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by cyclop
15 Oct 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

My thoughts are concentrate on the jacket,forget the sack which can be made waterproof with a simple liner.Personally,I don,t like hoods on a bike,I seem to be forever fiddling with them.Finally,I don,t like my partner buying cycling stuff at all unless I,ve okayed it.
by cyclop
11 Oct 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette lockring
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: cassette lockring

The final sprocket has the integral spacer so,no,never fitted it wrong way round,however,I notice not all lockrings are the same regarding thread no. so,taking your comment into consideration,I will endeavor to fit one deep enough to allow three revs.,thanks for that.
by cyclop
10 Oct 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette lockring
Replies: 3
Views: 305

cassette lockring

Having swapped,combined and generally messed about with cassettes,I,m still unsure how many turns the lockring should ideally make before locking up.Is two enough?
by cyclop
3 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Computers

I,ve had a cateye enduro which comes with a beefy wired connection for 3yrs,faultless until last week.Just got another for 24pounds.Basic mounting,never fallen off.Just kept working.Can buy separate mounting kits for all your bikes.A cinch to set up.Just one large bar to scroll down the options,simp...
by cyclop
29 Sep 2019, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1470

Re: Initialisms

brynpoeth wrote:More to the point, what do the user names on these fora signify? :wink:

Fairly obvious this one....one eyed cyclist.Not joking,lost it when I was 8yrs old,throwing stones as you do on the way home from school.
by cyclop
27 Sep 2019, 11:30am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano 105 3x9 shifters
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Shimano 105 3x9 shifters

I,ll take these if still available thankyou.Pm you.
by cyclop
23 Sep 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1636

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Does any aspiring Biochemist know why/can explain the following ?. Cyclists can be as skinny as skeletons. Excepting the cyclists Achilles heel. Our Tummies. Fat is one fuel supply and tummies the depot..... Enjoy. No one escapes" Have to say I've a six pack. It's remarkable that one side effe...
by cyclop
17 Sep 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3122

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Wolds and Bowland are nice enough, we often do day rides in both....but I would think you could cover the best bits of either in a week. It would have to be Eden valley for me. Striking distance of Lakes, Dales, Howgills, Pennines, and for winter (or decrepitude) miles of deserted lanes in the vall...
by cyclop
17 Sep 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3122

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Used to visit newton Stewart a lot so D&G is certainly a good bet. Houses in newton Stewart used to be incredibly cheap 15 years ago, even 3 years ago when we visited kircudbright for Halloween houses were still very good compared to my area in north Lancashire. Some of the 7 stanes MTB centres...
by cyclop
17 Sep 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3122

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway.Year round cycling on very quiet lanes or Dalbeattie Forest when it,s icy,snowy,very windy or very cold.No major trunk roads(even the A75 is a beautiful drive).Market towns of Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas nearby.Intricate,rolling terrain with the Galloway Hill...
by cyclop
17 Sep 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3122

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway.Year round cycling on very quiet lanes or Dalbeattie Forest when it,s icy,snowy,very windy or very cold.No major trunk roads(even the A75 is a beautiful drive).Market towns of Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas nearby.Intricate,rolling terrain with the Galloway Hills...
by cyclop
12 Sep 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Over exercise?
Replies: 30
Views: 1668

Re: Over exercise?

You know when you over exercise.Your body and mind tell you in many different ways.Learn them and listen to them and remember,"wasting time isn,t a waste of time" Perhaps, but the difficulty with that approach is that all exercise could seem to be too much! The only way to improve is to o...
by cyclop
11 Sep 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 247420

Re: Favourite tea shops

Hesket Newmarket P.O.,north Cumbria.Nice friendly cafe,good grub.The owner went above and beyond when one of our party left his mobile.Fortunately,she knew we were heading to Penrith so got in her car and chased us down.Chapeau madame.
by cyclop
30 Aug 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh to Carsisle
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Edinburgh to Carlisle

Have you read The Rambling Fatman? For me the default scenic route E to C is> Innerleithen > Gordon Arms >Eskdalemuir > Langholm > Longtown or even a detour via Copshawholme ( Newcastleton ) Nice route.Alternately,Hawick>Newcastleton>Canonbie>back lanes>Gretna>service rd running parallel to M6>join...
by cyclop
26 Aug 2019, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you have done.
Replies: 43
Views: 1781

Re: Things you have done.

How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 ! Loo...