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by climo
14 Aug 2010, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wobbling Rohloff rear wheel in Africa
Replies: 75
Views: 11030

Re: Wobbling Rohloff rear wheel in Africa

Get SJS to include 2 complete sets of gear cables & outers and maybe an entire new shifter assembly with your repaired wheel. Rohloff branded cables aren't needed and SJS will recommend ordinary Shimano cables. Get a bunch of bolts too. Your shifter bolt clamps the cable end and is a regular 6mm...
by climo
14 Aug 2010, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tent waterproofness
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: tent waterproofness

Cotton tents whose water repellency is not 100%, and most aren't, get wet. The fibres swell and keep the rain out. That works well until you come to pack up a wet tent. They're heavy and horrible and can take days to thoroughly dry out. They are only good for longer term camping or hot weather use w...
by climo
19 Jul 2010, 10:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?

Here's the hard bit: 7 day weeks, no personal time, no hols, no money for years, PITA customers, tax, vat, paperwork. Work, work & more work! The list is endless! It'll eat your life up - be careful what you wish for. but the rewards can be good. Living & dying by your own skills. Independen...
by climo
16 Jul 2010, 12:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?

Rob Spedding @Cycling Plus requested one and it should be on his desk about now for the upcoming article on lighting. We've also contacted a few Mountain Bike Instructors and have pushed out a few samples there. Get the cycle plus guy to have a competition with 3 lights as prizes. Gets more people ...
by climo
16 Jul 2010, 12:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?
Replies: 54
Views: 4177

Re: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?

whoops wrote:You should remember that a £1000 bike really only has a retail cost of £825 before VAT. So that would be reflected in the resale value.

FWIW. It's £851.10 or thereabouts.
Basically to find the vat component of a figure it's minus 14.89% roughly.
by climo
12 Jul 2010, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Country Way - Bath to Padstow
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: West Country Way - Bath to Padstow

Hole Station camping site is just lovely but if busy then the washing / shower facilities are too few.
by climo
12 Jul 2010, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Can anyone recommend/help with PR?

Viral. You tube vid & PR to cycle press. Post to forums as a PR. Facebook /twitter. Best of all is give a few to journos to try and review. Get a car / caravan mag to review it. I believe that the dailies have cycling journos. Local papers are desperate for copy, make their job easy and spoon fe...
by climo
12 Jul 2010, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?
Replies: 54
Views: 4177

Re: Is 'Cycle to Work' dead?

Even if the taxman pays any attention, I can't see a shop paying more than £300 for a used bike especially if it was filthy and had flat tyres and an old saddle. :wink: An accountant would probably write down the bike as scrapped on his books. I cannot see the Clemeron gummint keeping the scheme goi...
by climo
1 Jul 2010, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Country Way - Bath to Padstow
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: West Country Way - Bath to Padstow

Go to the Sustrans site and look at the inactive mapping section. From that plan the route onto a decent road map and where the WCW (sustrans NCN route 3) takes to canal side paths, eg Bridgewater to Taunton buy the relevant OS maps. Not really enough hostels but the boys should be able to camp wild...
by climo
29 Jun 2010, 9:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lost
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Lost

matt2matt2002 wrote:If you don't know where you are, are you lost?

If you know your way back then you're not lost. Geographically dislocated but not lost. GPS with full mapping is best as you can get off a map - but then batteries also run down so both I guess. Just turn the GPS on when needed.
by climo
27 Jun 2010, 8:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddlesore problem...
Replies: 18
Views: 2254

Re: Saddlesore problem...

hultmark wrote:Thanks for replies everyone, just about to have a look at it all. Greatly appreciated!

with a mirror? :lol:
oooh to much information!
by climo
12 Jun 2010, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What I should be asking my physio?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: What I should be asking my physio?

Have you been to a really good sports masseur? These people can often feel what is causing an injury. You may have a pulled muscle or a Baker's cyst or suchlike. There is no use in a physio treating an area if he doesn't know what he's treating. Those TENS machines and ultrasound are in my experien...
by climo
3 Jun 2010, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain and Freewheel advice
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Chain and Freewheel advice

, Like all the best modern detectives, keep an open mind, because the cause of something can be quite remote from what you imagine. Play about with the chain tension by sliding the wheel backwards / forwards a tad. I'd be wary of buying new components without first pinning down what the problem is....
by climo
3 Jun 2010, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain and Freewheel advice
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Chain and Freewheel advice

Prompted by cycleruk's post, I googled. I'll have to admit my total ignorance about excercise bikes :oops: http://www.trixter.net/Products (Tiptoes out, wishing the floor would open and swallow him up....) The mechanical differences between a proper bike and this exercise bike are not that great so...
by climo
3 Jun 2010, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain and Freewheel advice
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Chain and Freewheel advice

cycleruk wrote:Do you have the choice of moving the wheel forwards to tighten the chain or is there some other form of chain adjustment?
You could try some light oil on the chain to see if that quietens it?

I used the chain adjusters and they have lessened the noise a bit. Oiled the chain to no avail.