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by foxyrider
18 Feb 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

no idea where you are but a visit to Blacks, Go Outdoors, Decathlon will give you a chance to examine actual tents and check that they are liveable - ie big enough for your needs. Do you know what bag(s) you will be using? Useful to have to hand so you can check if the packed tent will fit :D Don't ...
by foxyrider
18 Feb 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)

Good post! I never thought about it, perhaps worth asking shops if they can get manufacturers to ship old helmets in bulk to the original factory? better still - stop buying the wretched things! :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll: Though I'm all for the freedom of use them, because we should all have the ri...
by foxyrider
15 Feb 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Wear a long wig?
Replies: 36
Views: 943

Re: Wear a long wig?

Totally anecdotal... One of the students used to swear by a short skirt... far more vehicles slowed down and gave more room than when she wore cycling gear! I thought you were going to say 'he' :lol: being of the male gender and having long hair i might be getting more consideration (no idea as i'v...
by foxyrider
14 Feb 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Muddiest 'guards
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Muddiest 'guards

looks pretty clean to me, i've been resorting to a stick on a regular basis during rides in the South Glocs, West Wilts and North Somerset area this winter. i'm sure there's tarmac somewhere under the gloop :lol:
by foxyrider
13 Feb 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978

Having previously only used Regina blocks and chains of varying qualities, i ended up with my one and only Sun Tour fw in the summer of '78. You see i was at the Harrogate Festival (remember that folks, 10 days of racing, touring and public exhibition) and i had got a slot in the middle markers 25 ...
by foxyrider
13 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

If you can squeeze some 25mm + tyres in why not use the gravel railway lines that run through the Peak District? I did. Why do you need 25mm tyres to do that? i've regularly ridden them on 23's and even on 22mm tubs and have done since they were opened. Don't think it would be much use to the OP an...
by foxyrider
12 Feb 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: SunTour 'New Winner' freewheel; state of the art in 1978

Having previously only used Regina blocks and chains of varying qualities, i ended up with my one and only Sun Tour fw in the summer of '78. You see i was at the Harrogate Festival (remember that folks, 10 days of racing, touring and public exhibition) and i had got a slot in the middle markers 25 o...
by foxyrider
12 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: at what weight do kids bikes start getting too heavy?

Kids, especially smaller ones, do benefit from lighter bikes but as in most things cycling that comes at a €. Kids bikes haven't always weighed half a ton, i had a 20" wheel hand me down in the early 70's that was certainly comparable to the IB's and Frogs i've seen. I'm pretty sure that the ar...
by foxyrider
12 Feb 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

If you can do Hathersage to Castleton in a minute or so you must be really flying. There used to be a 10mile TT course there. First course i rode on after moving to Sheffield back in '79! Then there were the three A57 courses of course, Bell Hagg - Moscar, Strines - Snake Road and Ashopton Bridge t...
by foxyrider
11 Feb 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

I'm based in Sheffield so most of the good riding roads around here are hilly, and when they are flat they're for relatively short distances where I may get a minute at most on the aero bars. I've also had a look into clubs in my area and non really seem to do non-hilly ride (can't blame them when ...
by foxyrider
10 Feb 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mat woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1394

Re: Sleeping mat woes

Thermarest 'Basecamp': 13 years, and counting, no problems at all to date. Happy days, Yes, I've got one of those, and love it. Sleep on it out in the garden in summer. Not exactly lightweight though - I wouldn't take it with me on a cycle tour. Fits nicely into the trailer - and yes, it weighs alm...
by foxyrider
9 Feb 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any recommendations of Companies that organise Cycle holidays in Denmark
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Any recommendations of Companies that organise Cycle holidays in Denmark

why pay someone else to do what you can eaily do yourselves?

But if you insist i'll take your lolly :lol:
by foxyrider
9 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I will try again next ride but the weather has been totally krap here the last few weeks -- got out on my mountain bike a couple of times but wouldn't be any pleasure on a road bike in the gales and rain. For most people a little tweaking of cleat position will do the trick, cleats with more allowa...
by foxyrider
7 Feb 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mounting a Tubus Tara with the worm drive universal fit kit
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Mounting a Tubus Tara with the worm drive universal fit kit

Agreed that just a diagram would be useful but its not rocket science :lol: I use this on one of my bikes quite succesfully. so here goes wrap rubber strip around fork then cut to size so there is no overlap position hose clip around fork and over rubber and tighten until there is a 5mm gap on outsi...
by foxyrider
6 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportives before my sportive?
Replies: 32
Views: 1058

Re: sportives before my sportive?

I totally agree about gels. But find what works for you. Personally I can go all day on bananas and flapjack. I made the mistake a couple of years back, riding the étape du tour, of using the energy drink provided at stops. This led to a massive drop in blood sugars (provoked I assume by excessive ...