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by yostumpy
14 Jan 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

you mean you will have 5, or you have had ( and moved on ) 4 or 3 ?
by yostumpy
8 Jan 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Men's Cycle Clothing - Tops and Shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Men's Cycle Clothing - Tops and Shorts

Can you show a couple of shots of the padding, i.e. Slim or big and bulky. Cheers
by yostumpy
7 Jan 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

Get yourself a Nissan nv200 combi (or van) and you don't have to take any wheels off at all.
by yostumpy
25 Dec 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Puncture resistant tyres for my road bike

Marathon supremes https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=103823.0 Marathon Green guard https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=106290.0 schwalbe Spicer https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=94471.0 schwalbe marathon all motion https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=114118.0
by yostumpy
17 Dec 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2250

Re: sweating

since getting a Gore windstopper (amazing bit of kit) if its 5 deg +, I'll wear a thin s/s cycling top, with a pair of bib tights and the windstpper, and I'm just right, but i carry a gillet, just in case. Often find myself pulling the sleeves up, and this aids cooling massively. If its less than 5 ...
by yostumpy
17 Dec 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944

I enjoyed that little tale. Would make an excellent film.
by yostumpy
15 Dec 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2220

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

After all, the water in the puddles is the same stuff that comes out of the hose pipe. If the puddle water is on a road where the rock-salt gritter has been, then the puddle water will be salt water :wink: '' I'm not talking about getting out the pressure washer or leaving things spotlessly clean -...
by yostumpy
15 Dec 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2220

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

Hosepipe. Unlike a hosepipe, a tyre lever also works when you get off that muddy bridleway back on to the road, and realise your wheels aren't going round as freely as they ought to. I was up on Dartmoor some years ago and Mercian was caked in mud. I found a few puddles on the roads home to ride th...
by yostumpy
13 Dec 2019, 7:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has Bikefix closed down?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Has Bikefix closed down?

We're open on 4th.
by yostumpy
12 Dec 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700 to 650b conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 1019

Re: 700 to 650b conversion

Same bike with 650b wheels and 42mm tyres. This lowered the BB height (thus the seat height) by about 10mm. All wheels had same size 160mm rotors, and all fitted without problem and rode well. This is the advantage of a disc frame. Thank you for the pictures yostumpy. I'm still indecise if it's wor...
by yostumpy
12 Dec 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700 to 650b conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 1019

Re: 700 to 650b conversion

https://live.staticflickr.com/4211/35239231320_9846371e7a_k.jpg WP_20160116_10_18_23_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr Here is Olive, My Ridgeback World Panorama Deluxe, with std 700 c x 32 tyres https://live.staticflickr.com/4282/34784744884_93d279f07d_k.jpg WP_20160127_16_19_15_Pro by mark tilley , ...
by yostumpy
28 Nov 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres

Thats not a thorn...................... IMG_1028 by mark tilley , on Flickr THIS is a thorn. Mudguards are 46mm wide. It pierced my Marathon GG , first visit in either tyre,in 11,716km. I've ridden round for a week and a half with a thorn like that in my tyre (Voyager Hyper). I cut off the twiggy b...
by yostumpy
27 Nov 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Not impressed by Land Cruiser PLUS tyres

Thats not a thorn......................


ImageIMG_1028 by mark tilley, on Flickr



THIS is a thorn. Mudguards are 46mm wide. It pierced my Marathon GG , first visit in either tyre,in 11,716km.
by yostumpy
25 Nov 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike - Video

The conversion to adjustable stem, flat bars and bar ends has created several weak points where before there were none. I would of fitted a suitable length dirt drop stem (Nitto, Kalloy) cut the drops below the brakes, upturned the bars slightly and installed separate brake levers and thumb shifter...
by yostumpy
21 Nov 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rumania - bears?
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Rumania - bears?

just remember to take...'the bear necessities, the simple bear necessities, of life' :wink: