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by martin113
11 Oct 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Peroneal tendinopathy
Replies: 55
Views: 3970

Re: Peroneal tendinopathy

Interested to hear your case Goddardsharon482. I was diagnosed with peroneal tendinitis in July by a local sports physio. My GP said I had plantafasciaitis but the physio went straight to the correct diagnosis as the pain is all on the outside of the right foot and around the outside of the right an...
by martin113
18 Aug 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Downloading Eurovelo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Downloading Eurovelo routes

Eureka. Done. Thank you very much and a useful resource for future routes as well.
by martin113
18 Aug 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Downloading Eurovelo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Downloading Eurovelo routes

Does anyone know how to download a particular Eurovelo route in GPX format? I can't find on the Eeurovelo website that you can do it.
by martin113
11 Jul 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Blackburn Outpost handlebar roll
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Blackburn Outpost handlebar roll

Has anyone use this bit of kit? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/blackburn-outpost-handlebar-roll-1/ Seems to me the drybag that comes with it is going to be too big for a road bike with drops, but the advantage of the harness is you could use your own drybag, even have different sized drybags for winter and...
by martin113
6 Jul 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora shifters technical advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Sora shifters technical advice needed

I have Sora nine speed shifters on my touring/audax bike. They work with a Sora front mech and an XT rear mech, triple chainset. The gear cables come out of the side of the shifters and loop around in front of the handlebars and make a bar bag impossible to use. I am looking to change my touring set...
by martin113
18 Feb 2017, 7:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Horncastle Lincolnshire
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Horncastle Lincolnshire

Can anyone recommend a good lunch stop in Horncastle for a bite to eat for a bunch of touring cyclists, but nothing fancy or expensive?
by martin113
2 Feb 2017, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland - how to get there
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Shetland - how to get there

Train to Inverness, then the bike bus to Durness. Have a look at Cape Wrath. Ride to Thurso for ferry to Orkney. Check out the dig at the Ness of Brodgar, Maes Howe, Skara Brae, the ring of Brodgar, the stones of Stenness, Rackwick Bay on Hoy, and Papa Westray. Then move on to Shetland.
by martin113
1 Dec 2016, 7:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stratford
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Stratford

Can anyone recommend some good circular routes around Stratford upon Avon of about 40 to 50 miles? Starting near Stratford but not necessarily in it, possibly starting in local villages? Thanks.
by martin113
4 Nov 2016, 5:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery pack for charging phone
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Battery pack for charging phone

I have New Trent battery pack which I use for charging my phone and gps when camping touring. It is ancient technology now as I have had it for about 6 years and it weighs a whopping 280gm. I have just come across the Brunton Pulse charger in Go Outdoors which weighs a mere 57gm. As a tourer who cou...
by martin113
6 Aug 2016, 6:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there a key to the symbols used on this forum ?
Replies: 1
Views: 10290

Is there a key to the symbols used on this forum ?

Is there a key to the symbols used on the forum? On the left of each thread in the listings there is a circle with lines in. What is it doing there and what is the meaning of it when it's scrolling?
by martin113
2 Aug 2016, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears
Replies: 35
Views: 2769

Re: Lower gears

[quote]Freeflow wrote: Hurrah. If your chainset is 6603 you have the ability to go down to take the small chainring down to 24 tooth. I have used a 6603 chainset at 52/39/24 in the past and found it to work fairly well. It was necessary to very carefully setup the change down from middle to small to...
by martin113
1 Aug 2016, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears
Replies: 35
Views: 2769

Re: Lower gears

Unless you would prefer having an XT label, I would go for a RD-M592 9 speed SGS (i.e. long cage) rear mech, which is widely available (e.g. from crc). I would go for it because it is shadow, it is designed for 36T, and it has the correct cable pull ratio for indexing with your 10 speed road shifte...
by martin113
29 Jul 2016, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears
Replies: 35
Views: 2769

Re: Lower gears

Thanks for the help but can anyone tell me how to find out which Ultegra shifters I have already on the bike? The specs that came with the bike just give Ultegra sti, no model number. Will it be on the shifters somewhere?
by martin113
27 Jul 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears
Replies: 35
Views: 2769

Re: Lower gears

OK, thanks for the help so far. It looks like I might not be able to do anything about the front set up. All these references to different Ultegra front chainsets 6700 and 6703, how do I find out which I've got? Same question with the shifters. Maybe I have to come round to the idea of leaving the f...
by martin113
26 Jul 2016, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears
Replies: 35
Views: 2769

Lower gears

I'm getting old and I need to twiddle some lower gears on the hills. I've adjusted all my other bikes and managed to achieve some lovely low gears but thone bikes are all 9 speed. My Trek Madone is proving more difficult. This has a triple crankset, 30- 39- 52, and a ten speed cassette 12 - 27. The ...