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by Sweep
23 Apr 2019, 5:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

Compass/Rene Herse Cycles used to sell a threaded headset tool for rinko bikes , but it's discontinued. However, Ison Distribution still have a small number of the old Cool Tool Headset Adapter Tools , which might be an option for a rinko bike with a threaded headset. The Cool Tool itself is no lon...
by Sweep
22 Apr 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Camping Pillow

No idea how it compares to your vango for packing honesty but it is lighter. (400g for a pillow?!) https://www.decathlon.co.uk/helium-trek-pillow-grey-id_8382813.html?iv_=__iv_p_1_g_61980149174_c_316426165391_w_pla-329717981502_n_g_d_c_v__l__t__r_1o1x_pla_y_15177021_f_online_o_2186491_z_GB_i_en_j_32...
by Sweep
21 Apr 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

If yopu're tempted by butterfly bars I suggest very strongly that you try before you buy - despite the various hand positions I found them to be the work of Satan. Rob Can I ask why? 1) they place the levers/shifters very close together, so you have little leverage on the bars when you need it most...
by Sweep
20 Apr 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

robgul wrote:If yopu're tempted by butterfly bars I suggest very strongly that you try before you buy - despite the various hand positions I found them to be the work of Satan.

Rob

Can I ask why?
(Not arguing by the way, I was offered them on my flat bar Hewitt but passed on them)
by Sweep
19 Apr 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 43
Views: 1714

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

IME even relatively inexpensive headsets can be made to last a very long time if you a) keep the water out b) pack with loose balls (not clipped ones) c) keep the thing adjusted d) pack with decent grease cheers Point taken brucey - was getting lazy - will probably change this bike to loose balls o...
by Sweep
19 Apr 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?
Replies: 43
Views: 1714

Re: Threadless headset servicing - would you bother?

Given the low price of budget new parts, in both systems there may not be any reason to over-complicate someone's life: install things properly, pack them with grease, try to keep the bike clean. If the parts fails, is £15 : Sorry gatto, don't quite understand - are you suggesting I just pack with ...
by Sweep
19 Apr 2019, 6:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

So any grease with lithium best avoided full stop?

So that you don't have any around and tempted to use inapprooriately?

I understand folk often use it for bearings but then also understand that teflon greases are fine for that?
by Sweep
19 Apr 2019, 6:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

Thanks hercule.

Looks nice.
by Sweep
18 Apr 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Simple guide to worn rear cassette

Am sure that this must have been covered before, at least with folks' individual pics of cassettes they are concerned about. But for simplicity can some kind soul/s point me at a simple online guide with good pics that tells you how to identify a cassette that is worn and needs changing? Am pretty u...
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 33
Views: 884

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

Am sure they are well made but must admit that I have long been a bit doubtful of very expensive tents for bike use - not as if you are carrying it on your back. Don't really follow the reasoning here. What you're paying for with a Hille isn't really about where/how you carry it. What you're paying...
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Virgin East Coast Line website revamp bad news
Replies: 51
Views: 3562

Re: Virgin East Coast Line website revamp bad news

Just to add my LNER experience to this, I booked my seats online, then called their customer service number to book spaces for my bike. Got a confirmation email about an hour after the conversation. Quite simple really. I'll be back here in June having a proper rant when it's all gone belly up!! Yo...
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

Do you have a link for the BBB model you used?
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102811

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I need HELP please ! I'm soon going to the Netherlands and hope to save some offline routes on my Fairphone which is an Android. I want to do this to save battery power. I have found the site Cycle.travel and it looks good. So far I've had a go at saving a route, downloading GPX Viewer on my phone ...
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

I sympathise with you confused. Yes it's a terrible situation. As some have suggested the best bet is to find a ticket office (not too busy) with a skilled and helpful staff member. A lot are helpful and are willing to ignore a sometime directive from above to see the ticket for person carriage befo...
by Sweep
17 Apr 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 33
Views: 884

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

First, respect for your travelling exploits. With regard to your new tent. Am sure they are well made but must admit that I have long been a bit doubtful of very expensive tents for bike use - not as if you are carrying it on your back. So have you considered the Robens Lodge 2 as recommended on her...