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by willpom
2 Feb 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Re: A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes

Well we've done a micro adventure including climbing Pen y Fan from the north side last October. 2x 100km audax. R is still asking about a 150 and the other day a 200 (kiddy back tandem for that to start i think). Of on another micro this coming half term. Other shorter ones before the summer. Then ...
by willpom
1 Feb 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes

I won't go into too many details as many are contained within. Me and R had already been cycle camping , as we call it, quite a few times; starting off with a follow me tandem before he went solo. I had an idea for the future. A visit from a fellow audaxer from the USA brought the future a lot close...
by willpom
1 Feb 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

On our LEJOG we followed the section of NCN1 from Ardgay to Invershin (after coming over from Alness), crossing the railway bridge at Invershin One has to wonder why this addition wasn't made as a ramp from one side to the other as it would't have required much more metal (£). Sutor Creek Cafe @ Cr...
by willpom
30 Nov 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chocolate Path Bristol
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Chocolate Path Bristol

I don’t hold out much hope for the Chocolate Path re-opening, as it is cantilevered out over the riverbank on ancient iron stilts and the banks are not terribly solid. It's a large masonry retaining wall, which has to be fixed otherwise the road is at risk of subsiding along with the new MetroBus s...
by willpom
12 Oct 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: New Record LEJOG 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Re: New Record LEJOG 2018

Well done Elliott, and well done Dad for keeping the flame going even after discovering the record had been broken. Well done Joshua for cracking a record that had stood for some time, and well done Family for supporting him. This summer I was the domestique for Red the Rocket, he's my Limpet, I'm h...
by willpom
10 Sep 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 63
Views: 33229

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Dragging this back up as new to the Alfine 8 and need to do its first service. So from what I've read the following would be a good course of action; excluding adding an oil port as I'm happy to disassemble periodically: 1. Disassemble 2. Soak innards in a gear oil (recommendations?) and drain, perh...
by willpom
16 Jul 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Buddy MK3 or similar
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Bike Buddy MK3 or similar

Any one have any experience of the Bike Buddy MK3? Want to use it for an underslung downtube fuel bottle but wary of the whole thing jumping off should I be on a bit of rough stuff. http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/ Or does anyone have any other recommendations for a metal fuel bottle, 'cage' easily remov...
by willpom
22 Apr 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano FH M525 vs M525A
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Shimano FH M525 vs M525A

Cheers Brucey
by willpom
22 Apr 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano FH M525 vs M525A
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Shimano FH M525 vs M525A

Hi

Does anyone know if the M525 & M525A front hub are the same shell dimensions; L&R flange distance & pcd? Fixing a friends wheel, the cones and races are shot but the rim and spokes are in good condition, want to know if it is a straight swap.

Thanks
by willpom
1 Apr 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling
Replies: 18
Views: 2720

Re: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling

I take two of my children to school a couple of days per week Back to the OP you may find it easier allowing your 6 yr old to ride at the front to control the pace. Tell your 9 yr old to help you and give directions to the younger. You can then come from the back and take primary to control your sp...
by willpom
7 Jan 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?

I've discovered something I missed. SA's bar end lever IS NOT compatible with this hub. I'd need MTB rapidfires. Not what I was after so reconsidering my options.
by willpom
29 Dec 2017, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?

Thanks Brucey

Yeah the dropouts are a hybrid thingimyjig; track with derailleur hanger.

Interesting about frame offset, I was going to use asymetrical rims but will discuss that with them when ordering. Could end up with all spoke lengths front and back equal(ish)

Woodworm; natures drillium :lol:
by willpom
29 Dec 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Building a bike & gearing options - thoughts?

Hi I'm hoping to build a bike for myself using the Bamboo Workshop's homebuild kit. Intention is for it to be my about town, Bikeability teaching & touring bike. Kit includes track dropouts. As such I want something that is hassle free most of the time with the option for extended gear range for...
by willpom
1 Nov 2017, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Chainring compatibility

rmurphy195 wrote:You could email Spa Cycles with your query - they sell chainrings, and might have one that suits.


Done that. 48t TA chainring in the post. Thanks
by willpom
1 Nov 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Chainring compatibility

Will a 9spd chainring work ok in a 10spd set up? If so I'll go for a Specialites TA 48t.