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by Jamesh
12 Aug 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What should my next bike be?
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: What should my next bike be?

Try some wiggle lifeline tyres
Either prime or race both much lighter than gatorskins and only £10 each.
Get 28mm as they come up a bit small

Done 2000 miles without a puncture apart from a pinch puncture.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 46
Views: 1666

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Looks like a fine start to a touring bike.

Drop in some butterfly bars and some city cruiser tyres and you can be in the road asap.

A rack and panniers would finish the job.

Spa do carradice panniers for £42 I think

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2019, 2:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google maps distance
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: Google maps distance

I have used then for a ready rekoner of time to destination including breaks.

If I were touring I might use them as a typical cycling time.

I'm thinking they are 12mph avg but not sure where I got that figure from!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
10 Aug 2019, 1:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike upgrade help
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Bike upgrade help

I don't think you would get a much better ride by changing your frame unless you go for something a great deal more expensive. Something like a hi mod Cannondale, specialised, trek, cervelo or pinarello etc . But then those frame are more likely be more fragile too. If you haven't decent wheels then...
by Jamesh
9 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 3525

Re: plumby's JOGLE

How's it going?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
9 Aug 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 72
Views: 8947

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

My ride wasn't typical as I stayed with freinds and family 3 nights. Accomodation varies from £20 youth hostel to £50 full b and b / hotel. Food: I budgeted £15 main meal £5 lunch £5 breakfast £5 snacks so £30. So £80 per night is quite reasonable. I stopped at Betty cottles oakhampton, Penrith indi...
by Jamesh
6 Aug 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 3525

Re: plumby's JOGLE

Oh dear I know the feeling.
Rest ice compression elevation

Cheers James
by Jamesh
6 Aug 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 681
Views: 49229

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Sorry to hear it.
:( :( :(
Helmsdale and berriedale hills must be a killer after almost non stop riding for 800 miles.
Bad enough on freshly rested legs.

Best of luck next attempt.
:D :D :D
Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Aug 2019, 1:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 82
Views: 8951

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Which bit of bike kit?

If frame bag I have need of a replacement for the frame bag I broke on my lejog.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Aug 2019, 12:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubrication and protection
Replies: 58
Views: 3226

Re: Lubrication and protection

Thanks brucey another most helpful post.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
4 Aug 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubrication and protection
Replies: 58
Views: 3226

Re: Lubrication and protection

Brucey out of interest what are your preferred lubricants for say:-
Chains
IGH
Hubs
BB
Brifters
Headsets
pedals
etc etc????

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Aug 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?

Also consider a vodoo massara also from Halfords strongly built and good value. Probably not as good a ride as the boardman tbh but tough as old boots frame wise.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
30 Jul 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day route
Replies: 20
Views: 2554

Re: 7 day route

I can vouch for Mick F route as did it in 8 days end of June / July. Not too hilly. Stay at Betty coker inn at Oakhampton good food and lodgings. 7 days you really are pushing it and your going to put some long days in. My longest was 160 miles... But if you go via gloucester should be quicker. Don'...
by Jamesh
30 Jul 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road sign "cyclists dismount"
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Road sign "cyclists dismount"

Last summer I was cycling in Suffolk on a road that became a dual carriageway signs said no cycling do I took to the cycleway and through a housing estate and then a caravan park where I was promptly knocked of my bike by a woman driving her family into the park for the first time with such exciteme...
by Jamesh
29 Jul 2019, 4:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4354

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

I have an Aldi cycling jacket.
Material feels very much like altura and endura jackets £20 Vs £50.
Durability good as mate has one for 5+ years commuting

Cheers James