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by tad
9 Aug 2017, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling all Trangia fans!
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Calling all Trangia fans!

I put the handle on top of the kettle with the grabby bit pointing downwards if that makes sense? I also use one of the multidiscs, very good for chopping, straining and protecting the fryingpan surface when everything is packed away.

Would a picture help? I can take one if you need it.
by tad
9 Aug 2017, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling all Trangia fans!
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Calling all Trangia fans!

Yup, I have a 27 and a 25. The kettles fit inside in both instances and the burners fit inside the kettles. I make sure that the burner is drained/burned out (then cooled) and in a sealed plastic bag before packing it in the kettle otherwise you end up with tea tasting of meths.
by tad
16 May 2011, 8:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

I was looking at the Topeak bags but my rack isn't a Topeak one.

Rather than buy a new rack I think I'm going to resign myself to buying a decent bag and just bungeeing it on to the rack.
by tad
15 May 2011, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

tad wrote:Now does the CTC shop stock this ideal bit of kit?

http://www.ortlieb.de/_prod.php?lang=en ... t=trunkbag


:( alas no
by tad
15 May 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

dont forget Arkels stuff http://www.arkelpanniers.co.uk/uk/?noredirect=1 the 'trailrider' rack pack come with its own built in waterproof cover has many nooks and pockets for your various bits and pieces and your can expand the main compartment if it gets crowded it does attach via velcro but i've ...
by tad
15 May 2011, 10:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

I agree that 2 1/2 years isn't long but they do get used day in day our come rain shine or snow. Rather than for the odd Audax or just a couple of days a week etc. My ride is on and off road, bouncing along fire trails, farm tracks and bridle paths so I can understand the landing strip coming apart ...
by tad
14 May 2011, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Halfords BikeHut Rack pack. At 29.99 it is good quality and big enough to use for cycling to work. Halfords are doing a 3 for 2 offer just now so its worth buying something else you need to get the third item free. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10...
by tad
14 May 2011, 5:49pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Cranks for a Rohloff 29er
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Cranks for a Rohloff 29er

Hello, hello!

What cranks do the folks out there in CTC land recommend for a Rohloff equipped 29er? And what sized chainring are we running?

I'm after something as solid and dependable as the hub rather than something exotic, light weight and crack prone.

Cheerio,

Tad
by tad
14 May 2011, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please
Replies: 21
Views: 2156

Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

My old Altura rack pack has given up the ghost after 2 1/2 years of day in day out commuting, both the zips on the side pockets have bust and the "landing strip" that fits on the the rack has fallen apart. It was one of these: http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/5/1069/ALTURA%20ARAN...
by tad
15 Nov 2010, 10:09pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?

While custom is nice, you are risking having something built by a frame builder who has no experience of 29er MTBs. That's why I'm doing my research and asking for recommendations rather than picking a frame builder at random. if you google antbikemike / alternative needs transportation, you'll see...
by tad
13 Nov 2010, 4:41pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?

The problem with custom frames is the geometry, how are you going to know you're getting something that will perform well? By doing some research, posting here and other forums to find a frame builder that comes recommended as having built decent 29ers :wink: The singular looks good, I have come ac...
by tad
13 Nov 2010, 2:22pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?

Thanks.

I have heard more tales of woe regarding off the shelf bikes as well. It is why I am doing some research first before committing myself. Thanks for the link, that is one frame builder to cross off my list.
by tad
13 Nov 2010, 9:21am
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Any one had a steel framed & fork 29er custom built?

Hi All, The title pretty much says it all. I'm after some feedback on custom frame and fork builds for a 29er. The usual suspects, Roberts, Yates et al have great reputations for regular 26" MTBs. Is there anyone out there that you'd recommend for a 29er? I'm looking for something special, just...
by tad
12 Oct 2009, 9:37pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 14842

Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Graham edit : Copied & stickied from the original posting. One of my roles is to reduce bike theft in Bristol city over the next two years in tandem (haha) with the timetable for cycling city. Now for the contriversal part.......are you ready........(deep breath).......I am not a cyclist. Hello...
by tad
1 Feb 2009, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle
Replies: 75
Views: 5727

I too have suffered the pain and discomfort involved in breaking in a new Brooks, putting the miles in and proofide is favourite. It's worth it in the long run though. I've got another on the way as we speak, the commute to work's not going to be the most pleasant for a while. Take a look on Sheldon...