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by cycleruk
17 Sep 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed rear mech running a nine speed cassette?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: 8 speed rear mech running a nine speed cassette?

8 speed RD will work with 9 speed cassette. If it's a Shimano setup 8 speed will also work with 9 speed STI shifters.
by cycleruk
13 Sep 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Although this was a Wimps ride it is definitely not for wimps. Whitehaven to Tynemouth, (west to east) , 136 miles overall with over 4000 feet of climbing for each of our first 2 days. (originally projected 9,122 feet overall for the ride but my Garmin showed a total of 10,351 feet. :? ) I haved loo...
by cycleruk
13 Sep 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Start of Waskerly Way .:- C2C Waskerly Way.jpeg Waskerly sheep..jpeg Fence erected to stop jumpers. :- C2C Don't jump.jpeg Newcastle Millenium Bridge. It rises every day at 12.00 and was just starting to open as we got there :- Newcastle.jpeg and finally, but no signs or anything to denote the exact...
by cycleruk
13 Sep 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

In the beginning:- C2C start.jpeg 2 and 1/2 days. With 9,000 feet of climbing for first 2 days and all downhill for last 1/2 day. Somewhere in the middle:- C2C Lorton.jpeg Cafe not open. :( C2C Hartside.jpeg Looking back over the lakes from Hartside. Extremely windy. Set off from Hartside and no jo...
by cycleruk
8 Sep 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

flash wrote:Nick...with your big thermos, you are spoiling us.....
Have you got a normal 3 pin socket so I can charge my phone??? :wink:


I don't think Nick has mains hook up at either camps if I read the original script correctly from Oldman. ?
by cycleruk
7 Sep 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Hoping there is electric in the caravans and a kettle. Tea bags and a mug hidden in my bag. :D
by cycleruk
5 Sep 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing rear mech jockey sprockets
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: replacing rear mech jockey sprockets

Some Shimano lower pulleys are direction specific. There is usually an arrow showing the direction of rotation.
If you get it the wrong way round it may be slightly noisy.
Other brands may not be fussy.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/s?q ... t=pricelow
by cycleruk
4 Sep 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nickeveson wrote:It is....and I love it

84Dawes 2011 range.jpg

:P
by cycleruk
4 Sep 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 4932

Re: Rehook

I carry a 3 pack of chain hooks. :) ksstl1-1.jpg Those will be ideal for my triple chainset. :mrgreen: I do get the odd dropped chain but generally can re-ship just by changing up the FD and gently pedalling forwards. (both on and off the bike.) don't even need to touch the chain. Works 9 out of 10...
by cycleruk
3 Sep 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

If out on the bike then are you going to be carrying any device for wheel truing?
Me - I would just use thumb or finger. ( but I do carry a spoke tool.)
by cycleruk
2 Sep 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: minibus/coach into europe
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: minibus/coach into europe

Have you looked at "Bike Express" :-
http://bike-express.co.uk

If next year you might be able to book a group with them ?
by cycleruk
31 Aug 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 350
Views: 15560

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Paulatic wrote:You’ve missed out Threlkeld village hall :D
I’ll be favouring that to Whinlatter.

And plenty of caffs in Keswick.
"Roosters" is only about 6 miles from the end of day 1. A "cream tea" stop possibly. :lol:
by cycleruk
31 Aug 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Having this type of adapter, would removing the stem allow the fork to completely removed from the bike.
If so may be easier to work on. :?:
by cycleruk
30 Aug 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 2018

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

Uran and Carthy reported to both have broken collar bones. Young Hugh is a friend and hope he mends well. It makes a race a lot more interesting when you know a rider. Watched his progress for a few years now from being a school boy, who entered our local evening tens, and then on to going professio...
by cycleruk
27 Aug 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 2018

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

How there wasn't a crash in the final sprint yesterday I don't know. Twitching of frames and riders from side to side a couple of times I thought they were a goner. :shock: Average speed for the day over 26 mph and goodness knows what the speed is in the sprint. Well done Sam Bennet. https://www.you...