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by julianm
8 Apr 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: X Large Steve Goff Custom Touring Frame
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: X Large Steve Goff Custom Touring Frame

There may be some tall chaps interested on this forum - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/183935/?offset=1375
Hope it sells for you - Steve did some restoration for me on an old JRJ frame & it was perfect.
by julianm
18 Mar 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic: circling the U-bend?
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Mavic: circling the U-bend?

Nice historical reminders here from the Mavic site :https://www.mavic.com/en-us/history
Seems nothing has been added beyond 2010. A real shame if it's all lost.
There's even a Module E cross section showing the meaty side walls!
by julianm
12 Mar 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding in North Wales
Replies: 16
Views: 3319

Re: Riding in North Wales

It's a long time since I've been but the place to eat used to be http://www.petes-eats.co.uk/ in Llanberis.
Huge portions & a good atmosphre for outdoors types.
by julianm
11 Mar 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5531

Re: Windy

I'm trying to get in a few more miles & finding the current breeziness frustrating. I managed to find some interesting research about power output required into different headwinds & whether being on the drops helps much : https://www.yellowjersey.co.uk/the-draft/how-much-difference-does-a-h...
by julianm
21 Feb 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105319

Re: A positive thread

Brimstone butterfly on the wing enjoying the sunshine - Feb 21st!
by julianm
16 Feb 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 4883

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

First shorts & short sleeved jersey spotted today - sunny & about 14*C.
by julianm
7 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 22
Views: 4114

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

You'll enjoy this documentary about the Taylor brothers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNsQpCL8LY
by julianm
5 Feb 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes

Who did the Weinmann ad in the comic which had the line 'They're as good as Campag'?
I can't find it & remembering a name is even less likely.
by julianm
23 Jan 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base Layers ... Much Difference Between Them
Replies: 41
Views: 2625

Re: Base Layers ... Much Difference Between Them

I liked the idea of the Brynje mesh stuff, but not sure I could cope with the tights:
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I'd just keep thinking of Marlene Deitrich....
by julianm
2 Jan 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 162
Views: 30629

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

If you'd like a look at some old footage of the district try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohhLX_YLlE
'We of the West Riding'.
Some excellent cycling sections in there as well.
by julianm
30 Dec 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105319

Re: A positive thread

I got a cheery 'Happy New Year' from a passing cyclist which is a bit better than the
'I'm all dressed in black & I'm much too fast & hard to acknowledge you' I get sometimes.
by julianm
11 Dec 2018, 9:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105319

Re: A positive thread

To ease the interminable interviews outside Parliament I've been counting the cyclists whizzing past. Very impressed by the numbers. Anyone here part of this commuter peloton?
by julianm
14 Nov 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105319

Re: A positive thread

Visited Wold Top Brewery just off the Sustrans route 166. Uphill but good beer!
by julianm
9 Nov 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 2267

Re: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?

I'm a New Balance 4Eer as well! Blooming feet have got even wider with age! In 13 as well.
I manage well with Sidi 'Mega' versions for road or MTB - I`ve been lucky to pick them up 2nd hand but as new from Ebay. You might get them on offer from routine stockists.