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by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Vango or Vaude

If you're using a cotton F10 I just assumed you had a team of trained porters to carry it around for you... Pete. On a post a few years ago ( :shock: ) I mentioned meeting three roadies while on a trip in Warwickshire using this tent. I pointed out to them that my luggage weighed as much as their t...
by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

I would go to a laundrette, and cycle it in a tumble drier on 'air' or a very low temp setting. It might help to put a couple of tennis balls or some woolzies in the dryer with your sleeping bag. +1 This seems to get good reports - it's all that warm fluffing and of course the tennis balls. Well wo...
by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I'm sorry but I find that pill too difficult to swallow. Parties campaign on a manifesto on which voters based their vote. Are you happy to accept MPs would follow their own political agenda after you elected them? . . . and we were promised by a remainer PM, David Cameron, that whatever the result...
by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Vango or Vaude

You used to be able to get extended porch Force 10s, at least for the bigger models. I know someone that uses an extended Mk 5 as a paddling tent. Not an intrinsically awkward DIY for the suitably ambitious, as you just drop a ridge extension on to the front A-piece and procure an extra set of legs...
by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The irony of the Lib Dem position is staggering. If the Lib Dems vote for enacting the result of the referendum, they will be accused of voting against their true beliefs and being hypocritical. If the Lib Dems ask for a second referendum, they will be accused of seeking to overturn the first and i...
by horizon
17 Sep 2019, 12:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I think there was a genuine issue, in towns like Redcar, of some young men having, and being encouraged to have, unrealistic attitudes and expectations which harmed their work prospects. The previous availability of well-paid work which did not require academic qualifications and could be taken up ...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

I'm just wondering if (especially with two people) you could camp it and reap the rewards of flexibility and cheapness. That's (a) because France has such a good network of campsites and (b) because booking B and Bs can be a bit of a pain. I have a similar plan on the back burner but you could go re...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Pannier rack failures

weight bears down on two screws attaching the pannier rack to the bike. It seems like a good idea to change these screws every year or two to forestall metal fatigue. Also, are there any particularly strong screws to get for this job? The Spa tourer hads larger screws for this job: 6mm threads in t...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Pannier rack failures

I had a strut on my rear pannier split at the weld whilst on my recent tour - the pic shows the road repair... no harm done, but made me think. One, I need to make sure I get a new pannier which is rated to carry a load far more than I actually carry. Two - that weight bears down on two screws atta...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Basically what they're saying is that the tightening of regs is making it too expensive to make small city cars whilst simultaneously cheap electric cars don't yet exist to fill the gap. Yes, that was it. It's not just the battery that costs, it's the technology as well, and no doubt that's the sam...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Some of the arguments seemed a bit stretched imo. They talk about the cost of batteries but ignore the fact that you could make a small car with a battery half or less the size of the batteries being used in current electric cars. (The Smart EQ does exactly that). kwackers : thanks for listening to...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

kwackers: if you have a moment, could you have a quick listen to it? I still don't quite understand what they were saying. The thing I might have got wrong is that small petrol cars are very cheap and that small electric cars are expensive by comparison.
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

On Radio 4 You and Yours today, it was reported that many small, petrol-engined cars will be phased out as the technology to reduce their carbon emissions would be too expensive. That means that consumers (some less well off) would have to buy larger cars, either ICE or electric. Smaller electric ca...
by horizon
16 Sep 2019, 12:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: An Intellectuals View on Camping
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: An Intellectuals View on Camping

We were camping again briefly this weekend - one night local shake-down trip for Mrs H. I had this article in mind but what came up mainly was the the mobile phone problem. I'm quite noise-sensitive but what struck me was that people were dealing with "back home" or "back at the offic...
by horizon
15 Sep 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 71
Views: 2846

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

WIth porridge, generally, and camping-wise, if you serve then soak immediately in cold water, the remains of the porridge solidifiies suddenly and lifts off making washing the pot easy. + 1 Generally I find it ready to clean off well before I've finished packing up in the morning - you just have to...