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by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2017, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post with unusual frame - Successful Update
Replies: 33
Views: 1709

Re: Stuck seat post with unusual frame.

After having serious issues with one of my seat posts being stuck I tried hot and cold and various sprays left overnight to seep in but nothing worked. Then I (carefully ) used a small blow torch on it. I was concerned about the paint but kept it just right going back over it again and again to buil...
by bikerwaser
9 Nov 2017, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6962

Re: Favourite quotations

On arriving in the UK Gandhi was asked by a reporter : "what do you think of western civilisation ?"

His reply was : " I think it would be a good idea !"
by bikerwaser
9 Nov 2017, 8:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6962

Re: Favourite quotations

La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago. It'd be interesting to know the context of Nibali using the quotation,puzzling.... Hi reohn had to ask a friend with far better memory retension than myself. This was his answer : Not 100% s...
by bikerwaser
8 Nov 2017, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 141
Views: 6962

Re: Favourite quotations

La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta

Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago.
by bikerwaser
1 Nov 2017, 7:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy bars and energy fluids
Replies: 41
Views: 2033

Re: Energy bars and energy fluids

I think energy bars and fluids are expensive, taste bad and probably have a load of chemicals in them.

Instead I go for bananas , dates and mixed nuts / raisins and flapjacks.
by bikerwaser
31 Oct 2017, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2589

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

I am lucky enough to also have a Thorn Sherpa. I didn't mention this as you wanted disc brakes and they don't do them on the Sherpa. I've been totally happy with my V-brakes on my Sherpa on long tours fully loaded . Never been a problem stopping, in fact they're very impressive and hassle free. I th...
by bikerwaser
31 Oct 2017, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2589

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Genesis Longitude though the compromise may have to be 27.5 wheels,that said there's no reason not to fit 559's with bigger tyres:- https://www.biketart.com/bikes-c1/frames-c33/genesis-longitude-frameset-2017-p21136 I read that the front forks on these are not steel? They are steel. I have a Longit...
by bikerwaser
30 Oct 2017, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?
Replies: 50
Views: 2589

Re: What frame with sliding dropouts for Rohloff?

Yep, Surly Troll for sure.

My friend has one and it's really good. Should be able to pick one up off Ebay for a good price if you're patient.
by bikerwaser
29 Oct 2017, 7:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Easy online film editing software
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Easy online film editing software

Thanks Matt. I'll take a look at those. I guess me asking for something online just illustrates my complete lack of knowledge on this. I don't even know how to put a photo on the CTC forum or do that "quote what other people have said thingy" on here. What a technophobe. haha ! Thanks agai...
by bikerwaser
28 Oct 2017, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Easy online film editing software
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Easy online film editing software

hi All! I wonder if anyone can give me advice about online film editing software. i have loads of film from previous trips and I have no clue as to how to put them together. i wonder if there is a very easy ( as i'm a bit of a technophobe ) film editing software i can use to edit some vids I have. I...
by bikerwaser
28 Oct 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolling Down the Road
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Rolling Down the Road

This is a song I wrote a few years ago about how happy I am when I'm cycling out in the countryside.

Finally got around to recording it.

Hope you LIKE it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no8ZCjzuoUI
by bikerwaser
27 Oct 2017, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schrader Presta
Replies: 24
Views: 910

Re: Schrader Presta

I hate Presta and always change my rims to Schrader. I do it myself no problem. At least if you have them drilled to a larger size you can accommodate both tubes if you get stuck. and then if you really want to run Prestas for some bizzare reason you can just buy these guys : https://www.sjscycles.c...
by bikerwaser
27 Oct 2017, 7:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning my first expedition (South Coast)
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Planning my first expedition (South Coast)

Not sure about the route apart from between Poole (where I live) and Brighton. The NCN route is really good along there. Dont' forget that the prevailing winds are South Westerly so If it was me I'd have my start point at Lands End. One thing I can reccommend is Warmshowers: https://www.warmshowers....
by bikerwaser
26 Oct 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents - life if kept stored?
Replies: 24
Views: 1049

Re: Tents - life if kept stored?

Hi Sweep. I can't answer your question but thanks for metioning the tent. I've just taken a look and it's really impressive. I also partly checked it out because you mentioned that Breton Bikes had reccommended it and that for me is a good reason to take a look. If I was to hazzard a guess though ab...