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by mountainman531
14 Sep 2010, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Accident Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Traffic Accident Help

The Police in this instance don't even know the Highway Code: Rule 163 "give vulnerable road users at least as much space as you would a car" i.e. they should pass you as though you were as wide as a car. If you could reach out and touch the vehicle as it passed then the driver is clearly ...
by mountainman531
14 Sep 2010, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Accident Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Traffic Accident Help

Contact the legal department at CTC HQ, it's what you pay your subs for.
by mountainman531
13 Sep 2010, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bulge in Schwalbe tyre
Replies: 21
Views: 2614

Re: Bulge in Schwalbe tyre

I once bought a pair of Schwalbe marathons at York Rally and found that the beading didn't bed against the rim properly, I was lucky I was going uphill at the time when the tyre was trying to get off the front rim. We have a pair on our tandem (26 x 1.5") and I currently have a 700 x 25 on the ...
by mountainman531
13 Sep 2010, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Framesaver for steel frames
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Re: Framesaver for steel frames

Good idea but silica gel becomes saturated and then needs to be dried out or replaced.
by mountainman531
13 Sep 2010, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Framesaver for steel frames
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Re: Framesaver for steel frames

I've heard that framesaver is, basically, a thinner version of waxoyl.
I've used Waxoyl in the sills of a Maestro and it's pretty thick stuff and vile to use too. With a bike frame how much weight is it going to add?
by mountainman531
13 Sep 2010, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Framesaver for steel frames
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Framesaver for steel frames

Until this year I have been able to keep my bikes in the house but now I'm having to keep all but one of them in the garage where it is naturally damp. I have three with steel frames which have had no treatment. I know about framesaver in an aerosol can which is used to protect the insides of steel ...
by mountainman531
12 Sep 2010, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

I saw you three hurriedly getting ready at the start. You caught and passed me at the first control, Ravensclose and I never saw you again after that. I can do the miles so long as I get fed at regular intervals, beans and/or egg on toast, crumble and custard, fish and chips but not necessarily in t...
by mountainman531
8 Sep 2010, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

Well, not just for chips there was a rather large fish as well! Yes it can be tough going on the Northern Dales 200k. On Sunday the first 57 miles into the wind was a softener, then the heat combined with climbing. There are some steep sections on the climb from Langthwaite to Tan Hill but it's not ...
by mountainman531
6 Sep 2010, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

At 8am on Sunday around 26 cyclists set off from Arnside Youth Hostel into the wind. About 7 or 8 miles out I saw one rider returning whence he came and he was one of two who abandoned in bizarre circumstances. I felt that I was making good progress and I had let the bunch go right from the start. G...
by mountainman531
3 Sep 2010, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strange place names
Replies: 146
Views: 17352

Re: Strange place names

There's a place in Bolton, I think, called Nob End and as I'm from Bury I will make no further comment! :D
by mountainman531
2 Sep 2010, 11:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

I went out on Wednesday and did 105 miles, v hilly at first then just hilly and finally rolling. 105 miles in 10h 55m. I think the heat got to me a bit in the afternoon, it was helmet off for some distance but with 7 miles left the blackcurrant pie and custard I had 25 miles out seemed to kick in as...
by mountainman531
31 Aug 2010, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

On my 90 mile test ride I stopped in Settle after 70 miles and had fish and chips, the cafes being closed by this time. It certainly seemed to work, should be plenty of carbohydrates in the chips.
by mountainman531
31 Aug 2010, 9:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fit for 200k or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Fit for 200k or not?

This is excellent advice but I know what I am letting myself in for routewise as I have done this ride several times in the past and the map is in my head. Indeed, I have been referred to in the past as an A to Z on legs! I remember doing the Fleet Moss 200 several years ago when the main pack went ...
by mountainman531
30 Aug 2010, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 25c tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: 25c tyres

In a word, no!
I ride on the road and our tandem came with the Schwalbe's fitted which are nowhere near to being replaced yet.
"mountainman531" refers to climbing ability, I'm doing an audax next Sunday which includes 3,000m of climbing in 200k.
by mountainman531
29 Aug 2010, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 25c tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: 25c tyres

I have foun dthe Continental Gatorskins to be a very tight fit on my drc 700 x 25 rims so having ridden Schwalbe Marathon plus 26" x 1.5" on our tandem with no punctures in over 2,000 miles I am now trying their 700 x 25's on a solo.