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by foxyrider
14 Dec 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: On a lighter note
Replies: 1
Views: 45

On a lighter note

A special birthday greeting to the chap i met on yesterdays ride, we had a good chat but alas didn't introduce ourselves. So if you are the chap on the Argos, with a Dahon at home, living in central Malmesbury who had a chat with a chap from Yorkshire riding an Airnimal yesterday, hi, i'm Andi, Foxy...
by foxyrider
14 Dec 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 15
Views: 332

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

I remain a little sceptical where people say that they almost never go into the granny. i did a tour several years back - well 2015 actually, and used the smallest chainring twice, each time to ride up the ramp to board the Nort Sea ferry. Oh, i should mention i had full camping gear and a 50/34 ru...
by foxyrider
9 Dec 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

Who the heck uses 28c tyres? :lol: My road bikes can just about accomadate 23's, the 'winter' bike gets 25's which look like flippin' tractor rubber :roll: i can do 100rpm but i'm most comfortable and hence efficient @ 90rpm 28c can offer lower rolling resistance these days with modern tyre constru...
by foxyrider
8 Dec 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

If you’re spinning out a 50-11, on the flat, I’ll eat my bibs. There’s another option, 53-39 ( sometimes called a ‘standard’). I'd wash your bibs before you eat them, in the right conditions (eg fast surface in a group), its quite possible to spin out on 50x11 even on the flat which is why i went f...
by foxyrider
8 Dec 2019, 10:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

If you’re spinning out a 50-11, on the flat, I’ll eat my bibs. There’s another option, 53-39 ( sometimes called a ‘standard’). I'd wash your bibs before you eat them, in the right conditions (eg fast surface in a group), its quite possible to spin out on 50x11 even on the flat which is why i went f...
by foxyrider
7 Dec 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Water Rail Way?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Water Rail Way?

I've ridden the Witham from source to see and the 'Rail trail' several times in part or full. How did you manage on the bit between South Witham and Lincoln where the river is mainly through farmland with no tracks alongside. Did you use one of those bikes with fat tyres? I followed as close as pub...
by foxyrider
7 Dec 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 42
Views: 12511

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Finally got time to sort this - its been a busy week! So, November saw me pass the 10,000 mile point for the year - its the second consecutive year i've exceeded that milestone so i'm one chuffed grandad! As a month, i rode on 12 days, had to reshuffle threee times due to the weather and missed one ...
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack for urban bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Pannier rack for urban bike?

I would suggest the Tortec Tour - nice and robust but still quite light and i've fitted them to much smaller bikes than your sisters.
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

I've ridden from Ijmuiden to the centre of Amsterdam by following the signs saying Amsterdam. And then back again doing the same, didn't have any problems. That could be confusing, following the signs to Amsterdam top get to Ijmuiden :lol: Sorry, do know what you meant but on muy first read it just...
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Water Rail Way?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Water Rail Way?

I've ridden the Witham from source to see and the 'Rail trail' several times in part or full. The on road section should be okay for the ag group you have, provide they have some road sense. There are a couple of sections that are not great after heavy rain, there are signed road diversions and the ...
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Attach seat post
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Attach seat post

You only have half the seat clamp there, there should be large central part, two side plates (one each side) and a square section bolt threaded on each end for a nut which completes the assembly. When assembled, the seatpost (commonly called candle type) will slide into the centre part before you ti...
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1133

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

I imagine you are talking about 4-bolt chainsets to get a 22T inner ring? If you are able to use a 24T inner ring, then there is a choice of Stronglight/Spa square taper 74/110 BCD (5 bolt) chainsets which will suit 8 and 9 speed chains. The 24T is probably OK but they're a little out of my price r...
by foxyrider
3 Dec 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 24
Views: 946

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

I got totally soaked fording a flooded road on the way to the world's road race. Kept feet a 12 / 6 positions doh!! On the way back had them at 9 / 3 position and still got wet but didn't care as was on way home. Should have unclipped completely and lifted or splayed legs out to 45° No overshoe was...
by foxyrider
2 Dec 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: When you run out of money…

On my first solo foreign tour I ran out of money, I hadn't foreseen the cost of food and my small budget really was just that, too small! I managed to get some money sent from home which just about saw me through another week of very cautious eating habits and missing out on some stuff I had planned...
by foxyrider
30 Nov 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 42
Views: 12511

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

Not sorted the detail for this month yet but I have rolled through 10,000 miles for the year now and i'll beat last year's total by some way even with a reduced programme through December (I'm away without a bike over xmas and i'm missing a couple of rides this week due to visiting family) Will post...