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by Sweep
25 May 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: covid and camping
Replies: 37
Views: 1668

Re: covid and camping

1982john wrote:Going to be a season of wild camping then.

Take a blowup cummings for warmth.
by Sweep
25 May 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

soapbox wrote:Not cheap, but the snack bars from Veloforte are worth a look at.

https://veloforte.cc

Thanks for the link, but
Velo?
Cc?
Signals overpriced ponce to me i am afraid.
I no more need to eat special cycling specific product for cycling than i do for walking, sitting, or sexual pursuits.
by Sweep
24 May 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Face masks - good source?

I don't think "Masks can only be effective if they are used carefully" is true for face coverings in mass public use. Some tests found that even a mask condemned as rubbish by users of surgical masks (loose fitting, made of "wrong" material such as wool or polyester, and so on) ...
by Sweep
24 May 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Face masks - good source?

Interesting, thanks. I had kinda wondered about oven filter material (pretty sure I have a spare somewhere and being lazy never fitted it) - are they all safe to put close to your breathing intake? Thanks also for the info on the discipline of using the things, though can't help but think that the r...
by Sweep
24 May 2020, 7:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

Brucey wrote:
Sweep wrote:
to clarify brucey, you mean cutting the outer with a dremel cutting wheel and not using the normal cable snips at all?


yes

Thanks brucey. Will do. Have dremel plus extra extra supplies of cutting discs. Cutting is all i pretty much use it for. With eye protectors of course.
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 80
Views: 2378

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

Graham wrote:I wish I could find out how Dawes painted their frames back in the 80's. Mine is nearly 40 y.o. with only a bit of superficial rust.



Ditto 90s Ridgebacks :) Way way superior to paint on my newer bikes. (including a Ridgeback).
Good reason for building bikes up from older frames.
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

I absolutely agree that time spent grinding the ends of cable housing square is rarely wasted. If you have a Dremel tool (and no other grinder) then there is something to be said for just using a cutoff wheel to prep cable housing; the cut is normally nicely finished and just needs the plastic part...
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Face masks - good source?

mjr wrote:
I certainly wouldn't buy them from random online stores or leaflet drops unless desperate.


agree.
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Face masks - good source?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Face masks - good source?

Apologies if posted before. Am looking for some face masks for my mum. I understand that N95 type are the best but probably unobtainable at the moment and in any case best left to the emergency and care services. Quick look online seems to show lots of shyster opportunists. And my mum has had some v...
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 6:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Chain rivet extractor recommendations (light and portable)

I really like my Topeak Super Chain Tool. In fact, after I first used it, I found it was much better than my Cyclo one so I've used the Topeak one at home ever since (out on the road I've only ever needed to use it on other people's bike) . The little double ended wire hook, which came with it, tha...
by Sweep
23 May 2020, 5:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Lastv batch i made i chucked in some evaporated milk i found at the back of the cupboard... Aren't you agreeing? Jonathan yes that's what I thought. Sorry - I thought Sweep really had used evaporated milk! :D Sorry from me as well. Yes, must have been condensed. Thickish squidgy stuff in a tube. No...
by Sweep
22 May 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Condensed milk is about 50% sugar. It's used a lot in Asia in lieu of liquid milk and makes drinks very sweet. I buy it in tubes and put a small squirt in my daily porridge to liven it up a bit.. The stuff I found in the back of the cupboard and threw in my recipe was actually in a tube. Handy stuf...
by Sweep
22 May 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Aren't you agreeing? Jonathan yes that's what I thought. Have checked my cupboard - yes, condensed milk has sugar added - and seems to weigh a lot more. Am assuming that for these snack-purposes, it's condensed milk that is the stuff to be used. Thicker - will stick stuff together properly. (all my...
by Sweep
22 May 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Indian girl cycles 1200km with her old fella on the rack!!
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Indian girl cycles 1200km with her old fella on the rack!!

Thanks vorpal.
Had issues with first link but not second.
by Sweep
22 May 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tired Legs - Sugar?
Replies: 38
Views: 3948

Re: Tired Legs - Sugar?

I suspect the two may not really have been closely related. Until you stopped, your muscles were working and warm and you were in full energy output mode. Your blood vessels would have been dilated, supplying lots of oxygen and energy, your heart working hard to keep the turnover going. Then you st...