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by matata
10 Sep 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2247

Re: And I’m off!

Thanks for the updates, following with interest as starting ours on Sat..Doing about 70/day with about 60/day in Cornwall..Same route as yours so far, then Moffat to Edinburgh and up the Old A9......getting excited, Nik
by matata
8 Sep 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...

Great guys....keep it coming...........Nik
by matata
8 Sep 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...

Thanks J...the lovers said they'll bail us out for transport if the s...t hits the fan and same applies for medical reasons...Anyone else's thoughts??
by matata
8 Sep 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Starting LeJog wimps route this Sept...

Intended doing the above via Air BNB over the next 14 days, booking 2 days ahead. Whats your learned opinion of the chanced of Corona wrecking our trip ? I know that sounds a bit vague but I'm trying to get the feel for it...Ta as ever Nik
by matata
5 Aug 2020, 8:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick of Mars bars....
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Thats great guys...much appreciated Nik
by matata
4 Aug 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick of Mars bars....
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Sick of Mars bars....

I'm only new to longer distance cycling .Last w/e i did 105 miles in a day with a view to lejog mid Sept. What became obvious was food/grub/fuel each day needs a bit of thought...I was binging on marathons and mars bars which became sticky ,sickly and messy....Anyone any better suggestions would gre...
by matata
8 Jul 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?

Cheers Brucey...will check Nik
by matata
8 Jul 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?

Yep can the outer ring...sti levers
by matata
8 Jul 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

2 1/2 chainrings...what to adjust?

I have a Spa cycles Zicral triple chainset thats worked flawlessly over the last 1000miles. Recently when I up shift from the smallest ring to the middle ring the chain overshoots and ends up lying between the middle and outer ring. It doesn't fall down the gap between as the gap is too small. What ...
by matata
27 Oct 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts

just a quick note to finish The wife loved it!!! she wants to go again! We didnt have any technicals, no punctures but the chains needed caring for on the way. It seemed like it was best to have a garmin each, but we relied on one only, the second as a spare. Always have a good map.We ended up using...
by matata
10 Sep 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts

Put chains in with washing.... spotless! Doing about 50k a day ( wife likes sound of k as it goes quicker!) Cycle for three days , no not non stop! Then a day off for servicing the bodies/ laundry and generally chilling out. Breaky is anything you want as long as it’s crusty bread and croissants. Wi...
by matata
10 Sep 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts

Late reply! Now 10 days into cycle! Eventually decided on Bordeaux to Sete to Aiges Norte to Arles , up Rhône valley , turn right to Chamonix What I’ve learnt so far ... arrived Bordeaux with bikes in box’s. Booking. Com has been first class re accomadation. About £65/ nite double with bnb. Great qu...
by matata
21 Jul 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wife's triple...difference in mid chain ring distance....
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: wife's triple...difference in mid chain ring distance....

Mmmmm...that 50mm cm chain line would make sense after looking at my wifes original set up...Why would they do that compared to a road bike 47mm?
IN THEORY i'm I not best then keeping the original 50mm? Nik
by matata
20 Jul 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wife's triple...difference in mid chain ring distance....
Replies: 7
Views: 338

wife's triple...difference in mid chain ring distance....

Hi guys, the wife wore out her triple chainset on her hybrid (cheapish Cannonade). I replaced the set with a spa triple set with the view to easier gearing as well. Spa recommended 47 mm from the centre of the down tube to the centre of the mid chain ring with a 113 bb. When I took the original chai...
by matata
3 Jul 2019, 6:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wedded to her phone....
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Wedded to her phone....

As you may be aware wife/I cycling in France..On a ride this w/e the wife was very keen to stop to read/answer her phone on a regular basis.We are expecting our first grand child .To ease the process can anyone recommend a handlebar phone holder..has to be rugged,secure, easily removed when in pub a...