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by geocycle
2 Dec 2019, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 2367

Re: This is Audax

Thanks for the videos djrikki. I like to follow your adventures and get ideas for rides. For me the videos are professional enough to be watchable but also make it seem accessible as you appear to be primarily just a chap on a bike who rides audax and makes films. Some cycling videos are overly slic...
by geocycle
1 Dec 2019, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2262

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

I use a steel tyre lever So do I. A steel tyre lever is my standard method. I keep one in my pocket as the rail trail I use on the commute is very wet at this time of year. I used a hosepipe yesterday as the whole bike was filthy. I also have had success with a washing up sponge jammed between tyre...
by geocycle
26 Nov 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag

I had a bit of sag on an unsupported Cadet. It was OK when full but not if carrying roof tiles like Graham. A solution was a bit of old karrimat which just sat in the base of the bag and also doubled as a kneeling mat when fixing punctures!
by geocycle
12 Nov 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1839

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

So for units that don't have turn by turn navigation, do you basically get a map with a line and you follow it and stay on it yourself? What does it do if you deviate? Yes, I use the follow the line method most often. I have had two Garmins a 25 and Touring and now have a Wahoo elemnt bolt. The Gar...
by geocycle
4 Nov 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4498

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

No they're not riding together but are riding in similar terrain and conditions:- https://youtu.be/8jCpn0mJFSQ https://youtu.be/aXw4DMjHiMc Thanks for the second link, I've followed the first guy from Alaska down to SA . I think he was on a Surley with a conventional derailleur set up originally. H...
by geocycle
28 Oct 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4498

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

It costs x more than an Alfine 11 Is it x times better?! Better question is why buy a Rohloff at all. If you're going to that expense - circa £900 to £1000 - you could buy all sorts of other gearing systems and replace the parts as they wear out, and still be quids in. Maybe. I bought my complete b...
by geocycle
26 Oct 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4498

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Provocative post! 60,000km of more or less trouble free riding makes me want to politely disagree with you. Who me? I've not yet ridden 60k km of trouble free riding. If you are directing your comment to me then it's a provocative post yourself without providing anything to substantiate your disagr...
by geocycle
26 Oct 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4498

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Provocative post meandros! 60,000km of more or less trouble free riding makes me want to politely disagree with you.


Edited to be clearer
by geocycle
15 Oct 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5909

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

It is a curious quirk of history that Wales remained a distinct entity, rather than being completely absorbed into the newly forming England, while other once independent areas like Northumbria became a part of England. Scotland was always difficult to get to from the centre of power on the south o...
by geocycle
14 Oct 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3509

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

if the rim wears through into the box section the brakes don't work very well but the failure doesn't usually cause the tyre to come off the rim. cheers So would you advise setting the blocks closer to the square section of the braking surface? I've never been sure whether a high or a low position ...
by geocycle
2 Oct 2019, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3780

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Absolutely. I have nothing specific against cycle routes and cycle paths, and use them if they're the best route. But never, never in an unfamiliar area, because the planners probably assumed that you wanted to go to the nearest shops, schools or park, and will cheerfully dump you there with no obv...
by geocycle
2 Oct 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3780

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Most cities that you don't know can be problematic. When you are confident on your route and the cycling routes they are often OK. Some of my worst cycling experiences have been in unexpected places like the Peak District, Lake District and Cornwall -all have that combination of lots of traffic,narr...
by geocycle
29 Sep 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 2286

Re: Road Worlds

Horribly wet up here. Was going to cycle over to Hawes but decided not to last night. Pleased I made that call now they’ve changed the route. So sorry for those in Swaledale and fans who have paid to stay in the Dales. Hope there’s no flooding damage.
by geocycle
27 Sep 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 2286

Re: Road Worlds

Feel so sorry for the organisers as the weather has really hit them bad even the fanzone has been shut. I was planning a ride to Buttertubs Pass on Sunday but the forecast is awful so will reluctantly stay away. Leaving home at 6am in the dark and rain for a 35 mile each way ride, then standing in t...
by geocycle
25 Sep 2019, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?

Hope that isn't the Mercury? Hope you are OK and the bike is fixable.