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by jamiep
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, carradice saddlebag. larger the better
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: wtd, carradice saddlebag. larger the better

Not mine. There's a Super C Audax in eBay for £40. Most that go cheaper than than truly are mouldy
by jamiep
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?

I bought this last summer but afraid i've not actually tried it yet. LanShan 1 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000303876219.html But it cost £66, partly due to a site-wide sale that Ali regularly have. It has a few ties and lines that are chunky and could be replaced with lighter lines. And I recal...
by jamiep
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1206

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

nb, I have entered the Highland Fling 1000
by jamiep
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Apidura Bikepacking Bags
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: Apidura Bikepacking Bags

macskive wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:58 am
Apidura backcountry food pouch, small, £20.
I'll take this, please. PM your PP address. But it'll be tomorrow when I pay, not this evening, when I'm less drunked
by jamiep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 726

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Ray, I think it is worth getting the smart one from Halfords. Ive got that too. Dumb ones may as well be a £50 exercise bike / clothes horse. 'Grand Road Tours' is free to use - I've not set that up yet though so cant comment. If you get something from Halfords, I'll meet you with my British Cycling...
by jamiep
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, those cheap On-One helmets
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: So, those cheap On-One helmets

I read one report of that, I think on a Gravel FB Group, cannae mind the name.

The strap wasn't continuous, looped through the helmet inside, but a left strap and a right strap, which detached
by jamiep
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4494

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ah, nice one, thanks Jimmy
by jamiep
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4494

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

is anyone taking a vehicle from Edinburgh area for a lift for the petrol money?
by jamiep
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 51
Views: 3801

Re: Diary of a Randonneur - Goals now listed

Have you signed up for LEJOG yet? I am have a hard think about it and keep going back to its thread on YACF. Start and finish logistics are putting me off though
by jamiep
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 51
Views: 3801

Re: Diary of a Randonneur - Goals now listed

Phew. Aiming for a randonneur 5000 in your first full year doing these does seem ambitious. Doing the sums, I think that doing 300, 400, 600, 1000 and ECEing all of the remaining eight 200s to instead be 300 will get the standard Randonneur and RRTY .... but you'd STILL be 100 shy of 5000. Sounds to...
by jamiep
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

I can't see how the 'cockpit' [STW patter] could be set up in order to accommodate all the different hand positions. The same as how one's position will be off if one simply switches drop bars for flat bars (or vice versa) without also changing stem length/rise, stack height, saddle height and fore/...
by jamiep
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7868
Views: 825472

Re: The post man's been ...

11-40T cassette immediately after returning from Torino-Nice Rally on a 11-32T one
by jamiep
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Highland fling 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Highland fling 1000

there's been a thread on YACF for a while with some extra info/discussion https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112619.0

Considering it or one of the two other 1000+ km audax currently on the calendar for next year
by jamiep
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 2208

Re: Capital Trail?

I think I know where that is (I stay in Edinburgh and have done that part of the route many times). Ive never seen a sign. I was last there in June, I think. Just crack on and ignore signs or locked gates, it isn't private property and one is allowed responsible access
by jamiep
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 2208

Re: Capital Trail?

Embra = "Edinburgh".

Seems like a reasonable place to leave the car. There *MIGHT* be resident's only parking there. I dunno, you might be able to see the street sign of google streetview
by jamiep
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: SRAM mech compatability

1x rear mechs sensitive to chainline?
by jamiep
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: SRAM mech compatability

I am struggling to understand which bits are new and which are the existing parts: you added a front mech and a new left hand shifter but it is the rear shifting that you are now not happy with (yes?) Rear shifting with SRAM can be affected by the cable routing. What is the direction of the cable co...
by jamiep
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Sandstone way
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Sandstone way

Before I'd even seen the above comments, I'd intended to write: "death by a thousand gates was my Strava title at the time". Not a favourite route - aside from the gates, it mostly seems to involve riding through a farmer's field to the next gate. Have a gpx to follow as the markers aren't always ob...
by jamiep
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

Ive Rival hydro on my road bike, which are significantly better (both power and modulation/feel) than the three different cable discs I also have (Shim CX on CX bike; BB7 on gravel bike; low end Shim on commuter bike)
by jamiep
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7868
Views: 825472

Re: The post man's been ...

second hand Bunker Research book for prior to the TNRally
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Audax tips?

Oh, another tip for long distance cycling generally, go as easily as possible up hills so as to not go into the red. But also go hard descending, working about as hard as you do when cimbing, in order to maximise the distance/effort balance overall
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Audax tips?

I did a solo 400 yesterday, to complete the 200, 300, 400, 600 Super Randonneur for the season. - Go at a steady pace and fuel regularly, and you'll be able to carry on pretty much indefinitely. - Don't dally at stops but always stop to eat if you feel the bonk coming on else it'll be too late and y...
by jamiep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Audax tips?

Basic food will typically be provided by the organiser for the finish (unless the audax is an 'x rated' one). But controls are typically at/near normal cafes where one buys one's own food
by jamiep
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport

Retiredtester wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Nannybag.com and its Nice Airport I was referring to.
thanks, 38E for the 8 days I need. I think that's better than going for a thin cardboard box at the airport
by jamiep
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport

hijack: is there storage at on near Nice airport for a soft bike bag for the week?