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by LittleGreyCat
24 Oct 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding and non folding tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Folding and non folding tyres

Just noting that I ordered a tyre off one of the popular sites which was listed as folding but wasn't.

Anyway, discovered that you can fold wired tyres as well.
by LittleGreyCat
22 Oct 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 955
Views: 123701

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Ta.
Informative as usual. :D
by LittleGreyCat
21 Oct 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 955
Views: 123701

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Just a drive by posting. I tried cycle.travel for the first time on my new(ish) 43" 4k screen using Waterfox. Stunning for planning routes, but when I dragged the map to do the next segment (in a high resolution) the web page seemed to go to sleep for a few seconds. I don't think it is my lapto...
by LittleGreyCat
21 Oct 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Securing a bike to match insurance requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Securing a bike to match insurance requirements

I have my bike insured, and the main requirement is that it should not be left unless secured to an immovable object with a Gold Secure Gold bike lock. I also have an accompanying cable and the bike has a tracker fitted (which IIRC was a requirement for my travel insurance for a continental trip las...
by LittleGreyCat
13 Oct 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hull to Zeebrugge ferry route ends
Replies: 31
Views: 1401

Re: Hull to Zeebrugge ferry route ends

Once upon a time there was a busy Felixstowe <-> Zebrugge route which was making a profit.
Closed to the general public and reserved for commercial vehicles, but still running today AFAIK.
It would have been more accessible from the North than Harwich.
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer

Ummmm....errrr....well........it seems to be working again. Once I had disturbed it I went back to basics and set the whole thing up by trial and error. It will now change up and down on the work stand but it isn't the time or weather for taking it out for a road test. I'm still not quite sure what ...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer

A couple of weeks back I managed to lock up the transmission by getting the bottom run of chain picked up on the front cog and pulled into the FD cage along with the top run of chain. Bike stopped dead and I fell off sideways. Anyway the FD didn't look happy but I could ride back on the middle chain...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted work stand - any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Wall mounted work stand - any good?

Just looking at my (lack of) work space and wondering if I would be better off with a wall mounted work stand (if there is a good example of such a thing. Does anyone use one? If so how does it compare with a stand mounted one? P.S. my old Lidl version tends to rotate if the bike isn't balanced for ...
by LittleGreyCat
1 Oct 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1485

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Very useful information about what isn't in OS maps. I was riding the other day using my Garmin Edge Explore and looking at the map and thinking that it would be nice with a little more detail, like contour lines and local features. I usually use it with a pre planned map for navigation, but it can ...
by LittleGreyCat
1 Oct 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?

Chain rings and chain are almost brand new.... yes but are they the correct type? And are they in good condition (newness is no guarantee of this)?. If you are using 8s chainrings with 9s chain they are prone to exactly this fault. If the chainrings are made from relatively soft material the teeth ...
by LittleGreyCat
1 Oct 2020, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?

sounds like 'chainsuck'. The usual causes include that the chainring teeth are hooked, and/or worn so they are flared slightly, and the chain is liable to be a tight fit on the chainring teeth. cheers Chain rings and chain are almost brand new. Middle and top are brand new, bottom a tiny bit older....
by LittleGreyCat
1 Oct 2020, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn puncture - any reason not to keep using the tyre?
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Thorn puncture - any reason not to keep using the tyre?

An eventful ride yesterday - puncture and chain problem (see other post). It is hedge cutting season and two on our ride managed to get punctures on an excursion along a bridle path. Mine, in a Marathon, was more or less dead centre in the tread and straight through. Pulled out and the inside examin...
by LittleGreyCat
1 Oct 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Derailleur ate my chain - but why?

Yesterday, when changing up from bottom front ring to middle, the bottom run of the chain somehow got fed onto the chain ring going upwards - I'm still trying to work out quite how this happened. I didn't examine the results in detail as I was more concerned about getting the bike rolling again, but...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Sep 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

I'm not sure what a cycling cap is, but Amazon has a ton of baseball-type caps available, all colours, all styles, all prices, all materials. Baseball caps don't work at all. The peaks are too big. Cycling caps, I have four. Zero helmets in this household! :wink: This is one of them. https://www.ev...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Sep 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

I'm not sure what a cycling cap is, but Amazon has a ton of baseball-type caps available, all colours, all styles, all prices, all materials. A cycling cap typically has a smaller peak which can be flipped up out of the way. Often with a sponsor's logo underneath so that when flipped up you are a w...