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by Jamesh
4 Jan 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat posts, industrial service?
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Stuck seat posts, industrial service?

Possibly but my go to spa leather saddle is just about worn in over several 1000 miles and I have several rolls turbo saddles too which are a similar height. As for shoes my Shimano spd shoes are as tough as old boots, I'd love to change them for a newer racier pair of shoes but they do the job!! Ch...
by Jamesh
4 Jan 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a mountain bike
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: LEJOG on a mountain bike

Unless doing loads of off road I would opt for 1.5" /35mm tyres which will be both lighter and more aerodynamic.

I have some wiggle commuter tyres in a 32mm which are both fast and ok for canal tow paths. They come in 26" if needed too.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
4 Jan 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel prepping + What are some funny quandaries you churn over?
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: Travel prepping + What are some funny quandaries you churn over?

Would love to do NC500 but I doubt o will get the chance. More likely all the best climbs of the lakes. In-laws are moving the forest of Dean area so looking forward to riding down the there in the middle term. Brecon beacons one way and Malverns the other..... Want to start coast ride hull to Darli...
by Jamesh
4 Jan 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat posts, industrial service?
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Stuck seat posts, industrial service?

My seat post is stuck on my Cannondale at my height so who cares.... If someone nicks it I'll be gutted for sentimental reasons as I've rode it a long way and also lent it to by dad on occasions. If they do they will find they have stolen a dud as it will be hard to sell on with a stuck seat post no...
by Jamesh
4 Jan 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?

Thread drift..... Has anyone come across a hard pannier which is both a top box and a pair of panniers combined. Such a device would be ideal for picking up the shopping etc. Milk and tins could go in the side wells lower down whilst bulky items like bread and toilet roll pasta etc could go higher u...
by Jamesh
3 Jan 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog 7 days first timer
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Hi Tezzer, looking to do LEJOG for the first timer, first Bank Holiday in May for me. Not entirely sure about time span probably 6-8 days is realistic for me. Have a basic route up to somewhere South of Manchester for now I am still undecided about what I'd like to see along the way - definitely wa...
by Jamesh
2 Jan 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel prepping + What are some funny quandaries you churn over?
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: Travel prepping + What are some funny quandaries you churn over?

Carbon Vs Alu Vs steel. Panniers Vs saddle bag Vs bike packing.... Hotel Vs hostel Vs tent Vs family. Day trips from base Vs linear tours. I often go out at 6-10am whilst on holiday and get back and the kids have gone to the pool and I can have a half hour in the caravan with a coffee and croissants...
by Jamesh
2 Jan 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

Glencoe inde hostel and the pub further up the road had a great atmosphere!

Shandwick inn just north of kildary too

Betty cookler Inn at oakhampton

Spoons at kendal

Not that I'm picky!

Just good food and atmosphere!!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Jan 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Route for LEJOG

From Cheddar I'd take the Strawberry line around to Clevedon then follow the Avon Cycleway over the Avon bridge as well. Defo take this route as I had a nasty headwind off the Bristol channel between wsm and clevedon. A bit of shelter makes cycling slot more pleasant esp with tired legs of Cornwall ...
by Jamesh
1 Jan 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route around peak District from Derby.
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Route around peak District from Derby.

I agree but as we were only there for two nights one full day was a decent result!

I'm allergic to the cats so getting out the house is a good idea!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Jan 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1944

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Lejog in June

Recent rides in dale's and peak District have been great!

Roll on 2020 - hope to start riding round the coast.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
1 Jan 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route around peak District from Derby.
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Route around peak District from Derby.

I could have simplified it by taking a trail north west of shepshed but I promise d myself no trails as I like the hills!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Cheers James
by Jamesh
31 Dec 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route around peak District from Derby.
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Route around peak District from Derby.

Had a great ride today guys! Thanks for all the helpful advice. Rode to Ashbourne then up the dove valley to Newhaven, across to Bakewell before heading south to grangemill to ride down the via gellia decent which senic if a bit grey without any leaves on the trees. Then down the A6 where I had a ro...
by Jamesh
31 Dec 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation
Replies: 44
Views: 1051

Re: Lezyne Mini GPS Navigation

Are there any cy ling stand alone GPS units? Like say a car GPS where you can input start and destination and it will direct you. The pc / phone to GPS seems a bit of a fiddle. Perhaps I should get a high phone capacity and use that however large batteries are usually large screened which is a large...
by Jamesh
31 Dec 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3256

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Might buy one of these, fit mudguards & rack. Anyone think carbon forks are ok for a commute across a muddy smooth field, hard packed gravel and potholed single track roads? Or should I go for the middle bike with steel fork? I weigh 70kg plus my work stuff etc I'd definately choose the steel f...