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  1. I'll be there to meet at troutbevk inn at 8.30 ready to ride Saturday 6th June troutbeck on the car parky bit just up from hotel 07854162998 Looks like Daryl etc will be there on sunday 7th Al is tough so he'll be staying down to ride it both days I think
  2. I'll discuss with Al and Gerry tonight and post up.It's a long ride 110/112 miles - you are lucky if you average 14 mph if its a mixed group (these days I'd be lucky to make 14mph I think!) so that's 8 hours in the saddle an hour or more for breaks.The middle 40 miles took us almost 4 hours. Last time we did it was the same weekend in June, 5 degrees at Troutbeck at 8.30 and we got back to the car about 10 hours later. That's quite a late return for a Sunday
  3. Can we firm up on this? Saturday 6th? Troutbeck pub? its where the route comes onto the A66 and turns left to head for Keswick Start time 8.30 down there? 9 am down there? SS
  4. Daryl, Al spoke to me about this. If it's still a day ride why not ride from the pub in Troutbeck; starts with a dual carriageway drag, through Keswick, has kirkstone as the last big one and a drag over 'whatever it's called edge'. Saves driving all the way into coniston thereby saving you 1/2. Hr or more driving each way at least. Maybe more? I'm probably coming along with Al if the Tories of Englandshire haven't executed all the public service workers by then and sold off their teeth and hair. I hear they are opening a smelting plant in Renfrewshire for the fillings. Oh, and a rendering plant for Glasgow City...
  5. Yeah, good ride yesterday. Now in know its only 135 mile round trip and I can leave the house after 7 I might be tempted again. SS
  6. Hi might be interested in a single adult one . Have you more details and a rough figure in mind? Simon
  7. Hey! On Monday on the way home from work my 2006 right hand ergolever's shift wand snapped very near the pivot. I mean the big one that allows you to change up the block and make things easier not the thumb button. I just spent half an hour changing the broken (plastic with a carbon triangular patch stuck on) lever for an aluminium one from an old centaur pair. Its a wee bit tricky but once you have a small star screwdriver, allen keys and needle nose pliers its ok. I had a look at the exploded diagram online yesterday but did it from memory tonight. Anyway, it all works ok and goes to show you should never chuck anything away... I should have replaced the Gsprings (as I have them) and regreased the front and rear bearings but ...next time... I took the broken one apart yesterday and used a carbon repair kit to try to patch it but to no avail (Ive fixed a carbon frame and (mtb) bars and a year on they are still ok. But no luck with the pretend carbon of this... Sooooo....... does anyone have any spare / broken ergolevers they dont want so I can reinstate the donor bike with its bits? / and /or put a carbon lever back on the now fixed one? I know Davie B had an issue - not sure if he fixed it? The original lever was a 10 speed Record carbon ultra but anything would probably do. Thanks SS
  8. Why not re-tap the hole or drill and tap it out to one of the more readily available threads? Or .... Phone Mercian: MERCIAN CYCLES 7 Shardlow Road, Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 0JG. United Kingdom. Telephone: (+44) 01332 752468. Email: [email protected] Or this lot? The UK's Premier Campagnolo Service Centre. We specialise in servicing all of your Campag components. 01227 786701
  9. Hi I am riding this event with some of the mountain bike bunch but we are riding the shorter route( round the katrine ?) we are riding out from milngavie over the stockiemuir and route seven if anyone wants to join us . One hundred miles all up if riding from milngavie
  10. The levers seem complicated but shouldn't defeat you. Most common repair needed in my experience was the G-springs (yes, really) needing replaced. You can download exploded diagrams as pdfs .they are on the campag site and the service centre will supply the parts . Generally cheap, ( used to be. Mercian cycles or Select cycle components both in or near Derby) If it clicks up the block but jumps back down- the ratchet doesn't seem to hold it's almost certainly the g springs. You need two . They used to be under a pound each and postage was three so order four springs Most easily done with a bench vise (tho I never had one) and I think you need a pair of three mm Allen keys Worth trying for the satisfaction of it if nothing else
  11. The levers seem complicated but shouldn't defeat you. Most common repair needed in my experience was the G-springs (yes, really) needing replaced. You can download exploded diagrams as pdfs .they are on the campag site and the service centre will supply the parts . Generally cheap, ( used to be. Mercian cycles or Select cycle components both in or near Derby) If it clicks up the block but jumps back down- the ratchet doesn't seem to hold it's almost certainly the g springs. You need two . They used to be under a pound each and postage was three so order four springs Most easily done with a bench vise (tho I never had one) and I think you need a pair of three mm Allen keys Worth trying for the satisfaction of it if nothing else
  12. Dont even think about JOGLE. I once met two guys at Gretna who were jogling while I was lejoging and there was no comparison on the experience. Think about the fact that you always notice when it's a Northerly or North Easterly wind. Prevailing wind is generally South Westerly so try going North East starting from the South West. Also stay off the boring A30 and A6 bits as you will only do it once. I went across the Severn on the Bridge then via Anglesey. Regards SS
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