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by Jamesh
7 Jul 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Aire Saddle
Replies: 34
Views: 2996

Re: Spa Aire Saddle

I think your right.

I'm not going to do anything drastic.

I cannot see my touring tokens being recharged anytime soon by the Mrs :( so I will use it for day rides!!!

Nw500 or Lon las Cumru comes to mind.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Aire Saddle
Replies: 34
Views: 2996

Re: Spa Aire Saddle

I've now done approx 2000 miles on my spa saddle but I don't think it's truly broken in. Several days of hot weather didn't help nor did leaving the bike in a drying room one night. One thing I'm thinking is the vanish? on the topside is quite im pervous to moisture as is the cloth bonded to the und...
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?
Replies: 47
Views: 1532

Re: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?

pwa wrote:I don't see the need for a 50t or more chain ring on a tourer, unless you have had enough and you are desperately trying to put distance between yourself and your family.



Classic

Is that what I've been doing this last week!
Sitting in a thurso restaurant!!
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does frame material matter (2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Does frame material matter (2016)

Give me a steel bike on 28mm tyres!!!

I've gone 8 rounds with carbon this week!

Going to get the steel bikes up to scratch in terms of gears and brakes.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 4285

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Hi
Just finished my lejog.

Thanks to oldmanonabike ken for his support.

I found a another of your "clan" who led me to loch Lomond.

Are you guys cycling c2c on a Monday?

I would love to ride with you or pop up in an evening

I live in the south dales area Leeds

Cheers James
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2283

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

Hi finished today at 5pm nice easy ride from just south of Tain up round the coast. 2nd breakfast at poppies cafe in golespie well recommended. The helmsdale and berriedale hills which were decent hills but not beyond a steady churn. Lunch a berriedale tea rooms a bit posh for my liking £7.20 for a ...
by Jamesh
6 Jul 2019, 7:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinging or knocking heard from bottom bracket
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Pinging or knocking heard from bottom bracket

Which type of BB? My bb30 one has been creaking all week. The bearings are moving in the shell. If it's a hollowtech one make sure the two Allen key bolts are suitably tight. If spare tapered then make sure the bolt or Allen key is really tight. Otherwise it might be the bearings failing or some gri...
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2283

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

Best place for lunch on A9 tomorrow? thinking river bothy at berradale?!

Let me know asap if you have any better suggestions?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip

Holyhead to Lowestoft to Brighton to st David's to holy head?!
Or where ever is convenient to start off from.
Roughly 900 miles....?

Cheers James
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2313

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

I'm currently riding the EV6 with a bike packing setup, having previously done chunks of this with panniers when touring with the kids. Why not panniers this time? Basically because I'm stretching the limits of how far unfit me can go each day, so bike packing bags mean I can take the lightweight b...
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?
Replies: 47
Views: 1532

Re: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?

My ideal tourer / would be a cheap 501 / 531 or more expensive 525 / 725 frame. Dual pivot brakes or canti or disk brakes No more than 8 or perhaps 9 speed. 2 pairs of wheels one lighter rs11 / askium And a heavier 319 / 719 etc pair for touring and winter commuting. Gearing I wouldn't mind trying 1...
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2283

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

Great day today. Glencoe to nr Tain. Started out a 7.30 from Glencoe indie youth hostel. Low cloud and drizzle with a sw wind strengthing through the day. Arrived at fort William for breakfast at 8.30 but all shops were shut. Ended up in Morrisons for cooked breakfast. Chose the Scottish breakfast w...
by Jamesh
4 Jul 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2283

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

Day 6 Left paisley at 8.30 having had breakfast with relatives. Rode into paisley on the disused railway line and then dropped down into paisley then Renfrew to pick up the ferry across the clyde. I then serendipitously met an old chap named Roy who showed me the ncn74 route up to balloch we had a n...
by Jamesh
4 Jul 2019, 12:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2283

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

Conclusion to day 5 Puncture between Abington and lesmahagow quickly sorted prob pinch flat. Pasties and grapes. At Tesco Lesmahagow. Took the road from Lesmahagow to strathaven then paisley wind still blowing strong on the nose! Hard work and then into east Kilbride etc. Road surfaces were dire. To...