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by Thigh_burn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 15:08 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Where to park in london on saturday
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: Where to park in london on saturday

Nowadays, I park around Hammersmith using Just Park and get the tube from there. Outside the charging zones so the parking is effectively 'free'. Came here to recommend JustPark, it's a brilliant app. If there are a few of you and you have shopping, personally I'd suggest driving into town. It's no...
by Thigh_burn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Etape du Tour 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Etape du Tour 2020

Same day as the Marmotte then - do they normally clash ? Seems odd that two of the biggest sportives are on the same day. Quite like the look of the Etape The Maratona is the same day as well. All they need to do is change the date of the Mallorca 312 and they've got a full house. Thinking about it...
by Thigh_burn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 09:17 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Is November too late for Mallorca?
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Is November too late for Mallorca?

I've approached some tour operators and they don't seem to do Mallorca in November. Has anyone cycled there in November, what was the weather like? I'm thinking of doing it alone or maybe go to the hotel that works with Canyon.
by Thigh_burn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Problem with Brompton gearing
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Problem with Brompton gearing

I've got a 3 spd Brompton. I had a problem with the gears a couple of months ago where they were slipping and not engaging, especially 3rd gear. I took it in for a service and they fixed it. I've now got a problem where it doesn't feel like the 1st gear is engaging, and I simply have use of gears 2 ...
by Thigh_burn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Newbie looking for some advice/help
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: Newbie looking for some advice/help

Nice job on the weight loss. Very impressive indeed.

On the pedals, I'd recommend something that is flat one side and SPD the other. They are 'mountain bike' pedals, but a great intro to clipless pedals and work just fine on a road bike. Something like Shimano's M530 or M324
by Thigh_burn
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Panini Stickers and Cards: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2436

Re: Panini Stickers and Cards: Tour de France 2019

RideOnTime wrote:Album secured.

Where did you get it from? I was in France for a couple of weeks and looked everywhere without luck. I assumed they'd pulled it after the TdF finished.
by Thigh_burn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 16:54 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: How Busy is your LBS?
Replies: 45
Views: 5313

Re: How Busy is your LBS?

jds_1981 wrote:Incidentally, are swiftcycles any good?


I've found them very good. I haven't bought a bike from them, but have been for a bike fit and bought various accessories. Their website is appalling and they acknowledge that, I think it's part of the upgrade they're doing.
by Thigh_burn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 15:16 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Paris
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Paris

Are there any great bike shops in Paris it's a worth visit to? Also, any recs for Paris aves les enfants? Merci. Isn't there something called 'Disneyworld' "? Or is that somewhere else? Disneyland Paris, which is a ways outside of the city really. That and the mortgage you'll need in order to ...
by Thigh_burn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 18:13 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Paris
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Paris

Are there any great bike shops in Paris it's a worth visit to?

Also, any recs for Paris aves les enfants? Merci.
by Thigh_burn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 15:25 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Estepona or similar destination
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Estepona or similar destination

I haven't cycled around Estepona, but know it well. I often see cyclists around so clearly there is a strong cycling culture. But - and for me it's a big but - along pretty much the entirety of the coast down there is a very fast dual-carriageway. Basically a two lane motorway. I often see what look...
by Thigh_burn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22223

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Does anyone know if the drinks stations is as it says just drinks or do they also do some food stuff?? Or is food just at the hubs? I don't know for certain this year, but on the two occasions I've done it (2018 & 2016), the drinks stops had some food as well. IIRC there were usually some gels ...
by Thigh_burn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: How Busy is your LBS?
Replies: 45
Views: 5313

Re: How Busy is your LBS?

Mine isn't very busy at all. Not helped by a miserable sod who owns it and a failure to respond with the times. I only buy small consumables from there. I don't bother getting them to do servicing having heard some horror stories from experienced friends. I'm not in retail, but it feels like a real ...
by Thigh_burn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Best place to watch TdF
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: Best place to watch TdF

Is there any way to wangle entry to the race village - either arrival or depart? I’m now going to Toulouse and getting a bit closer would be exciting. Sports Tours Intl do seem to offer access to depart but appear to be sold out for Toulouse. Any other ways to do it?
by Thigh_burn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!

I'm guessing if this was an issue the lock-ring wouldn't have gone on? I tightened that up no issue really. Hows yours running now? all good? Yes, you're probably right. Working all well now, no issues. Well thats good news! What the spacing between the biggest 2 sprockets like? same as all others?...
by Thigh_burn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!

Jamieluton wrote:I'm guessing if this was an issue the lock-ring wouldn't have gone on? I tightened that up no issue really.

Hows yours running now? all good?


Yes, you're probably right. Working all well now, no issues.
by Thigh_burn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 09:18 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Miche Primato 11 speed cassette-Help!

Have you checked that the cassette is sitting placed as far along the spindle as possible? When I fitted my primato (also running Athena) I needed to give them a bit of a tap with a rubber hammer to make sure they were as far along as possible. Once I'd done that and ensured that all the sprockets w...
by Thigh_burn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 08:43 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Best place to watch TdF
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: Best place to watch TdF

Thanks for all the tips so far. I take on board the mountain comments, but logistics / timing make it difficult. However, it does look like I could make it to Toulouse for stages 11 (where it ends) and 12 (where it starts). I appreciate it's not the same as being on the Galibier, but I'm assuming it...
by Thigh_burn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 08:40 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Repair stand recs
Replies: 20
Views: 1779

Re: Repair stand recs

I bought the X-Tools stand, Wiggle's own brand. So far I'm very happy with it. It feels sturdy, packs away neatly and does everything I need at the moment. Thanks for all the suggestions.
by Thigh_burn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 13:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Saddle returns?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Saddle returns?

Quite a few places will allow you to rent out test version of the saddle. Brooks do via their store. Condor in London also do and obviously have a broad range of saddles.
by Thigh_burn
Mon Jun 24, 2019 15:46 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Repair stand recs
Replies: 20
Views: 1779

Re: Repair stand recs

I ended up going with Wiggle's own brand. It was cheaper than others, I'll report back on quaility when it arrives. The issue with the Tacx one is height. I tinker with my bike in a basement and don't have lots of height to play with, so a clamp seems best.

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