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by vorsprung
31 Oct 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands End - Taunton Route
Replies: 28
Views: 7613

Re: Lands End - Taunton Route

Mick, this bit is wrong Bear right at a roundabout under a footbridge still on the A396, and right at the next one onto a minor road past Blundell’s School (posh private skool) and go through Harberton and Sampford Peverell to the A361 dual carriageway. You cross this road over a flyover and sort of...
by vorsprung
19 Feb 2016, 11:26am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The new logo?
Replies: 71
Views: 41747

Re: The new logo?

Another issue is this. The money and power and influence of the CTC is based on it's members. So they are all going to have to rebrand too. It isn't just a dictat that can be sent from the top For example, the CTC group I go to the pub with on a Wednesday night ( see http://www.lkjh.biz/index.php?ti...
by vorsprung
19 Feb 2016, 10:59am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: CEO's statement
Replies: 92
Views: 27754

Re: CEO's statement

One little problem with this rebranding is that there is already an organisation called "We are cycling" that owns the domain names "wearecycling.com" and "wearecycling.co.uk"
by vorsprung
28 Jan 2014, 11:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What sort of cyclist adulates cars?
Replies: 77
Views: 23588

Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Citroen Berlingo will take a touring bike or three with the wheels still on plus people plus more stuff
by vorsprung
28 Jan 2014, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mobile phone as handlebar cam
Replies: 2
Views: 5339

Re: Mobile phone as handlebar cam

I've done this before, holding the phone on with elastic bands

Yes the vibrations mean that the pictures aren't that great

I think it's something to do for a laugh rather than everyday on the commute to record potential incidents
by vorsprung
4 Jan 2013, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Edinburgh London 1400km audax
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

London Edinburgh London 1400km audax

Entries for the 2013 London - Edinburgh - London 1400km audax open tomorrow.

My blog here https://audaxing.wordpress.com/2013/01/ ... gh-london/ has an account of how it went for me in 2005, in case anyone is curious about how these rides work
by vorsprung
26 Oct 2012, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: measuring chain wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: measuring chain wear

I used to use the "measure with a ruler" method but found it a bit imprecise and faffy. I missed a very worn chain before a long audax with bad results :) The park chain tool checker is a lot easier
by vorsprung
25 Oct 2012, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to photograph a Brooks saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 4257

Re: How to photograph a Brooks saddle

That's amazing! I can't believe how much time and effort went into that advert - no wonder the prices keep going up! Brooks are owned by ISTR the same company as Selle Italia I use Brooks saddles because they are a good perch for doing hundreds of miles on. The "brand owner" however sees ...
by vorsprung
1 Oct 2012, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sustrans map website not working today
Replies: 7
Views: 4050

Re: Sustrans map website not working today

www.viamichelin.com with the bike option is pretty good

If you really want to use Sustrans "off road" paths then google maps in bike mode tends to send routes off on these
by vorsprung
3 Aug 2012, 4:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Keeping feet dry?
Replies: 28
Views: 46572

Re: Keeping feet dry?

Goretex MTB shoes + really good overshoes like BBB Waterflex will keep the water out from the down direction. The only way to keep it from running down the leg and filling up the shoes is to have water proof trousers which are wider than the shoe and have them over the top Of course the trouble is t...
by vorsprung
10 Jun 2012, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What single/fixie do you ride?
Replies: 29
Views: 9191

Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

I was riding an audax in Cornwall on one of those cheap Tange Frames that SJS used to do The bike had an 8 speed triple but then a stick flicked into the drive train took out the derailluer, broke a couple of spokes I converted it to single speed and carried on riding. I got lost and lost a bit of t...
by vorsprung
6 May 2012, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do your tyres last?
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: How long do your tyres last?

Marathon Plus 28mm do 10,000 miles and then the rear tread is worn off so I swap the front to the back and buy a new front Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 28mm , 2000km and the side walls are so slashed that I feel nervous riding them. Wonderfully fast and light and comfortable. They were good for PBP. Not suit...
by vorsprung
25 Nov 2011, 2:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Options: is there a resource for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Route Options: is there a resource for this?

You have an infinite set of route choices, but in reality, it only comes down to a few basic choices. 1. A9 to Inverness or across the top of Scotland via Thurso and Tongue before turning south for Inverness. 2. Old A9 via Perth to Edinburgh or A82 via Loch Ness and Loch Lomond to Glasgow. 3. Carli...
by vorsprung
25 Nov 2011, 12:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Options: is there a resource for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Route Options: is there a resource for this?

At some point in the next couple of years I'd like to do a JoGLE I've looked at the CTC resources and they seem to describe one official route in the lejog direction I've looked at the "http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk" website and they seem to want £5 to give me this information I guess i...
by vorsprung
5 Oct 2011, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a strong spoke key please!
Replies: 15
Views: 3384

Re: Recommend me a strong spoke key please!

If the nipple is really that stiff that it can break a spokey then surely the thing to do is to use an adjustable spanner on it? Loosen it with a huge spanner with more leverage, then work on it with a spoke key