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by foxyrider
21 Apr 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Peak trail
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: High Peak trail

Is the road open or has that got a diversion too? Guess it will be low priority to be done and in the meantime those 'kin trucks will keep on using the road.
by foxyrider
21 Apr 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

We all know the rear lever is set 8 to 9 o’clock, parallel to the chain stay, right? But what about the front, and why? never! both should be between three and four, preferably three. Anything facing forwards has potential to be caught and opened and putting inline with a chainstay or fork blade ma...
by foxyrider
17 Apr 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

What do you do if it's blowing 30 mph when you come to un-stuff? Doesn't it all become a bit difficult to manage? No, why should it? I would guess that if you unpack it as basically a heap it will be a bit more awkward to deploy it so that everything is where you want it while also trying to stop i...
by foxyrider
14 Apr 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

andrew_s wrote:
foxyrider wrote:I stuff (FWIW Vaude and Sea to Summit both recommend this for their respective products I use)

What do you do if it's blowing 30 mph when you come to un-stuff? Doesn't it all become a bit difficult to manage?

No, why should it?
by foxyrider
10 Apr 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Favourite local climbs

I've got a huge choice in these parts from full on Pennine 'passes' to steep, noodly lanes - you can't go far hereabouts without something to get the ticker racing! Can't say I really have a favourite, how enjoyable they are can vary on the weather and traffic but one that I find just testing enough...
by foxyrider
10 Apr 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 805

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

I'm not built for climbing but out of necessity I've come to a point where I might not 'enjoy' it but do have some satisfaction in reaching the top. Living at @ 160m means even 'flat' rides can have significant metres included - its rare to do a ride with anything less than 1000m of ascent! And of c...
by foxyrider
10 Apr 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

[Rolling up tents? golly gosh, not done that for decades as it can cause early failure of the materials. How do you do it then? Fold or stuff? I can't see how this would be better. I stuff (FWIW Vaude and Sea to Summit both recommend this for their respective products I use), don't have any issues ...
by foxyrider
7 Apr 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

Yes that's the one. The drawstring as you can see is on the side rather than the end so it opens up sideways. Don't like it. The tent is squeezed neatly and tightly into the old style bag at the factory. All neat and nice - until you come to pack it away yourself and you cannot get the sausage back...
by foxyrider
3 Apr 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour

I blame tubus; they make models with different spacings. I have no idea who came up with a (pointlessly) different spacing to blackburn, but tubus have to carry some of the blame for perpetuating it, and so do the manufacturers who make their forks this way. cheers To be fair to Tubus they have tri...
by foxyrider
3 Apr 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: where to buy a pedal spanner that is 3.2mm thick or less?

I’ve often wondered why pedal spanners are so thin. I haven’t found a pedal I couldn’t work on with my 5.2 mm thick Unior 1610/2 pedal spanner. Ezy pedal fittings have been annoying mechanics the world over with the very narrow flats since they came out! I have use one of those 'throw away' hook sp...
by foxyrider
3 Apr 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Phew, can you believe its April already? My target ride for the Spring is less than four weeks away and I've reached a sort of plateau of performance! So here is March: 16 ride days avg 89.1km (55.4mi) & 1012m (3320ft) of climbing. Ytd it's 606m (1988ft) and 49.78km (30.9mi) Totals 4479km (2783m...
by foxyrider
1 Apr 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Bar bag fouling brakes

Can't figure the issue in my head, I even have 2 bikes with Crosstop levers mounted behind the bar bag without issue.

Can you post a pic so we can see everything in situ?
by foxyrider
1 Apr 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2989

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

30kph avg for 10 hrs. Good luck :shock: I've done over 35kph for flat 200km events and it's taken me 13hrs to do a mountain 260km (5500m ascent). Pretty sure 300 in 10 in rolling terrain would be quite doable providing you've done the training and do the right fueling. Yes I’m sure you are right. I...
by foxyrider
1 Apr 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plagued by tight glutes and tight lower back muscles
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Plagued by tight glutes and tight lower back muscles

531 makes some valid points but don't get too depressed, in my mid 50's i'm riding further and faster than I did at 40 and my head still thinks i'm 30 (who'd want to be 20 again? I was a crap if enthusiastic rider back then! :lol: ) Indeed I used to be in a state after 50 miles but I rarely do less ...
by foxyrider
1 Apr 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1477

Re: Touring around Cornwall

Mick F wrote:Grockles are in Devon and it's a Devon word.

Emmets are in Cornwall.
Emmet is Cornish for ant. They swarm all over the place. :lol:


Grockles are everywhere - we get flocks of them up here in the PD and GOC but not thankfully in W.Country volumes!