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by horizon
19 Aug 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 233
Views: 11401

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

A bit of unpicking here - I'm interested in what you say but don't fully understand it. I’ve got no problems with e bikes. I’ve yet to encounter one that can outpace me all the way up a steep hill. . Do you mean you don't have a problem because they aren't as fast as an unpowered bike? If people who...
by horizon
19 Aug 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 233
Views: 11401

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

Some work with extra convenience is better the complete convenience of driving everywhere. And I could easily see that the confidence gained from riding with an ebike could lead to greater use of normal bikes, when people realise how great cycling is. TL;DR: if an eBike makes people enjoy riding mo...
by horizon
19 Aug 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 233
Views: 11401

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I'm not sure what you're saying. That's because it's not a particularly obvious point. I see lots of young(ish) fit people on e-bikes. And I hear from lots of young(ish) fit people how they would like to get an e-bike (they don't currently cycle). Down here in Cornwall I can understand that. But ot...
by horizon
18 Aug 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 233
Views: 11401

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

This thing not only enables me to adjust the level of exercise I want to adopt, Well this is a going to be obtuse again, but in one sense the bicycle is more obdurate and a hard task master - it doesn't let you adjust the level of exercise (albeit within reason, as you can have gears or get off and...
by horizon
18 Aug 2018, 9:38pm
Forum: Test board
Topic: Big image resized?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Big image resized?

Mods: please can you move this to the For Sale section so I can buy it. :D
by horizon
18 Aug 2018, 9:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fears after cycling accident
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Fears after cycling accident

Last Saturday I was in a cycling accident. Does anyone know how I can get over this fear for when I do get back on the bike? No, but you do. It's just too soon to feel OK - you are still in trauma. Give it time, get better, get over the shock (yes, that takes time to heal too) and you'll find that ...
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Test board
Topic: Big image resized?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Big image resized?

Beautiful!
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping stokers stem
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Slipping stokers stem

Vorpal wrote:
I would check that the mounting is torqued correctly. It's possible that it has come a bit loose in use or something. If I try, I can move the stoker's handlebars on our tandem, even when they are torqued correctly, but it does require considerable force.


This is where I'm putting my money.
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping stokers stem
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Slipping stokers stem

Brucey: would you care to comment on the fact that the stem is attached to a seat post? Does that create any issues/incompatibility in terms of fit/size? It's possible to get various lengths and shapes. Our Thorn childback tandem has an adjustable stem, so it fit my kids from 5 years old. Mini V ou...
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping stokers stem
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Slipping stokers stem

Brucey: would you care to comment on the fact that the stem is attached to a seat post? Does that create any issues/incompatibility in terms of fit/size?
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: time wasters on forum when selling
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: time wasters on forum when selling

Posting pictures on the forum isn't easy as some computer knowledge is needed to reduce the file size to under the limit. Off-putting for some seniors. One way is to request to email the pctures to someone who can resize them (it's quite simple to do) and then post them here for you. That seems to ...
by horizon
17 Aug 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping stokers stem
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Slipping stokers stem

Given the threads about slipping seatposts and such like, I don't think it would take much for there to be a variance between stem and seatpost, particularly if a shim is involved and AFAIK the Duet at least is fairly new (and therefore never subject perhaps to many checks?). AIUI, straightbars woul...
by horizon
16 Aug 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Sizing?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Bike Sizing?

All bike sizing these days is a bit meaningless. ETT measured as if horizontal is good but still requires the seat angle to make sense. Seat tube length is irrelevant if the top tube is sloping. What seat tube does give you is the exact model in the range but you will need to know the dimensions of ...
by horizon
16 Aug 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 60
Views: 1078

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Mr.Benton wrote:
Hope this helps.


I would hope so too but it may not, for the reasons I gave above.
by horizon
16 Aug 2018, 1:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 60
Views: 1078

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

For the purpose of this thread (and the benefit of our long-suffering OP) it might be worth separating the high-price tents (that's say over £500 RRP) from the standard budget tents (say over £200 RRP). There are a few tents in the middle but there otherwise seems to be a gulf betwen the two price r...