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by andrew_s
7 Jul 2020, 12:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Having recognised Ulmer Münster, as a result of googling for Norwich spire earlier (which I would have posted but I checked my watch and realised I had other priorities), I'll reveal that the answer is 768 steps. Assuming that wikipedia is correct, where's this? https://dl.dropbox.com/s/a7jeniy8mtfj...
by andrew_s
6 Jul 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

They are safe but finding panniers that fit can be a challenge. I think that ortliebs will fit but can't remember. I don't think Ortliebs do fit, or at least not properly. The problem is that the two top bars come together at the front, and there isn't room between them for a relatively fat plastic...
by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Yes.
Have you ridden up it?
by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Anyone recognize this steep hill?

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by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Gulley B? Sorry, no. It is named after a moorland fruit. So that will be Crowberry gulley I suspect it's the same thing - I got the name from the 1899 topo here https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4284, and it's likely been renamed for the adjacent ridge at some stage betw...
by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dr Bike seeks suitable bike stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Dr Bike seeks suitable bike stand.

Just what I was about to recommend.
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-flash-stand-workstand/
Small enough to fit in a jersey pocket, provided you don't mind landing on it if you crash
by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Gulley B?

Speed of reply depends more on whether someone who recognises the photo is on the forum at the time the photo is posted or not.
It took me about 2 seconds to recognise Arisaig, but as the answer had been posted an hour back there was no point posting.
by andrew_s
4 Jul 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1380

Re: Tent for Brompton

I certainly agree. I'm not a Brompton user, but the left end of the porch has no problem taking all 4 of my Ortliebs. What Hiileberg have done, that most sellers of Akto clones (Terra Nova Laser Comp etc) don't, is to refrain from making the inner wide enough to accommodate a second mat, at the expe...
by andrew_s
3 Jul 2020, 7:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag

easily available on ebay I would guess. Are they the same as the rubber boots available for walking poles? The problem will be the size. The Helinox Chair One (of which the Aldi etc. chairs are copies ) feet are 14 mm, and a couple of minute's-worth of google has found 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, 1...
by andrew_s
3 Jul 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...anything about Gilles Berthoud saddles?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: ...anything about Gilles Berthoud saddles?

Saddle length: Women's saddles are shorter mainly to facilitate the wearing of skirts (or so I believe). Some sort of nose on the saddle is useful for added bike control when not quite sitting on the saddle on rough ground, the nose providing a bracing point against the inside of the thigh. Presumab...
by andrew_s
2 Jul 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag

To save you a trawl through. . . If used on ground that's not hard enough, the legs will sink in, especially the rear ones. If you don't react to the sinking sensation early enough, and just pull them out, the feet can easily get left behind. I'd recommend either rubber walking stick ferrules, or c...
by andrew_s
30 Jun 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self Healing Inner Tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Self Healing Inner Tubes

The problem with sealant in tubes rather than tyres is that the tubes are almost always stretched, which makes any hole bigger and more difficult to seal. It's not helped by the tubes not coming in many sizes, and those that are made being undersized compared with the label. Ideally, you'd want the ...
by andrew_s
26 Jun 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Casual shorts...
Replies: 18
Views: 697

Re: Casual shorts...

I'm using Gore C3 Trail shorts, which I liked well enough to get a second pair of. I thought that Rohan had stopped offering cycling-specific togs some time ago. :? I bought a pair last year. It is still for sale except out of stock. https://www.rohan.co.uk/product/detail/mensthekeytocomfort_03236 I...
by andrew_s
23 Jun 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

jgurney wrote:The Kustlaan Bridge, in the Port of Zeebrugge

Correct.

A dual carriageway bridge, with one carriageway lifting at a time, so there's a fair wait.
You can, however, go right (as seen) 200 m or so, and cross the other end of the lock.
by andrew_s
23 Jun 2020, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37671

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

No, but continental.
A day ride whilst on tour, hence the sag of the nearly empty Longflap