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by mnichols
8 Dec 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Miscellaneous hats
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Miscellaneous hats

I'll take the two with the stripes please. Oddly I've never had a cap, but always wanted to try one
by mnichols
8 Dec 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Chapak touring shorts size L
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Chapak touring shorts size L

Just out of interest, why do they do that in France? I sometimes do it as I feel less conspicuous in cafes
by mnichols
7 Dec 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt

OK, so don't need to get a new one just make sure it's tight enough
by mnichols
7 Dec 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt

Ok, I did a bit searching on youtube and I guessed that it's a compression fitting that has come apart The bit that I thought was a lip on the fork is part of the fitting, and I managed to lift that out, shake the nut out, remake the unit and reattach it all So, it seems ok, but is this normal, shou...
by mnichols
7 Dec 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Steerer Tube Nut detached from Stem Bolt

Not sure if I've I'm using the correct terminology so let me describe what has happened I'm rebuilding my old Enigma Etape frame which has been hung up in the garage for a while. The fork was still attached to the bike, and although there was no stem, the spacers, cap and bolt were still in place. W...
by mnichols
6 Dec 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

I've taken a spare bike a couple of times on supported trips, and the logic was this. By the time we have bought and carried all the spares to cope with every eventuality that me and my mates might encounter, it was easier to just put an extra bike on the car roof, and then in the event of a mechani...
by mnichols
5 Dec 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon plus
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Marathon plus

I've put them on my son's bike about 2 years ago because he hates punctures and he hasn't had a puncture since. EVER. FULL STOP. NOT ONE.

He hasn't actually ridden the bike since, but that's being pedantic
by mnichols
5 Dec 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

All I was doing was pointing up an aspect of long distance cycling that means it involves more than just the cycling. And how you deal with it is, for me, a key part of it. But to say it doesn't matter is a bit different I certainly wouldn't have started this thread: I don't care how people travel ...
by mnichols
5 Dec 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Not sure there are any rules, only that you start in Lands End, finish in John O'Groats and do it on a bike I've done it 3 times and my advice would be don't let other people give you their rules or seek their approval or you will end up riding their challenge. Do want you want to do and how you wan...
by mnichols
4 Dec 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

All the bits ordered now. Made one last minute change.....I've gone for Sonder Bomber Flared Drop Handlebars I've already got these on my gravel bike and love them. They have three benefits for me. Firstly, they allow me when riding on the hoods to tuck my elbows in and get a more aero position, thu...
by mnichols
1 Dec 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

I'm almost ready to write my letter to Santa, I'm just weighing up (no pun intended) whether to go with the GRX rear deraillieur or the Ultegra. I'm going to stick the Ultegra Levers as opposed to Dura-Ace (I'm going to cut my hair a bit shorter to negate weight difference) or the GRX as i have rim ...
by mnichols
1 Dec 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

The levers it's just a name change, internally they are almost identical. I buy a lot of Dura Ace stuff, but normally get the Ultegra levers as the 200 quid price preemie ain't worth it for 30 odd gram weight save. 30 grams, OMG, I'm in. Can't believe I've been lugging all that extra weight up the ...
by mnichols
30 Nov 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

I think it will all work OK, but the GRX chainset is meant to run a slightly wider chainline than normal, so it is probably best if you use a GRX FD with it. I think the standard Ultegra 11s shifters will work with these parts but it may be made clearer in the shimano compatibility tables. My under...
by mnichols
29 Nov 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

I think it will all work OK, but the GRX chainset is meant to run a slightly wider chainline than normal, so it is probably best if you use a GRX FD with it. I think the standard Ultegra 11s shifters will work with these parts but it may be made clearer in the shimano compatibility tables. My under...
by mnichols
29 Nov 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Help me spec my new bike

if you want a 1:1 bottom gear it is not necessary to go supercompact at the front; R8000 ultegra will handle a 34T sprocket. cheers Could I mix these Ultegra 11 Speed Shifters https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s108p4372/SHIMANO-Ultegra-R8000-11-Speed-Shifter-Set with the new 11 Speed GRX Chainset? ht...