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by Indeboat
3 Mar 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6638

Re: Snow

Re.Car tyre's have more grip. In most cases it is the reverse,in snow narrow tyre's have more grip. Modern cars have such wide tyre's that they are vertically useless in snow. Look at modern rally cars,when they are on snow/ice they run tyre's something like half the width that they would use on tar...
by Indeboat
1 Mar 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind speed & direction
Replies: 24
Views: 1772

Re: Wind speed & direction

I use Weather Underground
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-w ... =IDERBY107
Zoom in or out to find a local amature weather station station or local Airport or the like.
Good local stations update every few minutes.
And you can check the area you are planing to ride to.
by Indeboat
30 Jul 2017, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4945

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

Most common sus forks have the bridge forward facing and the axle mount to the front.
It must look terrible :shock:
by Indeboat
30 Jul 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 4945

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

+1 for rjb.
Does not give you too much (if any) confidence in the skill level at that shop :roll:
With the forks the correct way round it should push the wheel over 100mm away from your foot
by Indeboat
4 Jun 2017, 6:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is "bikepacking"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7340

Re: What is "bikepacking"?

Also my Fatbike does not have means of fixing carriers safely so frame bags are the logical answer
by Indeboat
4 Jun 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is "bikepacking"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7340

Re: What is "bikepacking"?

+1 for reohn 2 +1 for Gattonero. Went CAMPING last weekend,Fatbike with "Bikepacking frame bags". Peak district,old drove roads,towpaths,tracks and trails,rock garden's.Very steep ascents/descents.Fully loaded,very slow up ,some what quicker down. :D Most of the terrain i would not have at...
by Indeboat
25 May 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to tubeless tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 8901

Re: New to tubeless tyres

Think this says it all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LrfGT7G62s I am running my Fat bike with a Ghetto Tubeless setup. Pulled thorns out,no problem. My Son was out in his local woods a few weeks ago,when he got back and was cleaning the bike he found a NAIL!!! Pullllllled it out and still runnin...
by Indeboat
26 Apr 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Tyres for 50/50 road & woodland trails
Replies: 22
Views: 1426

Re: Cycle Tyres for 50/50 road & woodland trails

Its quite comical to see full blown MTB's going along cycle paths, MTB's now with 29 ers are still in fashion for the bike to have, but slow for all but downhill racing :) But do you no where they were going? Strictly not relating to the OP's post,but here's my take on what tyres i use. When i ride...
by Indeboat
16 Mar 2017, 7:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 10093

Re: Trike Plans

Here's one i made earlier.
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15204&start=285#p900650

And in action on a ride with Will in Cambridgeshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSceUMoR4PA
by Indeboat
16 Mar 2017, 6:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 10093

Re: Trike Plans

You will need brakes on the front :D , as they do all the stopping,if you try and stop with the rear only you will lock the back wheel very easy :roll: and just carry on at quite a brisk speed,only used mostly as a drag brake down long decents and as a parking brake.
Good luck with the build.
by Indeboat
16 Nov 2016, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long Lane bridge over A453 Leicestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Long Lane bridge over A453 Leicestershire

I called Leicestershire C.C. Environment & Transport enquiries Monday – Friday: 8.30am - 5pm (excluding Wednesday) Wednesday: 9am - 5pm Telephone: 0116 305 0001 Email: highwayscustomerservices@leics.gov.uk They gave me a report number at the time then shortly afterwards the lady rang me back to ...
by Indeboat
16 Nov 2016, 10:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long Lane bridge over A453 Leicestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Long Lane bridge over A453 Leicestershire

Went into Loughborough on Friday 11November and took normal route along Long Lane from Sawley to Kegworth,when i got to the new bridge over the A453 the concrete barriers had been removed and replaced with dirt ramparts on both sides of the bridge? with just a small muddy gap to cycle through :evil:...
by Indeboat
24 Sep 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: or recognise this CX frame and forks?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: or recognise this CX frame and forks?

All Hail !!!!!!the Venerable fountain of knowledge that is BRUCEY :D 8) As you suspected Brucey the fork steerer is 25mmx1mm. New French head set kit ordered and on its way. Bottom bracket = Both RH thread 1mm. although the drive side does look as if it has had a LH imperial BB screwed in at some p...
by Indeboat
18 Sep 2016, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: or recognise this CX frame and forks?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: or recognise this CX frame and forks?

Hello Brucey,thanks for the info The gear lever bosses do seem to be as you said as standard Shimano downtube lever bolts manage 1.5 turns then get tight. The frame is ok , not out of true any where. Frame and forks comes in at a tad under 6lbs,also the bottom bracket is imperial ,Steerer is 1"...
by Indeboat
6 Sep 2016, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: or recognise this CX frame and forks?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

or recognise this CX frame and forks?

Hello All. Picked this frame up at the weekend,previous owner had no info about the frame. It has early style Nervex Pro Lugs,and Huret droputs. It has no holes drilled in the rear fork bridge or the front forks for mudguards(not used on CX Frames). No mudguard eyes on the rear dropouts or the front...