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by landsurfer
16 Sep 2019, 6:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 38
Views: 1087

Re: School Run

I don't actually mind the way the road outside our local primary school gets clogged with school buses and cars each morning. There is an alternative way round, so anyone in a hurry can get past with a small detour, and the school run drivers seem careful and, as far as I can tell, safe. Traffic se...
by landsurfer
14 Sep 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I've been cycling for over 40 years and maintain and build all my bikes ... Toe-in, toe-out, various manufactures brake blocks, cable alignment et al have all been addressed a long time ago .... One recommendation i had from a fellow traveller was to use Kool Stop brake shoes ... thats the next poss...
by landsurfer
14 Sep 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I've been using the SORA levers for over 12 months and 2000 miles + so far ..Whinlatter Pass decent on Tuesday was the first time my brakes failed to stop me .... they slowed me considerably but would not stop me.
by landsurfer
14 Sep 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

lever? brake blocks? setup? OEM. OEM. OEM. If you aren't going to provide more helpful information then I might suggest what I did once, many years ago - I went to the local bike shop to buy some new brake blocks.... Sorry about that ... GOM moment. Just returned from the WIMPS Sea to Sea ride and ...
by landsurfer
14 Sep 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1167

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

jb wrote:once you'd deployed the flame reducing control it was a brave man that could take it off again. :)


I acquired the knack of using the plier like pan handle for that very reason ... :)
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Brucey wrote:lever?
brake blocks?
setup?


OEM.
OEM.
OEM.
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

My cantilever brakes would not stop me .... AT ALL . Can you qualify that? (as in, "they were pretty poor but did eventually stop the bike" etc). 100 kg at 40 mph down a very long steep hill in the rain might be a challenge for cantis but my guess is that there is/was an issue with the ri...
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2140

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

Paulatic wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:You went through between them? I hate that, feels really dangerous


How on earth can it be dangerous when you’ve got both of their attention they are looking at you and have parted for you?
Do you stop and ask them to please stand to one side? No I thought not.


++1
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Tektro 992 forged alloy cantilevers. And to be honest ... before the decent of Whinlatter Pass they where a fear free braking system .... P, suggested the problem was not the brakes stopping efficiency but my insistence on using brakes ..... !!! The next day V suggested that using brakes on a downhi...
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE CLOSING
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: cycle-endtoend.org.uk - WEBSITE CLOSING

Imported as a " sticky" by this site ?
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

My bike is based on a Jamis Aurora ..... which V brakes would you recommend ?
That fits on the stock forks ...
And why does a braking system that is held to be ineffective by it's users, still in production .. ?
There must be liability issue here ... ?
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Tuesday this week i decended Whinlatter pass. With a group of like minded friends .. P went down the hill without the use of his brakes .. really .. it's on Strava ... I went down deciding which car i would crash into at 20 mph .. To stop me ...... My cantilever brakes would not stop me .... AT ALL ...
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1167

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Mine is used for touring and camping .... And a trip to the beach with the kids on a Sunday morning .... A Trangia, some sausages, and a few slices of bread, cooked on the groyne, is an adventure for children .... Beans and sausages from a tin, cooked on the hill, turns a walk into adventure for the...
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 344
Views: 15374

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Whats next for the Wimps? Watch this space. :wink: WELL ................. :roll: WIMPS Christmas Party 2019... Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster 80 mile coastal route over 2 days. A weekend trip .. Meet, Friday night, social. Ride, 40 miles Saturday, social. Sunday 40 mile ride .... and home .... 23rd...
by landsurfer
13 Sep 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 344
Views: 15374

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Lovely pics John .. Thank you.