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by rich100
4 Sep 2012, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Road Bike to a Tourer
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: Converting a Road Bike to a Tourer

Think it was already mentioned but replacing the chainset for triple will involve new left sti at least, unless you leave the existing in place for the brake and route the front mech cable to a bar end or dt shifter, leaving the right on the sti. i did manage to pick up a nearly new triple 2300 (230...
by rich100
3 Sep 2012, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you read ?
Replies: 59
Views: 27844

Re: What do you read ?

I thought The Lord of the Rings films were good in that they skip over the pages and pages of people just walking from one place to another, or explaining someone's name etc. (Old Tolkien does like to ramble a bit doesnt he, has anyone had a go at reading The Silmarillion?) but they are still long ...
by rich100
2 Sep 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Royal - need advice on finding taller stem
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Raleigh Royal - need advice on finding taller stem

http://velosolo.co.uk/shopbar.html

These have some reasonably priced stems, might be worth a look.
by rich100
31 Aug 2012, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eden Rd/Victor Rd, Solihull. Liverage Hill, Henley-in-Arden
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Eden Rd/Victor Rd, Solihull. Liverage Hill, Henley-in-Ar

Just used street view, Eden is indeed steep by the looks of it. I normally go through along that path behind the houses which is dead flat, the other way was via goodway Rd, I never even realized how hilly the bit in the middle was :) I'd definitely struggle with that one. Old lode lane is the one I...
by rich100
31 Aug 2012, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eden Rd/Victor Rd, Solihull. Liverage Hill, Henley-in-Arden
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Eden Rd/Victor Rd, Solihull. Liverage Hill, Henley-in-Ar

Liverage is over 10% on bikehike, I think most roads out of Henley are quite steep. I had great fun going to Henley from Tanworth but ended up walking up the other side on the a4189 :) Eden/Victor are in my back yard, bikehike has them at 5% but its just short streets and you dont notice any hills r...
by rich100
26 Aug 2012, 10:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 8 day LEJOG in August - COMPLETED
Replies: 54
Views: 58301

Re: 8 day LEJOG in August

Congratulations on your achievement. Well done :)
by rich100
22 Aug 2012, 11:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training
Replies: 7
Views: 30707

Re: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training

I have to say checkout http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk also, I used it and registered my ride on it and met someone to ride a few days with through it. I did LeJog just because of the (supposed) prevailing winds :roll: One to avoid is Cadbury Hills in Cornwall/Devon - I used Robs Passage to skirt ...
by rich100
20 Aug 2012, 11:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training
Replies: 7
Views: 30707

Re: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training

Hi Ron thanks for the tip. I've had a closer look at the A9 on google maps and streetview, the path surface alongside looks a bit variable and would probably need careful planning to get round any parts where the path goes missing. I won't rule it out as an option yet but am really warming to the id...
by rich100
17 Aug 2012, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training
Replies: 7
Views: 30707

Re: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training

thanks Rob I'll take a look :)
by rich100
16 Aug 2012, 10:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training
Replies: 7
Views: 30707

JOGLE 2014 - Route planning and training

I'm keen on doing the e2e, going jogle but could be convinced otherwise. I've no experience of cycle touring, my rides are upto about 20 miles at the moment, so need to get training. Will probably be looking to do travel lodges etc rather than lugging a tent along. As for the route, a rough idea is:...
by rich100
16 Aug 2012, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes in movies
Replies: 65
Views: 6572

Re: Bikes in movies

Forrest Pump
by rich100
15 Aug 2012, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes in movies
Replies: 65
Views: 6572

Re: Bikes in movies

sbooder wrote:The Last Tandem in Paris
The Far Horizons (Charlton Heston)
Tourer Tourer Tourer


lol very good, was going to go with Sora! Sora! Sora! but your's is better

The Seventh hubSeal
Apollo 18 inch
Blazing Saddles
by rich100
15 Aug 2012, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes in movies
Replies: 65
Views: 6572

Re: Bikes in movies

breakwellmz wrote:Hi.

You might regret going down that route!

Ayesha wrote:Star Wars Episode IV, a new Hope headset.

Lord of the chain rings.

Star Trek, The search for Spoke.


Crouching Tiagra, Hidden Dragon?

Ok I'll go now :)
by rich100
15 Aug 2012, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike build project
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Touring bike build project

@rich100 - What was your project? Mine was a Ridgeback Panorama, from an LBS leftover after a frame/components swap for a different size. ... my current pride and joy Nice job with the Panorama (we have two). You were lucky to get that frame I reckon. Thanks, you don't see too many of the frames fo...
by rich100
15 Aug 2012, 12:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike build project
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Touring bike build project

@rich100 - What was your project? Mine was a Ridgeback Panorama, from an LBS leftover after a frame/components swap for a different size. Alex dh19 rims - same as spec but wish i'd bought different ones now after reading threads on here - but the rear came from EBC's ebay shop complete with conti t...