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by Garry Booth
2 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Trends in windy days

Interesting feedback and observations. I think I should start a log and see see what happens here in the Far East (Anglia). Thanks everyone.
by Garry Booth
27 Sep 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 24
Views: 966

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

I too find that it has been worth buying liner gloves. It gives you the flexibility of using medium weight gloves when it's not that cold or wearing with the liners when it is brass monkeys. Plus, if you or the weather warms up, just take the liner pair off and pop them in your pocket...
by Garry Booth
27 Sep 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Trends in windy days

We hear a lot about trends in temperature and also rainfall but not so much about wind. Is the UK getting windier - or is just me?
(Not me getting windier - that goes with age - I mean the weather... )
by Garry Booth
22 Mar 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?

Very helpful, thanks everyone for your input. G
by Garry Booth
21 Mar 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?

I'm in the habit of recharging my cat eye front light 'periodically'. However I recently got caught out when it abruptly ran out of juice while I was out in the dark lanes. I've always resisted putting it on charge at any opportunity in the belief that it's not good for battery life and/or it reduce...
by Garry Booth
14 Jan 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is all that gravel?
Replies: 73
Views: 8826

Re: Where is all that gravel?

An interesting discussion as ever with fellow CTC members. Re the path bike, were they used more on an outdoor track than an indoor wood block surface? Another thought occurs to me: cinders anyone? https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=cycle+speedway#id=4&vid=8bb825402bc...
by Garry Booth
13 Jan 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is all that gravel?
Replies: 73
Views: 8826

Re: Where is all that gravel?

What was a path bike, in the olden days?
by Garry Booth
13 Jan 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is all that gravel?
Replies: 73
Views: 8826

Where is all that gravel?

I keep seeing adverts for, and reviews of, so-called gravel bikes. But where is all this gravel, apart from the drives of suburban houses? My drive isn't long enough to justify a bike especially for the job. Though there is a gravel bike favourably reviewed in the Guardian, priced at over £5k. I sup...
by Garry Booth
5 Dec 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard fixing screw
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Front mudguard fixing screw

Great suggestions people. Thanks very much. I shall report back on which works. (I couldn't get purchase with pliers so I will try the hacksaw next, followed by the reverse tool suggestions.) Thanks again everyone. G
by Garry Booth
2 Dec 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard fixing screw
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Front mudguard fixing screw

One of the little screws that fixes the front mudguard onto the fork (by the drop-out) on my bike has rounded-out. In other words, the allen key can't get purchase. Any ideas on how to loosen and remove it without destroying the guard stay (or the drop-out eye)? G
by Garry Booth
15 Oct 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight

Thanks for all the input everyone. I eventually got the Endurance onto a different wheel, for comparison. It was still tight as a DA but went on after a great deal of cursing. Pumped it up to 90 which revealed a distorted bead! So on the basis it is a bad 'un I took it back to LBS and swapped it for...
by Garry Booth
4 Oct 2018, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight

It's a puzzle - same rim, same tape, same combo of speed lever and old fashioned levers I always use. I note that the tyre says made in Indonesia as opposed to Germany and while not doubting workmanship, maybe it's the new production line...
by Garry Booth
3 Oct 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Schwalbe Lugano Endurance - too tight

I usually ride Schwalbe Lugano tyres and find them fine to fit. I just bought a Lugano Endurance (for reasons I won't go into) and find it incredibly tight to fit without nipping the tube. Have I got a dud or has anyone else had a similar problem with this model?
by Garry Booth
23 May 2018, 8:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Thanks guys. G
by Garry Booth
22 May 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

Thanks B1ke. G