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by Dean
12 Oct 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Pompino frame, wheels, handlebars - lots of stuff for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Pompino frame, wheels, handlebars - lots of stuff for sale

Bez wrote:Would you sell the 185mm rotor on its own for maybe £5 or so posted?


Yeah, if you like. I haven't used it at all, mind. I think it's straight and that. PM me
by Dean
12 Oct 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Pompino frame, wheels, handlebars - lots of stuff for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Pompino frame, wheels, handlebars - lots of stuff for sale

Bit of a clear-out, and there'll likely be more to follow, but here's a batch for starters. On One Il Pompino frame & forks in medium. Forks are unused and uncut (except to fit the crown race, which chipped a little bit of the paintwork). Some marks and chips in the frame. Includes FSA Orbit XLI...
by Dean
18 Sep 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pompetamine or Pompino frame and fork or maybe complete bike
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Pompino frame and fork or maybe complete bike

Medium any use?

I used a different fork, so the fork is as new, but the frame has a few marks. I used 35 mm tyres with guards - plenty of clearance.
by Dean
11 Aug 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3233

Re: Where is this?

Looks quite Teesdale-ish to me.
by Dean
7 Aug 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 3124

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Yeah, probably LHT. Or the disc version. If someone asked me for an off-the-shelf tourer, I reckon that's what I'd recommend.

But in the pernickety tone of all other replies, I feel I should say "whatever bike you already have when you wanna go touring".
by Dean
6 Aug 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northallerton - A-roads or lanes?
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Northallerton - A-roads or lanes?

Foxton Lane is great fun, but save it for the rough stuff rides. There's a singletracky section in the middle, and it's a bit overgrown. If you insist on the flatlands, then the classic route would be Maltby-Hilton-Rudby- Brompton into Northallerton. There's a rough section through Harlsey Grove whi...
by Dean
2 May 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lyon Outdoor
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Lyon Outdoor

I found them PDG as well. They replaced an Exped that was spitting feathers. They wouldn't post it to India for me, but sent it to a minion in the UK to post on to me (and I'd bought it second hand).
by Dean
13 Mar 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: braze on's ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: braze on's ?

Kevin Winter in Ferryhill?

I'm struggling to think of anyone else nearby. Pop into NRG Cycles in Thornaby and they can mebbes point you at someone.
by Dean
4 Mar 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: 50, 100, 150 and 300 km audaxes from Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire - Saturday 27th April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4619

50, 100, 150 and 300 km audaxes from Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire - Saturday 27th April 2019

...Or Newby Wiske Festival of Cycling, as I'm tempted to re-brand it next year (for brevity, if nothing else). But we do have an array of events to suit almost all tastes, all starting from a mate's farm in the very pretty village of Newby Wiske. It's an easy ride from Northallerton and Thirsk railw...
by Dean
21 Feb 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness to Strathcarron
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Inverness to Strathcarron

You could always take the scenic route: Inverness - North Kessock - Redcastle - Muir of Ord - Marybank.....then take the single track road out to Strathconon & Scardroy Lodge (which is the end of the tarmac). When the tarmac runs out you're on a walking track over the hill to the A890 (follow t...
by Dean
30 Aug 2018, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 61
Views: 1865

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington. It has a steam-powered pump, a gas-powered pump and a leccy one.

The steam engine is fabulous - all polished brass and intricate pipework and serene shifting of beams and wheels. The gas engine is a massive percussive racket.
by Dean
30 Aug 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)

Loads of options! Across the Moors, I'd be tempted to use the old Rosedale railway, which is all permissive bridleways. Something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28477708 There's not much on the route in the way of facilities, so you'd have to call into the Lion on Blakey Ridge (there's an...
by Dean
16 Mar 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1947

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

..And on the note of climbing, when you do pick your route, don't edit out all of the main roads - they're in they're for a reason, which is they give you fast miles. It can be very time-dependent, but on days 2 and 3 of the event, the evening rides were fairly quick main road bashes (A7/A6 and A170...
by Dean
15 Mar 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1947

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I didn't read any sarkiness in your post, TC. Possibly a little dry wit, but not aimed at the OP. Mind you, deadpan humour is everyday communication around here.
by Dean
15 Mar 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1947

Re: Audax DIY 1000k, 13000m climb: preparation?

I rode the event a couple of years ago. It's tough, but doable. First, I'd take a good look at the route - if you're DIY-ing, you can just make up your own. Not a criticism of Andy Corless, but routes on audax events are limited by logistics such as where you can get a hall to start and finish, plac...