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by PM999
19 Jan 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4748

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Another coast to coast option would be the Reivers route between Whitehaven and Tynemouth, giving similar train options as the C2C. We did it last year as a return route from the C2C. (C2C west to east, return Reivers east to west). Reivers climbs were nowhere near as taxing as those on the C2C (the...
by PM999
15 Jun 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clunky Rear Wheel – Freehub Issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Clunky Rear Wheel – Freehub Issue?

That's helpful. Thanks.

Paul
by PM999
15 Jun 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clunky Rear Wheel – Freehub Issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Clunky Rear Wheel – Freehub Issue?

Bike fully loaded and about half way through a C2C. All quiet and normal until coasting half way down a long fast descent when a significant clunking started at the rear. (No apparent cause, e.g. pothole hit, it just started). Since onset, it has persisted every ride and is not intermittent. The clu...
by PM999
6 Jun 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?
Replies: 101
Views: 10996

Re: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?

......... If so,, please let us know how you get on. If anyone remains interested, I got the 3D print tool and it worked with a minor modification. The tool is a plastic cylinder with external hex flats at the top and an internal 13mm hex at the base to hold the cone nut. This internal hex is about...
by PM999
27 May 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera advice - good battery life
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Camera advice - good battery life

I'm using a Roadhawk Ride+ at the front connected to an Anker "lipstick" style 3350 mAh battery extender. The Anker, fully charged, powers it for 4 hours plus and then you can switch to the Roadhawk's internal power for another 90 to 100 minutes. Combined run time around 5 - 6 hours. I hav...
by PM999
3 May 2018, 5:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?
Replies: 101
Views: 10996

Re: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?

Sorry - missed your earlier post. I came across the Hackster copy searching on the Shimano tool number. Yes, for 3 quid, I'll have a punt and see what comes back. It seems lots of folk are designing lots of 3d bike bits. Examples https://www.thingiverse.com/search/page:1?q=Bike+tools&sa=&dwh...
by PM999
3 May 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?
Replies: 101
Views: 10996

Re: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?

This offered an intriguing alternative source for a tool copy, with a downloadable cad (.stl) file. https://www.hackster.io/Dan/3d-print-shimano-tl-pd33-pedal-tool-353bb5 I uploaded the file to a local commercial 3D print company which quoted just less than €3 to produce one unit of the Hackster cop...
by PM999
25 Apr 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fly 6[v] Price Drop
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Fly 6[v] Price Drop

Presumably as a result of launching the new Fly 6 CE model, the "old" v model is now on sale with a decent discount for anyone interested. (It's now not far off the 40 quid or so of the initial price of the Aldi copy). The CRC offer claims to be time limited. http://www.chainreactioncycles...
by PM999
13 Apr 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2C Whitehaven to Tynemouth - Organised Trip or DiY?
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: C2C Whitehaven to Tynemouth - Organised Trip or DiY?

I think the link above is for Sherpa's C2C walk package, but they also do a C2C cycle package - see https://www.sherpavan.com/trails/C2C-cycle-route.asp Not used them in a cycle tour context, but we used Sherpa for the first time last month on the Cleveland Way walk for baggage transfer and accommod...
by PM999
30 Jan 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ‘That’s not right...’
Replies: 71
Views: 6894

Re: ‘That’s not right...’

Commiserations to the OP. Of all road configurations that can provoke cycle/vehicle conflict, I hate roundabouts the most. There also seems to be an inverse proportionality law based on size of roundabout, with mini roundabouts invoking the maximum possible concentrations of driver stupidity.
by PM999
19 Jan 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Garmin 25 touch - maps advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: GPS Garmin 25 touch - maps advice needed

I'm not familiar with the Etrex 25, but (on an older Garmin handheld and on a Garmin Edge) http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ has always been my goto website for free maps. The manual, FAQs and forum should steer you through the process and the tile selection facility is a useful feature. Deep breath, ...
by PM999
9 Jan 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative Cassette for the Shimano RSX
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: Alternative Cassette for the Shimano RSX

I have a Dawes hybrid dating back to '98 or '99 that came new with an RSX long cage rear mech on a 3 x 8 setup. I lowered the gearing by fitting an 11-32 cassette, which ran without problems well within the adjustment range of the standard B screw on the RSX. My granny ring is 28, and this combinati...
by PM999
6 Jan 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What gear range do you use.
Replies: 91
Views: 4467

Re: What gear range do you use.

On an old Dawes Discovery hybrid, racked out for touring and used as tourer, winter bike, day to day hack: 24"/120". Bottom gear is about right for my ageing legs to let me tackle most hills when fully loaded. On a relatively new Boardman Hybrid, used sunny days, dry roads: 28"/121&qu...
by PM999
5 Jan 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2515

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

Hi Bob I have the Edge Touring (not “plus”), but I assume that it is the same as your unit in respect of the GPS/navigation “engine”, and is only different regarding connectivity for peripherals. Almost all my rides are created using cycle.travel and I usually download as a TCX Course with tick box ...
by PM999
31 Dec 2017, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2515

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

I have an Edge Touring (not "plus") which also sometimes (but not always) fails to restart turn by turn guidance after losing and then returning to a route. As gloomyandy suggests, I can usually restart turn by turn by switching off and back on, reloading the route but saying "no"...