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by newbootclimbco
8 Aug 2019, 6:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new rear deraillier
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: new rear deraillier

Extra info regarding the above, At the moment the rear hanger is a shamano 105 2.1/4inches between centres of jockey wheels,front crank is a two piece 50/34. New cassette will be a 10 speed 11/34 and new chain. so what new length deraillier will I need. Old cassette was a 10 speed 11/30. Cheers T.
by newbootclimbco
7 Aug 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new rear deraillier
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: new rear deraillier

cheers,i'll post a reply tomorrow. T
by newbootclimbco
7 Aug 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new rear deraillier
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: new rear deraillier

sorry Brucy, what do you mead by RD, cassette is a 10 speed.
by newbootclimbco
7 Aug 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new rear deraillier
Replies: 11
Views: 646

new rear deraillier

I'm about to fit a new 11/34 cassette plus chain to my cannondale synapse from a 11/30 the existing rear deraillier is 2 and a quarter inches from centre to centre between the jockey wheels. with the larger cassette what size hanger should I fit.Thanks T.
by newbootclimbco
14 Jul 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accomodation.Normandy
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Re: Accomodation.Normandy

Thanks the info guys ,all being well this little trip will go ahead, It will be about 5.5 months by September since I had a partial knee replacement and need to test myself nice and steadily. And Linusr thanks mate you sound like me, sit down and have a beer. cheers T.
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by newbootclimbco
13 Jul 2019, 6:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accomodation.Normandy
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Accomodation.Normandy

Hi All, thinking of a short tour for a few days from Cherbourg to Caen along the Normandy coast ,now too old to go camping so looking for cheap accommodation or hostels along my route. Any recommendations /suggestions ?. looking to cycle early September. Thanks T.
by newbootclimbco
23 Apr 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: post,knee op
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: post,knee op

Hi Bogmyrtle ,and all about to have knee surgery. It's now 4 weeks since I had my inner partial knee replaced as there is little mentioned about post op,half knees here's me at present.I did say a couple of weeks back I did'nt need too many pain killers , I think I was a bit too quick to say that an...
by newbootclimbco
9 Apr 2019, 6:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: post,knee op
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: post,knee op

Hi Bogmyrtle , Good luck for Friday i.m sure all will be well. I shall set one of my bikes onto my turbo charger and with a small foot stool along side of bike its easy to hop on and off. I intend to start this on Friday at home the day after I start physio .Swimming it'll be good to get back in the...
by newbootclimbco
8 Apr 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: post,knee op
Replies: 4
Views: 649

post,knee op

March 26 into Bournemouth Hospital for a inner partial,or half a new knee, operation all went well came out of hospital after only 2 days and back home. Now 13 days post op, Almost drug free but not yet a little twist or a knock and its painful but i'm getting about with just a little help from crut...
by newbootclimbco
26 Dec 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour
Replies: 65
Views: 2153

Re: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour

I do voluntary bike service and repairs at HOPE 2 CYCLE near Bournemouth its worth a look at our stock of recon bikes a lot that have been donated to our charity by people retiring from cycling or upgrading to a new bike for them selves. We get some bikes in that I would tour on myself. Maybe you ha...
by newbootclimbco
30 Sep 2018, 9:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: Knee replacement

Thanks guys for the replies ,The surgeon I saw 6 months ago is also a keen cyclist so when I told him it was important that I will still be able to do the big stuff he said probably ok with 12/15 miles which doesn't encourage me much.I have to get both knees done eventually so will put up with the p...
by newbootclimbco
29 Sep 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Knee replacement

I was told in May that it was inevitable I would have to have both of my Knees replaced sooner rather than later by my surgeon. I have osteoarthritis , thanks too 45 years as a builder and years running half and full marathons, I can't walk long distances now let alone run, although I did cycle from...
by newbootclimbco
16 Apr 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: up grading my gears
Replies: 2
Views: 241

up grading my gears

I would like a little bit more help when climbing hills so , I have a Ridgeback Voyager with an 8 speed 11/32 cassette and also a Cannondale Synapse 10 speed 11/32 cassette. I want to change both bike cassettes for an 8x 11/34 and a 10 x 11/34.Is that possible and if so what do i need to buy and fit...
by newbootclimbco
7 Feb 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 2032

Re: Knee Replacement

Further to comments made regarding total knee replacement. I saw my possible knee surgeon yesterday at Poole Hospital I went there with thoughts of a positive outcome, I had stated the fact that I enjoy long distance cycle touring, and Treking I also swim a fare bit. I was told that I could have bot...
by newbootclimbco
24 Nov 2017, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2833

Re: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?

I was supposed to be doing this trip starting last September, but my mate a heart problems so we had to cancel. we intended to catch the small ferry to Como across from Santander then follow the coast up to Hendaye etc. Check out my post in Touring, Expedition ,Cycle return to cherborge from Santand...