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by Jamesh
6 Feb 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A diferent direction
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: A diferent direction

No the wind is variable can even be north to south sometimes. Just the majority of time it's south to north.

It's hilly in Cornwall and Devon then flatter till the north of England up to Scotland.

But there are routes which take the sting out the hills.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
6 Feb 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1110

Re: sportives before my sportive?

Build up slowly, you've probably got the base fitness, but it's the fuelling strategy that tends to put people in a heap at the side of the road. There was a letter in Cycling UK's magazine a little while ago stating that a good target for carb intake whilst cycling was 1g per 1 kg bodyweight per h...
by Jamesh
6 Feb 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1110

Re: sportives before my sportive?

I think you'll be fine.

Just take things steady and eat well.

Keep up the cycling till the event and you will have a good base.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Feb 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A diferent direction
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: A diferent direction

Most do it on road, south to north, 10-14 days typically.

GB divide is 50/50 as you say.

Getting out of John o groats is harder than lands end but the winds are generally south to north east.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Feb 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?

Our kids have been fine on the second hand ridgebacks.

If anything a change to lighter tyres would make the most difference.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
4 Feb 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tyre
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Which Tyre

Good idea!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
4 Feb 2020, 12:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tyre
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Which Tyre

Whoof what's a Cornish bike?!

I've used wiggle tyres as they are lightweight cheap and puncture resistant.

Just as good as pro4 and gatorskins I also have.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Feb 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple Vs double cable pull.
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Triple Vs double cable pull.

Does a road triple front mech have a different cable pull to a double?

Sheldon Brown suggests not but he's not definative.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Feb 2020, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: Is a carbon frame worth it for a heavy rider?

I think those shock absorbing gimmicks are great for cobbles or such like but for tarmac are a ploy to get mamils onto saddles at posh bike shops. I think they're width / pressure are as much an influence as frame material. Carbon (SM) is just a forgiving as 531 but stiffer imo. HM is more like 853 ...
by Jamesh
3 Feb 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another tyre failure; caused by dirty bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Another tyre failure; caused by dirty bike?

Before I had a track pump I used to pump to "that's enough" which was about 50psi and so I got a line of wear around the rim as brucy describes.

Not sure if it's on the latest tyres but then they did do lejog without a track pump.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Feb 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trek Domane e-bike: really?
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Trek Domane e-bike: really?

There's no difference between an e road bike and a road bike with carbon wheels....! :wink: :wink: :wink:

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Feb 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another tyre failure; caused by dirty bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Another tyre failure; caused by dirty bike?

Could it be that the tyre pressure was too low and the tyre wall is in contact with the rim edge.

At 80psi/25c I cannot see it happening?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Feb 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade my wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Upgrade my wheels?

You can easily fit 28mm tyres on those rims.

I have similar rims on my CX bike I've run 25mm 28mm and 32mm no problem.

Currently in wiggle 32mm tyres good for road and canal paths.

If you want to go tubeless I think you will need new wheels but that's beyond my knowledge!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Feb 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora r3000
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Sora r3000

Btw (thread drift)

V brake noodles.

I see there are two types fixed and flexy.

Which are preferred?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
31 Jan 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice to buy a bike
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Advice to buy a bike

I think it depends on the primary purpose of the bike. If you want a bike to enjoy riding on then the Kona is definitely the bike to buy. The frame the gears, the brakes will be better. However as a commuting bike the dynamo, tthe cheaper to replace gears, the less flashy non butted frame, will all ...