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by sharpy
27 Dec 2016, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC UK cycling challenge: advice requested
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: CTC UK cycling challenge: advice requested

Thank you for your speedy reply: I have recently retired and apart from climbing all the decent hills in the Peak District and surrounding area I fancied another challenge.

Paul
by sharpy
27 Dec 2016, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC UK cycling challenge: advice requested
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

CTC UK cycling challenge: advice requested

Hi, I have been trying to find a link to a cycling challenge which I believe is arranged under auspices of the 'old CTC and involves cycling to various points within each and all of the counties in the UK. If I recall correctly, at each location it is necessary to write down the answer to a clue sub...
by sharpy
21 Oct 2011, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horn rage
Replies: 35
Views: 3176

Re: Horn rage

Sometimes good things happen..... :D I good friend of mine (John) was recently cycling in the Peak District on a road that is well known as being full of pot holes. The only safe way to navigate the road is to cycle away from the kerb and more towards the cente of the road. My friend was in this pos...
by sharpy
26 Sep 2011, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tragic news
Replies: 97
Views: 10394

Re: Tragic news

As the original poster of this accident I am appalled at the reporting of this incident by the BBC and would urge all forum members to complain.
by sharpy
25 Sep 2011, 3:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tragic news
Replies: 97
Views: 10394

Tragic news

Returning from today's club run, I came across a terrible accident on one of the hills leading out of the Peak District and into Sheffield (Baslow Hill). All day long motor cyclists had been hammering it along the roads in Derbyshire and I am used to their high speed antics on this particular hill a...
by sharpy
2 Dec 2010, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Too cold for cycling.
Replies: 69
Views: 3891

Re: Too cold for cycling.

It registered -11 degrees last Sunday when several of us gathered for our normal club run in the Peak District :shock:
We all looked at each other, shook our heads; decided that it was a fool's errand and went home to an early shower.
by sharpy
27 Oct 2010, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!
Replies: 113
Views: 6053

Re: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!

I find the farm workers and tractor drivers round here are usually fine- i.e.those that need a 4x4 or wide vehicle and actually know how to drive one At the risk of veering off-topic, I find that a rather surprising comment. I live and do most of my daily riding in a farming area. In the past few y...
by sharpy
25 Oct 2010, 10:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!
Replies: 113
Views: 6053

Re: dangers of 2 abreast riding!!

Just as well that the driver did not meet a horse..... or a tractor.

I wonder if he would have slowed to less that 30mph to avoid a tractor????
by sharpy
22 Sep 2010, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed v 11 speed derailleur
Replies: 0
Views: 243

10 speed v 11 speed derailleur

Just wondering if anyone has successfully fitted an eleven speed front derailleur to a ten speed (compact) set up?

If not, can anyone please throw any light onto whether this would work?

Thank you
by sharpy
7 May 2010, 11:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring england by canal towpath
Replies: 15
Views: 2023

Re: touring england by canal towpath

A buddy and I rode from London back to Sheffield (ish) on canal paths in 3 days; worse decision that we ever made :( Once we travelled away from any type of civalisation the paths turned wild, bumpy, overgrown and downright dangerous. Best part of the ride was at a point when we had deserted the can...
by sharpy
18 Apr 2010, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length - not quite right???
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Chain length - not quite right???

Thanks for your sage advice Mick,
On the question of the powerlink there is no pressing reason as to why I might wish to use a 9 speed on a 10 speed chain; I just happen to have a few of the former lying around.
by sharpy
18 Apr 2010, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length - not quite right???
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Chain length - not quite right???

Hi, I have just fitted a new campag medium cage rear derailleur to bike to accomodate the 13-29 ten speed cassette also recently fitted (running a 34-50 compact chainset) At the same time I decided to fit a new chain. In order to size the chain I consulted Sheldon Brown and various other sources and...
by sharpy
12 Apr 2010, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campag rear derailleur - do I need to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 863

campag rear derailleur - do I need to change?

Hi,
I wish to change my cassette from a 13-26 to a 13-29. (Peak district hills :shock: )

My drivetrain is campag with a 34-50 compact chain set.

Will I need to change the rear derailleur or/and increase chain length :?:
by sharpy
23 Mar 2010, 10:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Plotting a route on the Vista HCx
Replies: 21
Views: 2076

Re: Plotting a route on the Vista HCx

Another vote here for Tracklogs.

Did LEJoG two years ago using a garmin vista and the aformentioned mapping software; not a problem :D