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by jackfeeder
Sat Jul 06, 2013 14:45 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels

Sorted now got some schwalbe luganos for £15 each. Fitted them for me too. Had a job getting the old ones off as well . Great service again from Schmoos in Swansea :-)
by jackfeeder
Fri Jul 05, 2013 21:19 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels

Well thanks 4 that.
Anyone else with any recommendations?
by jackfeeder
Fri Jul 05, 2013 20:20 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Tyres for Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels

Hi, can anyone suggest a tyre that is ok to get off and on Fulcrum racing 5 wheels. I know tyres are usually a bit tight but this was extreme :evil: I have spent the last 2 hours getting Conti Ultra Gatorskin 25s on the wheels. The must be an easier combination.................... any recommendation...
by jackfeeder
Thu Apr 18, 2013 20:07 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Insurance Repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Insurance Repairs

Hi, has anyone had an experience of using Direct Validation Services for an insurance claim/repair? My cyclocross bike was involved in an accident with a dog and needs repairing. Got a quote from my local bike shop but my insurance company has told me I have to use the above mentioned organisation. ...
by jackfeeder
Wed Feb 13, 2013 00:03 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 100, am I in?
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Ride London 100, am I in?

Ok, please let me know if you think that this is a good idea or not. Ride London to set up a secure overnight bike storage facility where entrants could keep their bike. This would allow you to register on the Sat and set your bike up for the Sun morning. I'm thinking this may enable people to trave...
by jackfeeder
Tue Feb 12, 2013 18:46 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 100, am I in?
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Ride London 100, am I in?

Is anyone planning on meeting up at certain points round London to ride to the Olympic Park start? I may be staying in the Waterloo area and was wondering how tricky the cycle over would be, bearing in mind that I don't really know London that well? ....................and the fact I haven't got a G...
by jackfeeder
Thu Feb 07, 2013 23:02 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 100, am I in?
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Ride London 100, am I in?

Can anyone recommend a bike & family friendly place to stay near the start? I'm not familiar with London so anyone who's got advice.....that would be great.
How do you think people will get to the start - special transport laid on for entrants on the day perhaps?
cheers!
by jackfeeder
Thu Jun 28, 2012 20:38 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Etapes 2012
Replies: 324
Views: 20308

Re: Etapes 2012

Thanks for the offer Mitchventoux but there's no way I can travel that early. Looking like I'll have to pass on it. Good luck with your ride though.
by jackfeeder
Thu Jun 28, 2012 18:09 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Etapes 2012
Replies: 324
Views: 20308

Re: Etapes 2012

Ok, here's a massive cry for some help. Just been informed that I've won 2 places on Etape II. However I've got to organise and fund the following; flights, food(not really a problem), airport transfers, race start&finish transfers. I have never ridden in France before and am seriously wondering...
by jackfeeder
Thu Dec 15, 2011 00:27 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Wiggle Dragon Ride
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: Wiggle Dragon Ride

For anyone who hasn't done the Devil's Elbow - you are in for a treat. Scenery fantastic, the climb creeps up on you so you hit the steep mini-hairpin bends before you realise, it's deceptive. But from that point it's almost straight up the hill until another wicked bend and then the last steep grin...
by jackfeeder
Wed Dec 14, 2011 20:50 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Wiggle Dragon Ride
Replies: 59
Views: 5095

Re: Wiggle Dragon Ride

Done the old course twice before and enjoyed most of it. This route is better, more scenic and harder. I've done all the climbs but not all together in one ride! The toughest section will be after The Black Mountain (which is a very long drag but the descent is superb) until Glynneath. Bryn Melyn (D...
by jackfeeder
Mon Sep 12, 2011 22:41 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

Cheers, what's it called? Is it near the train station?
Just started reading Big John's book, good lad Mr.Hartson.
No bike for me on wed, getting the train and gonna walk up the mtn to watch the final selection, should be good.
by jackfeeder
Mon Sep 12, 2011 21:18 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

Can anyone recommend a good place to eat in Caerphilly wed lunchtime? If possible something healthy + a decent beer?
Ta,
by jackfeeder
Sun Sep 11, 2011 15:19 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: sportives and the weather
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Well I did the Tour of Pembrokeshire this year and it was the worst conditions I have ever ridden in. I turned up for a few reasons including - to support a local Welsh event which on a nice day is a superb route, to see if I could do hours in those conditions then it justifies the hours I get up ea...
by jackfeeder
Sat Sep 10, 2011 19:53 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

Just wondering if the weather will cause disruption, looks bad 4 2moro, but could be dangerous on mon - 60-70mph winds - changed race route is that a plan b do you think?
by jackfeeder
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Tour Rides - Tour of Britain
Replies: 226
Views: 17290

Good article in this months Procycling on the Welsh stage - their Garmin hit 23% on Caerphilly Mtn, that's more like it!
I'm going there on Wed in plenty of time, get a beer+grub & a good spot & pray 2 the weather gods. Come on G :)
by jackfeeder
Wed Sep 07, 2011 18:25 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

Good article in this months Procycling on the Welsh stage - their Garmin hit 23%, that's more like it! I'm going there in plenty of time, get a beer+grub & a good spot & pray 2 the weather gods. Come on G :-)
by jackfeeder
Wed Sep 07, 2011 14:28 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

Well that's the steepest bloody 12% I've been up - they may have a shock (maybe)!
by jackfeeder
Wed Sep 07, 2011 09:01 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spectating at Tour of Britain - Updated with pics!
Replies: 64
Views: 8184

By the way, does anyone have any tips for good viewpoints on the Welsh stage from Welshpool to Caerphilly? You could watch them all come up the climb from Brecon to Storey Arms. There's a few laybyes there but it will be busy I'd imagine - also toilets and burger vans. If you walked a short distanc...
by jackfeeder
Tue Aug 30, 2011 20:24 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Tour Rides - Tour of Britain
Replies: 226
Views: 17290

Never mind getting timed on any climbs I think anyone who got up Caerphilly Mtn should have an additional medal - what a #### that was.

Any video footage on the web yet, checked the other day and it was just straight ahead footage from a motorbike - not v.interesting.

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