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by geocycle
20 Jan 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112625

Re: Cycle Travel question!

One very nice thing about cycle.travel is just how easy it is to cobble together a route from A to B, dragging it to refine it, and seeing how possible amendments alter the profile. Is that severe looking hill necessary? Let's try dragging the route onto this alternative lane to see how it affects ...
by geocycle
14 Jan 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crunchy small sprockets
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Crunchy small sprockets

I'm switching to 13-up cassettes on my winter and commuting bikes in future, hopefully they will last longer, tolerate slightly-worn chains better than an 11T and also wear the chain slightly more slowly as less chain articulation is required around the larger sprockets. But the larger sprockets wi...
by geocycle
14 Jan 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1765

Re: General degreaser

How 'environmentally friendly' is the screwfix stuff? Can it go down the sink?
by geocycle
13 Jan 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crunchy small sprockets
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Crunchy small sprockets

Thanks everyone, I've now had chance to tighten the lockring and found that it has improved things. Not perfect however. I'm now working on the notion that chain is probably already a bit worn whereas the three smallest sprockets have been little used. I've just got a new chain so will give that a g...
by geocycle
11 Jan 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hartside
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Hartside

There is another route upto Hartside that misses out most of the main road but is probably harder. Go north from Melmerby to Gamblesby. Head to Renwick but turn right before and then climb to Hartside. Mile 5 - 8.3 on this route (part of our C2C). Rejoin main road (fairly quiet) and Hartside at 9.8...
by geocycle
11 Jan 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hartside
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Hartside

There is another route upto Hartside that misses out most of the main road but is probably harder. Go north from Melmerby to Gamblesby. Head to Renwick but turn right before and then climb to Hartside. Mile 5 - 8.3 on this route (part of our C2C). Rejoin main road (fairly quiet) and Hartside at 9.8...
by geocycle
3 Jan 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dyson vacuum replacement.
Replies: 26
Views: 563

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Dyson V8 here, very pleased with it. Has made vacuuming less of a chore and we do it more often than before. Wouldn’t return to a corded one now.
by geocycle
24 Dec 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crunchy small sprockets
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Crunchy small sprockets

Thanks for the ideas, will investigate and report back.
by geocycle
24 Dec 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crunchy small sprockets
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Crunchy small sprockets

I’m relatively newly returned to derailleur bikes and trying to understand their foibles. I have a spa Ti audax with 11 speed 105 gearing and a spa double chain ring. The latest issue is that under load with the chain on the smallest three sprockets I get a horrendous crunching noise. So much so I b...
by geocycle
22 Dec 2019, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 621

Re: Mashing the tea.

In North Yorkshire we mash the tea and make a cuppa. Further west in the red rose county you get offered a brew.
by geocycle
20 Dec 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7123

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

Thanks guys .... I'm looking at the different models and so far I'm leaning towards the Edelux II ... I will also look for a suitable rear light That's what I use. Have had it for about 5 (?) years and it has always worked very well. I have a supplementary battery light in my bag but it's never bee...
by geocycle
18 Dec 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7123

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

I've not read all the thread but the mounting point is important as to how anti social the really bright lights will be. Fork crown is much better than on the bars. For me as a migraine sufferer the worst are blinking front flights - I regularly have to stop on shared routes when someone comes at me...
by geocycle
11 Dec 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?

Yes, I think there was a technological threshold as Horizon describes with everything since being incremental. Arguably e-bikes might have opened another phase?
by geocycle
6 Dec 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?

You can also buy 'stubby coolers' -neoprene sleeves to hold drinks cans very cheaply in the usual online shops. That way you could remove when washing the bottle and you get some extra insulation?