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by iandriver
14 Sep 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Tracks in Spain?
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Cycle Tracks in Spain?

To be honest, the bits of France I've visited haven't exactly been overflowing with cycle lanes. The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany seem to be in a bit of a league of their own.
Always an interesting screen grab from OSM
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by iandriver
14 Sep 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 54
Views: 1386

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

brynpoeth wrote:Who rides with the saddle so high and the bars so low? Looks awful :?

Would make it hard to scoot, given it's got no pedals :D
by iandriver
13 Sep 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An unusual use for old spokes.
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: An unusual use for old spokes.


Am I the only one that's disappointed that hasn't got a bunch of other stuff built into the handle?
by iandriver
11 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old 1/8” gear mech
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Old 1/8” gear mech

Don't know about twin wire, but it sounds like an Osgear Super Champion. No jockey wheels etc, something like a movable tuning fork?
by iandriver
11 Sep 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 971

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

More defining is probably have you ditched your wallet in favour of your phone case. Card slots and an emergency note incase contactless via the phone doesn't work. In Iceland this year (the country not the supermarket) I never saw local currency. My phone did every single transaction. The case doub...
by iandriver
9 Sep 2019, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Boring fact

Mick F wrote:We are ALL
Ever been Positively Vetted?


I had to do one of those criminal record background checks so I could take venerable adults out tandem cycling.
Crikey it made me feel boring when there was nothing to report. No protest marches, drunk and incapables or anything.
by iandriver
5 Sep 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.

Isn't one of the key features of fully loaded bike-packing luggage panniers on the front and no rear panniers? Think we have to be careful quite what we call bike packing. Being someone who rides 60cm + frames, I love the frame bags (not the full triangle fit, the ones that hang under the top tube),...
by iandriver
3 Sep 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

I don't know how fussy some are on tour, but when the baggage handlers had finished with my front wheel somewhere between Heathrow and Italy, I just trued it up roughly by eye and forgot about it. Didn't seem to matter one little bit. Guess that was the brake block method.
by iandriver
2 Sep 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1296

Re: Handwriting

Sore point. Junior school, mandatory to write in italics. Senior school, no writing in italics.

For someone like me who always had little artistic ability when it came to drawing (I swear this makes a difference when it comes nice handwriting), it really was a challenge.
by iandriver
2 Sep 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: That there was ebike racing
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: That there was ebike racing

Not surprised given their popularity. I've not ridden one, but in the hands of a fit and skilled rider, I'm sure they can take you places you could only dream of on a regular bike.
by iandriver
30 Aug 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Standardisation
Replies: 41
Views: 1681

Re: Pedal Standardisation

Perhaps someone needs to invent quick release cleats, for quick release shoes for quick release pedlas for quick release .... Stuff it, where's my flats and gaffer tape :-)
by iandriver
30 Aug 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 452
Views: 46860

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I'm off the France tomorrow for the annual flicking a ruler on the edge of a desk contest.

It's held annually in the dor doing.
by iandriver
30 Aug 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad out of alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Brake pad out of alignment

Shimano blocks will generally have a domed washer on the inner edge of the brake arm to allow a certain amount of float. Losten off, pull the brake on hard onto the rim with the brake lever and retighten usually does the trick.
by iandriver
30 Aug 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Larger Women Cycling Clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Larger Women Cycling Clothes

Decathlon 2XL seems to equate to a size 20, if you believe their size guide.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-11007-cyc ... ct_8529362
by iandriver
30 Aug 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel problem
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Rear wheel problem

8 speed trigger shifters shouldn't be that expensive. If you need a new wheel anyway, changing to an 8 speed cassette is probably perfectly possible and economic if the rest of the bike is in good condition and fits you well. example shifters https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s108p1489/SHIMANO-Altus-M...