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by mnichols
16 Feb 2020, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 53
Views: 1884

Re: National Express booked!!!

I have looked into and decided on not using National Express for getting to an airport because they won't guarantee taking a bike or bike box I might take a chance if I wasn't flying but if the driver says no that's the end of the trip before it even started I spoke to National Express and they said...
by mnichols
2 Jan 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2519

Re: King Alfred's Way

Just read a teaser about this on a Cycling UK Facebook Post. Does anyone have anymore information? The post says "Coming in the summer of 2020 is our newest route from our off-road team, it's a 220 mile circular loop around historic Wessex, through Salisbury, Winchester and Stonehenge" Th...
by mnichols
1 Jan 2020, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2519

King Alfred's Way

Just read a teaser about this on a Cycling UK Facebook Post. Does anyone have anymore information? The post says "Coming in the summer of 2020 is our newest route from our off-road team, it's a 220 mile circular loop around historic Wessex, through Salisbury, Winchester and Stonehenge" Thi...
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Cable lacing

I will leave the cables a bit too long at the moment as its a new setup and therefore I might change: - The stem length - I'm experimenting with a very short stem ATM. - The position of the shifters on the bar. I'm using flared drops so the position has to be perfect - The number of spacers under th...
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Cable lacing

nsew wrote:Here’s a rim brake bike with your desired brake cable routing.

https://road.cc/content/tech-news/22375 ... turn-heads


Perfect.
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

With that part your caliper will hopefully look like this. https://www.condorcycles.com/products/shimano-ultegra-6700-brake-caliper?variant=22170796551&utm_campaign=8545389568&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=83380994301&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzonWjtzb5gIVQojVCh09UQweEAQY...
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Couldn't find any part number on the caliper, but visually they look like these, and I thought they were 6700 so took a chance and ordered https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/shimano-ultegra-br6700-cable-adjusting-bolt-unit-y8g698120/ Interesting to see the price difference between Ultegra and Dura A...
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Cable lacing

I am running right hand lever to rear brake

Cables are under the bar tape
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Cable lacing

richardfm wrote:Don't you just make sure the cables are routed so that there are no tight turns and minimise points where they can rub against each other or the frame?



Maybe, that's the question. I think I know what to do but cables and outers are expensive so I want to check before I start cutting
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Great. Thanks. I'll see if I can find a part number on the caliper
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long to cut the chain
Replies: 15
Views: 544

How long to cut the chain

Building a bike from scratch, mixture of new and old bits, but the new bits are chainset, rear mech, cassette and chain

Normally when I'm replacing a chain I compare it to the old one, but as this is a new configuration I don't have a guide

So, how do I know how long to cut the chain?
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Cable lacing

Probably not calling this the right thing, but I'm building a bike from scratch and need a guide, video or hints and tips on how to setup the cables on the handlebars of a road bike. Is there a correct way? What goes on top, what goes over, under, how long to cut the outers, etc Also there seem to b...
by mnichols
29 Dec 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

I'm building a bike from a combination of old and new bits, and one old bit that I'm reusing are my Ultegra Brake Calipers But I'm missing the adjuster that goes in the top. Not sure what it's called. The cable outer goes into this bit that then goes into the top of the caliper. Then you turn it to ...
by mnichols
20 Dec 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Winter depression
Replies: 22
Views: 1779

Re: Winter depression

I don't like the winter and need to get outside. If the weather is too bad for cycling then a couple of short walks with the dog at first and last light, a potter in the garden at lunchtime and a trip to the sports centre in the evening keeps me just about sane, but I'm counting down the days until ...
by mnichols
11 Dec 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 89
Views: 3790

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

I like the bike and I like the bottle cages. They add a bit of character. The bike looks like it's evolved over time and has been well thought out to suit your needs based on years of experience. I don't like off the shelf bikes where someone has just got out their credit card and bought all the shi...