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by Jamesh
18 Oct 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1970's Liverpool frame maker
Replies: 24
Views: 7994

Re: 1970's Liverpool frame maker

Hi

I'm interested in walvale frames as my first proper road bike was a walvale in brown with a yellow headtube.

Does anyone have and pictures or possess one?

Sadly I sold my to go to uni several decades ago!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
17 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?

Hope it's not a thread jacking, but just to let you know I run a health cycle ride from Shipley to bingley on Friday afternoons. We meet at the MCF bike library at 2pm all welcome no one is left behind. Destination is 5 rise locks cafe but if no slower riders come along I have been known to get as f...
by Jamesh
17 Oct 2019, 12:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 675

Re: Which bike?

Boardman hybrid?

Cannondale quick.

Wiggle / Evans own brands?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Oct 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?

For light weight wheels

Cero wheels from cycle division

Or superstar components wheels get good reviews.

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/ ... eelset.htm

Otherwise Ultegra wheels or Mavic kysrium are pretty well regarded.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
16 Oct 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

Hi I had a heavish seatbag for my lejog. I had the foresight to take with me a bungee strap this allowed be to strap round the seat bag and the rails to give a more secure hold on the seat bag as the cam clip broke on day 2. It also allowed me to stow my waterproof jacket across the back for extra v...
by Jamesh
14 Oct 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: Cantilever brakes

I would get some semi guild grease which Halfords sell in a spray can for £4 can be used for most applications on a bike. Ideal for squirting down brake cable outers. I converted my canti to mini v brakes using tekro brakes partly as they look neater and if I remember correctly canti caught on my da...
by Jamesh
14 Oct 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant ERT tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Giant ERT tyres

I suppose you could simply gut the tube off the tyre and use it as a tyre with a tube in an emergency.

Not the best thought through design.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
13 Oct 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice

Nice report.

Supprised about the tire my wiggle 25mm race tyres is still going strong.

Perhaps the Extra weight of panniers increased the wear of the rear tire.

Probably about the best time scale 14 days fast enough to do it in a reasonable time but slow enough to see stuff.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
13 Oct 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

I got a lift further south from where I stopped the night before! Does that give me extra kudos or atone for the 2 ferries I used?!!

Also I've just realised I started from the car park and not from the literal lands end :shock:

Going to have to do it again I think.....

Cheers James
by Jamesh
12 Oct 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards for Trek Dual Sport 4 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Mudguards for Trek Dual Sport 4 2019

Hi If for occasional use these might suffice? https://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-velo-42-urban-clip-on-mudguard-set/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360528796&kpid=5360528796&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|...
by Jamesh
12 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

Is he a social rider or a commuter? I would think a commuter would want a heavier duty jacket. Altura endura and dhb are brands you can trust. Boardman, ridge(halfords or Aldi / Lidl if feeling cheap. My Lidl one is stilling strong, my mates has lost its waterproofing after several years of commutin...
by Jamesh
11 Oct 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New race bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: New race bike....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m25fJNA4RbNdSLn7A

Got the new frame unbelievable light 1250g with BB installed

So 1200 without higher than expected but it is a large not a small so +100g?!!

Looking forward to a slow build towards riding around Easter!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New race bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 341

New race bike....

Dear forum please forgive me that my new bike isn't steel...!! (I do have 2 steel bikes though!) I have brought a Focus izalco pro frame which was at good price and nearby. I've wanted to taste what a pro level race bike feels like, so now I can find out!! Now I'm thinking of the set up I should use...
by Jamesh
8 Oct 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1640

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I have a triple in my winter bike I can get round a moderatly hilly circuit without leaving the middle chain ring. With the security of the inner chain ring if I ever need it. Problem with compact doubles is it feels like I'm more often than not cross chaining them as my most used gears seem to be s...
by Jamesh
8 Oct 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alivio Vs tiagra?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Alivio Vs tiagra?

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Interesting!

Cheers James