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by meejozzz
28 Apr 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight footwear.
Replies: 23
Views: 1063

Re: Lightweight footwear.

We’re doing the Sandstone Way, with add-ons - so we’re in Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham before Hexham then back along the Tyne to Newcastle (We’re all from Newcastle anyway). Thankfully all of our b&bs all sound geared up for clarty cyclists. Anyway, it’s going to be a totally scorching heatwa...
by meejozzz
28 Apr 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight footwear.
Replies: 23
Views: 1063

Lightweight footwear.

I’m doing a 4 day very lightweight mountain biking trip in June. I usually tour with panniers but this off-road trip is rucksack only as my full suss bike won’t permit panniers! Space and weight is very limited and my good old Hi-Tec Zuuk trainers have just about had it and it looks like HiTec are n...
by meejozzz
7 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords discount?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Halfords discount?

I was just about to order a pair of tyres from Halfords and just remembered that as a Cycling UK member I get a discount. I’ve been to CTC (sorry old habits) and logged in but I keep going around in circles with no discount code. Apparently I still need to present my membership card at Halfords, alo...
by meejozzz
7 Sep 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: I need help picking my bike
Replies: 6
Views: 4735

Re: I need help picking my bike

As a recent uni graduate (albeit mature in years!) I’d recommend getting yourself a older less valuable machine for your uni travels. Something that isn’t attractive to theives but works as it should is easily sourced. Check out your uni ‘for sale’ page - in my experience there were always people mo...
by meejozzz
22 Aug 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 6206

Re: Budget touring, I would be very grateful for advice on gear

Poundland has an inflatable camping pillow for er, one pound! Took mine to the TDF this year for 8 days camping and lasted perfectly well. You can often top up on an emergency set of lights, tubes and odd bits of camping stuff there too.
by meejozzz
7 Jun 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Sky's new Ocean Rescue kit for TdF
Replies: 8
Views: 4931

Re: Sky's new Ocean Rescue kit for TdF

Team Sky seem to bring out a lot of different jerseys don’t they? I’m way too chunky to fit into anything Rapha or Castelli (I can’t get XXXL over my head) churn out so it won’t be troubling my current account anytime soon - although they do seem to price all official kit way beyond my meagre means ...
by meejozzz
3 Jun 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette query
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: 9 speed cassette query

Excellent- I thought it would be good to hear it definitely will work. Thanks everyone.
by meejozzz
3 Jun 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette query
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: 9 speed cassette query

It’s all Sora stuff, including a long long cage derailleur.
by meejozzz
3 Jun 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed cassette query
Replies: 7
Views: 282

9 speed cassette query

Just a quickie - Currently running a 50/34 with a 12/30 cassette 9 speed. Need a bit of help on the hills with my panniers and I don’t want to go to the expense of a triple conversion - yet. Is there any compatibility reason I couldn’t fit a 9 speed 12/36 cassette (apart from the obvious chain lengt...
by meejozzz
8 May 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 24
Views: 2515

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

As a lot of others have said really. I’ve been following the TDF for 7 days every summer, and have taken to camping in for the past 3 years. I can honestly say the days on which we did 60 miles per day (30 in the morning, 30 in the afternoon!) were the best and most memorable. The least enjoyable we...
by meejozzz
8 Mar 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Selling a bike

Hi I’m a regular Retrobiker person and owner of a very similar bike to your East Peak. Thankfully the Marin FRS single pivot design has stood the test of time and performs surprisingly well to quite a few full-suss bikes of today. It’s single pivot so there’s little to go wrong and is still a good l...
by meejozzz
11 Dec 2017, 12:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ireland camp sites
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Ireland camp sites

If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad (not sure about Android) you can download Archie’s Camping in the App Store. I’ve used it in Holland, Germany and France. I often look up the site on the app then check if they’ve got a website - a lot of these days. I’ve found it very useful.
by meejozzz
11 Nov 2017, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bar alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Drop bar alternatives?

Sorry for the rather late response! Thank you all for your wisdom and advice. Essentially I want a more upright position on the bike while touring - hopefully I’ll take in more of my surroundings in the process. My neck and shoulder pain came from a rather unexpected long day in the saddle where we ...
by meejozzz
1 Nov 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies

Grown men have lost teeth on the Keilder lakeside route with their ‘house sparrow sized’ midges. : :lol: mrgreen:
by meejozzz
1 Nov 2017, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies

I use a cheaper quality (ie lightweight) buff if using in the summer. Aldi and Lidl have them from time to time and they cost coppers.