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by horizon
14 Oct 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Cantilever brakes

My recommendation would be that the OP takes the bike into a good bike shop and gets one brake (or two) properly serviced. Then they would either feel the difference or be vindicated.
by horizon
13 Oct 2019, 5:44pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: DAWES SARDAR 50CM
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: DAWES SARDAR 50CM

PM sent. Cheers, horizon
by horizon
13 Oct 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

and in 240 pitches (estimated - 20 @ year X 12) I can only recall four times I've put it up in a downpour, though there's a few more where I've sheltered till the rain stops or eases off. + 1 Let's say you want pitch your tent at 6.00 pm every day and you want 15 minutes to pitch, 15 minutes to unp...
by horizon
13 Oct 2019, 1:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

ipswichcycler wrote: Surely you take a lot of water in with you?


No, you develop a meticulous practice of making sure that everything even remotely wet is left outside the inner, whether in the porch or even outside.

Which is why "campcraft" probably wins over tent design/quality in the end.
by horizon
13 Oct 2019, 1:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

The misgiving that I have is to do with people's perception of what constitutes a human challenge, particularly cycling. Someone wrote on here recently that in doing LEJOG, the cycling was the easy bit, it was the logistics that was the challenge. Travelling by bike is hard when you arrive in a stra...
by horizon
13 Oct 2019, 1:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after prostate cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Cycling after prostate cancer

This might not be of help, but most cyclists go round (me included) with what looks like a huge nappy under their Lycra but which is of course just padding. Just an unintended consequence I suppose of the Lycra style but a side benefit perhaps for anyone wanting to avoid the social embarrassment of ...
by horizon
12 Oct 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I like the look of the hilleberg niak which is a 1-2 man tent. Though being a Hilleberg is eye wateringly expensive. So first month travelling staying in B and Bs and small hotels single occupancy at £35.00 per night (plus weak pound) = £1085.00. Second and third month as above. Cost of Hilleberg (...
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26592

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have no desire to show that disc brakes are a bad thing. I do feel that the "safety improvements" of a whole variety of things are not really all they are cracked up to be Yep, but TUC is using the risk compensation argument to claim that “discs are bad, m’kay”. :D I thought he was sayi...
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 60
Views: 1365

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

I thought it a good question as to rim width when new but a quick Google didn't produce any results. Of course you could measure this when you buy the rim but that wouldn't help in making your purchase. Is there a source of this information? Do rim makers provide it? Have I missed something? And of ...
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 60
Views: 1365

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

AIUI .9 is the point at which you dump them. I have CR18s on my tourer. They have a small dimple which is a wear indicator on both sides.
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1638

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

The odd thing is that most people, after splashing out on some luxury or other, would give the rest away. Which rather makes the whole point of having a Euro-millions a bit pointlesss IMV.
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26592

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

mig wrote:i ride fixed with two brakes for most of the time but i'd still shout at the donkey to get out of the way :D


"You stupid ass!"?
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26592

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I don't think personal experience is even necessary in this instance, just a modicum of ability to think critically, weigh up available evidence and assess pros and cons. It's so obvious that disc brakes have certain advantages over rim brakes (and vice versa) and that those advantages may make the...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 52
Views: 1258

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

A Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/flu-jab-saves-lives-fact-more-people-vaccinated Do read down the page. She writes: In 2018 I developed flu complications that left me unable to breathe or move and on a ventilator for months. It’s left me with life-changi...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1638

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

I'd buy that Rover bicycle that Greybeard was selling recently.