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by robgul
6 Aug 2007, 6:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 10536

Have a look at our e2e site: - http://www.hotshot-it.co.uk/sw/ There are some resources listed there that I used if you follow the link “Further information” on the left menu bar. Included in the resources are the below sites: - Check out Rob and Joe’s journal which we thought was very good: - http...
by robgul
25 Jul 2007, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pennine Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 923

If you have Mem Map then it should be marked all the way from Southport to Hornsea with the large green dotted line the Sustrans routes are marked with. Rob Aaaargh! EDIT - I misread the heading for the Trans Pennine Trail - BUT the same comment should apply if Mem Map is fairly recent. We did this ...
by robgul
11 Jul 2007, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: help with gps
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Not exactly an answer - but the stuff about maps and our JOGLE at http://www.beewee.co.uk and the obvious link may be useful (and you can get the maps in return for a modest charity donation) Having used an Etrex Summit on other tours etc I find the easiest way is to plot the route using PC mapping ...
by robgul
22 Jun 2007, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coastal UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

the book robgul refers to i think is called "postcards from the edge" No that's another one - he took a loooong time to do it. ... the one I mean is, I think, related to breaking some sort of record - half the book is the "training" run and the other half is the actual record at...
by robgul
21 Jun 2007, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coastal UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

We're about to set off on our annual Boys' Outing - this year we are riding from Exeter to Whitstable along the coast, crossing to the IoW on the way - it's about 360 miles and we'll be pretty close to the sea all the way. IIRC we get to use 5 ferries along the way. Reports of other escapades are at...
by robgul
20 Jun 2007, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CRANKARM REMOVAL
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

See www.beewee.co.uk and the Briefings for my thoughts on the problem - the boiling water, supplemented by the wooden wedge, usually works

Rob
by robgul
12 Jun 2007, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first audax ride
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Yep a great ride, I was there too - did a PB for the distance. Beacon organised an excellent ride as always - congrats to George and the team. You did the anti-clockwise - I did the clockwise which (with local knowledge - I think I had ridden on every lane we used) I knew would have the easier gradi...
by robgul
8 Jun 2007, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: EMERGENCY - deraillier hanger needed asap
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop sell the type that clamp under the rear wheel nut (if it's a frame integral hanger that's broken off then the replacement should stuill bolt over the top) My Galaxy solos (I have 3) all have separate hangers, so that's probably what it is. A quick phone call would get one in t...
by robgul
2 Jun 2007, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seized seat post
Replies: 19
Views: 6441

Two possibilities : 1 Remove the BB and turn the frame upside down so that the seat tube is vertical (hold it in a workstand or vice) - squirt WD40 through the (usual) hole in the BB shell and let it run down inside the tube wall - you will need to lave for several days, repeating the WD40 applicati...
by robgul
1 Jun 2007, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Need Your Help - 2 week September trip in the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4370

Get a copy of Lonely Planet's "Cycling Britain" (Amazon will have it for sure) - lots of routes that can be done separately, or can be joined together for a longer trip - well detailed with extra info on places etc

Rob
by robgul
29 May 2007, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glocester to Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

We did Glasgow - Gloucester as part of our JOGLE - see www.beewee.co.uk and the obvious link on the right.

Rob
by robgul
23 May 2007, 1:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford Crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

AFAIK they take bikes in an LR, if there's a lot of bikes ... then you have to wait. There's no way that you can pedal through the tunnel, or over the VERY HIGH bridge !!!!! Nuttycyclist, who frquents acf will have the definitive answer to this question, I believe he's a user of the crossing by bike...
by robgul
23 May 2007, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes history
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Have tried to get date information from Dawes - they say there are no records! ... best bet is the old boy in the brown smock at the LBS who would be able to give a pretty good idea of age from the paint-job. I don't know when Dawes stopped building frames in the UK - possibly 2002ish? I believe tha...
by robgul
19 May 2007, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RAINLEGS
Replies: 12
Views: 2266

... just a heads up here ... Rose (the German mail order cycling people) have Rainlegs at E24 (that's 24 Euros, I can't find the key for the symbol) ... lots of other stuff at cheaper than UK proces so if you put an order together the E12 delivery charge fades away. Just noticed that their workstand...
by robgul
15 May 2007, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Increasing gear range on old tourer
Replies: 30
Views: 4697

.... just to add to my post above - my Galaxy has Deore mechs front and back, and IIRC a couple of extra links in the chain.

Rob