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by nick12
7 Jun 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I noticed that you have or have tried several types of bars resembeling the jones bars reohn2. Would you say the geoff bars are the best for comfort?. I love mine they give a good upright riding position and several other good hand positions. I also listened to slowsters suggestion on the 10/15 degr...
by nick12
6 Jun 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1737

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

The army tent is cheap but maybe a bit heavy.
What happened with the ionesphere sweep? That would do the job. Not outer first but will stand up to the northern hills.
by nick12
6 Jun 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John's LEJOG 2019 route
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: John's LEJOG 2019 route

Thanks for the info chat noir. Im looking forward to my tour shall see how it goes . May even continue up the coast and to bodmin moor. Ive highlighted a few routes on my map. The chimney as you say gets hard on the bend but not too long. I found the road out of rosedale to the east harder but didnt...
by nick12
6 Jun 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Planet X Kaffenback frame & fork 54 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Planet X Kaffenback frame & fork 54 cm, Tektro frogs leg brake

I like the brake but unfortunatly cant collect.
If its possible to post that would be nice.
by nick12
6 Jun 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John's LEJOG 2019 route
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: John's LEJOG 2019 route

Thanks for the reply mick, i hoped for scenic and expected it to be hard going may well head inland from st ives shall review enroute. I gathered it must be a ferry to rock from padstow. Hoping for good weather. Debating hammock or tent at moment really not sure yet. Shall travel fairly light though...
by nick12
5 Jun 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John's LEJOG 2019 route
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: John's LEJOG 2019 route

You'll need to travel light to do the north coast and get up Millook Hill. Two chevrons, but it should have three! :D Screen Shot 2019-06-05 at 13.34.35.png Im also planing to do the north coast of cornwall starting this weekend. LE ,st just,st ives, newquay to padstow. I guess there are plenty of ...
by nick12
31 May 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Securing stuff to rack top?
Replies: 38
Views: 1153

Re: Securing stuff to rack top?

I use old innertubes cut into 1" wide strips they work fine.
by nick12
27 May 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

Had a great ride thanks reohn2. Been going to do it for a While and wanted to test the bars and new mondial tryes to see how they performed both on and off road, they roll pretty good on the road and did just fine offroad. Got a tour coming up so was good to test the bike out.
by nick12
26 May 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: trans pennine trains
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: trans pennine trains

Thanks for the link johnw. The new policy of 10 minutes makes a lot of sense. Shall have to see how it works out.
by nick12
26 May 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I have given my PX geoff bars a good testing this weekend. I fitted butterfly bar foam grips which are not as chunky as the jones grips but worked fine and felt comfortable enough to me. At £ 2.50 a pair they are fine and cheap to replace. They got soaked on saturday night but didnt move on the bars...
by nick12
26 May 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: trans pennine trains
Replies: 2
Views: 227

trans pennine trains

I often take my bike on trans pennine trains and up to the last 3 times have never had problems. Recently the conducter has asked if i have a reservation. I said no and they told me i need to reserve the bike space in future. On saturday i bought a ticket from york to malton on the Scarborough train...
by nick12
22 May 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I initially (after watching jeff jones videos) set my shifters and lever as suggested just shy of the weld. But i can not see my gear indicator. Which isnt too big a deal . After i moved them back an inch to see the gear indicator i then could hold the bars on the weld giving me a nice position to h...
by nick12
21 May 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I used standard size trips at the weekend and they where ok but have put on foam grips cut to lenght but not been properly tested yet. Havent tested them out on a tough climb yet. Shall hopefully do that at the weekend.
by nick12
19 May 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I ordered a pair of geoff bars from px, was interested to see how they handle. Ive been using some northroad / marybar type bars for the past year which are the same angle as the geoff bars and the position just felt right for me. Bars arrived on friday, so had a ride out on saturday to set them up ...
by nick12
25 Apr 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: ...what's happened to Cycle2Charge?

Yes 6% on the ride .but not sure how fast i was going.