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by robgul
28 Sep 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING

I'm delighted to announce that the http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk website is NOT now closing. One of the cycling fora has stepped in with a generous offer of hosting and technical support to enable the site to continue . . . . it's already moved to the new host :thumbsup: Over the next few months ...
by robgul
28 Sep 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1609

Re: Initialisms

They are all from the EAM - European Acronym Mountain :D astonishing .... if you Google "acronym" somewhere there is a massive resource that someone as compiled Rob Edit: The word "astonishing" has been substituted by the forum's profanasaurus component for a 3 letter acronym wit...
by robgul
23 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2691

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

Coming back to the OP's question... The UK distributor says the RRP for that particular cable (the one shown in the Halfords link) is £5.99. Looking at the cost price (i.e. what that distributor charges a small shop), if the LBS sold it at RRP I'd say they'd made a respectable profit. £6.99 is taki...
by robgul
22 Sep 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

I had this conversation with someone at PlanetX (when I was there a few weeks ago building my new machine :D ) - the thinking, which makes sense, is that the inline gadgets are for micro-adjustment and the infinitely variable "stop" is why they are like that (probably cheaper to make too!)...
by robgul
19 Sep 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Bottom Bracket - non drive side cup

I've not had a problem but if you're worried you could use a plastic cup - it doesn't do much as most of the strain is on the drive side of the BB shell (ask at the LBS ...)

Rob
by robgul
16 Sep 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Disk brake rubbing after wheel change

You say that you have closed the skewer with the wheel on the ground to ensure axle is square the drop-outs - that's good. Have you tried squeezing the brake lever or just given the wheel a spin? - sometmes the pads will move when the rotor is removed and braking will re-centre them? Are we talking ...
by robgul
15 Sep 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Very tentatively considering JOGLE 2020 - ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 2041

Re: Very tentatively considering JOGLE 2020 - ideas?

As others have said, go for it. End to End is an epic ride which you will really enjoy and will provide plenty of memories and stories to tell. I was faced with some similar decisions to make in 2013/2018 as my ride partner was approaching his 70th birthday and the distances & logistics involve...
by robgul
14 Sep 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 6873

Re: Cycling World magazine

I believe the people behind this site are the old editorial and writing team of Cycling World: https://www.sevendaycyclist.com Certainly Steve Dyster ws involevd with the mag in the past - and a quick look at the website suggests that a lot of the (so called) content is lifted from old CW mags - bu...
by robgul
14 Sep 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Very tentatively considering JOGLE 2020 - ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 2041

Re: Very tentatively considering JOGLE 2020 - ideas?

Melvich Hotel - yes I have stayed there . . . my recollection is a little hazy as it was in 1975!! - but it was pretty good sitting in the dining room overlooking the river. We took the Motorail from London to Inverness - drove to JOG - across the top to Cape Wrath and then to Ullapool. Ferries and ...
by robgul
14 Sep 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE CLOSING

Well. Enormous thanks are due to Rob from so many of us for hosting this site over the years, the absolute go-to for anyone interested in doing an end to end or simply finding out about what such an undertaking involves. Probably everybody and anybody who visits this part of the forum will have vis...
by robgul
14 Sep 2019, 7:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE CLOSING

Sad, but I understand you Rob. Would it be possible to export at least some of it to some other site? Landsurfer suggests this site. Could this be possible? Maybe contact Admin? I have been inundated (well, 5 offers) overnight and expect to discuss, initially, with the one that I think is probably ...
by robgul
13 Sep 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE ** NOT ** CLOSING

After nearly 10 years I have decided to pension off the Cycle End-to-End website at the end of September 2019 when my webspace service comes up for renewal. It's been fun creating it and helping lots of cyclists with information, guidance etc to plan and ride what is arguably the UK's greatest chall...
by robgul
13 Sep 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2351

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Ditch the cantis - get Vee brakes.

Rob
by robgul
13 Sep 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?

IIRC it is (assuming you have a square taper setup) M8x1mm thread size. Such bolts are not found that easily; you can of course buy a 'special tool' which is made by some makers (eg pedros I think) but it'll be the most expensive bolt you will ever buy, probably.... It is also possible to extend a ...
by robgul
11 Sep 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31955

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

It refers to "charity" - I'd be interested in the honest answer as to how much is actually raised. It's, of course, impossible to know with any cretainty but I would suggest it's short of the claims with a lot of riders just treating as an expensive multi-day sportive. The mind boggles at ...