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by brumster
14 Jan 2021, 8:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1344

Re: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?

Discovered this chap on YouTube this morning cycling Siberia in -50C !! - He also has a video cycling the Pamir Highway in Winter. Both entertaining and hardcore :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWe9wEEbyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrmCP1vuWzc
by brumster
10 Jan 2021, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1344

Re: Too cold/icy/snowy for touring?

Helens take on Siberia is another great read for winter touring. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Website link below:

http://helenstakeon.com/portfolio/winte ... g-siberia/
by brumster
30 Dec 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1.5 watt dynohub - inferior lighting performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 514

1.5 watt dynohub - inferior lighting performance?

Anybody running 1.5 watt Shimano XT dyno hub or similar? Just wondering whether 1.5Watts = inferior lighting performance? I see B&M have a specific headlamp for 1.5W dynohubs, so would this mean other headlamps will provide less brightness - particularly at slower speeds ie, when climbing hills?
by brumster
24 Dec 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff questions
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: Rohloff questions

Interesting thoughts Brucey. I've always thought it might be possible to make something similar along the lines of the Suntour Command shifter and mounted for use inside of the brake lever on dropped bars.
by brumster
29 Nov 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck

Gold Label Wax - a much more economical purchase than Carradice's own. It seems better than Barbour own brand. Works well on Carradice stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Label-Waterproof-Wax-Re-proofing-All-Waxed-Cotton-Garments-Horse-Rugs-400G/402503731508?hash=item5db7178934:g:gWIAAOSwlpNfGYT...
by brumster
28 Nov 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck

Any recommended alternatives to Carradice Wax for Re-proofing wax for cotton duck saddlebags?
by brumster
6 Nov 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pros and cons of small wheels - 26"for example
Replies: 87
Views: 2415

Re: Pros and cons of small wheels - 26"for example

Yep. Agree. I need to do exact same rides numerous times on both bikes. Just checking a difficult ride to see if I've done it on both bikes exactly the same .......... and I've found one. Home to Tavistock, then up onto Dartmoor and through Princetown, then down to Yelverton and the main road back ...
by brumster
26 Oct 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best brake blocks for Mavic Carbon wheels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Best brake blocks for Mavic Carbon wheels ?

Using anything other than Mavic specific carbon rim brake pads will void your warranty. I think Mavic carbon rim pads are actually made by Swisstop, whose pads are also accepted as suitable for use on their carbon rims by Mavic. Probably worth confirming this with Mavic / your local dealer.
by brumster
26 Sep 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.
Replies: 38
Views: 1425

Re: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.

Lovely part of the world Wales. Always good to see a loaded up Moulton too. Is that the same Moulton as in your ID thumbnail photo Speedsix Dave?
by brumster
7 Sep 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 95
Views: 5832

Re: Hallett's Howlers

Slightly OT, and only a small point, but I am often disappointed with the Editor Dan Joyce when he reviews bikes, as he often makes references and comparisons to his own bikes which he ( obviously? ) prefers or implies are better than the bike being tested.
by brumster
7 Sep 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame damaged on first ride
Replies: 64
Views: 2917

Re: Frame damaged on first ride

Update: was just looking at the chain and it looks like the connecting pin has been put in badly - it isn’t flush with the side of the link, in other words it hasn’t been pushed all the way through. I’ve included a couple of pictures of the inside/back of the chain link. The link feels loose and lo...
by brumster
6 Aug 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Cycling Across France

Thanks for the replies. Food for thought. :)
by brumster
5 Aug 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across France
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Cycling Across France

Is it best / advantageous to start this kind of route from the North and head South?
by brumster
28 May 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn bike sizing for tall-ish rider
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Thorn bike sizing for tall-ish rider

At 1.94 -( 6ft 3"? ) I'd say you'd be on the height limit for the 565L Raven frame - Getting the saddle height right will not be so much an issue as ensuring you can get the handlebars in the right place where you want them.