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by danfoto
13 Aug 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?

Thanks mjr. Life's too short to spend any more of it searching for alternatives, so with fingers crossed I'm going for a pair of Vaudes :)
by danfoto
13 Aug 2020, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?

Oldjohnw wrote:AGU?


Thanks for that, John. I'd never heard of them!
by danfoto
13 Aug 2020, 7:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?

Does anybody know of a firm other than Ortlieb, Vaude and Carradice which makes a range of panniers that fit 12mm tubing?
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

FWIW, I'm of a generation univexatious siutationmpressed by cars without a spare wheel. ... Me too. I'm unimpressed by cars full stop nowadays, but that's a different matter. Yep, some folk were talking about the sealant stuff, about which I have no interest. All I need is an emergency tyre fixer-u...
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?

Thank you Jonathan. I was just trying to help the chap out, but I've now bounced the problem back into his court.
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

Ahah! Thank you for sharing your experiences, gentlemen. That's exactly what I was hoping to find out.

Much obliged :D
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?

simonineaston wrote:unpackaged? - highly unlikely for all sorts of reasons, for example handling, protection, safety, insurance...


I know - hence my question ...
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Courier company that will handle unboxed bike?

I'm in East Sussex, the bloke who's just bought an e-bike from me is in Northern Ireland, and his plan for collecting it has just gone awry. Does anyone please know of a courier company that would entertain collecting and delivering an unpackaged bike?
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

Thank you, but I'm not after an alternative solution. For various reasons, all I'm trying to establish is whether or not these things work. So far, the impression I'm getting is exactly as mattsccm said - most do, most of the time. Which at least is better than "waste of time and money" ...
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

Thanks. I know nothing whatsoever about tubeless bicycle tryes. Is there such a thing as a puncture-resistant tubeless tyre? Whatever, I've never been keen on the idea of adding sealant to a tube, if nothing else because surely it must go off at some point, which point one won't have discovered unti...
by danfoto
12 Aug 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

My wife and I are getting on a bit, and it occurs to me that if we get a puncture whilst out on our bikes, roadside repair is not going to be as straightforward as it was when we were younger. All our bikes have "puncture-resistant" tyres nowadays which seem to be very effective, but in my...
by danfoto
31 Jul 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Home insurance that covers theft of bikes from shed
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Home insurance that covers theft of bikes from shed

I'm now signed up with Saga at £132 covering buildings, contents, greenhouse and the four bikes when on the premises, which is exactly what I need. One thing's for sure - it came as a bit of a shock when I calculated the replacement cost of the bikes! :shock:
by danfoto
31 Jul 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 inflators
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: CO2 inflators

... I can't remember seeing a Woods valve on a bike for Donkey's Years. Me neither on a UK-market bike, but AFAIK just about every ordinary everyday bike sur le continent uses 'em. Certainly the Workcycles FR8 I had some years ago now had Woods, as did the Christiania trike, and the Batavus pedelec...
by danfoto
31 Jul 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 inflators
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: CO2 inflators

Brucey wrote:a genuine problem is making a proper gas-tight seal onto woods valves at all; there are sufficient variations in detailed design that very many connectors for woods are not 100% reliable.


Much obliged, Brucey. That's very useful to know.
by danfoto
31 Jul 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 inflators
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: CO2 inflators

Jdsk wrote:The thread on Woods valves is the same as that on Presta valves. Is there anything about CO2 inflators that means that they have different requirements?


I have no idea. That's what I was wondering about ...