice can still be lurking. Spring isn't far away and think how fed up you would be if nursing broken bones then. A fireman once told me...'a dead hero is of no use to...
by ElaineB
13 Nov 2015, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buying advice - the elusive 'do-it-all' bike
Replies: 62
Views: 3737

Re: Buying advice - the elusive 'do-it-all' bike

I would be inclined to maybe look for a second hand Thorn Audax with a triple chainset on it. It has mudgurad eyes and rack mounts on the front and rear for lightweight touring but rides beautifully without racks. You could ride sportives with a saddlebag/pack and 25mm tyres. As for touring it can t...
by ElaineB
4 Nov 2015, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

Thank you for explaining that! Very interested in your set up, it really is amazing what can be done with a little knowledge and help from this excellent forum. Thank you all.
by ElaineB
4 Nov 2015, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

That's great to hear. Mine is a band-on front mech and I was told by my LBS that that would be a problem, sadly. So I have now decided to sell my lovely Cannondale to someone who wants compact gearing and I have bought a 'tourer' which has a 20" low gear.....should be low enough!!
by ElaineB
29 Oct 2015, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

Thanks for that, that was what I was actually told but questioned whether it was actually possible! Great to hear it works for you and hopefully will work for me too. By far the cheapest way to go lower...many thanks.
by ElaineB
24 Oct 2015, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

Great help, thank you all so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my query.
Kind regards and happy cycling. Elaine B.
by ElaineB
24 Oct 2015, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

I have 10 spd 105 road shifters, so do you think I could put on a Deore 9 speed rear mech and a large 10 spd 12-34 cassette (mountain or road?) I have also seen that the Tiagra 4700 10 speed med cage would handle 12-34 cassette but can the road 10 spd rear mech and mountain 10 spd cassette mix? Whic...
by ElaineB
24 Oct 2015, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: Lowering gears

Thank you for your help.... One thing I did forget to mention was that my bike is a Cannondale and has the added 'problem' of a BB30! How can I get a larger cassette (12-34) to work with what I have already? Are there any long cage rear mechs that I could replace my 105 (10spd) one with that would w...
by ElaineB
24 Oct 2015, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering gears
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Lowering gears

Does anyone know whether an FSA mountain bike chainset with chainrings 42/28 would work with a 105 (10spd)front mech? I am trying to lower my gears from a compact 50/34 and wondered if the above would work before I venture down the triple road. OR... would a mountain bike 12-34 (10 spd) cassette be ...
by ElaineB
31 May 2015, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Altura Ultralight Panniers
Replies: 9
Views: 3126

Re: Altura Ultralight Panniers

Not sure if I should say this but Wiggle now have them for £49! So may be you can have an early birthday present after all!