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by nick12
21 Sep 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2241

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I have canti's on my mtb touring bike which are from 1995. I got the brakes with a parkpre pro team mtb and have been using them on my main bike since then. They are Critical racing cantilever brakes the original pads were madison aztecs and could stop you on a sixpence. I shoud try to source some o...
by nick12
6 Sep 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Simon Davey frame?

Don't know about the maker but that is a lovely bike and you got a bargain for sure.
by nick12
4 Sep 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northumberland National Park
Replies: 21
Views: 3353

Re: Northumberland National Park

Don't miss out on the bakery in Bellingham next to the co-op. The macaroni pie is fabulous as are the other pies. Called in a few times this year.
by nick12
15 Aug 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6606

Re: Kicked. Converged. Soccer. An alternative to latitude & longitude?

I am doing a chainsaw course today and the instructor has reccomended we use what 3 words for location and write ot down on our risk aassesment for emergensy Services to locate our location when doing forestery work
by nick12
10 Aug 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2231

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

It is a nice bike and will be fine for touring. My first 3 touring bikes were all mtb's. If all the components are in decent condition then a new chain and tyres is all i would change for now. Give it a Service this may include cables and some bearings fit a rear rack and give it a runout for the we...
by nick12
1 Aug 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Light Bike Lock ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Small Light Bike Lock ???

A padlock on disc breaks or through chainring if bike doesnt have discs.
by nick12
31 Jul 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail

Cycle travel shows the ncn 85 to northenden at 6 miles to join the ncn62 trans pennine trail . Have not cycled it but was surprised at the trans pennine route through greater mancester on the greenways you dont realise that your going through a biult up area. Well signed and easy to follow a pleasan...
by nick12
26 Jul 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 442027

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Some nice bikes there reohn2.
by nick12
24 Jul 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why is the front QR release always on the left?
Replies: 34
Views: 4030

Re: Why is the front QR release always on the left?

+1 for the hex skewers they look better too.
by nick12
20 Jul 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Balancing Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 1027

Re: Balancing Cantilever Brakes

Stradle cables come in several different lenghts i think yours are too long.
Personally i prefer the tektro triangle type and they seem to self adjust.
Spa sell them £4.50 each.
by nick12
15 Jul 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3366

Re: Hat

I like to wear a thin snood / buff on my neck doubles up as a mask aswell if dusty i find it gets wet with sweat in the tropics and helps to cool you down. I normally use a peaked cap like has been said its nice yo wet it too.
by nick12
8 Jul 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John's LEJOG 2019 route
Replies: 20
Views: 5002

Re: John's LEJOG 2019 route

I did the north coast from LE to padstow and the ferry to rock before heading inland. I found the first part to be the most scenic, and the stone houses covered in fossils were just fantastic. Its pretty much up and down the Whole way but nothing too hard, I still had 2 gears to playwith, most of th...
by nick12
7 Jun 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 13592

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: 2195

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: 20
Views: 5002

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...