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by armadillo
24 May 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The perfect location...
Replies: 21
Views: 1177

Re: The perfect location...

Norfolk and Suffolk are much underrated cycling destinations. Rolling countryside, lots of quiet smaller roads and lots of interesting places/small towns to visit. Check out 'Lings Meadow' campsite on the Norfolk/Suffolk border; a lovely secluded eco-site but you need to book in advance as it has ve...
by armadillo
29 Sep 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ear syringe
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: Ear syringe

Had my ear done by the local GP Practice nurse a few weeks ago, so still available on the NHS in primary care. (I suspect it depends on each individual GP Practice as to whether it is offered or not.)
by armadillo
24 Sep 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Many thanks all, excellent information...

(Judging from NA's photos, it looks like the hardtail may be more suitable for exploring on the Moor itself.)
by armadillo
23 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Hi All,

Many thanks for the information.

(I guess if Mick F can ride the Princetown track on a Moulton, I should be OK on my 32s...)
by armadillo
19 Sep 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Hi All, As someone who likes to do the Devon coast to coast when we're down that way, I was wondering what the current state of the Yelverton Princetown route is like. Has the surface been upgraded? Is the bridge now open? I ask because the idea of popping up onto Dartmoor on an old railway line qui...
by armadillo
26 Jul 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders
Replies: 61
Views: 7797

Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Average cadence 45 and 50; sounds like you might benefit from lower gears! Anyway, good luck with the rest of your adventure...
by armadillo
9 Mar 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4685

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

I think you will find that all religion is " made up"...
by armadillo
17 Feb 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 126
Views: 8921

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Personally, I find my reaction to a town ( or indeed any 'new' place) is at least partly determined by my own frame of mind at the time. Thus my impression of Fort William was probably coloured by the fact that I was dog tired after a very long drive. A well-rested, positive frame of mind can usuall...
by armadillo
18 Jan 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4939

Re: Who has done this?

Which coast to coast?

(I think the Devon one would be my choice in March!)
by armadillo
14 Aug 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

I have heard of the modification you mention. As far as I recall, it involves squeezing another cog on the back, but I think it just gives more choice of gears within the existing range. A simple way to get climbing gears is to have two front chain rings. It does mean stopping for a few seconds to m...
by armadillo
16 Jan 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 768
Views: 160428

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Hopefully someone will carry out a direct comparison in due course.
(It will be interesting to see how much 'real world' difference the changes make. I suspect the growing Ebike market may be one reason why Shimano have made the improvements.)
by armadillo
15 Jan 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 768
Views: 160428

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Oh yes... I admit I didn't see the parts list below the diagram; the joys of viewing the Internet on a tiny screen (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :oops: ). Looks like there are a total of six parts which are not interchangeable, including the clutch, two carrier units, two sun gears and th...
by armadillo
14 Jan 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 768
Views: 160428

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Ah... That may explain why the S700 version is discounted. It would be interesting to know what changes Shimano have made, if most of the parts are interchangeable between the older and newer versions. (My meagre Google skills have found very little information on the Web, but there was a suggestion...
by armadillo
14 Jan 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 768
Views: 160428

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Hi All, After thinking about trying an IGH for many years (but never quite getting around to it) I have finally been spurred into action by finding Alfine 11 hubs at less than half price. There appears to be three versions of the 11 speed hub available at the moment: the SG-S705 (which is the Di2 ve...
by armadillo
30 Nov 2017, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton rear frame failure - help please
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Brompton rear frame failure - help please

I agree with AndyA's diagnosis. Had a similar experience - my Brompton started to feel 'loose' at the rear; found the main frame hinge screws partly undone. Easy to fix, but it is recommended that new screws are used and a thread locking compound must be applied. I took the opportunity to re-grease ...