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by Jamesh
13 Aug 2020, 12:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hewitt Chiltern, Cheviot, et al
Replies: 36
Views: 1365

Re: Hewitt Chiltern, Cheviot, et al

Just out of interest do the seat tube mesurements equate to a larger horizontal tope tube equivalent???

So a 53 might be a 55cm /22"

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Aug 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bringing a bike back from the USA
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: Bringing a bike back from the USA

It's a good idea to place a couple if bits of 2x2 timber cut to 100 and 130mm taped between the front forks and rear dropouts to save them being crushed by over zealous baggage handlers.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Aug 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oats-so-pointless...?
Replies: 197
Views: 11140

Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

A) who dragging up this thread?!!

B) who started this thread on Porridge of all subjects!

Brucey the fount of all cycling knowledge!!! Never!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Aug 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GBDURO 2020 starts today
Replies: 73
Views: 1557

Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Wow that's some riding!!!

I don't think it's particularly dangerous being mainly off road.

On road I think there should be restrictions say 16h days???

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Aug 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

Re: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009

FWIW Dawes are no longer producing any dropped bar cycles inc the galaxy and Super galaxy. I noticed none on their website and contacted them, they confirmed to me that they have no plans to produce any more touring or racing cycles. I think its a shame I always hoped that one day they would produc...
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG and le grub
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: LEJOG and le grub

I like a good cooked breakfast on a long ride. I usually ride a few miles first stop in a cafe / supermarket cafe for a cooked breakfast, sandwiches meal deal for lunch and a cooked meal for tea. Got me through a 8 day lejog and countless mini tours. My rule was wet days eat in, dry days eat out. Ch...
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A new bike for LeJoG - but what sort?
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: A new bike for LeJoG - but what sort?

Spa titanium elan??

Genesis equalibrium?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £6,000 budget - recommendations welcome..
Replies: 29
Views: 1179

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

My 6k ..

Systemsix or giant propel.

Lightweight climbing bike. Scott addict etc

Gravel / touring/ winter bike

Then I woke up.....!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
9 Aug 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £6,000 budget - recommendations welcome..
Replies: 29
Views: 1179

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

How about a cervelo caladonia? A racey gravel bike? A Scott addict is both lightweight and aero which is nice, as are the lastest tarmac and TCR. Tbh I doubt you could tell the difference on a blind test. Wheels colour and stock will be the main differences. What about a systemsix? Or a propel? Both...
by Jamesh
9 Aug 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GBDURO 2020 starts today
Replies: 73
Views: 1557

Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Cracking race.

Interesting that in ultra endurance races both running and cycling women close the gap on men.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
8 Aug 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GBDURO 2020 starts today
Replies: 73
Views: 1557

Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

It's like the tdf run by the marines.
Chapeau to them all.

Monster effort from them all.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
8 Aug 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.

Simalar to the Argos folding bike I expect.

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8887328

Cheers James
by Jamesh
7 Aug 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'anniversary' wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 'anniversary' wheels

Miche hubs have a good reputation don't know if they are good enough for anniversary wheels?!!

Then record or Royce are the way to go!

Probably depends if a shmbo has a say in affairs!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
7 Aug 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: All points north 2020 unlimited
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: All points north 2020 unlimited

I've bee looking at doing it in September.
Friday ride to Sheffield back home. (West yorks)
Saturday / overnight stay in Berwick rtn Sunday.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
7 Aug 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Specialized Tricross - anyone had any experience of this?

philvantwo wrote:Have you owned one of these bikes James?


No but simalar to my Scott CX.

Brake judder can be cured by using mini v brakes.

Cheers James