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by johnmac
28 Sep 2015, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - which bit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

France - which bit?

Thinking of retiring to France. Bearing in mind that my hill-phobia will only get worse with age, which area is best for cycling? An area with quiet lanes, allowing quite long day rides without any use of main roads would be essential. Shropshire is what I'm used to and if I can't find comparable/be...
by johnmac
19 May 2015, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Peak District routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

Re: New Peak District routes?

The improved route from Stoke ends at Cheddleton. The tow path between there and Froghall is rideable, albeit slowly, on rough grass.
by johnmac
14 Mar 2015, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo still viable?
Replies: 34
Views: 4966

Re: Shimergo still viable?

With drop bars and a MTB transmission, I've tried Hubub, I've tried Shiftmate on the front mech and then Shiftmate on the rear mech. I've finally found happiness with an old Veloce lever on the left and a Shimano lever on the right. Now, everything works perfectly and reliably.
by johnmac
3 Mar 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spa saddles
Replies: 26
Views: 2983

Re: spa saddles

I was thinking of trying to soften my Nidd with neetsfoot oil...
by johnmac
12 Feb 2015, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What length bottom bracket do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: What length bottom bracket do I need?

All you need to know is the model of crank


Doh! Thanks :D
by johnmac
11 Feb 2015, 7:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Peak District routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

Re: New Peak District routes?

TrevA, thanks for taking the trouble to reply, which I appreciate, but the document you've linked to is two years old. I can find details of the original plan and bid, but I wonder what the current state of works is? I gather the Caldon Canal part is due to complete in June, but as for the rest of i...
by johnmac
10 Feb 2015, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What length bottom bracket do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: What length bottom bracket do I need?

Yes, I guess that's the sensible thing to do.
by johnmac
10 Feb 2015, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What length bottom bracket do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: What length bottom bracket do I need?

Hi reohn, I don't have access to the bike right now, but if I were to measure the chainline and find out which model of chainset, how could this information help me? Does Sheldon Brown have a table which answers my question? Thanks.
by johnmac
10 Feb 2015, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What length bottom bracket do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

What length bottom bracket do I need?

I need to replace the bottom bracket on my friend's Ridgeback Voyage. Other than removing the cranks and measuring, is there any way to know what size I want? I don't particularly want to dismantle and reassemble twice.
by johnmac
8 Feb 2015, 12:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Peak District routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

New Peak District routes?

A couple of years ago, funding was announced for several new paths in the Peak District, due to open this year. Has this gone ahead? I can find no new information. Pedal Peak Phase 2 On 12 August 2013 the Pedal Peak Phase 2 project was awarded £5 million from the Government's National Park Cycle Fun...
by johnmac
3 Feb 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new cycling paths
Replies: 16
Views: 3284

Re: new cycling paths

A couple of years ago, funding was announced for several new paths in the Peak District, due to open this year. Has this gone ahead? I can find no new information.
by johnmac
17 Jan 2015, 1:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35929

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

I wonder if BC could be persuaded to offer a touring section to accommodate those of us who feel disenfranchised by CTC? At the moment, the insurance is all that attracts me to BC, though that may be enough on its own.
by johnmac
4 Jan 2015, 11:47am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35929

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

Fair comment Gaz; it was intended to be derogatory :mrgreen:
by johnmac
4 Jan 2015, 9:54am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35929

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

As an aside, how much am I being paid to manually go through posts removing thinly disguised swearing? Oh, nothing. Maybe I ought to save the effort by just deleting the posts and get on with enjoying the last day of my Christmas holiday. :lol: Please reacquaint yourselves with the forum rules on s...
by johnmac
1 Jan 2015, 8:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35929

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

I didn't renew my membership after the organisation was hijacked by the charity people. I was thinking of rejoining, but this sad situation has put me right off the idea.

Good luck CJ; I hope you realise that you're well respected, <moderated>