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by Jamesh
17 Feb 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 38
Views: 929

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

With so short a time to the event, as well as doing what training you can, I would think that finding a suitable saddle is a priority. We are all different but because your new to cycling something like a rolls or turbo would be my choice or if you can find one an already broken in brooks leather sa...
by Jamesh
16 Feb 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lynskey vaile
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Lynskey vaile

Thanks for the information. I'm not really in the position to make a purchase at moment rather on the bucket list. Once the kids have grown up a bit I will be in position for more touring perhaps even with them if I can get the controller's out of their hands and realise they gave a dad who does fun...
by Jamesh
15 Feb 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lynskey vaile
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Lynskey vaile

Has anyone got any views on the lynskey vaile touring bike frame. It's about half price at CRC. And on the back of that straight guage tubes Vs DB tubes in relation to titanium frames? I think an ti audax / touring frame will be my significant - birthday present, a few years off I hasten to add! Che...
by Jamesh
12 Feb 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 4468

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Hi Looking at travel plans Over night sleeper from London to Penzance Friday night. Arriving in Penzance 8am for ride to LE and back up to Oakhampton. Seems straight forward. Return a week on sunday following train from wick to Leeds can I book bike reservations or is it lucky dip? Otherwise am I be...
by Jamesh
12 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 45
Views: 3534

Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

On a similar vein My brother in-law lives in Pontypridd He would pick me up from Chepstow in the evening after arriving over seven bridge. However in the morning it would be a bit much to ask him to drive me back to Chepstow through early morning traffic to start where I left off. Could I start at P...
by Jamesh
9 Feb 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to road cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: New to road cycling

How about picking up a cheap second hand bike for about £100 with basic sti and carbon forks and seeing what you like.
Wether you want a race bike, sportive, touring, gravel etc.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
8 Feb 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 25
Views: 2769

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Hi I did C2C in September last year 2 days from morcombe north into the lakes. Hardknott pass down into pooley bridge for early lunch. Over to Kirkby Stephen for afternoon tea, big climb up into the dales to Reeth yha. Day two via Richmond and catterick to Whitby and finally to Scarborough to comple...
by Jamesh
8 Feb 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New hybrid - Trek vs Marin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: New hybrid - Trek vs Marin ?

Marin is cheap at Rutland? https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15096991058049058758?q=hybrid+bike&client=ms-android-motorola-rev2&sa=X&biw=424&bih=719&tbs=vw:l,mr:1,pdtr0:878464|878467,root_cat:536469,pdtr1:964651|1482780,cat:1026,price:1,ppr_min:250,ppr_max:400,init_ar:SgVKA...
by Jamesh
5 Feb 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to road cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: New to road cycling

If your buying outright there are better value bikes than those two. Wiggle have the Vitus razor for £339 with carbon forks and claris. There are some new old stock Boardman team sports on eBay for £275 which have a triple butted frame claris and carbon forks. They would be my best buys...? Cheers J...
by Jamesh
2 Feb 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: A blog from last summers adventure with my boy on bamboo bikes

Great blog can relate to all of it!
Btw how old was your son when he did lejog?
Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Feb 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 38
Views: 2872

Re: Shimano 12-speed

Well it won't go to 13spd since that will be unlucky!! :D :D
by Jamesh
31 Jan 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 4112

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

:idea: Does di2 work best with sis or friction down tube levers?!!!! Surely you still select the gears? Otherwise you could have comfort sport and track settings lol! I'm sure it will come down to have an up and down button and you press as required and it choose when to change big ring? Or perhaps ...
by Jamesh
31 Jan 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike for under £500 - please help me choose
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Best bike for under £500 - please help me choose

Boardman for me
Carbon fork + higher spec groupset + great brakes.
Lightweight frames too.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
31 Jan 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6218

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

I think that for commuting reliability is important and you don't want one that is in constant need of fettling or repairs. Therefore I would suggest a £300 road bike with carbon forks and claris which you then sell after a year for perhaps £200? Cost £100 ÷50= £2 a week. Nothing needs replacing in ...
by Jamesh
29 Jan 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 4468

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Route through Manchester.... From Altrincham out to Warburton Bridge over the Ship Canal, at the "T" junction turn Right onto the A57 Manchester Road, next set of lights turn left into Glazebrook road Changes into Holcroft Lane, at mini roundabout turn right onto Warrington road cross the ...