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by TrevA
13 Jun 2021, 7:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendations for front and rear cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 783

Re: Recommendations for front and rear cameras

The Fly 6 uses a seat post fitting similar to a Garmin mount. The Fly 12 uses a bracket that fits on the handlebars, similar to a Go Pro mount. Mine are the old versions, not the current ones, so not much pint in posting a photo.
by TrevA
13 Jun 2021, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendations for front and rear cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 783

Re: Recommendations for front and rear cameras

ratherbeintobago wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 10:44am Which do you reckon is more important? Front or rear?
I think you really need both, but if pushed I would say the rear. You are more likely to record a close pass or collision on the rear camera. The front one is useful for close overtakes coming towards you and catching abuse from passing cars.
by TrevA
12 Jun 2021, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheels for a big person
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Wheels for a big person

tatanab wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 9:05am 110kg, that's a shade under 16 stone, so not massively heavy at all.
Erm, no it’s not. 110kg is 17st 5lbs, I know this because that’s around what I weigh, on a good day! 100kg is just under 16st.
by TrevA
10 Jun 2021, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring with a dog
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Touring with a dog

jb wrote: 9 Jun 2021, 10:44pm Dogs get pleasure from exercise and smells. Taking them out on a trailer is fine as long as they can jump out and run along and sniff excrement and pee and all the other wholesome canine delight's. Just letting them ride in a basket is like showing a monkey a picture of a banana.
My dog used to go mountain biking with me and run along side. So long as I had plenty of stops for it to sniff around it was a happy pooch.
Ours is only a small dog but she can walk 6 or 7 miles. We do stop every 5-10 miles to let her out for a walk. Took her out today in the trailer from Whitley Bay down the coast to Tynemouth, where she had an extended walk around the Castle/ Priory, then she went on the Ferry across the Tyne and had another long walk at Souter Lighthouse. I think we did 23 miles in 5 hours on the bikes.
by TrevA
8 Jun 2021, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SIDI shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: SIDI shoes

Sigma do have some bricks and mortar shops in London and a newly opened one in Oakham. Not in your preferred East Anglia but not too far away.

Rutland Cycles do Sidi too. They have branches in the East Midlands and East Anglia.
by TrevA
8 Jun 2021, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring with a dog
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Touring with a dog

We do day rides with our dog in a trailer. We also have a small terrier type dog and have a DoggyRide Mini trailer.
The trailer was about £200 and they do bigger versions if your dog is bigger.

We’ve been out today as a matter of fact - about 20 miles from Barnard Castle to Middleton in Teesdale and back. Part off road and part on road.

Old railway paths are usually good for taking your dog -some bridleway are a bit rough - the dog can get shaken about a bit. We’ve done several of the Peak District rail paths. The top picture is on another our rides in Norfolk (to give an idea of the size of our dog) and the bottom picture below is my rig. Room for panniers for touring, but you need very low gears as the trailer creates a fair amount of drag, especially on hilly rides.
by TrevA
7 Jun 2021, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: clothing

LeCol and Assos, but neither are cheap. I have a pair of Assos shorts and though they are very comfortable, they’ve not been particularly hard wearing fir what they cost -£150.

I like Fat Lad at the Back, especially the jerseys, designed for the bigger-boned amongst us, though they do smaller sizes too. It’s good quality clobber, as they say on their website.
by TrevA
7 Jun 2021, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendations for front and rear cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 783

Re: Recommendations for front and rear cameras

I don’t think Garmin make the Virb anymore.

I’ve currently got a Cycliq Fly 6 on the rear, coming up to 3 years old and it’s still going strong and I use it 3-4 times a week. It’s got a good battery life, up to 6 hours, which you won’t get from a Go Pro or similar (2 hours if you are lucky). I’ve also got a Cycliq Fly12, buts it’s a heavy, old beast, so I don’t use it on my summer bike. I’ve just bought a ChilliTech Bullet Cam for the front, but it’s a bit rattly and the picture’s not that good. It’s only £40 though, compared to £300 for the Fly12.
by TrevA
2 Jun 2021, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running out of comrades to ride with
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: Running out of comrades to ride with

I’d suggest your local CTC/CUK Member Group, if there is one local to you. These often tend to cater for a wider range of riders and may have a beginner/potterers section that would suit. There may be a local club that’s not race-focussed. My own club has 3 rides on a Saturday ranging from a 25 mile, 12 mph steady ride to a full-on 20 mph 40 mile chain gang.
by TrevA
1 Jun 2021, 3:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk
Replies: 145
Views: 5410

Re: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk

mattheus wrote: 1 Jun 2021, 9:53am
TrevA wrote: 28 May 2021, 5:30pm So would you really pay half fare for your bike?

Tuesday 1st June, day return Nottm to London is £111.50 (that’s off peak!). Half fare would be £55! Would you really pay that?

Flat fee, say £5?

Nottingham to Beeston is £2.50. Flat fee is twice the actual fare!

And, no, most commuters don’t have folding bikes, at least not here in the regions. I regularly travelled on the Nottingham to Derby train, plenty of road bikes and hybrids, I don’t recall ever seeing a folder.
What's your point? What price would you set?

I'm sure people have paid more for taxis, and to put their bikes on a plane.

A regular commuter would no doubt get some form of season ticket to reduce the per-trip.
Perhaps a £3 flat fee or 10% of the actual fare would seem reasonable, but that could still become quite pricey for a short notice, long distance trip - not everyone can book their journeys months in advance to get the cheapest ticket price.
by TrevA
28 May 2021, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: good gilit needed
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: good gilit needed

I’d take a look at Decathlon, if you have one close by, or online. I have a number of Gilets, but my go to one is a very lightweight one from Decathlon, it keeps the wind off but folds up into the size of a small orange and easily fits in a pocket. I’d also look at their tops - particularly their cheap “blue product” or essential range. I have several of these and they only cost £10-15 and they come in a baggy fit.
by TrevA
28 May 2021, 5:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk
Replies: 145
Views: 5410

Re: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk

So would you really pay half fare for your bike?

Tuesday 1st June, day return Nottm to London is £111.50 (that’s off peak!). Half fare would be £55! Would you really pay that?

Flat fee, say £5?

Nottingham to Beeston is £2.50. Flat fee is twice the actual fare!

And, no, most commuters don’t have folding bikes, at least not here in the regions. I regularly travelled on the Nottingham to Derby train, plenty of road bikes and hybrids, I don’t recall ever seeing a folder.
by TrevA
27 May 2021, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale super 6 bottom bracket... Which one?
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Cannondale super 6 bottom bracket... Which one?

It’s either a BB30 or a BB30a. I own a Cannondale Caad 8 and mine also has a noisy bottom bracket. This is due to the bearing moving very slightly in the frame during pedalling. It is caused by the frame not being built to the exact tolerance required by the bearing. It’s a very common problem with Cannondales.

It can be solved by removing the bearing and re-installing with a specialist thread locking compound, which fills the very small gap between the bearing and the frame and should thus stop the movement and stop the creaking. For this, you need a new set of bearings, I think they are 6806 but I’m not sure, and some of the thread locking compound. You can use grease instead but it won’t last as long. You may find that even if you use the thread lock compound, you may need to repeat the exercise every couple of years.

A more radical solution (which I’m going for) is to convert the BB30 to a Shimano compatible 24mm BB, using a kit from either Praxis or Wheels Manfacturing. This costs about £70 but you will also have to buy a new chainset - a Shimano 105 chainset is £120.

Edit - looking at the photo, it’s a BB30 - it’s says so on the crank.
by TrevA
26 May 2021, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what derailleur is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: what derailleur is this?

If the rear is not changing gear until gear 3 or 4 it sounds like you might have a slack cable. You need to set the limit screws first (as previously described), then you need to undo the nut on the rear mech where the cable runs through and pull the cable tight, then re-tighten the nut. Do this with the rear gear in the smallest sprocket. It should change better, but you can also tune the gears using the knurled nut where the cable enters the back of the rear mechanism.

However, as advised by PT above, you may be better off running everything in friction mode if possible. I had similar problems with a Suntour set up, unable to get it to index properly.
by TrevA
25 May 2021, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good bar bag that won't interfere with my Edelux
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: A good bar bag that won't interfere with my Edelux

My Topeak bar bag sits quite high on the bars and the bottom of the bag sits just below the headset, so might be suitable. That’s if they still make it - mine is 10 years old.