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by geocycle
19 Oct 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3162

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Also a uni-pannierist! Don’t tell TC.... Good luck to her, will be good to see if direction changes or whether she is just focused on survival as is the case for most charities.
by geocycle
28 Sep 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Tubeless not seating - am at wit's end

@ms10 glad you got the problem sorted. How do you find the JoBlow booster pump, worth the investment? Seems like a good idea for tubeless if somewhat pricey.
by geocycle
28 Sep 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?
Replies: 49
Views: 1327

Re: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?

I've just had a text asking me to click a link to download the app. I guess it could genuine but no way am I going to click it and see!
by geocycle
26 Sep 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I lower my gearing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Can I lower my gearing?

I did the same as Slowster. I changed the 105 50/34 for a spa super compact 44/28. Had to swap to a square BB and removed a link in chain. Two main advantages firstly I get the low gear I need for Lakes and Dales when matched with a 11-32 cassette, secondly I can run most of the time on the big ring...
by geocycle
23 Sep 2020, 7:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 660
Views: 355088

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Just bought some wheels from Spa. Excellent service and a couple of helpful chats to discuss options. Wheels look great and signed by Bobby. Three weeks including delivery, very pleased.
by geocycle
16 Sep 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble

That's a shame but understandable from the stresses of covid and the allegations of previous mismanagement. Unfortunately this type of expenditure creates costs for councils but any benefits are dispersed and hard to measure. I hope someone comes in to save the TdY assuming it is feasible in 2021.
by geocycle
12 Sep 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Change wheelset or just tyres? Audax bike
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Change wheelset or just tyres? Audax bike

I have the same bike and have an order in with Spa for a new wheel set and Schwalbe one tyres. My rims were wearing and I fancied trying some 28mm tyres. Hopefully I’ll get them in a couple of weeks and be reminded of the spec. My current ones are kinlin 36/32. The new ones are a lighter build. Spa ...
by geocycle
8 Sep 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Northern rail folding bike options?
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Northern rail folding bike options?

If you are regularly using busy commuter trains then I’d agree with the Brompton consensus. Northern rail are pretty good for bikes but on that route you’ll often want to take one of the other two franchises who have stricter rules. I have a dahon mu with 20 inch wheels. It just about folds into the...
by geocycle
7 Sep 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Training for NC 500
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Training for NC 500

For me it is not really the distance but the time. 100 miles with luggage is 10 h including stops for me. That’s a long time on a bike, it will find out all the set up compromises and existing aches and pains. Psychology is important. You know you can do the distance so I’d try and do a few more in ...
by geocycle
28 Aug 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do Presta valves lose air quicker if the valve is left open?
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Do Presta valves lose air quicker if the valve is left open?

I’ve had a bad run of valve problems. Either the whole thing unscrewing or the valve core bending and then breaking. These were Schwalbe tubes. I was quite relieved to find yesterday’s flat was a normal puncture! I’m beginning to suspect something has got worn in my track pump. Never had this up to...
by geocycle
28 Aug 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do Presta valves lose air quicker if the valve is left open?
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Do Presta valves lose air quicker if the valve is left open?

I’ve had a bad run of valve problems. Either the whole thing unscrewing or the valve core bending and then breaking. These were Schwalbe tubes. I was quite relieved to find yesterday’s flat was a normal puncture! I’m beginning to suspect something has got worn in my track pump. Never had this up to ...
by geocycle
26 Aug 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling in mask
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Cycling in mask

I use a buff when it is cold on short journeys. After a very short distance in cold conditions I find they get wet from my breath condensing and fairly unpleasant. I also find climbing harder as I can't get as much oxygen in. However, I have worn a buff round my neck since March as a face covering f...
by geocycle
23 Aug 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: North after Preston
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: North after Preston

Two main options after Preston as mentioned above. Via Lancaster up the A6 if that’s your bag, or mix it up with parts of NCR 6. The easterly option via Slaidburn and forest of Bowland is hilly but excellent touring. I’d avoid the Lake District on a LEJOG which really involves Kirkstone pass and do ...
by geocycle
13 Aug 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK, BC, Sustrans: cooperation, coordination or competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: CUK, BC, Sustrans: cooperation, coordination or competition?

I made the comment quoted by the OP. I made a similar embark about the time of the charity debate as it seemed that the aims of the various organisations had coalesced in a similar place. I still think the members groups and catering for an older and growing demographic gives CUK a USP it needs to n...
by geocycle
12 Aug 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: Membership rates

I like the magazine as well. In fact it is the only thing I really get from being a member. I have other insurance and I prefer solo riding. The reason I keep paying is that I like the fact there are touring groups for those so inclined and having a national voice for non racing cyclists alongside B...