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Thanks for the tip Flatus - reckon I'll go for this on day 1 -
Rides and Touring / Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Last post by Polar Bear on Today at 08:08:00 pm »
Hmm, not our experience to date Rob but thanks for the warning.  It would be good to see you.   I don't suppose we can tempt you and your friends to Kajsa's talk in the evening?

Given that we'll be nearing the end of the ride and that we can cut out the Wellesbourne extension if time is a factor I don't think that it will be too much of a consequence.

A timely reminder perhaps for folk to put some layers in their bags to keep warm if necessary at the stop.     
The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by robgul on Today at 07:56:52 pm »
Cleaned one of my Van Nics to within an inch of its life - stripped down, cranks off, BB out, brakes off, mechs off - all degreased etc.  All back together and looking very smart.

The Knowledge / Re: How stem length is measured
« Last post by Brucey on Today at 07:52:35 pm »
I agree it is usually the length from the centre of one clamp to the centre of the other, i.e. 'hypotenuse' (although it isn't really a right-angled triangle because the steerer tube isn't vertical). This means that (with the same length stem) the forward reach reduces as the angle increases, in much the same way as it would with an angle-adjustable stem.

Retailers don't always know what the correct measurement method is, e.g. see contradictory Q&A answers here;

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Rides and Touring / Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Last post by robgul on Today at 07:50:54 pm »
A word of warning - from experience the service at the Lighthorne place is sloooooooow so it might be worth trying to get a menu and pre-order.

I see the route goes through Wellesbourne, if anyone is in need of a bike shop there is one in the village, in Bridge St just off the small gyratory system next to the Methodist church.  Open 0900 to 1730 on Saturdays.

It's just possible I might tootle over to Lighthorne for lunch if the weather is clement ... taking the risk on the food service!

Rides and Touring / Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Last post by Polar Bear on Today at 07:36:25 pm »
Thanks for letting me know Chris.   I'll warn Mark.
Audax / Re: Beyond the Dales We Know 300km 29/04/2017
« Last post by Deano on Today at 07:34:51 pm »
Typo - 12 hours 40. As if that isn't bonkers!
Rides and Touring / Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Last post by cycleman on Today at 07:34:30 pm »
due to a lack of a driver on friday i will be arriving on wednesday to meet apollo on thursday morning. i am hoping the weather will be nice and to have a tailwind     :)
The Pub / Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Last post by Veloman on Today at 07:23:03 pm »
I will be as my Campag carbon crank (drive side) decided to allow the metal insert that accommodates the pedal threads to part from the crank.  Fortunately, only 3km from home after a run out with the club this morning. Same thing happened to one of the club chaps a couple of years back.  Replacement will be all metal and either Campag or Shimano (I use Ultegra HT II chainset with Campag gear stuff on my other bike and it works very well). Doh!
Day one: I always find main roads into Hereford to be quite shit.

Maybe take rural roads down to Abergavenny then take the road north through Capel y Fin over Hay Bluff and down to Hay on Wye. The ascent that side is gentle and the view at the top is stunning
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