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by chocjohn9
3 May 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Chain Choice for Rohloff & other questions

For my Rohloff, I do use my not so local bike shop, because they are specialists. About half the bikes they sell are Rohloff equiped. They recommend 8 speed KMC chains because they run a lot quieter. Im not sure if this is true because the bike has only ever had this :D
by chocjohn9
2 May 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel to Northern France
Replies: 27
Views: 1314

Re: Travel to Northern France

@ ANTONISH - Belgium has plans to start to open up.
11th May all shops can open
18th May schools re-start, albeit with limited class numbers and years.
So, unless there is a re-run, you should be OK for October :D
by chocjohn9
14 Oct 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?

For reference - the answer to my own question is yes.
I am jow running a ten speed set up -sti, chain, front and rear derailleurs and cassette whilst keeping my 9 speed deore chainset.
Happy days. Much expense spared.
by chocjohn9
3 Sep 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?

Thank you for the replies and images.
I will fiddle in the shed and report back. This boils down to being a bit tight and lazy. Not changing the chainset would be great.
I did mean to put this in the technical section, but only realised after I'd posted and didn't know how to move it. :?
by chocjohn9
30 Aug 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

shimano m590 chainset. 9 speed only?

Can I run 10 speed gears, sti, rear mech etc and still use this chainset?
I realise that Shimano say it is for 9 speed but there are plenty of chainsets out there that aren't gear number specific.
If not I'd be interested to know why not!
Thanks
John
by chocjohn9
23 Jul 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: Belgium??

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As a guide, people in the French region aren't half as good at English as the people in the Flemish region.

Tangled Metal wrote: Anyone tried the cycle path through the water or on the trees yet? We're planning on checking them out.

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by chocjohn9
23 Jul 2019, 7:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: Belgium??

Where there is a cycle path you have to use it. Signage or no signage. If you don't cars will pap and/or drive close to you as a "well, you shouldn't be there" warning. Nice :shock: Language wise, this section is in the Flemish region, so Flemish/Dutch is spoken but you will easily get by ...
by chocjohn9
22 Jul 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: Belgium??

There are decent cycle paths everywhere in Belgium. :D Even through farmers fields. Here is a good starting reference point - http://www.fietsroute.org/cycling/national-cycle-routes Almost all canals have cycle paths next to them. Cars acknowledge your existence too..... but where there is a cycle p...
by chocjohn9
22 Jul 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Flanders

This link might be interesting for you -

http://www.fietsroute.org/cycling/great ... y-flanders
by chocjohn9
14 Jun 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Cycle to work scheme - £1000 limit is no more

This is from road.cc It's now official that Cycle to Work schemes in the UK will allow you to fill your boots with bikes and gear worth over £1,000, following the release of new guidance from the Department of Transport... The gist of it was that the updated guidance will allow for the purchase of e...
by chocjohn9
30 Mar 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great War Remembrance Brevet. 11 May. Belgium.
Replies: 0
Views: 966

Great War Remembrance Brevet. 11 May. Belgium.

Just wanted to highlight this 400k BRM ride - a PBP qualifier! - in Belgium. http://www.randonneurs.be/page/23-oudenburg-400 Entry is €7. No need to pre-book. Simply turn up on the day. Start/End point - Café de Sportvriend – Dorpstraat 67 – Oudenburg (Ettelgem). This is 56 km from Dunkerque (Dunkir...
by chocjohn9
20 Oct 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can I buy reynolds 520 sticker?
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Can I buy reynolds 520 sticker?

I resprayed a bike once and needed a 853 stricker. I called Reynolds and they asked me for the name and make of bike before sending me ONE for my frame. I do understand this though.

I passed their test and paid £10+postage. :shock:
by chocjohn9
20 Oct 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Re: 26" disc fork?

A Thorn 26 nomad fork in black is on sjs for £140 and is available. (In the current fork section)

I would call Winstanley before buying online there. A few times I've got excited before my hopes were dashed.
by chocjohn9
28 Sep 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 89
Views: 3711

Halfords is looking to buy Evans

Evans is apparently looking for a buyer and has received a number of offers, including one from Halfords. This is because Evans needs a whopping £10 million to keep going :shock: I can't say I'm too surprised. In the internet age, prices are cut throat whilst unlike others, they have a huge retail e...