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by Tizme
17 Jan 2017, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers must have been ecstatic at my place of work yesterday...
Replies: 16
Views: 2004

Re: Drivers must have been ecstatic at my place of work yesterday...

But they all enjoy driving, you on the other hand, have to endure the hardship of cycling, saving for a car are you? :lol:
by Tizme
17 Jan 2017, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

Thanks to all for the replies. Apologies also, conveying what I can physically see, to what you can "see" from my post is often vastly different, especially when I fail to describe in any detail :( . The inner chainring (30T) scraped the paint off the chainstay. At that point I was so glad...
by Tizme
16 Jan 2017, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

Thank you for that Norman :D
I did wonder about a square taper, I was looking at this from Spa: http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p3/S ... act-Triple,
this requires a Stronglight JP400 110mm bottom bracket, so perhaps that will fit?
by Tizme
16 Jan 2017, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

I can assure you the Tiagra 4703 triple will NOT fit. I've had to patch up the chipped paint on the chainstay! :x Again, Genesis say a 48-36-26 will just fit. :( Okay, perhaps I'm doing it all wrong, but this is my first bike build, I want to at least build most of it myself, so if I do have a probl...
by Tizme
15 Jan 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

Originally I was looking at a Specialised AWOL frame to build up as a tourer, with the aim of a LEJOGLE, (solo camping, taking around 25-30 days). After a bit of research I decided on a Tiagra 4700 (10 speed) set up (50-39-30 on the front with an 11-32 cassette and medium cage rear dérailleur). All ...
by Tizme
15 Nov 2016, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: if the Alpkit Love Mud Juice hub dynamo is any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

Re: if the Alpkit Love Mud Juice hub dynamo is any good?

Resurrecting this thread, anyone have any info/views on this dynamo? I see at the moment that they are out of stock on the Alpkit website, but I am a fan of Alpkit equipment (although I have not tried the cycle kit), I have a down jacket and sleeping bag from them and both are good. I'm looking for ...
by Tizme
5 Sep 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Abuse from motorists
Replies: 33
Views: 2552

Re: Abuse from motorists

I recently had an incident with a driver who decided to overtake me, with a car approaching (so all three of us were "together"), in excess of the signed speed limit. This was just seconds after I had been close passed by another van, I suspect the two vehicles were together, so basically ...
by Tizme
3 Aug 2016, 1:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: From Bishops Lydeard to Barnstaple
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Re: From Bishops Lydeard to Barnstaple

Personally, having ridden across Exmoor (Raleighs Cross, Wheddon Cross, Exford, Simonsbath, Blackmoor Gate and then to Barnstaple) and the B3227 (which was the main road to North Devon from Taunton before the Link Road off the M5 was built- ) in both directions, I'd take the B3227 every time! I like...
by Tizme
3 Aug 2016, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The rights of motorists
Replies: 22
Views: 1872

Re: The rights of motorists

Last winter I came across a car up on a grass bank with the barbed wire fence across the top of the bonnet (almost touching the windscreen), I stopped and asked the driver if he was okay and if he needed help. He said yes and by (me) pushing the car and lifting the barbed wire he was able to reverse...
by Tizme
10 May 2016, 6:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 41
Views: 4554

Re: Janet Street Porter

What a sad argument from someone who was President of the Ramblers Association, how come she didn't acknowledge that more bikes = cleaner air, more bikes = less noise, more bikes = less congestion. I thought Andrew Gilligan did very well, attempting to answer hysterical arguments in a reasoned manne...
by Tizme
6 Apr 2016, 11:42am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 65938

Re: Name Change

pwa wrote: I ended my membership a few months ago. It's not the club I joined. It's something else now. I'll stay with the Forum for the time being.


I have to say I agree wholeheartedly, I've not renewed my membership.
by Tizme
7 Mar 2016, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Route Toaster down again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Bike Route Toaster down again?

Yes, same for me, says failed to add point.
by Tizme
4 Mar 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Obstructing a bridlepath - with a new building !
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: Obstructing a bridlepath - with a new building !

When we sold our house the people buying it were having an awful time selling theirs. It appeared that when the builders applied (and got) permission to move the footpath around the garage of their house, the solicitor forgot to register it. The buyers solicitor picked up that anyone could ask to be...
by Tizme
4 Mar 2016, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Route Toaster down again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Bike Route Toaster down again?

I can get on to the site, but unable to mark any routes. Have to look for a new site, any recommendations?
by Tizme
3 Mar 2016, 4:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike Route Toaster down again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Bike Route Toaster down again?

Not been on the site for a few months as I've not been able to ride following surgery, but went on to work out a route and it would not let me do anything (still able to pull up old routes). I'm on Windows 10 and not sure if I've been on the site since upgrading. I know most of my routes backwards, ...