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by jimlews
12 Jun 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Blackburn EX1 rear carrier
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Blackburn EX1 rear carrier

PM Sent.
by jimlews
11 Jun 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: River Usk, nr. Trallong, Brecon
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: River Usk, nr. Trallong, Brecon

I would be inclined to just chance it. If coming from Trallong you'd have quite a head of steam by the time you got to the posh houses. Probably through before anyone knew you were there. If challenged, put on your most winning smile and act lost. Always helps if you are accompanied by a perspiring ...
by jimlews
26 May 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

GPS seems to be predicated upon the notion of a journey from A to C perhaps taking in B. Doesn't really seem to cater for a thorough exploration of an area, taking in all paths tracks and bridleways, i.e. the road less traveled. There is much to explore on, for example just one O/S map without the n...
by jimlews
25 May 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 819

Re: Dented frame repair

Honourable battlescar.
Wear with pride.
by jimlews
24 May 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

I've used GPO on any number of occasions, but never GPS. The beauty of a road atlas or O/S maps is that one has a panoramic overview of the territory to be covered and the option of going off at a tangent to explore. Possibly just my 'old git' propensities, but I dislike the notion of being lead by ...
by jimlews
23 May 2019, 7:03am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: *SOLD* SPD Northwave Outcross shoes size 42 *SOLD*
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: SPD shoes size 42 real for normal feet

Interested in buying the EXUSTARS if still available.
by jimlews
22 May 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lidl camping stuff may 23
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Lidl camping stuff may 23

You can look now, Vantage. She's removed it!
by jimlews
18 May 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pulley wear; is this a record?
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: pulley wear; is this a record?

Bonefishblues wrote:It's a fossil, shirley? You must have dug that up, not take it off a bike!


One of those "boy named Sue" moments.

I think his name is Brucey.
by jimlews
18 May 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My new (old) bike - Miyata 1000 - Recomendations needed
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: My new (old) bike - Miyata 1000 - Recomendations needed

The only things I would change on that bike would be the saddle and the chainrings (to non Biopace). My preferred option would be 24/38/46. Everything else looks just fine. Much like the set up on my bike(s) in fact. At a push, I might change the 'Staghead' rear derailleur for a slant parallelogram ...
by jimlews
2 May 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More Marathon woes
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: More Marathon woes

Also had problems with Schwalbe - wire bead puncturing the innertube; brand new tyres. I don't buy the brand anymore.
by jimlews
2 May 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?

I've just done something similar. But my gearing somewhat lower overall than what you have there. I.E. C/Ws 26/40 F/W 13-30 six speed. 27" wheels. So a gear range from aprox. 23" to aprox. 83" The top gear is great for just bimbling along on the level and the bottom gear gets me up al...
by jimlews
28 Apr 2019, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16762
Views: 402511

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

EEC=Hotel california; you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. How do you figure that one out? The UK can leave tomorrow with a hard brexit,no deal,no payment,no nothing. But I pity us if we did we'd even more of a laughing stock to the rest of the world in the event,the option...
by jimlews
28 Apr 2019, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16762
Views: 402511

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

EEC=Hotel california; you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
by jimlews
28 Apr 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?
Replies: 33
Views: 1403

Re: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?

I suspect that the shimmy described above is a feature of all the earlier 531st Randonneurs. I haven't tried them all of course, but there have been mutterings on this site and elsewhere; it's probably significant that the later Reynolds 708 versions had an oversized top tube (same diameter as the ...