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by foxyrider
19 Jun 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leisure rider training for first multi-day tour.
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Leisure rider training for first multi-day tour.

i never really trained to race so why would I train to tour? :lol: As long as your touring targets are 'sensible' you will ride yourself in quite quickly. I don't often ride even 2 days consecutively but when on tour I might ride for a fortnight, its a matter of looking after yourself, taking proper...
by foxyrider
12 Jun 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: How do I find out which brake pads to buy ?

Try doing what I do with car parts - take the old one off,and pop along to your bike shop and ask for matching items. Then keep the old ones, or the packaging for the new ones, ready for next time around. Or compare them with the chart on this page https://www.wiggle.co.uk/clarks-sintered-pair-of-d...
by foxyrider
9 Jun 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 62
Views: 1795

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

I've cooked 'meal in a tin' stuff in the tin, soup, beans etc in a pan (or even kettle a few times) and the answer is to use the lowest flame you can and stir continually. The first couple of times I used my folding kettle pan I burnt stuff but then realised that the alu base was heating quicker tha...
by foxyrider
5 Jun 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63687

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Hi, Normally sitting up tents go from 1.5 kgs. One kg tents are somewhat restrictive in height. I guess that if they were not then they would blow down easy. 0.7 high is a crawling around tent ideal for quick stop and leave again in the morning. my 1kg tent has a full 90cm height, afaic the minimum...
by foxyrider
5 Jun 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 22
Views: 6774

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

June is here and so far things here in GOC are looking good. May was unexceptional, the one planned 'missed' day compensated by another unplanned 200km plus! 12 riding days with no events. The May numbers 1508km av ride 126km 16717m av ride 1393m climb ratio 11.09m/km Year to date 7552km av ride 101...
by foxyrider
26 May 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1666

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

brynpoeth wrote:Are Sheffield Stands ubiquitous in Steel City?


there are a few around - my new local Aldi has a strip of @ a dozen - I've even seen bikes parked there! :lol: given its less than a km from home I walk.
by foxyrider
22 May 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 1484

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

If you just want to take up exercise to lose weight and haven't yet bought a flash bike, then don't. Buy some running shoes instead and run 5-6 miles a day. It will literally save you £££££££. Cut out all the crap in your diet - refined sugar, processed foods, pizzas, cakes, pies, sweets and alcoho...
by foxyrider
19 May 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pulley wear; is this a record?
Replies: 17
Views: 935

Re: pulley wear; is this a record?

BITD some RDs came with circular pulleys, i.e. ones with no detectable teeth at all. Some old campag mechs had (steel) pulleys with many small bumps on them; https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0105/7312/products/RM288_VTG_Campagnolo_Gran_Sport_Vintage_Rear_Derailleur.jpg?v=1501679556 presumably so t...
by foxyrider
19 May 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Titanium seatpost that is all titanium
Replies: 47
Views: 1455

Re: Titanium seatpost that is all titanium

have a look for 'J&L Titanium Bicycle Seatpost' on Ebay. Full Ti< available in different sizes and lengths. I have two of them - on my Airnimal and the carbon toy neither of which are spared bad roads! The newer one is now @ 5 years old, the first @ 7 with no issues whatsoever, they are using th...
by foxyrider
8 May 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Over exercise?
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Over exercise?

Whenever the health profession have asked me the question I've only had positive feedback. Mind you, I don't tell them quite how much riding I do, just confirm its at least their 20/40 mins three times a week (they probably would gawp at my usual 15 hours!) OTOH, as a yoof I would race 5 times a wee...
by foxyrider
8 May 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European summer cycling tour
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: European summer cycling tour

Thanks for the feedback. Me and my friends all study a science so I think rigorous planning only comes naturally. I do like the idea of making it up as we go along. I was just conscious of the fact that we could decide to go one way and encounter some fairly ugly hills that could've been avoided. I...
by foxyrider
8 May 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 22
Views: 6774

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

What happened to Spring? Have to say that my enthusiasm through April was down somewhat, only the impending trip to Germany keeping me on the straight and narrow! So here's how it panned out; Km ridden 1565 M climbed 13107 ytd km 6044 ytd m 67648 That's currently giving me just over 50km per day of ...
by foxyrider
24 Apr 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Training Question - FTP/fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Training Question - FTP/fatigue

if you are accumulating fatigue you aren't doing it right.
by foxyrider
24 Apr 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 32
Views: 1100

Re: Camping Pillow

I've tried all sorts down the years, microfibre, blow up etc, etc. as I usually don't end up with them under my head I've given up and now use my spare clothing in its stuff sack - costs nothing, weighs nothing extra and is actually bigger than the travel pillows so I might actually get some benefit...
by foxyrider
21 Apr 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Peak trail
Replies: 4
Views: 555

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.