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by tim_f
15 Apr 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baltic countries
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Baltic countries

One source of info is Journals of trips on[url] https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/
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by tim_f
15 Apr 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on French Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Bikes on French Trains

This could be done last year provided one used the French version of the SNCF web site. Hence I am now get the chance to test my French reading SNCF marketing email e mails in French from using the French site to book bike + Seat last summer. :-)
by tim_f
29 Mar 2018, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Traveling from the UK to northern Denmark
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: Traveling from the UK to northern Denmark

May be if you can dissemble the bikes to fit on a pallet you can send a freight in advance - but not cheap - https://www.p4d.co.uk/pallet-delivery
by tim_f
21 Feb 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ADVICE ON TANDEM TYRES PLEASE
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: ADVICE ON TANDEM TYRES PLEASE

Question is can I use 700x28C section tyres for a faster ride or should I use 700x32C ?


A 28c tyre will not necessarily give you a faster ride.

Collective wisdom on this has changed in recent years. Wider and lower pressure can be faster on a real world road surface.
by tim_f
12 Feb 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Train to Spain

If you use the French Language version of the SNCF website you have option to see which trains can take bicycles and book bicycle places.

Tim
by tim_f
21 Dec 2017, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from Dropbars to Straight - Worth it?
Replies: 36
Views: 1348

Re: Converting from Dropbars to Straight - Worth it?

The Ebay page says "For V-Brake" so they will pull the wrong amount of cable for the dual caliper brakes on your road bike.
by tim_f
8 Nov 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this bike lock any good Or am I wasting my time?
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Is this bike lock any good Or am I wasting my time?

If you are going t be leaving bike all day needs to be in a place that is visible. I think you are better off spending a bit more and getting a basic U lock and using it in such a way ta the U is filled up with frame, rear wheel and front wheel (take off and move to be side back wheel.) for example ...
by tim_f
23 Oct 2017, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY front rack mount bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: DIY front rack mount bracket

Simplest solution take less luggage so you do not need a front rack.

Or just strap a dry bag to your handlebars 'bikepacking style'
by tim_f
13 Oct 2017, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo Connections
Replies: 44
Views: 1565

Re: Hub Dynamo Connections

I have these connectors on a Shimanio and a SP hub. I think they are a clever design - They stay plugged in even if cycle is ridden on rough surfaces, but they normally unplug of their own accord if one forgets to unplug before taking the wheel out. But if they do not un plug of their own accord if ...
by tim_f
4 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocharger
Replies: 30
Views: 2235

Re: Velocharger

There is a good list of all the suppliers here https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of-hub-dynamo-power-supplies-for-usb-devices/

Including one that comes as a kit that you assemble yourself
by tim_f
29 Sep 2017, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 or TRP Spyke
Replies: 35
Views: 1507

Re: Avid BB7 or TRP Spyke

"won't adjust using your fingers any more"

I have found that a long handled "T" Torx tool makes it so much easier to get adjustment just right on the fixed side on a BB7.
by tim_f
21 Sep 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar bag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: Handlebar bag?

It might be than an inexpensive Decathlon Velcro on bar bag meets your need. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/100-bike-handlebar-bag-25l-id_8355750.html?_cclid=v3_d22b07b9-1279-5ffe-885b-96d1c8c4e073&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6a6q3Ye21gIVTgeGCh0O8gawEAQYASABEgIVL_D_BwE I have one that i use when I hire a bik...
by tim_f
20 Sep 2017, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7

In my experience BB7 normally come with 6 bolt Disc rotors and IS to postmount adapters.
by tim_f
31 Aug 2017, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Feeble calliper brakes on child's bike
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: Feeble calliper brakes on child's bike

I'm not sure how to identify calliper vs V brake levers.


This article http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/travel-agent-installation-and-adjustment#article-section-1 gives a guide to identify the type of brake lever.
by tim_f
31 Aug 2017, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deore xt and Insurance claim
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: deore xt and Insurance claim

My count of the cogs makes it a nine speed with a triple front mech. It is likely that the only XT part is the rear mech, because can not see an XT logo on the gear leavers. This used to be a very common practice when XT , LX and Deore were all 9 speed. XT is now 11 speed and much more sophisticated...