think it was a 217 - but it was very worn, sure Rob'll fill you in
Yep it was a 217. I was aware that both front and rear were horribly concave and it was only a matter of time. My mistake was chasing Ed down a rocky track at 34mph (my speed, he was faster), it turned the edge of the rim and split the sidewall to the rear wheel. Slackened the brake right off and enjoyed the rest of the ride with strong and entertaining front stopping only.
Wheel taken into my LBS and I now have a 'guest wheel' care of Orange71 which slotted straight in with just the brakes needing re-setting, gear-changing perfect. So I'm on for The Pines on Wednesday with minimum disruption. Thanks Ed.
Thoroughly enjoyed the ride today. Happy to do it again with anybody at any time. It makes a great evening ride with a couple of good pubs in Ticknall at the end of it.
Perry - how I wish I could romp round 25 miles with gears let alone a single speed.