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by jeffbwood
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll pick through these later on tonight. I had thought about riding the Cat and Fiddle the East to West direction (I've previously ridden it from Macclesfield) but not too sure if the return roads to Hanley would be great. You can head back easy enough via Wildboarc...
by jeffbwood
Wed Aug 21, 2019 13:01 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Routes from Stoke-on-Trent

As @DeVlaeminck has said. Why not head up towards the Cat but head at it from Flash side. There's a number of options to get up there easy enough although I'd be avoiding the main Leek road. Maybe via Allgreave to Flash which is a great climb. Then you could head down into Buxton then up and out to ...
by jeffbwood
Fri Aug 16, 2019 13:33 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Canyon ACROS grub screw measurement.
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Canyon ACROS grub screw measurement.

Not sure to be honest and not going to take mine apart sorry. You can buy the whole clamping cover here though

https://shop.acros.de/spare-parts/headset/1532/clamping-cover-ai-70-fiber-canyon/i-lock

Or drop Acros a quick email as I'm sure they'll be able to tell you.
by jeffbwood
Fri Aug 16, 2019 13:27 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help, lowering stem on carbon headset with no top cap bolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Help, lowering stem on carbon headset with no top cap bolt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhgI_6qbBqU Does it resemble this one?? Yes! So it looks like you adjust it using a couple of giant metal cocktail sticks.. No doubt supplied with the bike from new but I'm betting you didn't get them...? Couple of small screwdrivers will probably do the same thing S...
by jeffbwood
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: My New Bike!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3807

Re: My New Bike!!

Imposter wrote:Bikes aren't fast - riders are.


is that the new goldie looking chain number? :D
by jeffbwood
Tue Jul 30, 2019 16:12 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Garmin crashed
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Garmin crashed

It's not sounding good then :( Press and hold doesn't work, pressing and holding everything doesn't work, it's just unresponsive. RFTM.... Garmin suggest plugging in and holding down the power button. It worked :) good that the hard re-set worked. I found with my 1000 that when the internal memory ...
by jeffbwood
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campagnolo Shimano compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Campagnolo Shimano compatibility

rob39 wrote:I've a Shimano Cassette 105 / freehub on Campag wheels. Need a new freehub. Would any shimano freehub fit the campag


No - it would need to be the correct freehub for your campagnolo wheels. What wheels are they as there is plenty of tech support on the campagnolo website.
by jeffbwood
Fri Jul 26, 2019 20:44 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour of Britain 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 12840

Re: Tour of Britain 2019

dodgy wrote:I love descending the Yeld, shame about the crossroads at the bottom, wonder how fast it could be otherwise.


Agree, but they’re heading the other way in the ToB. Up from the crossroads and then dropping towards Delamere and turning left to skirt Mouldsworth and through Ashton
by jeffbwood
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 22
Views: 1348

Re: Heatwave

I'm really good at reclaiming desserts....
by jeffbwood
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour of Britain 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 12840

Re: Tour of Britain 2019

The Yeld will make a tidy little climb to watch. I'm on the other side of Delamere, but that's what I'd want to be watching if I had the chance. It will indeed. Nasty 90 degree at the bottom on the other side that may catch some out too. I think that Chapel Lane could be a good launch pad for a bre...
by jeffbwood
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour of Britain 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 12840

Re: Tour of Britain 2019

larkim wrote:The Wirral stage dives into my bit of Cheshire, might have to try to see them out there.


Yeah - mine too and looking forward to it. It looks liked they'll be heading through Kelsall and up Chapel Lane (KOM) and The Yeld before turning back for Birkenhead.
by jeffbwood
Mon Jun 24, 2019 08:56 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Broken Part - OK to ride?
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Broken Part - OK to ride?

I had exactly the same as this happen to my Canyon Ultimate as soon as I got it out of the box; 2015 version of the CF SLx. One up shift onto the big ring and heard a crack and the whole guide had disintegrated. I suspect it had been from over tightened cable. They're only a a couple of euros to rep...
by jeffbwood
Wed May 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Internal Cabling - Best liners?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Internal Cabling - Best liners?

Wont be under compression, so that tubing type would be good to go. Just wondering if those internal routing kits are worth considering to alleviate any hassle as it s a fresh frameset build and heavens above they could have put cable guides in, but no, they havent. If you mean like the Park Tools ...
by jeffbwood
Wed May 22, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommend premium gear cable brand
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Recommend premium gear cable brand

I too used to use Yokozuna but given it's cost and the fact it was fast becoming unavailable I switched to Jagwire generally and buy the outer and inners in bulk. I use the stainless slick inners which I can't fault so you could give these a go. I generally buy off ebay.
by jeffbwood
Tue Apr 23, 2019 07:48 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Best Bearing Press Tools
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Best Bearing Press Tools

We’ve got one of these. Had itforyearsand have used it for headsets a go-go and press fit b/bs: Bombproof and very recommended. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/cyclus-headset-press/rp-prod172499 I can also vouch for the cyclus headset press. I've had mine for years (bought in 2006) and was a ba...
by jeffbwood
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campag + discs: £2k-3k
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Campag + discs: £2k-3k

SecretSam wrote:
Thing is, I have a "winter" bike. What I am after is something for sunny Sundays...


Granted - but hence why i suggested the Mason does both very well and mentioned the Bowman. Perhaps you could confirm preferred frame material to narrow people's suggestions?
by jeffbwood
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campag + discs: £2k-3k
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Campag + discs: £2k-3k

Dolan DR1 with Potenza Hydro Disc? Can be had for between £2500 - £3000 Comes in either Black/Yellow or Grey/Red. https://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/disc-road/carbon/dolan-dr1-carbon-disc-road-bike-campag-potenza-11-hydro-se-build.html My mason above came in at less than £3k. In fact with the Hunt 4 ...
by jeffbwood
Sun Apr 07, 2019 21:41 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campag + discs: £2k-3k
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Campag + discs: £2k-3k

SecretSam wrote:
arlowood wrote:Couldn't see an embedded image hence this post. May just be my PC tho so apologies to jeffbwood

Image


Sorry, just come back following house move.

Nice bike. Too blue :evil:


Ta. They do it in grey too......
by jeffbwood
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campag + discs: £2k-3k
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Campag + discs: £2k-3k

arlowood wrote:Couldn't see an embedded image hence this post. May just be my PC tho so apologies to jeffbwood


Thanks @arlowood - thought i'd done it right but obviously not!
by jeffbwood
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campag + discs: £2k-3k
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Campag + discs: £2k-3k

^^^^ This is exactly how I built mine up. Last year Merlin had cracking deals on H11 and I managed to pick up discs/calipers/shifters and chainset for about 50% RRP. That and their loyalty scheme meant for a really good deal. The off-putting thing for me with going for lower end (e.g. potenza) lever...

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