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by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Riding without panniers
Replies: 41
Views: 2626

Re: Riding without panniers

You could get 13 days of rain or no rain, it's that unpredictable. July usually brings thunderstorms, so you could potentially get quite wet. For the record, on our 19 day JOGLE ride from mid-May to early June, it rained on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th days and then never rained again, apart ...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Bike To Go For?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Which Bike To Go For?

I have a Ridgeback Panorama, which I bought to do JOGLE on and I'm very happy with it. We rode unsupported with 2 panniers each and the gears were low enough that I never had to walk up any hills. I did test ride a Super Galaxy and would have been equally happy to have had one of those, but the Ridg...
by TrevA
1 Apr 2010, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Brifters?
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Campagnolo Brifters?

No real idea, but campag 8 speed stuff is becoming quite rare. I reckon you might get at least £30 on Ebay.
by TrevA
31 Mar 2010, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Brifters?
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Campagnolo Brifters?

The top one is an 8 speed Avanti. I think the bottom one is an 8 speed Mirage.
by TrevA
31 Mar 2010, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)

I've never bought a bike from them, but bought lots of bits. Netherfield Bikehut are OK as is Chilwell. Thanks for the feedback. My mate will be happy to try Netherfield no doubt. Relatively convenient and a large store. Speaking of Netherfield I recently visited the nearby shop that once used to b...
by TrevA
28 Mar 2010, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deor XT rear mech - no SIS Adjustment screw..
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Deor XT rear mech - no SIS Adjustment screw..

You can buy an adjuster that fits onto the gear cable outer as it exits the STI shifter. This means you can adjust your gears on the move. My wife has them on her Dawes Horizon.
by TrevA
28 Mar 2010, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Best Halfords in Nottingham (and wider area)

I've never bought a bike from them, but bought lots of bits. Netherfield Bikehut are OK as is Chilwell, though I was looking at a Voodoo Limba Cross Bike in the Netherfield shop and it was badly assembled (No front brake hanger!).

I usually buy bikes from Evans, Freewheel or Langdale Lightweights.
by TrevA
28 Mar 2010, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The difference between a "Sportive" and an "Audax" bike
Replies: 17
Views: 4336

Re: The difference between a "Sportive" and an "Audax" bike

A lot of sportive bikes are pretty much like racing bikes but with a slightly higher front end and perhaps lower gearing. Not really meant for mudguards and racks as mudguards aren't a requirement in Sportives.
by TrevA
27 Mar 2010, 7:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2011 JOGLE, tips and tricks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: 2011 JOGLE, tips and tricks?

Hey guys and girls, I've been toying with the idea of a fund-raiser recently, and after watching sport relief this year, seeing the end to end, it tickled my fancy to give it a go! At first, I must say it seem'd to be one of my far fetched fantasies, but when I mentioned it to some class mates (Yes...
by TrevA
22 Mar 2010, 8:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: No bike spaces on trains!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2483

Re: No bike spaces on trains!!!

How do you book your bike on with East Coast trains? I've just been on the website looking to go from Newcastle to Whitehaven in May but can't see where you include a bike on your booking. After you've chosen the train you want to catch and you click "Buy Now", you'll go to a page with se...
by TrevA
22 Mar 2010, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a Mavic MA3 rim as durable as a mavic Open Pro?
Replies: 16
Views: 4441

Re: Is a Mavic MA3 rim as durable as a mavic Open Pro?

In my experience, MA3 is just as durable but not as light as an Open Pro. My wife's got an MA3 rear on her road bike that's at least 6 years old and done probably 10,000 miles. still in good condition. She did use it for commuting with a pannier before getting her touring bike last year.
by TrevA
21 Mar 2010, 6:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best OS maps to use for JOGLE/LEJOG?
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Best OS maps to use for JOGLE/LEJOG?

We used 1:250,000 maps on our JOGLE and they're Ok 99% of the time. We got lost a few times in towns, but managed to find the way again by heading south using either a compass or the sun. It's not practical to carry 1:50,000 maps for the whole route.
by TrevA
21 Mar 2010, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Repairing Bora rims??
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Repairing Bora rims??

You might be better off asking this question on the time trialling forum:

www.timetriallingforum.co.uk

There won't be many riders on the CTC forum who ride carbon rims!
by TrevA
20 Mar 2010, 9:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: lejog
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: lejog

Me & the Mrs took 18 days to cycle from Jog to Lands End. We followed the CTC B&B route mostly, but it's not flat. In fact, it often goes out its way to find hills in an effort to find the most scenic route. Scenic often means hilly. our route: Day 1 - JOG -Thurso-Bettyhill Day 2 - Bettyhill...
by TrevA
27 Mar 2008, 10:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling and weight loss....fact or fiction?
Replies: 45
Views: 6927

Here's a method that has worked for me in the past. 3 times a week go out and do a ride - 20 minute warm up and 40 minutes riding fast, pressing on the pedals - your speed may vary but for me this part of the ride is 18-19mph, then a 20 minute warm down. If find if I do this 3 times a week for a mon...