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by 1982john
11 Sep 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suitable bike set up for bridleways?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Suitable bike set up for bridleways?

thanks everyone for the replies. Best way to learn is to get stuck in!
by 1982john
10 Sep 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suitable bike set up for bridleways?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Suitable bike set up for bridleways?

Was toying with buying a new bike for some offroad action - one close pass too many. However, I thought my current bike could do a pretty good job with maybe a couple of mods. I have a thorn raven with 26-inch wheels and canti brakes. What I would love to know is how viable this bike is for somethin...
by 1982john
5 Sep 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brooks Flyer saddle brown £50 posted
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Brooks Flyer saddle brown £50 posted

https://i.postimg.cc/HVGwMynZ/IMG-20190826-200921.jpg https://postimg.cc/HVGwMynZ https://i.postimg.cc/ZWsxDK4X/IMG-20190826-200935.jpg Used for a year but moving to the standard B17. Has been proofride treated when necessary. As above. Any questions please let me know
by 1982john
4 Sep 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: accomodation without booking
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: accomodation without booking

Hi Thinking of a 10 day LEJOG this month. All my plans are ready except accommodation. I plan to aim for a town, for the sake of an example Leominster, and look for B&B signs or signs of pubs offering accommodation. Anyone out there successfully done this ? The risk of course is that there is a...
by 1982john
4 Sep 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day route
Replies: 33
Views: 3527

Re: 7 day route

Would a 14litre version of this suffice for carrying what I need for the trip? Can't work out what would constitute over/underpacking! https://www.wiggle.co.uk/restrap-saddle-bag-holster-dry-bag/ Hi Jorvik. As you're planning to stay in accommodation that should be plenty. You probably want a small...
by 1982john
3 Sep 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO GRX
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: SHIMANO GRX

And when you have your compact double with 11 speed 11-40 cassette you'll have almost the same gear range and exactly the same intervals between gears as my ancient 9 speed 48-38-28 triple with 11-32 cassette! Such is progress. Why did the 50/34 with 11-xx become so popular? I only got into cycling...
by 1982john
3 Sep 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105's - Getting More Granny Gearing
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: 105's - Getting More Granny Gearing

There's a few videos on youtube of people putting 11-40 and even 11-42 cassette on shimano groupsets without the wolfclaw as long as you have the long cage.
by 1982john
31 Aug 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 100hr lejog
Replies: 34
Views: 1501

Re: 100hr lejog

Hi, Just wondering, you have not mentioned accommodation? I am assuming that you have rooms booked ? Falling behind schedule...........? Given the amount of gear on the bike Im guessing there is some sort of bivy set up in there. Also these days you dont need to book in advance as much with airbnb ...
by 1982john
31 Aug 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

Someone said they wash stuff for 30 minutes. Is that enough? Maybe not for stuff youve cycled in all dar but for most stuff?
by 1982john
29 Aug 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Passing distance includes the riders body?
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: Passing distance includes the riders body?

Since it is never actually measured in real life, and has so never been used in a prosecution, I think that it is an academic question. There have been close pass prosecutions I would be surprised if a measurement was used in evidence, especially to the precision which could distinguish between the...
by 1982john
29 Aug 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Passing distance includes the riders body?
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: Passing distance includes the riders body?

Mike Sales wrote:Since it is never actually measured in real life, and has so never been used in a prosecution, I think that it is an academic question.


There have been close pass prosecutions
by 1982john
27 Aug 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

I ... recalled that at this hostel you could get to the bike sheds via the self-catering kitchen (instead of having to go all around the grounds like people normally would). So an inside job. I hope the hostel staff have taken note and upgraded their security procedures. To clarify the bike sheds w...
by 1982john
26 Aug 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

Well done. Obviously amateur thieves - the pros use bolt cutters, against which cables* are useless. * such as mine :oops: Age-old problem. A cable lock that gives you more flexibility to lock it too something or a d lock obviously more secure. Ironically the bike shed was very full and with my d l...
by 1982john
26 Aug 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: So last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

reohn2 wrote:
gaz wrote:Well done, glad your bike is safe :D .

+1
Unfortunately there are to many of these barstewards about these days :evil:


Yea I'm not usually one to turn anecdotes into evidence but I've witnessed two other attempted burglaries in last 12 months (one a car and another a house).
by 1982john
25 Aug 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

I dont want to say where yet as they may not have fixed them. I was awake as usual at 3am and heard some metal clunking noises outside which did begin to seem unusual but when I heard voices I knew something was up. Fortunately, my room could have a partial view of the bike sheds and with the window...