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by Norman H
14 Dec 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 84
Views: 2233

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

Just a thought but are you certain that you actually have the long spacers fitted? The long spacers on my BR-CX70's measure 18mm. There's an additional 2mm available depending on where you place the 2mm thick washer. With this combination you ought to be able to accommodate 85mm boss spacing with 19...
by Norman H
11 Dec 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 30
Views: 2624

Re: Devon C2C

As others have said, the return train journey from Barnstaple to Plymouth goes via Exeter. An alternative is to cycle part of the way. We got off the train at Yeoford and cycled back to Plymouth via Okehampton.
by Norman H
1 Dec 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )
Replies: 47
Views: 1685

Re: Puegeot reyolds

This site contains one of most comprehensive resources of all things Peugeot. http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/index.html There's an extensive library of old brochures from all over the world. I suggest you start your search with those from France and the UK for the years that Brucey has indicated.
by Norman H
30 Nov 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Front light with bar bag?

There's also this if your bar bag uses R&K Klick Fix fitting.
by Norman H
21 Nov 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Major Domestic Defect
Replies: 35
Views: 1007

Re: Major Domestic Defect

by Norman H
13 Nov 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kickstarter - CyclingUK asking for donations to fund "close pass" mats.
Replies: 374
Views: 43065

Re: Kickstarter - CyclingUK asking for donations to fund "close pass" mats.

Just come across this

It mixes imperial and metric units and is a bit complicated as an every day rule but it seems to work OK. A set distance such as in the present 1.5 metre rule is easier to remember.
by Norman H
9 Nov 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps and OSGB grid references
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Google maps and OSGB grid references

Have a play with this site. It's useful for converting OS grid references to latitude and Longitude.
by Norman H
27 Oct 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: North Downs Way
Replies: 32
Views: 12916

Re: North Downs Way

Thanks for that gaz. It's a more direct route than the one I had planned, I may well give it a go next time I'm down that way.
by Norman H
27 Oct 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: North Downs Way
Replies: 32
Views: 12916

Re: North Downs Way

That's useful to know. I'm guessing the off road section of the NDW wouldn't be advisable on a touring bike with 28mm tyres. I rode from Whitstable to Ashford as part of a Kent tour earlier this year using much of that route but excluding the NDW. The plan was to follow route 18 all the way from Can...
by Norman H
23 Oct 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Summer traffic by Loch Ness
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Summer traffic by Loch Ness

Providing you make an early start you should be fine. I've ridden from Fort William to Fort Augustus early on a Sunday morning and it was fine. That said if you've got any doubts why not do an out and back route to Fort Augustus on the south side of the loch. You could vary the route somewhat by tak...
by Norman H
21 Oct 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

A year or so ago I spent a week on the Arlingham peninsular near Frampton-on-Severn, a bit north of Bristol. There's some excellent riding in that area and I remember a couple of tea rooms in Berkeley, one on the corner of the cross roads in the middle or the town and another in a courtyard a short ...
by Norman H
10 Oct 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

It might help if you told us exactly what you are hoping to achieve. On triples it's generally the outer to middle ring tooth differences which are most critical and that's governed by both the depth and the profile of the inner cage. Middle to inner shifts are much more forgiving. Since you already...
by Norman H
9 Oct 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1764

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I've only got a couple of bikes on doubles now and they are both running 46/36 chainrings. Both are 10 speed, one is Shimano 12-27 cassette and the other is Campag 13-29. These bikes are used for day rides with minimum luggage. All my other bikes are load luggers of various sorts and are running tri...
by Norman H
29 Sep 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 2075

Re: Road Worlds

I've really enjoyed these World Championships. The Yorkshire terrain and often challenging conditions have really animated the racing. One expects world class performances at the World Championship but there have been some truly exceptional individual performances. Difficult to single out any single...
by Norman H
29 Sep 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how tall this rack is?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: how tall this rack is?

SJS don't appear to be far off according to measurements of my stainless steel Epic rack.

Measured vertically to the underside of the top platform from the centre of the drop out mounting hole is 364mm. The lower rail is 59mm below the top rail.