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by cycleruk
13 Sep 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16313

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

In the beginning:- C2C start.jpeg 2 and 1/2 days. With 9,000 feet of climbing for first 2 days and all downhill for last 1/2 day. Somewhere in the middle:- C2C Lorton.jpeg Cafe not open. :( C2C Hartside.jpeg Looking back over the lakes from Hartside. Extremely windy. Set off from Hartside and no jo...
by cycleruk
8 Sep 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16313

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

flash wrote:Nick...with your big thermos, you are spoiling us.....
Have you got a normal 3 pin socket so I can charge my phone??? :wink:


I don't think Nick has mains hook up at either camps if I read the original script correctly from Oldman. ?
by cycleruk
7 Sep 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16313

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Hoping there is electric in the caravans and a kettle. Tea bags and a mug hidden in my bag. :D
by cycleruk
5 Sep 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing rear mech jockey sprockets
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: replacing rear mech jockey sprockets

Some Shimano lower pulleys are direction specific. There is usually an arrow showing the direction of rotation.
If you get it the wrong way round it may be slightly noisy.
Other brands may not be fussy.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/s?q ... t=pricelow
by cycleruk
4 Sep 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16313

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nickeveson wrote:It is....and I love it

84Dawes 2011 range.jpg

:P
by cycleruk
4 Sep 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5199

Re: Rehook

I carry a 3 pack of chain hooks. :) ksstl1-1.jpg Those will be ideal for my triple chainset. :mrgreen: I do get the odd dropped chain but generally can re-ship just by changing up the FD and gently pedalling forwards. (both on and off the bike.) don't even need to touch the chain. Works 9 out of 10...
by cycleruk
3 Sep 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 993

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

If out on the bike then are you going to be carrying any device for wheel truing?
Me - I would just use thumb or finger. ( but I do carry a spoke tool.)
by cycleruk
2 Sep 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: minibus/coach into europe
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: minibus/coach into europe

Have you looked at "Bike Express" :-
http://bike-express.co.uk

If next year you might be able to book a group with them ?
by cycleruk
31 Aug 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16313

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Paulatic wrote:You’ve missed out Threlkeld village hall :D
I’ll be favouring that to Whinlatter.

And plenty of caffs in Keswick.
"Roosters" is only about 6 miles from the end of day 1. A "cream tea" stop possibly. :lol:
by cycleruk
31 Aug 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1363

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Having this type of adapter, would removing the stem allow the fork to completely removed from the bike.
If so may be easier to work on. :?:
by cycleruk
30 Aug 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 2167

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

Uran and Carthy reported to both have broken collar bones. Young Hugh is a friend and hope he mends well. It makes a race a lot more interesting when you know a rider. Watched his progress for a few years now from being a school boy, who entered our local evening tens, and then on to going professio...
by cycleruk
27 Aug 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 2167

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

How there wasn't a crash in the final sprint yesterday I don't know. Twitching of frames and riders from side to side a couple of times I thought they were a goner. :shock: Average speed for the day over 26 mph and goodness knows what the speed is in the sprint. Well done Sam Bennet. https://www.you...
by cycleruk
26 Aug 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight of Shimano FC-5703 triple with bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Weight of Shimano FC-5703 triple with bearings

The 5703 is 10 speed and, as I'm sure you are aware, 105 has gone to 11 speed now. :( So yes basically obsolete. I have two 5703s but no idea how much they weigh as they are both on bikes. Sorry not going to take them off. Certainly bearings don't last as the one on my winter bike is on it's 3rd set...
by cycleruk
23 Aug 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

Are you sure it is the gears ?
Is it an old freehub ?
Could be worn or sticky pawls suddenly jumping. :roll:
by cycleruk
22 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel/ally handebars - pros and cons?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Steel/ally handebars - pros and cons?

Would steel bars absorb shocks better than alloy ?