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by iandriver
23 Jun 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

The lower rails on my tubus rack sits below the wheel, though not as far as yours. http://i.imgur.com/4eurBHl.jpg It does sound like you'd need to move the lower rail at least. Probably buy a new one as a spare part and leave the old one in place for waterproofing reasons. Anyone use the quoted pann...
by iandriver
22 Jun 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike eye frame mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Bike eye frame mirror

I thought about getting one, and considered it for a while pretending that I had one and if it would be ok for me. I couldn't grasp the idea that I would be able to see anything as when I pedal, my knees almost brush the top tube, therefore I wouldn't be able to see through my legs. I bought one of...
by iandriver
22 Jun 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best bike for novice cyclist??
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Best bike for novice cyclist??

A hybrid sounds sensible. They come in various flavours. Some are more like mountain bikes with big tyres and front suspension. It's best to avoid these as the suspension weighs it down and makes little difference on the road. Some are the more road end, with moderately sized tyres, without being to...
by iandriver
21 Jun 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HELP I knew I should't take things off
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: HELP I knew I should't take things off

skyhawk wrote:Now I can't figure out how to get the rear wheel back on

Talk about bloody autism the ADHD just made me throw it up the garden :) :)


Pump your tyres up hard enough and it'll bounce back. :D

We all feel like throwing stuff up the garden sometimes.
by iandriver
21 Jun 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring
Replies: 31
Views: 643

Re: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring

I'd have thought any dry bag and a couple of these would do the same job with a proper attachment. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/ortlieb-ql1hooks-with-handle-16mm-with-inserts-for-8-11mm-e162/ https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/ortlieb-ql1rail-short-e170/ It's been done: http://forum.ctc.org...
by iandriver
21 Jun 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring
Replies: 31
Views: 643

Re: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring

These crop up from time to time https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/arkel-dry-lites-are-exactly-that/ Looking at that link, 2 of the Alpkit 20l Airlok Dual would give you more capacity (40l v 28l) for less weight (2 x 206g v over 500g). The 13l ones would give you only a little less cap...
by iandriver
21 Jun 2019, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 96
Views: 2112

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Well, we've managed to get the council to only take a mowers width out by the local cycle track. It's cheaper for them, keeps the path clear, the longer growth catches some of the debris thrown off the road and most importantly, we have a nice wide insect corridor. This makes me very happy. http://i...
by iandriver
17 Jun 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 65
Views: 1859

Re: About bike shops for big people?

Rather than going as far as opening a bike shop, maybe something that gives a source of quality, founded advice might be a different approach. I see some people have had a go: https://forbigandheavypeople.com/best-heavy-duty-bicycles-for-heavy-people/ or bike manufacturers that do stuff in the UK, l...
by iandriver
16 Jun 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

How are people getting on with replacement pads for the CX50? It used to be you could only get proprietary replacement pads and they were almost as expensive as a new set of brakes. A quick Google suggests the pads can be bought more reasonably now? Is that typical in 2019?
by iandriver
15 Jun 2019, 1:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 40
Views: 1401

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

HDB all the way for me and all six of my e-bikes have them, . I so want to see your kitchen :D Seriously, if you get decent quality hydrolic or cable discs, set up well, you'll get very acceptable performance out of them. If you are going for flat bars, you have a huge amount of choice. For a dropp...
by iandriver
14 Jun 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 96
Views: 2112

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

The work benches remind me of my time in engineering and how things changed by department. Everything in the welding shop was welded, most things in the maintenance fitters shop were drilled and bolted together. Nice to see a good woodworking bench made of wood. The rest of us have old kitchen surfa...
by iandriver
14 Jun 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New build parts recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: New build parts recommendation

While we are the “built it myself” tribe, that will mainly be from parts we had lying around, and aren’t we more the Tupperware sandwich, not quite beard & sandals group, (but not far off, and beards are back) rather than the spend well into four figures get the very latest tech the makers are ...
by iandriver
13 Jun 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 96
Views: 2112

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

I'm loving all the replies :D
Think I'll put this thread in my little bag of things that make me happy :D
by iandriver
12 Jun 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Routes in Northern France
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Touring Routes in Northern France

My experience of the flatlands of Flanders is the architecture of the bigger towns and cities are the highlights. If you want pretty scenery, your'e better off staying at home in Norfolk. The cobbles are an experience, never to be repeated IMHO. Just find some stairs to ride down. Personally I would...