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by GeoffA
9 Oct 2009, 10:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Times - 12 best cycle routes in UK - anyone tried?
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Times - 12 best cycle routes in UK - anyone tried?

If they get people on bikes, why knock them? I think that's the key point. They always do 50 best somethings; restaurants, gadgets, beaches etc. and sometimes I try out a recommendation. They're all researched in a week by a non-specialist journo and so they'll never be accurate, but if they get pe...
by GeoffA
1 Oct 2009, 3:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Times - 12 best cycle routes in UK - anyone tried?
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Times - 12 best cycle routes in UK - anyone tried?

I've done 9 and it's brilliant. It goes from where I live to a pub/restaurant that I like to visit. Car free tarmac ex-railway track. Of course if you don't live where I do, or fancy a different pub, you might find it a bit disappointing :wink: To be honest though, it's great scenery, traffic free, ...
by GeoffA
16 Sep 2009, 9:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar Bags - not enough room on my handlebars for one?!
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Handlebar Bags - not enough room on my handlebars for one?!

Or, if you have a bag with Klick-Fix you can get this, or Ortlieb, you can get this.
by GeoffA
8 Sep 2009, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On Line - on the move?
Replies: 34
Views: 2742

Re: On Line - on the move?

Important notes: 2. I asked about, and was recommended 3 Mobile! Will I regret it? It was good value at £40 with 3Gigs of included top-up. 3 have the best 3G coverage of anyone, but that's all they have. If you have one of their phones (which I do), it switches to Orange when you're out of range. T...
by GeoffA
24 Apr 2009, 10:39am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LONDON ESCORT FRIDAY NIGHT
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: LONDON ESCORT FRIDAY NIGHT

No need to leave the station for a meal. By platform 1 is the West Cornwall Pasty Company. Not as good as a lot of the one's in Devon and Cornwall, but you can't beat a pasty :D
by GeoffA
22 Apr 2009, 4:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Travelodge sale
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Travelodge sale

Travelodge are doing a £9 a room sale starting tomorrow (Thu 23rd) at 6 am for stays between 27 August and 30 November. Could be a very cheap way of doing an E2E.
by GeoffA
26 Mar 2009, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: santander to portsmouth ferry
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: santander to portsmouth ferry

I did that crossing last year and can't see it being a problem, but the boat did arrive at the time stated (i.e. that was not the time we were getting off). We were in a car at the front and there was probably a 15 minute delay, so you should be fine. We were on the boat that arrives at lunchtime. O...
by GeoffA
10 Mar 2009, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hi viz jacket in france. this seems good
Replies: 29
Views: 4596

Re: hi viz jacket in france. this seems good

There's no need to worry about a high-vis top affecting waterproofing of a Gore-Tex jacket. Gore-Tex is a membrane underneath the shell material, so even if the shell is saturated, it's still waterproof. What it could affect is breathability, but only if it forms an impervious barrier which seems ve...
by GeoffA
6 Mar 2009, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Next best thing
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Next best thing

Has anyone used a Next Best Thing cassette tool? (website here)

It looks like an ideal solution because a chain whip is a big tool that hardly gets used, but does this actually work?
by GeoffA
3 Mar 2009, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar bag with butterflys
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Bar bag with butterflys

diapason wrote:The Rixen & Kaul extender works well - I used one on my butterfly bars before I changed the bike. I might be persuaded to sell it as it's now not being used. Make me an offer if you're interested.

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by GeoffA
3 Mar 2009, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar bag with butterflys
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Bar bag with butterflys

I'm trying out butterfly/trekking bars and I'm a convert except for one thing: Has anyone found a bar bag that will fit? Back in the day bar bags used to be small IIRC. They now seem to compete on size and seem to be about 7 litres. All I want is something that has a map holder and space for a phone...
by GeoffA
2 Mar 2009, 2:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

2.a My brother needs a bike but has a limited a budget, any suggestions? Assuming you like your brother, he should get a similar bike. Otherwise one of you might be much quicker, or one of you might get up more hills. It can be quite annoying to wait around all the time for a slower partner, but ev...
by GeoffA
2 Mar 2009, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is interval training any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Is interval training any good?

I'm a big fan off Fartlek. :roll: I picked it up when training for a marathon and I think it's still mostly used by runners, but it works equally as well on a bike. It translates as "speed play" and I tend to go until I'm warmed up and then keep doing sprints of various lengths from 100m u...
by GeoffA
26 Feb 2009, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: adjusting the bar height using Aheadsets
Replies: 29
Views: 3203

Mick F wrote:Should I challenge Lance this year?


That's hardly fair, he's an old man.
by GeoffA
26 Feb 2009, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: adjusting the bar height using Aheadsets
Replies: 29
Views: 3203

I'm not one to normally disagree with Sheldon Brown, but here goes: Rather than the lean on the headset with all your weight while tightening a collar approach why not just get a pack of assorted spacers. Put them all on then your stem then tighten as normal. To adjust height simply move spacers fro...