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by SimonCelsa
18 Oct 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Discomfort on turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Discomfort on turbo

At no point were we not allowed out at all


perhaps in reference to 'self isolating' or 'aaagghhh, I've got the lurgeee, gotta stay home'?
by SimonCelsa
18 Oct 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying With a Brompton - What Bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Flying With a Brompton - What Bag?

Decathlon do some fairly voluminous bags around the £30 - £40 bracket.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/basic-hoc ... 47&c=BLACK

I have no direct experience of this bag but more food for thought and another to add to your 'maybe' list.
by SimonCelsa
16 Oct 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: B66 and pee-ing razor blades
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: B66 and pee-ing razor blades

Yes, it probably is the wrong type of saddle for a drop handlebar bike. However the shape is pretty much the same as the SPA Esk which I have put a load of miles on without problem. I think it may be best to swap this saddle out for a selle rolls san marco which I also acquired 2nd hand and have not...
by SimonCelsa
16 Oct 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: B66 and pee-ing razor blades
Replies: 8
Views: 344

B66 and pee-ing razor blades

I haven't done any long distance rides for a good while (over a year anyway) but the other day I accompanied one of my daughters on a trip over the Bealach na Ba. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/187035 We stopped at a cafe in Shieldaig (about 72 mile in) where I needed a pee. It felt as though spli...
by SimonCelsa
13 Oct 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quick link removal without tools.
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Quick link removal without tools.

On a similar vein, I was helping a pal yesterday fitting up his new titanium framed Vaaru mountain bike, and having hell of a job getting the shimano 11 speed chain master link to 'pull tight'. Do you need a special tool for this link. He wouldn't let me stamp on the pedals to stretch it and he has ...
by SimonCelsa
8 Oct 2020, 5:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clothing for Touring
Replies: 31
Views: 1528

Re: Clothing for Touring

My brother was in the Wavy Navy and left to be a postman!....Then went back to sea...Lol. Think I may be heading the same way!! Bit of a specialized career path which, although it has many transferable skills is difficult to get away from and find something worthwhile ashore. The modern urban posti...
by SimonCelsa
8 Oct 2020, 5:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something other than Lycra
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: Something other than Lycra

Not listing any clothing on the website https://spacycles.co.uk/m6b0s57p1234/TUDOR-SPORTS-York-Tights I similarly have fairly long legs which make the medium size tights far too short. I believe I tried to enquire as to custom made options a while back (several years) but received no positive outco...
by SimonCelsa
5 Oct 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 744

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

Money to burn :) :?


I used to earn very good money throughout my 35 years 'knocking me pan in' at sea, but am now just keeping afloat in these shoreside roles. You've got to treat yourself sometimes and not give it all to the kids :). Besides, I've only got 5 bikes and none of them was new :(.
by SimonCelsa
5 Oct 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 744

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

I like the simple look of the Aiguille stuff so have just pulled the trigger on one of their mini midi 15ltr bags. https://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/product/rucksacks-bags/walking-trekkingrucksacks/mini-midi-15l/ If I get 5 years out of it I'll be happy, even happier if it lasts much longer!! Cheers,...
by SimonCelsa
4 Oct 2020, 6:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 744

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

Thanks for the replies and suggestions thus far. I've a better idea of what to go for now and will try and source a used but good quality bag on ebay. I think as the commute is pretty short then something with minimal straps etc (similar to the Ortlieb design) will be conducive to longer life (bag l...
by SimonCelsa
3 Oct 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 744

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

Thanks for the replies; I could probably try on if really necessary but I don't get out to the shops that much. 'Go Outdoors' is reasonably local as are several other shops of a similar ilk. I must admit being highly averse to bright, dayglo, or other high visibilty attire. I'll maybe check out some...
by SimonCelsa
3 Oct 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 744

Recommend a bombproof backpack

My latest Lidl cheapo (about £15) daysack has just expired, lasted about a year so not too bad but I'd rather pay a bit more and get something a little more durable/repairable. I'm getting averse to chucking stuff out. Any good recommendations? It will be used for cycle commuting (10 miles per day m...
by SimonCelsa
27 Sep 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

In a few weeks it will be getting a little too cold for short fingered mitts on some mornings It's getting that way now; out at 6.15 this morning for a couple of hours with one of the daughters and it wasn't much above freezing. Her 'Strava activity' said 1 degC and there was quite a bit of crispy ...
by SimonCelsa
27 Sep 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GT 85 What is it good for?
Replies: 31
Views: 1063

Re: GT 85 What is it good for?

I have found the Weldtite TF2 spray (green can) gives more lasting lubrication, although the exorbitant price of it now makes the GT85 offering more attractive. The average price for a 400ml aerosol can of TF2 appears to be in the region of £7.50. I think the last couple of cans I bought were about ...