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by Dean
7 May 2008, 10:10am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Hub Jub - quality service!
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Yep, Will runs a great service - the last time I bought something, he asked about a sprocket I'd bought about a year earlier. I'm slightly disappointed that it's such a long time since I bought anything there...
by Dean
7 May 2008, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roundabouts
Replies: 37
Views: 4953

I agree with the above advice about behaving like a car: it takes some getting used to, but the one distinct advantage is visibility. Drivers are more likely to see you because you are in the spot where they are looking. I'm not sure about the one on the A1046 namely the Portrack Roundabout, very bu...
by Dean
7 May 2008, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maximum Speed
Replies: 67
Views: 9313

For the record, my maximum is around 56 mph, which I've set on the B6275 coming down from the Royal Oak. This is an old Roman road and therefore arrow straight, and has about a 1 in 10 gradient. I know someone who claims to have topped 60 mph here - with a northerly wind and a high enough gear, I'd ...
by Dean
21 Apr 2008, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Way!
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Hope you enjoy it! Of the two, I've only ridden up Kirkstone Pass, but I can certainly recommend that - it's one of the most fabulous places to ride a bike. Just watch out for caravans in June time! You can nip through Pooley Bridge and Penrith and back onto the A686 for the CTC. Hartside (if you've...
by Dean
21 Apr 2008, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using Trains As Part Of Training
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Being a cheap Northerner, I object to paying for what I can do for free. OTOH it does often mean 20-odd miles of sheer boredom on some of the duller routes around here (e.g. Redcar to Darlington).

Plus, of course, if you catch a train, you can stop for a pint while you're waiting :wink: