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by freebooter
29 Dec 2014, 7:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Default tourer?
Replies: 113
Views: 11747

Re: Default tourer?

I have never ridden an lht but from the specs it looks an ok bike but does seem to be a victory of marketing rather than anything exceptional about the bike itself. Touring bikes used to be very unfashionable. The 700 lhts don't look to be fundamentally different to Galaxies or any other traditional...
by freebooter
16 Dec 2014, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Posting tyres

4 rings :shock: I have seen 2 and 3 but not 4. The reason I didn't want to fold them was I tried a few years ago with another tyre and ended up with a definite twist/kink in the bead. I think I have an old tyre somewhere that I could have another go with and see if I can get the technique right with...
by freebooter
16 Dec 2014, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Posting tyres

I have a pair of 27 1/4 tyres I want to sell. They are light but because of the size all the postage options I have found so far are expensive. ie £8 upwards. I don't want to fold them.

Does anyone know of a reasonably priced courier option for bike tyres?

thanks
by freebooter
25 Oct 2014, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very small chain lube dispenser for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: very small chain lube dispenser for touring

Small bottles of this type are used a lot by people for e cigarette liquid. Available on ebay eg http://tinyurl.com/knc5yr2
by freebooter
10 Jul 2014, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowrider recommendation for these forks
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: Lowrider recommendation for these forks

Bit late but if the rack you have ordered doesn't fit you could look at the Hebie Expedition front rack. Both the top and bottom attachments slide along the rack so it may have more adjustability. http://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicycle-parts-city-bike/pannier-rack/pannier-rack-lowrider-front/hebie-fr...
by freebooter
22 Apr 2014, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring disc hubs
Replies: 46
Views: 10400

Re: Touring disc hubs

well it was once also a fact that the world was flat. Yebbut most people didn't know any different then,the ones that did or suspected otherwise, were so frightened of what the Church might do to them if they said otherwise,they kept quiet until a brave soul decided to speak out. Nonsense, people i...
by freebooter
4 Mar 2014, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for hookless rims
Replies: 7
Views: 5191

Re: Tyres for hookless rims

I ran into problems with this recently. I have an old Raleigh I wanted to get back on the road as a cheap bike for short local use. It has 27 1/4 wheels and it hadn't registered that they were hookless. I was really pleased to find some Schwalbe tyres at a good price but despite the labels saying th...
by freebooter
11 Feb 2014, 8:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pop-up tents
Replies: 34
Views: 2575

Re: Pop-up tents

Your described usage is summer low land camping in Europe. For this you can certainly get away with a cheap low spec tent. Probably 90%+ of people on this site only camp in similar situations but for some reason a large number believe they need hundreds of pounds worth of top spec mountaineering ten...
by freebooter
1 Feb 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merino wool why so special
Replies: 64
Views: 12516

Re: Merino wool why so special

I think it is just the diameter of the fibres that make Merino special. Above a certain diameter the wool will produce fabric that itches, thinner and it doesn't.
by freebooter
1 Feb 2014, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)
Replies: 38
Views: 17994

Re: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)

Am I right in thinking the downloaded map can be used with oruxmaps in Android? Also is the UK in the Western or Northern Europe map?

I have the downloaded OSM with Osmand but prefer the cycle map version.

thanks
by freebooter
9 Oct 2013, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner tube says BANG
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Inner tube says BANG

I have an old bike that hasn't been used for a long time and I wanted to get it working again just for local use. It needed new tyres and takes 27 x 1 1/4. After looking at real cheap ones on ebay I found what seemed like a great deal at SPA for Schwalbe ones. I fitted one the other day and after pu...
by freebooter
27 Aug 2013, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When di V brakes become common?
Replies: 2
Views: 651

When di V brakes become common?

Does anyone know when V brakes were introduced and took over from cantis?

I used to have a Trek 820 in the late 90s that had cantis but it was a fairly old 2nd hand bike when I got it.
by freebooter
21 Aug 2013, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bioflex website?
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: Bioflex website?

Thanks for the reply but the website is useless. I was looking for more info on one of their saddles but they just have one uninformative picture, no dimensions or weight.
by freebooter
21 Aug 2013, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bioflex website?
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Bioflex website?

Does anyone know if Bioflex saddles have a website? Can't find one and I am trying to find some more info on one of their saddles.

thanks
by freebooter
26 Jul 2013, 7:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dawes kingpin stem remove
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: dawes kingpin stem remove

Too late :(


IIRC the Raleigh 20, which was similar, had a cable inside the steerer and was attached to the front brake bolt that stopped the steerer being extended too high. If the kingpin is the same then that will need to be released by remving the front brake bolt.