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by mnichols
16 Nov 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

I live in a farming community, surrounded by hedge rows and I used to get a lot more punctures that I do now. I used to cycle around on 23/25mm tyres pumped up to the max and bought based on their speed rather than puncture resistance....and I got a lot of punctures, and got very frustrated on anyth...
by mnichols
5 Nov 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Touring Japan

I cycled Cape to Cape of Japan just over a year ago. I cycled through the Japanese Alps and they are nice, but in my opinion not as nice as the European Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites. Instead the joy (for me) was to be found in the culture. Language, including written was a challenge, particularly aw...
by mnichols
11 Oct 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 85
Views: 3492

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

E2E Gibraltar to JóG Eurovelo 6 Nordkapp - tarifa Transam Southern Tier usa British coast Basque country tour Vienna to cherbourg Santander - Cherbourg Cherbourg - Munich - Cherbourg Across canada A few other smaller rides. Single now but wasn't for many of that lot. Will get round to ; porto-vladi...
by mnichols
11 Oct 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 85
Views: 3492

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

E2E Gibraltar to JóG Eurovelo 6 Nordkapp - tarifa Transam Southern Tier usa British coast Basque country tour Vienna to cherbourg Santander - Cherbourg Cherbourg - Munich - Cherbourg Across canada A few other smaller rides. Single now but wasn't for many of that lot. Will get round to ; porto-vladi...
by mnichols
30 Sep 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

tempsperdu wrote:Your first reaction to this will be 'in your dreams'


The whole thing maybe a bit 'in your dreams' at the moment. I've got four functioning bikes and I've just moved house, so got a lot of stuff further up the list

But nice to do a bit of window shopping for a bit of light relief
by mnichols
30 Sep 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

Or go Di2. The shifter is transparent to the system so you as long as it appears on the comparability chart it should work. Plus you can get away with only one shifter for front and rear derailleur using synchro shift. Your first reaction to this will be 'in your dreams' etc and 'have you seen the ...
by mnichols
29 Sep 2018, 11:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

Option 4 seems the best bet, but can I check, are you saying that the cable pull on a new 105/ultegra may/should work with the MTB mech, provided it can be pulled from the bottom?
by mnichols
29 Sep 2018, 11:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

Wow, thanks for the very comprehensive response. It's going to take me a while to think that one through.....one to mull over on tomorrow's ride
by mnichols
29 Sep 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

Could I use this chainset, which is designed for a MTB on a road bike with drop handlebars? Which front derrailleur, and shifter would I need? And then which rear derailleur and cassette would those shifters allow me to use at the back? i'd like 34 or more at the back I don't want to be pushing the ...
by mnichols
29 Sep 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Which derrailleur, shifter for this chainset?

Could I use this chainset, which is designed for a MTB on a road bike with drop handlebars? Which front derrailleur, and shifter would I need? And then which rear derailleur and cassette would those shifters allow me to use at the back? i'd like 34 or more at the back I don't want to be pushing the ...
by mnichols
18 Sep 2018, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2254

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Seems fairly common. Ive often wondered if touring every day and then stopping puts your hormones out of whack That is interesting as a few days after getting home I went through a stage where I had no energy, completely exhausted. I wondered if I was not sleeping well (late to bed, early up) but I...
by mnichols
18 Sep 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2254

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Seems fairly common. Ive often wondered if touring every day and then stopping puts your hormones out of whack
by mnichols
18 Sep 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2254

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

I've just finished my 20th tour (on Saturday) and I usually feel like that when I come back, but I don't worry about. In fact I look forward to it. I read a good book about why sports have seasons and why we need them. Basically it said that if your sport doesn't have a season then make one, and do ...
by mnichols
11 Sep 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On tour need urgent help with Brakes NOW RESOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: On tour need urgent help with Brakes NOW RESOLVED

Sweep wrote:True, but shows what a great forum this is. Almost international rescue.


It’s a great forum. People are always helpful and take the time.
by mnichols
10 Sep 2018, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On tour need urgent help with Brakes NOW RESOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: On tour need urgent help with Brakes

a local amazon site with a specified delivery address might work. just let the hotel know to save them. from a quick oogle though they are listed as TRP, Tektro and shimano so I'd try an LBS or decathlon appear to have something that fits. 2 decathlons in genoa https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dec...