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by Jammyjames
22 Feb 2020, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting tips
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Commuting tips

Hi all, I'm after some specific tips for daily commuting to and from work in almost all weathers (specifically the wet) and im hoping that some of you fine people could offer some advice? So firstly im trialing growing my hair (with the failsafe of donating it to charity) but when its raining im jus...
by Jammyjames
15 Dec 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Inner tube bursts on first inflation !
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: This might be a stupid question about tyres and inner tubes

You’d be surprised how big you can get an inner tube to go, before it goes bang. I’d be looking at my rim tape if I were you. If it’s broken around the spoke holes, this will lead to a loud bang. I have now used my old standard inner tube and both the front and rear tyres are at 50PSI without an is...
by Jammyjames
15 Dec 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Inner tube bursts on first inflation !
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: This might be a stupid question about tyres and inner tubes

Sounds like: 1. You were just unlucky with the tube, or 2. That the tyre wasn't properly seated on the rim, blew off and the tube then went 3. The tube was pinched between rim and tyre. I cant be 100% certain but im fairly confident it was seated ok, and i dont think the tube was pinched (though it...
by Jammyjames
15 Dec 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Inner tube bursts on first inflation !
Replies: 11
Views: 578

New Inner tube bursts on first inflation !

I just got myself some Schwalbe Big Ben MTB Tyres (27.5 x 2.00 with a min - max PSI of 35 - 70) to replace my stock Kenda knobbly tyres (27.5 x 2.1 Max PSI 50) (K1027 i think). I also got myself some new slime innertubes 27.5 (650b) x 1.90-2.125. So now as I've fitted the new Schwalbe tyres and slim...
by Jammyjames
25 Oct 2019, 10:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mountain bike commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: Mountain bike commuting

I know it's not far, but speed and comfort are a what I'm looking for with it, I mean going there its about 2.5 miles flat & shallow gradual down hill and the other 1.5 is a gradual uphill (the part my fitness struggles with) But on the flats and downhill sections I'm in top gear and going nowhe...
by Jammyjames
24 Oct 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mountain bike commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Mountain bike commuting

I recently bought a Carrera Vengence MTB from Halfords (yes I know its a 'budget' bike) as I've not owned a bike for about 7 years and I was planning to just use it here and there for a bit of on and off road every once in a while. Since getting the bike I have recently got a new job and will be abl...
by Jammyjames
9 Oct 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for commuting
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Help for commuting

Hi Gaz, Cheers for the quick reply. The route apparently only has a slow progressive 46ft incline according to google maps so it is very flat, however im not in, shall we say, peak physical fitness so I imagine for a little while ill get quite warm until I start to build up a decent level of fitness...
by Jammyjames
9 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for commuting
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Help for commuting

Hi all, I have just landed myself a new job that is only 4 miles from my home which I'll be starting in Dec 19/Jan 20 which now means I will no longer be commuting the 25 miles by motorway that I'm currently doing to work. With that I'm going to start cycling all year round, now I'm no stranger to t...