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by cycleruk
17 Mar 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists

Any cycle infrastructure on the A584 at all? There is a shared path from preston upto the A584/583 junction, but from the traffic lights there is just a white line at the edge of the road all the way to Freckleton/Lytham. There are some intermittent footpaths but otherwise the only way is to figure...
by cycleruk
17 Mar 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 24
Views: 4454

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

My other gotcha to be avoided is forgetting your password for the GWR tickets site and not being able to reset it when the temp' password included a symbol I couldn't find on my phone. Ended up booking by phoning Cross-country. I think you can request more than once for a "reset" password...
by cycleruk
15 Mar 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: oops! (hub failure)
Replies: 23
Views: 1583

Re: oops! (hub failure)

A couple of jubilee clips should fix it. :roll:
by cycleruk
12 Mar 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are apples too sweet for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: Are apples too sweet for you?

Mick F wrote:
fausto copy wrote:Maybe it is an age thing, as I've gradually gone along the same path as you; although I can't say I enjoy too tart an apple.
Me too.

Age thing. Mind you, some older people get a sweeter tooth as they get older.

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:mrgreen:
by cycleruk
12 Mar 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cube Bottom bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Cube Bottom bracket

Brucey wrote:
TimeTraveller wrote:mine is 73 mm
threaded


any shimano MTB chainset with HTII type BB can work on a 73mm wide BSC threaded BB shell.
cheers

I presume that square taper chainsets and cartridge BB's are still available if preferred ?
by cycleruk
12 Mar 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 2082

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

If I remember Mick you don't like Garmin's - "Connect" program. I use it as a base for recording, storing rides and other parameters such as heart rate etc. I have it linked to Strava which other people, who I choose , can see my rides. But as Paulatic says you just lock it for your own us...
by cycleruk
10 Mar 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will a FC-M371 chainset fit 8-speed ? + mystery item
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Will a FC-M371 chainset fit 8-speed ? + mystery item

peetee wrote:The mystery item sits over the outer chainring and is, as speculated, only there to set the height of the front mech.

I had one similar but it was actually fitted on the teeth of the ring.
Never realised what it was for. Just thought it was some form of protection. :oops: :roll:
by cycleruk
10 Mar 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cyclists & oversized hearts!
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Cyclists & oversized hearts!

Oh well! Thanks for the replies.
Have to keep taking the tablets then. :(
by cycleruk
10 Mar 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cyclists & oversized hearts!
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Cyclists & oversized hearts!

If you have an athletic heart would that lead to high blood pressure ?
Read through the links but not found an answer.
by cycleruk
9 Mar 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cube Bottom bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Cube Bottom bracket

Is the BB shell threaded ? If it isn't threaded then it is a "press fit" type. You can measure across the faces of the shell and there are generally two sizes. 68mm - which is now the standard road size. 73mm - meant for MTB chainsets. Both have different chainlines and can effect which ch...
by cycleruk
7 Mar 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A free gps tracker. ?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

A free gps tracker. ?

From Facebook:- A guy parked his bike at Rye, East Sussex, and went for a walk. When he returned to his bike he noticed something taped under the bike. It was a small tracker. He took the tracker to his local police station in Eastbourne. The police said its a gang from Lithuania who find high value...
by cycleruk
28 Feb 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???

Is it just the bars are too low?
If they were higher would that help?
by cycleruk
24 Feb 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Returned to my Garmin Edge 820

I must confess to feeling sorry for any unfortunate soul who agonizes over how far they might or might not have travelled, as I also feel sorry for anyone who downloads after rides or who updates to a new version of whatever software they are using on whatever goddamn fangled device they might have...
by cycleruk
24 Feb 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Garmin GPS and maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Garmin GPS and maps

I used the free Openstreet map downloaded from their website with guidance from the DCrainmaker site. There is also "Talkytoaster" who can supply free maps or they sell preloaded SD cards suitable for Garmins:- https://talkytoaster.me.uk Help from Talkytoaster on this page:- https://talkyt...
by cycleruk
20 Feb 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old is new again, speedo
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Old is new again, speedo

Is there a way of re-calibrating to account for wheel size ?