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by Hemipode
18 Apr 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1498

Re: Cycle Paths

My short answer would be that many are not fit for purpose!
by Hemipode
7 Apr 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cinder tracks around north Northampton
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cinder tracks around north Northampton

Pretty much as Tigerbiten has already said, firm but a little slippy in places. I've seen road and mountain bikers use it happily. Enjoy!
by Hemipode
6 Apr 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cinder tracks around north Northampton
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cinder tracks around north Northampton

It's a good run between Northampton and Market Harborough. Make sure you have decent lights for the tunnels, some areas of the surface in them can be a bit rough at times!
by Hemipode
6 Apr 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cinder tracks around north Northampton
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cinder tracks around north Northampton

You'll be ideally located for the Brampton Valley Way https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/brampton-valley-way . Not much elevation on the BVW as such as it's an old railway line, but there is plenty if you divert off it along the country roads that disect it. Many of them are quiet and free fr...
by Hemipode
2 Apr 2019, 3:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EARLY SWALLOWS
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: EARLY SWALLOWS

The earliest UK record I can find for this year is the 26th of February!! :shock:
by Hemipode
28 Feb 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brake pad installation - kool stop cross pad
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: brake pad installation - kool stop cross pad

The closed ends MUST be at the front otherwise the inserts can slide out of the holders under braking.
by Hemipode
14 Jan 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube Valve extension
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Inner tube Valve extension

Continental are available in 28mm width with the choice of 42, 60 and 80mm valve lengths .... https://www.evanscycles.com/continental ... e-EV270746
by Hemipode
7 Sep 2018, 8:04am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: KOMRAID
Replies: 4
Views: 3158

Re: KOMRAID

From a Companies House search .... https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10732989
by Hemipode
13 Aug 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meteors ...
Replies: 61
Views: 11125

Re: Meteors ...

One of my pics from last night.
The moon did prove to be a problem, but with a clear sky there were a few dozen good ones to be seen :)
by Hemipode
11 Aug 2017, 3:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meteors ...
Replies: 61
Views: 11125

Re: Meteors ...

Resurrecting an old thread.... it's that time of year again and clear skies are forecast for Northamptonshire on Saturday night :shock:
by Hemipode
30 Jun 2017, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front derailleur (lack of)
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Front derailleur (lack of)

You'll need a derailleur that is braze on mount not a clamp one.
by Hemipode
31 Dec 2016, 8:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best Bike Ride 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: Best Bike Ride 2016

Mine was a few days tour around the wonderful Wiltshire countryside. The mid June weather was pretty atrocious and involved a cat and mouse chase to avoid the heavy rain showers - I was forced to wait out the heaviest at various pubs ;-)
by Hemipode
22 Aug 2016, 8:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John Ogroats to lands End route advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Re: John Ogroats to lands End route advice please

robgul wrote:
... and I assume someone will move this post to the E2E section of the Forum?

Rob


It's already been moved Rob, you've replied to the shadow topic which was left in place so the OP could find it :)
by Hemipode
7 Feb 2016, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weinmann High Pressure Dimpled Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Weinmann High Pressure Dimpled Rims

If you mean the Weinmann concave rims like these then the only finish I've seen them in is polished.
I'd avoid using wire wool and stick to a soft cloth and Autosol to get the best finish.
by Hemipode
24 Sep 2015, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Eagle touristique
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: British Eagle touristique

My brother still rides his and loves it.
I'd ditto the above comments.
His bike had bad fork judder under braking but that was cured with an uphanger.
A 531st framed bike in excellent condition with Carradice panniers for £80, in my opinion that's a bargain!