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by JosephCallard
3 Dec 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unwanted stickers
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Unwanted stickers

Hi I have the frame below but not keen on the red sticker, I don't think it's removable because I can't see an 'edge' to the sticker (I assume clear coated over?) Any ideas for getting rid of it? So far all I have thought of is getting the same size sticker in a colour I like and putting it over the...
by JosephCallard
24 May 2015, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Biologic Reecharge Dynamo Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Biologic Reecharge Dynamo Kit

Has anyone used the Biologic reecharge ( http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/biologic-reecharge-dynamo-kit-with-micro-usb-cable-prod27225/ ) without any of the other biologic extras like the battery pack or phone case? I'm wondering whether I can use it with a cheaper power pack that takes a micro USB to cha...
by JosephCallard
24 May 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers and steep hills - how safe are descents?
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Trailers and steep hills - how safe are descents?

I've ridden down a few big hills with my kayak and gear on a carry freedom y frame large with the loong arm attachment. It's not as bad as I expected but your brakes will probably feel a bit different, without my trailer I can stop quickly and in a short space, but with it, braking is slower so I ne...
by JosephCallard
11 Mar 2015, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......
Replies: 95
Views: 44934

Re: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......

Flew Stanstead to Lyon with easyjet last year, used a CTC bike bag and padding, fine on the way there, on the way back my front wheel was buckled a fair amount, although I didn't notice until I was back home :(
Joe
by JosephCallard
10 Mar 2015, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra braking for trailer towing
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: Extra braking for trailer towing

Thinking about the OP once more, there is an obvious question that hasn't been asked: Why have so much weight on the trailer anyway? An empty kayak isn't all that heavy, and everything else could be carried directly on a bike. Perhaps that bike ought to be a Big Dummy rather than an Ogre? The boat ...
by JosephCallard
7 Mar 2015, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra braking for trailer towing
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: Extra braking for trailer towing

Thanks everyone for your responses, if you're interested in pictures then you can see my set up with my Dawes Galaxy on my blog; https://boatingandbiking.wordpress.com/ . I thought about braking the trailer but on the CF trailer the wheels are so far from the trailer frame that I doubt it would be p...
by JosephCallard
7 Mar 2015, 2:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra braking for trailer towing
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Extra braking for trailer towing

Hi, I've recently got a carry freedom trailer and carry a kayak with gear on it, so about 40-50kg plus weight of four panniers. Going downhill is scary, the weight makes braking pretty nerve racking. My bike, (surly ogre) has mounts for both disc and rim brakes at the back, and I thought about addin...
by JosephCallard
7 Jan 2015, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Larger tyres for Galaxy
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Larger tyres for Galaxy

I have as 2011 galaxy and have got 38mm tires on there with mudguards, it's a bit tight though and I'll probably find some wider mudguards soon

Joe
by JosephCallard
17 Dec 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer tyres for offroad
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Trailer tyres for offroad

Hi, Looking for a bit of advice for trailer tyres, I have a carry freedom Y-frame and carry a kayak on it, I hope to be able to pull it off-road (muddy tracks and gravel roads probably the extent). What tyres will give me the best performance? I want ones that won't be draggy in mud and wont slide s...
by JosephCallard
20 Oct 2014, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What lightweight tool for track nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: What lightweight tool for track nuts

Thanks everyone for your replies, looks like a cheap poundland spanner might be fine, What do you mean by "Track Nuts" - are they the wing nuts, or just 15mm ordinary nuts that you use a spanner on? Just 15mm ordinary nuts yeah, the wing nuts are a good idea but with the Y Frame trailers m...
by JosephCallard
18 Oct 2014, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What lightweight tool for track nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

What lightweight tool for track nuts

Hi,

Recently a trailer on my touring bike and have a solid (not quick release) axle for extra strength.
Basically I don't want to lug around a heavy spanner for when I need to undo the rear wheel.

Any suggestions on light alternatives?

cheers for your help
Joe
by JosephCallard
23 Jun 2014, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First EVER Tour! (and I'm going RTW)
Replies: 69
Views: 28933

Re: First EVER Tour! (and I'm going RTW)

I can vouch for him, he's not lying :) He met up with me and others in the French Alps and has carried on to Italy, best of luck James :)
by JosephCallard
4 Jun 2013, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Genesis Fortitude Adventure alternative.
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Genesis Fortitude Adventure alternative.

My brother has the adventure, I'm pretty sure you could get a 3x9 system on there if you used a BB mounted front mech such as this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=83608 Maybe one of these too http://problemsolversbike.com/products/backstop For the rear mech you could attach on...
by JosephCallard
11 Jun 2012, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame-bag / Salsa Anything Cage
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Re: Frame-bag / Salsa Anything Cage

Hi, I recently made a framebag myself, in all cost about £25-30, if you have access to a sewing machine then its not too hard, there's a few tutorials on bikepacking.net. As for anything cages I've heard of a few breaking, definitely for light and bulky items. For water lots of people go with a bott...
by JosephCallard
29 May 2012, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I tour on this bike?
Replies: 20
Views: 9165

Re: Can I tour on this bike?

Love the bike, I used to have a raleigh banana and I did tour on it, I managed to fix a rack to the back and some panniers, there wasn't too much heel strike either. I did find the gears weren't quite enough to get up some hills but walking only rests your backside. BUT Not long after my short tour ...