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by geocycle
4 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway

This is a good route, relatively level apart from one unexpected hill between Cartmel and Grange over Sands. It’s not long nor particularly steep but it catches you by surprise as you ride through woodland. Most of the Route is undulating with some flat sections around Meathrop, Milnthorpe And Morec...
by geocycle
20 Jun 2020, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rode into a car
Replies: 38
Views: 1656

Re: Rode into a car

So sorry to hear that. Glad you are more or less ok and hope the bike will fix.
by geocycle
13 Jun 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …
Replies: 84
Views: 2924

Re: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …

What a lovely article, great pictures and written with conviction. Although the definition of Spa as a ‘UK indie shop‘ made me think of NY bearded baristas rather than An industrial estate in Yorkshire. It just shows how original bike building can be and the versatility of a classic designed frame.
by geocycle
7 Jun 2020, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Face Coverings now Compulsory
Replies: 99
Views: 2075

Re: Face Coverings now Compulsory

I agree with MJR that masks have a useful reminder function which could help with other precautions. But I also see risk compensation taking place, for example in yesterday’s demonstrations.
by geocycle
31 May 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Square taper BBs
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Square taper BBs

My current square taper bb was making some noises yesterday. It is 116mm. The nearest UN55 seems to be 115mm or 118mm. Is it better to go bigger or smaller? 115mm is as near as makes no difference,115's are equal either side so you lose 0.5mm either side. Thanks, that was what I thought. I’m never ...
by geocycle
31 May 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Square taper BBs
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Square taper BBs

My current square taper bb was making some noises yesterday. It is 116mm. The nearest UN55 seems to be 115mm or 118mm. Is it better to go bigger or smaller?
by geocycle
30 May 2020, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying my first Brooks
Replies: 51
Views: 1559

Re: Buying my first Brooks

IMEbrooks are fine in the rain. I’ve two, one has done 50000 miles in all weathers and I’ve barely touched the tension bolt. I’ve never used a saddle cover except a plastic bag when I’m leaving it outside in the rain for a long period. Remember that all leather is different and I have probably got a...
by geocycle
24 May 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29963

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Dear Boris, Dominic is not the messiah, he is a very naughty boy.
by geocycle
23 May 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good helmet for ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Good helmet for ventilation

I like Specialized propero,gives most of the features of the high end helmets but at a reasonable price. Had two and will probably by a third when this one needs replacing.
by geocycle
21 May 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)

I got caught out as my long standing chain tool doesn’t fit 11 speed chains. I had to invest in an 11 speed specific one for the smaller diameter rivets. The one I bought is a top peak multi tool ratchet rocket. Only had to use the chain cutter once but worked fine. If you use one lots a more robust...
by geocycle
19 May 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn Bike Valuation Please!
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Thorn Bike Valuation Please!

Thorn has its own forum. You could browse the for sales listings to find something comparable.

http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?board=16.0
by geocycle
3 May 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

I think that 1/8" sprockets for Rohloff have not always been available, so anything more than a few years old will use 3/32" sprockets. BTW in comparatively recent times Rohloff have changed their sprocket system; in place of the threaded sprockets there is now a threaded carrier, which a...
by geocycle
28 Apr 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: VERY slow Cadence/rpm
Replies: 67
Views: 2028

Re: VERY slow Cadence/rpm

Is cadence usually measured over a whole ride? I think my gizmo gives the mean, but this probably also includes freewheeling. I would have thought median might be a better measurement?
by geocycle
25 Apr 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: NA's In Lock Down Till End June!
Replies: 49
Views: 1723

Re: NA's In Lock Down Till End June!

I don’t quite follow the logic of people been told to stay completely indoors. My mother in law is recovering from cancer and really needs this summer yet has been told she cannot even use her large rear garden. Seems over the top to me as the risk is miniscule. Must be a risk of doing more harm tha...
by geocycle
23 Apr 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: SWALLOWS - Are they in lockdown?
Replies: 48
Views: 1405

Re: SWALLOWS - Are they in lockdown?

Few more swallows on today’s ride near Glasson Dock. Juvenile Dunnock on the wall.