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by Norman H
8 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: BROKEN COLLARBONE
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: BROKEN COLLARBONE

Your own body is probably the best guide together with advice from your physio or doctor. I was back on the bike 4 weeks after surgery to fix mine. That was on the advice of the surgeon who was a cyclist himself. The biggest problem I had was the fear of falling off again. Took me a while to regain ...
by Norman H
6 Aug 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)

I've cycled from Rosslare to Cork a few times but I usually drive to Fisguard and leave the car somewhere in Wales. There are a number of route options depending on how much sightseeing you want to include on the way. I would recommend you avoid the N 25, although that said most main roads in Irelan...
by Norman H
6 Aug 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 681
Views: 49402

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Looks like it’s all over. I’m gutted for her it was a great attempt ending up so near and so far. It must be particularly hard for the womens record as you’ve more sleep deprivation to fight than the men’s attempt. I believe she is carrying on just for the ride :D maybe allow a good cafe stop. +1 I...
by Norman H
6 Aug 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?

Another vote for a homemade click stand.
by Norman H
5 Aug 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: *SOLD-V brake crosstop levers-SOLD*
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: V brake crosstop levers

You have a PM.
by Norman H
5 Aug 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 681
Views: 49402

Re: Record attempt scheduled

She looks to be still up on her schedule; due at Shap summit at around 09:33.
by Norman H
3 Aug 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 681
Views: 49402

Re: Record attempt scheduled

1982john wrote:Here we go again, Christina Mackenzie:

"Well the day of reckoning has arrived and the decision has been made it’s all systems go for a 0800 start tomorrow (Sunday 4 August)"


http://live.opentracking.co.uk/lejogfkt19/#
by Norman H
12 Jul 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tralee to Cork in three days
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Tralee to Cork in three days

Some great photos there which bring back happy memories. I've travelled the route between Tralee and Bantry on many occasions and Priest's Leap is a favourite of mine. The sun doesn't always shine in the west of Ireland but when it does it's a combination that's hard to beat, as you say Ireland at i...
by Norman H
20 Jun 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?

Contrary to what others have experienced I find weight carried on the rear rack has a much greater effect on the steering than front low loaders. I normally use both front and rears for a full camping load but on a recent tour I decided to dispense with the front panniers. In addition to two rear pa...
by Norman H
19 Jun 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crankset problem - Stronglight triple
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Crankset problem - Stronglight triple

The fact that it only happens when the chain is on the smallest sprockets indicates that its something to do with chainline. There may also be a clue in the fact that it all worked OK with new chainrings and presumably a new chain following the rebuild. I've found that lateral wear in the chain can ...
by Norman H
18 Jun 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCR12 / Great North Way
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: NCR12 / Great North Way

You can easily avoid that underpass and the approach to it by turning right from Dancers Hill Rd into Baker St. This will take you under the Motorway and towards Potters Bar. It's probably simplest to continue to the traffic lights at the end before turning left on the B556 but you could turn left e...
by Norman H
16 Jun 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on replacement chain and cassette and other bit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Advice on replacement chain and cassette and other bit ?

You should be able to get a decent 8 speed chain for around £10. If the new chain skips on the old cassette then you need to replace the cassette and possibly the chain rings. Otherwise you should be OK with the old cassette. The old transmission looks as though it hasn't seen any lubricant in a whi...
by Norman H
16 Jun 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: OVO race - road defect causes crash

Not surprisingly both the race organisers and Oxfordshire C.C. are denying that the pothole played any part in the crash but it seems highly likely to me that it did. I was watching the highlights on TV and the pothole was definitely mentioned in commentary. Also as I said before Marianne Vos issued...
by Norman H
13 Jun 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: OVO race - road defect causes crash

The other notable aspect of the crash is that her teammate and the lead out rider immediately in front of her, appears to sufferer a handlebar failure after hitting the pothole.

Vos indicated in an interview after she'd abandoned that she also hit the same pothole.