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by Bob S
1 Jan 2008, 3:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG training - advice needed - am I on track ?
Replies: 37
Views: 10660

Never thought of those two.I have been down the one at Preston but never up, just mind the pot holes. I am thinking of ShefJog this year,. Ultralight weight camping.
by Bob S
1 Jan 2008, 3:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG training - advice needed - am I on track ?
Replies: 37
Views: 10660

Hill in Hertfordshire, about the steepest I know is Gravel Hill between Hexton and Lilley
Bedfordshire between Harlington and Upper Sundon
Buckinghamshire at Bow Brickhill, They are about the steepest that I know in your area.
by Bob S
1 Jan 2008, 3:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The First Cuckoo
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Yes this morning about 10.00, and a car driver pulled off the main road and asked if I need any help, which is the second time that I have been offered assitance by a motorist over the holiday period, when I have been mending a puncture.
by Bob S
1 Jan 2008, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bib longs
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Asso have some with a zip that comes just over half way, and also elasticated straps, but be careful releasing the tension, as it could cause a nasty or embarresing accident. The cost is a little on the high side for the luxury.
by Bob S
28 Dec 2007, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimmy
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Are your spokes all tight and none distorted, as you had a tumble?
by Bob S
22 Dec 2007, 3:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Forks at Wiggles
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Forks at Wiggles

Splashed out on a new pair of Reynolds Forks. Literature stated they should be supplied with Compression Cap and Brake Nut. Box had been opened and resealed (presume by supplier), no cap or nut. Emailed supplier, told they did not know anything about it, and offered to sell me non Reynold new ones. ...
by Bob S
21 Dec 2007, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: puncture resistant tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 2397

I have just been using Gatorskins (23) for the first time and had nothing but punctures since, I think it is just luck or fate how resistance to punctures you are.
by Bob S
21 Dec 2007, 8:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why am I so slow?
Replies: 48
Views: 7587

I do not know if air temprature has any effect, as yesterday it was foggy cold (-4) and I tackled a hill I usually do not have much trouble with, but I struggled. Admitted I had an extra vest and jumper on, I realy thought I was not going to make the summit. Any one else experienced this, or was I j...
by Bob S
16 Dec 2007, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Finishing off cable ends
Replies: 20
Views: 2957

Chronos sell a flux, or did 12 months ago.
Brown Label Code BL2
by Bob S
15 Dec 2007, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When you sit and sit waiting for traffic lights to change.
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

All the lights about this area appear to have a camera mounted on them, which seems to trigger them, I think, as early in the morning or when traffic is non existent. and they do not work, it seems to help if you extend your arm and wave it in the general direction of the lense, or it could be my im...
by Bob S
12 Dec 2007, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Low sun hazard
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

It is more scary when they come from behind on narrow roads, having been hit from the back once on a semi-wide road.
by Bob S
3 Dec 2007, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Undoing the Powerlink
Replies: 33
Views: 8552

powerlink

I do not know what the Scram one is like, but the Mavic one parts with no tools, very simple and reliable.
by Bob S
16 Nov 2007, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Punctures

I do not usualy use them but I know Var levers do work. Spar sell them.
by Bob S
16 Nov 2007, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Asymmetric - What does it mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

asyemmetric

I do not know, but could the outer case for bearings be bored out slightly eccentic to give small adjustment. you could check on V-blocks or between centre's
by Bob S
14 Nov 2007, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Asymmetric - What does it mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Assymetry

A lack of symmetry. ie. eccentric