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by Sweep
21 Oct 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Lidl recently had 3/4 length shorts with a thinnish pad for £7.50.

Polaris recently had a sale with 3/4 length shorts for a tenner.

Not a massively thick pad.

They might reduce them again if they still have stocks.
by Sweep
21 Oct 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2074

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Yes, at the risk of thread drift, hence a beautiful town/city. Then bombed to hell by the allies. Much restored. Recommended for a short break. Very short flight. Used to be a ryanair stop, not any more A rich businessperson has bought the airport, it has a train station (request stop only :wink:) ...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 46
Views: 1816

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

I've had a Vango Blade 100 one man tent for 4 years and it's been a great tent for cycle touring. Only 1.5kg. The beauty of this tent is that it has a single pole that runs lengthways so you get decent height, enough to sit up. Plus it has a porch. They don't make it any more but you may be able to...
by Sweep
21 Oct 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 46
Views: 1816

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

You can use any pole of suitable length, it adds very little weight (100gr?) and can be stashed under the top-tube. Easy-peasy. Those tents are not cheap but not expensive either, if you think are made with very good materials and made in UK are actually reasonable priced :) Can you recommend such ...
by Sweep
20 Oct 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

The racing green shade on my tourer (paint resprayed by Bob Jackson) is perfectly matched by Humbrol model enamel paint no. 3 (Brunswick Green) - available here online, but your local friendly model shop should do you a tin for 99p or so: https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/humbrol-no03-14ml-...
by Sweep
20 Oct 2018, 9:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Camping mat recommendations

I don’t camp often enough to get long term reviews :). I’ve used it for about 7 night split over 3 occasions and it’s the comfiest I’ve ever been in a tent. My daughter fell asleep on it in minutes and I had to shift her on to hers when she was asleep. She complained a lot in the morning. I’ve seen...
by Sweep
20 Oct 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling
Replies: 57
Views: 2074

Re: After A Tour ... Lacking Motivation to Go Out Cycling

Yes, at the risk of thread drift, hence a beautiful town/city. Then bombed to hell by the allies. Much restored. Recommended for a short break. Very short flight.
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

The racing green shade on my tourer (paint resprayed by Bob Jackson) is perfectly matched by Humbrol model enamel paint no. 3 (Brunswick Green) - available here online, but your local friendly model shop should do you a tin for 99p or so: https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/humbrol-no03-14ml-...
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

Thanks for the sympathy PH and also for practical encouragement.

Nail polish it is - cripes the stuff women put on themselves.

Good source of cheap functional nail polish?

No need to be this season's shade.
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Camping mat recommendations

Thanks for the reply.

Low tech is good :)

Would be interested in any longer term reviews you have.
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

With the dualco, to purge air, as I remember, you are supposed to unscrew the top ever so slightly, then it's supposed to escape, doubtless with a small amount of grease, through a small gap near the top of the threads. Not a foolproof system (and I'm a bit of a mechanical fool) but I do rather like...
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?

Good luck in finding a disc braked bike with a triple chainset. They are few and far between. Fashion has condemned the triple sadly. The Ridgeback Expedition. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Ridgeback-Expedition-2018-Touring-Bike_113888.htm?mkwid=s_dc|pcrid|295395831583|pkw||pmt|b|slid||&pgrid=508449...
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 40
Views: 1510

Re: Chain Care

How times have changed, in my youth I would never degrease or change a chain, and use 3 in 1 oil. I wonder if bike trends will ever sway back to longevity of components, once they have been made as light and strong as they can be, a longer life would be the only way left to improve them. I take it ...
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Camping mat recommendations

I've got an Alpkit Dumo . Went for it because it looked to be the best combination of price, depth (10cm) and weight (850g) and has the pump built in. I've used it for a week and it was the most comforatble week camping I've had. That does sound impressive honesty but must admit to a certain warine...
by Sweep
19 Oct 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Frame ding - should I be concerned?

Stupidly leant my Ridgeback Expedition bike (26 inch wheels) against a sharpish concrete post by the seat and it slipped (lesson learned) - lots of scrapes on the top bar paintwork I can live with I suppose - battle scars - not a bike that needs to look pristine anyway. But there are two dings/inden...