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by fossala
16 Apr 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 32
Views: 5569

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

I live in Cornwall and a 10 day LEJOGLE was on the cards for next year to keep me fit until LEL. I do one was as a calendar and the other as a DIY or Perm. So many choices, so little time off work...
by fossala
16 Apr 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 32
Views: 5569

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

I wonder if the night controls would be open early enough for a 4 day LEJOG. Been on my to do list since I did my 7 day one a handful of years back.
by fossala
15 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Trangia 25-7 UL/HA Stove
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Trangia 25-7 UL/HA Stove

Sold PP
by fossala
15 Apr 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Trangia 25-7 UL/HA Stove
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Trangia 25-7 UL/HA Stove

I bought this around a year ago but went a different way for my cooking needs. This is the ultralight/hard anodised, bit more expensive than the standard versionTested the burner once but otherwise as new. https://i.imgur.com/p4cvL1R.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pKVz81X.jpg £55 posted.
by fossala
8 Apr 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

Wolftooth make 110bcd, 5 hole, single speed rings. Teeth are taller and have wide and narrow teeth to fit the chain better. The style chain ring is common on 1x setups. https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/chainrings/products/110-bcd-cyclocross-chainrings?variant=26108474949 Bit expensiv...
by fossala
8 Apr 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

I have two fixed wheel bikes built to two very different budgets. Bike #1 has Dura-ace track components throughout. Stiff, strong and very round. There is no discernable difference in chain tension at any point in the cycle. Cost me a fortune £245 cranks, £71.49 chainring, £80 bottom bracket and a ...
by fossala
8 Apr 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Specific Fixed gear chainring will I notice the difference?

I have two fixed wheel bikes built to two very different budgets. Bike #1 has Dura-ace track components throughout. Stiff, strong and very round. There is no discernable difference in chain tension at any point in the cycle. Cost me a fortune £245 cranks, £71.49 chainring, £80 bottom bracket and a £...
by fossala
3 Apr 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: Touring around Cornwall

If you want to ride on the Lizard and do some ferries then try King Harry Ferry. You can ride from St Just In Roseland (not to be confused with St Just near Land's End) past Falmouth, Helford Passage, Gweek and out to the Lizard. Supposedly the ferry is £1 for bikes but I don't remember the last ti...
by fossala
3 Apr 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: Touring around Cornwall

Sorry I'm a bit late to this thread, but what's all this North Coast bias ? :) If you're unlucky you stagger up to the top of the hill only to find you're now heading into a sou-westerly and making even less progress. At least down South you get a bit more protection from the wind. And there's the ...
by fossala
2 Apr 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 65
Views: 2338

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

I've always been an advocate for bigger tyres but recently got a Bob Jackson made that only accepts 25mm with guards. What a revelation! It's not the speed that I'm enjoying, it's the cornering. When I'm jumping on my commuter (38mm) on a Monday after some long riding at the weekend I'm missing the ...
by fossala
28 Mar 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Halfords sale = Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Halfords sale = Garmin Edge 820

You can get it for £127.57 on Halfords ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garmin-Edge- ... 2543141156
Using code PAYDAYMAR at checkout for 10% off. I'd pick up one if I didn't already have a wahoo bolt.
by fossala
14 Mar 2019, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 287
Views: 48364

Re: Currently listening to .......

As a bass player I keep getting mesmerised by Archspire.

by fossala
9 Mar 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK law on brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: UK law on brakes

reohn2 wrote:Thread drift alert..
When you look at it the Ordinary is the daftest of ideas for a bicycle :?

It's evolution of design rather than a blank slate. They started with smaller wheels but wanted to go faster. Without having gears the only way to do it was to make the wheel large.
by fossala
9 Mar 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK law on brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: UK law on brakes

If you follow the construction and use link within the link in your OP you'll find the same exemption statement as you made in your second post. if one wheel is not only incapable of rotating independently of the pedals, but the pedals are fixed directly to it without any intervening chain or gears...
by fossala
9 Mar 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK law on brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: UK law on brakes

If you look at the cyclinguk link in the OP it says that spoon brakes don't count under UK law (or much use under the laws of physics either).