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by jayd
13 Mar 2011, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kaffenback rear cable hanger
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Kaffenback rear cable hanger

Mini_V's: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=34580 If you can hang on till the morrow I can post up a pic or two. I guess the shorter arm profile of mini-v's have come out of the cyclocross scene - the Kaffenback is a bit of an all-rounder. No doubt regular V-brakes will work. Th...
by jayd
13 Mar 2011, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kaffenback rear cable hanger
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Kaffenback rear cable hanger

You could run a pair of Tektro mini-V brakes - no need for a cable hanger. That's what I've done with mine anyway. I have also fitted a travel agent (http://tinyurl.com/6cvrzlp) to take up the cable slack. It works well.
by jayd
2 Feb 2011, 3:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jogle worst parts???
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: Jogle worst parts???

Worst: first night camping in a Cornish field, with a gale blowing!
Best: Lairg to J O'G via Loch Naver and Bettyhill on the last day. Brilliant!
by jayd
5 Nov 2010, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recycling inner tubes?
Replies: 100
Views: 13890

Re: 101 Uses For An Old Inner Tube...

I've made rubber stamps from them. Just cut a shape out and stick it with double sided to a little block of wood. Makes good wrapping paper if you go for the homespun look.
by jayd
3 Nov 2010, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HELP!? Im designing panniers for the commuter?
Replies: 22
Views: 1657

Re: HELP!? Im designing panniers for the commuter?

A rack is the most practical thing you could put on a commuter bike along with mudguards.They instill confidence when carrying loads of any kind, provided they're attached correctly. Maybe you could come up with a bag/rack system. Personally I hate fussing around with velcro bits and zips and straps...
by jayd
19 Sep 2010, 1:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Official photographers at LE and JoG
Replies: 30
Views: 2534

Re: Official photographers at LE and JoG

I didn't mind the old hotel at all, I thought it better looking than the giant Tardis at Land's End. The start/finish line is still there and that mattered more - though does that really matter either?
by jayd
2 Sep 2010, 10:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Two days to go
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Two days to go

Good luck! I finished my solo camping/b+b lejog in 16 days including a bit of stoppage time with family and dealing with the police after my mobile phone got nicked from my tent. Thieves operate at 6.00am on campsites as I found out. Take your valuables with you to the shower block!
by jayd
6 Jul 2010, 10:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 662
Views: 355572

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I took delivery of a pair of very nicely built touring wheels the other week. Their email communication was great, delivery time and packaging excellent!
by jayd
3 Jul 2010, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" or 700c wheels ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4668

Re: 26" or 700c wheels ?

Mark Beaumont and James Bowthorpe seem to cope with 700c wheels.

I didn't have any problems with my experience at Paul Hewitt. He's not just a guy with a chart. He takes his time. He asks questions.
by jayd
15 Jun 2010, 11:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG is on - and why not?
Replies: 0
Views: 408

LEJOG is on - and why not?

A remarkably smooth ten minutes at Edinburgh Waverley station has secured rail tickets for me and my bicycle to Penzance, with the official start on the 15th July. I suspect the actual ticket buying was the easy part, and not the sometimes convoluted affair it sometimes is portrayed. Thank you all f...
by jayd
15 Jun 2010, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike frame size
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

Re: Touring bike frame size

I was also worried about frame sizes, but Mr Hewitt explained that you can tinker with other things to get the geometry right. For example, he recommended I use a saddle with a longer rail than a Brooks in order to move it further back, and some other stuff I pretended to understand. He said the sa...
by jayd
16 Jan 2010, 7:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Guinness Book of Records
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: The Guinness Book of Records

Very well done indeed!
by jayd
31 Aug 2009, 1:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CAMP SITES: the Good, the Bad and the....End of Year Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 3859

Re: CAMP SITES: the good, the bad and the bizarre...

Good: Scourie, Sutherland - good pitches, nice view, handy pub, clean showers, reasonable price
Bad: Lairg, "Dunroamin" ( :roll: ) Sutherland - soggy 'n' boggy with dratted coin-op shower.

Can't think of any strange ones.
by jayd
7 Jun 2009, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Cycling
Replies: 128
Views: 9377

Re: Slow Cycling

"you appear to be saying that left hooks are nothing to do at all with the way the cyclist was riding" The times I have been left hooked have had nothing to to with the way I have been riding, just the result of impatient/ careless/ malicious driving. Can't say for sure, I'm not a mind rea...
by jayd
7 Jun 2009, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Cycling
Replies: 128
Views: 9377

Re: Slow Cycling

Ellieb wrote:That's Ok then. Nice to know that there is nothing you can do as a cyclist to reduce the risk of it happening.

How do you know I don't try to minimise risk to myself on my commute? Pretty condescending.