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by cycleruk
8 Nov 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake District roads in late November?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Lake District roads in late November?

That will depend on the weather. Cold nights may bring frost in the morning so yes take care. Another hazard at this time of year are fallen leaves, especially on a damp surface. Personally I would ride without hesitation unless it is snowing. 8) Just a bit of news - Windermere ferry sailings have b...
by cycleruk
8 Nov 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeat puncture
Replies: 31
Views: 744

Re: Repeat puncture

Not much help to the OP now but :- To help in detecting punctures I always line something on the tyre with the tube valve/rim hole. Usually the middle of the Logo on the the tyre wall. That way, when finding the puncture in the tube, you know where on the tyre to look for the cause. Just remember w...
by cycleruk
7 Nov 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1822
Views: 118989

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

As things stand I will be arriving late afternoon on Friday. Bike will be in the boot.
Looking forward to catching up with you all.
Does anyone know if it will be all right leaving the car in the carpark all day Saturday ?
by cycleruk
4 Nov 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Bar Tape

Two layers of tape. Save some of the old tape you take off and re-use under parts of the new tape.
I just lay some lengthways along the tops of the bars under the new tape.
by cycleruk
3 Nov 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Couple of questions on Chainsets
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Couple of questions on Chainsets

What size cranks were you thinking of using? You have 170 so are you going to 160 ? Will 10mm make all that difference to allow the seat pack to fit? Too high a seat may cause hip problems later. I went from 170mm to 165mm and the bike seemed harder to drive. My logic being that I would spin more. B...
by cycleruk
31 Oct 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Bills Epic Round the World Tour!

Well done Vantage - braver man than me.
I wussed out of camping that weekend with the forecast of freezing temperatures.
A warm good nights sleep makes all the difference.

P.S. Is that a water carrier in the tent awning? Do you really need that when you have two bidons on the bike. :wink:
by cycleruk
31 Oct 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wills & Testaments
Replies: 38
Views: 914

Re: Wills & Testaments

Not sure if it's universal but some solicitors do free wills. Maybe it's only at certain times during the year ? We went through the "normal" Will system and glad we did. He went into details about if one of our children got divorced or died and the consequences it could have. Any money go...
by cycleruk
30 Oct 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is the best seat shock absorbing strategy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1000

Re: What is the best seat shock absorbing strategy?

This looks interesting:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Saddle-Suspension-Device-Shock-Absorber-Mountain-Bike-Alloy-Spring-Steel/8021518322?_trkparms=aid%3D666006%26algo%3DPRP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151029144032%26meid%3D9b0f6959c5d741019352a87eb31a880b%26pid%3D100534%26rk%3D9%26rkt%3D11%26&_trksid=p2...
by cycleruk
30 Oct 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1822
Views: 118989

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

landsurfer wrote:I'm good with that Kev .... do it please.

Me Two. :)

And something from Flash's area, perhaps for a winter project:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Single-speed ... SwkB5b11wl
by cycleruk
28 Oct 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Packing a bike box for EasyJet flight
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Packing a bike box for EasyJet flight

Flown many times with Easyjet from Liverpool. I pack helmet, shoes, tools and a few other bits and pieces. Not had a problem yet. Easyjet just checked the weight and then I take the box to separate X-ray machine operated by airport personnel. The same coming back, Easyjet check weight and again take...
by cycleruk
23 Oct 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

Have you thought about "overshoes" ?
I use them when the weather turns cold and they certainly make a difference. You can get some that are just windproof or others that are waterproof.
by cycleruk
22 Oct 2018, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2791

Re: What computer do you recommend?

As others have said decide on what you want from the unit. A couple of reviews here may help:- https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/gadgets/gps-devices/ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/cycling-gps-units-buyers-guide-181254 Then again it is possible that a mobile phone will d...
by cycleruk
21 Oct 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Skeleton caliper.
Replies: 21
Views: 787

Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

What's dodgy about the cam on a calliper. ? The fact that you may forget that you've released it and your brake(s) won't work . Having a QR on the brake lever is better, because if you forget to reset it, your brakes will still work. Never had that problem. Yes levers come back further but always h...
by cycleruk
21 Oct 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2791

Re: What computer do you recommend?

Crispin wrote:Thanks for that.

Does it do the heart monitor too?

Yes - Heart monitor and cadence if you want.