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by Rule5
5 Sep 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 77
Views: 2587

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Always do a circuit, and is (as often as possible) a HOTTUB - headwind out, tailwind back.
by Rule5
8 Jun 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127682

Re: New Route Planner

No fix at present I'm afraid. Essentially cycle.travel's raison d'etre is to avoid roads like this (the first thing I saw when I randomly dragged the StreetView man onto Greenford Road!) and it will indeed try its damnedest to keep you away from them. I think ultimately the challenge there is that ...
by Rule5
7 Jun 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Roadside Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Roadside Recovery

Paulatic wrote:I’ve never thought about roadside recovery as I use 'call the wife'.
Looking into it though ETA appear to offer excellent value for £18. How do they do that? Surely one call from a hill top somewhere and you’ve got your money back.


Can I call your wife too?
by Rule5
7 Jun 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 995
Views: 127682

Re: New Route Planner

Just like to add my two pence worth. I gave up on Ride With GPS after being sent down the nth boggy farm track on my lovely new road wheels, with no discrimination between different types of Right of Way. So I was very happy to find that cycle.travel indicates where a route is off road (eg bridlepat...
by Rule5
2 Apr 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap road tyres suggestion please
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Cheap road tyres suggestion please

Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 28. Cheap as chips and a good road tyre.
by Rule5
26 Dec 2017, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best gear cables
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Best gear cables

Agree with all above comments plus.... I had similar symptoms to you for a while despite complete cable change. Eventually found that the gear hanger was slightly loose from frame, and so derailleur was wobbling, causing unpredictable and intensely annoying poor gear changes after seemingly sorting ...
by Rule5
21 Dec 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre / rim compatibility?
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: Tyre / rim compatibility?

You'll be fine with the 23s. Just ride.