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by geocycle
23 May 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

I've also used both. My main problem with Tynemouth is you have to cycle passed the station in Newcastle then double back on yourself. This does not play well with me psychologically at the end of a long day! Sunderland is better in that respect but the rail connections are not as good. Both waterfr...
by geocycle
20 May 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Words ending in "eer".
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Words ending in "eer".

I was reminded by the auto-censor of the prohibition of a word meaning supporter of brexit. It seems to me that the supporters of Brexit are oversensitive, so I sought out other words with this ending, to find whether a derogatory meaning is implied. Auctioneer Charioteer Volunteer Musketeer Buccan...
by geocycle
18 May 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Help. Frame broken.

I usually leave these for Bruce, but it looks just like the braze on to me. If so I’d have it repaired or bodge it with jubilee clips or similar to get through a tour.
by geocycle
18 May 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 1621

Re: Fred Whitton

Would you like a list of some real charities to donate to? I give to several albeit without a song, dance or ostentatious cycle ride. They don't have them "executives" or other money-suckers taking 95% of the donations, mind. No badge either. . This is the list of this years charities htt...
by geocycle
16 May 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 30
Views: 1114

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

You cycled on the A1 with no hard shoulder armed only with a hi-viz flag??? It may have been legal but... I'm not surprised you got beeped. I hope that's because you're not surprised at incompetent drivers using the horn as a rebuke, rather than you think it's OK to do that. Of course not, a horn s...
by geocycle
16 May 2019, 8:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 30
Views: 1114

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

You cycled on the A1 with no hard shoulder armed only with a hi-viz flag??? It may have been legal but... I'm not surprised you got beeped.
by geocycle
13 May 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

Many people find Brooks comfortable from the start, especially over short distances. I have used a Brooks for the past 15 years (50,000 miles) and find it like an armchair. I've given up on padded shorts. I recently bought a Spa Nidd (B17 clone) for my other bike and was surprised how comfortable it...
by geocycle
11 May 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1083

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

I use cycle.travel now on an Android with google chrome. I then open the downloaded gpx file in wahoo element bolt.

( when I read that post I realise what a complete mess technology has made of the English language!)
by geocycle
10 May 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton
Replies: 51
Views: 1621

Re: Fred Whitton

I suppose it depends on the terms of the closure licence. In the recent TdY there were rolling road closures that affected all users and bikes were certainly stopped by police. The police used suitable discretion and enforced a very narrow window for cycle movements. I've inadvertently joined races ...
by geocycle
10 May 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Morecambe Bay tidal power gateway!
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Morecambe Bay tidal power gateway!

I hope they have modelled the sediment movement. Everything else in the Bay disappears under the sand in a few years. This is probably a non started from an engineering point of view, never mind the RAMSAR/SSSI protection, or the £5m shellfish business, or the Eden project....
by geocycle
8 May 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 139
Views: 8028

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Bearing in mind that the race is promoted to showcase Yorkshire by the tourist board - Welcome to Yorkshire - I could imagine that anybody doing a cost/benefit analysis might have been a bit disappointed by the TV coverage in that a lot of the usual information was missing. I'm more or less familia...
by geocycle
8 May 2019, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Bottom Bracket?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Which Bottom Bracket?

Might be worth checking with Spa. They are selling https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s110p32 ... cket-DX-30
which are available in 116mm. I'm about to fit one so I cannot comment on quality but cheap enough to give it a try.
by geocycle
7 May 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 139
Views: 8028

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Saw no sign of protesters at Barden Hill on stage 4. I did wonder about the 'oil spill' but that stopped the women's race not the mens. The TDY has been brilliant for the county and I just hope that it continues after the Verity scandal and the Ineos affair. I had a great day out, 60 mile ride eastw...
by geocycle
7 May 2019, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

I’ve just been caught out with this smaller size of ultegra/105 bottom brackets and the need for an insert for the old tool. Apparently these come with the new BB which is no use if you are replacing with a square taper and have no way of removing it. None of my 3 LBS had anything to help. Fortunat...
by geocycle
6 May 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

I’ve just been caught out with this smaller size of ultegra/105 bottom brackets and the need for an insert for the old tool. Apparently these come with the new BB which is no use if you are replacing with a square taper and have no way of removing it. None of my 3 LBS had anything to help. Fortunate...