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by igauk
4 Sep 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK Raffle 'stickers'
Replies: 0
Views: 142

CUK Raffle 'stickers'

Anyone else's address stickers for the summer raffle not sticky, or am I being incredibly dumb? Can't see any peel off backing and they're not lickable. Happy to break out the sellotape but I can't remeber doing that in the past.
by igauk
18 Aug 2020, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just looking for a recmom
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Just looking for a recmom

The Van Rysel would be my pick for bang for your buck, Decathlon always offer good value and typically well designed bikes. Discs if you do all weather riding (but you have the Triban for that) as they do perform better in the wet but marginal other times, although better control/modulation. Ultegra...
by igauk
10 Aug 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim sizes and tyre widths
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Rim sizes and tyre widths

Two possibilities spring to mind:

1. Tiban (Decathlon) and Mavic are being catious so people running 50mm tyres at 20 psi don't sue them when their tyres come off going round a corner.
2. Fulcrum have a different bead seat design that allows a wider range of tyres to be fitted safely
by igauk
9 Aug 2020, 2:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £6,000 budget - recommendations welcome..
Replies: 29
Views: 1214

Re: £6,000 budget - recommendations welcome..

The roads you typically ride and and your spec requirements aren't entirely incompatible but it sounds like you need two different bikes. A gravel type bike for the single track, rough rural roads, and a race bike for the iron man. A £6k budget would get you two very nice bikes! Something like the C...
by igauk
2 Aug 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vertical mudguard friendly storage
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Vertical mudguard friendly storage

I used a Cycloc Endo https://www.bike24.com/p260813.html. Worked very well, but chosen mainly for aesthetic reasons as I was storing the bike in the guest bedroom at the time.
by igauk
2 Aug 2020, 2:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wolfson upgrades/dynamo mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Wolfson upgrades/dynamo mounting

I wouldn't have thought an 80kg all up weight would trouble any well built wheel irrespective of the hub/rim, so long, as Brucey says, you don't have daft low spoke counts - something like 28 hole, double butted spokes, brass nipples, two or three cross lacing would seem appropriate (I used to run t...
by igauk
15 Jul 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice

As of today ScotRail bike reservations (or any type of seat reservation) are still not possible online or by phone. BTW if you call, after a lengthy Covid preamble and info on refunds the system sounds like it gives you the usual options of press 1 for a booking, 2 for reservations etc. But none of ...
by igauk
15 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 94
Views: 2492

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

I've got one of these, https://road.cc/content/review/153876-gt-attack-mini-pump . Not used it very often as I also carry Co2. Road CC reckoned about 190 strokes to get 100psi into 25mm Contis which feels about right. Tube attachment doesn't stress the valve, clips neatly to the frame with no rattle...
by igauk
11 Jul 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice

Thanks both, train to Gleneagles then north via Sma' Glen sounds good. Glad to hear a bit of resurfacing has been going on!
by igauk
11 Jul 2020, 1:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Route to Aviemore NCN77/7 Advice

Now that it looks like our annual Highland holiday next week can go ahead I'm thinking of making up for the lack of audaxes by cycling up. I'd originally thought of doing it as an overnighter from Glasgow, but given the lack of serious miles in the legs, getting a train to say Sterling, Gleneagles o...
by igauk
6 Jul 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 426

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

Mine was Willow Green. 848cc. Had a "chimney" on the roof and sliding windows. Mini Mk2. 1968 model. JTB 63F Sorry to continue the thread derailment, my first car was a customised mini van (well, first that was roadworthy). Red with gold and black stripes, shortened back with a tailgate c...
by igauk
5 Jul 2020, 1:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Midsole cleat position
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Midsole cleat position

FWIW I moved my cleats as far back as they would go about 18 months ago, still not true 'midsole', but I did notice less stress on my calves (which are prone to cramping) and possibly less overall leg fatigue on longer audaxes. I didn't alter my saddle position. As ever though it isn't such n'th deg...
by igauk
30 Jun 2020, 3:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

I used to run an Luxos U and found the USB useful, although it died after about 3 years. I just run my lights off the dynamo now as I recon with a 20000 mAh powerbank I could charge all my devices for at least three days. Of course you might well be off grid for longer than that, but don't discount ...
by igauk
22 Jun 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice
Replies: 36
Views: 857

Re: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice

These people (https://www.roofbox.co.uk/) have always been good on range, price, delivery etc. and you can find the exact combination of bars, rack etc for your car. I've had good experiences of Atera and Thule.