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by Russcoles
9 Aug 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade to 10sp?
Replies: 11
Views: 1737

Upgrade to 10sp?

I recently bought a nice road bike from ebay with Shimano 105 'Golden arrow' Components. The only issue with it is that the wheels are on their last legs. I found a pair of really nice wheels for a reasonable price, the catch is that the wheels take a CAMPAGNOLO cassette. As the wheels are new, I wo...
by Russcoles
8 Aug 2012, 5:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 25548

Re: Best bike?

Or if you're doing it for charity, why not just do it on a cheap and unusual bike and auction it off at the end?
80 miles a day is doable on almost any bike, it all depends how fast you want to get there, how much you need to carry and are you happy to walk up hills.
by Russcoles
6 Aug 2012, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buckled back wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Buckled back wheel

Well I finally settled on placing the wheel upright on 2 wooden blocks either side of the problem area. I then placed a metal bar through the wheel where I had removed the spokes covering the affected area. I then stood on the metal bar. The result is slightly rounder and will do me until I get roun...
by Russcoles
5 Aug 2012, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Build your own bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2368

Re: Build your own bike

It will work out a lot more expensive to build a bike, than to buy one. If you just want to gain the experience, maybe buy a 2nd hand bike and renovate it?
I usually use www.sjscycles.co.uk or chainreactioncycles.com for parts.
by Russcoles
5 Aug 2012, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buckled back wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Buckled back wheel

Last night I hit a pothole, rather hard. My back wheel is still completely true but is no longer round. What is the best way to sort this? I was considering removing the 3 spokes covering the affected area and then either hammering it of hanging it from something and pulling it back to shape. Its a ...
by Russcoles
4 Aug 2012, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Olympic cycle opportunities
Replies: 15
Views: 5218

Re: More Olympic cycle opportunities

You could put an assortment of the different obstacles used on cycle paths along a course. Kissing gates, bollards, those silly things that get narrower towards the top so u can never fit handlebars through etc. Would certainly spread out the race and create some hilarious moments. Add in some dogs ...
by Russcoles
4 Aug 2012, 6:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Olympic cycle opportunities
Replies: 15
Views: 5218

Re: More Olympic cycle opportunities

A hill climb on cobbles using delivery bikes?
by Russcoles
1 Aug 2012, 9:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Keeping feet dry?
Replies: 28
Views: 46857

Re: Keeping feet dry?

Alternatively, only ride on sunny days. This gives the added bonus of several weeks rest between each days ride :D
by Russcoles
24 Jul 2012, 3:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footway
Replies: 66
Views: 12164

Re: Advice re fixed penalty notice for cycling on the footwa

I agree, Looking at Google maps, it appears the only bit of pavement that is shared use is the corner turning into tanner road. It isn't however clear that you cannot use the crossing to continue on the pavement heading west. In the opposite direction at that same corner, there is a sign designating...
by Russcoles
23 Jul 2012, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wooden mudguards for Moulton
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Wooden mudguards for Moulton

Make em yourself. Mine cost me about £20. http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/Snapbucket/IMAG0070.jpg You need 2 strips of 1.5mm thick balsa glued together with epoxy glue and clamped to a mold to set, then add wood veneer and woodstain the balsa to match the veneer. A couple of coa...
by Russcoles
22 Jul 2012, 3:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: No bike spaces on my train
Replies: 7
Views: 25112

Re: No bike spaces on my train

Once you reach Bristol, you can switch to a 1st great western train, you will have no problems then.
by Russcoles
19 Jul 2012, 11:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tips from a complete amateur who recently did JG to LE solo
Replies: 8
Views: 26059

Re: Tips from a complete amateur who recently did JG to LE s

I would also suggest the following: -Avoid having to take ferries at the end of a day's ride, it means you have a deadline to meet which can make things more stressful. -Make sure your GPS is fully charged the day you have to go through Preston, it is the worst possible place to have to switch to a ...
by Russcoles
17 Jul 2012, 1:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flat bars or Drops?
Replies: 24
Views: 11309

Re: Flat bars or Drops?

Flatish bars have to be comfortable as you have little range of hand positions. Ergo grips are pretty much a must have if you want to use flat bars. I can recommend PDW dapper dan ergo grips. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/pdw-dapper-dan-ergo-grips-prod24065/ I fitted a pair to my bike just before doing...
by Russcoles
13 Jul 2012, 4:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zip off trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

Re: Zip off trousers

Cycling shorts with leg warmers? No need for zips :D Do you mean Plus Twos and long socks? :lol: Actually, that is exactly the solution I found. I use moleskin plus twos and long socks for poor weather cycling, relatively lightweight, warm and hard wearing. You can also loosen the bottoms and wear ...
by Russcoles
12 Jul 2012, 8:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Isn't it nice to be honest or not !
Replies: 38
Views: 9676

Re: Isn't it nice to be honest or not !

£3K in sealed packets sounds a bit dodgy. I would probably have taken it to the police rather than the owner. Carparks tend to have CCTV so keeping it wouldn't have been an option.