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by manybikes
13 Jan 2018, 12:26am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How did you break into recumbents?
Replies: 60
Views: 7264

Re: How did you break into recumbents?

"How did you break into recumbents?"
You don't. They break you in and captivate you.
by manybikes
9 Jan 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

+1, Cunobelin beat me to it. Really easy and stress free. You will see all sorts of cyclists on it.
by manybikes
21 Dec 2017, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touch Up Paint...Nail Polish?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Touch Up Paint...Nail Polish?

lady assistant helped me match up the +1. I needed a sparkly blue for the Thorn Tandem and could find no paint. Having chosen the varnish the assistant even let me walk out of the store to colour match it in daylight. Boots in High Street Cosham. A bargain as it lasted until I no longer had the mac...
by manybikes
9 Dec 2017, 5:48pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 16411

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

S6FI_MJSMSw That's interesting because I fitted the studded tyre to the rear, driving wheel, because I found I was slipping backwards down a hill I was climbing near Chalton in Hampshire because of lack of grip. In retrospect I would have been better to fit three studded tyres. 054 resized for foru...
by manybikes
10 Oct 2017, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Absurd bike reviews!
Replies: 30
Views: 3696

Re: Absurd bike reviews!

I used to read them all avidly and learned a huge amount, even though I wasn't looking for another bike. I really miss his writing And what do we get now ? Reviews by a bloke who makes and sells his own bikes. CUK had no further use for CJ's independence or depth of knowledge and down graded the va...
by manybikes
8 Oct 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike lanes
Replies: 25
Views: 1610

Re: Bike lanes

It denotes not a lane but a "marginal strip". The aim is to protect a motorist from dropping off the edge of the carriageway into (usually) soft surfaces and/or to make a speed limit self enforcing by visually making the carriageways narrower so that a motorist unconsciously slows down As ...
by manybikes
10 Sep 2017, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mirrors...
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Mirrors...

I've tried all sorts but reckon the mirracycle is still best in your (our) configuration. I agree that the plastic gets a bit brittle at the joins. It is a shame you cannot buy spare parts but have to buy the whole thing.
by manybikes
24 May 2017, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Wheel Blow-outs
Replies: 67
Views: 11194

Re: Small Wheel Blow-outs

I've found the quality and size of a smaller size tube more impactive on durability than on larger sizes. With my Bike Friday I found some slightly over sized which resulted in creasing and ultimately failure. I think it was the Continental that proved to be consistent but they were hard to get. Cou...
by manybikes
27 Mar 2017, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS time?
Replies: 18
Views: 869

Re: GPS time?

My problem was that I thought the gps60 was showing the correct time but when I found out about the issue I noticed that, under settings, it was still recording under U.K. time. This is further compounded by the fact that I was frequently crossing and recrossing different time zones, some only 30 mi...
by manybikes
27 Mar 2017, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS time?
Replies: 18
Views: 869

Re: GPS time?

Another issue (with the 60 versions) is that it writes up a gpx track at midnight and starts a new one. This occurred to me in Australia.
I saw the track truncated but once I realised I found I could join the split parts together using mapsource on the computer.
by manybikes
25 Feb 2017, 12:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Petersfield Post anti-cycling rant
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Petersfield Post anti-cycling rant

This editor has previous for outrageous personal comments about which he feels a superiority view.(including cycling generally). I suspect it is just to get respondents to write to the paper which is usually a dismal affair. It is delivered free where I live which indicates how much value can be put...
by manybikes
20 Jan 2017, 10:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: robens lodge 2 tent on offer
Replies: 102
Views: 7817

Re: robens lodge 2 tent on offer

Sorry, a misunderstanding. I was referring to the protective product asked about earlier. My tent was a North Face. In the light of my experience I would in future let UV take its natural course.
by manybikes
20 Jan 2017, 8:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: robens lodge 2 tent on offer
Replies: 102
Views: 7817

Re: robens lodge 2 tent on offer

I'd say use with caution. I used the product last summer according to instructions, dried the tent and packed it away. Used it a few weeks later and all the glued on attachments and seams fell apart. Can't say it was the product but they denied culpability saying tent had delaminated. Reasonable qua...
by manybikes
9 Aug 2016, 11:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Birthday Rides - anyone going with a recumbent?
Replies: 0
Views: 2193

Birthday Rides - anyone going with a recumbent?

Hi,
I'm going with my Trice and will be on the camping field. Be good to meet up with anyone else attending with a non-standard HPV.
Phil
by manybikes
29 Jul 2016, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thirdcrank is back!
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Yes TC, we've missed you and your legal expertise. Had to make do with different interpretations.
Many here were worried about you.