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by Jamesh
16 Jun 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 584
Views: 37161

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Making good progress I see.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Jun 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 31
Views: 794

Re: About bike shops for big people?

Things are changing. Social prescribing is now mainstream. GP will prescribe a social prescribing alternative to medication etc. The social prescribers (short term support worker) role is to work with the client on the issues they have, be it weight or mental health etc. They should link in with pro...
by Jamesh
16 Jun 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on replacement chain and cassette and other bit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Advice on replacement chain and cassette and other bit ?

Hi

A subrace SRAM or Shimano one will be ok about £10 upwards for one.

The front mech should be lower that it is so that the chain isn't rubbing on the bottom of the mech if it is the chain shouldn't rub the mech apart from cross it from small to small or big big.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
15 Jun 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

One bike that I think might suit the op is a voodoo limba.

I had a feel of one in Halfords and the bike seemed very robust so much so I quite put me off buying it!!

Second hand nearly new ones can be had for £200 on eBay.

Voodoo's range of hybrids are gvm too.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
14 Jun 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

I would go to a big bike warehouse like Halfords, decathlon, go outdoors even Argos as the returns policy is very generous and if something does break the minimum wage spanner monkies aren't going to quibble rather they will replace or refund. Where as in my experience with smaller shops, especially...
by Jamesh
14 Jun 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ammaco CS250
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Ammaco CS250

If it looks similar to this one then it's good value for money. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143278740936 If the tyres and brake pads look fresh and matching then it probably is little used. A well used bike with have scratches and crud on it and...
by Jamesh
14 Jun 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Thanks for this, really insightful. What was your daily average out of interest FF? I’m going for 100 mile days now for 10 days. I was really intrigued by your description of a heavy road, thanks for that. Since your post about my first day (130m) I’ve trimmed it down to 100 now which means faffing...
by Jamesh
14 Jun 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Thanks all this is terrific. What a great forum. Thanks a million @FasterFerret. You’ve convinced me that I need a shorter first day. Can I ask, what do you mean by a ‘heavy’ road? Any recommendations where to stay? I’m am using Beds For Cyclists but haven’t booked any accommodation yet except for ...
by Jamesh
14 Jun 2019, 8:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Another idea would be to get a hybrid / touring bike and replace the wheels with a pair if tandem specific wheels.

Not sure that this is possible do tandems use wider hubs than 130 /135 on?

Just a thought

cheers James
by Jamesh
13 Jun 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping components
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Swapping components

You could buy a decent carbon bike with mediocre components and transfer the more straightforward bits across? Say a Boardman carbon or planet X Ribble and then put the Sora / tiagra on the giant winter bike. Using 105 in the winter slush seems a waste? But if it's your main means of transport at le...
by Jamesh
12 Jun 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

Wd40 / gt85 to use as a degreaser and then a spray grease / teflon lubricant / motor oil to replace the lubricant.

Not scientific but seems to work!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
12 Jun 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First time commuting on a bike, I have the option to exchange but would like advice on specs please
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: First time commuting on a bike, I have the option to exchange but would like advice on specs please

If you park the bike anywhere public take the Viking but if you have secure parking by all means take the trek. The trek will likely be taken from a station bike park where as the Viking unlikely too.... 7 SPD gears will be clunky but shouldn't jump. Easy to adjust find a YouTube video to see how. S...
by Jamesh
11 Jun 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: finally upgrading from clunky hybrid
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: finally upgrading from clunky hybrid

Budget?

Adventure flat white?

Roux 150 / 250?

Genesis equilibrium, cdf, cd tour....

Gravel bike - Raleigh Mustang, Kona rove, Cannondale topslate

Endurance road bike

Cannondale synapse, spez Roubaix

Just to give a scatter gun range.....

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Jun 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiggle tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Wiggle tyres

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essential-road-tyre/

Good training tyres at a good price....

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-prime ... ad-tyre-1/

Race tyres supple but a little on the small side...

Cheers James
by Jamesh
11 Jun 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiggle tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Wiggle tyres

I brought a pair of wiggle race tyres 25mm tyres for my up coming lejog having had the 25mm training tyres which are good but a bit boring. However they come up as 23mm vs 24mm of the 25mm training tyres. Should I try them out? Send them back? If so what do I replace them with ? 28mm? They might be ...