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by Norman H
15 Oct 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: George Longstaff tourer 22"
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: George Longstaff tourer 22"

I went to look at this bike today and the pictures don't do it justice, beautifully fillet brazed and the paintwork is immaculate. Much as I wanted to buy it, sadly it was too long in the top tube for me. Someone will get a beautiful traditional touring bike.
by Norman H
10 Oct 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

It might help if you told us exactly what you are hoping to achieve. On triples it's generally the outer to middle ring tooth differences which are most critical and that's governed by both the depth and the profile of the inner cage. Middle to inner shifts are much more forgiving. Since you already...
by Norman H
9 Oct 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: George Longstaff tourer 22"
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: George Longstaff tourer 22"

I'm interested in your Longstaff, PM sent
by Norman H
9 Oct 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1637

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I've only got a couple of bikes on doubles now and they are both running 46/36 chainrings. Both are 10 speed, one is Shimano 12-27 cassette and the other is Campag 13-29. These bikes are used for day rides with minimum luggage. All my other bikes are load luggers of various sorts and are running tri...
by Norman H
29 Sep 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1609

Re: Road Worlds

I've really enjoyed these World Championships. The Yorkshire terrain and often challenging conditions have really animated the racing. One expects world class performances at the World Championship but there have been some truly exceptional individual performances. Difficult to single out any single...
by Norman H
29 Sep 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how tall this rack is?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: how tall this rack is?

SJS don't appear to be far off according to measurements of my stainless steel Epic rack.

Measured vertically to the underside of the top platform from the centre of the drop out mounting hole is 364mm. The lower rail is 59mm below the top rail.
by Norman H
25 Sep 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1587

Re: Front light positition

I have mostly fork crown mounted hub dynamo front lights. I seem to remember reading that lights with the B&M designed reflector are optimised for mounting at fork crown height. With a mixture of crosstop levers, bar bags, computers etc. on a number of different bikes, handlebar space is at a pr...
by Norman H
24 Sep 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1609

Re: Road Worlds

BBC also have some events on the red button. I watched the junior men's TT on the red button yesterday and the men's under 23 is currently showing live.
by Norman H
12 Sep 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 32
Views: 951

Re: Vango or Vaude

Have you considered the Force10 range by Vango. The F10 brand are Vango's premium range and the helium 2 is virtually identical to the Cairngorm 200. Summits Outdoor in Glasgow are very competitive on price https://www.summits.co.uk/product/force-ten-f10-helium-2-ul-tent-2-person-tent/ They currentl...
by Norman H
11 Sep 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 2165

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

The wind played havoc with today's stage. Nairo Quintana was the big winner displacing Valverde for second place in the G C. The pace was crazy, Philippe Gilbert took the stage win and in the post race interview said he was spinning a 54x11 gear at 110rpm on the flat. Primoz Roglic missed the break ...
by Norman H
30 Aug 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb or not; and what size?
Replies: 21
Views: 1372

Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

A pair of back rollers and a bar bag should be more than adequate for hostel touring. The Ortlieb dry bags are a cost effective way of expanding capacity. The 13l size are a good fit crosswise on top of the rack and are more than large enough to contain even a 4 season sleeping bag. For more capacit...
by Norman H
8 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: BROKEN COLLARBONE
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: BROKEN COLLARBONE

Your own body is probably the best guide together with advice from your physio or doctor. I was back on the bike 4 weeks after surgery to fix mine. That was on the advice of the surgeon who was a cyclist himself. The biggest problem I had was the fear of falling off again. Took me a while to regain ...
by Norman H
6 Aug 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)

I've cycled from Rosslare to Cork a few times but I usually drive to Fisguard and leave the car somewhere in Wales. There are a number of route options depending on how much sightseeing you want to include on the way. I would recommend you avoid the N 25, although that said most main roads in Irelan...
by Norman H
6 Aug 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 50990

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Looks like it’s all over. I’m gutted for her it was a great attempt ending up so near and so far. It must be particularly hard for the womens record as you’ve more sleep deprivation to fight than the men’s attempt. I believe she is carrying on just for the ride :D maybe allow a good cafe stop. +1 I...