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by geocycle
21 Jun 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Way of the Roses.
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Way of the Roses.

I have done it in two days, a very long hilly 100 mile day 1 to York and an easier day 2. The first 50 miles have by far the biggest hills. So yes it’s possible but three days would nicer carrying a tent, especially if you follow every turn. I’d not set off on a tour without a map no matter how good...
by geocycle
18 Jun 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 1623

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Hi, So is this a road tarmac route or are wimps getting adventurous :P There are some off road bits mostly old railway lines and the like generally good surfaces better than the tow paths some of the Wimps tried on Lejog Most bits are fine and better than your average towpath. Other than Braithwait...
by geocycle
18 Jun 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 1623

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

This route is for info, the route is well signposted. I would appreciate advice on whinlatter pass is it better to come down to Braithwaite via the road or follow route 71 through the forest.? We will be using road bikes. This was planned on plotaroute using osm cycle map the same as on my Garmin i...
by geocycle
15 Jun 2019, 9:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Trousers and commuting

Have a look at Rohan. the envoy range is pretty robust and suit styled. When I have meetings the suit goes in a pannier and emerges unscathed. Usually at work I’m able to leave trousers hanging so only have to deal with a shirt.
by geocycle
15 Jun 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 95
Views: 4906

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Glad you are getting it to work for you. By rotating the bars and bringing the overs as close as possible I also have an acceptable set up. I’d still rather depend on the flat bar v braked tourer but it’s ok. I think aches and pains are fairly normal if you change set up and use slightly different m...
by geocycle
12 Jun 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 152
Views: 9256

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

brynpoeth wrote:Bouleversement chez l'equipe de fracking! Frome fell off, broke his leg, so GT can win for Wales again


The guy has a broken leg, broken elbow and a broken rib, that is an unbelievably crass post.
by geocycle
12 Jun 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Yes its to do with the diameter of the pin. I got caught out last week when my old chain tool wouldn't fit the 11 speed chain. I've no idea about the park 10 speed but if you are buying a new one I'd go for an 11 speed compatible if that is what you need. They should work the other way as long as th...
by geocycle
12 Jun 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.

Spinners wrote:Froome is out - hit the deck on a recce. Not sure whether he'll be OK for the TdF.


Broken femur, out of tour. Could be out for a long time according to Brailsford.
by geocycle
8 Jun 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

I have moved to wahoo and much prefer it to the Garmin I’ve owned. Crude in some ways but works. I do have a Garmin Edge Touring that I’m planning on selling when I get around to it.
by geocycle
8 Jun 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Gary Verity quits.
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Sir Gary Verity quits.

Hardly a scientific survey, but in recent weeks I've sought the views of two people with businesses on the route of the TdeY about the benefits or otherwise of this event. One was the landlord of a dining pub - himself a keen cyclist - and the other the owner of a thriving butcher's shop. Neither s...
by geocycle
6 Jun 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 66
Views: 2721

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

It's amazing how long it takes to get the bike just right even when you've specced what you think to be perfect for you. Braking from the hoods was also a problem for me. It improved significantly by moving the lever angle to be as close to the bars as possible as suggested by someone on here. This ...
by geocycle
4 Jun 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...

Tape is the simplest solution. I also have used clear plastic tubing split along the length. Choose diameter to fit your rack and clips.
by geocycle
4 Jun 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?
Replies: 32
Views: 1050

Re: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?

Day 10 is a bit convoluted and Lancaster Canal is quite slow if picturesque due to a poor decaying surface, low bridges and dog walkers. I'd probably use Kellet Lane to Nether Kellet as an alternative then drop down into Carnforth -hillier than the canal but not bad. Many Lejogers favour the A6 from...
by geocycle
4 Jun 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff Oil - alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Rohloff Oil - alternative

The rohloff oil costs look high but the amount used means they last an awful long time and the actual cost is trivial in relation to the hub (and indeed other cycling paraphernalia). It used to be much worse when the choice was a single shot kit or a litre of the stuff, but now the quantities for sa...
by geocycle
4 Jun 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 1110

Re: SP dynamo hubs - narrow flange spacing

When I bought my SP hub from Spa I was advised they would probably last around 5000 miles before the bearings needed replacing . I have an SP on small (406) wheel has done 15k with no noticeable play. That's good to know. Longevity data are always difficult because of the very different way we all ...