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by corshamjim
9 Dec 2012, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Sat Navs
Replies: 114
Views: 6941

Re: Bicycle Sat Navs

My Garmin Dakota 20 isn't a dedicated cycling sat-nav, more of a general purpose outdoor gps with mapping. I do find it very useful for planning and following routes. It does have lots of navigational foibles though so I usually plot a few waypoints along the route I want to take to make sure it wil...
by corshamjim
3 Apr 2012, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Welcome to the Pashley Parabike/Paramount owners club! The problem with fitting the Bagman Sport to a sprung saddle like this one, is that the saddle is quite deep (the rails are quite a long way below the seat). This means that if you attach the Bagman Sport to the rails of the saddle, it will be s...
by corshamjim
7 Dec 2011, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

I don't even own a 'tourer' bicycle. I can't see the point when it's so easy to sling everything in the trailer, hitch up and go.
by corshamjim
4 Dec 2011, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shingles causing loss of fitness ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

Re: Shingles causing loss of fitness ?

I've no doubt that shingles could cause loss of fitness, but to be honest when I had it a couple of years ago I found that going for a good long cycle ride was pretty much the only thing that would take my mind off the irritation!
by corshamjim
4 Dec 2011, 9:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

Even a load in panniers on the bike will, in effect, push you down hills and pull you back from climbing up them. I really don't think that is significantly different with a trailer, although if there is any slack in the system it can be more noticeable. The freewheel takes care of anything pushing,...
by corshamjim
4 Dec 2011, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

I can think of at least one bicycle where the maximum rider weight is stipulated. http://www.dahon.com/bikes/2011/vitesse-d7 (see the specs section) Presumably that's to do with the frame (or maybe the seatpost) though, not the gears. Interestingly there's no difference in max recommended rider weig...
by corshamjim
4 Dec 2011, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

I can think of a few other reasons why Pashley might advise users not to tow a trailer with the Paramount, the main one being that the 70mm drum brakes, especially before they are fully worn-in, are not ideal for stopping really heavy loads.
by corshamjim
4 Dec 2011, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2258

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

I believe every body who tows trailers with hub geared bikes and have no question that the bike and gear system. I was more wondering if there is any information from the hub manufactures also if there is something else I do not know about hub gears? Pashley in their owner's instructions for the Pa...
by corshamjim
2 Dec 2011, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roland Big Boy cycle cargo trailer
Replies: 45
Views: 6136

Re: Roland Big Boy cycle cargo trailer

I've just bought another one of these. The cable comes in handy for that sort of thing. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/kryptonite-kryptolock-series-2-std-d-lock-c-w-4ft-kryptoflex-cable-prod15203/ On one trip to the garden centre, I simply took the trailer in with me and used it like one of their custom...
by corshamjim
27 Nov 2011, 9:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roland Big Boy cycle cargo trailer
Replies: 45
Views: 6136

Re: Roland Big Boy cycle cargo trailer

• How do you deal with security when, for instance, leave outside the supermarket? I've not often (or at all thinking about it) taken the trailer to the supermarket to be honest. If there's stuff in the trailer, there's always a risk something will get pinched, so usual advice applies - park somewh...
by corshamjim
15 Oct 2011, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I'm sorry but I don't miss 'cycle' magazine at all. :roll: I do have a subscription to Velo Vision though. :D

The BC membership includes legal help in the event of an accident and 3rd party cover, yes.
by corshamjim
14 Oct 2011, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I do hope this thread's not gonna die :shock: Not far off 5000 posts now. Be a shame to fall short when it's this close :wink: S Personally, I've been feeling like a guilty interloper here ever since I let my CTC membership lapse and joined BC instead (for the 3rd party insurance, there's not a lot...
by corshamjim
14 Oct 2011, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Assuming it's the same one, it's listed in Graham's for sale section at http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/
by corshamjim
6 Oct 2011, 9:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

It would indeed make a good tour-ette route. I don't think I'll have a chance to do anything this year, but will think about organising something for next. I'll need to think about accommodation, as the swanky place we stayed for two nights blew our entire year's holiday budget!
by corshamjim
5 Oct 2011, 10:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211324

Re: togglechaintour bikes

We just came back from a mini-break up to the Peak District, taking in the Monsal Trail which runs for 16 miles or so from Bakewell and through various tunnels to near Wyedale. It's a great ride to do - lovely scenery, only just a bit uphill all the way and just a bit downhill on the way back, and m...