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by bikerwaser
31 Jul 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Portable Grease gun with Grease ?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Portable Grease gun with Grease ?

"I don't know why you need a portable grease-gun in the first place, I know a guy who's cycling from London to New Zealand and he's not carrying one... But if you really want to carry one, bear in mind that plastic ones that screw onto a tub of grease are lightweight and convenient, but not all...
by bikerwaser
26 Jul 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Portable Grease gun with Grease ?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Portable Grease gun with Grease ?

Thanks for the replies.

I think the Henwick grease is still looking like the option as its small, cheap and has the small nozzle.

Cheers all !

Bikerwaser
by bikerwaser
25 Jul 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Portable Grease gun with Grease ?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Portable Grease gun with Grease ?

I'm after some advice as to what portable grease gun to buy . I've seen Fenwicks Assembly Grease that comes in tube with a very good applicator for hard to reach spots. Here's a link to that : http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fenwicks-assembly-grease/rp-prod149717 I wondered if anyone uses that or...
by bikerwaser
15 Jul 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester Going Dutch
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Manchester Going Dutch

Not sure if this has been posted. (I find the search facility on here to be very poor).

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... nes-384277
by bikerwaser
6 Jul 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!
Replies: 119
Views: 3610

Re: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!

I'm not sure why my fellow cyclists are squabbling about this and say it can't enforced. This is a step in the right direction and creates awareness. I've posted and shared this on my FB page. I would suggest others do the same. Remember the public information ads ? Although they were a bit corny th...
by bikerwaser
1 Jul 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CHEAP Arno Straps ?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: CHEAP Arno Straps ?

Thanks for the reminder about the Cam type.

Strange that they come out at around half price compared to Arno straps when they're virtually the same thing.

Cheers !

Bikerwaser
by bikerwaser
30 Jun 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CHEAP Arno Straps ?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: CHEAP Arno Straps ?

Thanks ibbo68

I've seen them. But they want £3.50 postage on top so £7.25 just for some straps.

The cheapest I can find them is £5.49 all in .

I just think for what they are they're crazy expensive and surprised I can't find a cheap version from China.

The search continues !
by bikerwaser
30 Jun 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CHEAP Arno Straps ?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

CHEAP Arno Straps ?

Anyone know where to get cheap arno straps ?

They seem so expensive for what they are and I can't find any cheaper alternatives.

Thanks

Bikerwaser
by bikerwaser
11 Jun 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 53
Views: 2217

Re: Pannier Advice

+1 for Carradice Super C's I've had mine for a few years and a few 1000 mile tours and they have proved to be excellent. I did proof them with Barbour waterproof dressing but i think that was probably not that necassary. I like the way they are breathable so , as someone else pointed out, your cloth...
by bikerwaser
9 Jun 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear derailleur issue
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: rear derailleur issue

ensure you have put the chain in correctly. there is a little metal tab between the 2 jockey wheels. If you've put the chain in the wrong side of that tab it will rub. this link may help ( i don't agree with some of his technique when it comes to putting the chain on but the part you need is at 1.03...
by bikerwaser
3 Jun 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 89
Views: 3466

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

My total weight I carry is about 25 kgs This includes: Food, water, tent ( 2.5kg ), lock (1.5kg) I also carry a chairkit for my Thermorest matress. it's brilliant and so comfortable and it weighs hardly anything. the rest of my kit and info can be found on my blog : http://biker-waser.blogspot.com/2...
by bikerwaser
1 May 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone want a free bike ?
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Anyone want a free bike ?

by bikerwaser
21 Apr 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 24
Views: 2406

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

I wouldn't start by flying somewhere with your bike. I'd go from your door. I've cycled down though France and Spain a few times. Most times I've taken the ferry from Portsmouth to St. Malo. They do a ferry from Plymouth too. On a couple of occasions i've cycled down to Northern Spain , which is a g...
by bikerwaser
20 Apr 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?

+1 for the Mountain Morph.

I have the one with the small guage. It's a not the best guage in the world but i didn't want the large guage so this is a good compromise.

Had mine many many years. once a year or so I service it and it's good as new again.