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by boblo
2 Oct 2019, 7:40am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tubus Cargo Classic Rear Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Tubus Cargo Classic Rear Rack

Oooo spot the Karrimor mushrooms. Some would buy the rack just for those. Oh, and have a free bump :D
by boblo
20 Sep 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

My PHD Minim with 300g of down weighs 580g, packs into a 4L stuff sack and is rated to zero (Celsius not Kelvin - now that would be good...).

I've had it well below that with jimjams/hat/Primaloft etc. It was £160 in the PHD sale - 10 years ago now...
by boblo
12 Sep 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

@hufty. Cant argue with that. Very succinct.
by boblo
31 Aug 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1359

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

Having this type of adapter, would removing the stem allow the fork to completely removed from the bike. If so may be easier to work on. :?: Well it's most likely stepped from 1" to 11/8" which traps the top of the headset. Unless you can remove (or cut) the adapter, the fork's trapped in...
by boblo
31 Aug 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 1359

Re: Quill stem to A head adapter frozen in steerer

It has the same seizing issues as a quill stem and needs removing periodically and regreasing to stop that. For removal, Google 'seized quill stem'...
by boblo
24 Aug 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3263

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Sorry this will be a bit late, but should have said that there are discount codes available online (just search alpkit voucher) that gets 15% off frames and bikes. Never used one in my life before but saved £45. Aye I dint mention that in case you'd just paid full price. Dint want to pee on your ch...
by boblo
24 Aug 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3263

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Thanks a blooming lot! I'm in the market for a new frame after shortening my 1980's 531 touring bike a few weeks ago during an unfortunate Volvo/bicycle interface... Those Sonder Camino's look alright so I've also taken a punt... It might be just the thing for the sort of touring I'm now doing. If I...
by boblo
14 Aug 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oakham to Stamford..
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Oakham to Stamford..

There's a nice backroad; Burghley->Exton->Tickencote->Stamford. It's pretty obvious on the map. I ride it a lot and it's very nice.
by boblo
10 Aug 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank

Yeah, I'm using 22/32/44 to 11-34 9 speed. Luggage, hills and consecutive days means the lower gears avoid undue fatigue as the last thing I want to do when touring is honk up hills. I use a 20 on the tandems as well to counter the extra weight.
by boblo
8 Aug 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 4940

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

It's easy to get a bit fixated on these small details... I've toured loaded up on 126, 130 and 135 - solo and tandem, off and on road. Without wanting to temp providence, I've had zero wheel failures (or even 'issues' not of my own making e.g. damage from crashing). I'd happily continue to tour on 1...
by boblo
25 Jan 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

Key point is don't overbuy. When buying a one bag does all, its tempting to go to extremes as you might end up camping out one night in winter - maybe. For the rest of the time, you're dragging round 2 or 3 seasons worth of excess weight and bulk. I mostly use a 2 season (to zero C) down bag as its ...
by boblo
8 Aug 2018, 7:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Ortlieb bar bag mounting cable for adapter seized

Mine did that. A bit of soaking in wd40 sorted it. The cable is intended as single use but if you leave enough excess when you trim it, you can reuse it.
by boblo
23 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone speak Campag?
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Anyone speak Campag?

Well that cleared that up Brucey, poor bugger will be even more confused wondering who Julian Clarey is :-)

Camp is another word for effeminate usually in a contrived way ergo (not as in shifter) campy means being camp.