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by ilovegrace
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheel buying help
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Wheel buying help

Far from an expert on this topic so any help is gratefully received.

Looking for a set of wheels and have been guided to these .
What do you think ?

http://www.usedbikepartsuk.com/product/ ... -11-speed/

Regards
ILG
by ilovegrace
Fri Sep 20, 2019 13:43 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17026
Views: 1535554

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

I must say I love this section of the forum but it drives me nuts when you get a notification of a new bargain only to find off topic chat..... Imagine my annoyance reading this! Yes and No . I to am looking for a bargain , however if one is posted then subsequent post comment on the deal , like it...
by ilovegrace
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What do you recommend
Replies: 12
Views: 666

What do you recommend

So , the bike stable is Best bike Look 566 middle bike Felt Z5 Winter bike Planet x London road I am planning my winter riding , averaging 150-170 miles a week commuting and weekend rides. The London Road is my weekday commuter and wet Sunday ride with the Felt on duty on dry days. The thing is over...
by ilovegrace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 14:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Back pain and a new bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Back pain and a new bike

How tall are you and what is the top tube length.?
this sounds like the same problem I had with a lappiere Xelius .
regrds
ILG
by ilovegrace
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Problems with Rear Mechs
Replies: 152
Views: 22339

Re: Problems with Rear Mechs

Thanks chaps Did a little tinkering last night. Gears running better but still a little noisy. Going to have to pop into http://www.yorkshirecyclehub.co.uk/ and see if the nice chaps there will give it a quick look see. Ps For anyone visiting or planning to visit North Yorkshire moors area the Yorks...
by ilovegrace
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Problems with Rear Mechs
Replies: 152
Views: 22339

Re: Problems with Rear Mechs

Help !! Decided to "fine tune " my rear mech < ultegra 10 speed , for a sportive on Saturday and made it worse !! The main issue is when on small cog at the back there is a grinding noise , I have tried the lower limit setting at different places but cant get away from the noise. I have al...
by ilovegrace
Fri Aug 02, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Hi all Just returned from a week in Ashbourne (Sandybrook lodges). In spite of getting drenched on every ride , I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. One thing I have learnt is , I cannot read a map . Ended up lost on most of my rides , but no problem there are lanes scattered about all over and with little...
by ilovegrace
Wed Jul 24, 2019 17:47 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

I am now 57 . in the past I have had 3 episodes of prollapsed/herniated discs . Although I feel sometime in the future I may need to consider an e bike but not yet. To me you should be doing everything you can to manage the situation you are in .but prolapsed disc .unless the disc has compresed beyo...
by ilovegrace
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Pilot Pete wrote:
ilovegrace wrote:Great thanks for the help .
PS
Do we know the map ref number I would need for this area ?
regards
ILG


OS Landranger sheet 119

PP

great thank
regards
ilg
by ilovegrace
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Great thanks for the help .
PS
Do we know the map ref number I would need for this area ?
regards
ILG
by ilovegrace
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Carlton Kirby
Replies: 794
Views: 62324

Re: Carlton Kirby

I like CK , i honestly do
by ilovegrace
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Thread resurrection.
The management team have decided on a lodge in Ashbourne peak district.
I do not do GPS or strava so if anyone can recommend a map for this area and if possible some route recommendations for some hilly , challenging 2 hour is rides .
All help gratefully received .
regards
ILG
by ilovegrace
Thu Jul 04, 2019 19:31 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: will I ever climb Rosedale Chimney?
Replies: 46
Views: 2597

Re: will I ever climb Rosedale Chimney?

I live and train in and around the chimney area , and have climbed it many, many times. I an not , no way ,a track stander , and have no idea how to do one. The only way , the only way to get up the chimney is to be fit , specifically bike fit. Mind set , track standing etc might help but if you are...
by ilovegrace
Sun Jun 16, 2019 14:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Good afternoon all
Many thanks again for all who took the time to offer advice.
I am edging , ever so slightly, to Derbyshire, peak district.
Mind you Grace is pushing for Longleat, so not sure my opinion will carry much weight !!
regrds
ILG
by ilovegrace
Thu Jun 13, 2019 18:05 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Centreparcs Longleat? Easy access to superb cycling in north Dorset, SE Somerset, SW Wiltshire. Easy access to beautiful Bath, Southampton not too far away or Salisbury. Pretty Frome on your doorstep. Is cenreparcs worth it ? Are there any lodges in this area we could look at , I have heard a few a...
by ilovegrace
Thu Jun 13, 2019 17:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Hi All Many thanks for you replies , loads to think about . My daughter found this last night , any thoughts on the area ? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/27127399?irgwc=1&irclid=0LwQCiUYqxyJTJV0Mrw2-RyDUklUAqWSl3LJ3w0&ircid=4273&sharedid=api&af=126336198&iratid=9627&c=.pi73....
by ilovegrace
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Re: Cycling holiday in the UK

Hi All Many thanks for you replies , loads to think about . My daughter found this last night , any thoughts on the area ? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/27127399?irgwc=1&irclid=0LwQCiUYqxyJTJV0Mrw2-RyDUklUAqWSl3LJ3w0&ircid=4273&sharedid=api&af=126336198&iratid=9627&c=.pi73.p...
by ilovegrace
Wed Jun 12, 2019 15:09 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling holiday in the UK
Replies: 56
Views: 3887

Cycling holiday in the UK

So. I asked a question a few weeks ago about holidaying in Port pollensa. Well , that does not seem as though it is going to happen. We are now on Plan B We , Emma Grace (!$) and friend of Grace (15) are looking at a lodge holiday in the UK with the following spec. Cycling , I live in the North York...
by ilovegrace
Wed May 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Port Pollensa
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: Port Pollensa

Hi
Still looking 1 bed apartment at Duva 2 adults 15 yr old £ 2100 ish with Jet 2
Thinking , thinking , thinking !
ILG
by ilovegrace
Wed May 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17026
Views: 1535554

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

I have used gore running and cycling gear for 30 years now always good stuff but .............
The Gore C5 Bib shorts are rubbish.
regards
ILG

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