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by Jamesh
20 Jan 2020, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 400km in 24hrs.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: 400km in 24hrs.

Thanks that's great help.

Think I might kip a few hours to take the edge off the night, leave shepshed at day break.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
19 Jan 2020, 10:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 400km in 24hrs.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

400km in 24hrs.

Has anyone done 400k in 24hrs? How was it? What did they do for sleep? When did you start? How did you fuel? I fancy riding from Bradford w York's to doset to visit my parents. If I left at about 6pm that would give me most of the next day in daylight. Also I have the option if a few hours kip in sh...
by Jamesh
18 Jan 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes on Maddux 3.0 Disc
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Spokes on Maddux 3.0 Disc

It does slightly supprise me that s brand like Cannondale still make use of such naff wheels.

Most over brands have managed to supply externally made or own brand wheels that a half decent except Cannondale!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
17 Jan 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 53
Views: 2880

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

If you want to camp it's probably sensible to cycle into Wales where there will be more campsites than closer to the industrial Midlands!

Also if you take canal paths there are often odds and sods of canal side where you could camp and no one is going to question what your doing.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Jan 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chainset MTB
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Single chainset MTB

I trend to simply use the middle ring on my winter bike.

It gets me up the most of the hills in the dales.

You can easily turn the out chain ring into a chain guard.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Jan 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Race" or "Endurance" bike ?
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: "Race" or "Endurance" bike ?

why not build one yourself? I have just completed the build of a Canondale supersix evo black inc frame, kysirium r sys wheels, Slk light modular crankset (46/30), 11-32 cassette and SRAM red/force/rival components. Weighs in at 6.8kgs with pedals and is set to get me up Le Ventoux. I am 78. All pa...
by Jamesh
14 Jan 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

I used the coach and then train. Simply because the coach starts early on Sunday in Thurso and goes to Inverness whereas the train leaves Inverness and arrives Thurso later. I had a small roll of gaffa tape which I used to tape the wheels to the frame so as to offer more protection and a "bag f...
by Jamesh
14 Jan 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does a Giant OD2 fork fit the older TCR frames that came with OD?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Does a Giant OD2 fork fit the older TCR frames that came with OD?

No I very much doubt it?

Why do you doubt the condition of your current forks?

I have 3 bikes with second hand carbon girls haven't had any issues.

If cracks are present in the carbon they yes do replace but if not why bother?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
13 Jan 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

Giant propel ticks the boxes for a tri complete with aero wheels. https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/giant-propel-advanced-2-2019-Q2315231.html?channable=e75528.MjM4MzQzXzEyNA&colour=124&gclid=CjwKCAiAx_DwBRAfEiwA3vwZYoyIfwrHYQ9n8NKdULqM4Sa-O4ipNfRvuE801DjboiW2SdB3Wzhs4hoCBbQQAvD_BwE Great value...
by Jamesh
12 Jan 2020, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

Rode 40 miles a week ago on new (to me) focus izalco bike. 15.1 avg Did it again yesterday same course on old Cannondale six 15.6 AVG in stronger winds I don't think the new bike makes much difference tbh. If aero is wanted than a giant propel are hard to beat value wise. Or secondhand a Boardman ai...
by Jamesh
12 Jan 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE for a fit novice
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: JOGLE for a fit novice

I'm sure you can do it. 1) don't go fully loaded for camping that really will slow you down. I used bike packing bags as opposed to pannier which I think are faster.. :? :? 2) Eat well make sure you have plenty of food and rest regularly. Break the days ride down into 25 mile rides and break for a d...
by Jamesh
11 Jan 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 40
Views: 1296

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

I think some dark brown shoe polish would sort.

I cannot see how rain should damage a well waxed saddle?

It should just run off?

One think that I wouldn't do is put it in a warm dry room which made it very hard and uncomfortable.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Jan 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hotels at motorway services: removal of access to non-motorway traffic?
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Hotels at motorway services: removal of access to non-motorway traffic?

Probably to stop in authorized exit from motorways by criminal elements.

Motorway services still need local access for staff, deliveries, emergencies etc.

Probably just a barrier with fob.

Just walk round it and book in, cannot see travel lodge fussed how you got there.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
9 Jan 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 609

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Place bike across back seat of VW caravelle with 6 passengers weekend baggage beneath!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6uwkxbrEFdVJVaTL8

Cheers James
by Jamesh
9 Jan 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

Yea stay in jog Don't be a numpty and ride to thurso as I did! However I did manage to catch the tail if two roadies traveling that way who asked me where I had come from lands end I replied. Oh today I corrected just north of Inverness.... As we powered along at 20mph on a wave of adrenaline!! Howe...