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by freiston
16 Jan 2019, 12:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

I reckon that the ratios available and the inclines encountered will affect the technique applied. I've recently changed from a 11-28T rear to a 11-34T on the rear (both 9 spd with 26/36/48 on the front) and I now find that I m learning/practising/developing technique all over again (please note th...
by freiston
15 Jan 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Had my first puncture today
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: Had my first puncture today

Bear in mind that inner tubes are more permeable to CO² than they are to air, so if you leave the CO² in, your tyre is likely to go flat quickly. It might be an idea to deflate it and re-inflate with an old-fashioned pump. it is CO₂ not CO² BTW it may seem pedantic to worry about spelling and punct...
by freiston
15 Jan 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Had my first puncture today
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: Had my first puncture today

Bear in mind that inner tubes are more permeable to CO₂ than they are to air, so if you leave the CO₂ in, your tyre is likely to go flat quickly. It might be an idea to deflate it and re-inflate with an old-fashioned pump.
by freiston
15 Jan 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

My knees no longer allow me to honk or to push (rather than spin) a high gear - this in itself forces a change in technique.
by freiston
15 Jan 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

I reckon that the ratios available and the inclines encountered will affect the technique applied. I've recently changed from a 11-28T rear to a 11-34T on the rear (both 9 spd with 26/36/48 on the front) and I now find that I m learning/practising/developing technique all over again (please note tha...
by freiston
6 Jan 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Navs?
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Cycle Navs?

Osmand on my Android phone will calculate a route and give verbal directions. You can get a waterproof handlebar-mounted case if you want to see it too - otherwise you could put it in your pocket with a earphone to hear the directions, if required. Edit: Osmand will plot "cycle-friendly" r...
by freiston
6 Jan 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light that lasts
Replies: 25
Views: 952

Re: Rear light that lasts

I would go for a battery lamp and use rechargeable batteries in it. Slow self-discharge rechargeables such as Eneloop will last ages even if you don't touch the light over the summer months. You can test them/top them up/swap them out or you can carry or purchase a replacement set as required - best...
by freiston
4 Jan 2019, 4:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

I've got a 16 litre Axiom barbag that came with a horrible bracket. I don't always need such a large bag and wanted something smaller so I bought an Ortlieb bag and replaced the Axiom bracket with the Ortlieb one that came with the bag. I also bought a R&K bracket that fixes to the frame of my f...
by freiston
13 Dec 2018, 1:04am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas cooking on a Trangia - views?
Replies: 52
Views: 3659

Re: Gas cooking on a Trangia - views?

I recently bought the Go System gas burner for Trangia on account of reading reports that it works better than the Trangia gas burner in respect of the pre-heating loop being closer to the flame. I haven't used it "in the field" yet but I have tried it out in the back garden (gas and liqui...
by freiston
6 Dec 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1571

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

The orange C is just... an orange C. It says nothing about anything, except (wrongly) hinting at vitamins and fruit juice perhaps.... :roll: So where do you see an orange C used as a logo, except where it also has text saying what it is? That got me curious - admittedly logos are rarely used withou...
by freiston
6 Dec 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1571

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

IIRC H. Lloyd Cycles (the purveyors of frame transfers) occasionally have them on their eBay shop; they don't seem to have them on their main website. At least CUK are now selling nice retro winged wheel patches suitable for saddlebags/panniers/etc. again; not quite as cool as the vintage ones, but...
by freiston
5 Dec 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: back to the road....what have I missed?
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: back to the road....what have I missed?

I don't use a turbo trainer. A quick search brought up this:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=111285&hilit=which+turbo+trainer
by freiston
5 Dec 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1571

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

https://shop.cyclinguk.org/cycling-uk-shop I'm not aware of where to find such stickers and I suspect that they are no longer in production. IIRC H. Lloyd Cycles (the purveyors of frame transfers) occasionally have them on their eBay shop; they don't seem to have them on their main website. At leas...
by freiston
4 Dec 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?
Replies: 36
Views: 1279

Re: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?

Brucey wrote:IIRC the reusable KMC ones simply have an 'R' suffix in the part number writ upon them.

cheers

Yup - that's what I've got! (phew)
by freiston
4 Dec 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?
Replies: 36
Views: 1279

Re: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?

Mick F wrote:Agree, but most are.
Personally, I wouldn't buy one that wasn't reusable.
http://www.kmcchain.eu/connector-road_cross

Thanks for that link [no pun intended], Mick :) I've got a couple of spare KMC links but didn't know if they were the re-usable ones or not - seems that they are :D